Which microphone is better? We compare the Warm Audio WA87 vs Neumann U87 to see how they perform and which one is the best for broadcasters and podcasters. The U87 is very popular in the radio industry. It’s considered one of the best microphones available. But can the WA87 replicate that signature sound at a fraction of the cost?

Microphones used:

Warm Audio WA87

Warm Audio WA87

The WA87 is a reproduction of the classic U87 microphone, but at a quarter of the cost. It’s commonly used in recording studios for voice-overs, music, and live radio due to its wide range.

It’s a fantastic all-purpose studio microphone for advanced setups. The build and sound quality for the price are superb. Whether you are recording podcasts, voice-overs, music sessions, or broadcasting live, this has something for everyone.

Neumann U87

Neumann U87

The U87 is based on the popular U67 which was used by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, so it is a pretty iconic microphone.

Just like the WA87, it’s a fantastic all-purpose mic for recording both vocals and instruments. It makes everything sound great. Its wide range means you can use it to record voice-overs, broadcast live on your radio station, pick up instrumentals like acoustic guitars and pianos from bands, and even capture ambient noises.