Excerpt: I use this for interviews and some voice overs. It's long enough (the main reason I chose this mic) to slide up a camera flag with the wind foam on top and be grasped by a large hand with transmitter attached at bottom. Really love the warm rich accurate sound. Very classy looking as well. Thanks B&H and Beyerdynamic.
Summary: This is a great omnidirectional dynamic microphone. Besides being an industry standard for location work, I sometimes use it in my home studio for instrumental recording. I did a shootout with 7 other mics on my snare drum. I encircled the snare with Shure SM57, Beyerdynamic M201, Sennheiser MD409, AKG C452, Josephson C42, AKG 414, Sennheiser MD431, and a couple other well known mics....All recording the same hits at the same time from similar positions on the drum.
Excerpt: I am a journalism student and needed an external mic for my video camera that I could use for interviews. I was hesitant about spending what, for me, is alot of money on a microphone. I settled on the m58 because of the relatively reasonable price and the good user reviews. I'm glad I did. My first interview with it was at the beach and it performed wonderfully.
Excerpt: This is the 2nd M58 I've purchased. This mic is able to handle loud spl environments like dance clubs and sports events and reject the ambient sound and give the talent a nice up front sound. Very little handling noise and nice full range voice sound. Highly recommended.
Excerpt: very warm sounding, pleasant, microphone ideal for outdoor ENG shooting. very rugged, visually pleasing to the eye. Would HIGHLY-RECOMMEND the BEYERDYNAMIC M58 for ENG shoots. Much more warmth & presence you get from the Beyerdynamic M58 when comparing against other ENG mics. Worth it to pay a few more dollars. Second M58 i bought because i was happy with the quality i got from the first one.