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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... Read More

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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.)
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One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
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ShureSM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic
 
4.9

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

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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5.0

Exactly what You're looking For

By Mr_Mufuka

from Stl

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

    Thinking about getting one of these? Get it. It does exactly what you want it to. Great for micing anything and not too terrible for background vocals. You'll probably end up with athe least one of these if you are serious about recording or playing out.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome product!

    By tpirman1982

    from Brockton, MA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

        Terrific microphone. Very popular.

         
        5.0

        excellant

        By bob

        from massachusetts

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

            What can you say about these that haven't already been said, great mic, loud. Clear, bought 2, using them to mic guitars, if you want great sound at a reasonable price, look no further. My band plays classic to heavy rock.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Microphone out there!

            By Saxman

            from Washington DC

            About Me Experienced

            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 SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

              This microphone can mic anything perfectly. It has a clear sound and has a solid metal construction.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for harsh vocals

              By Alexander Phantomhive

              from Russia

              Pros

              • Great For Harsh Vocals
              • Great Static Free Sound

              Cons

              • Handles Weird

              Best Uses

              • Harsh Vocalsgrowling

              Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

              Great product

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Does the job well

              By Kyle Allen

              from Covington, GA

              Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

              I use this mic to mic a guitar amp for live music. It captures every aspect of my tone (lows, mids and highs) very well! I run dual amps and I have been trying to find a mic that would recreate the exact tone of my amps through a sound board. This mic definitely delivers, now I have 2.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SM57 is it's name, Versatility is it's game!

              By Matthew Sampson

              from Fredericksburg, VA

              Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

              The SM57 is a classic for a reason. First of all, from guitar amps to drums to horns, this microphone EXCELS at capturing high-spl instruments. Now, the SM57 IS billed as an instrument mic, but is that all it can do? No! The SM57 is also very useful for vocals, as it has almost NO feedback, even at high gain. Couple that with the Shure pop filter, and you've got an on-stage mic that will not fail. Speaking of not failing, this thing is made of steel and built like a tank! No breaking here, this microphone could be dropped off the stage and plugged right back in to get a nice, gritty guitar sound. Buy one! Buy five! Whatever the case, you won't be disappointed.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              shipping and ordering

              By Sany Tarnovschi

              from orlando, florida

              Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

              i already knew this item and i want to comment about nicely call center attending my order , the people were efficient to solve my mistaken datas and my shippment arrived on time in excellent conditions.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Little Mic

              By Albin DeFreitas

              from windsor ct

              Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

              This little microphone actually packs quite a punch and gives a clear tone. I had to record something for a college counselor so i asked my guitar teacher and he pulled this microphone out and taped me. The finished product sounded better than I thought it would be.

               
              5.0

              unmatched

              By alex wenger

              from grove city ohio

              Comments about Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic:

              we use a set of 7 of these about once a week for jazz band. they are often thrown around and get beat over and over again. they have withheld everything we throw at them. this also includes going out in the rain durring marching season and will often get dropped off of carts onto concrete and in all the years we have only had a problem with one. very pleased with the reliability and durrability of these mics

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