Beyerdynamic M 201 Microphone

The Beyerdynamic M 201 Microphone is a Dynamic moving-coil microphone (hypercardioid) embodies natural sound reproduction and is handmade in Germany.

Beyerdynamic M 201 Microphone

As part of the M series, the Beyerdynamic M 201 embodies natural sound reproduction like no other dynamic moving-coil microphone. It reproduces clear, detailed sound, which is why many people use it as an alternative to a condenser microphone while benefitting from the robustness of a dynamic sound transducer. This unique combination, combined with the high-quality craftsmanship typical of beyerdynamic, makes the M 201 one of a kind on the microphone scene.

  • Can be used for numerous sound sources
  • Ideal for snare drums, electric guitar amps and acoustic guitars
  • Exceptionally natural sound reproduction
  • High directionality
  • Handmade in Germany


The Beyerdynamic M 201 delivers a clear, detailed signal even at extremely high sound pressures. Preferably used with snare drums and electric guitar amps, this dynamic moving-coil microphone is also suitable for recording acoustic guitars and brass instruments – in the studio as well as live on stage.

The Beyerdynamic M 201 dynamic moving-coil microphone delivers an impressively natural, transparent sound across the entire frequency response of 40–18,000 Hz. It never puts its own stamp on the original signal, but instead captures it authentically. In addition, the superb basic sound leaves all options open for further processing. These features make the M 201 a must-have in every demanding microphone setup.

The Beyerdynamic M 201 has an unmistakable talent for recording speech recording and podcasts. This is where the dynamic moving-coil microphone’s excellent polar pattern proves advantageous, effectively muting interference. The largely linear frequency response with smooth treble boost ensures a balanced speech signal, while the optional wind shield will suppress plosives.

The Beyerdynamic M 201 features a hypercardioid polar pattern. This has a number of advantages. Priority is given to sound coming from the front, while most signals from the sides and some from the back are reduced. This ensures excellent channel separation. In addition, the M 201 is less prone to feedback, making it suitable for use in noisy surroundings.

Handmade in Germany since day one, the Beyerdynamic M 201 boasts the typically high-quality craftsmanship that has distinguished beyerdynamic for decades. Acoustically relevant components such as the diaphragm and microphone grille are not simply bought in, but intricately made in-house. This provides a unique quality standard that is reflected in the sound.

The Hostaphan® diaphragm, a wafer-thin foil with exceptionally low mass, has excellent vibration behaviour and is responsible for an impulse fidelity that is high among dynamic moving-coil microphones. In addition, the M 201 has an integrated hum compensation coil that minimizes electromagnetic interference.

The Beyerdynamic M 201 is a pencil microphone. This microphone’s compact dimensions and low weight make it easy to position even in cramped conditions. In addition, its solid metal housing provides robust protection for everyday use in the studio or live on stage. This classic microphone now comes safely stored in a sturdy hard case.

Because each one is intricately hand-made, each M 201 is unique. We even go one step further and individually measure each and every microphone. A print-out of the measurement curve is included with your purchased M 201.

Our microphones are designed for daily use in professional conditions, which is why only durable materials are used in their construction. If the microphone nevertheless gets damaged, our service policy means that we can replace almost every part.


  • Transducer Type Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
  • Microphone Frequency Response 40 – 18.000 Hz
  • Connection Type XLR 3-pin

User Manual

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$585 Inc GST

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