Product Type: Shure Microphone
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The industry standard, the best. From a Joplin-esque howl to a booming cash-growl.
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Advantages: Excellent sound reproduction, Built like a tank. EXCELLENT value for money.
Disadvantages: More pricey than awful mics.
I've rarely performed at a gig where a SM58 has not been infront of me and the few times I have i've noticed the difference immediately. The sound production from your run of the mill mic will never rub shoulders with the shure often not sensitive enough to pick up the soft breathy lower range while the high screech proves to much.
The Shure however will never let you down. I sing in a band with a family member and he had two 58's passwed down to him, those having being heavily gigged for no less than 15 years and they show NO signs of giving up.
Not only known for there superb ability in capturing all the depths from a singers range, being able to keep up with the power from a Joplin-esque howl to a booming cash-like growl.
Lets not forget the price either. You can easily pick one up for under £100 and they're ideal for studio instrument recording or live vocal recording, and are built like tanks i know most venues managed to hold onto their tobacco-beer splattered mics for at least a decade so look after them well and they can easily last you a lifetime.
Summary: Buy one.