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Shure Beta 58A Mic  

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Overview
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off to control proximity effect
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise output
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    $199.00
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Fantastic for live vocal applications!

If you want your vocals to be heard, the Shure Beta 58A Mic is built to make it happen. It's a high-output, supercardioid dynamic microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. This has made it a leading choice among vocalists and touring musicians worldwide.

The Beta 58A maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range (50Hz-16kHz) and a shaped frequency response that is ideal for close-up vocals. Its neodymium magnet provides high sensitivity and output. The superb performance of this microphone is not affected by rough handling because of its rugged construction, proven pneumatic shockmount system, and hardened steel mesh grille. So whether you hold it in your hand or mount in on a stand, you'll get the kind of sound you planned.

Features
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll-off to control proximity effect
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise output
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuse
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Minimally effected by varying load impedance
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

It's considered the industry standard for good reason. Order today.

 

Beta 58A Mic Specifications:

  • Type: Dynamic (moving coil)
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 16,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency
  • Output Level (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -51.5 dBV/Pa* (2.6 mV)
  • *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
  • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 ohms (290 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z Phasing
  • Case:Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished, spherical steel mesh grille
  • Adjustable, Stand Adapter:
  • Slip-in microphone mounting, unbreakable, adjustable through 180 degrees with standard 5/8"-27 thread, black finish
  • Dimensions (DxW): 160mm x 50mm, 2" x 6.5"
  • Net weight: 278g (9.92oz)
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ShureBeta 58A Mic
 
4.8

(based on 101 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Durable (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (11)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Microphone

    I've been using a Shure SM58 for long time, I saw some good reviews on the Beta model and thought I would give it a try, for my surprise and delight, I was...Read complete review

    I've been using a Shure SM58 for long time, I saw some good reviews on the Beta model and thought I would give it a try, for my surprise and delight, I was intensely pleased with this model, I could feel the difference from the first "test, 1, 2, 3", procedure, noted a pristine response in every aspect. It is now my stage microphone.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Well known, but mediocre

    I've been a guitarist for 13 years and my father has been a drummer and guitarist since 1962. For at least a decade his Shure Beta 58a was his "go to"...Read complete review

    I've been a guitarist for 13 years and my father has been a drummer and guitarist since 1962. For at least a decade his Shure Beta 58a was his "go to" live mic. We planned on purchasing 3 more Beta 58s for our studio/performance space, but right before biting the bullet I decided to see what else is out there. After reading a lot of reviews I decided to try two other mics: Electro-Voice N/D767a ($129) and Heil Sound PR-35 ($274). We now own both. First the Electro Voice (EV) arrived. We could not believe how much better it sounded than the SM58. Clearer and more powerful than the Beta 58a. Dad immediately swore off his old Shure. The next day the Heil arrived. It was hotter and beefier than both the EV and the Shure. Now we both have our own Heil PR-35, and the EV is used by guest vocalists. If you can afford it, get the Heil PR 35, it's a big sounding vocal mic, but if you can't afford it get the EV N/D767a. Both mics sound a lot better than the Beta 58a, which is lifeless and boring in comparison. Plus the EV is less expensive than the Shure. The Beta 58a may be a step up from the SM58, but it's a step down from the EV or the Heil. The Shure has been retired to a box as a backup.

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    4.0

    Sweet Mic!

    By Cully

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Better Than Regular Sm58
    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reduces feedback
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

        Wanted something brighter than the regular SM58. This Beta58 is quite the winner. Haven't tried the Beta57A, but this seemed to have a nice mid-high tonal balance and a rock sturdy build for live use. For singing rock, folk, singer-songwriter kind of stuff this mic was perfect for me. In the home studio was trying to record my vocals with a Neumann TLM 103, and it was just too much. The Beta 58A captured less detail than the fancy condenser (favorably in this case), and with warm mids-highs, making it a nice fix for my style. It still cuts through nicely in a mix amongst guitars, drums, bass, etc. Oh yea, and it's eliminated most all feedback problems I was having singing into my PA. Didn't give it 5 becasue I'm not totally in love with the dry signal, but really it requires pretty minimal tonal tweaking to make it 'perfect.' Either way sweet & rugged mic; highly recommended for rock styles.

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        5.0

        Definitely a step up from a SM58

        By 1iJack

        from Venice, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

          I decided to try the BETA 58 having used SM58s pretty much exclusively for live performance for the last 5 years, although I have been very satisfied with the SM58s. The Beta really does just as advertised: it's a slightly hotter mic (longer pickup range) with a stronger mid-range, but with SHURE's legendary durability.

          For a typical yelling rock singer, I'm not sure you'll notice much difference, but a real vocalist who uses a range of vocal colors and dynamics, will be pleased with the difference and will prefer this mic.

          I'm told it makes a bigger difference for female vocalists. I can't speak to that. I am a baritone and I find that the Beta enables subtlety that gets lost with an SM58.

          I wouldn't suggest dumping all your SM58s and replacing them with BETA 58s, but for solo vocal performance it's worth checking out in my opinion.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best mic for live bar performance.

          By lock and load

          from simi valley, ca.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

              last month i bought a very expensive 945. i used this mic at 1 gig, and was drowned out by the other 2 singers. (both had 58 betas) lucky for me musicians friend has an exchange policy that i can really trust. i received my exchange within 5 days. it was just in time for next gig. all i could do was smile after each song with a 3 part harmony we did.

              big thumbs up for 58 beta and musicians friend!

              ML.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Microphone

              By JCAlexandres

              from NE Ohio

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Great response
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording
                • Stage

                Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                I've been using a Shure SM58 for long time, I saw some good reviews on the Beta model and thought I would give it a try, for my surprise and delight, I was intensely pleased with this model, I could feel the difference from the first "test, 1, 2, 3", procedure, noted a pristine response in every aspect. It is now my stage microphone.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good mic, but Compare.

                By Kento

                from My basement studio

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Clear Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                    I'm assuming you already know the 58 is an industry standard. Bought this a month ago. Used it to rehearse and at 2 gigs. Very good mic. Here's a curious thing. When I brought it home, I set it up with my PA in an A/B arrangement with my 30+ year old SM58 (also a good mic). Went back & forth with various settings, distances, etc. I could never tell a difference. At all. My wife came in and sat facing away from me and listened as I repeated the A/B comparison and couldn't tell a difference. The one time she thought she might have heard a diff, she guessed the old one was the new one. So I'm just sayin', the SM58, at 63% the cost of the Beta model, might be a far better purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Great mic for anything

                    By GUITARMAN

                    from KENTUCKY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                      great mic

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very Pleased

                      By C-Ville Brent

                      from Crooksville, OH

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Feedback Resistent

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                        I bought a Fender Passport 250 in 2004 when I started playing out solo. I used the mics that came with it until I could upgrade to an EV CO9. It was a step up. A couple months later I could afford a Beta58A. It worked great for my needs. The place I usually played was reasonablly small with a wall behind me. I was well satisfied with the sound, but its resistence to feedback was what really made me happy. It allowed me to play louder although there were still people who wanted it turned up even more. It ALWAYS worked.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent product and very quick deliver

                        By JadeMagick

                        from Loveland, Colorado

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                        Shure Beta 58A is an excellent microphone, powerful, crisp and excellent sound.

                        Musician's Friend was quick with delivery and offered it for a great price.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        So good I bought a second one

                        By drummer1

                        from Key West, FL

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances

                          Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                          I have been using the beta 58a 6 nights a week for over a year for powerful rock lead vocals and high harmonies and it sounds great every night without fail. I picked up the beta 87a and the EV N/D 967 to compare and they weren't even close. The beta 58a sounds better to me out front and in the monitors.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great deal when it's on sale

                          By MtnSt8

                          from Charleston, WV

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                          The SM58 is the industry standard. The Beta 58 provides a slightly better sound and hedge against feedback but you pay for it. It's a great deal when it's on sale.

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