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Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone $99 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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A legendary microphone. Apparently the LC means no cable. No big deal for this price. Assuming it's not fake?

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  • +3

    Sold by Amazon AU so it should be genuine.

    • True you would hope so

    • +21

      Are you shure?

      • +9

        Nope, but it'd beyer pity if they senn a fake as a cheap capsule aphex the sound quality. I'd be pretty tannoyed.

  • +1

    Good price for a 58. Already have one but it cant hurt to have 2

    • +1

      or 4, or 6, or…bye

  • Also has no On/off switch compared to the 58

    • +8

      Switches are very uncommon, the vast majority of SM58 mics everywhere are the switchless version.

    • +1

      The SM58S is the one with a switch

    • +4

      I’ve never seen an SM58 with a switch.

    • +7

      Most music users don't want them, and tape them on where they have one. If you don't understand why, you don't need a Shure.

    • +11

      most SM58's don't have a switch.

      As a 'sound guy', I despise with a passion mic's with switches - when 'the talent' turns the mic 'off' and then comes back on stage later and bitches at me because "this shitty mic's not working" and I have to wander down, climb up, take the mic off the stand, turn the thing towards them, flick the switch to "on", hand it to them, wander back to the desk and bring up the fader…

      Hot glue gun for the win! failing that, black electrical tape over the switch.

    • Same as every smart speaker everywhere ever.

  • +14

    $99?

    Shure why not

    • +4

      Angry upvote.

    • +1

      Drop mic!

  • what kind of cable do we need for this?

    • XLR (3 pin) cable

    • XLR

      • Can i just use a 3pin to 3.5mm xlr cable and plug it directly into a usb soundcard like a soundblaster G5 or do I need some other amplifier?

        • +2

          Sorry, don't know. I have always used XLR equipment plugged into native XLR interfaces. Someone else can answer the Q?

          Edit: I should add this is a dynamic mic, it doesn't require phantom power (48V). So in theory it could work, but I don't know if the Soundblaster card would have enough (or adjustable) gain to make it useable.

          • @airtime: Should be able to get something going with that set-up and have some fun at least. With 24 bit recording, you don't need a super hot signal to get a signal. Better to start off with a good mic with a gaming soundcard then with a crap mic with a DAW interface.

        • Yes you can just use a cable like that

        • These are a balanced output, sending a positive signal and inverted negative signal which is combined at the other end to eliminate signal noise picked up along the way.

          I haven't tried using balanced on unbalanced input myself, but in theory you should be able to just use the positive part of the signal if cable isn't too long (I seem to remember some devices need the negative pin floating, and some need it shorted to the ground pin though not sure which for mics)

          You could also use a passive DI box in reverse to take advantage of the balanced signal from the mic and a short unbalanced cable from DI to soundcard.

          • @bamzero: Thanks for the explainer bamzero. I always wondered about XLR but never bothered to research.

        • +1
    • Got my xlr cable but doesn't seem to work.

      Tried on several devices.

      Might be a faulty cable? it's xlr female to 3.5mmm

      • What devices have you tried? It is an unconventional connection method, but should work. I know Apple used to use non-standard TRRS connections for their devices (not sure if they still do)

      • 2 or 3 pin 3.5mm? If it's 3 then it's still balanced, not sure which pins the socket would be connecting to which may be the problem.

        If it's 2, need to grab a multimeter and check the continuity, see which pins are connected.

  • This is a really good deal. So tempting but I don't need another mic… still…

  • +7

    Good deal and you should be able to sell one of these used for the same price, as these are the industry standard and go like hotcakes.

    That said, unless you absolutely need the ruggedness of the Shure for live gigs, there are some far cheaper options.

    These days I can't go past the Behringer XM8500 for 35 bucks, for example.

    • +3

      I also have the Behringer XM8500 Ultravoice Dynamic Cardioid Vocal microphone and highly recommend it to all of my fellow users here at ozbargain.com.au as it provides studio quality sound without the usual studio quality price. For $35, you simply can't beat the Behringer XM8500, a true friend to the budget-conscious consumers who want great audio at a great price.

      • Is the xm8500 a good mic for female vocalists (in the same vain as the shure beta 58a)

        • I mean I love the XM8500, but if you are worried about getting the wrong mic and you never had your own mic before, get the SM58 (but not the Beta 58a). It's a reference point all singers should have.

          • @grammarstickler: The mic would be for a 15yo who has a mic from JB Hifi that she uses at home and used at a few acoustic gigs. We found the sound quality a little poor with this mic so are considering an upgrade.

            While I understand the SM58 is “industry standard” I was told the Beta 58A is more designed for the female vocal range, but this mic is expensive.

            Would the XM8500 would be a good alternative and a worthwhile upgrade to the JB Hifi mic, should I get the tried and trusted SM58 or suck it up and get a Beta 58A?

            • @bwilso06:

              While I understand the SM58 is “industry standard” I was told the Beta 58A is more designed for the female vocal range, but this mic is expensive.

              About eighty billion tracks have been recorded by females with the SM58 over time.

            • @bwilso06: Any of those three mics will be satisfactory in terms of sound quality. The Shures are very rugged beasts and that is part of what you pay for - so you can drop them and not really be bothered.

              They each sound and perform slightly differently, and now the choice becomes largely subjective. If money was not a consideration for you, I would say go for the SM58 so they get used to it and when they do gigs where they have to sing into one, it helps a little with confidence and sound. If money is an issue, get an XM8500. When they have used enough mics to start forming preferences, they might end up preferring the Beta over the regular SM58 - most vocalists prefer the SM58 though and the Betas have been around for long enough. These days I prefer the XM8500, but I know I am not missing out on anything after using Shures for years.

              In the end, you have a confident young person there doing gigs at age 15, they will rip it up no matter what :-)

      • +1

        I also have the Behringer XM8500 Ultravoice Dynamic Cardioid Vocal microphone and highly recommend it to all of my fellow users here at ozbargain.com.au as it provides studio quality sound without the usual studio quality price.

        It's definitely good value, but I'm not sure how many people would consider it the normal definition of "studio quality". :)

        • +1

          I'm sure the average joe would be unable to distinguish between it and a microphone that costs several times as much.

        • +1

          You really can't go wrong with the Shures, and clients in studios expect to see them. But they are not superior to the Behringer soundwise, at all.

          • +1

            @grammarstickler:

            You really can't go wrong with the Shures, and clients in studios expect to see them.

            Sure, they can be used anywhere, but they are designed to be tough stage mics rather than studio mics where you'd typically find large-diaphragm condensers. Something like a U87 is what people normally think of when they hear "studio-quality mic". Just look at what results you get when you Google "studio mic".

            But they are not superior to the Behringer soundwise, at all.

            I never said they were.

            • -2

              @eug: Not sure what your point is then? Perhaps that a 5 grand microphone is better than a 35 dollar microphone? Seems a bit irrelevant to what was being discussed, but I guess it's true enough in broad terms.

              • @grammarstickler:

                Not sure what your point is then?

                It's confusing.

                s1lence said the XM8500 provides studio-quality sound.

                I replied saying I don't think many people would consider it the normal definition of "studio quality". When someone thinks of "studio mic" they're most likely thinking of a large-diaphragm condenser.

                You then replied to my post saying you can't go wrong with the SM58, and that they are not superior to the Behringer soundwise.

                I'm not sure why you mentioned the SM58 as I was talking about the XM8500, but since they're quite similar I replied saying the same thing - a dynamic handheld stage mic isn't what people would normally consider "studio quality".

                Perhaps that a 5 grand microphone is better than a 35 dollar microphone?

                No. I said a handheld dynamic stage mic is not what people would typically consider "studio quality".

  • Could we buy the wireless adapter (BLX2?) separately to use with the SM58-LC? I could only find the pair sold together.

    • +1

      I don't think you can use a standard SM58 like the one posted with a BLX transmitter. They both use the SM58 capsule but the bodies looke way different. Don't jump on this if you want a wireless setup maybe.

      • Thanks! I'll have to give this one a miss then.

    • +1

      Nope that just uses a SM58 capsule/head. Unless you are doing some home-brew hacking you can connect a standard SM58 to any wireless transmiter handles.

  • +1

    why its saying cant be delivered to my address?

    • Where are you from? I'm on the phone to Amazon - they say its some strange glitch seems to only be with some states. Tasmania is definetly out.

      • NSW was fine when I tried earlier.

    • 0600 & I'm getting the same error annotation and reason when I go to buy. I'm in SE Qld. Something shonky here.

    • Can not deliver to QLD.

  • -good mic for not wanting to pickup a lot of background noise and funny mouth noises in discord
    -bad mic for needing to be quite close to it to get the most out of it

    look for a condenser mic if you want something that doesnt require to be close to your mouth or a "natural" sound eg. blue snowball ice

    • Not sure about this one specifically but my dynamic mic (xm8500) picks up my voice well about a fist away from my mouth and doesnt pick up anywhere near as much background noise as a condenser would (which ideally should be used in a treated room otherwise you will hear every key stroke and background noise)

      it's really annoying when in discord with someone who has a blue yeti or other condenser mic, don't recommend it at all as they pick up way too much noise

    • +1

      I wouldn't suggest condenser mic unless you really know what you're doing. Just get a head set if you just want a mic for discord if that's your purpose, it'll be more work friendly.

  • Me locked out well Vic. Actually officially out of lockdown now Yay!

  • Good price. These mics are recommended for singing.

  • Can't deliver to my address in nsw

  • So I guess this doesn’t have Bluetooth?

    • +1

      Can’t tell if sarcasm. :) No, no bluetooth, you need an XLR cable. Some other posts above with better info.

  • +2

    Why are there so many singers on ozb?

    • +1

      Stand up comedians..?

  • +2

    I bought sm47c last week from Amazon.
    It's just for rehearsals. My Sm58 still works well after 32 years.

  • I always thought LC stood for Live Circuit as there is no on/off switch

  • Newbie for streaming. Should I buy this Shure or RØDE Microphones NT-USB Mini (also $99)?

    • +1

      Buy the Rode as you can just plug and play. The Shure requires an audio interface with a mic preamp.

  • +2

    Price has gone back up to $179.

    Expired.

  • What is the budget conscious recommended xlr cable and DAC to use this with a pc? Assuming that all I need?

    • What are you trying to do? Podcast, streaming, music recording?

    • +1

      Any of the Behringer line up. Even Um2 is serviceable, just make sure they have the features you need. As for cable, any is fine, only buy an expensive one if you hear static or other noises. No point spending extra on shielding when you don't need it. But if you want to have a brand attached to it, Selby should be fine.

  • I'm seeing the price as $179. Let me know if this changes, would have totally bought one.

  • best deal ever. I have a ton of mics but at this price, I couldn't resist to get a pair of these iconic mics for the studio

  • +1

    Pissed I missed this one

  • Still my gold standard for working bands,and it's incredible this microphone is still going.More than thirty years ago we had four SM58's in our band for vocals.A good reliable and rugged mic….

  • Dammit, missed out! :(

  • Just received mine - sticker on side shows SM58-LCE.

    • Mine is SM58-LC. Is LCE better?

      • Lol no idea. Can't find any info.

        • Shure website lists the "current" model as LCE .. perhaps there is some minor version meaning behind the E .. maybe it just means it's the "Europe" (/ROW) model, not that I can think of how it would differ from a US one.

          Got mine too. Still comes with the usual stuff, case, A25D clip, sticker, and velcro strap.

          • @narcoleptic-haze: Was the box sealed when you received it? Mine wasn't.

            • @kampret: Same here. Mine wasn't

            • @kampret: Sealed with shrink wrap? No it wasn't, but I think that's normal. I actually work at a place that sells these and I don't ever recall them being shrink wrapped.

              • @narcoleptic-haze: Actually didn't even check the labels clearly, it has the JANDS holographic label on it, they're the official Australian supplier for Shure.

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