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Shure SM58

Cardioid dynamic microphone

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Our take on the Shure SM58

It's no exaggeration to refer Shure's SM Series microphones as the "industry standard." For decades, these microphones have helped artists deliver legendary performances in both live shows and in the studio. And you can count on these rugged microphones to stand the test of time, capturing your artistry for years to come.

Setting the standard

It's no exaggeration to refer Shure's SM Series microphones as the "industry standard." For decades, these microphones have helped artists deliver legendary performances in both live shows and in the studio. And you can count on these rugged microphones to stand the test of time, capturing your artistry for years to come.

Shur SM58

The slight bump in the SM58's frequency response really makes the vocals pop.

It's the one

If you've watched a live performance, you've most likely seen the SM58 vocal microphone in action.Shure engineered the SM58 with a curve that accents the upper midrange and rolls off the lows, so your lead and backup singers will stand out in the mix. The dynamic cardioid design picks up what you want to hear and does a great job of rejecting extraneous noise from other instruments.

Built like a tank

The construction of the SM58 further clarifies the sound — a pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down on handling noise, while the spherical wind and pop filter keep things quiet even at outdoor venues. Reliability? Can't beat this mic — it's proven itself over millions of miles of touring and millions of gigs.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for lead and backup vocals
    • dynamic microphone
    • cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
    • pneumatic shock mount system rejects external noise and vibration
    • die-cast steel body and hardened steel mesh grille
    • frequency response: 50-15,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: -54.5 dBV/Pa
    • output impedance: 150 ohms
    • weight: 10.5 oz
    • male XLR connector
    included Accessories:
    • storage bag
    • adjustable stand adapter
    • 5/8" to 3/8" thread adapter
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • SM58 microphone
    • Swivel stand adapter
    • Zippered vinyl storage bag
    • Hook-and-loop cable tie
    • User Guide
    • Online registration card
    • Safety Precautions card
    • Safety Precautions sheet
    • Limited Warranty sheet

    Shure SM58 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (9 Reviews)

    Shure SM58

    Crutchfield customer from University Park, MD on 5/29/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We just bought two of these SM-58's to go with two SM-57's for our acoustic Irish band. It's hard to say anything new about one of the industry standards, but right out of the box the vocals were clean and crisp, even on an outdoor gig.



    great service

    JT from Houston, TX on 4/24/2017

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    great service perfect merchandise

    Pros: fast service and great product


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    Karen from Custer, WI on 12/9/2016

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    Shure SM-58 is "top of the line" in vocal sound, affordable and durable. What more could you ask for? Go for it, the best! :)

    Pros: Great Sound, Durable, Affordable

    Cons: non

    Great sound for the price

    Becky S from Manassas, VA on 1/28/2016

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    This mic is being used for worship singing and was a replacement. It is providing excellent, quality sound - especially for the price.

    Pros: Crisp, clear sound.

    Cons: None

    Great Mic

    Great Mic from Florida on 9/13/2015

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    Durable and reliable. I have have 2 of these!

    Pros: Low feedback. Less ambient noise

    Cons: probably more output?

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    pk from New York on 3/3/2015

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    Great mic, it has become a legend and for good reason

    Pros: Great natural sound

    Cons: No on-off switch. For home recording this is not a problem. When singing live and you get feedback it is nice to be able to shut the mic off.

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    j from nj on 10/7/2014

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    great mic with high dynamics. Price is fair.

    Pros: good dynamics

    Cons: a little" pop" heavy.

    No Brainer

    Rod from Hamilton, Ohio on 8/1/2014

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    This mic is the best choice for me and hundreds of other singers. All you need to do is look at what some of the best singers are using on stage and the case is closed. If you have this mic you know you are getting one of the best voice mic's out there.

    Pros: Home studio Live gigs


    The SM 58

    Perry N. from Crossville, Alabama on 5/22/2014

    Playing on stage, this has been the best over all mikes that I have ever used. With the range of this mike, you can sing the lowest of lows and highest of highs with the greatest of ease. It is one of the toughest mikes if dropped or thrown. Just pick it up and sing your heart out! Try one or 10 today and see what I'm raving about.

    Pros: Wide range, clarity and toughness. The best used by millions.

    Cons: There are no cons!!!


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Application For live & studio use
    Type Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Phantom Power N
    On/Off Switch No
    Connector XLR
    Frequency response 50Hz-15kHz
    Sensitivity -54.5dBV/P
    Max SPL Not given
    Diameter 2.008
    Length 6.412
    Weight 11.5 oz.
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

    Product Research


    Overview: The Shure SM58 is a rugged professional microphone designed for live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording applications. Its frequency response is tailored for vocals, with a brightened midrange, and a bass rolloff. This SM58-LC model comes with a swiveling stand mount and a zippered carrying bag.

    Pickup Pattern: The SM58 is has a cardioid polar pattern, which picks up the most sound from directly in front of the microphone, and some sound from the sides. This makes it less susceptible to feedback.

    Construction: The microphone has a durable metal construction, with a die cast metal handle and a dark gray matte finish. It has a pneumatic shock-mount system which reduces handling noise. The hardened steel mesh ball grille protects the internal elements, and resists wear and abuse. Inside the grille is an integrated "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise.

    Mounting: The SM58 comes with a swiveling stand mount, which provides a secure mount to a floor stand or a boom stand. The microphone slips into the swivel mount, which lets you tilt the microphone forward or backward over 180°.

    Connector: The Shure SM58 has a 3-pin male XLR connector. No microphone cable is included in this package.


    • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
    • Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional)
    • Output Impedance (at 1000 Hz): 150 ohms (EIA rated) 300 ohms (actual)
    • Sensitivity (at 1000Hz): -54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV)
    • Weight: 11.5 ounces

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    It's a rock n' roll icon! Never owned one. Just bought two. Open box savings was $20. I'll take it! These things are famously built to last. I don't mind that its box was opened. [ Matthew  Oct 26, 2018 ]
    I have used a Shure SM58 for years. It has excellent vocal quality and overall quality. A real workhorse. [ Robert  Oct 07, 2017 ]
    It's the industry standard. [ Steven  Apr 16, 2017 ]
    My friend recommended. [ DI  Nov 30, 2016 ]
    It's solid. [ Christopher  Oct 10, 2016 ]
    The SM58 is the flag ship mic to go with, It has been the to go to mic of the proÊ»s. [ Sherman  Oct 02, 2016 ]

    1 question already asked

    No, It does not include a cable. [ Ahmad  Jan 09, 2019 ]
    No. You will have to purchase a cable separately. [ Robert  Jan 08, 2019 ]
    The mic does not include a cable. But any standard XLRmic cable will work. [ Patrick  Jan 08, 2019 ]