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Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic  

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The Shure SM57 is one of the most popular professional instrument microphones of all time. The dynamic SM57 mic performs reliably delivering natural sound night after night. Its durable, bulletproof d... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Shure SM57 is one of the most popular professional instrument microphones of all time. The dynamic SM57 mic performs reliably delivering natural sound night after night. Its durable, bulletproof design stands up to road travel and abuse. Perfectly at home in the studio too. The Shure SM57 boasts wide frequency response (40Hz-15kHz) and a tight cardioid polar pattern that are ideal for close-in speaker miking.

Features
  • Audio
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 149 dB
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Dynamic
  • Pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted/handheld
  • Applications: Stage, studio
  • Phantom pwr required: No
  • Size and weight
  • L x W x (D): 6.375 x 1.25"
  • Weight: .6 lbs.
  • Included accessories
  • Case: Pouch
  • Clip: Hard rubber
Specifications
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 15,000Hz
    Polar pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency
    Sensitivity (at 1,000Hz): Open circuit voltage: -56.0 dBV/Pa (1.6 mV) (Note: 1 Pa = 94dB SPL)
    Impedance: Rated impedance is 150ohms (310ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance
    Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
    Connector: 3-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
    Dimensions: 1-1/4"W (top) x 6-3/18"L x 29/32" (bottom)
    Net weight (without cable): 284g (10 oz.)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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ShureSM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic
 
4.9

(based on 63 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth Every Penny

After much research and with my financial status, I finally decided to buy a pair of the famous SM 57's. I am a drummer in a band and had previously tried regular vocal...Read complete review

After much research and with my financial status, I finally decided to buy a pair of the famous SM 57's. I am a drummer in a band and had previously tried regular vocal mics and was not to happy about the sound when recording. The day I received the SM 57's was one day before our first gig at a local venue. Having them actually made me feel more confident that the sound would be superb. At soundcheck, the whole band realized the difference these microphones made to the drum sound. We were very glad, especially with comments after the gig such as, "the drums sounded very professional." I highly recommend these to anybody because not only are they great for live gigs, but also when recording. We just finished recording our demo and can't believe how well the drums sound.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The Wrong Shure

I have to say I was really disappointed with this microphone. I've pretty much tried it on everything you can think of and the tone is consistently muffled and muddy. If you're looking for...Read complete review

I have to say I was really disappointed with this microphone. I've pretty much tried it on everything you can think of and the tone is consistently muffled and muddy. If you're looking for a Shure mic in the same price range I'd recommend the Shure SM58 instead.

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(74 of 84 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Every Penny

By tacvbo

from McAllen, TX

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

After much research and with my financial status, I finally decided to buy a pair of the famous SM 57's. I am a drummer in a band and had previously tried regular vocal mics and was not to happy about the sound when recording. The day I received the SM 57's was one day before our first gig at a local venue. Having them actually made me feel more confident that the sound would be superb. At soundcheck, the whole band realized the difference these microphones made to the drum sound. We were very glad, especially with comments after the gig such as, "the drums sounded very professional." I highly recommend these to anybody because not only are they great for live gigs, but also when recording. We just finished recording our demo and can't believe how well the drums sound.

(41 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic

By CDOG

from Bolinas, Ca.

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

After building my friends studio it was time to record some guitars. My biggest problem with recording guitars was getting the amp sound recorded truly with no weird colaration from the mic.The SM-57 made my sound record as I hear it, not like some alien sound from another planet.I'm very suprised that a hundred dollar mic would be so good, and by the way I think this thing could withstand a nuclear blast.Vocally this mic does an excellent job I have no gripes, my hats off to the good folks at Shure!!!

(29 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Workhorse mic

By Jimlet

from East Bay, CA

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

I've had my Shure SM57 for almost 20 years now--it was the first mic I ever bought. In the meantime, it's been my primary live vocal mic and mic'ed up just about every instrument in my studio at one time or another. It's still teh classic mic to use on guitar amp and snares, and the first one I grab for eaach of those. Even when compared to mics many times the cost, the Shure SM57 consistently outperforms them, which I just find amazing for a mic under $100 bucks. In addition, these mics are indestructible. Mine has been battered, dropped, rained up, and generally abused over many years, and still functions perfectly every time. If you're on a budget, the SM57 is the only mic you need to get started, and if you're a professional, well you already know and probably own a bunch of these. You can't do without at least one!

(24 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Classic Mic. Used by everyone at somepoint

By mcbain

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

This mic is a classic and doesnt need much explanaion why. The only thing i recommned is to use the Shure pop filter with it. Shure makes a special clip on filter for this mic and works way better for cleaning up the Pop sounds. Good weight, solid construction.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Straight Up Best Value

By UnderParDrummer

from Issaquah, WA

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

I recieved my first SM57 in a raffle at a drum shop, and I immediately threw it into my setup as my snare mic. (of course!) The sound was nothing less than what I had expected. Pure, clean, as well as full of tone and attack. I am currently looking into buying some more for micing guitar cabs, and other instrument cabs. It's a sensitive mic built like a brick. what more can you ask for? especially for under $100.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have

By Matt

from Kansas City

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

If you record music, then you need at least one of these. A excellent all around mic that has many uses.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Where has this been all my life?

By The Kronical

from Reistertown, MD

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

I'm a rapper that is very concerned about the sound quality of what I record. The SM57-LC is a must-have. I couldn't believe just how clear my voice sounded and how the background noise was almost entirely gone. I know that in the future I will move on to better equipment, but for right now, the SM57-LC is a great way to start.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As if this classic needs another review, but...

By AdamCaporello

from Austin, TX

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

...I just need to add in my two cents. I tried everything to get my live guitar sound up to a level of quality that I thought was at least acceptable. I tried all manner of direct-line options and just about every microphone we had out of a dozen or so options to mic up a Fender FM212. We finally bit the bullet and spent the money for the SM57, what a world of difference it makes. This was truly designed for up-close mic applications when accuracy is of the utmost importance. This mic picks up every little subtle nuance that comes through my amp, and faithfully recreates the the right tone and distortion. Through this amp, I now feel like the PA speakers are an extension of my amp instead of just making a flat carbon-copy of my general sound. Highly recommended for close amp and instrument miking for mid to high frequency range applications.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is a Classic!!

By Mark Bras

from New York, NY

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

I bought the SM57 about one year ago for my home studio and have had no complaints about it so far. I have recorded with more expensive mics, and very few have the versatility of the SM57. Bass cabinet, snare, guitar amp, even vocals! For a very good price!! You won't find another one that meet these standards, including low price!!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

VOCAL or Instrumental?

By dAtaZniNvAziN256

from Marlboro

Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

This microphone is one of my cheapest microphones that I use when I record. But even though its not super-pricey, it probably has better results than a few of my condenser mics. Its vocal reproduction quality is almost identical to the real voice input, and the pitch of the voice comes out exactly the same. It is a sturdy mic that i've dropped by accident in gigs sometimes, but thats okay, cause its like a tank that can't be destroyed. It has an optional pop filter kind of cover, that i would recommend if you want to get rid of "hisses" and "pops" and "Background noise". It is one of my favorite mics to use live, and i know that the president used this microphone when adressing the nation over cnn. =)

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