#1

I'm in the market for a new microphone.
I'm looking for a dynamic mic that rivals the quality and durability, actually durability doesn't matter much, I'm careful with my stuff and its just a basic basement studio, but I'm looking for a dynamic mic that rivals the basic-ness and quality and reliability of an SM57, but a bit cheaper, I know these things are marked up simply because of name, but they are good for the price, but does any one make one a bit cheaper?

Thanks folks!
#3
Buy an SM57 on eBay, the resale value is ridiculously low. You can probably snag one for like $50-70 bucks. They're not really marked up a whole ton because of the name, they're worth the $90-100 they cost new.
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#4
I have not looked at ebay yet, I probably will just order one new from MF because ebay was the same as new with shipping for that midi keyboard you(Sid McCall) suggested haha, so if I can find some of those emails with the coupons I'll just order the sm57 new, unless they have something that is just as good for cheaper
#5
I dont want to sound like a jerk but, i cant believe you said a sm57 was marked up. 100$ is pretty much as cheap as usuable mics go and its a recording legend. Its the standard for snare drums and guitar cabs and can even be used on vocals. They could charge 500$ for it and people would still be buying it. \rant
The only other microphone that comes to mind is the audix i5, but thats the same exact price. do yourself a favor and go buy a sm57. also be careful on ebay because theres lots of phony sm57's being sold. I would go the safe route and just get it new.
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Quote by MetalBass 77
I dont want to sound like a jerk but, i cant believe you said a sm57 was marked up. 100$ is pretty much as cheap as usuable mics go and its a recording legend. Its the standard for snare drums and guitar cabs and can even be used on vocals. They could charge 500$ for it and people would still be buying it. \rant
The only other microphone that comes to mind is the audix i5, but thats the same exact price. do yourself a favor and go buy a sm57. also be careful on ebay because theres lots of phony sm57's being sold. I would go the safe route and just get it new.

well good job sounding like a jerk, asshole!... no I'm kidding
I know its really as cheap as the big names go, I didn't know if there was some hidden gem out there or anything, everything is marked up to me, so I just always feel like I'm getting ripped off because a lot of companies bring in more profit than they deserve for lots of products lol anyways, \end my rant..... anyways, back on topic, that is exactly why I was skeptical of ebay, I was looking at TGP as well, from what I hear those things as you said are the standard, so no one really sells them....I may just go the MF route, but I have to find those damn coupon codes, I get nine of those emails every time I don't want to buy anything, now I'm buying something I don't have any...
my timing sucks, two days after I bought my mxl condenser for 90 dollars, it was on stupid deal of the day for 70$....
alright thanks, if anyone knows of one of those hidden gems that are good/better than SM57 and cheaper post em up, if not thanks
#9
Quote by MetalBass 77
haha sorry bro i jsut had to rant. Trust you wont find any hidden gems. shure sm57 is the way to go. Im pissed at myself that i havent picked one up, but im prob going to order one today along with my firestudio. good luck though

no its good, I get what youre saying haha, that's kind of a shame though that htere aren't those hidden companies like when you buy a guitar or an amp, you can buy a clone that sounds better than the original company's for 1000s cheaper
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Quote by eberg2
no its good, I get what youre saying haha, that's kind of a shame though that htere aren't those hidden companies like when you buy a guitar or an amp, you can buy a clone that sounds better than the original company's for 1000s cheaper


There are hidden gems in the microphone world, but I've not come across any that rival a 57.
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#11
Quote by Sid McCall
Buy an SM57 on eBay, the resale value is ridiculously low. You can probably snag one for like $50-70 bucks. They're not really marked up a whole ton because of the name, they're worth the $90-100 they cost new.


be VERY careful buying one off of ebay. there are way too many fake ones floating around, and it's too hard to tell them from a real one without actually hearing it or getting your hands on it.

but to TS, $99 is dirt cheap for a good microphone these days, especially one with that kind of reputation (which is blown up 100s of times here what it normally is). besides that one, the only cheap mics i would recommend are a sm58 ($99), and a few Sennheisers ($80+)