Shure Beta 58A

Shure Beta 58A

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Beta 58A, Dynamic Microphone from Shure in the BETA series.

27 user reviews
Prices starting at $159 Average price: $159

Shure Beta 58A tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Shure
  • Model: Beta 58A
  • Series: BETA
  • Category: Dynamic Microphones
  • Added in our database on: 03/30/2004

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Shure Beta 58A user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 27 reviews )
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BeyondR's review"Great for Live Performances."

Shure Beta 58A
Shure Beta 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone is a live and recording mic.
It uses a condenser dynamic technology.


Shure Beta 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone is great for a small studio and for live performances, it provides a deep quality of the incoming signal and it sounds decent on the entire range.
Shure Beta 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone is a cheap microphone that still provides a more natural sound, it has a wider frequency response, and it's quite heavier because of it's material.

What I like most about it is the great price and quality that Shure managed to give for us, I also enjoy the neodymium magnet that produces a stronger electric current for hotter output voltage for higher frequency sensitivity.

It has a frequency response of 50 Hz to 16 kHz so it basically captures all the pitch changes and phrases.

Another great thing about this mic is the Supercardioid capsule that makes the recording process to take place much much faster because after the recording you basically have the vocals quite in place and you don't need some crazy mastering and eq.

As I mentioned, my opinion about the value of price is great, it costs around 200 $ and it comes with a soft storage pouch and a mic clip that is adjustable to 180 degrees.

Precision and quality of the sounds is good, you can ever record yourself at a very close distance and still get a pretty sounds without any kind of distortion or any kind of interferences.

I've tried several dynamic mic and I gotta admit for only 200$ I don't think you can get any better deal than this, the mic doesn't feel cheap, it's made of some heavy material, it provides a deep frequency response, so it's basically a very good product at a low price.

ericthegreat's review

Shure Beta 58A
This Shure Beta 58A does exactly what it says it does, and it does it perfectly. My band is big and loud, and while the traditional SM58 was working fine for me (I'm a loud male singer), it wasn't working for our female vocalists. A combination of their frequency range (high) and vocal style (not as loud) was giving us problems. Their vocals came out muddy too quiet, and were prone to feedback when we turned them up. The Beta 58 fixed everything: the frequency response sounds wonderful with their voices, giving them more presence and clarity, and the supercardioid pattern of the mic makes it reject the heck out of feedback.


I've always felt that to get a great sound you had to buy a slightly more expensive mic to really capture the full spectrum of your voice. Using Senheiser and a few other brands (which I'm not bashing they're still great companies) I recently switched over to this mic and immediately heard more lows and mids in my voice and haven't had any feedback issues at high gain. I use the TC Helicon harmony G for effects and vocal harmonies and even with my full band behind me and the mic and it's peak of hotness it's completely in control and doesn't feedback on me. I'll never buy another mic for live vocals ever again. See why this is the industry standard for yourself.

Recently I bought one of these to try in the studio and wasn't that impressed, but on the first gig - WOW!!! I thought there was something wrong with the connections on the SM58's. The Beta was just so clear that it made the SM's sound like kazoos! Needless to say, I replaced all the mics with Betas even all of the instrument mics including the drummers.

These just make everyone sound better, clearer, and let us use less gain playing live.

songboy's review

Shure Beta 58A
This is a Dynamic style Vocal mic.  It can be used to mic instruments too, but it is definitely a Vocal mic.  You can use this in just about every environment.  It works great on stage to help me cut through the rest of the band and be heard when I am singing.


What I like most about it is its very feedback resistant.  You can put the levels up pretty high and be heard over loud music without any ear popping squelch.  The only thing I don't like about any shure mic I own is the lousy bag they send it in.  Its not actually a bad bag on its own, but it doesn't offer any real protection.  I have owned much cheaper samson mics and others that came with a nice protective case.  Besides that, the Mic itself is a gem. 
I paid $150 for it.  Thats a decent amount of money but its worth it when you want intelligible lyrics. 
Very good quality of sound.  No problem using in the studio.
I had used a lot of sm 58's as well as a few audix mics of similar quality.  The reason I went with Shure instead of Audix was Shure's awesome return policy.  Even when way past warranty, you just send in your mic in most any condition with about a third of the money its costs brand new, and they will send you a brand spanking new one. 
Very cool.
Yes I would definitely buy this mic again.  In fact, the next band I play in that has two vocalists, I will recommend they buy one too.

moosers's review

Shure Beta 58A
The Shure Beta 58 A is a dynamic microphone great for use in both a live setting or in the studio. I have used it in both settings, but mostly in the recording studio. This microphone is similar to the SM58, but has a difference design and definitely sounds better. These work great for live vocals, but are suited for a number of different applications.


I've been using the Shure Beta 58 A and have found it to be a great microphone. Even though the Shure SM58s are a great deal, the Beta 58 A has a cleaner sound quality and is probably worth the extra money. However, if you need to get a few microphones to use at once, I would recommend getting a few SM58s as they are a great deal. It is probably a good idea to use this microphone for a lead vocalist if you can only get one, and probably isn't necessary to get these microphones for all of your vocalists. Shure makes some of the best American made microphones out there and are always reliable and well made. If you treat the Beta 58 A well, it will last a long time and can take a fair amount of wear and tear because of its great build. The price is reasonable for a great live microphone, but if you are looking for a single recording microphone, I would recommend getting a condenser, as there are a lot of good options when it comes to recording microphones in this price range. All in all, the Shure Beta 58 A is best suited for the live setting and is really one of the best microphones of its kind on the market - especially considering the price. The Shure Beta 52 A must be in discussions when considering buying a microphone of this kind.

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