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.



Electret Condenser

Frequency Response

40 Hz to 20,000 Hz

Polar Pattern

Unidirectional (Cardioid)

Output Impedance

@ 1 kHz

2400 Ω

Audio Output Level

-59.0 dBV/Pa

Signal-To-Noise Ratio [1]

@ 1 kHz

55 dB

Maximum SPL [1]

1000 Ω load, 1  kHz@ 1%THD

153.0 dB

Dynamic Range [1]

@ 1 kHz, 1000 Ω load

114.0 dB

Equivalent Output Noise [1]

typical, A-Weighted

39 dB

Power Requirements

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


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


1.1 m (45 in.)



Net Weight

72 g (2.53 oz.)

[1] Measurements taken using RPM626 preamp

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


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