Beyerdynamic MC 930 True Condenser Microphone, Cardioid

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The MC 930 can undoubtedly be called a universal talent. Handmade at the company headquarters in Heilbronn, Germany, this true condenser microphone naturally captures a wide range of sound sources. Outstanding technical features, a clever design including switchable pre-attenuation and a switchable low-cut filter make the MC 930 a flexible companion in the studio and live on stage.


The MC 930 small diaphragm true condenser microphone combines versatility and sound quality in equal measure. The largely linear frequency response ensures natural sound recording. Whether for acoustic guitars, piano, hi-hats, overhead, choirs, orchestras, vocals or solo instruments of all kinds – the MC 930 is a great choice for almost every sound source.

Stereo set: the MC 930 is also available as a matched pair. In addition, they can be used for professional stereo recordings using the XY or ORTF technique.


Thanks to its switchable attenuation (-15 dB), the MC 930 can also be used with loud instruments. Disruptive bass frequencies and low-mid frequencies 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.

FAST, FASTER, ​​​​​​​MC 930

The MC 930 includes a handmade true condenser capsule. The gold-vapourised diaphragm used in this microphone has excellent vibration and impulse behaviour. This makes signals sound natural and precise throughout the session. The excellent transient response allows percussive sounds to be reproduced extremely quickly.


The MC 930 has one of the most powerful outputs (30 mV/Pa) among comparable microphones. This is a huge advantage, because it requires very little amplification..


The MC 930 has an almost frequency-independent cardioid polar pattern. This means it prioritises sound from the front over sound from the sides. When it comes to sound from the back, the cardioid pattern offers the best possible attenuation. This means that this microphone is less susceptible to crosstalk, i.e. from other nearby sound sources. Thanks to all of these features, the MC 930 can be used in the studio as well as live on stage.


The high-quality true condenser capsule is protected by a durable solid metal housing that also has a significant effect on the sound thanks to its strategically placed holes. The microphone head includes a robust and acoustically neutral sintered disc. Both the switchable pre-attenuation and switchable low-cut filter are integrated into the housing. Thanks to its low weight and compact dimensions, it is quick and easy to position. This microphone now comes in a sturdy hard case.


Intricately handmade means every MC 930 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 M 930.


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.

Key Features

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

Technical Specifications

  • Transducer type: True condenser
  • Operating principle: Pressure gradient
  • Frequency response: 40 - 20,000 Hz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity (0 dB = 1 V/Pa): 30 mV/Pa (= -30.5 dBV)
  • Nominal impedance: 180 Ω
  • Load impedance: 1000 Ω
  • Max. SPL
    • at 1 kHz: 125 dB
    • with pre-attenuation: 140 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio rel. to 1 Pa: 71 dB
  • A-weighted equivalent SPL: 16 dB
  • Low-cut filter: switchable, 6 dB/octave at 250 Hz
  • Power supply: 11 - 52 V phantom power
  • Current consumption: 4.6 mA
  • Connection: 3-pin XLR, male
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 128 mm
    • Diameter: 21 mm
  • Weight: 106 g

What's Included

  • Beyerdynamic MC 930
  • Microphone Clamp MA-CL 21
  • Mic case

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the reasons for the facelift?

The M Series microphones are an important part of our microphone history and have been synonymous with outstanding product quality for decades. With the facelift, we are leading the microphones into the future. Since the products have been produced for almost 70 years, it is important that production processes are regularly checked and adjusted. In addition, the design was adapted to comply with our current corporate design. All these measures enable us to have stable microphone production in the years to come.

  • What changes were made to the microphones?

First and foremost, the printing on the mics was changed. This way, our classic microphones speak the current design language of beyerdynamic. In addition, the heritage band recognizes the important fact that these mics are made in Germany. The new look combines tradition with future and expresses our microphone DNA. Sound-relevant components such as membranes or transformers have not been changed. The microphone grille of the M 88 is an exception (see the following points).

  • Does the sound of the microphones change?

As a company, it is important to us that the known and beloved acoustic properties of the M Series microphones stay unchanged – that is why the microphone transducers and other sound-absorbing parts will be produced in the same way they have always been. Only the grille of the M 88 is an exception. As requested by many of our customers, the microphone grille will be available again in its original three-layered and fine-meshed form with the facelift.

  • What influence does the new head grille of the M 88 have on the mic sound?

Thanks to the now three-layer fabric, plosive sounds are dampened in a better way than in the previous version. The changed material of the microphone grille results in subtle changes in sound without changing the outstanding basic sound of the microphone.

  • Does the facelift serve to replace manual labor with machines?

No. We still manufacture in filigree handwork in Germany. What has changed are simply production processes to facilitate the work of our qualified personnel. In addition, we have replaced some glue connections with screw connections to provide better serviceability.

  • How were the names of the products changed?

The names only change for the M 88 and the M 201, which will lose the suffix “TG”. For all other microphones, there is no change.

  • Why are the products no longer named "TG" at the end? Does this affect the construction?

Eliminating the suffix ”TG“ for the M 88 and the M 201 is a way to clearly separate our M and TG product lines and move back to a consistent naming. Nothing has changed in terms of the robust construction of the microphones. The TG Series are touring gear and made for live performances. While ideal for studio use, the M Series microphones are still suitable for use in demanding live situations.

  • Will service continue for the current models?

The service for the current models will continue for the next years.

Up to 2 year(s) official warranty from Beyerdynamic Singapore from the date of purchase. Headphones SG is a Beyerdynamic authorised reseller. All Beyerdynamic products purchased through Headphones SG is eligible for warranty.