Shure SM58
Shure SM58

Dynamic Microphone from the SM58 model by ShureView website

Users' review: Average mark of 2.5/5 for 207 reviews

Shure SM58 : theaudioandvideoguy's user review

"epic" 8 (8/10)

Characteristics 8/10

The Shure SM58 was one of my first microphones that I used to record with at home. I have pretty much used all of the Shure Line mics. The thing that’s best about this one is its good for a little bit of everything. No matter what frequencies your voice is, it works. You don’t even have to have a windscreen. I remember recording with this mic, with no stand or windscreen. With a little bit of Eqing, it sounding amazing for just recording in my living room on my Toshiba laptop at the time. I have came a long way from those days. But I would still use the SM58 in a heartbeat. I recommend this mic to anyone starting out. Its really cheap and sounds great.

Overall Opinion 8/10

The mic is very precise with the sound, you may have to cut out some of the lower end frequencies with it, depending on how close you are to the mic and how deep your voice is. That was the only issue that I had when using this mic. I didn’t try any models prior to this one, I think I might have use a cheap radio shack mic 1 time but when I got this that thing went in the trash! I am very happy that I found this mic many years ago. Shure really put out a quality product with this and best of all anyone can afford it. It is even being sold in most of your main stores now, you no longer have to go to a guitar center or sam ash to find it. I wont be surprised if wal mart doesn’t carry it, (if they don’t already?). A high quality mic for a great price… I stand by it! Don’t waste your money on all those mics that cost twice as much as this one, this one will work just as good and save you money at the same time!