All user reviews for the Shure Beta 57
I have had this one for a few years. I got it on recommendation that is kind of like a brighter, clearer SM57. I borrowed one to try it out, and used it on a snare drum and a guitar cabinet. It definitely beat out the SM57 in both categories, and sounded almost more like a Sennheiser 421. The transients are more crisp which is great for the snare drum, and the guitar distortion seemed to have more bite on it and sounded more alive. I pretty much never use the SM57 anymore after buying my own beta 57 - this one sounds better almost every single time. It's also just as rugged as the SM57, you could probably throw this mic against the wall and it would work fine. You can also twist off the grille cap if you need to clean it out. If you use this for vocals of any kind, you're bound to get a lot of dried up gunk stuck in the foam part under the metal grille which can worsen the sound, so it's worth giving it a good cleaning once in a while. It's really not that much more expensive than the SM57, so it's definitely worth the upgrade if you can afford it, it's a great value. I would definitely get it again.
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Ninspade's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Micro versatile"
It has been 14 years since I sang in on various scenes, bar (formerly) smoky, but I am only the chorus. He does his work without flinching. Its sound is very suitable to my voice (and for example not to that of my singer), this micro lightens. The highs are very present.
Another advantage for me that was taken by my hand instrument, it almost never HOOK feedback. Yet the investment is rarely seen optimized tight places in which we came to play.
I followed the advice of the seller at the time because I had absolutely no idea what I needed. With hindsight I will ever choose to trust him ... and how!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Mr ok okok's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent product"
A careful choice to replace 2 Sennheiser E855 that had outlived their usefulness and no longer produced by the manufacturer ... strange!
Singers to voice heavy and oily, this microphone offers comfort ... and clearer voice.
I highly recommend it for that use.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
blaez_minkoff's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I have 3 years and uses it for recording snare drums and the voice repeated.
The sound has made a lot of presence. By comparison, it is much clearer than a SM57 but less soft and warm that AKG D190.
It has a very high output level (higher than SM57, an AKG D190 or a Beyer Dynamic M101) and cash of very high sound pressure.
For my part I find it a bit "cold". For this reason I prefer an AKG D190 even if it is less responsive at high frequencies (> 9kHz).
For info it is very robust.
I bought it used from € 70 I think it's an excellent value for money.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
belbeze's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
That's the one! Super voice on the saxophone and percussion. It is used to do everything and the fact trs well!
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