Reviews and Problems with Shure SM63 Handheld Microphone
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Not what I expected
behyer, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I don't have much experience buying microphones, but my research indicated that this is a good mic from Shure, one of the leaders in the market. The SM63 looks great, is well made and handles well, but it's noisy. I'm running this into a Lectrosonics wireless setup to do roving interviews, and it's just noisy. To make sure it isn't the rest of the setup, I tried an old Azden (granted, a more expensive mic) and it sounded great.
Excerpt: After much deliberation in which hand-held microphone to purchase, I eventually settled on the Shure SM63L. Intending to use the microphone in a crowded convention setting, the lack of initial reviews had me a little nervous. I'm happy to report that any doubt was unfounded. While it wasn't used in the very crowded show floor, it was used in slightly less crowded areas and preformed very well.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
Excerpt: We have used dozens of these for electronic news gathering systems (ENG). They are fairly rugged and deliver very good sound quality. The mic element takes a fair amount of abuse, has very good isolation from handling noise, and delivers good levels to ENG cameras without phantom power. The extra length also helps ENG, especially for use with a flag.
Excerpt: When I first used the SM63L microphone, I wasn't sure that I was using it properly... I plugged the adapter into my Canon 5D MKII and my Canon t3i and went on to record some interviews... when I played back on camera, all you hear is hissing... without wanting to research too much I will assume that the Canon won't playback stereo captured sound. BUT!!!... when I downloaded the video to my laptop for further review, I was immersed in sound...
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
Excerpt: Forget your RE50/B's and get out of the '50s. Give up your "hammers" and get this one. Every bit as rugged, but better freq response, and contoured right at the speech points of the spectrum. Hears up to 20 KHz, +/- 3 db down to 80 Hz. No need for low cut filter. Speech is clear and fresh, like a spring brook.
Pros: Beautiful And Sleek, Clear Sound, Compact, Costs Less Than Re50b, Durable, Easy To Use, Feather Light, Plug-on Snaps Into Base, Sounds Better Than Re50b, Versatile
Excerpt: We use this mike for HOA meetings ( a 55 and older very active community). Our previous mikes needed to be held almost exactly horizonally and needed to be almost touching your lips. While we have used this one very little yet I know that the residents will appreciate not having to be told where to hold it every meeting. I just wish we could find this nice a Omni-directional mike that was wireless and affordable.