Summary: Thought I'd give something OTHER than an SM58 a try on vocals...the shure always have that nasty 4k peak, not to mention the rolled off bass related to proximity... The e835 has none of these problems! proximity effects the mic very little, and the response curve is MUCH smoother than the SM58! there is a bit more handling noise, but it's a worthwhile trade-off, in my opinion! I don't hear near as much lip-popping either..