Shure SM58-CN Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone Review

8.9
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Adam’s Take – “When a music venue has to replace their sound boards and speakers because they are outdated or start having problems, the Shure 58 will still be their in all it’s glory.  This is an affordable mic that should last forever and provide a professional sound and look that will serve you well for a long time.  If you have some money to spend, there are better microphones, but if you want to stay around or under the $100 mic, this Shure SM58 is tried and true.”

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Price history for Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone, Cardioid
Latest updates:
  • $99.00 - February 18, 2019
  • $98.00 - February 9, 2019
  • $99.00 - January 22, 2019
  • $98.00 - January 20, 2019
  • $99.00 - January 12, 2019
  • $89.00 - January 1, 2019
  • $88.99 - December 30, 2018
Since: December 30, 2018
  • Highest Price: $99.00 - January 12, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $88.99 - December 30, 2018
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Shure SM58-CN Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone Review
Shure SM58-CN Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone Review

Description

The Shure SM58 is the trusted mic of music venues and studios worldwide.  As a touring musician, I believe I have used either an SM58 or SM57 at every venue that I have ever performed at.  This trusted and affordable microphone provides musicians with an ideal live performance mic that is very suitable for studio use for vocals, some amps and drums and in the case of some Grammy winning musicians I have worked with, even horns (specifically used by a famous saxophonist I perform and record with.) This is an extremely durable mic that can take a beating which is why it’s so popular in live venues and clubs.  

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this in a studio?

I prefer this mic in live settings but have had success using it in my studio.  There are other mics I prefer for my studio but I recently recorded some saxophone parts for a tracks with a Grammy winning saxophonist and he specifically requested to use this mic and we got great results.  

 

  1. Adam’s Take

This microphone is solid.  I have seen musicians and sound men drop this mic and pick it up, dust it off and keep using it without noticing any difference in the sound.  With that said, I don’t suggest anyone actually “drop the mic”.  I also prefer this mic for live use and would only use it in the studio for specific instruments.  If you are on a budget and you want something solid that sounds good, this is your mic.  If you want a nuanced microphone and specifically want a great sounding vocals in a studio setting there are other microphones I would suggest.  With that in mind, the mics I would suggest do cost a bit more, so for the cost, this is a great all around microphone.

8.9
Sound
7.8
Price
9.9
Durability
10
+ Positives:
  • Cardioid mic minimizes bleed which is especially great for live use.
  • Shock mount reduces handling noise.
  • Integrated filter to minimize pop and breath noise.
  • Brightened mid range and bass rolloff.
  • Most durable mic on the market.
- Negatives:
  • Brightened mid range and bass rolloff is great for vocals and some instruments but also not as good for other instruments which keeps it from being the ideal microphone for "all purpose" use.
  • Some knockoffs have made their way on to the market which are not as good.

Price History

Price history for Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone, Cardioid
Latest updates:
  • $99.00 - February 18, 2019
  • $98.00 - February 9, 2019
  • $99.00 - January 22, 2019
  • $98.00 - January 20, 2019
  • $99.00 - January 12, 2019
  • $89.00 - January 1, 2019
  • $88.99 - December 30, 2018
Since: December 30, 2018
  • Highest Price: $99.00 - January 12, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $88.99 - December 30, 2018
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