Beyerdynamic MC 950 Microphone

The Beyerdynamic MC 950 Microphone is a true condenser microphone featuring a supercardioid polar pattern with excellent transient response.

Beyerdynamic MC 950 Microphone

The Beyerdynamic MC 950 shares the same DNA as the MC 930: versatility, high-quality workmanship, exceptional technical features and a clever construction. Its supercardioid polar pattern is what makes it special. Whether in the studio or for live performances, you can rely on the MC 950!

  • Versatile true condenser microphone (supercardioid)
  • Integrated switchable attenuation and low-cut filter
  • Powerful output thanks to high sensitivity
  • Excellent transient response
  • Handmade in Germany


Thanks to its largely linear frequency response, the Beyerdynamic MC 950 true condenser microphone is perfect for use with various sound sources, such as piano, choirs, orchestras or solo instruments of all kinds. This microphone delivers excellent results when used to record spoken and sung vocals when used with the WS 101 wind shield.

The Beyerdynamic MC 950 really comes into its own when sound needs to be effectively blocked from the sides. Equipped with an almost frequency-independent supercardioid polar pattern, this microphone is excellent at suppressing sound at 140° and 220°.

Thanks to its switchable attenuation (-15 dB), the MC 950 can also be used with loud instruments. Disruptive bass frequencies and low-mid frequencies that are caused, for example, by impact sounds or proximity effects, can be minimised by the switchable low-cut filter of 6 dB/octave at 250 Hz. This microphone works with 11–52 V phantom power.

Thanks to its lightweight, gold-vapourised diaphragm, the MC 950 exhibits excellent vibration and impulse behaviour. This makes signals sound natural and precise throughout the session. The handmade true condenser capsule boasts excellent transient response, enabling it to quickly reproduce even percussive sounds.

As with the MC 930, which has a cardioid polar pattern, the MC 950 has one of the most powerful outputs in its class (35 mV/Pa). This is a huge advantage, because it requires very little amplification.

The Beyerdynamic MC 950 true condenser microphone boasts an almost frequency-independent supercardioid polar pattern. This is different to a cardioid pattern, but not significantly different to a hypercardioid pattern. Thanks to its supercardioid pattern, this microphone prioritises sound coming from the front, while all of the signals from the sides, and some from the back, are reduced. This enables excellent channel separation, which is what makes this microphone perfect for studio use as well as on a loud live stage.

Handmade in Germany to a high-quality standard, the MC 950 true condenser microphone is distinguished by beyerdynamic’s renowned workmanship. Acoustically relevant components such as the true condenser capsule, the system suspension and the counter electrode are produced in-house. This unique process enables us to produce products of consistently high quality and makes each MC 950 one of a kind.

The Beyerdynamic MC 950’s high-quality true condenser capsule is protected by a durable, compact housing of solid metal. Its strategically placed holes mean it has a significant effect on the sound. The microphone head is a robust yet acoustically neutral sintered disc. And switchable pre-attenuation and switchable low-cut filter are both integrated in the housing. Rounded off by its streamlined weight, this microphone is quick and easy to position at any time. The MC 950 now comes safely stored in a sturdy hard case.

Intricately handmade means every Beyerdynamic MC 950 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 Beyerdynamic MC 950.

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 Condenser
  • Polar Pattern Supercardioid
  • Microphone Frequency Response 40 – 20,000 Hz
  • Connection Type XLR 3-pin

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