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 %
 52 reviews32 %
 11 reviews7 %
 2 reviews1 %
 1 user review1 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Rj_4000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Notice of more?"

Shure SM57
Well, you all know what's the point: cardioid dynamic microphone,
Voice behind and instruments.

Its particularity: Ben is released about 45 years ago, with the SM58!

If not, well it is directed "clarity" so medium. Forget the bass and treble extremes chiseled.
Solid, yes. As the SM58, he made his legend on the rock scene worldwide. So better be strong ;-)


I use it since I plugged a microphone into a table for the first time in concert. Any sound engineer had at the time. Now and always.

I restored a fleet of pickups for 1 year and yes, I added an SM57 and SM58.
I use the SM57 especially on some guitar amps. While I generally prefer the E906 ... Not the same sound. Further, let's say.

The SM57-SM58-like is not very sensitive. Especially compared to some modern microphones. So unless you have a sound that transplanting a sufficient level, if the guitar amp of course it is better a good preamp if you want to draw sth ... It's contradictory, but this cheap mic preamps likes that cost much more than him ... Again, except for medium and loud sounds, like the amp rock snare. It is also true for the SM58.

Value for money? Well today is a little overrated, I think. We pay the name. But hey, at the micro 100euros new, it may not be the flight anyway. Saying he had a good Q / P to 70euros ...

I would do if the choice? Yes, of course. You need one. Even if only because some musicians-or-mixers require. Habits ...
But I do not buy 10. Technology-and price-mics has also evolved in recent years ...

Just one thing: there are many opinions on this mic ... and I read some nonsense below. (Do not want to play my cunning, but there ...)
Proofread your opinions a little, please! There's no directivity "omni cardio. And directionality of SM57 and SM58 is the same. As for storing it in the "capacitor-type cardio ...
In addition, and importantly, to my knowledge there is no Shure "Made in China". They are WRONG. No wonder that the quality goes down compared to a Shure "Made in Mexico"! And, so, that he found a great sensitivity to feedback ... This is not my experience!

It must be said, for Shure (but beware, it's true for other brands too): there are a lot of FALSE. And resale value is affected! Damage.

UloX's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good mic - versatile."

Shure SM57
Snare drums - percussion - guitar, electric ...
Dynamic Microphone


I met him many times on stage and in studio music.
But over the past few years had specialized in sound for picture.

At the time I do not know much about the sound so I did not get a chance to compare. I got advice from the pros. This was my first microphone.

It is a very good value for money. In addition it is very robust.

I remake this choice obviously.
à Chaud05/21/2011

à Chaud's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Micro Instrument"

Shure SM57
Dynamic microphone classic instrument.
Despite his age and the output of its big brother the Béta57, it is still very usable.
Very good on snare. Very good for taking on his guitar amp.
Correct also for miking choral if there is no return in the corner (risk of feedback).
Passes fine on many other instruments, though I prefer the smoothness and the fidelity of electrets pencil.


Used over the past fifteen years, together with Béta57 slightly better in the high treble.
But there are still many professionals who prefer the SM57 on the snare Béta57 brighter.

kojejefroots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Classic"

Shure SM57
Supporting micro perform under pressure, to be rich sources of medium: snare drum, toms, guitar amps, Brass, Conga, Djembe, etc ...

The absolute standard for these uses

Dynamic microphone Condenser


I had several years is the Swiss Army knife of sound recording.

This is the first with these characteristics that I purchased

Advantages: Very popular, easy to find secondhand, easy to resell, Micros very functional and efficient polyvalen.
For quality sound, this mic is a reference in this field spectrum ...

Flats: No practice on congas percussion type (forced to put one foot ... I like the example above E604 live with his pliers ... Like all Shure mics, I think we pay a lot for the brand ...
Now there are microphones that are worth as well ... for less ...

But I think it is always useful to have a 57 lying around in the park Micro ..

Although I am not "exclusive", I am by now "indispensable"

Maxou-46's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Classical and versatile"

Shure SM57
Mixed: DC amps GTR, Vocals, percussions, brass ...


One year
A few
Its sound and its versatility
Unbeatable value for money
I've redone this choice

Jujumix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it is a must"

Shure SM57
transplanted instruments and drums toms


I have been using it a lot!
most is its versatility and strength;
the quality / price is correct for a model that dates ...

victhebig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE standard of micro transplanting!"

Shure SM57
I have two SM57, a pre-2000 (Mexico) and one from after 2004 (China)
Dynamic Microphone

The main difference between Mexico and China: they send the same pattern of EQ, but Mexico sends 6 dB more gain! Product quality has declined since, to Chinese materials ;-(


Used for years, even for the voice to repeat (beware it is very sensitive to feedbacks).
Super use on stage to send the signal to the mixer.

Pretty horrible in a home studio ... it's better to leave room for the pickups with large membrane condenser (48V power supply).

pierhomme's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Passe Partout"

Shure SM57
Microphone for making instruments


I use it for over 10 years
It really is happening everywhere. Works great on snare and guitars.
Correct on all percussion.
Can also be used on the song live (with a SM58 right and best on songs such screamed)
C'st an indispensable tool in live, even if it is not the best (I prefer an overall MD421 or i5)

fabou13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" well"

Shure SM57
microwave instruments for decision


I use it regularly in concert to dub my amp and it does its job.

flip49's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Micro correct"

Shure SM57
Microphone for miking


I bought this microphone to make a recovery amplifier.
Used twice. Correct result, but I have not used enough to make me a better idea.