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Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Multi-purpose Shure microphone with contoured frequency response



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Product Description

The Shure SM57 is a legendary dynamic mic; even that’s probably an understatement. Its easily the most popular, ubiquitous instrument microphone in the whole world. You’ll find it being used to mic up everything from toms and snares, to brass instruments and guitar amplifiers. Some vocalists even prefer it ahead of its cousin, the SM58. 

Key Features

  • Seriously durable; these mics withstand extensive usage. 
  • A pneumatic shock mount design reduces the amount of handling noise. 
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up focused sound from the front. It reduces incoming ambient sound from the back and sides. 
  • Ideal for capturing instrument amplifiers, percussion and drums. You can even use it for vocals.
  • A meticulously shaped frequency response reproduces your source clearly and cleanly.

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Deserved Reputation

It’s a popular piece of gear for a reason. It features a supremely clear, bright sound, with a well-shaped frequency response. This makes it well suited to recording in the studio and capturing instruments live. It’s this versatility, level of performance and reliability that has solidified its reputation amongst the music community. 

Perfect Pickup

A cardioid polar pattern effectively isolates your source. It highlights it in excellent detail, while reducing any unwanted background noise. This makes it perfect not just for guitar and drums, but woodwind instruments too. 

In the Box

  • Mic Clip
  • Case 
  • Shure SM57


  • Type: Dynamic
  • Frequency Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 Ω (310 Ω 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
  • Case: Dark grey, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen
  • Connector: Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
  • Weight: 284 g
  • Dimensions: 157 mm L x 32 mm W 

Written by Will Brook-Jones

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Customer Reviews


161 reviews





Trusted Customer16th Mar 2024

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer16th Mar 2024

Trusted Customer27th Jan 2024

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

Trusted Customer17th Jan 2024

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Jez Watson29th Oct 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

StudioPapi7th Oct 2023

what I wanted. classic sm57 on anything but especially guitars and snares for me

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr. Seth Husband5th Oct 2023

Mr Nigel Moore6th Sep 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Craig Hall18th Aug 2023

Sounds great, built like a tank.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Michael Walsh11th Aug 2023

Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

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