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ShureSM57-LC Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 62 reviews)

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    (56)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Good audio (50)
  • Versatile (50)
  • Durable (36)
  • Compact (34)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (45)
  • Professional recording (39)
  • Home studio (35)
  • Amateur recording (31)
  • Outdoor events / games (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (39), Professional musician (12), Novice (7)

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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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                              5.0

                              Excellent Microphone for the the Kit

                              By MJT

                              from Cincinnati, OH

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                                This is an exceptional microphone for the kit. In terms of bang for the buck it may be a best value. Good for vocals and instruments. It has been around for awhile. Works well for vocals and recording instruments. Considering the price, every audio kit should have one.

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                                4.0

                                gozoypaz, mx

                                By new york astoria

                                from new york ny

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Performances

                                  Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                                  easy to use in event....

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                                  5.0

                                  Still a classic

                                  By Scott Sinner

                                  from Takoma Park, MD

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                                    legendary mic. Good EQ attenuation for many sources. Fairly high spl.

                                    I had some that were 20 years old and were beat all to hell. Still worked, but I think something internally was degrading, on one of them. At this price I just got two new ones and I'll use em for the next 20 years I expect.

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