Summary: I got one of these back in 2004, because I was sick of playing out of whatever vocal mic was around. At the time I was playing in a country rock band. I've gigged this mic hard--dropped it multiple times with nary a problem. The mic has a nice mid-rangy sound.
Summary: I just got this harmonica mic and it sounds so clear and its a dream to hold with a harmonica. The volume control is perfectly placed underneath the mic and is easy to use. It is very well made. All metal outer keeps sounding good for years to come.
Summary: This is a classic blues harp mic. I have been playing harmonica without amplification for 20 years and only recently moved into making my sound louder. I have combined this great mic with a Fender Priceton Reverb 65 reissue limited edition, and the sound is fantastic.
Summary: Purchased this Mic as my old 520 has no volume control. I had heard the new green bullets were inferior to the old versions but I have no complaints. The sound is perhaps a bit cleaner, which might not suit everyone, but with the kit I have that is no problem!
Excerpt: The Shure 520DX is a dynamic microphone that is suitable for both in the studio or on the stage. While I have only used this microphone for recording, you can definitely use it for live shows as well, whether it be for harmonica or something else.