Great clarity and crispness! Rugged enuff for the road too!
Great clarity and crispness! Rugged enuff for the road too!
This is my second 58a. Best mike for live performance. Had first one almost 20 years.
I sing through this mic every night I play. Two years have gone by since I purchased this and I still can't seem to find any flaws. For those on stage with drummers and other loud instruments - the supercardioid pattern on this mic does cut down drum bleed over an SM58 (or other cardioid dynamic mics). The sound is great and I'm convinced it will never break - 5 stars without hesitation.
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The Shure Beta 58 has got to be, hands down, one of the best all around mics on the market today. If you're looking for a mic that is going to last a long time and produce excellent results, then this thing is what you're looking for.
Before spending the cash on my beta58, I used Shure SM48 mics for vocals (which are great mics for the money. I use these for running sound for events because they're reliable and I'm not out a whole lot if one gets broken somehow). After switching, I had people who hear my group quite often come up and comment just how much more clean and clear the vocals were than the last time they had heard us play.
If you're serious about performing live, or this is even a great mic to use for recording, then the beta58 is always a great tool to carry with you in your bag. Whether you run your own pa or show up to a gig and find that the house mics are are cheap and reek of whatever lives in the spit of the last 15 people who have used them, the beta58 is is always a good option to have with you.
I have tried every brand of mic and keep coming back to this one. The SM58 became a classic mic for two reasons: it's reliable, and it can be EQ'd to sound good on any voice. The Beta 58a makes the following improvements: It's frequency response takes less EQ to get a good sound. The signal is hotter, making it more workable on softer voices. The mic can take even more abuse than the venerable and bulletproof SM58 because of the hardened grill. And most importantly, it rejects feedback better than any other mic on the market. It takes serious effort to make this mic feed back, and it takes either overkilling or intentionally screwing up the EQ to make it sound bad. I would recommend it to anybody.
Best live vocal mic ever.
This is the 3rd one that I am buying. I would consider this the easiest and best mic for live gigs.
This is a fantastic vocal mic for live events. I use these all the time to mic my vocalists on stage, there is something about a wired 57 that sounds great. But you know what sounds even better? ... the Beta 58A
Brilliant crisp sound. I have used 58's for 20 years and these are by far worth the extra $$$. We practice in a small space and have always had problems with feedback, not any more. Great product and as always Sweetwater sales reps are the best!
Very high quality microphone. Worth the extra money over the cheaper mikes.
With over 30 years of live sound engineering I can say without a doubt these are the best! ..
It's almost impossible to get them to feed back, even when knucklehead singers jump out front and stand directly in FRONT of the Main FOH speakers! ...I used the regular SM58s for years , I had 10 and sold 8 of them , I now own 7 BETA 58s , 2 wireless SLX Beta 58 and plan on getting 3 more .. I've had more singers say that I've done magic with their vocals , that's because they can finally hear themselves ! ..I can confidently BLAST their monitors with no fear of feedback !! .. I used to cringe when a vocalist grabbed the mic off the stand and started dancing around all over the stage into every "sound zone".. and then mic in hand, squat down directly in front of his monitor to grab his drink on the floor , NO FEEDBACK !
It's the best investment for stress relief for a soundman ever ! ...I also own 2 Beta 87A , great Mics but I'm a firm believer that powered condenser Mics have no place on a small stage with insanely loud bands ...
Great mic for live background vocals.
Proves to hold up to it's standard! Great sounding mic for vocal performance and even tracking guitar!
When it comes to price you just can't find a better mic for vocals then this mic, A friend recommended this mic to me when I first got into doing sound and I have yet find a better mic for the price. far less problems on the board when using the beta 58A. I had 9 different bands at a festival using the beta 58A with no issues.
I've been playing in bands since the 1970's, drums, hand percussion and backup vocals are my duties. I used a SM 58 for a long time, tried a Shure headset mic for a while and then ventured into AKGs.
Eventually I found my way to a Beta 58A. The first time that I used it my wife said, "What did you do to the PA? You singing sounds so much better tonight." The next show I let the lead singer use it and my wife's response was the same for his singing that night.
Eventually all four bands that I'm in switched all of the singers to Beta 58s, we are very happy with the results!
Sometimes, an item creates the standard that other such items are measured against. The item becomes such the norm in use that it is considered the base for reference, even though it is not truly reference or flat in its own response. Such is the Shure SM58 microphone. It has been so good for so long that it has become what people are referring to when they say "stage microphone."
The Beta 58A mic has managed a very dangerous course with a deft touch. Often great products are ruined when they are improved, and become a caricature of themselves. Not so with the Beta series. The basic sound of a standard Shure SM58 is clearly there. And that's a good description, as it is the SM58 *clearer* in every range. And a bit louder as well. So the sound is there, as more of a good thing.
I have been using one for years on stage, and I can say they have been as reliable as the many SM58s I have used. I haven't put in decades with the Beta 58A, as I have with the SM58, but so far they appear to be as rugged as their predecessor.
Using on stage, one place I can say the Beta 58A clearly bests the SM58 is in feedback and bleed through rejection. The microphone is a supercardioid configuration, and it is truly awesome at rejecting sound from the sides and back. That means less garbage in your vocal mix, and less feedback for the performer on a loud stage, even with multiple monitors.
The 5 Star rating is earned because this microphone, for a reasonable cost, makes the vocalist AND the sound man look good. The Beta series has been a great add to the stage microphone offerings at Sweetwater, and has become a sort of new standard in itself. The recognition is well deserved. I can recommend this mic without reservation.
ok folks, I am a professional guitarist/singer...I've been using Shure SM 58 mics most of my life...I wanted to try something different, I tried the EV series then was pointed to the Sennheizer line (e935, e945 AND MD 421 II) After taking these mics to task on gigs I find the Beta 58A has the best overall range, and feedback rejection (comparable to the MD 421 II which is 2x the cost). I am a baritone tenor... The Beta 58a enables my lows to be robust (i.e., my Barry White voice) also my highs crisp (for my James Brown Screams) AND my high tenor falsetto to CUT through the mix... It was an arduous and surprising experimental journey...but now I'm BACK to my Shure sound. LOVE IT!!!
Still tthe best & reliable mic.
As a live solo gigging man, this microphone blows away anything I've ever used! I guess because previously using an AKG, thinking it was all the mic I needed, I can tell the frequency response in the high to low end range is superior for vocals!! Yes the 58A model, is the right choice for this vocalist, and would recommend it to anyone! :D
Cuts through live, great smooth sound on recording..what's not to love?
Sweetwater totally rocks! Shure Beta beats all other live mics. Great with less feedback on stage. Awesome output...Blends my voice on top of the mix. Get one now!
Sonically, this mic is a step up from the SM58. I noticed a significant difference in the clarity of the high end. This mic will do everything an SM58 does, but sound a little better and feedback a lot less. BUT: you do have to be careful about how you sing into it. It is much more sensitive to off-axis singing than an SM58, and could take some practice to get used to. That being said, it is nowhere near as sensitive as other super-cardioids, like the Sennheiser e945.
Which brings me to the next point which is to MAKE SURE YOU TRY OUT OTHER MICS. If you are after a personal mic that only you (or a specific singer) will use, I highly recommend trying Sennheiser, EV, Heil Sound, and Audix. They all make great mics that suit different needs better than a Shure. If, however, you need a mic that will sound decent on everybody, look no further.
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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...
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.
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.
Before purchasing my Beta 58A, I had a Blue enCore 200. It was a decent mic, but a wire came loose inside and I had to borrow the drummer's 58A while it was being fixed. Well, it was like the part in the Wizard of Oz when it goes from black and white to color. We're talking crisp, clear high end punch that cuts through the mix like a sharp blade. Further, the mic seems to be much more durable, too, and it is considerably lighter as well. I couldn't be happier with this microphone, and I would highly recommend it to any working musician who lives for vocals.
I've used the Shure SM58 for years and always felt it did a good job. Our drummer has been telling me to try the BETA SM58A, so I recently purchased one from Sweetwater.
Just a great mic. Out performed the SM58 in everyway. Our sound man said he turned my volume down 1/3 and I felt it was so much easier to sing. It may sound strange, but I didn't use nearly the effort that I used before to hit those hard for me to reach notes.
If you're like me and want the best quality you can get on a modest budget, then spend the money on this mic. It's well worth it.
I'v been using beta 58 for my studio vocal recording and its better than many studio vocal condenser don't forget U2,Björk and many professional artist used beta58 for their album....
This mic sounds great and the best part is it doesn't feedback as bad as the other mics do. It puts out a hotter signal before feedback. This combination is the ticket for pro use. I've used ball mics throughout my career. I've tried the ones with a flat spot and it just isn't my cup of tea. This is the one I choose out of all the rest. The only improvement I could ask for is I wish it had a switch. I had to use an inline Hosa switch which works great.
Great Mic I have been using them for 10 years now and I think they are the best. The 58 was good, but this Mic is great!!! I have a four piece band and we all sing through the Beta 58A. Our volcals are a big part of what we do, so a great stage Mic is a must!! Thanks to Sweetwater for caring about what they sell, and have interest in their customers needs and want's.
Blows away my old SM 58's, loud and clear mic. My fav live mic so far.
I've used SM 58s for almost thirty years. Some of my old ones were getting a tad ragged. Last year I decided to save a couple of dollars and bought a few AKG D9000s. I was underwhelmed, they have already been replaced. I have used a few Beta 58s over the years and liked them a lot, but hesitated to shell out the extra $ for them over the SM58. After my experience with wasting the money on the AKGs, I decided to spluge and bought a Beta 58 to try. The other musicians in two different bands noticed the difference right away. Everyone who sings in both bands have recently bought Beta 58s. With this great experience I'm getting ready to try out a couple of beta 57s for my percusion setup. I'll let you know how that goes.
The best vocal mic I've ever used
Owned a SM57 for years, used an SM58, but not the Shure Beta 58A yet. Until now, and im stuck...I will never use another mic other than this one again...it is the best mic ive ever used and now own!
Love the warmth and clarity. Has upped my confidence in vocal projection. Great sonic dynamics.
My band brings this mics to every show we play and it's the difference when we play compared to other bands. It always cuts through the mix and really takes a beating with SPL levels it takes. We wouldnt use anything else.
I received the mic very quickly and it is exactly what i was looking for! Again, Brian C. came through with flying colors. The man has been great to me and my company. Thanks again, B!
I've always felt that to get a great sound you had to buy a slightly more expensive mic to really capture the full spectrum of your voice. Using Senheiser and a few other brands (which I'm not bashing they're still great companies) I recently switched over to this mic and immediately heard more lows and mids in my voice and haven't had any feedback issues at high gain. I use the TC Helicon hamony G for effects and vocal harmonies and even with my full band behind me and the mic and it's peak of hotness it's completely in control and doesn't feedback on me. I'll never buy another mic for live vocals ever again. See why this is the industry standard for yourself.
This mic does exactly what it says it does, and it does it perfectly. My band is big and loud, and while the traditional SM58 was working fine for me (I'm a loud male singer), it wasn't working for our female vocalists. A combination of their frequency range (high) and vocal style (not as loud) was giving us problems. Their vocals came out muddy too quiet, and were prone to feedback when we turned them up. The Beta 58 fixed everything: the frequency response sounds wonderful with their voices, giving them more presence and clarity, and the supercardioid pattern of the mic makes it reject the heck out of feedback.
This is my regular mic when i gig.
I love the warm sound
I love the detail it pics up and my voice.
I use mine with a windshield I find it gives it that slight softness without losing the dynamics.
My partner and I do a male/female duet format - Fleetwood Mac, Lady Antebellum, etc. and a lot of our own jazzy/poppy/country original but we always had a problem with balance. I am very loud and she is very precise. This mic fixes that issue. The balance of tone and clarity was immediately noticeable. The limiting supercardioid pattern reduces stage noise and clears up her presence and attack. Way too hot for me live.
It fills a specific niche, allowing a more emotive singer in a live situation a lot more response with way less feedback.
Picks up true sound from many different angles and distances. Changing angle and distance also allows you to slightly alter the sound of your voice.
super punch vocal power,clean,crisp and bright! live sound engineers be careful where you position your stage monitors with the supercardioid pickup pattern, they should be just off to the sides behind the mic.
excellent sound-voice fill s the performing area in a good way
What a great piece of equipment. I have been using SM58's for 3-+ years and I am in awe of the updated Beta 58A. Worth every penny!
Thank you, Brent Leuthold Sweetwater sales engineer for suggesting the Shure Beta 58A microphone, it definitely sounds like the right microphone for me, love it.
Very nice sound,
gives all the tone and dynamics I could want or expect !
For this price (and the little bit extra it costs to upgrade from the regular 58,) this is a worthwhile investment. There is a world of difference between the mics, especially in live performance. I would buy another one of these!
Recently traded my 87c in for this mic because I like to sing loud and the condenser mic I had was to sensitive. But this mic being a dynamic mic handled everything. I also run it through an ART tube pre with a JJ tube upgrade and it is smooth . Add a little gate and de- esser and it sounds great in my studio. If you want to record vocals at high spl get it . I would recommend a tube pre to polish your recordings through this mic. I will not be dissapionted.
The Beta 58A is definitely a great microphone. There are pros and cons, as with everything in the industry, but this mic sounds and performs amazingly, and consistently. It's not really that much of an upgrade from the tried-and-true SM58, because it's not perfect for every vocal. In my experience, I've found this mic great on people who have a naturally rich tenor or above voice, because it gives a great presence peak that helps the voice cut through the mix better. The super cardioid pattern also allows for a wee more gain before feedback, but if your singer doesn't like to stay still when singing it will totally ruin the mix. I've had singers move out of the pickup area on the mic in the past. Overall, the mic seems to be just an ounce tougher than an SM, although I take good care of my gear, so I wouldn't really know. These are great mics and I've never had any major problems with them. These are definitely live mics. I don't recommend them for studio, unless it's all you have.
For the price this mic is great for vocals. Has a very crisp sound and works with all types of singers.
What can you say, industry standard for years, vertually bulletproof. Great sound and feedback rejection. What everyone uses!
I thought I had settled on my SM-58, but I went out on a limb and got the Beta 58A, I was hooked. This microphone brings out a lot more detail without sounding harsh.
The fanfare that accompanied Shure's new Beta line seemed too good to be true,until I bought one. The reduced feedback tendencies of the Beta 58A are definitely noticable when placed between two more monitor wedges along side the standard SM-58. The reason I gave it 4.5 stars is that it requires a small bit of getting used to. For performers who like to wander off mic it can either help them stay on mic better or result anger. Overall I like this alot and would buy one again.
Excellent mic - my second
My Som "borrowed" my first. Had probably a dozen mics - I have a decent voice.
This mic is a great road/gig mic. Upper mid peak to enhance vocal frequencies.
Probably much better mics in studio quality for 10x price.
This is an excellent choice I prefer it over the standard SM 58 - again the mid peak.
I've owned approx 5 years. Never a problem.In comparison the SM58
is muddy. Hi-Fi or Mud-Fi, you decide.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...The Shure Beta 58a is keeping with it's lineage of the Shure 58.
I've had a Shure 58 for years, but needed an upgrade. The Beta 58A is super clean and crisp, great for bringing those quiet "talky" kind of vocals (think Mark Knopfler) to the forefront. Extra resistant to feedback and of course, built like a tank. Highly recommended!
Working very well so far!
I like the mic very much.....a nice crisp sound on the vocals .
I bought this mic because the condensor mics I was using were feeding back at low volumes. I tried everything with no luck. I thought this mic with its supercardioid pattern might solve the problem and I was right. This mic is built very sturdy. It may not be as good of sound as a more expensive mic,but it is adequate. It is a good all around workhorse. I use it every week at church.
Crisp and clear....and built like a tank. Can't find a better vocal mic for the money.
Of all the mic's I have the Shure beta 58a is the perfered mic I use.
The Beta is hotter than the SM58 and it also has a nicer and crisper sound for all frequencies, highs, mids and lows. I'm glad to own it and use it. I expect it will be just as rugged as the SM58's are. Its rejection of feedback is also very good. Excellent value!!!
If you've always used/trusted SM58's - you gotta try these! Definitly an improvement over the originals - they sound better, clearer and louder. Well worth the difference in price.
I bought one of these to try in the studio and wasn't that impressed, but on the first gig - WOW!!! I thought there was something wrong with the connections on the SM58's. The Beta was just so clear that it made the SM's sound like kazoos! Needless to say, I replaced all the mikes with Betas - even the Drummer's, LOL ;-) !
These just make everyone sound better, clearer, and let us use less gain playing live.
good quality/// very reliable //// good look
The Shure Beta 58A is a fine microphone to add to your microphone collection. Being a dynamic microphone, the frequency response is quite respectable. I find the low range performance well pronounced, but very clear. The high range response is about average, not brilliantly bright, but well pronounced up to about 5-6kHz.
One feature that is not particularly favorable is the microphone does not have an on/off switch. As such, it must be disconnected entirely to avoid unwanted noise when not in use, especially when performing live.
The stand mount is fabricated of plastic, relatively heavy, and easily adjustable, however a screwdriver is required to set the rotation screw torque.
This microphone is not recommended for acoustic instruments as they tend to sound very spacious and somewhat darkened, definitely not bright enough. For vocals, the microphone performs quite well as relatively high levels of output can be achieved without fear of feedback. The proximity affect is quite noticeable and most vocals tend to sound better when performed about 3-4 inches on mic axis. Plosives can be an issue, but the need to de-ess is minimal.
Used these all my singing life but due to excessive premature wear on cable connection giving cut out & crackling, I won't be buying another.
I have 3 of these Mics, they seemed like a good idea at first but then the enCORE series came out... they are cheaper and sound way better. All the beta mics are too hissy. This 58A starts breaking up at about 2k and the only reason people buy them (in my opinion) is because they see the President using one. If you are really dedicated to Shure, then get the SM58, don't get the beta.
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