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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MGR/Dave S.11/25/2001

MGR/Dave S.'s review"Shure SM-57"

Shure SM57
I bought my SM-57 through Musicians Friend for around $80 because I had experience using them from undergrad work in telecommunications. On the first day, the teacher came in said "This is an SM-57." He held up the mic and then THREW it against the concrete floor. He then plugged it in and it worked flawlessly. You can literally pound in nails with this mic. And on top of everything else, they have superb response qualities. For anyone going on the road or recording at home, I give my full and whole-hearted recommendation to the Shure SM-57.

Built like a tank. Great frequency response. Resonable price tag.



If you need a mic for vocals or guitar or just about darn near anything else, buy this microphone.

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floty's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A safe bet ..."

Shure SM57
Here is the dynamic mic I use both for the stage, the studio (depending on style).
Especially for brass, woodwinds, snare, guitar amp.


I use it for a long time and for a very long time. The feature I like most is its resistance to sound pressure and its very robust design.
A quality / good price. I buy quite regularly.
This is an extremely versatile microphone that can be found everywhere and it is "THE" reference microphone to have ...

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

Shure SM57
Used for snare drum, guitar, vocals .... this is the most versatile microphone that I know.


It's been almost 6 months that I use daily, precise, solid, excellent quality / price ratio is a microphone that will never disappoint.

-Livingroom-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a reference!"

Shure SM57
Dynamic microphone, specialized in making his instrument, but I also saw on voice (joe strummer at the time, for example) is very strong. Great on guitar amps (albeit with a slight time filter effect can be felt, but done with, it has its charm!)


I know for a long time, seen on stages and in almost every studio! The value for money is excellent, and the choice again, yes, the same achtant a pair for stereo plugs! I have several other mics, but this is the only dynamic in my home studio, it enters a pretty crazy sound pressure!

chauchau33's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure SM57
Micro legendary versatile with a slight bump presence ensures perfect reproduction of amplified or acoustic instruments. The SM57 is the micro instrument to do, enjoying reliability and robustness.
It comes with micro clamp fitting multistep and carrying pouch.
Capsule: Dynamic
Frequency Response: 40Hz to 15kHz
Directivity: Cardioid
Output Impedance: 310 Ohms
Sensitivity: -54.5 dBV / Pa (1.9 mV)
Dimensions: Ø 32 mm - L 157 mm
Weight: 284 g


I use it at least 15 years.
I used a lot of micro.
The +: it goes everywhere for instruments. Very useful when changing any group 10 minutes and we have no time to see the groups to make a balance.
The -: NC.
Very good quality / price ratio.
I remake is choice without hesitation.

Piquillos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Parfais"

Shure SM57
I use it for miking live on my little vox amp, also on percussion. And I am fully meet these criteria. I must say that its Value for money is unbeatable :) . I'm not an expert by far but little by little I learned and I team. The more time passes, the more you become demanding.


I just bought some time ago.
Linn Sondek04/29/2013

Linn Sondek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ecellent"

Shure SM57
For the guitar and acoustic guitar amplifier recovery.


Well, everything has been said and written about this reference. Because its reputation is well deserved: this microphone is near perfection.
His character is sturdy and yet unanimous. Here is rather rare! Everyone agrees to praise the quality of the microphone and I'm one!
In recovery amp, it is flawless: it faithfully reproduces the sonic character of the speaker combo or before which it is placed and it is both normal and many more. Do not forget that the price is still relatively low.
You can really talk to her about quality / price ratio extraordinary.
It is said sensitive placement? I think that this is a true quality because beyond its own sonic character, it remains neutral and transparent enough to respond to its position before the speaker.
I often couple broadband static which gives me two tracks with different colors and an interesting mix. But even alone, he is doing well and does the job.
It also captures happily acoustic guitars although I prefer other solutions. It will restore in any case, life in some guitars that fail due to its generous return of mediums.
A legendary product that deserves its legend.
Oliver Sp@rk04/18/2013

Oliver Sp@rk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" reference!"

Shure SM57
miking guitar


I use it for + - 3 years

is the reference! solid, reliable, sounds to bed on top of the amps ...

riles's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good basic, basic"

Shure SM57
Cardioid microphone electrodynamics.


For almost 20 years I use SM57. With its companion SM58 is probably the most common micro world. This hegemony is not misused because these two microphones are reliable and make a sound less correct in all circumstances. However, I do not know a single application where the SM57 is my best choice. For me, the SM57 is a spare.
The SM57 has something slimy in the upper midrange. On hand percussion (congas), I feel that the finger sticks to the skin. It does not return the presence with high fidelity, it is diluted in a little time, making it last longer, so you can hear better but it is less clear. On dense sounds in this register (saturated guitar), it becomes quite fast aggressive.
On a saxophone in concert to choose between SM57 and SM58, SM58, which I take is thinner in the midrange. A snare I rather to the M201 or M88 Beyerdynamic home.
Despite these criticisms, the SM57 is a basic tool that always gave me a usable result.

Nico76210's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Shure sm57 ... Great"

Shure SM57
Basically optimized for miking, dynamic type. However, with a great pop to the song!


1 test today and it does well in singing and tested quickly resumption amp 5 watts. J bought directly shure because c is a reference. The quality is perfect for a reasonable budget remaining. I remake that choice without hesitation!