The Audio-Technica ATM610a/S - Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone With Switch is designed for live sound reinforcement and recording applications. The microphone is especially useful for lead and backing vocals because its hypercardioid polar pattern reduces the pickup of sounds to the sides and rear of the microphone. It utilizes a rare-earth magnet within its dynamic circuit design and provides a frequency response of 40 to 16,000 Hz. An integrated MagnaLock switch allows you to turn the microphone on and off. The unit features an internal shockmount to reduce handling and stage noise and includes a multi-stage grill to reduce the effect of plosives and sibilance. The microphone body is constructed of metal for durability and features corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLR3-M contacts. It comes with an Audio-Technica Quiet-Flex stand clam for 5/8 threaded microphone stands, a 5/8 to 3/8 threaded adapter, and a soft protective sleeve.