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    Shure SM58

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    The Shure SM58 is a professional cardioid dynamic microphone, commonly used in live vocal applications. Produced since 1966 it is considered the industry standard for live vocal performance microphones and it is one of the best-selling microphones in the world. 

    Like all directional microphones, the SM58 is subject to proximity effect, a low frequency boost when used close to the source. The cardioid response reduces pickup from the side and rear, helping to avoid feedback onstage. There are wired (with and without on/off switch) and wireless versions. The wired version provides balanced audio through a male XLR connector. The SM58 uses an internal shock mount to reduce handling noise.

    Features

    • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff
    • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
    • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
    • Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter
    • Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees
    • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability
    • Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic
    • Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz

    Maker: Shure
    Price range: 50‚Äď100 US$
    Compatibility: Adapter required
    Technology: Dynamic
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    XLR adapter required.
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    kennzamit

    • 5
       2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

    Great microphone as it sounds

    i am using it and can be checked in my latest vocs in which I am using this mic

     

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    AlexisRiveraSC

    • 5
      

    I am an Android user, and so many of the options listed in many websites apply mostly for iOS users.  The Shure SM58 is essentially a legendary mic, especially if you need to minimize background noise. It is also able to pick up on vocal frequencies much better than using just earbuds.

    You do need an XLR cable and an adapter/interface, for which I recommend the Tascam iXZ (approx. $50).  Being a normal microphone, it needs a power source, so this (or any other) interface needs to provide phantom power (48V).  The Tascam iXZ works off of 2AA batteries and can provide up to 10 hours of phantom power per charge.

    The difference is heaven and earth.  Earbuds or the phone mic pic up a larger range of frequencies and have strangely large gains so they can pick up a lot of background noise depending on their manufacturers.  This is what it sounds like using urBeats earbuds on an LG G6.

    BEFORE:

    You'll notice the voice sounds like I'm using two cans and a string. After connecting the Tascam iXZ to the Shure SM58 (using a cheap pop filter), turning phantom power on and plugging it in, you get something like this.

    AFTER:

    First of all, the sound quality is obviously much better.  Notice how my voice comes through (a bit too loud, but the Tascam comes with a gain slider you can use) very clearly and does not sound like I'm even the same room (which I am!).  There is a large reduction in noise, and so my voice is all that comes through (for better or worse!).

    Shure is an excellent brand, and this mic shows why.

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