Reviews and Problems with Shure SM58 Vocal Microphone
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Not that great, but you have to have one.
2 January 2011
Summary: This mic is nowhere near as good as the Sennheiser e835 or even the Beta 58A, but it's the standard, so it's a must-have in every sound guy's mic locker. I don't use the SM58 unless it's the first choice of the performer. On most monitors and FOH systems, the SM58 is like swimming in a sea of mud. If your system is based on woofers and projection horns, be prepared for completely unclear audio and tons of EQ.
Summary: God help us, there is some disinformation on this site is unbelievable!!! Let's start at the beginning I will try to take them one at a time. The Shure SM58 is an industry standard today for live vocals and speech, it has been for about forty years! It's not really a studio mic but you will find it on a number of major studio recordings nevertheless. The Shure Beta58 is supercardioid, has a little more output than a regular SM58, and is a little brighter.