Legendary cardioid vocal microphone tailored to deliver warm and clear vocal reproduction. The product includes a stand adapter, brightened mid-range and bass roll-off, a pneumatic shock mount system, and a built-in spherical wind and pop filter.

Main Features

  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter
  • Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability
  • Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic
  • Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz


What is the SM58 best suited to?

It’s an ideal choice for a professional vocal artist in any live performance setting. It is tuned to accentuate the warmth and clarity of lead and backing vocals. Even in extreme conditions, the SM58 is tailored to target the main sound source while minimizing background noise. It is also very popular with djs and presenters in clubs and in small and large live venues.

Can it withstand the rigours of touring?

Durable construction, a proven shock-mount system, and a steel mesh grille ensure that even with rough handling, the SM58 will perform consistently, outdoors or indoors.

Furnished Accessories

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Amount Part Title
1 Swivel Stand Adapter Part A25D
1 Storage Bag Part 26A13

Available Variants


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Technical specifications

298 g
Height x Width x Depth:
162.0 × 51.0 × 51.0 mm
Frequency Response:
50 Hz – 15 kHz
Frequency Response:
-54.50 dBV/Pa – 1.85 mV/Pa
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:
Frequency Response Curve Image:
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Further Technical Specifications

Further Specs:
  • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150Ω (300Ω actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance
  • Case: Dark gray, enamel-painted, die cast metal; matte-finished, silver colored, spherical steel mesh grille


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Wireless Options

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SM58 Wireless Options

As a wireless microphone the SM58 is available in different wireless systems - analogue and digital.

Optional accessories


Does the unit have an on/off switch?

There is a special model available that offers an on / off switch. The model is called SM58SE.

How does it differ to the Beta 58A?

There are several differences between the two mics. Here are the most relevant ones: Polar pattern: Beta 58A = supercardioid; SM58 = cardioid Output level: Beta 58A is 4dB hotter than SM58 Handling noise: Beta 58A has less handling noise than the SM58 Grille: Beta 58A has a hardened grille that is very difficult to dent Frequency response: Beta 58A has extended low and high end compared to SM58

How does it differ to the SM57?

The SM58 and the SM57 use the same mic element, the Unidyne III. The only difference between these two models is the grille design. The grille design does affect the high frequency response, particularly above 8,000 Hz. The SM57 grille design allows more proximity effect because the mic diaphragm can be placed closer to the sound source. Remove the ball grille from the SM58 and it will be more similar to the SM57 in its low frequency response.

How to connect the mic to a computer?

You’ll need a special soundcard that features XLR inputs or an audio interface such as the MVi or X2U. These are plug and play devices and don’t need any additional drivers to be installed. Note that the MVi can also be used to make a connection to iDevices like iPads.

Is there a version with black grille available?

No, there is no model available that uses a black grille. Nevertheless, there is a black grille for SM58 available that can be placed on the SM58 instead of the silver grille. The name of the grille is RK323G.

Is there a wireless version of the SM58 available?

The SM58 wireless capsule RPW112 is available for and compatible with all Shure wireless series allowing interchangeable capsules.
Please note that BLX and GLX-D wireless series do not feature interchangeable microphone capsules. For these series the SM58 is available as an integrated microphone capsule design.

Why does the grille dent more easily than on the Beta58A?

Beta58A uses a hardened grille that is pretty difficult to dent.
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