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I did a lot of research before buying this mic. I needed a dynamic mic for both karaoke and home recording. I have a condenser mic but it is so sensitive that it picks up too much background noises like birds chirping or noisy neighbours. I decided to go for a good cardioid mic. I tried several other brands but result was not good enough as they failed to reproduce a clean recording - either bass was vibrating or treble was screeching or too much explosion on 'p' sounds. I received the SM58 yesterday and immediately tried to record some dry vocals using UM2 audio interface and Cubase DAW. The result was beyond expectations - no noise, no explosion on 'p' sounds, 's' sounds were natural and the recording exactly reproduced what was sung. Obviously the karaoke live performance testing was great as well. It has great proximity effect and in built pop filter. No need to do any extra setup for the mic. Simply sing! I have become a big fan of Shure! SM58 is certainly considered as the industry standard for good reason. It is very well built and looks pretty durable. It is an asset and definitely worth the money.
Excellent build quality, were my first thought upon opening the package with this one and secondly it comes with a sticker to tag up my computer with. So I am sold on the sticker alone haha. Nope it seems to do what it says on the tin. Works straight out of the box no phantom power needed. Very little feedback. I only began to notice some when running it through 4 tracks and a vocoder. I have not really barked at it yet, but the bass response is quite phenomenal actually when you get in close. So far I am happy with this purchase, If it still alive and kicking in a few years I will be supremely happy with it. Having previously bought a condenser mic and had it break on me. This feels solid if a little quite however it cuts out unwanted background noise from my computer, which is another reason I bought it. So far it does exactly what it says on the tin. If you have been looking elsewhere at stuff slightly cheaper,. I would stop here. I am hoping this will be worth every penny of that 100 quid in the long run with hassle free plug and play, it is a winner. I have a mic I am pretty sure I can take anywhere and it will be useful without having to worry.
I have been longing to purchase my own Shure SM58 for a very long time. I have resesrched various performance level microphones and this one has always stood out from the rest. Great sound quality, sturdy and absolutely excellent value for money
It took me 4 or 5 weeks before I got the chance to use this microphone. Being a bit hesitant after getting stung previously with buying mic's like this on a well known auction site, and getting shoddy fake items ( and no chance of return or refund ) I lost a lot of money. Thankfully this seemed to be a genuine item and feels and sounds like Quality with a capital Q.
This, of course, is an excellent product. It has become very much the industry standard for vocals (singing), but is also good for speech. This model with switch is particularly good for speech announcements where it is necessary to switch it off or mute it for much of the time.
good quality microphone, but the on\off switch feels very loose and fragile especially when compared to my old £30 mike. If I had more confidence in the long term future of the switch I would have rated it 5 stars, still early days yet.
I record a lot of podcasts and voice overs. My previous mics have been condensers (they need really good soundproofing in the room), and the one dynamic cardioid mic I bought didn't catch the lower frequencies of my voice very well. Shure SM58 absolutely does. I use it with Behringer's U-phoria interface plugged into my laptop and the sound is as good as my condenser mics used to give me in rooms covered with accoustic panels. My current recording environment has a high ceiling, three bare walls, and a lot of traffic noise (my office is on the ground floor). So, I'm blown away with how great my voice sounds even after I've run the track through noise reduction. There's almost no reverb recorded, which was my number one problem in this room with my other mics. Thank you tons, Shure!