Shure SM58 Dynamic Handheld Microphone

- Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
- Frequency Response: 50 to 15,000 Hz
- Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)
- Open Circuit Voltage: -74.5 dB* (0.19 mV)
- Power Level: -56.0 dB**
- Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 (300 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)
- Case: Dark gray, enamel-painted, die cast metal; matte-finished,
silver colored, spherical steel mesh grille
- Overall Dimensions: 51 x 162 x 23mm (2 x 6-3/8 x 29/32 in.)
- Swivel Adapter: Positive-action, break-resistant, adjustable through 180 degrees, with standard 5/8 in.-27 thread
- Net Weight: 298 g (10.5 oz.)

*0 dB = 1 v/ bar
**0 dB = 1 mw/10 bar
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SM58
SM58-X2U, with X2U USB Adapter
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SM58-X2U
SM58-CNBTS, Stage Performance Kit with Stand and Cable
Shipping Weight: 9.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 38 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SM58-CN BTS
SM58S, with On/Off Switch, Cable and Tripod Boom Stand
Shipping Weight: 7.25 lbs
SM58-CN, with Shure C25J 25' XLR Cable
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SM58-CN
SM58S, with On/Off Switch
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SM58SLC
Warehouse Resealed, SM58-LC
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SM58LC
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-25-SHURE

Shure SM58 Dynamic Handheld Microphone

Consistently the first choice of performers around the globe, the Shure SM58 vocal microphone is a genuine world standard and a true audio legend. The Shure SM58 is a unidirectional (cardioid) dynamic vocal microphone designed for professional vocal use in sound reinforcement and studio recording.

A highly effective built-in spherical filter on the SM58 minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The Shure SM58 has a tailored vocal response for a sound that is a world standard. Rugged construction, a proven shock mount system, and a steel mesh grille ensure that even with rough handling, the SM58 will perform consistently. Outdoors or indoors, singing or speech -- the Shure SM58 is the overwhelming choice of professionals worldwide.


- Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off
- Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
- Pneumatic shock mount system cuts down handling noise
- Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter
- Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees
- Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
- Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic
- Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz

About Shure
S.N. Shure began his company's relationship with the products of personal sound by launching a one-man operation in 1925 that sold radio parts kits. Since then, Shure microphones and audio electronics have been the tools of choice for politicians, musicians, corporations, churches, and broadcasters across the world. Anyone who considers sound to be an important part of his or her self-expression has probably used one of Shure's microphones, phonograph needles, or other professional audio products.
(237 ratings)
Submitted April 10, 2005 by a customer from
"Not too good on recording, but EXCELLENT for performers"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
OK, this isn't necessarily designed for recording, but the SM58 is an industry standard when it comes to performance applications. No mic I know of out there beats the SM58 in overall performance and reliability in performance applications.
None. But none needed.
Build quality and qual control on Shure products are one of the best. Made in the good ole USA. Shure isn't BSing you when it says that this mic is consistently the top choice of performers around the world.
Worth the money.
Manufacturer Support
I have dealt with their CS and it is prompt and informative.
The Wow Factor
Sex appeal of a mic? It's conventional looking.
Musical Background:
Active Musician, Hobbyist Recording Engineer
Musical Style:
All kinds
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