New Gear/New Toys Reviews: MXL POP LSM-9 Dynamic Vocal Microphone

MXL's POP LSM-9 dynamic vocal microphone comes with a solid hard mount holder/adapter and is available in four, festive colors (pictured): electric blue, hot pink, fluorescent yellow and Day-Glo green.

But beyond the flashy look, you'll have professional-grade all-metal microphone especially designed to cancel handling noise and provide years of service. The LSM-9's capsule has a super-cardioid polar pattern for rejection of feedback and is made using all high-quality components.

My review microphone compared favorable and nearly identical to another major brand dynamic live microphone costing three times as much! Bands, vocal groups, and karaoke singers will love this mic. They have a frequency response of 50Hz to 18kHz, has a sensitivity of -74dB, and weighs just 363 grams.

The MXL POP LSM-9 Dynamic Vocal Microphone is all fun and sells for $99 MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com