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ShureSM57-LC Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 57 reviews)

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    (52)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Versatile (47)
  • Good audio (46)
  • Compact (33)
  • Durable (33)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (43)
    • Professional recording (37)
    • Home studio (33)
    • Amateur recording (29)
    • Outdoor events / games (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (35), Professional musician (12), Novice (7)

    Reviewed by 57 customers

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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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                            5.0

                            love it!

                            By chris

                            from wpb, fl

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • 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:

                              great mic for the price! no problems.

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                              5.0

                              Great mic!

                              By Daniel

                              from VA

                              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:

                                Professional use, recording voice for editing. Clear sound and easy to handle.

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                                5.0

                                It's a tank

                                By Liam

                                from Springfield Ma

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events

                                  Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                                  Great mic. This thing is a tank. Good quality sound pickup

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Choice

                                  By cjack

                                  from Urbana

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Shure SM57-LC Microphone:

                                    I use this for Ham Radio. Excellent audio but needs some EQ to boost the highs in respect to the lows for communications.

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Microphone for the money, Period!

                                    By Peter K

                                    from Tempe, AZ

                                    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:

                                      You simply can't buy a better microphone for under $.

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