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Shure A81WS - Large Foam Windscreen for the Shure SM81 and SM57 Microphones

You Pay: $32.95

Large foam windscreen for Shure SM81 and SM57 microphones.

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ShureA81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Improves sound quality (4)
  • Improves system function (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Performances (3)
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      • Experienced (9)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    Great Windscreen Option For the 57

    By Eddie

    from Brooklyn

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

      This is a great option for the SM57. I use it in my home recording studio (bedroom) and it allows for a clean vocal recording with no noise. It makes the SM57 even quieter, so you have to pump up the gain a little. It's great. It takes a little maneuvering to get it onto the mic properly, it's a tight squeeze, but that's way better than a loose windscreen. It's also hilariously large, but it makes me feel like I bought a whole new microphone. But it's just my trusty SM57. Do it!

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      5.0

      WOW

      By Old Bull

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Cool In A Goofy Way
      • Improves Sound Quality
      • Improves System Function
      • Very Functional

      Cons

      • Slightly Pricey
      • Very Conspicuous
      • Wish They Made In Black

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Cuts Wind And Hvac Noise
      • Events
      • Fits Shure Sm63
      • Home Studio
      • In Noisy Environment
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Videography In General

      Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

      They're big, they're expensive and they cut the wind and HVAC noise to nearly nothing.

      At first try, I didn't think the mic was on. I tried everything on the camera, switches, gain, etc. Then I realized it WAS on, just didn't hear the air conditioning noise on that channel that I heard on the camera mic on the other channel. All I can say is WOW. These things are really huge, I mean REALLY big. And, kind of cool in a perverse sort of way. I don't care if they're the laughing stock. Man, they work well. Goofy-large. The mic almost looks silly with this thing on.

      Bought two. Have two SM57s and bought a SM63 long handle for ENG type shoots. This baby fits both 57s and 63s (quite tightly.)

      So far, I completely agree with my fellow reviewers in what they say. So turn up the gain a tad, and EQ the highs in post if you must, but have your mics wear these babies all the time... think of it as a way to have "safe mic'ing."

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      4.0

      Not Just a Fair Weather Friend

      By RPC

      from SE PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

          It;s not quite up to a hurricane, but for typical outdoor work it does a great job of attenuating wind noise for a lot fewer bucks than a Rycote.

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          5.0

          As good as it gets

          By Jim H

          from Strongsville OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best pop filter ever

          Cons

          • Takes a little more gain

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Outdoor in the wind
          • Performances

          Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

          When I ordered this, I did not realize how big it was. Because of its size, it absolutely will not allow any pop to come through. I tried yelling "P's" and "B's" into the mic and they were very smooth and did not peak the amp.

          The main reason for buying this is for a person that "eats" the mic all the time. Distortion and pops are ridiculous with cheaper windscreens. This baby stops it all.

          Fits tightly on the SM57 as it should.

          Only negative is that it takes more gain in the mic channel to get an appropriate sound level at the speaker. This is not a big deal, just crank up the gain.

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          5.0

          Just what we were looking for

          By wife who shops

          from Boise, ID

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

            Husband was looking for windscreens for Geffel 200 mics that were 2-stage foam - finer foam on outside and more open foam on inside. These fit the mics and have exactly the type of foam he was looking for. Also seem to be made well. He uses them for outdoor concert recording, so needs something that is sturdy and will cut wind noise without affecting the music. Also wanted windscreens that were reasonably priced....

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            5.0

            two please

            By B&H Guy

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works as advertised

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

              These windscreens are excellent. I know they are not cheap but just think of it as an investment where you won't have to put up with a number of inferior screens in the future. I use them indoors just in case any wind could be picked up on the recording.

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              5.0

              Shure A81WS

              By Cliff

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves System Function

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

                These are great to deal with extreme windy conditions. (To my ears) they are not 100% sonically transparent. The highs are slightly attenuated.

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                5.0

                Work wells

                By Ryan

                from Highland Park

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound Quality
                • Improves System Function
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Difficult Setup

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

                Does exactly what it says it will. It is a bit expensive for a piece of foam and is about half the size of the microphone and almost half the cost.

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By Dawg

                from MS

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves System Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

                  I have used these on mics outside in high winds to record live music with very very little wind noise.

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                  5.0

                  A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57 by Sh

                  By otheronek

                  from Hazleton, Pa.

                  About Me Gearhead

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Quiet
                  • Simple Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Shure A81WS - Windscreen for SM81 & SM57:

                  These wind screens are excellent at removing wind rumble is modest conditions. I am very happy with my purchase.........

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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