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ShureSM58-LC Vocal Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (80)
  • Easy to use (68)
  • Durable (54)
  • Versatile (46)
  • Compact (35)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (61)
  • Performances (60)
  • Amateur recording (46)
  • Home studio (44)
  • Professional recording (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (55), Professional musician (18), Novice (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Legendary for a reason

I am the sound guy for my school and have done audio for my home churches kids camp. While there is nothing that I can say in a review that hasn't been said already,...Read complete review

I am the sound guy for my school and have done audio for my home churches kids camp. While there is nothing that I can say in a review that hasn't been said already, I can share some of my experiences with the SM58. The simplest way to say it is this: don't buy anything less than the SM58 for vocals. This mic will outlast any other mic and does so while also being versatile and great sounding. If you are looking for a lower cost microphone to use for speech, Shure's 48 microphones (ie PGA48 and SM48) are great choices, but for vocals, the SM58 is king. 

Our SM58s are used by students who don't treat audio equipment well, but these have not failed us yet. I am sure that they will last longer than most of the equipment at our school, and that makes me confident in suggesting both the SM58 and other Shure products to anyone. You can not go wrong this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Mic

Used for getting audio on interviews. Great accessory for any video camera or stage use. Easy to hook up and use. Good quality

Used for getting audio on interviews. Great accessory for any video camera or stage use. Easy to hook up and use. Good quality

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5.0

This is the best general use microphone that you can buy.

By Dave the soundman

from Harrisonburg, Louisiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

I have purchased many of these over the years. I am still using two that are over 20 years old. They have been dropped many times and still sound like they did when they were new.

 
5.0

Does it work as expected?

By Jurgen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

Have you used one of these before? Yeah? Then to answer the question of, "Does it work like the rest of them?" SHURE.

 
5.0

Great music mic.

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

Great back up on Indian drums and vocals

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Legendary for a reason

By Angelo

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

I am the sound guy for my school and have done audio for my home churches kids camp. While there is nothing that I can say in a review that hasn't been said already, I can share some of my experiences with the SM58. The simplest way to say it is this: don't buy anything less than the SM58 for vocals. This mic will outlast any other mic and does so while also being versatile and great sounding. If you are looking for a lower cost microphone to use for speech, Shure's 48 microphones (ie PGA48 and SM48) are great choices, but for vocals, the SM58 is king. 

Our SM58s are used by students who don't treat audio equipment well, but these have not failed us yet. I am sure that they will last longer than most of the equipment at our school, and that makes me confident in suggesting both the SM58 and other Shure products to anyone. You can not go wrong this purchase.

 
5.0

I recommend this product

By Rose

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

Very nice product. Works perfect

 
5.0

Workhorse

By Trish

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

I've used Shure microphones when I was in college in 2004 and still today. In 04' I used them for live sound and they did a great job keeping feedback away and having a good dynamic range and sound. It was a workhorse.

Now i use them for live interview recordings at events such as festivals and live events just to record into my camera. I don't feel like if someone drops it, that it is ruined and cost wise, you can't beat it.

 
5.0

Very Good!

By Crazy

from Dream Land

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

    Very good quality, this mic is great.

     
    5.0

    Just what I needed

    By zeke

    from New Jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

    I have 2 others of the same Mic, what else can I say. Great Mic for the price.

     
    5.0

    Terrific Microphone

    By Anthony G

    from NY

    Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

    It is a very warm sounding vocal mic, excellent with handling feed back as well. Greatest value for $[$].

     
    5.0

    Shure SM58-LC microphones are great

    By Pam

    from Boston

    Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

    Awesome microphones.

     
    4.0

    Just What I Needed

    By John

    from Hackettstown, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

      I was looking for a way for a low coast PA for our Senior Citizens meeting using my PC as the amp. This mic along with the Shure SHX2UXLRUSB
      X2u - XLR to USB Microphone Signal Adapter was a perfect solution, Now everyone in the back can here all presentations.
      JOhn

       
      5.0

      Quality & Confidence

      By Tim

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Audio Levels A Bit Low

      Best Uses

      • Podcasting

      Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

      I use the ShureSM58 along with my Zoom H4n to recored my weekly pro-wrestling podcast The Work of Wrestling. The SM58 is leaps and bounds better than cheaper USB condenser mics and the like. If you can afford it, you can't really go wrong with this one. It's definitely a must to study a bit to figure out what equipment best suits your needs (and to spend a bit of time figuring out the proper-recording level), but if you're looking for a good kit for a podcast the Shure Voice Over Kit from B&H gives you everything you need (save a H4N) - XLR cable, Stand, clip, and the mic itself. Can't recommend it enough.

       
      5.0

      Amazing Product

      By John

      from Memphis, TN

      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 SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

        Exactly what I needed

         
        5.0

        Sets the benchmark...for a reason!

        By Stephen

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

          This is a classic, great sounding microphone for all types of situations.

          We use it for our PA system. Rugged, reasonably priced.

           
          5.0

          Excelente...

          By Ruben H. García T.

          from San Antonio de los Altos - Venezuela

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

            Versátil, robusto y a un precio sin igual...

             
            5.0

            Superior Product at a Superior Price

            By Riff

            from Cumberland, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

              This Mic is an industry standard. This mic was purchased for a church, and like all the rest of the SM58's we have it is of the highest standard. Usuable right out of the box. Just unpack and go! The service is just as impressive as the microphone.

               
              5.0

              Can't go wrong

              By Teacher

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

                It's the most widely used mic for a reason - it's got consistent sound quality, takes a beating, and it works. 'nuf said.

                 
                5.0

                old school is the best

                By sonny

                from pomona ca.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ

                  Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

                  works great just what i need thanks

                   
                  5.0

                  Good everyday use microphone

                  By Tom

                  from School use various campus use locations.

                  Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

                  Great mic for multiple area uses.

                   
                  5.0

                  Can also be used for a hammer.

                  By Michael

                  from Dayton, Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone:

                      Classic solid mic that last a very long time.

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