The Shure 562 is a miniature cardioid microphone optimized for speech. The 562 features noise-cancelling properties that efficiently eliminate background noise and it is ideal for use in language labs, commercial work spaces and anywhere high ambient noise is present. The microphone's design allows it to easily mount onto a gooseneck or stand and the attached 4 ft (2 m) cable features a two-conductor lead for wiring XLR or 1/4" phone connections.
The 562 features a low impedance output for high gain during long cable runs and noisy connections. The microphone is optimized for speech intelligibility and is at home as a communication microphone for paging and talk back applications in broadcast and recording studios.