I have a need in a train-borne project for a suitable Shure microphone with the following requirements:-
We agree with your choices. The 561 is omnidirectional and will be less sensitive to vibration and wind noise, but will not reduce background noice.
1. Suitable to be mounted on a train driver's desktop console with plenty of vibration and noise.
2. Have a flexible gooseneck.
3. Rugged and heavy duty for daily use.
I have looked at Shure's web site and think 561/562 seems suitable. Any comments ?
The 562 will reduce background noise, but must be close-talked (less than 2cm mouth to mic distance). It will also be more sensitive to wind noise and vibration.
Either mic will be very reliable in this environment.