Shure Super 55 Deluxe Dynamic Microphone (Handheld)

96 out of 100. Incorporating 1650+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank Recommendation

The Super 55 Deluxe first appeared on our recommended list for Live Vocal Mics from August 2017 until April 2020.

Then in April 2021 it had high enough ratings to go back on the list where it remained until it was out-ranked by the Shure Beta 87A in August 2022.


With its old school appeal, the Shure Super 55 Deluxe will easily make a good addition to any collection of stage gear.

It doesn’t follow conventional cone shape, rather it features a satin chrome-plated housing that’s reminiscent of what Elvis Presley used live in the ’50s. This vintage look works together with its modern performance and reliability, making it a true stage worthy mic with bonus points for aesthetics.

On the inside of its rock and roll friendly exterior is a modern supercarioid dynamic mic capsule that follows after modern mic specifications. The end result being a classic looking mic, with modern ambient rejection and improved sound.

With its combination of sleek looks and reliably good performance, the Shure Super 55 Deluxe is highly recommended. It’ll make a great addition to anybody’s rig, regardless of musical preference.


  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 60Hz to 17kHz
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -53.0 dBV / Pa (ref. 1 kHz and 1 Pascal=94 dB SPL)
  • Applications: Live vocals

Although the Super 55 Deluxe has very good ratings, there are even more highly rated mics we recommend in our guides to:

Shure Super 55 Deluxe Frequency Response Chart

Shure Super 55 Deluxe frequency response chart

Shure Super 55 Deluxe Polar Pattern Chart

Shure Super 55 Deluxe polar pattern chart