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ShureSM57-LC Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Good audio (53)
  • Versatile (51)
  • Durable (37)
  • Compact (35)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (45)
  • Professional recording (41)
  • Home studio (37)
  • Amateur recording (32)
  • Outdoor events / games (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (41), Professional musician (13), Novice (7)

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5.0

Upped My Voice Over Game!

By Sam Pike

from Denver, CO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

    This little mic has drastically changed my voice overs.

    For the past few months, I've been recording voice overs for videos with the shotgun microphone I use for field interviews but was not pleased with the ambient noise it picked up. Well, I am pleased to say that those days are behind me!

    The SM57 delivers gorgeous voice quality even in rooms that aren't ideal for recording. quite pleased

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    5.0

    bought together and saved

    By The Night Owl

    from Plantsville, CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Saved Money

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

    I bought this microphone with an XLR cable and saved on the cost of the cable.
    The microphone and cable both worked and were delivered on time.

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    5.0

    Great Mic for the $$$$

    By Brandon with a mic

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

      great mic - love it to death. It's sitting on my kitchen table right now.

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      5.0

      SM57 - The best thing since sliced bread!

      By Moe

      from Idaho

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

          These things are awesome. Simple device with more utility than a Swiss army knife. You can't go wrong with these. Mic anything from drums to vocals to guitar cabs. Can't have enough of them.

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          5.0

          Lo mejor que se puede adquirir por $

          By Ruben H. García T.

          from San Antonio de los Altos - Venezuela

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Ethnographics Recordings
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

            No hay palabras, no conozco sonido que no pueda ser registrado aceptablemente por este micrófono. y tampoco conozco locación a la que no pueda ser llevado, haga lo que haga, vaya donde vaya, siempre llevo un par en mi maleta.

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            5.0

            Shure sm 57

            By Markitos

            from New york

            Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

            Very nice!

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            5.0

            Best multipurpose mic

            By pjd5150

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

              I use it for vocals, interviews, and room mics for live music.

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              4.0

              Snare for Shure

              By Mod the Rocker

              from Brookfield, CT

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                Great all around mic. Fantastic mic for snare. Top and bottom miking for recording the snare drum.

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                5.0

                Step one in buying handheld mics.

                By John in Austin

                from Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Sits In The Mix
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                  It's the SM57. You need at least one. Enough said.

                  Buy it early, let it roll around in the trunk of your car for a summer and a winter, drop it a few times; and it will sound just as sweet as the old ones.

                  You're going to pay the same everywhere. B&H deserves your business!

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                  4.0

                  Excellent product.

                  By Buddiesrichness

                  from Chambersburg, PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                    Purchased for miking congas.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Microphone

                    By David

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                      This microphone was purchased for church applications: recording and amplification of instruments and occasional voice applications. It is well-constructed and solid. I like the feel and robustness. I would not use this for pipe organ or grand piano music, but it is absolutely great for acoustic guitar and other instruments without significant low bass. Highly recommended.I like not having to fear an occasional drop or bump, something that is likely to happen in church use.

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                      5.0

                      Solid piece of gear

                      By Pete

                      from Boston

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                      Durable and useable in many situations! A must have for live and studio work.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent value

                      By Al

                      from Oakland, CA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                        Provides excellent performance at a reasonable price. We use it to record my son's trombone auditions using a TASCAM DR-40 digital recorder. Easy to use and connect. Good performance and robust construction.

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                        5.0

                        Still Great

                        By Diveguru

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                          What else can be said about the 57?
                          Works great on many instruments.

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                          5.0

                          Shure SM57

                          By Unkle Ugly

                          from Federal Way, WA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                          I was using a different microphone with a vocoder and I had a lot of problems with feedback. I bought the Shure SM57 and it solved all my problems.

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                          5.0

                          Shure SM57

                          By Unkle Ugly

                          from Federal Way, WA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances

                          Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                          I was using a vocoder with a lower quality microphone and I had a lot of problems with feedback. Since I bought the Shure SM57, all the problems have been solved.

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                          5.0

                          Can't be beat

                          By Sound Guy

                          from Connecticut

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                            An excellent mic, versatile and durable, suitable for many live sound and studio applications: speech reinforcement, amp and drum kit micing, vocals...

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                            5.0

                            A classic mic

                            By mmaitzen

                            from Indianapolis, IN

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                              This purchase replaces an SM57 that finally gave up the ghost. It was a go-to voice mic for us for decades. Great response and frequency range. Sounded great to the last but a drop to the floor one last time did it in. This is always a good buy.

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                              5.0

                              Great Mic!!!

                              By rfxcasey

                              from High Point, NC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                                I guess what all the reviews say is true after all, the SM57 is a great mic. Sound's clear and responsive, this thing is built like a tank. Very good and durable mic overall.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent voiceover mic!

                                By Radioflyer

                                from Indiana

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                                  I use this as a voiceover mic when on the road and not in the studio. Run it through a Tascam US-200 and then to my laptop via USB. It's built like a tank and a great full-bodied sound with good proximity and excellent off-axis attenuation. Love this mic...and for the bucks, love it even more! You can't go wrong!

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