Shure Beta 58A Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Mic
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A Great Microphone for Live Vocals

You need top performance from your live vocal mic. It has to be ready for the job, day in and day out, and sound great every time. In other words, you need a Shure Beta 58A! Perfect for vocals in live environments, this go-to dynamic mic gives you the ruggedness you need while its supercardioid pickup pattern excels at keeping outside sound sources at bay. The Beta 58 has a very smooth frequency response, so it works well on all kinds of voices. When clean, clear, detailed stage sound is a requirement, choose the Beta 58A.

Shure Beta 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone at a Glance:
  • Tuned for great live vocal performance
  • Industry-standard dependability
  • Supercardioid polar pattern is excellent at rejecting feedback
Tuned for great live vocal performance

Singers will love this mic, plain and simple. The high-output Beta 58A has a natural presence boost at 4kHz and 9kHz. This shaped frequency response is ideal for close-up vocals, bringing out the clarity needed for cutting through a live mix. And the bass roll off helps control proximity effect, so you have consistent performance from your mic while you focus on yours. The Beta 58's internal shockmount minimizes handling noise as well. Tailored for vocals, it's hard to find a better mic out there.

Industry-standard dependability

Shure has famously put their microphone designs through some insane punishments to demonstrate their durability and road-worthiness. The Beta 58 is no different. Shure knew when they were designing this mic that the stage and the road can be extremely difficult on gear. Just sounding great isn't enough. The Beta 58 would have to do it night after night, town after town, and gig after gig. Borrowing from Shure's rich history of dependability, the Beta 58 gives you just that.

Supercardioid polar pattern is excellent at rejecting feedback

Ok, so you're on stage, your mic sounds great, and is holding up well on the road. Then all of a sudden your guitar player decides he needs to be twice as loud tonight! No worries. The Shure Beta 58's supercardioid pickup pattern all but rejects even the loudest peripheral sounds and minimizes feedback like a champ. Maybe that's why so many live sound engineers rely on them, and love when a performer does as well. But we can't help you with your guitar player.

Shure Beta 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone Features:
  • Super clear live vocal dynamic microphone
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
  • Uniform supercardioid pickup pattern minimizes background noise
  • Bass roll-off minimizes proximity effect
  • Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter
  • Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees
Want great live vocals? Then you need Shure's Beta 58A.

Additional Media

Beta 58a Spec Sheet
Beta 58a User Guide
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz-16kHz
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Color Dark Grey
Connector XLR
Weight 0.61 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number BETA 58A

Customer Reviews

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Comparison - Beta58A WINS!

I have purchased many handheld vocal mics trying to find "the one". From Audix OM-7 to the Sennheiser e945. From the the Blue 100 (and, even the condenser-version 300) to the standard Shure SM-58. Even a batlle of Telefunkens, the M-80 vs. the M-81. What did Learn from my investments? The Sennheiser e945 is another feedback rejecting mic that falls a little short on the mid-range side but, still, a very nice mic (4.5 stars).The Audix OM-7 is great at rejecting feedback but the low output doesn't produce enough mid-range to work well with my voice (gave it 4 stars). The Blue 100s are very nice, too, (rated 4) with their 300 condensers getting a 4.5 (the need for phantom power keeps it from being a 5) The Telefunken M-81 was a bit muddy on the mid-range side but not nearly as clouded as the Shure SM-58. A tweak of the EQ and this mic is as golden as it's brother, the M-80. And although they say it is an industry standard, the SM-58's get my lowest rating (2.5) as I find them to be very muddy and have poor response. So, with the SM-58 getting such a low rating, I was not expecting much from the Shure Beta 58A but, WOW, was I wrong! The Beta 58A produced a much clearer than my previous, "go to" vocal mic, the Telefunken M-80. The highs are there, the mids are there, the lows are there...everything is "there". I now use the Beta 58A as my #1 mic for rehearsals and live shows!
Music background: 40+ years of rock n' rolling and never looking back!

Love this mic

Blows away my old SM 58's, loud and clear mic. My fav live mic so far.

great vocal mic. crisp and warm

for people without a natural crispness in their voices, or singing in a situation where a little more cut is needed to punch through a full band, this mic will not disappoint. of course it depends on your pa, style of music you are playing, etc. this is another gem of a product from Shure...
Music background: non-full-time pro musician

Takes Some Practice

This mic was hard to get used to. Bought it after losing the trusty old SM58 at a gig, decided to upgrade. This mic is way more sensitive to movement than the SM58, so much so that it took me almost a week of practice to get used to. If you close your eyes and sing into an SM, you can move around a little without the sound being affected much. With this mic, you need to keep that grill right in one spot and only pull back slightly, or else the level will drop. But the result? AMAZING feedback rejection. I've laid down scratch vocal tracks in the studio control room with monitors blaring 2 feet away from my face, and the leakage was almost inaudible on the playback. I highly recommend this mic for experienced singers who perform on loud stages. Pack it with you, if there's feedback, switch out the mic, plug this in.
Music background: Gigging Musician, Singer, Producer

Excellent performance microphone, clear sound with mimized feedback.

Excellent microphone. I've tried several different models and the Shure Beta 58A has the lowest feedback and clearest sound of them all! It picks up all vocal ranges. I had problems with some microphones not picking up anything above the 3rd octave on the piano scale, vocally, and others that would not pick up the lower base range.
Music background: Lead Vocals
See also: Dynamic Mics, Shure, Shure Dynamic Microphones, Shure Dynamic Microphones