Shure SM57
Shure SM57

SM57, Dynamic Microphone from Shure in the SM series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 161 reviews )
 93 reviews58 %
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 1 user review1 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Cutboost's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" All Terrain"

Shure SM57
Dynamic, cardioid, solid, solid, solid.


This microphone is a must.
It certainly has its "color", but it's not for nothing that is found absolutely everywhere, on every continent.

Some people criticize, but those who work use.
For me, a snare must live.

Dependant2lazik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the famous! versatile and legendary."

Shure SM57
Normally used to plug a guitar or snare drum, works pretty good for the brass (trumpets, sax ...). Cardioid dynamic microphone. Warning this is not a Neumann, but it does much work it is asked.


I use my home for my 2 years since making his guitar, but I also use it very often in my business background music for various types of instruments.
It's a microphone that has proven over the years. He brings a lot of his acute sensitivity of the capsule can be "send the wood!" With good quality material on the back. Value for money is nothing wrong, I bought 2 for 100euros never a problem, however the benefits I have often encountered the problem of son who are too thin and breaks easily when unscrewing the cap (the microphones are not always treated well).

charlus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" mythical"

Shure SM57
mixed mic
features available everywhere.
No nonsense: this is not a static microphone.


I use it for 25 years ... live and in studio.
Very personal opinion.

This microphone works for almost everything, but beware:
there is no perfect mic. So I suggest equivalence in some cases and available at cost. Because if you break your piggy bank is yet another debate.

snare top and bottom. It works very well in rock and roll.
On other styles, you can choose a static, richer in harmonics but watch the pressure.
In dynamic equivalence, Beta 56 (more punchy), AKG 441 (more natural), beta 57 (brightest), Sennheiser 906 (more fat)
For toms, less rich than a Sennheiser 421 or beta98 but it marchotte ...
Kick: I'm using it to imitate sounds vintage (not too serious, not too sharp)
No cymbals or charley

Perceived: on almost all live. Not very late in the studio

Brass: trumpet (effective live). Not very generous to the rest

Guitar: ideal complement to a static (or 421) on an electric guitar. Little salvage a acoustic live

Low: in addition to an RE20 or DI for the bass biting or saturation.

Agreed to prefer the Beta 57A (attention to hump to 500/600Hz). Attention is a very rock sound. Not trying to make Lara Fabian ...

To summarize: it is the best microphone in the world, if you know what you gonna do with it. Surprisingly, it is valid for almost all the microphones ... 100 to 2500 €

Freddosaxo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Matoss good!"

Shure SM57
Type: Dynamic small-cap.
Frequency Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
Directional or cardioid (heart shaped), around the axis of rotation.
Ideal for any musical instrument pickup


I used the last few months, I use an sm57, sm58 and a pair of Apex 185.
Plus, much more, both super versatile voices on the acoustic instrument, I have yet to try on amplified instruments ... A nice precision on wind instruments such as saxophone or trumpet. Otherwise, strong, beautiful line.

The least .... uh .... Just a small remark. Few return for instruments such as cello or bass but must surely inverstire in a good preamp for this foncctionne well. Otherwise nothing to say.

Very good value for money and if it was to do again, I'll buy this mic without hesitation.

Rate: 7.5 / 10

Guyoom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Reliability, performance, value for money, sturdy, timeless"

Shure SM57
So it is a cardioid instrument microphone. Micro usable for sound decision-snare (or toms), electric guitar amp. It can also help a singer (close frequencies), or be placed in a drum to add to the attack including the metal.


I use it for 3 years to my demos and live. Shure is a great reference for me the microphone. It is the quality at unbeatable prices. I've never had better results than the Shure.
The advantages of this microphone: versatility, value for money, it's solid, easy to use, micro well insulated.
Defects: I do not find much.

I recommend it and I intend to buy me new ones if the need arises.

Ythad_Viny's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A product"

Shure SM57
The SM57 is a condenser microphone used extensively in the field of music.

It is preferred in making an instrument like acoustic guitar, electric pickup amp, snare drum, ...

His response is fairly flat, although the use I find it better reflects the lower mid range - less treble and bass.

His singing is equivalent to the SM58 whose answer is more appropriate.


It is a very good value and I think, after several years and the first microphone to buy when want to get into the sound.

Garage poissard06/01/2011

Garage poissard's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Reality of the SM57"

Shure SM57
Cardioid dynamic microphone


nicknamed the Swiss army knife and it is justified.

It happens everywhere, not enough to excel in the studio but on stage is good enough and especially economic and unbreakable ...
It also breaks a micro anti testicle, Shure is a reference for anyone interested from near or far to the music, and not many people will tell you that it's shit or will tell you j "have not beautiful voice because of your microphone.

In short it goes everywhere and convenient way.
This is a must as are other as brother SM58

57 is used on the drums, guitar, piano, voice, etc. .....

And mostly you do not know what to put here and listen, then you'll see.

buzziburn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure SM57
mic singing ..... only ..... else for the rest take dynamic, will be better ....


use since 2000
it is ideal especially for a song on its crude garage punk and rock. Not a studio vocal microphone.

The only problem is that we sing quite right otherwise it's not dedant terible.

pianoseb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good mic"

Shure SM57
Shure SM 57
microphone static and dynamic.


Shure SM 57 is a great microphone for miking guitar, bass. it is also widely used in continuance of guitar amp on stage.
a true standard.
must add that it is very robust!

Raoul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure SM57
Vocals, Gruitare acoustik, Snare


very acute caractéristik ds