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Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black

Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black

Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - Black
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Features

  • Contoured frequency response is clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, precussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main source while reducing background noise
  • Extremely durable under heaviest use
  • Frequency response 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Connectivity: Wired

Description

The Shure SM57 is a fixture in the music business. You see it everywhere. In small clubs and 100,000 seat stadiums. This renowned mic is used by legendary performers and the latest up-and-comers. What you may not have seen are the thousands of SM57s at work behind the scenes in professional recording studios around the world. In fact, you'll probably find it in more studios than any other mic. Not surprising. The unidirectional dynamic SM57 has set the industry standard by defining the way instruments should sound. Which is why it's used by any serious musician or recording professional. Its warm, clean sound along with its carefully contoured presence rise make it ideal for a wide range of instrument miking applications, particularly guitar amplifiers and drums. The SM57 features a uniform cardioid pick-up pattern that isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise. Few microphones have the reputation for quality and durability that the SM57 has built up since it first hit the market in 1965. Since then, this product has been an industry benchmark to which all other studio microphones have been compared. It can be seen anywhere, from small clubs to sports stadiums, and has been used in the studio by many of the world’s greatest musicians. The Shure SM57 is also the microphone of choice for the White House, providing voice projection for the President since the 1970s. The Shure brand ensures a long-lasting product that can withstand years of road or studio use. The SM57 was put through Shure’s famous drop test, in which the microphone was dropped ten times from a height of ten feet with no loss in input quality. Buyers can be confident in the durability of this microphone, exposing it to hours in the studio or the elements of an outdoor performance. The SM57 uses a cardioid pickup pattern to focus specifically on one source, rejecting audio from outside the pickup area. This can also be a great asset in live performances, as you can position the microphone wherever you like and not worry about feedback. The SM57 is one of the most versatile microphones on the market. This dynamic product can handle the highest sound pressure levels without distortion, making it the perfect choice for recording high-volume instruments like drums. Many hit recordings feature the SM57 on the snare, as it can handle the noise without distortion. This product is also perfect for use with high-volume amplifiers. The SM57 can even handle close up recording on half-stack amps that are painfully loud for human ears. This microphone will help you to bring the feel of a live performance to your recordings for a better representation of your music. While this microphone is notorious for being used in the studio to record the sounds of percussion, wind, and string instruments, it also provides high quality vocal recording. Whether you are using it for spoken word or vocals, the SM57 will deliver a flawless sound while eliminating background noises. Because of its reliability, sound isolation, and quality sound reproduction, the SM57 has been used at the podium for Presidential speeches for the past 40 years. The SM57 differs from microphones that are manufactured solely for vocal pickup in many ways. Vocal microphones like the SM58 have their frequency dialed in to a certain range that is common in most singers, enhancing that microphone’s pickup of the human voice. The SM57 doesn’t have this specific tuning, so it can handle frequencies on a much wider scale, with a response from 40Hz to 15KHz. Without this tuning, the microphone takes in the sound exactly as it is played, creating a perfect recording every time. This is even preferred by some vocalists who want only the raw input of their voice with no tuning at all.


Item Weight 10 ounces


Product Dimensions 6.19 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches


Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More


ASIN B0000AQRST


Item model number SM57-LC


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 551 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #388 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #3 in Multipurpose Dynamic Microphones #7 in Vocal Dynamic Microphones #185 in Music Recording Equipment


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available October 2, 2001


Color Name Black


Connector Type XLR


Color Screen No


Hardware Platform CONSUMER_ELECTRONICS


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Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

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Features

  • Contoured frequency response is clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, precussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main source while reducing background noise
  • Extremely durable under heaviest use
  • Frequency response 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Connectivity: Wired

Description

The Shure SM57 is a fixture in the music business. You see it everywhere. In small clubs and 100,000 seat stadiums. This renowned mic is used by legendary performers and the latest up-and-comers. What you may not have seen are the thousands of SM57s at work behind the scenes in professional recording studios around the world. In fact, you'll probably find it in more studios than any other mic. Not surprising. The unidirectional dynamic SM57 has set the industry standard by defining the way instruments should sound. Which is why it's used by any serious musician or recording professional. Its warm, clean sound along with its carefully contoured presence rise make it ideal for a wide range of instrument miking applications, particularly guitar amplifiers and drums. The SM57 features a uniform cardioid pick-up pattern that isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise. Few microphones have the reputation for quality and durability that the SM57 has built up since it first hit the market in 1965. Since then, this product has been an industry benchmark to which all other studio microphones have been compared. It can be seen anywhere, from small clubs to sports stadiums, and has been used in the studio by many of the world’s greatest musicians. The Shure SM57 is also the microphone of choice for the White House, providing voice projection for the President since the 1970s. The Shure brand ensures a long-lasting product that can withstand years of road or studio use. The SM57 was put through Shure’s famous drop test, in which the microphone was dropped ten times from a height of ten feet with no loss in input quality. Buyers can be confident in the durability of this microphone, exposing it to hours in the studio or the elements of an outdoor performance. The SM57 uses a cardioid pickup pattern to focus specifically on one source, rejecting audio from outside the pickup area. This can also be a great asset in live performances, as you can position the microphone wherever you like and not worry about feedback. The SM57 is one of the most versatile microphones on the market. This dynamic product can handle the highest sound pressure levels without distortion, making it the perfect choice for recording high-volume instruments like drums. Many hit recordings feature the SM57 on the snare, as it can handle the noise without distortion. This product is also perfect for use with high-volume amplifiers. The SM57 can even handle close up recording on half-stack amps that are painfully loud for human ears. This microphone will help you to bring the feel of a live performance to your recordings for a better representation of your music. While this microphone is notorious for being used in the studio to record the sounds of percussion, wind, and string instruments, it also provides high quality vocal recording. Whether you are using it for spoken word or vocals, the SM57 will deliver a flawless sound while eliminating background noises. Because of its reliability, sound isolation, and quality sound reproduction, the SM57 has been used at the podium for Presidential speeches for the past 40 years. The SM57 differs from microphones that are manufactured solely for vocal pickup in many ways. Vocal microphones like the SM58 have their frequency dialed in to a certain range that is common in most singers, enhancing that microphone’s pickup of the human voice. The SM57 doesn’t have this specific tuning, so it can handle frequencies on a much wider scale, with a response from 40Hz to 15KHz. Without this tuning, the microphone takes in the sound exactly as it is played, creating a perfect recording every time. This is even preferred by some vocalists who want only the raw input of their voice with no tuning at all.


Item Weight 10 ounces


Product Dimensions 6.19 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches


Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More


ASIN B0000AQRST


Item model number SM57-LC


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 551 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #388 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #3 in Multipurpose Dynamic Microphones #7 in Vocal Dynamic Microphones #185 in Music Recording Equipment


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available October 2, 2001


Color Name Black


Connector Type XLR


Color Screen No


Hardware Platform CONSUMER_ELECTRONICS


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Contoured frequency response is clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, precussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main source while reducing background noise
  • Extremely durable under heaviest use
  • Frequency response 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Connectivity: Wired

Description

The Shure SM57 is a fixture in the music business. You see it everywhere. In small clubs and 100,000 seat stadiums. This renowned mic is used by legendary performers and the latest up-and-comers. What you may not have seen are the thousands of SM57s at work behind the scenes in professional recording studios around the world. In fact, you'll probably find it in more studios than any other mic. Not surprising. The unidirectional dynamic SM57 has set the industry standard by defining the way instruments should sound. Which is why it's used by any serious musician or recording professional. Its warm, clean sound along with its carefully contoured presence rise make it ideal for a wide range of instrument miking applications, particularly guitar amplifiers and drums. The SM57 features a uniform cardioid pick-up pattern that isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise. Few microphones have the reputation for quality and durability that the SM57 has built up since it first hit the market in 1965. Since then, this product has been an industry benchmark to which all other studio microphones have been compared. It can be seen anywhere, from small clubs to sports stadiums, and has been used in the studio by many of the world’s greatest musicians. The Shure SM57 is also the microphone of choice for the White House, providing voice projection for the President since the 1970s. The Shure brand ensures a long-lasting product that can withstand years of road or studio use. The SM57 was put through Shure’s famous drop test, in which the microphone was dropped ten times from a height of ten feet with no loss in input quality. Buyers can be confident in the durability of this microphone, exposing it to hours in the studio or the elements of an outdoor performance. The SM57 uses a cardioid pickup pattern to focus specifically on one source, rejecting audio from outside the pickup area. This can also be a great asset in live performances, as you can position the microphone wherever you like and not worry about feedback. The SM57 is one of the most versatile microphones on the market. This dynamic product can handle the highest sound pressure levels without distortion, making it the perfect choice for recording high-volume instruments like drums. Many hit recordings feature the SM57 on the snare, as it can handle the noise without distortion. This product is also perfect for use with high-volume amplifiers. The SM57 can even handle close up recording on half-stack amps that are painfully loud for human ears. This microphone will help you to bring the feel of a live performance to your recordings for a better representation of your music. While this microphone is notorious for being used in the studio to record the sounds of percussion, wind, and string instruments, it also provides high quality vocal recording. Whether you are using it for spoken word or vocals, the SM57 will deliver a flawless sound while eliminating background noises. Because of its reliability, sound isolation, and quality sound reproduction, the SM57 has been used at the podium for Presidential speeches for the past 40 years. The SM57 differs from microphones that are manufactured solely for vocal pickup in many ways. Vocal microphones like the SM58 have their frequency dialed in to a certain range that is common in most singers, enhancing that microphone’s pickup of the human voice. The SM57 doesn’t have this specific tuning, so it can handle frequencies on a much wider scale, with a response from 40Hz to 15KHz. Without this tuning, the microphone takes in the sound exactly as it is played, creating a perfect recording every time. This is even preferred by some vocalists who want only the raw input of their voice with no tuning at all.


Item Weight 10 ounces


Product Dimensions 6.19 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches


Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More


ASIN B0000AQRST


Item model number SM57-LC


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 551 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #388 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #3 in Multipurpose Dynamic Microphones #7 in Vocal Dynamic Microphones #185 in Music Recording Equipment


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available October 2, 2001


Color Name Black


Connector Type XLR


Color Screen No


Hardware Platform CONSUMER_ELECTRONICS


abunda_amazon_reviews I needed a quality, rugged mic for instrument recording and live performance that didn't cost an arm and a leg. This industry standard microphone fit the bill nicely. I already had a Sennheiser e935 but wanted another mic that I could use while playing an acoustic guitar and that didn't add as much warmth as the Sennheiser. IMPORTANT: Make sure you buy this mic from an authorized Shure retailer. There are a lot of knock-off Shure microphones out there. You can find authorized In Store and Online retailers by clicking on the Where To Buy link on the Shure website. If you're buying this mic off of Amazon, make sure you understand which retailer on Amazon you're buying it from. There are many retailers selling this product on Amazon and many of them are not authorized.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Buy Only From An Authorized Shure Retailer;;S B;;;I purchased this product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it. I have it plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First via an inexpensive XLR cable and it sounds spectacular without picking up every single background noise like a Blue Yeti or AT2035. I had to run it through Cantabile 3.0 with some free VST plugins (Reaper plugin pack) to add some gain and take away a bit of background noise from the Focusrite, but it sounds absolutely great after some minor processing. Keyboard sounds are not picked up at all and the mic is between 2 and 4 inches from my face (to the side so I'm not breathing on it). A much better solution than the integrated mic on a gaming headset for all purposes.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;... product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it. I have it plugged into a via ...;;Brett;;;I got this mic and the Shure A2WS pop filter hoping to avoid having to buy the SM-57 AND the SM-58. I can only afford one for now. Works great. One mic for my guitar and my voice. You don't have to stick this thing up to your mouth to be heard, even when whispering. Everything comes through loud and clear and so natural sounding. I play sitting on a stage stool with the mic a few inches in front of my strings, pointing at my face. It amazed me the first time I tried it. Still does. With the pop filter, I can hand-hold it as close to my mouth as I want, and no pop. I will probably still get the SM-58 one of these days, but don't need it with this one, just want it. If you don't have one of these mics, just buy one, you'll love it. WARNING: Do Not buy a discounted SM-57 or SM-58 on ANY auction site, or anywhere for that matter. China is making very cheap imitations that are hard to tell from the real deal. Even the box is duplicated. You can find these fakes for 25 to 60 bucks. They are worth about 10. ONLY buy from a reliable source, like Amazon, they are an authorized dealer. This thing cost $100.00 ANYwhere. If you are buying it for less, its probably a fake.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2014;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great Mic. Beware of fakes.;;Charlie;;;This is a knock off sm-57. I have 4 other real sm-57's which I compared the sound to with all the same mixing settings. It did not sound even close to as good as a real one. It did not have the classic concave indention in the mic screen which was a round convex shape. I had to screw the body together right out of the box when those are usually solid and never come unscrewed. To top it all off, it actually had Made in Mexico on the bottom. A real sm-57 does not say that even if it is made in Mexico. All of this is totally unacceptable and I recommend purchasing directly from Shure instead. Or your local non-chain music store.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;It is a fake knock off!;;Nathanael Ivey;;;I love this microphone. I could go on for a long time about its features and reputation, but I'd rather speak about its usability. Firstly, it is a highly directional mic - don't expect to pick up much from the sides or back of it, making it a great, focused instrument mic. I also attached a windscreen on it (also purchased from Amazon) and I've found that this mic is surprisingly capable as a vocal mic, too. Don't be afraid to put this mic in front of very loud sound sources, like amps or snare drums. It'll handle just about anything you throw at it. If you're like me and have your own home studio, the SM 57 is absolutely essential. I don't have too many mics, but the 57 has taken over about 95% of my recording tasks, even replacing my condenser mic for vocals. I could not be happier with this mic.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Excellent Mic;;Kalaab M. Pickering;;;My son is a musician and we wanted to get him a microphone for the holidays. After a lot of research and emails with his band conductor we settled on the Shure SM57-X2U. It was right in our price range, but didn't scrimp on quality of sound. The bundle we purchased included a table top stand, cover and cables - a great package for the money! As many musicians (and their parents) know, quality of the final product is most important and we are impressed. He immediately started using it for auditions, online postings, and school work and we have been surprised at how well it records. It is very user friendly and very durable (we all know how hard teenagers can be on things). The mic also has its own carrying bag which makes it safe during transport to a variety of locations. If you are looking for good quality and great sound at a fantastic price, then the Shure microphone is the one you have been looking for!;;Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Ready to go Pro with this mic!;;Amanda Loew Sherer;;;I don't even speak spanish but this mic is excellente. I read all the reviews and hype and it was as good as advertised- super midrange. Very warm sound, solidly built. I had the misfortune of getting a fake sm57 off of ebay and then compared it to this. The fake was very close, the counterfeiters are getting better and better even had the yellow and green wires and the indentation on the screen on top. One dead giveaway is the weight, the fake was around 2 0z less and where the mic screws together there is a noticeable gap in a real sm. Not so with the fake it is a very tight closing gap. I hate to admit it but the fake is not that bad especially for vocals, it doesn't compare with a real one though for instrument recording. The fake is a more direct counterfeit of a sm 58 imo. I think it was designed for karaoke from what I've read so it makes sense.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Excellente!!;;Citrus

Shipping

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Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By S B - Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2018
Buy Only From An Authorized Shure Retailer
I needed a quality, rugged mic for instrument recording and live performance that didn't cost an arm and a leg. This industry standard microphone fit the bill nicely. I already had a Sennheiser e935 but wanted another mic that I could use while playing an acoustic guitar and that didn't add as much warmth as the Sennheiser. IMPORTANT: Make sure you buy this mic from an authorized Shure retailer. There are a lot of knock-off Shure microphones out there. You can find authorized In Store and Online retailers by clicking on the Where To Buy link on the Shure website. If you're buying this mic off of Amazon, make sure you understand which retailer on Amazon you're buying it from. There are many retailers selling this product on Amazon and many of them are not authorized.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Brett - Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017
... product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it. I have it plugged into a via ...
I purchased this product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it. I have it plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First via an inexpensive XLR cable and it sounds spectacular without picking up every single background noise like a Blue Yeti or AT2035. I had to run it through Cantabile 3.0 with some free VST plugins (Reaper plugin pack) to add some gain and take away a bit of background noise from the Focusrite, but it sounds absolutely great after some minor processing. Keyboard sounds are not picked up at all and the mic is between 2 and 4 inches from my face (to the side so I'm not breathing on it). A much better solution than the integrated mic on a gaming headset for all purposes.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Charlie - Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2014
Great Mic. Beware of fakes.
I got this mic and the Shure A2WS pop filter hoping to avoid having to buy the SM-57 AND the SM-58. I can only afford one for now. Works great. One mic for my guitar and my voice. You don't have to stick this thing up to your mouth to be heard, even when whispering. Everything comes through loud and clear and so natural sounding. I play sitting on a stage stool with the mic a few inches in front of my strings, pointing at my face. It amazed me the first time I tried it. Still does. With the pop filter, I can hand-hold it as close to my mouth as I want, and no pop. I will probably still get the SM-58 one of these days, but don't need it with this one, just want it. If you don't have one of these mics, just buy one, you'll love it. WARNING: Do Not buy a discounted SM-57 or SM-58 on ANY auction site, or anywhere for that matter. China is making very cheap imitations that are hard to tell from the real deal. Even the box is duplicated. You can find these fakes for 25 to 60 bucks. They are worth about 10. ONLY buy from a reliable source, like Amazon, they are an authorized dealer. This thing cost $100.00 ANYwhere. If you are buying it for less, its probably a fake.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Nathanael Ivey - Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019
It is a fake knock off!
This is a knock off sm-57. I have 4 other real sm-57's which I compared the sound to with all the same mixing settings. It did not sound even close to as good as a real one. It did not have the classic concave indention in the mic screen which was a round convex shape. I had to screw the body together right out of the box when those are usually solid and never come unscrewed. To top it all off, it actually had Made in Mexico on the bottom. A real sm-57 does not say that even if it is made in Mexico. All of this is totally unacceptable and I recommend purchasing directly from Shure instead. Or your local non-chain music store.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kalaab M. Pickering - Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017
Excellent Mic
I love this microphone. I could go on for a long time about its features and reputation, but I'd rather speak about its usability. Firstly, it is a highly directional mic - don't expect to pick up much from the sides or back of it, making it a great, focused instrument mic. I also attached a windscreen on it (also purchased from Amazon) and I've found that this mic is surprisingly capable as a vocal mic, too. Don't be afraid to put this mic in front of very loud sound sources, like amps or snare drums. It'll handle just about anything you throw at it. If you're like me and have your own home studio, the SM 57 is absolutely essential. I don't have too many mics, but the 57 has taken over about 95% of my recording tasks, even replacing my condenser mic for vocals. I could not be happier with this mic.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amanda Loew Sherer - Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2016
Ready to go Pro with this mic!
My son is a musician and we wanted to get him a microphone for the holidays. After a lot of research and emails with his band conductor we settled on the Shure SM57-X2U. It was right in our price range, but didn't scrimp on quality of sound. The bundle we purchased included a table top stand, cover and cables - a great package for the money! As many musicians (and their parents) know, quality of the final product is most important and we are impressed. He immediately started using it for auditions, online postings, and school work and we have been surprised at how well it records. It is very user friendly and very durable (we all know how hard teenagers can be on things). The mic also has its own carrying bag which makes it safe during transport to a variety of locations. If you are looking for good quality and great sound at a fantastic price, then the Shure microphone is the one you have been looking for!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Citrus - Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2016
Excellente!!
I don't even speak spanish but this mic is excellente. I read all the reviews and hype and it was as good as advertised- super midrange. Very warm sound, solidly built. I had the misfortune of getting a fake sm57 off of ebay and then compared it to this. The fake was very close, the counterfeiters are getting better and better even had the yellow and green wires and the indentation on the screen on top. One dead giveaway is the weight, the fake was around 2 0z less and where the mic screws together there is a noticeable gap in a real sm. Not so with the fake it is a very tight closing gap. I hate to admit it but the fake is not that bad especially for vocals, it doesn't compare with a real one though for instrument recording. The fake is a more direct counterfeit of a sm 58 imo. I think it was designed for karaoke from what I've read so it makes sense.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By S B - Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2018
Buy Only From An Authorized Shure Retailer
I needed a quality, rugged mic for instrument recording and live performance that didn't cost an arm and a leg. This industry standard microphone fit the bill nicely. I already had a Sennheiser e935 but wanted another mic that I could use while playing an acoustic guitar and that didn't add as much warmth as the Sennheiser. IMPORTANT: Make sure you buy this mic from an authorized Shure retailer. There are a lot of knock-off Shure microphones out there. You can find authorized In Store and Online retailers by clicking on the Where To Buy link on the Shure website. If you're buying this mic off of Amazon, make sure you understand which retailer on Amazon you're buying it from. There are many retailers selling this product on Amazon and many of them are not authorized.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Brett - Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017
... product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it. I have it plugged into a via ...
I purchased this product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it. I have it plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First via an inexpensive XLR cable and it sounds spectacular without picking up every single background noise like a Blue Yeti or AT2035. I had to run it through Cantabile 3.0 with some free VST plugins (Reaper plugin pack) to add some gain and take away a bit of background noise from the Focusrite, but it sounds absolutely great after some minor processing. Keyboard sounds are not picked up at all and the mic is between 2 and 4 inches from my face (to the side so I'm not breathing on it). A much better solution than the integrated mic on a gaming headset for all purposes.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Charlie - Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2014
Great Mic. Beware of fakes.
I got this mic and the Shure A2WS pop filter hoping to avoid having to buy the SM-57 AND the SM-58. I can only afford one for now. Works great. One mic for my guitar and my voice. You don't have to stick this thing up to your mouth to be heard, even when whispering. Everything comes through loud and clear and so natural sounding. I play sitting on a stage stool with the mic a few inches in front of my strings, pointing at my face. It amazed me the first time I tried it. Still does. With the pop filter, I can hand-hold it as close to my mouth as I want, and no pop. I will probably still get the SM-58 one of these days, but don't need it with this one, just want it. If you don't have one of these mics, just buy one, you'll love it. WARNING: Do Not buy a discounted SM-57 or SM-58 on ANY auction site, or anywhere for that matter. China is making very cheap imitations that are hard to tell from the real deal. Even the box is duplicated. You can find these fakes for 25 to 60 bucks. They are worth about 10. ONLY buy from a reliable source, like Amazon, they are an authorized dealer. This thing cost $100.00 ANYwhere. If you are buying it for less, its probably a fake.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Nathanael Ivey - Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019
It is a fake knock off!
This is a knock off sm-57. I have 4 other real sm-57's which I compared the sound to with all the same mixing settings. It did not sound even close to as good as a real one. It did not have the classic concave indention in the mic screen which was a round convex shape. I had to screw the body together right out of the box when those are usually solid and never come unscrewed. To top it all off, it actually had Made in Mexico on the bottom. A real sm-57 does not say that even if it is made in Mexico. All of this is totally unacceptable and I recommend purchasing directly from Shure instead. Or your local non-chain music store.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kalaab M. Pickering - Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017
Excellent Mic
I love this microphone. I could go on for a long time about its features and reputation, but I'd rather speak about its usability. Firstly, it is a highly directional mic - don't expect to pick up much from the sides or back of it, making it a great, focused instrument mic. I also attached a windscreen on it (also purchased from Amazon) and I've found that this mic is surprisingly capable as a vocal mic, too. Don't be afraid to put this mic in front of very loud sound sources, like amps or snare drums. It'll handle just about anything you throw at it. If you're like me and have your own home studio, the SM 57 is absolutely essential. I don't have too many mics, but the 57 has taken over about 95% of my recording tasks, even replacing my condenser mic for vocals. I could not be happier with this mic.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amanda Loew Sherer - Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2016
Ready to go Pro with this mic!
My son is a musician and we wanted to get him a microphone for the holidays. After a lot of research and emails with his band conductor we settled on the Shure SM57-X2U. It was right in our price range, but didn't scrimp on quality of sound. The bundle we purchased included a table top stand, cover and cables - a great package for the money! As many musicians (and their parents) know, quality of the final product is most important and we are impressed. He immediately started using it for auditions, online postings, and school work and we have been surprised at how well it records. It is very user friendly and very durable (we all know how hard teenagers can be on things). The mic also has its own carrying bag which makes it safe during transport to a variety of locations. If you are looking for good quality and great sound at a fantastic price, then the Shure microphone is the one you have been looking for!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Citrus - Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2016
Excellente!!
I don't even speak spanish but this mic is excellente. I read all the reviews and hype and it was as good as advertised- super midrange. Very warm sound, solidly built. I had the misfortune of getting a fake sm57 off of ebay and then compared it to this. The fake was very close, the counterfeiters are getting better and better even had the yellow and green wires and the indentation on the screen on top. One dead giveaway is the weight, the fake was around 2 0z less and where the mic screws together there is a noticeable gap in a real sm. Not so with the fake it is a very tight closing gap. I hate to admit it but the fake is not that bad especially for vocals, it doesn't compare with a real one though for instrument recording. The fake is a more direct counterfeit of a sm 58 imo. I think it was designed for karaoke from what I've read so it makes sense.