Headworn vocal microphone

Headworn vocal microphone offers a wide frequency response, low RF susceptibility, and reliability at temperature and humidity extremes. It features hypercardioid pickup for sound isolation and high input clipping level to eliminate distortion.


Product Details

The Shure Model WCM16 headworn electret condenser microphone is intended for wireless use by performers, lecturers, and others who require the highest quality voice pickup with maximum mobility. Its wide frequency response, low RF susceptibility and reliable operation at temperature and humidity extremes make the WCM16 suitable for virtually any vocal application. When used with Shure bodypack transmitters, the performance of the WCM16 closely resembles the finest conventional vocal microphones. 

Miniaturized active circuitry included in the cartridge assembly provides equalization that tailors the low-frequency response to resemble the warm proximity effect of larger vocal microphones. Because of this low-end response, it is not necessary to position the microphone directly in front of the mouth, thus avoiding much popping and breath noise, even without the included foam pop screen. 

The microphone's hypercardioid unidirectional pickup pattern provides maximum isolation from ambient noise and from adjacent sound sources such as musical instruments, loudspeakers and other performers. This permits higher gain-before-feedback without loss or masking of vocals. 



  • Extra lightweight, adjustable headband stays secure and virtually disappears while being worn
  • Response comparable to finest conventional vocal microphones
  • Hypercardioid polar pattern provides maximum isolation from vocalist's own instrument and those of other performers
  • Uniform polar pattern at all frequencies for maximum gain before feedback
  • High input clipping level eliminates overload distortion
  • Cable terminates as 4-pin mini connector
  • Windscreen included
  • Reliable at temperature and humidity extremes




In-Line Audio Mute Switch


4-Pin Mini Connector


4-Pin Mini Connector


Threaded TA4F Adapter


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Poor Sound from WBH53
February 23, 2018

Yes, the WBH53 should work. But it will sound very different than the WCM16. The WCM16 is a hypercardioid mic and will have more bass response.The WBH ...

Purchase WCM16 with XLR connection?
August 31, 2017

If your customer wants to use the WCM16 "wired", they can use the RK100PK preamp. The A120S will not work on this microphone. Its a con ...

Wireless Systems and WCM16
August 31, 2017

1) Contact Shure Europe for help with frequency selection in Europe: support@shure.eu2) Read the following links regarding wireless mic operation:http ...

Mic elements in WH20, WCM16, WL185.
August 31, 2017

What is the microphone element used in the WH20 series microphones?* It is a dynamic cardioid. It is the same element used in the SM10A and 512.What i ...

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