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Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni-Directional Handheld Dynamic Shock Mounted ENG Microphone (Black)

B&H # ELRE50B Mfr # F.01U.117.391
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Designed specifically as an ENG/EFP interview microphone. Every day, for local, national and international news reports, the RE50B gathers the audio for news interviews. The RE50B's custom "mic-within-a-mic" shock mount provides extremely low handling noise for superior sound. A large, built-in Acoustifoam filter keeps wind and P-pop noise to an absolute minimum, indoors or out. Frequency response is 80Hz-13kHz.

Shock-mounted handheld interview microphone
Industry's favorite news interview microphone
Features EV DynaDamp™ shock mount
Extremely low handling noise for superior sound
"Mic-within-a-mic" concept reduces wind and P-popping noise
Transducer Dynamic
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 80 Hz - 13 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 7.75 x 1.94" (197 x 49mm) LxDiameter
Weight 9.5 oz. (269 g)
Specialties Integral Windscreen Blast Filter with Internal Shock Mounting
Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni-Directional Handheld Dynamic Shock Mounted ENG Microphone (Black)
  • (323) Stand Adapter
  • Zippered Carry Pouch
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    Electro-VoiceRE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 69 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (55)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (51)
    • Great sound quality (45)
    • Lightweight (35)
    • Long lasting (35)
    • Easy to use (34)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (52)
      • Presentations (19)
      • Productivity (16)
      • Interviews (4)
      • Den (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (32), Gearhead (15), Technically challenged (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (61), Personal (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Dependable and stylish microphone

      I shoot interviews for my own online channel and finally (after three years of borrowing from friends) I wanted my own. I was looking for a mic that was long enough to fit...Read complete review

      I shoot interviews for my own online channel and finally (after three years of borrowing from friends) I wanted my own. I was looking for a mic that was long enough to fit my 2"x2" micflag. After reading the reviews and seeing the price, I felt comfortable in going with the RE50/B and it's just everything I could ask for in terms of style and ease of use. I also bought a wind protector which holds quite nicely.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Shure FP3 falls off EV RE50/B

      Just purchased the Shure FP135 wireless system, consisting of a FP3 plug-on transmitter and camera-mounted receiver, then came to realize the EV RE50/B doesn't have a click-lock slot at the base of the...Read complete review

      Just purchased the Shure FP135 wireless system, consisting of a FP3 plug-on transmitter and camera-mounted receiver, then came to realize the EV RE50/B doesn't have a click-lock slot at the base of the mic body where the XLR connector fits in. The XLR cables don't have much of a problem staying in the mic, because it's somewhat of a snug fit, not tight though.

      However, I didn't notice the lack of this little notch-like slot at the base of the mic where XLR cables lock latch into, to prevent the cable from falling out/off the mic.

      Well, when you add the weight of a plug-on wireless transmitter to the equation, the plug-on wiggles at the base of the mic, and simply falls off the mic with very slight provocation, making the plug-on attachment useless, risking damaging (or ruining) the plug-on and ruining your audio.

      All this caused by the lack of that little slot into which the mic cable lock fits into, and where the plug-on locking latch fits into, preventing the two from separating while in use.

      Yes, I thought of a couple of winds of black gaffer's tape could likely fix the problem, but it seems there are plenty of other mics out there that are at least as good the EV RE50/B, which have that locking slot at the base, so why fool around with these tacky field fixes when you're working with pro ENG gear?

      Yes, I've seen plenty of ENG work with Sennheiser plug-ons, but that's not the point. Why the heck didn't EV just join the human race and slot their mics the way everybody else does?

      I don't think it's the Shure plug-on that's the problem because I just received a new one back from the Shure factory as a replacement that was checked out by their techs. The old one was too tight a fit, and the release wouldn't work without much force. The replacement works fine on Shure and Audix mics, all of which have the locking slots. The plug-on snaps into place quite easily and unsnaps with the release button on the plug-on just as easily. Once locked in place, the plug-on and the mic form one inseparable unit, just like you'd expect.

      I don't think it's the mediocre frequency response that particularly recommends this mic, nor the fact that it's an omni, there must be far better voice-equalized omni dynamics, especially for this price.

      Just be aware of what I missed: there's no locking slot in case you're planning on using a plug-on, Shure FP3 or not. Or take your chances with a Sennheiser not falling off, or back to black gaffer's tape. I'm guessing that simply relying on a friction bond to hold the two units together would eventually experience some wear, no matter how tight the fit at first, as I would expect that bond to loosen up with time. I just baffled why there's no (stupid) little slot there.

      I've informed customer service by email of this flaw, and am awaiting their response to my request for a return and refund. Unfortunately, I didn't realize this shortcoming until after my 30 day return period had expired by about 4 weeks, so let's see what happens. If customer service rejects my request, I guess I'll be using gaffer's tape, unless another idea pops up.

      One other thing: If you have the extra dough, and have overcome this slot problem, you might consider getting the model with the slightly longer body, as this one is kind of short, where many ENG applications show the mic being held at the connector position to allow enough reach to get to the subject of the interview. Just another thought...

      Trying to be helpful.

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      5.0

      Red Carpet Girl

      By Red Carpet Girl

      from Huntington, NY

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Presentations
        • Professional

        Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

        I know nothing about mics and was considering getting different types of mics especially on a budget. I went on the red carpet worried that I was going to have to put the mic so close to my interviewee but I was wrong. The mic was great , the sound came out great and I have no regrets.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Low handling noise

        By Off The Leash

        from New York, NY

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Low Handling Noise

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Interviews

          Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

          As promised, this mic has remarkably little handling noise. Great when working with a less experienced on-air person. The tonal quality could be better but I knew that before purchasing it.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          just what I need! I'm happy

          By Luis Castellanos

          from New York NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Den
            • Presentations
            • Productivity
            • Professional

            Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

            use this product every day doing interviews outside and it works perfectly. I change my sennheiser md-42 because did not fit well with my Lectrosonic wireless sistem and now i do not have that problem any more.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Latest Version has a Locking XLR Collar

            By RG

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

              Just to add a counter-point to the "Most Liked Negative Review" which stated that his RE50/B did not have a locking XLR Collar. I have a (2013) Electro-Voice RE50/B and it definitely has a locking XLR Collar on the bottom and my Sennheiser G3 "Plug On" transmitter locks securely and does not fall out.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Great Sound even when held upside down

              By Robby

              from New Orleans, La

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Productivity
                • Professional

                Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                I purchased this mic because of its omnidirectional capabilities and it served its purpose during its first job in use. What Im about to tell you is absolutely 100% true. While shooting a rehearsal dinner the Mother of the Groom picked up the ElectroVoice RE50/B and began to speak but what she didn't realize was that she was holding the mic upside down. Even with the mic being held upside down the audio still sounded good. All of my other directional mics would not have been able to pic up her voice but the OmniDirectional capabilities of the mic worked great.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Great All-Around Stick Mic

                By A Photog's Story

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Weak Xlr Set Screw

                Best Uses

                • Interviews
                • News Gathering
                • Professional

                Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                I use this microphone as a go-to in all news gathering situations, especially when things get too noisy for a lav. The noise isolation on the RE50/B is top notch, as is the sound quality for general news gathering needs. These microphones can take a beating and keep on performing at a high level. It has never failed me in any weather situation I have come across in the field. Only negative I can think of is that the set screw for the XLR tends to come loose occasionally, but this is going to be true with any mic that is put through the ringer.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                A solid ENG mic

                By farafield

                from Springfield, IL

                About Me Tech

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Low Handling Noise

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • News Gathering

                  Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                  Low handling noise makes the RE50/B our most used news gathering mic.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Great Product!

                  By RichardThinks

                  from Northern Virginia

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                    I've had this microphone for about a year now for in-person band interviews and it works great! Cancels out all noise for the most part, clear as a whistle.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    The standard

                    By Brett

                    from Sydney

                    Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                    A rock solid proven performer that is the standard inclusion in my kit

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                    4.0

                    Great Mic

                    By Lore

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                        I was happy to get a great sound in post. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Industry Standard in ENG NEws

                        By AerobatMike

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Den
                          • Presentations
                          • Productivity
                          • Professional

                          Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                          I have worked for the past 25 Years in Live ENG News Production. This Mic has been through all weather conditions and still works great.. Every News Station in NYC uses these microphones.. Simply the best !
                          An Industry Standard .

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                          5.0

                          Solid performer

                          By Sound Guy

                          from Detroit, MI

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional

                            Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                            This is THE mic for low handling noise. Love it!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Mic

                            By Liquid Media

                            from Indianapolis, IN

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional

                              Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                              Great Mic, solid piece of equipment, works and sounds great.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great ENG Mic

                              By Bart

                              from New York, New York

                              About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional

                                Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                                Great ENG Mic! I shot an interview using this mic in a very crowded room. I was astonished by how clear the recordings were. The background noise was still present but was at a much lower level than I expected.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Great Mic

                                By Bart

                                from New York, New York

                                About Me Gearhead

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Sound Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional

                                  Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                                  I used this for some red carpet interviews and the sound quality was incredibly! It focused just on the interviewe and all of hte background voices (which there were a lot of) were at a very low hum. It went above and beyond my expectations.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this again, great ENG mic

                                  By Kristen

                                  from Clifton, NJ

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Sound Quality
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                                    I have been using electro-voice for over 4 years. I have never had a problem with it. Clear audio, great for ENG, I've done voiceovers,field shoots,I've used them on multiple jobs. This is a professional microphone. No phantom power though, but hey if that's the only downfall I'll take it. If you use an H4n like I do it works fine too, I plug it into my mackie audio board, without fail it works. Whatever you plug it into, you are getting a quality microphone.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product and reasonably priced!

                                    By DD

                                    from Lemoyne, PA

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Presentations
                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                                    This mic is the perfect product for video interviews. I highly recommend it as it is very reasonably priced as well.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    A true workhorse

                                    By Marinemedia

                                    from Camden, Maine

                                    About Me Gearhead

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional

                                      Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                                      Simply - this is the BEST ENG mic ever made

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      2.0

                                      Shure FP3 falls off EV RE50/B

                                      By Old Bull

                                      from Orange County, CA

                                      About Me Becoming Professional

                                      Pros

                                      • Industry Standard Classic

                                      Cons

                                      • Fp3 Plug-on Falls Off
                                      • No Xlr Cable Locking Slot

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Without Plug-on Transmitt

                                      Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                                      Just purchased the Shure FP135 wireless system, consisting of a FP3 plug-on transmitter and camera-mounted receiver, then came to realize the EV RE50/B doesn't have a click-lock slot at the base of the mic body where the XLR connector fits in. The XLR cables don't have much of a problem staying in the mic, because it's somewhat of a snug fit, not tight though.

                                      However, I didn't notice the lack of this little notch-like slot at the base of the mic where XLR cables lock latch into, to prevent the cable from falling out/off the mic.

                                      Well, when you add the weight of a plug-on wireless transmitter to the equation, the plug-on wiggles at the base of the mic, and simply falls off the mic with very slight provocation, making the plug-on attachment useless, risking damaging (or ruining) the plug-on and ruining your audio.

                                      All this caused by the lack of that little slot into which the mic cable lock fits into, and where the plug-on locking latch fits into, preventing the two from separating while in use.

                                      Yes, I thought of a couple of winds of black gaffer's tape could likely fix the problem, but it seems there are plenty of other mics out there that are at least as good the EV RE50/B, which have that locking slot at the base, so why fool around with these tacky field fixes when you're working with pro ENG gear?

                                      Yes, I've seen plenty of ENG work with Sennheiser plug-ons, but that's not the point. Why the heck didn't EV just join the human race and slot their mics the way everybody else does?

                                      I don't think it's the Shure plug-on that's the problem because I just received a new one back from the Shure factory as a replacement that was checked out by their techs. The old one was too tight a fit, and the release wouldn't work without much force. The replacement works fine on Shure and Audix mics, all of which have the locking slots. The plug-on snaps into place quite easily and unsnaps with the release button on the plug-on just as easily. Once locked in place, the plug-on and the mic form one inseparable unit, just like you'd expect.

                                      I don't think it's the mediocre frequency response that particularly recommends this mic, nor the fact that it's an omni, there must be far better voice-equalized omni dynamics, especially for this price.

                                      Just be aware of what I missed: there's no locking slot in case you're planning on using a plug-on, Shure FP3 or not. Or take your chances with a Sennheiser not falling off, or back to black gaffer's tape. I'm guessing that simply relying on a friction bond to hold the two units together would eventually experience some wear, no matter how tight the fit at first, as I would expect that bond to loosen up with time. I just baffled why there's no (stupid) little slot there.

                                      I've informed customer service by email of this flaw, and am awaiting their response to my request for a return and refund. Unfortunately, I didn't realize this shortcoming until after my 30 day return period had expired by about 4 weeks, so let's see what happens. If customer service rejects my request, I guess I'll be using gaffer's tape, unless another idea pops up.

                                      One other thing: If you have the extra dough, and have overcome this slot problem, you might consider getting the model with the slightly longer body, as this one is kind of short, where many ENG applications show the mic being held at the connector position to allow enough reach to get to the subject of the interview. Just another thought...

                                      Trying to be helpful.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Best overall ENG mic!

                                      By Billrat

                                      from NYC

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Great Sound Quality
                                      • Long Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional

                                        Comments about Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni ENG Mic (Black):

                                        This purchase was to replace an old RE50. The old mic still works great, but, because of years of use it was simply looking old. The old one remains in my production bag as a backup.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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