The Shure SM58 Microphone is a sturdy, well-made, and might I add excellent, dynamic microphone. I’ve used the SM58 for years as both a vocal microphone as well as an instrumental mic (in instances where it’s preferred over a condenser). The sm58 has held up wonderfully and given the quality of sound that I desired.
The Shure SM58 microphone is a unidirectional (cardioid) dynamic vocal microphone. It’s great as both a singing microphone as well as a speaking microphone. It uses a built-in spherical filter that minimizes wind and breath “pop” noise. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise.
The steel mesh head construction means it will survive the occasional drop – which does happen and I’ve experienced it.
The SM58 accentuates the warmth and clarity (brightened midrange and bass rolloff) of lead and back-up vocals which has made it the first choice of performers everywhere.
Internally, it has a pneumatic shock-mount system which cuts down on handling noise.
Frequency response is 50 to 15,000 Hz.
Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz Open Circuit Voltage)
-54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV)
1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
Rated impedance is 150 ohms (300 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
298 grams (10.5 oz)
Theis a workhorse of a microphone that performs great time after time. Used by professionals for years, it’s proven itself an amazing microphone.