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PG58, Dynamic Microphone from Shure.


21 user reviews
Prices starting at $59 average price: $59

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  • Manufacturer:Shure
  • Model:PG58
  • Category:Dynamic Microphones
  • Added in our database on: 03/24/2004

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Shure PG58 user reviews

mitchgeist11/13/2012

mitchgeist's review"Great buy with the shure PG58"

Shure PG58
Excellent microphone for the price. There is a place in town where I practice music and there are SM 58s there as well. So I decided to test out the PG58 and an SM 58 and they sound identical. The only difference is the SM 58 is made like a tank, but if you take care of the PG 58 you'll be fine. The PG 58 isn't fragile but it won't be able to withstand throwing it across the room and stuff like the SM58 can. You can literally scream into this mic and if you have your settings right you still will not have an awful clipping sound. Really great mic for live and recording settings. I recommend it.

OVERALL OPINION

Excellent microphone for the price. There is a place in town where I practice music and there are SM 58s there as well. So I decided to test out the PG58 and an SM 58 and they sound identical. The only difference is the SM 58 is made like a tank, but if you take care of the PG 58 you'll be fine. The PG 58 isn't fragile but it won't be able to withstand throwing it across the room and stuff like the SM58 can. You can literally scream into this mic and if you have your settings right you still will not have an awful clipping sound. Really great mic for live and recording settings. I recommend it.
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07/18/2011

Anonymous 's review

Shure PG58
The Shure PG58 is Shure's entry level dynamic vocal microphone. It has a cardioid pickup pattern. This should leave the uneducated reader assuming that this is just a slightly lesser version of the venerable SM58. It is not. Do not be fooled. If you have no patience for why's, I will relay the what for you who do not wish to read the details (because you are considering this microphone, I assume you are a beginner; if you just cannot afford more expensive microphones right now, then read on for more details and suggestions.):

The Shure PG58 has no reason to exist. It has no place in the world or microphones. On one side, the vaunted Shure SM58, the world standard, which all live vocal microphones are measured against. On the other...another SM microphone. The SM48, which is actually cheaper than the PG58, sounds worlds superior. Add that to the respectable vocal microphones coming in around $60 and you realize that Shure cannot market this as a budget microphone because its sitting in the price range of some very respectable microphones.

The PG58 has a frequency response from 60-15,000 Hz, and has a rather dull response. It furthermore, has an on/off switch, which, while appreciated by many, adds a liability to the performance. And looks a bit silly, but that's my experience.

OVERALL OPINION

When I state the PG58 has no place in the world, I mean it. I would excuse it if it could actually be called a budget microphone. While it technically is, its quality screams $10 mic so loudly that Shure's insistence of charging $60 for them is absurd.

Consider the fact that a Behringer XM8500 (an underground alternative to the Shure SM58) can be found for as little as $20 is you look hard enough.
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moosers02/11/2009

moosers's review

Shure PG58
The Shure PG58 is a dynamic microphone used by most in a live setting. It is probably used by most for vocals as it has a grill to protect it and also has an on/off switch. This is on the lower end of Shure's microphones and I wouldn't recommend ever using this to record with, as it is not built well enough to sound good when recorded.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using these as practice mics for years as a cheap option that I can run to a PA when having band practice. While they aren't the best sounding mics, they are cheap so I don't worry about breaking them if I need to bring them around. I use them so I can protect some of my better recording microphones when I need a mic to bring to a show or to practice with for live vocals. I have only used these for vocals so I don't know what they would sound like on other instruments, but the grill on the mic makes it clear that its intended use is for vocals. If you are looking for a really nice sounding live or recording mic, this is not your mic. If you need a few cheap mics that you won't have to worry about if it breaks, this is your mic. If you want a nice live mic get a Shure SM58 as it sounds better and is built better. I've never recorded with these mics, as I definitley wouldn't recommend it as they don't sound all that good. Overall, I like these as a dirt cheap microphones that I can use for casual uses so I don't have to endanger my more expensive mics, beyond use like this, I wouldn't recommend using them for much more as they aren't built for it and they are certainly not built for recording.
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Audiofanzine FR12/09/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Shure PG58
(Originally written by Selecta Biss@/translated from Audiofanzine FR)


OVERALL OPINION

I used this capsule once for live speech with a HF mic and the result was awful (considering only the capsule, although the HF has a similar quality...).

The capsule generates feedbacks quite easily and it also produces a very flat sound.

But the funniest part of the story is that the person who bought me this mic had two SM58 (HF version). When I asked him why he wanted two SM58 and a PG58 he said that some guy at a shop told him the SM58 HF was discontinued but he could buy instead a PG58 HF because it was the same thing!

For those of you who are still in doubt, it is not the same thing... They have actually nothing common...

You'll find much better products for less money.
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