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The Microphone to Beat
You’ve heard the Shure SM58 a thousand times before. Tuned to deliver the warmth of your voice and project it over the crowds. It’s ideal for lead singers, back-up singers, and public speakers.
Since going on sale in 1966, the SM58 has become the industry standard. Designed from the very beginning for life on the road. It became famous for its toughness and steel mesh filter that reduces wind and ‘pop’ noises - it picks up your voice and nothing else.
Iconic Vocal Sound
The SM58 has a signature sound that was created for live music. Shure achieved it by boosting the mid-range. This little trick means it doesn’t matter who uses it, their voice will cut through the mix.
The sound profile was also designed with a cardioid polar pattern and ‘bass roll-off’. This feature allows for the ‘proximity effect’ (increasing bass by moving closer to the mic) letting singers make changes to their vocal tone on the fly.
The clear sound is never interrupted either. The SM58 stops noise from vibrations and handling of the microphone, thanks to a built-in shock mount that protects the clarity of your voice.
Built to Last
You can expect the SM58 to withstand the wear and tear of touring. Shure went to great lengths to make sure the SM58 would still work, even after serious damage. Built from an all-metal construction, using heat and water-resistant adhesives, the microphone cartridge is protected to deliver years of great performance.
You can be confident of its durability - Shure tried freezing it, cooking it, and submerging it. They even dropped it from a 7-storey building and it still worked! Once you know that, you understand why it’s the microphone The Rolling Stones go on tour with.
Accept no imitation. Gear4music deals directly with Shure, all of our SM58's are certified genuine products.
MI Pro Survey Winner 2009: Best Microphone
ProSound Reader's Choice Award 2009: Dynamic Microphones
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
- Transducer Type: Dynamic
- Weight: 298g (10.5oz)
- Dimensions: 162mm (6-3/8in.) L x 51mm (2in.) W
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
- Sensitivity: -54,5dBV/Pa / 1,88mV/Pa (@ 1kHz)
- Impedance: 150Ω (300Ω actual) for inputs rated low impedance
- (1) Shure SM58 Microphone
- (1) Zippered storage bag
- (1) Swivel stand adapter
A similar model is also available with the addition of an on/off switch - SM58S