SM35 Headworn Microphone

The Shure SM35 is a headworn electret condenser microphone, intended for use with a wireless bodypack transmitter in live stage performances.

Wearing the Microphone

  1. Install the windscreen on the microphone boom.
  2. Place the headband around the back of the head, with the boom on the left side.
  3. Place the microphone at the corner of the mouth. To decrease pops and plosives, avoid placing the microphone directly in front of the mouth

Note: Do not store the microphone in damp, enclosed spaces. Allow perspiration to dry completely before storing.


Note: Testing is based on the use of supplied and recommended cable types. The use of other than shielded (screened) cable types may degrade EMC performance.

The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from:

Authorized European representative:

Shure Europe GmbH

Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa

Department: EMEA Approval

Jakob-Dieffenbacher-Str. 12

75031 Eppingen, Germany

Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0

Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4




Electret Condenser

Frequency Response

40 Hz to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

Unidirectional (Cardioid)

Output Impedance

100 Ω, @ 1 kHz


-57.8 dBV/Pa, @ 1 kHz, 1000 Ω load

Signal-To-Noise Ratio [1]

59.2 dB, @ 1 kHz, 1000 Ω load

Maximum SPL [1]

151.3 dB, 1000 Ω load, @ 1 kHz, 1% THD

Dynamic Range [1]

116.5 dB, @ 1 kHz, 1000 Ω load

Self Noise [1]

34.8 dB SPL-A, 1000 Ω load

Power Requirements

TA4F +5 V DC (nominal), 10 V maximum (DC bias)
XLR connector 12 to 52 V DC, phantom power


TA4F Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 3 with respect to pin 1
XLR Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3


1.1m (45in.)




72 g (2.53 oz.)

[1]Measurements taken using RPM400 preamp

*All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity.