#1
I was thinking of buying a new microphone for singing in a band and I was just wondering which are the best renown brand of microphone there is available to buy, but which is not too expensive?

Thanks.
#5
The SM-58 is the industry-standard vocal mic, and not that expensive, so that's your best bet. Generally the SM-57 is used for recording amplified guitars and basses.
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#6
The only difference between the SM57 and the SM58 is that the SM58 has a metal pop filter on the end making it advantageous for singing since it gets rid of many of the plosive pops created by the human voice while singing. If you were to unscrew the cover on the end it would be the same as the SM57.
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#8
If you want something a little cheaper, the Peavey PVi2 Dynamic Microphone is pretty good. I have one and it's easily as durable as a Shure (I've used it as a hammer to fix my guitar case). The sound isn't quite as good, but it's close. Only a very discerning ear can tell the difference.

It's considerably cheaper, so you can almost buy two for the price of one Shure.
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The only difference between the SM57 and the SM58 is that the SM58 has a metal pop filter on the end making it advantageous for singing since it gets rid of many of the plosive pops created by the human voice while singing. If you were to unscrew the cover on the end it would be the same as the SM57.



How can that be true? Check the frequency response graphs on the Shure website, they are noticeably different. I know the screen might throw off the readings a little bit, but not that much. They are similar mics, but not the same.

Edit:
Shure description of the differences

again, similar but not the same thing.
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#12
dont get the 58 beta they sound really nasaly well to much 2-6kHz in them

but an SM58 is definetly the mic to get

yes the 57 is quite a bit different from the 58, as it was designed for instrument use not vocals
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Quote by thrice_removed
The only difference between the SM57 and the SM58 is that the SM58 has a metal pop filter on the end making it advantageous for singing since it gets rid of many of the plosive pops created by the human voice while singing. If you were to unscrew the cover on the end it would be the same as the SM57.

Not quite true. They ARE pretty similar, Ill give you that. But the 57 has a deferent frequency response and a different pickup pattern. THe 57 picks up pretty much only whats put directly infront of it. The 58 is a bit more broad with what it picks up.