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Comparing Rode NT1A and Shure SM58

Lowest price found: $249 Show listings
Lowest price found: $98.99 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Rode NT1A ranks #28 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Popularity Score
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Shure SM58 ranks #17 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Popularity Score
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Expert reviews [14]

88
Total expert reviews: 14
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 6
Highest score by makebeats101.com
100
Average score based on 14 reviews
88
Lowest score by shout4music.com
80

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Expert reviews [18]

88
Total expert reviews: 18
  • with a score: 7
  • without a score: 11
Highest score by Old Time Music
98
Average score based on 18 reviews
88
Lowest score by Music Critic
76

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Consumer score distribution.
Shure SM58 ranks #17 and Rode NT1A ranks #28

Customers like Shure SM58 somewhat more

Shure SM58, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Rode NT1A. In our awesomeness score Shure SM58 ranks #2 out of 214 and Rode NT1A ranks #22 out of 214.

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Shure SM58 is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Shure SM58 is a more popular microphone, based on its 2,000+ reviews. In our popularity score Shure SM58 ranks #45 out of 214 and Rode NT1A ranks #67 out of 214.

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To consider

Customers who view Rode NT1A and Shure SM58 often consider Shure MV7, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Rode NT1A and Shure SM58
Shure MV7 $248
In comparison:
Shure MV7 ranks #5 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Rode PodMic $98
In comparison:
Rode PodMic ranks #10 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Cheaper
Rode NT1 $269
In comparison:
Rode NT1 ranks #12 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Audio-Technica 2020 $99
In comparison:
Audio-Technica 2020 ranks #38 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Very popular
Popularity rank: 11 / 214
94%
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  • Large 1 in. capsule with gold plated diaphragm Cardioid polar pattern Ultra low noise, self noise of only 5dB (A) Wide dynamic range Internal capsule shockmount
  • To celebrate 15 years of the RODE NT1 and NT1-A, RODE Microphones has created a revised NT1-A package including a premium shockmount, pop filter, cable, microphone dust cover, and a bonus instructional DVD
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  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
  • Effective built-in spherical wind and pop filter. Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0989898424665
UPC Numbers: 698813001453
Model Numbers: NT-1A
EAN Numbers: 0042406051293, 0660845710306, 2000000068817
UPC Numbers: 042406051293, 660845710306
Model Numbers: SM58-LC, SM58-LCE
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Rode NT1A is a popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Rode VideoMic NTG or Rode NTG Shotgun .

Rode NT1A is $158.10 more expensive than the average microphone ($90.99).

Shure SM58 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 AKG Pro Audio P170 or Rode NT-USB-Mini .

Shure SM58 is $8 more expensive than an average microphone ($90.99).

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