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Shure SM user reviews

  • Shure SM81

    Shure SM81 - "Sounds good on everything!"

    08/05/11

    I like to call this the SM57 of condensers because of its versatility. It's meant to be primarily an instrument mic, but unlike a lot of condensers, you can use them on literally everything and it somehow sounds good. Usually you will find these in…

  • Shure SM58

    Shure SM58 - "Great first mic.."

    08/03/11

    Well, we all know about the ol Shure SM58! This has probably been everyone’s first mic. This mic is better for live performance than it is for studio recording. Because when recording in the studio with this mic there seemed to be more air than norm…

  • Shure SM57

    Shure SM57 - "The quintessential instrument mic"

    08/03/11

    You know this mic. The dynamic SM57 Legendary for guitar and studio vocals. Almost everyone has used one at some time or another. Great both live and in the studio. People say these have 101 uses. What more can you say? OVERALL OPINION As a gui…

  • Shure SM87

    Shure SM87 - Kierkes's review

    07/21/11

    The Shure SM87 microphone is that next little nudge the Shure gives you before shoving you into Beta condenser territory. And what a nudge it is. In a nutshell, the Shure SM87 does deliver very crisp and clean, but warm sound. I am putting a lot of e…

  • Shure SM86

    Shure SM86 - Kierkes's review

    07/21/11

    The Shure SM86 is a condenser microphone in the legendary SM line of microphones. Of course, Shure's nomenclature for its microphones is a little bit irrelevant, considering the company seems to be revising microphones and putting them in different l…

  • Shure SM58

    Shure SM58 - "You can never go wrong. But you can certainly go more right."

    06/27/11

    Ahhh. The legendary Shure SM58. Venerated by anybody to ever take any interest in microphones ever. If you have ever sung on stage, it has probably been into a Shure SM58. The reason for this is simple: it just works. The Shure SM58 has a very sol…

  • Shure SM7B

    Shure SM7B - "Forgiving. Solid. Not very flattering."

    06/27/11

    The reason that the Shure SM7B is so well loved in recording studios and live applications all over the planet is because the microphone is unbelievably smooth sounding. It imparts this odd pre-compressed sound. It tames harshness. It tames the sibil…

  • Shure SM57

    Shure SM57 - "When asked what would you do with $4000?"

    06/27/11

    This microphone is a workhorse. I once came across a thread that asked: What would you do with $500? $1000? $2000? $4000? $10000? A very popular answer (and very humorous) and very valid is as such: $500: 5 SM57's $1000: 10 SM57's $2000: 2…

  • Shure SM58

    Shure SM58 - "The standard for live vocal performace"

    06/14/11

    This is a dynamic microphone meant primarily for live vocal use. It is the standard for live vocal performance, but they've been making them for very long time without an on/off switch on the vast majority of their models. Run with it, spit on it, …

  • Shure SM57

    Shure SM57 - "Great mic for your collection."

    03/30/11

    This is small diaphragm dynamic microphone used for live and studio applications which is useful for many different instruments, including guitars, horn instruments and snare drums. This mic is small and rugged and I've had no problems with it dur…