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Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

B&H # SHWL185 Mfr # WL185
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You Pay: $99.00

The Shure WL185 is a cardioid subminiature lavalier microphone with signal characteristics ideal for general sound reinforcement applications. The cardioid pick up pattern provides adequate rejection of off-axis ambient signal that can cause noise and feedback. The low-profile subminiature design is ideal for applications where the microphone must be concealed. The hardwired 4 foot cable terminates to a 4-pin TA4-female connector which is compatible with Shure wireless transmitters and power supplies.

Subminature Profile
The miniature capsule is easy to conceal during video, broadcast, stage and sound reinforcement applications.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern effectively minimizes noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the capsule, reducing noise and feedback.
Full Signal Reproduction
A wide frequency response and high SPL rating results in full, clear audio reproduction for speech.
TA4-Female Connection
The hardwired cable terminates to a TA4-female connection, compatible with Shure wireless microphone transmitters.
Transducer Electret Bias
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz to 17kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 102dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 18dB SPL (A-weighted)
Maximum Input Sound Level 130dB
Power Requirements Regulated Nominal +5 Vdc (2 Vdc to 10 Vdc)
Output Impedance 28 ohms
Output Connectors TA4-Female
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions Cable length: 4 foot (1.2 meter)
Weight not specified by manufacturer
Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    ShureWL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (16)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Compact (11)
    • Versatile (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (13)
      • Performances (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (12), Novice (3)

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      5.0

      Excellent Price

      By Jesse

      from PA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

        I am a stage entertainer and I do not use this microphone for music, so I can only speak for my purposes. It works well for me. Prior to this purchase, I bought an omnidirectional lavalier microphone and learned the hard way that omnidirectional mics have bad feedback problems near a set of speakers. This cardioid (WL185) mic solved the problem. I know because I tested it out a couple different places. I love that the WL185 comes with a windscreen. It is really nice.

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        4.0

        Good solid Product!

        By Lars

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

          We use the lavalier mic on our wireless system. I appreciate the solid construction of mic assembly, and heavy duty wire which is quite pliable. The lapel clip could use some improvment, which some may have difficulty operating with one hand.

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          5.0

          Best Speaking Mic for Shure Systems

          By EvangelistBarry

          from Cumberland, MD

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

          I have used wireless mics for years for public speaking. I recently needed to purchase a backup system for an older one I had been using. I purchased a Shure, but it came with a smaller flatter, omnidirectional microphone. I bought this mic as a replacement for that one. It is superior in tone and sound quality and does not have the feedback issues that an omnidirectional mic does. I highly recommend this mic!

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          4.0

          Great Mic! Good Purchase!

          By LWMedia

          from Harford, MD

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

            Great Mic! We bought this as a replacement to go with a older body pack we have and it works great!!

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            4.0

            WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone by Sh

            By PCarrera the media guy.

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

              Used everyday in a business conference room setting. Sound quality and pickup are great. Will purchase more in the future.

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Clyde

              from Waldorf, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                I bought this lavalier because the one that my shure wireless system came with got a short in it. This mic works great! I use it 3 times a week with no problems. Seems to work better than the original. Less prone to feedback than the original mic as well.

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                5.0

                A classic standard

                By tech

                from visalia,ca

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                  I can never have enough 185s for an emergency backup. A great price to cover your back

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                  5.0

                  Shure Lavalier

                  By York Telecom

                  from Eatontown, NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events

                    Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                    These are standard mics for presentations, they work well for sound lift/reinforcement in larger rooms.

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                    4.0

                    Awesome lav

                    By Luke1027

                    from Boston MA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                      We used this lav for a class being taught, recorded and filmed at the church.
                      It's cheaper than the countryman headset and better for speakers who don't want a headset that feels awkward around their ear. We'll probably go on to use this for preaching on Sunday's as well. Sound quality was great, and when the person turns their head left to right it continues to pick up their voice well, without picking up other ambient noise around the person.

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                      5.0

                      Lavalier mike by Shure has clean sound.

                      By Sarge

                      from Salem, indiana

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • I can find no faults

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                      The lavalier cadioid mike from Shure, provides a crisp and clean sound with almost no pick up of ambient noise from crowds or clothing. It is small and unnoticed yet provides a sound as big and clear as a hand held mike. We have an older wireless system and when our mike failed from a break in the mike wire due to rough handling, we feared that it would be hard to find a replacement. [...] Shure has kept the same connector design for their old and new models and we were back in business in a few days. Thanks, B&H

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                      5.0

                      Iwoud buy this product again

                      By Manuel

                      from Coachella Ca

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events

                        Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                        In my church

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                        5.0

                        Industry standard for a reason

                        By Default Sound Guy

                        from Syracuse NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events

                          Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                          This lav mic works as well or better than any other I have tried. it is solid, with great quality sound and good pick-up. Shure is the industry standard for live sound, and this lav mic is one of the reasons why.

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                          5.0

                          Felt we needed a backup

                          By RAH

                          from Columbia, MD

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events

                            Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                            A backup to the original we ordered from B&H couple years ago; orig. worked fine, but due to delicate nature of mic, it was felt we needed a duplicate in case the orig. failed or was broken.

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                            4.0

                            works great with my Shure ULXP4

                            By Cotton

                            from Memphis, TN

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events

                              Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                              interfaced quick and easy, nothing hard about it!

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                              4.0

                              WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

                              By PD on the Beach

                              from Southport, NC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                                This Mic is used by a Pastor, and does a great job, but is very senitive to "P"s and poping. You need to reset the Wireless Unit. Best priced value - comes with everything - on the net!

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                                5.0

                                Excelent Choice for live application

                                By Angel B

                                from Fontana, CA

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                                    The mic is used for our church and the results are just awesome.

                                    I called Shure support because of many options and they recommended this one for our application.

                                    Excelent feedback rejection.
                                    Clear and crisp on sound.

                                    I don't have to put up with the original flat lapel that sounds muffled when the mic pinhole is pointing inwards, this new WL185 is always pointing upwards. The old one is also more sensitive to feedback.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Mic for video production

                                    By Mark Z

                                    from Davenport, IA

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Breaks Easily

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video Production

                                    Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                                    We use this mic exclusively for our news production. The pickup pattern is great and it has a very natural sound - for a great price.

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                                    4.0

                                    good performer

                                    By Sound Whiz

                                    from Detroit, MI

                                    About Me Gearhead

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Large

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Presentation
                                    • Recording

                                    Comments about Shure WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone:

                                    This is a great lav mic at a great price. It has a decent pickup and fits most Shure beltpacks. The only downside is the physical size. It's a bit on the large side but works very well.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    Accessory Packages

                                    An accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your system.

                                    B&H Photo Video -  Lavalier Accessory Backup Kit - Large (3/8") (9.5mm)
                                    • You Pay: $8.95
                                     

                                    Wind Protection

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                                    Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

                                    Shure -  RK183WS - Windscreen for MX183 / 184 / 185
                                    • You Pay: $17.20
                                     

                                    3

                                    PACK

                                    Auray WLF-038-3 Foam Windscreens for 3/8" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)
                                    Auray -  WLF-038-3 Foam Windscreens for 3/8" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)
                                    • You Pay: $8.95
                                     

                                    Microphone Clips

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                                    Microphone Clips are often lost or broken out over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                                    Shure -  RK183T1 - Set of 2 Single Tie Clips
                                    • You Pay: $16.20
                                     

                                    Cases & Protection

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                                    Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                                    Pelican -  1020 Micro Case (Clear Black)
                                    • You Pay: $11.64
                                     
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