If you’re looking for an inexpensive, rugged, professional-grade microphone, then look no further. The Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 vocal microphone is the answer to your prayers. With its cardioid dynamic design, it resists feedback and limits the pick-up area, all while not needing phantom power. It comes in a impact-resistant case along with a mic stand clip and stand adapter.
The XM8500 actually has more of a supercardioid or hypercardioid pickup pattern, isolating the sound reception to a very tight area. It is shock and moisture resistant and takes a lot for feedback to occur. There is also a built-in shock mount system to cut down handling noise, along with an integrated spherical wind and pop noise filter.
This vocal microphone picks up more of the mids. So if you are looking for that sort of tone, especially for vocal projection, this is the mic for you. While being slightly muddier and not as clear in some settings compared to the
Shure SM58, the price difference between the two makes it worth the trade off.
This is great if you’re looking for something inexpensive, yet built well to handle your needs. I would recommend this mic over most other entry level devices.