The T.bone MB85 Beta
The T.bone MB85 Beta

MB85 Beta, Dynamic Microphone from The T.bone.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 36 reviews )
 28 reviews78 %
 5 reviews14 %
 1 user review3 %
 1 user review3 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Audiofanzine FR12/30/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

The T.bone MB85 Beta
Originally written by Yam59 on Audiofanzine FR.

I used to have a Shure SM57 for trumpet and a bugle for pop and jazz. I forgot my mic when I went to a rehearsal so I used the T-Bone MB85.


I was impressed by the highs! No distortion and clear sound, even at 50 cm. It was the same with vocals. So I ask myself why is there such a big difference in price compared to the SM58 or SM57... You pay for the brand! So I bought this mic and I recommend it! The only question is: will it withstand the test of time...
Very good value for money. It looks like the SM58: almost same weight, same sturdiness (or so it seems). Very good lows and highs compared with a SM57, which tend to sound a bit dull. Better than a replacement mic...

alechat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good vocal microphone"

The T.bone MB85 Beta
Bandwidth: 50 to 16,000 Hz
Directivity Supercardioid
Bandwidth: 50 to 16,000 Hz
Without on / off switch
miking vocals, guitar, Drums
Clamp and plastic box included


Used for almost 2 years, this mic is solid.
The sound quality is at the appointment: "timbre, attack, shine .."

Very good alternative to Sh .., when the budget is lower and most importantly, very usable on stage.
This mic is a good choice given its value for money.

Geoffrey.william's's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" can be MICRO!"

The T.bone MB85 Beta
see previous review ...


AWESOME! quality similar to Shure manufacture, heavy and robust microphone. nothing to say about the sound is exemplary. Go a lil criticism, I think it is more sensitive to feedback, but at this price had to a small weak point.

mazdom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bluffing"

The T.bone MB85 Beta
See above for characteristics


I use the microwave for 5 or 6 years. I've done blind tests with several musicians, or they are unable to differentiate the shure beta 85 is the first place they beta 85. I had to buy at least 5 and I will continue ... on the other hand I was pretty disappointed with the copy of the 57 that I have returned.
Doctor Feelgood11/08/2012

Doctor Feelgood's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Widely across and cheap."

The T.bone MB85 Beta
Dynamic microphone shure sm 58 type but shhhhuuut!


The sound recording is widely copied at the micro is the sm58. One really wonders if it's worth putting more money into a shure. But hey there are people who prefer brands that will not discuss ...

manudox's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A little disappointed"

The T.bone MB85 Beta
Micro song.

Presented as a clone of a great brand.


I have several references microphone singing.

I bought an AKG D660 because I had this on a wireless capsule and the sound is decent for the price, it was also around 40 €.

I have SM58 Shure Beta58.

The MB85 beta is presented as a clone of the Beta 58.

Indeed the transition from one to the other, we say wow this is really not bad. Yes the bass is not too far forward, the overall tone of voice is not bad, nice. It does not attack in the medium as an SM58 can do evil equalized.

Listening a bit more, everything is part of the acute spectrum is not true at all, and found very unpleasantly forward, but no finesse, like the voice scratching on vinyl, while a beta 58 is sweet and faithful throughout the spectrum.

You tell me I compare a microphone € 40 with a € 160 micro.

Comparison with Prodipe TT1 famous that I use on weddings. The prodipe has more attack, treble end is very nice. Nothing to see! I always say that prodipe sounds "fair" to put his voice to the animation before it is really micro top, thomann too no longer wanted to return to service for this purpose. First and last time for animation microphone.

It will stay in my spare suitcase.

I will continue with my TT1 for small benefits, and for shure scenes.

Manufacturing side, bought the bundle with the foot and cable, and one evening after some manipulations, I managed to already damaging the paint MB85 while TT1 touch plastic finish with aging very well after 2-3 seasons . The metal grid is not as robust as the Shure ...

I'm a little disappointed with this microphone, in short it was worth the money ...

supermike12's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

The T.bone MB85 Beta
Pattern: Supercardioid
Bandwidth: 50 to 16,000 Hz


I use it for almost 2 years. it is a micro super sturdy. you can clean the grille and windscreen which are removable. its level, nice attack, brightness and good reproduction of the stamp. I can not do without it-so much so that in concert, I needed to deal with traditional sm58 and I wonder if I do not prefer his "big" brother beta 58 (but this may be due to my habits).

value for money against its direct competitor "shure": 10 t-bones, a shure

I would do without hesitation that choice and elsewhere, as the opportunity arises, I rachèterais two or three ...

Reiep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cheap, not bad"

The T.bone MB85 Beta
Dynamic micro-oriented song, but can do the rest :)

Other opinions have previously discussed the characteristics. It looks pretty solid.


From my point of view, ie catches and occasional voice of a little ukulele-making, he made his job very well. For an amateur job like mine is more than enough. The value for money is quite exceptional.

I will definitely complete my assortment of microphones with other Tbone.

saturax08's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very successful micro and cheap"

The T.bone MB85 Beta
micro dynamics of a very good value for money.


This mic is very clear and it is very close to a condenser microphone because of the extent of what he can capture a dynamic that is stunning. Of course as others have said here it is largely as good as the Shure SM 58 and is better than the 57 sm. Really a success.

Barnabee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good microphone - price / quality ratio"

The T.bone MB85 Beta
Cardioid Dynamic Microphone "generalist"
No on / off
Comes with carrying case and clamp


Used for 3 years, for voice (voice and text in theater). Besides, I used mostly SM58, widespread in theaters and others. AKG of mid-range. Sm 57.
Péchu enough, reliable in all configs. Preferred to SM58, every time.
Very good value for money, I confirm that other opinions have served me well.
I do it again this election, yes.