Product Details


The Shure BETA®98A is a precision-engineered compact, high-output miniature condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback and off-axis rejection of unwanted noise.

Both Beta 98A configurations feature high sound pressure level capability (SPL). Beta 98AD/C includes A98D drum mount with flexible gooseneck that makes it an essential, accurate choice for toms, snares, and percussion. Beta 98A/C is recommended for a variety of acoustic or amplified instruments including drums, piano, reed, wind, and strings.


  • Uniform cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and rejection of off-axis sound for smooth high-end response and control
  • Frequency response tailored for drums and percussion applications with a wide dynamic range for use in high SPL environments
  • Precision-engineered design for unobtrusive microphone footprint
  • Beta 98A models ship with external in-line preamplifier for discreet cable placement, snap-fit windscreen, and zipper pouch
  • Beta 98AD/C ships with A98D drum mount featuring a flexible gooseneck for precise placement and secure attachment
  • Beta 98A/C ships with RK282 shock mount swivel adapter for attachment to any standard microphone stand
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
Form Factor
Model Line

Available Options

BETA 98AD/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone
BETA 98A/C Miniature Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Type Electret Condenser
Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Cardioid

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.


    A98D Microphone Drum Mount

    Allows attachment and positioning of Beta 98 and Beta 98A to the side of a drum.

    from $69

    C98D Replacement Cable for Beta 91, Beta 98 Microphones

    Replacement cable for Shure Beta 91, Beta 98S, Beta 98D/S microphones.

    from $23

    RK183WS Snap-Fit Microphone Windscreens

    Works with Beta 98A, Beta 98/S, Beta 98D/S, Beta 98H/C, MX183, MX184, MX185, MX202, WH30, WL183, WL184, WL185, and SM35. Contains 4 snap-fit windscreens.

    from $19

    RK282 Swivel Microphone Mount

    Isolation mount and swivel adapter securely attaches Beta 98 and Beta 98A microphones to standard microphone stands.

    from $30

    RPM110 Supercardioid Cartridge for Beta 91 and Beta 98

    Replacement cartridge for Beta 91 and Beta 98 Microphone Models. Supercardioid, Condenser.

    from $68


    In-line microphone preamplifier for WBH53, Beta 53, Beta 91, Beta 98, MC50B, MC51B, and SM35-XLR microphones.

    from $90

Software & Downloads


File Language Type File Size
BETA Microphones Brochure English PDF 1.51 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
Beta 98A Specification Sheet English PDF 110 kb
Beta 98A/C Beta 98AD/C Specification Sheet English PDF 666 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
BETA 98A User Guide

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