Beta 87: When should I use the 'A' and when should I use the 'C' version?

Date Updated: August 8, 2019 FAQ #5536
Question:
Beta 87: When should I use the \'A\' and when should I use the \'C\' version?
Answer:

The 87C was introduced for performers using in-ear monitors. In brief, a cardioid mic is often preferred by in-ear monitor users as it sounds more "natural" with the in-ear mix. If you use floor monitors, the BETA 87A may be a better choice as it will often provide a bit more gain before feedback than the BETA 87C. However, which model works better for you can only be decided via auditioning the mics.