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Shure SM57-LC Microphone and Windscreen Kit

Shure SM57-LC Microphone and Windscreen Kit
Key Features
  • Workhorse Studio & Live Microphone
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Use on Guitar Cabs, Drums, and More
  • Sturdy Build
Looking for a versatile live microphone that is at home in the studio as well? The Shure SM57-LC Microphone and Windscreen Kit from B&H might just be your answer. The SM75-LC is a workhorse mic, and has been heard on countless albums in front of guitar and bass cabinets, drums, percussion, and many more sources. Thanks to its sturdy and durable build, it has earned a reputation for varied use in live scenarios as well. A windscreen is included, to help reduce wind noise when outside, as well as vocal plosives.
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Shure SM57-LC Overview

Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone
A Rugged Mic for Studio and Stage
The Shure SM57-LC Microphone is a cardioid dynamic microphone used in many applications including the USA's presidential podium for over 3 decades. It is a suitable choice for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence, the SM57-LC is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an effective cardioid pickup pattern, which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise.

In the studio, the SM57-LC is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. For musical instruments or vocals, the SM57-LC is a consistent choice of professional performers. Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and application diversity make this workhorse the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers all over the world.

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Features at a Glance
  • Professional workhorse for vocals and instruments in live sound reinforcement
  • Legendarily reproduced, bright and clean sound
  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Extremely durable design includes a pneumatic shockmount system that cuts down handling noise
Auray WHF-2545 Foam Windscreen For 1" Diameter Microphones

The Auray WHF Series Foam Windscreens are designed to reduce unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with minimal high frequency loss.

This WHF-2545 Foam Windscreen is designed for use with many small and large diaphragm condensers, handheld dynamic and other microphones with a 1" diameter head. The density of the specialty acoustic foam is optimized to help protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound.

Whether used on a condenser or dymamic mic, this windscreen is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in calm to light breeze conditions (0-7mph), and can be used indoors for protection against drafts caused by air-conditioners. Users can generally expect a 4dB to 8dB reduction in wind noise, with very slight dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the very slight high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the notable wind noise reduction.

The WHF-2545's foam is hypoallergenic and washable and helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreen is designed to fit microphones from AKG, Audio-Technica, Audix, Beyerdynamic, Electro-Voice, Sennheiser, Shure and others.

The WHF-2545 Foam Windscreen For 1" Diameter Microphones is an effective solution for basic wind protection.

Fits these and other similar sized microphones:
AKG C1000S
Audio-Technica AE5100, AT804, ATM10A, ATM33A, PRO6
Audix f15
Beyerdynamic CK703, M111, M201, M420, M422,M58, M64, M640, MC722, MC724, MCE81, MCE91, OPUS83
Electro-Voice 636 634A/B, 635N/D, CO15P, CS15P, DO54, RE10, RE15, RE200, RE55
UPC: 847628552951

Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Handheld / Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
1 x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 15 kHz
Output Connector
1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Form Factor
Handheld / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Instrument
Sound Field
Operating Principle
Pressure Operated
Element Type
1 x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Foam (Available Separately)
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 15 kHz
150 Ohms
Load Impedance
310 Ohms
56 dBV/Pa (1 kHz, Open Circuit Voltage)
Output Connector
1 x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included Case
Zipper Pouch
Included Filters
Construction Material
Steel, Steel Wire Grille
ø: 1.3 x L: 6.2" / ø: 3.2 x L: 15.7 cm
10.02 oz / 284 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1 x 4.95 x 3.45"

Auray WHF-2545 Foam Windscreen For 1" Diameter Microphones Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter
1" / 25 mm
Inner Depth
1.75" / 45 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.015 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3 x 2.4 x 1.95"

Shure SM57-LC Reviews

Reigning Champ of Instrument Recording (Great 4 Vocals too)

By Tommy Tranq
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-07-02

The Shure SM57 is a world class microphone. It's been around for ages and, while that doesn't have to mean much because some mics such as the SM58 I find to be always an inferior option, I think with the 57 Shure have really nailed it. I bought this for a recording session for an acoustic guitarist I work with. The mic sounded great on each guitar he brought in. Or rather the guitars all sounded great through it. Naturally you'll want to do additional processing for a polished recording but this mic offers such a wonderful sound on all it captures. Just a little EQ & compression along with any time based effects will really make your source material shine. I now primarily use this as a vocal mic live and in the studio. It works wonderfully for that as well. Live I use no additional processing and in the studio I get pretty effect heavy. In both situations it stands up. The Shure SM57 is at home in anyone's studio or live rig and I truly believe Shure will probably be manufacturing this microphone for all eternity with good reason.

Industry standard

By Hiroyuki
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-10

I'm using SM57 for recording music or speech etc. in a small hall with setting mic stands in front of speakers. For a video shooter like me, audio quality is really important. In the case of live recording, getting a line signal from a PA mixer is ideal, however, sometimes it is better to stand SM57 in front of speakers, because the balance of signal and surrounding noise is awesome, so it can be heard more naturally than a PA line. SM57 and SM58 are the most reliable mics. I don't need to say so anymore. Of course, the audio quality is super clear and the metal body is so stable. The mic stand and cable including this bundle are also enough stable for this price.


By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-11

Great sound!

THE standard for Instrument Mics and a Great Bundle

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-03

SM57s are THE standard mic for instruments. Of course you can buy specialty mics that sound better on specific instruments. For general stage use, though, you just can't beat a 57. This bundle is a great value. For only $10 more than the mic alone you get a stand (seems decent, if not super sturdy) and a mic cable (too early to tell how long it'll last but seems fine so far).

Classic Go To microphone!

By Randy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

One of the best mics for female hard rock vocals!

solid mic

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

gets the job done


By Bradford
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-20

What is there to say that has t been said? If you know you know.

Real deal - Great drum mic

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-14

After getting burned by two other (less expensive) vendors who sold me counterfeit SM57 microphones, I decided to pay full price at B&H. I'm a drummer and I use these mics in my basement studio to record myself, to analyze my practice sessions and progress. In the 40 years I've been playing, I've never heard myself in such great quality. I use two SM57 mics as room mics, to record in stereo with a focusrite digital interface recording onto a computer. The SM57s work exceptionally well suspended from the ceiling or on stands 3ft away and pointed at either side of my drum kit. I'm getting zero clipping. A great drum mic for individual drums or as a room mic.

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Can the SM 57 microphone plug directly into my Canon HF 100 HD video camera with a 1/8 (3.5MM) cable?
Asked by: Bob K.
The Shure SM57 can be connected to the 3.5mm input of a camera. For the best sound, it is recommended to use a combination of XLR cable, and specially designed XLR to 3.5mm adapter. The Kopul LMT100 will match the low impedance output of the mic to the high impedance input of the camera. <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

made in? which country

made in? which country
Asked by: Tamil
This SM57 is made in Mexico.
Answered by: Temuri
Date published: 2020-03-16


I'm a comedian looking for the best recording device for audience laughter. I have equipment to record my voice, but whats the best device for capturing as much audience laughter as possible?
Asked by: Anonymous
I disagree that one should use an omni mic for picking up audience laughter. Most clubs and auditoriums have PA systems, and you want to focus on the audience while not picking up the PA system. Therefore, you need a directional microphone that you can point at the audience and away from the PA loudspeakers. The SM57 will work OK in this application. So will other directional microphones.
Answered by: Robert A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this mic need a direct box when connecting ...

Does this mic need a direct box when connecting to a mixer? The mixer is a Yamaha MG if that matters.
Asked by: David
No. Use a microphone input on the mixer and use the trim or gain control on the mixer to get good gain from the mic. Not to much and not too little! Just Right!
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2021-04-26


Could you tell the weight of the hole package?
Asked by: Anonymous
Total package weight is just under 3 lbs.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this mic require phantom power?

Does this mic require phantom power?
Asked by: Anthony
No, the Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone does not require phantom power for operation.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-04-26


I just got this shire package, but how come it has a low output? i don't know what the problem is. I triple checked everything is plugged in right and my settings are fine. My preamp is a Behringer Eurorack UB1204-pro and I'm using logic pro.
Asked by: Anonymous
Get a cloudlifter to boost the signal.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-05-25


What's the dynamic range?
Asked by: Anonymous
Detailed frequency response data can be found here: <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Shure Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28
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