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Rating and Reviews: Shure 55SH Microphone

Known as "the Elvis mic," the Shure 55SH cardioid dynamic mic gets its classic looks from to 1939's Unidyne II, and its modern frequency response from Shure.

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"awesome sounding mic" submitted November 15, 2005

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Sound: clear as glass, s's and t's are awesome and clear as glass Feature: nice has no feedback problems,could do without the on off switch Quality: built road tough, all steel head Value: nice mic to me a little pricey,but after you own it you will know why i would buy it again if lost or stolen no doubt! Manufacturer Support: always good support The Wow Factor: looks good and sounds good Overall: would replace if lost or stolen
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"Always wanted one..." submitted September 21, 2005

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Musical Background: active musician, singer/songwriter
Music Style: indie, rock, experimental
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Sound: Good sound! SHURE microphones in general hold the highest quality in sound. Not only is this microphone the super model chick of microphone hottness it sounds amazing and clear. Everyone can be a rock star with this mic. Feature: Of course it's fricken beautiful! The only thing I can do without is the on/off switch on the front. It is easy when performing on stage to move your hands/fingers and accidently turn it off when in the moment and getting crazy. Quality: Very durable! Value: a little expensive to me but I'm cheap & starving... Manufacturer Support: I <3 SHURE The Wow Factor: I want to marry it and have a thousand of it's babies! Overall: This microphone is timeless. I've always wanted one since I was a wee little one watching the movie Streets Of Fire. Diane Lane looked so hot using this microphone as a kidnapped singer/rock star in that movie!
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"Looks Better Than It Sounds" submitted March 28, 2011

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Musical Background: Singer-songwriter
Music Style: Pop, Rock, Folk, Hip-Hop
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Sound: After recording vocals with this microphone, I adjust the EQ gain knobs, and the middle-high band consistently has a "tin can" sound, and the gain on that band has to be lowered. The band between low and middle also becomes muddled and loses clarity if you increase the EQ gain, less so if you decrease the gain. If you are looking to get one decent vocal microphone, I'd definitely recommend getting a $100 condenser mic over this; I've had no such problems with a condenser mic. For use in performance, the mic doesn't have much presence, you really have to lean in up close to it, which is tough if you're strumming an acoustic guitar. Feature: The features I wish it had would be more presence, and no "tin can" sound. The Wow Factor: You've probably seen models posing with this mic in countless ads over the last couple of years, which is kind of lame, because now if you have it, then it looks like you're just posing too. And unfortunately it looks better than it sounds.
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"you will love this mic" submitted October 30, 2005

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Sound: the sound of this mic is awesome, clear as glass,s's and t's so clear!! Feature: less is more to me Quality: rock solid. shock asorber built in so you do not get stand noise Value: good value for the money,built road tough Manufacturer Support: have not had to use support The Wow Factor: nice looking, looks good on stage Overall: if i lost it or it got stolen i would buy it again
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