The Beyerdynamic product range comprises, in addition to microphones and audio headsets, headsets for TV commentators and pilots as well as conference systems and interpreting facilities. The M59 is a hypercardioid dynamic microphone intended for studio or field broadcast vocals. The large-diaphragm moving-coil capsule is shockmounted within the mic body to reduce handling noise. Its low-mass diaphragm is made of Macrolon, a form of polycarbonate plastic said to produce fast transient response and high sensitivity. At 3 mV/Pa, the M 59 is 1.6x as sensitive as the Shure SM58. Its frequency response is somewhat like the SM58, with similar LF rolloff and a smoother presence peak above 3kHz.