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Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black)

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Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Designed Specifically for Interviews
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Dynamic Mic Element
  • Low Handling Noise
  • Built-In Shockmount
  • Withstands Extreme Temps & Humidity
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You Pay: $179.00

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Every day, for local, national and international news reports, the Electro-Voice RE50B gathers the audio for news interviews. Designed specifically as an ENG/EFP interview microphone, the RE50B's custom Dyna-Damp "mic-within-a-mic" shockmount provides extremely low handling noise for clear sound. A large, built-in Acoustifoam filter keeps wind and P-pop noise to an absolute minimum, indoors or out. Frequency response is 80 Hz to 13 kHz.

Industry standard news interview microphone
Features EV Dyna-Damp shockmount
Extremely low handling noise for clear sound
"Mic-within-a-mic" concept reduces wind and vocal plosive sounds
UPC: 701001010905
Transducer Dynamic
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 80 Hz - 13 kHz
Open Circuit Voltage 1.6 mV/Pascal
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Impedance 150 ohms
Output Connector XLR-3M Type
Specialties Integral windscreen blast filter with internal shockmounting
Case Construction Aluminum
Dimensions (L x D) 7.76 x 1.93" (197 x 49 mm)
Weight 9.5 oz (269 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.921 x 5.433 x 2.677"
Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black)
  • Mic Bag
  • Stand Clamp
  • Euro-Thread Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Electro-VoiceRE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 74 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (55)
    • Great sound quality (49)
    • Lightweight (38)
    • Long lasting (38)
    • Easy to use (37)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional (56)
    • Presentations (19)
    • Productivity (16)
    • Interviews (5)
    • Den (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (34), Gearhead (17), Technically challenged (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (64), 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...

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    5.0

    Electro - Voice

    By E the Producer

    from Lawerenceville, Ga

    About Me Gearhead

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional

      Comments about Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black):

      Easy to use, the sound quality is great and it is very lightweight.

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      5.0

      A workhorse of a microphone

      By News Guy 337

      from Dayton, Ohio

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional

        Comments about Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black):

        The sturdy construction and outstanding audio quality make this our go-to field mic. The internal windscreen works well under normal to moderately windy conditions. Although omnidirectional, it performs well when held close in loud environments.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Clear, beautiful sound perfect for voice

        By Sparky dude

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Broacast
          • Interviews
          • Professional

          Comments about Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black):

          I have been using this mic mainly for news broadcasts and packages, including in loud settings. I found that this mic handles a wide range of applications — even voice overs when I can't get into the studio. For the money, it's a great buy. I do wish it came with a wind screen though, seems like a miss for the price point. Otherwise seems like a workhorse of mic.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Good Quality

          By ChrisV

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black):

            A great mic to have in your kit! Sounds great!

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Great for interviews

            By El-Fer

            from AZ

            Comments about Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black):

            The omnidirectional feature allows you to get crispy clear voice. Perfect for indoor not bad for loud exterior interviews.

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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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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 RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (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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