The Shure SM48-LC Vocal Microphone features a unidirectional (cardioid) dynamic design, well suited for lead vocals, backup vocals, and spoken word applications. The microphone features an internally shock-mounted cartridge, a steel mesh grille, and an internal pop filter for mitigating plosives. The durable construction can withstand the rigors of on-the-road wear and tear. The SM48-LC is designed to perform consistently both outdoors and indoors, and when used for singing or speech applications. The microphone includes a microphone clip and a zippered pouch.