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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...Read More

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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

SPECIFICATIONS

Beta 58A Mic

  • 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 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (28)
  • Durable (25)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (22)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Home studio (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (15), Experienced (14)

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.

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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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5.0

Needs no introduction

By Chris

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

    This mic needs no introduction. This is the updated SM-58 (which is STILL the most most durable mic of all time). If you like the 58, this has just a slight higher rage for a crispier high.

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    5.0

    Yes, I would buy this again.

    By Pat

    from Corning N.Y.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

    Live performance.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Gold Standard

    By Francisco Gutierez la padre la tiera

    from Texas man

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

      The Shure Beta 58a is the end of your search for the perfect mic. Warm and powerful, dependable and sturdy it's no wonder that these are the "go to" mics that set the industry standards for professionals worldwide....these mics are just plain comfortable.

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      5.0

      Beta 58

      By Fred

      from Connecticut

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

        Great mic, much stronger than the reg 58 n

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        5.0

        Great Mic

        By Scrub

        from Salt Lake City

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

          Great for live sound or even for miking cabs when recording.

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          5.0

          I am hooked on the Beta 58A after 8 years it's my baby.

          By Michael Angelo

          from Battle Creek, MI.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

            I am a singer who gets right on the mic and this mic is perfect for me. I roll back the bass a bit and put my mouth right on the microphone. The results are awesome. Nice out front vocal that is crystal clear. My voice is a bit husky and this thing just does the trick. I've used it for 8 years now and do not plan on switching. I have even used it on some of my albums to add a little edginess to my vocal and it did just what I wanted it to.

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            5.0

            Excellent vocal microphone

            By Mr. Crowley

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

              This mic is very clear and powerful. I don't have to scream into an SM58 to be heard, and I still have more headroom in the mix. Vastly superior to the SM58.

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              5.0

              Amazing Mic

              By TLR

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                I have used and owned several mics, including the Shure 58. The Beta 58A mic is the best sounding mic I have ever heard for live vocals. Really helps voices cut through the mix. Our entire band uses them now.

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                5.0

                BETA 58A MIC is AWESOME!!!

                By Sky Dog

                from Key West, Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Everything
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                I used a Shure 58 all my life until I bumbed into the Beta 58, now I have been using the Beta for the past ten years. I just bought another one to add to the two I already have. Great sound, Powerful sound, Big sound!!! You won't be dissappointed!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Time tested quality mic.

                By QDPJames

                from Tulsa, OK

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Time Tested Quality
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure Beta 58A Mic:

                  The Beta 58A is a great mic for the money. Are there better mics out there? Maybe. Will you be disappointed in buying this mic? Not at all. Road tested and always a great sound. You just can't go wrong with a Shure Beta.

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