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Reviews Categories | Microphones for ham radio | Shure 444 Help

Reviews Summary for Shure 444
Shure 444 Reviews: 49 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $80.00
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N5XJT Rating: 5/5 Aug 19, 2018 20:23 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Older MIc!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Picked up a used one, cleaned it up and wired it for my TS-530. Great audio reports and easy to use with the extendable neck. If you have a tube rig that uses high impedance mic you just can't beat this one. Also own a 444D (the black one) which features switchable impedance. A very good mic but not as good as the plain old 444.
G4MJA Rating: 5/5 Dec 13, 2016 12:03 Send this review to a friend
Great Classic Mic  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I had a new Shure 444D back in 1980 hooked up to a Yaesu FT200B & received many complimentary unsolicited audio reports.Eventually the radio & 444D were sold together. Years & many radios & microphones later (you know how it goes!) I recently bought a new Yaesu FTdx1200 & wanted a desk mic for it. After advertising on a forum I was fortunate to get a 'like new' 444D in it's original box with the data sheet. The frequency response is 200hz to 6khz with a rise at around 3khz.THe mic has plenty of gain & the audio is clear & full. With a couple of menu adjustments to the FTdx1200 I now have the TX sound I wanted. A highly recommended mic if you can find a good example but they are pretty thin on the ground these days.
G3ZPS Rating: 5/5 Apr 26, 2016 06:11 Send this review to a friend
Still Great  Time owned: more than 12 months
Been a ham for 46 years, I only use Shure 444 and early 450 Mics. I have one modern radio (IC7200) and loads of older rigs..they always sound great. The 450 has a dual impedance element - set it to low, straight into the 7200 with an isolation cap, sounds great. Those guys new about comms quality audio with that rise in the response at 2.5KHz. Still pick them up cheap. Heil??? no thanks. Steve G3ZPS
W8AAZ Rating: 5/5 May 19, 2013 18:02 Send this review to a friend
Buyer alert info!  Time owned: more than 12 months
THis is still a super mic for radios that accomodate a hi Z microphone. If you have middling impedance modern radio, look to the 450 model that has a low Z setting. These can pick up hum if too close to a power supply. BUYER ALERT- Be wary when buying these used or at hamfests. Unscrew the silver mouthpiece and make sure the element is in there, if you cannot see well thru the grille. People rob the hi-Z elements out of these as they sell 50$++ by themselves, as "harp mics" on ebay. You will eventually encounter these with no elements, for sale. I have taken the elements out of Shure CR mics that are beaters, but I don't try to screw someone with a dead mic later on. A nice empty mic body might be worth a couple bucks if you want to install another element type.
NN2X Rating: 5/5 Dec 16, 2010 20:11 Send this review to a friend
Great MIC  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have the Kenwood 520S, and this MIC works great with this rig..

My Audio reports are always good..

Can't beat the price, and great performance..what more does one need!

Best, NN2X, Tom Wright
KX7P Rating: 5/5 Dec 1, 2010 22:26 Send this review to a friend
GREAT OLD MIC  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is a great old microphone. I have used one on many HF radios over the years. It works very well on my Kenwood TS-520S, Kenwood TS-830S and Rockwell-Collins KWM-380. I still kept several around in my ham shack. I think the older 444 works better then the 444D, but that is my personal opinion. They both work fantastic and are better then many more expensive microphones produced today.

Nothing fancy about this mic, it just works very, very well. Period.
K4SPS Rating: 5/5 Dec 13, 2009 12:25 Send this review to a friend
I love old microphones  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This was a 'thrown in at no extra charge' microphone from a boat anchor rig I recently bought off of E-bay.

I rewired this vintage mic for my drake TR7 and it is a great electrical/audio match. My last transmission report on the Drake Technical Net - was "crisp and clear." It doesn't get any better than that.

In this modern inflationary age, it is nice to reclaim and reuse old and quality ham equipment. This mentality will come in handy in the near approaching 'Mad Max' era, hi hi. K4SPS
K9FON Rating: 5/5 May 31, 2009 15:52 Send this review to a friend
nice!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I got a 444 in a deal with a Drake TR4CW, AC-4 power supply, speaker, and the 444 all for 180.00.
The 444 is all black and has a HRO(Ham Radio Outlet) logo on the bottom. The 444 was made for HRO as a promo in about 1977 or so. I rewired it to my Yaesu FT 101 EE and wow, it sounds great! Granted, it doesn't drive my 101 as hard as my D 104 but it sounds much clearer. I was going to sell the 444 but i dont think i will now.
WD8DK Rating: 5/5 May 6, 2009 11:27 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: more than 12 months
I use one(444D) on my TS440SAT and get great audio reports. This is an ancient Mic and if you can get your hands on one, grab it.
MI3LVZ Rating: 5/5 May 6, 2009 11:17 Send this review to a friend
You wont be dissapointed  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have two Shure triple 4's and one is the D model. I bought them second hand and both required a spot of TLC to make them presentable. Simply superb audio reports from this usually over looked and commonly mistaken for a CB type mic. I have one on my Drake TR7 and the other on a TS520SE, both mics drive the radio's fantastically. See one grab it...
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