Professional Handheld Moving Coil Microphone – Dynamic Cardioid Unidirectional Vocal, Built-in Acoustic Pop Filter, Includes

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Pyle
Connectivity Technology Wire
Connector Type XLR Connector
Special Feature Musical instrument
Compatible Devices Speaker
Color Black
Included Components Microphone
Polar Pattern Unidirectional
Item Weight 1 Pounds

  • UNIDIRECTIONAL SIGNAL: Cardioid pickup pattern captures source signal such as guitar amp or vocalist while shunning off-axis sound minimizing background noise & feedback reproducing audio w/out interference from instruments or speakers on stage
  • DYNAMIC MICROPHONE: For optimal clarity and punch, robust & resistant to moisture, achieving high gain before feedback, makes this microphone ideal for live vocal applications and for recording amplified instruments
  • ULTRA-WIDE FREQUENCY RESPONSE: For brilliant and transparent sound with integrated pop filter and windscreen to minimize breath and pop noises you can count on it to come through after countless gigs and studio applications
  • CABLE INCLUDED: Professional grade 15 ft. XLR-to-1/4 cable supplied. This Pyle PDMIC78 is perfect for your bedroom, professional studios and on-stage vocal performances all over the globe
  • HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: Rugged, all-metal construction for maximum reliability featuring a zinc die-cast case and steel mesh windscreen with an anti-dent ring. A perfect all-purpose, versatile stage and recording microphone


PylePro Model : PDMIC78Professional Dynamic Handheld MicrophoneProfessional Moving Coil Microphone, Dynamic Handheld Mic with 15′ ft. XLR Cable Features: Built-in Acoustic Pop FilterUltra-Wide Frequency ResponseHigh Signal Output for Vocals and SingingRugged Construction and Steel Mesh GrillIntegrated Low Noise CircuitryIncludes: 15′ ft. XLR to 1/4” Audio Connection CablePerfect for Stage Performances or In-Studio UseTechnical Specs: Mic Element/Type: DynamicPickup/Polar Pattern: Uni-DirectionalMic Body Material: Zinc Alloy MetalFrequency Response: 50Hz-15KHz600 Ohm Output Impedance (+/-)30%Microphone Sensitivity: -54dB (+/-)3db(0dB=1V/Pa @ 1KHz)Dimensions: Φ1. 24” x 6. 14”This unidirectional, dynamic handheld microphone is perfect for the serious musician recording in the studio or out on stage. It’s perfect for voice recording due to the high quality moving coil unidirectional dynamic element. Thanks to the durable zinc alloy metal construction and steel mesh ball shaped grill, you know your equipment is secure. Includes a 15 foot XLR cable.

From the manufacturer

Sing Your Heart Out!

A perfect all-purpose, versatile stage and recording microphone.

Acoustic Pop Filter

It serves to reduce or eliminate popping sounds caused by the mechanical impact of fast-moving air on the microphone.

Pyle-Pro Professional Vocal Handheld Microphone

High Quality, Dynamic,Unidirectional.

This unidirectional, dynamic handheld microphone is perfect for the serious musician recording in the studio or out on stage. It’s perfect for voice recording due to the high quality moving coil unidirectional dynamic element. Thanks to the durable zinc alloy metal construction and steel mesh ball shaped grill, you know your equipment is secure.

  • Integrated Low Noise Circuitry
  • High Signal Output for Vocals & Singing
  • Perfect for Stage Performances or In-Studio Use
  • Includes: 15′ ft. XLR to 1/4” Audio Connection Cable

Satisfaction guaranteed

If this item fails to meet your expectations we will accept it back a full refund within the first 30 days. We also stand behind this product with a limited 1-Year manufacturer warranty. Contact us if the item should show any defect within the first year we will help exchange it for a new one.

Technical Specifications

– Mic Element/Type: Dynamic -Pickup/Polar Pattern: Uni-Directional -Mic Body Material: Zinc Alloy Metal – Frequency Response: 50Hz-15KHz ✔ 600 Ohm Output Impedance (+/-)30% – Microphone Sensitivity: -54dB (+/-)3db(0dB=1V/Pa @ 1KHz) – Dimensions: Φ1.24” x 6.14”





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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 3.5 × 10 × 5 cm
Item Weight

‎1 Pounds

Product Dimensions

3.5 x 10 x 5 inches

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Item model number


Date First Available

July 8, 2011

Color Name


Compatible Devices


Connector Type

XLR Connector

Material Type

Zinc Alloy Metal


‎One Size

Power Source

Corded Electric



10 reviews for Professional Handheld Moving Coil Microphone – Dynamic Cardioid Unidirectional Vocal, Built-in Acoustic Pop Filter, Includes


    Should I be mad or happy!Well there’s alot of hoopla about this Mic on here and on YouTube as well. I’m a freelance audio engineer lots of heavy duty Studios throughout the country every now and then I jump on here too talk about my opinion on these reviews. I guess the part that I’m I guess mad at is how this mic is a complete clone of a sm57 physically speaking anyway. So I guess I just have to put my loyalties to Fender aside for a minute and say this thing is ridiculous sounding. First of all a lot of people in studios do a modification of an sm-57 to make it transformerless so is to get a little bit more air and high-end in it, well this is already madr that way there’s no Transformer in here so in essence this is a modded sm57 how does it sound? Okay here is the skinny on it …does it sound as good as an sm57 for its usual applications which are from drum mics and electric guitar amplifiers? I’d say on the most part yes if I had to sway One Direction I’d say that the sm57 is a little bit better for that but hardly noticeable to the untrained ear. Now the question about vocals well now we’re talking, I did an a/b test with this with midline Alesis preamps as far as a Neve1073 preamp and it is far better and Tighter for vocals than an sm57 that’s all I’m going to say.focused clear bottom end how do they do it? who knows… I’m guessing that this is eventually going to go up in price, I’m guessing so I’d jump on it while you can… what am I doing well let’s just say I’m buying a few more selling off some extraneous 57’s don’t go throwing them around on the stage like you can a fender.trwat them like a condenser and you’ll be fine…feels well built though..good luck

  2. Amazon Customer

    For the best deal in budget mics, get this one!Although not typical for 57 type mics, but I’m actually using this for vocals. Was not expecting this mic to sound that good, but when I tried it, it had enough of a balanced sound out of the box. Did not really bother to EQ it out to make it sound better, it just sounded good as it is. The overall feel is great. It has a metal casing, so it gives that professional useable feel to it. The plosives come out hard, so using a windscreen would be helpful. The included XLR /TS cable don’t look bad and don’t sound bad either. Connectors are tight and not noisy. For thirteen bucks and change, “Add to cart.”

  3. Hector Valdivia

    Great gateway mic!It’s obviously not an SM57, probably not even close, but for the price it is pretty amazing. Overall it feels lighter and not as sturdy than the Shure mic, but that would be a concern only if you plan on using it live. I bought it to record my acoustic guitar in stereo (paired with a Mackie condenser mic) and it does a very good job (after comp and EQ) it has a similar mid, 3k-ish boost as the 57, I’ve been using it on vocals a lot because it sounds “aggressive”, I would recommend this mic if you’re interested in home recordings, it works great on vocals, guitars and drums, I bought it for $20 or so… with that price you can’t go wrong, at the very least it proved I still love recording guitars and stuff enough to flesh out a hundred bucks and get a real SM57, it would be interesting to see how it holds up against the real thing!

  4. Gabriel Ortiz

    You get a lot more than what you pay for with this one!I bought this microphone simply and almost only because of its great price hoping it would not break on me, distort any sounds or cause impairing feedback while on stage. As a starting musician, my budget was very low and my only posible income came directly from playing a few gigs as a local dive bar, which didn’t pay much, so when the time came to buy a microphone for my guitar amplifier my soul was set to buy a Shure SM-57 due to its undeniable reputation. However, I did not have $100 to spend solely on a microphone so as soon as I saw the Pyle-Pro PDMIC78 on my sugestions bar I was shocked to see a $10 option. I did not think twice about it as I pressed “Proceed to Checkout.”Here is my opinion so far:FIRST IMPRESSION:The package came pretty quickly (under a week!) and is actually very neat (blue box with pictures and information written all over). First thing that you can see in the box is that the microphone is neatly and safely wrapped next to a cheap mic cable (XLR to 1/4”). To be fair, that cable stopped working after two years of severe abuse, which is not at all bad from a free cable that came with a $10 mic. The microphone itself closely resembles the praised SM-57 and is just as heavy. The PDMIC78 is made of metal (HEAVY metal, lol). Mine has been dropped several times from several heights and has not even dented; definitely great material.SOUND:In terms of how it sounds, it is possibly the closest I have ever heard to the actual SM-57 in this incredible price range!Don’t get me wrong here, every microphone is different in some way and the quality of the SM-57 is not comparable to, say, an SM-7B, but as far as a $10 mic can go, the only defining difference between the PDMIC78 and the SM-57 is how much “gain” they capture. I’m not by any means a mic tech and have very basic to intermediate knowledge on how mics work, but when it comes to the mixer, the PDMIC78 requires about 3dB less in the gain control. Since I bought this microphone, its main use has been in front of an amp speaker. I use a considerably small amp (Blackstar HT-40) so my best bet is to mic up the speaker and set the controls however I need them to be. For a full two years the PDMIC78 has been the most reliable microphone in my rig, and I carry an SM-57 now to use the double-mic method.CURRENT USE:As mentioned above, I use the double-mic method on a 1×12″ speaker cabinet. I am a total sound snob and when I play, I NEED my sound to be as perfect as I can possible get it. Because of that I have chosen to use two microphones and a direct line. So my rig goes like this: I plug in Blackstar’s Emulated Out directly to the main console and use that as a basis for how I want to shape my tone, then I put the SM-57 directly towards the cone’s sweetspot (every speaker has a different one; mine happens to be a little bit off the center) at about two to three inches from the grill cloth. After I play a bit with the mix between the direct and the Shure, I place the PDMIC78 aimed towards the sweetspot at an angle of around a radian or so from the cloth and move it a little bit further away from the SM-57 so as to get a few more tones coming from directly around that sweetspot. When I mix in the three, the direct line is about 4-5dB lower than the mics and has about -3dB on the high frequencies. I boost the low end of the SM-57 a tad bit (depends on the room) and work the mid sections mostly with the Pyle. I’m not using the mics for specific frequencies or so, but I do target what they can do best in they’re position and compensate what they do worst.OVERALL:This mic has worked wonders in live and studio applications, and has earned an impressive reputation wherever it goes. Sound engineers and musicians alike have gotten speechless simply because of this microphone’s versatile performance and incredible adaptability. I know for sure this mic will be on my rig for years to come, even as a professional musician. For the price listed on, this is a steal. However, A review with only good things to say and no drawbacks isn’t a good review, it’s just advertising. I really wish Pyle-Pro ditched the cheap cable the mic brought and sent a small protective pouch to safely store the mic in. It doesn’t have to be leather (or whatever it is) like Shure makes them, but even a small canvas or microfiber pouch can help ease my mind when I put it inside a bag with clips and mics that could scratch it. Just a bit of help when it comes to caring for your product would be more than nice!Thank you for reading this review; Happy Shopping!

  5. Elijah

    HARP PLAYERSBought this to chop and put into a 40’s Astatic JT-30 shell for harp… and as sacrilegious as it is to say… it has easily replaced a 99H86 Black CR, white CR, and MC-151 Crystal as my favorite mic build (for now).Responds great with pedals if that’s your bag, especially good response in an old Boss DM-3.All you need is a good transformer, gasket (don’t let the old timers bull**** you, electrical tape is perfectly fine), and you’re on your way.Specifically, the off axis rejection is superb. You won’t need to rely on your VC as often as you do with most aggressive hi-z vintage harp elements, even if you’re running stock 12ax7’s. If you’re “tubed down” to 12au7 in V1 you’ll be in breakup heaven.Very much like my Unidyne iii’s, the bottom end is what I was after and this puppy’s got it.Disassemble and chop it into a 520 or JT-30, or play it stock with a line matching transformer. These things freakin rip.(Note) you may want to swap the stock wiring out for some 22 Gauge stranded for signal safety. Contacts are soldered just fine, the wire is just hair-thin and prone to failure.

  6. Amazon Customer

    Great micNeeded an affordable version of an SM57, and this did the trick. One guitarist uses an SM57, and there is no major difference in our separate recordings when I use the Pyle. I would recommend.

  7. the dude

    Great value for money.Good mic, have it setup in front of a Rocker 32 and it sounds great. Light but sturdy feeling.

  8. Kyle

    You MUST construct more PYLESTL:DR–Unbeatable for the price and an hour of your time to beef up the wires. Gave me a great recording at low volume in my apartment, way better than the used and bargain mics I already had. Feels solid, sounds good, will be buying more and recommending to anyone looking to record or amp live!After reading the reviews and watching some youtube videos I jumped on this rediculous bargain and could not be happier! It IS NOT an SM57, but it is a great sounding dynamic instrument mic. As soon as I received the mic the rewire began. It really does have very, very thin cheesy wires in it. Probably 26ga or smaller, more insulation than conductor. I went to Lowes and picked up copper strand 16ga, a little bigger than I wanted and a little difficult to work into the housing of the mic during reassembly but I’m sure the increase in signal bandwidth was that much more beneficial. It’s a very simple 2 wire replacement using a small piece of scrap wire to ground pin 1 to the chassis screw and you’re done. The mic is balanced and can handle a larger current making it come to life. I’m not an electrical engineer so I can’t really say what the bullet point benefits are other than the signal isn’t choked by a narrow path anymore.I didn’t even bother trying the mic as is because of the number and strength of positive reviews on the rewire, and they were right. I put this up to a Krank Rev Jr 1×12, midway from edge to cap using a Bugera G5 at 0.1w, full gain distrortion, quarter volume, and my Schecter C-1 in Drop C and the results were great using a Focusrite 18i20. I did have the gain at 3/4 to get -12db but I wasn’t able to hear any discoloration, only a full sounding, clear thrash and chug meddley of metal. I’m guessing having 16ga wire all the way around helped deliver the higher power signal with ease. But as I sit here and write this I wonder if the thin cheesy wire continues in the capsule or if the pins the wires are soldered to continue to the diaphram itself…curious.At any rate, this mic is worth more than what it costs if you take the time and effort to beef up the power delivery. Much like car audio too small of wire will choke your system and strain it, but after a certain point larger wire is no benefit. You can get a soldering iron for 10 dollars at some major retailers and it will come the solder wire. Watch a few youtube videos and take your time. Even with all that considered, you’ve saved time and money over an SM57. Because, how many hours do you have to work to pay off an SM57? How about a $15 mic, possibly a $10 iron, and an hour of your time? Think about it if you’re serious but skeptical. I was, but now I’m going to buy a few more for general purposes in recording live bands!

  9. Larry

    Surprisingly the cheapest really is the bestI am very surprised and disbelieve on my Pyle PDMIC78 microphone. My wife goes “Wow”. I hook it up to the same mixer, having set to the same affects, bass, treble, volume and. . . . everything in comparison to my other microphones SHURE BETA 57 and SHURE SM58, my Pyle PDMIC78 sounds the best and it is only $21.32. The SHUREs are around $100 each new. I am looking to buy one or two more. If you are in tight budget like myself, buy Pyle PDMIC78 microphone you won’t be disappointed. Highly recommended!

  10. Jason L. Heath

    These are unreal!Ok, so I’ve known these mics were good. That’s why I own three if them. But i had NO idea they were this good. So I just bought a Heil Pr-35. This is a dynamic mic. Supposed to be the cats meow. Costs 10x more than the Pyle. I put them head to head. Thru my great river pre and hardware compression. Tested with and without a low cut filter. The result: the Heil is a bit hotter with a bit more low end and more forward/ hyped mids. I prefer the mids of the Pyle. More natural sounding to me.So then i just boosted the gain on the Pyle ever so slightly and gave a small 80hz bump on my mixer. Lo and behold, I arrived at a sound that I am VERY pleased with and have sent the Heil back. Don’t think these are poor quality because of the price tag. The only downside to these mics is that the wires can get soldered on backwards at the factory so if you buy two, they could be out of phase. So either check phase before recording or do what I did and resolder. It’s very easy to do. Google it! Enjoy.

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