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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Cimerian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cruising speed: SM57-no surprise!"

Shure SM57
All told there were over ....


30 years .....

I bought 2 in the States, to dub my guitars in stereo, this is a trouble-free microphones that lasts in time, I have also an old 565D of time, it did not move!

No surprise, "it runs on velvet"

Price = very correct, for the proposed quality
Phi lou 104/24/2011

Phi lou 1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good mic amp recovery"

Shure SM57
unidirectional dynamic microphone


I use these mics for ten years, there are very good to use guitar amps, elements of percussion, wind instruments (that is not necessarily the most convenient but it works), see the vote ( but I prefer to use the SM58). It can be used on stage and in studio.

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

Shure SM57
microphones universal first choice ... he is all!


the microphone is not perfect, far from it, but for its price performance, it is doing no evil.
I prefer a Sennheizer E609 for guitars and snare drum.

Grebz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatile"

Shure SM57
Dynamic microphone for miking amps, instruments, singing ...


I use this mic since 2006 for the following purposes:
- In vocal microphone (with pop filter) for my home recording studio
- In micro singing live (no pop filter) for the few concerts I have done with my group
- To catch his bass guitars and amps to when I want to register my group or a group of friends.

This is not an ideal vocal microphone, but it does its job at an affordable price. However, it is far from the shades can be achieved with a microphone static or other dynamic more appropriate.
I am not a specialist in microphones, but obviously, the SM57 is done more for the times that amp for vocals. That said, do not have a huge budget, I took it because it is known, it has been proven and is still very versatile. I have three in total, which allows me to catch live with 3 amps (2 guitars, 1 bass).

Let's say I'm very happy and for my use, it suits me. And for home studio use, the advantage is that the dynamics is not sensitive enough to recover the sound of sneezing or neighbor children playing in front of the building, when I worked as a normal room, acoustically untreated, non-isolated.

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

Shure SM57
microphone sound recording and dubbing stage, rather guitar


used for 5 years, my first and only micro transplanting, not too fragile (given that I made him stand on stage) good sound with a song pretty narrow directional recording c is sufficient for the amateur despites emerged more synthetic sound (on cubase) but not embarrassing.

very good value for money and then c is a standard transplant, I've already remade this choice and as c is to the scene or amateur recording amplemant c is sufficient.

NiNee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I must admit, I like it ^ ^"

Shure SM57
Microphone for snare, guitar amp, percu
cardioid dynamic microphone


I like the rendering of this microphone, however many times criticized, it is clear that there much better, it sounds rather dull, but with qq EQ and a comp, I'm happy with the result on my snare.
on amp I combine with an AKG C451 for static air, and the result is pretty good!
not a microphone that is placed like that and presto, no one must try several positions before finding the best sound ...

Taigong's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Correct Micro"

Shure SM57
Micro Instrument. Cardioid condenser type.
Frequency response: 40Hz to 15 kHz. Good response in the micro ranges for specific instruments.


Micro satisfactory with good sound reproduction. Nevertheless, a slight lack of sensitivity is to be noted. Need a little push at the table to have a power good output.

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

Shure SM57
It is a dynamic microphone reference for miking of instruments. Its frequency response is relatively high for a dynamic mic (40Hz-15000Hz).

It can be used for the song but in this case it will probably prefer a SM58 is the same with a lump in the upper midrange giving more presence.

It is a very micro used for miking snare, especially live.


I use it for over 10 years.

I had used before that a lot of cheap microphones. I admit the use of snares for transplanting;)
BUT BEWARE this is not a microphone that simple. Its placement (proximity, direction) significantly affects the sound, and can go from worst to best! Besides, I do not find it especially fabulous on a snare drum, just that it works and we know something out, where it will be catastrophic with other microphones.

I really like the SM57 because it is a robust microphone with a full, warm and relatively accurate. I know he is not going to stick a knife in the back, I also know that I'll have a little pampering he deigns to meet me.

What I like least? the front gate has a tendency to rust.

The value is good enough, it's a micro benchmark.

Yes it's a microphone that I use and still use it.

manson.reznor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure SM57
In my case, I use it to take over my 4 * 12 cabinet Vintage 30.
Cardioid dynamic microphone - XLR. The standard amount.


It suits me well. It complies with the sound of my amp. What I mean is what stands out the recording. And that's all I ask ...
No need for legalization or TRS bit to get a good grip.
The sound is clear and bright just right. Do not color too.

What can I say except that it is widely reputable MRIT

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

Shure SM57
I use my shure only to record my instruments, percu, djembe, Derbuka, balafon, and my FLUTE
I use a presonus tube pre amp first.


I use it for two years, with strong and I will find my preamp sounds pretty hot I'm a little disappointed at the Acute flute but hey it is often advisable for percussion so it's a little normal.
this is my first microphone, I'm really happy relationship quality price, it''s really convenabel, I can save a lot of sound diffrent restution with the sounds more or less correct if I consider that in the treble is not the top!
experience with this choice I would do so, even if my experience is rather in micro dsuette but hey, knowing that you should always see their need in relation to the gear to use as I do, it suits me completely,
I think you can classify it in the right microphones and essentially dynamic in terms of percussion