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Shure SM57 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Shure SM57 - Recommended and relevant!

According to the meta ranking published on 2 July 2022, Shure SM57 is currently recommended as a high-quality Microphone. Out of 10 expert opinions queried, Shure SM57 received 2 endorsements, from Pitchfork (13 Oct 2020) and PianoDreamers (27 Jan 2022). .

2 out of 2 experts ranked Shure SM57 as 'the best Microphone of the month'.

Compared to other most critically acclaimed Microphones, Shure SM57 ranks #4 out of 24 in July 2022, - as can be seen from the table below.

Consumer Score
In comparison:
Shure SM57 ranks #5 out of 174. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
From Seller:
  • Contoured frequency response is clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, precussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main source while reducing background noise
  • Extremely durable under heaviest use. Frequency response 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Connectivity: Wired. Refer to the PDF attached below in Technical Specification for the Installation
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen from the ranking below, Shure SM57 is endorsed by the critics this months, and ranks #4.
Rank Change Price Microphone
CBR
IGN
Pitchfork
Music Radar
PC Gamer
Just Creative
Tom's Guide
Music Grotto
MusicTech
PianoDreamers
1
- $219
Shure MV7
-
3
-
5
1
8
-
-
4
-
2
- $100
Blue Yeti
-
-
11
-
-
19
1
-
11
-
3
+2 $397
Sennheiser MD 421 II
1
-
4
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
4
+2 $99
Shure SM57
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
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July 2022 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
Workhorse
13 Oct 2020 (1 year ago)
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The King of Versatility
27 Jan 2022 (5 months ago)
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [10]

86
Total expert reviews: 10
  • with a score: 5
  • without a score: 5
Highest score by Music Radar
90
Average score based on 10 reviews
86
Lowest score by WireRealm
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
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Shure SM57 is a very popular option in the middle of the microphones price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Audio-Technica AT2040 or Rode NT-USB-Mini .

Shure SM57 is $5 more expensive than the average microphone ($94).

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