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Shure SM57
8.7 out of 10

Shure SM57

Dynamic microphone cartridge with tailored frequency response Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Shure SM57

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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Sound 8
Usability 9

Shure SM57 vs. Beta57a

22 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Shure’s Beta line offers various “improvements” to the mics in the SM line, featuring subtle changes across the microphone specs. Although similar to the SM family of products, the Beta series mics have a slightly different sound that makes them sometimes complimentary to, and other times a great...
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Shure SM-57

22 November 2010
  • Excerpt: There are some drawbacks to consider about the SM57. While it does not need phantom power, it does need a lot of gain at the preamp when recording softer sounds. That can bring in more noise from the preamp (the Mic itself is generally quiet).
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Expert Review

23 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Everybody who runs a pro recording studio has at least one Shure SM57 and most PA companies will have half a dozen. The reason is that that will make a decent job of recording most things and really for the snare drum it's the recording microphone of choice over mics costing 10 times as much.
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