The Shure SM58 is without a doubt the industry standard of microphones used singers all over the world, an excellent microphone for on stage for live performances and also it will be used in studios for voice-overs.
The Shure microphone SM58 is tailored for vocal work but will also be used it to record guitars and other instruments, although it will most likely will be used by singers, podcasters and voice-over artists.
It is a very strong a microphone it has some weight to it, it feels well built. If you drop it is unlikely to break and I imagine that singers over the years that the Shure SM58 has been available have dropped microphone from time to time and this microphone will have made a good name for itself by just surviving.
The Shure SM58 is available with or without an on and off switch on the microphone, some people prefer to have the extra control although some people think that having a switch is something else that could go wrong and is better without. With the Shure SM58S Vocal Microphone there is really nothing bad you can say about it and the recording you will get will be as clear as a bell.
The top part of the microphone, the bit that receives the sound has a spherical metal grill which is a pop filter which works very well. It has to work well as a pop filter because you do need to get your voice very close to the microphone to get a good recording. Inside the microphone there is a shock mount system for the pick up coils that helps to cut down on the handling noise. This is important because obviously if you are holding the microphone in your hand when you are singing you don’t want to have it pick up the sound of the microphone moving in your hand.
The Shure SM58 unidirectional cardioid dynamic vocal microphone which is tailored for a vocal response is certainly the world standard for singing or speech and will also be used for studio work although it is more likely to be used on stage. In the studio you’re more likely to use a condenser type microphone like the Behringer B2 Pro.
When you buy the Shure SM 58 it comes with a standard adapter that fits with standard microphone stands. It is a XLR type of connector and you will need an XLR type of cable to be able to connect it to a mixer. When you are buying a microphone and you are just starting off you could buy cheaper microphones or you could spend a lot of money on expensive brands but this microphone is right in the middle and is good value for money and at the same time as being blessed with good overall quality.
Users of this microphone have said things such as – Gold standard for every day microphone use – Brilliant performance microphone – Excellent vocal performing microphone – Solid quality standard! – Best vocal mic.
So the Shure SM58S Vocal Microphonehas an unmistakable sound quality and is reliable to the highest degree and has been a standard on stages throughout the world for a lot of years. I can certainly recommend this microphone for podcasting use and also for anybody that wants to be a singer in a rock and roll band.
Shure mics are great microphones for singing on a stage, because they are so sturdy.