“Best Harmonica Microphone” Review!

Hello Harmonica Lovers!                                                                                            

What I’m going to be talking about is the best harmonica microphone”  for your needs no matter whether it’s your first time looking at harmonicas microphones or you have been using harmonica microphones already for awhile!

Which ones are they?

(3) Best Rated Harmonica Microphones for 2015!   

#1. Shure Green Bullet 520DX

If your looking for  good features that can improve your microphone tone. Then the Shure Green Bullet 520DX would be what your looking for in the overall improved response and adjustable volume control knob.

Features of the Shure Green Bullet 520DX                                                         

1. Small enough to hold in your hand makes it easy to use

 2. Weights only 1.6 pounds

3. Volume control knob that can be easily adjusted at any time while playing.

4. 100 to 5,000 hertz frequency

5. Comes with a built in cord to plug directly into an amp.

6. High impedance


  • Lots of Features
  • Full Customization
  • Really Good Soundstock-photo-445060-harmonica-mic
  • Compact Size
  • Good Price


  • Uncomfortable Grip
  • Has a Cord
  • Not Wireless Compatible


“Personal Preference”

Each Microphone can be used for different applications of playing the harmonica it all depends on the kind of music the harmonica player is playing and interested in using it for.

So I believe it’s all Personal Preference!

If you would like more information on the Shure Green bullet 520DX Mic.

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Please leave any comment or questions below and I will reply back.

#2. Audix FireBall V

This microphone is the state of art when it comes to harmonica microphones. It’s designed so not to distort sound at all perfect for live performances and recording. The Fireball V is a light weight clear crisp sounding microphone that can be used with a wireless setup.

Features of the Audix FireBall V

1. Lightweight half the weight of the Shure Green Bullet 520DX

2. Built in volume control easy to adjust while performing

3. No feed back or distortion

4. Used for live studios

5. Wireless capabilities

6. Used for music recording

7. Used in Beat box harmonica


  • High quality design
  • Sound quality excellentcefa87397fe0bd7c81d359e1635bf5c1
  • Comfortable in your hand
  • Wireless capabilities
  • Lightweight
  • Studio quality
  • Recording quality


  • Priced a little higher than other harmonica microphones


The Audix FireBall V is one of my personal favorites.

I have been performing live shows with this harmonica microphone for the last 5yrs once I discovered this incredible microphone! It does everything it claims to do and more!

I would highly recommend the Audix FireBall V!

If you would like some more information on the Audix FireBall V

Get Product at Lowest Price Here…….

Please leave any comments or questions below and I will reply.

#3. Astatic JT30

This microphone is a good all around microphone used in Jazz or Blues great for recording produces a clear distinct sound. This is a good place to start for someone that is learning about harmonica microphones. Competitive price being a favorite of harmonica players looking for a universal microphone.

Astatic JT30 is designed by Hohner great for recording music specializing in Jazz.

Features of the Astatic JT30

1. Competitive Price

2. Lightweight 1.4lbs

3. Male adapter included to plug into amp

4. Replica of the original Astatic Mics


  •  Fits good in your hand
  • Lightweightdownload (5)
  • No feed back
  • Great for recording
  • Great Price
  • Looks Good


  •  No Wireless capabilities
  •  Harmonica players that know a lot about harmonica microphones this is probably not for you


The Astatic JT30 microphone is a very good microphone for the price and quality it’s well worth the buy for the harmonica player that’s looking for a good well rounded harmonica microphone

If you would like some more information on the Astatic JT30 please contact me personally for pricing and availability?

I Personally Own all 3 Harmonica Microphones and have used them all in live performances at one time or another. There all great harmonica microphones! But my Personal Favorite and I am using it at the present, in my live performances is the Audix FireBall V because of it’s wireless capabilities. I’m able to go into the audience and play my harmonica directly to them which seems to go over really big with the audience. It’s like there in the Show!

Please leave any comments or questions below and I will reply back.

Thanks, for visiting my website and please come back again more to come!


Have a blessed day!



13 thoughts on ““Best Harmonica Microphone” Review!

  1. How long have you personally played/been interested in harmonicas? Is it a life-long passion? Do you play regularly or used to? And do you have a good list of the TOP 5 ways/places to learn how to play harmonica?

    I am also curious being I play guitar, is harmonica where harmonics comes from or does harmonica come out of harmonics?

    Thank you for the site and very useful information,

    Zach Campbell (Owner/Operator)
    Market Merchant (MM+)

    1. Hi Zack, Thanks for visiting my site and the nice comment. To answer some of your Questions I’ve played harmonica for the last 20yrs. I have been playing with my Cousin who plays guitar and sings in a band called the Cozmic Cowboyz for the last 12yrs. performing on the beaches of Florida. I’m 64 yrs. old an performing every weekend and thru the week sometimes. Harmonicas came from Germany at first. I have information on that subject on another post on my allabboutharmonica.com website. If you go to YouTube an type in Cozmic Cowboyz that’s my band. There’s just 2 of us but we put out a lot of music. Yes I can direct you to the right place to learn harmonica. Please come back more to come adding great stuff all the time?

      Have a blessed day!


  2. Hey Larry!

    Great start to the article. There doesn’t seem to be any links though.

    Aside from that, I didn’t realize there were actual specific mics that were solely for recording harmonica! Very interesting indeed..

    Besides harmonica, which is really cool.. do you have any other experience in musicianship and instrumentation?


    1. Hi Stu, Thanks for commenting on my last post. I added Amazon Links on the Green Bullet and the FireBall.I played the Trumpet in High school mostly harmonica I’ve been playing for about 20yrs. Please come back again and check out more to come on my Website.

      Have a blessed day!


  3. I think the page was excellent for providing reviews on harmonica microphones. One thing you can improve is instead of numbering the pros and cons, you could perhaps put them in bullets and because I feel like that would be easier to read. I’m not saying it looked bad, the content is there but I feel like there should be more bullet-ed lists under the pros and cons. Another thing you can improve upon is the image placement. The images are good where they are but I think they should go on the right, right next to the pros and cons to show the reader the microphone that is being talked about because I got a little lost when I saw a picture under the description halfway through. Those are my suggestions and in no way am I trying to say anything bad.

    1. Hi Eloy, Thanks for the great pointers it will only make my site better! I’m still in the process of going back and editing my website.Thank you once again for your helpful comments I will go back and make those changes.

      If I can help you an any way please let me know.

      Have a blessed day!


      1. Hi Eloy, I went back and made those changes you suggested before. Check it out if you get see if there’s anything else I can clean up. Thanks again for all your helpful comments.
        Have a blessed day!

  4. i really appreciate the depth of this review. I am a classical guitarist and I know how hard it is to find a good mic for acoustic instruments. I have been getting into the harmonica and I have heard a lot about the FireBall V and seeing it on your site definitely means I need to look further into this. Thanks!

    1. Hi Philip, Thank you for the kind comments on my website. I added a Infromation video on the FireBall V Microphone to help you out. Check it out when you get a chance I use the Fireball V in my performances now and I love it! Hope this helps?http://allaboutharmonicas.com/best-harmonica-microphone-review
      You said you play Classical Guitar that’s really incredible that takes a lot of practice and skill. If you need any help with the harmonica please let me know if I can help you in anyway.

      Please come back and check out my website in the future as I’m always adding new & exciting content!

      Have a blessed 2016!


  5. I’m playing blues with a sm58 and want more blues grit. Which mic has got it. Also what is the best blues amp for harp?

    1. Hi John, Thanks for checking out my review on best harmonica microphone review. The Sure sm58 is a good vocal mic but to clean sounding for blues you can use the sm58 for country,folk, rock or jazz. If you want the dirty blues sound the first microphone I show in that Microphone review is the Sure Green Bullet Mic.that is first one most people pick also if it’s not dirty enough the third Mic. in the review is a JT30 Astasic Mic. but those are hard to find. Another is the Blues Blaster you can see and purchase them through my website go back to the review and click on the highlighted text that says harmonica microphones that will show you a lot of examples and prices. Harmonica Amplifiers are on an earlier post I did on them. Fender Bassman tube amp would be my first choice also Fender Blues JR. or Hoodo Box blues tube amp also any tube amp would be better for the sound your looking for when you get to the review click on highlighted text blues amps at the first of the review click here Harmonica Amps
      I hope I answered you questions John and helped you out and you find what your looking for through my website if not please let me know so i can help you out?
      Please let me know if I can do anything else for you?
      Thank you for visiting my website and shopping through my website!
      Have a blessed day!

  6. The fellow above mentioning the sm58 got close to my question. I play guitar doing folk music and play harmonica on some songs sort of the Dylan style. I use a Shute beta 58 which is also my vocal mic. I occasionally play on a bluesy song, and becoming aware that the 58 may be the wrong sound. Are there any harp mics that will mount on a mic stand or a harp holder and still sound good?

    1. Hi Bill yes there are myself and a lot of harp players use the Green bullet to get that fat blues sound or an Astatic Mic here’s a post I wrote on microphones let me know if this helps you out.

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