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Item Reviews for: Shure SM48 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone  -  SHU SM48LC LIST

Great Value, Good Sound
By: Steve B from Graceville FL      Submitted: 5/18/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. One might think that the SM48 is no more than a cheap alternative to the 58 for those who can't afford the 'real thing.' However, it is a quite different microphone with its own strengths. The element in the 48 is actually the same as that used in the 55 'Elvis' mike and they do sound rather similar. It may be in the same ballpark as an SM58 but one can tell they are not the same. You may or may not like one better than the other -- I prefer the 48, myself, at least on my own voice. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Like its Shure brethren (SM57, 58, etc) it seems to border on indestructible. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? It's a hand-held microphone with good handling noise rejection. Not much to go wrong there. Tight enough pattern to work well on stage too. However, the SM48 is a gain-hungry mike, more so than the SM58. Make sure your preamps are up to the task. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? It's cheap, dependable, and sounds decent. What more does one need in a stage mike?
Excellent Microphone--nearly as good as the SM58 BETA I have been using for 7 years
By: JamminGeo from Chattanooga, TN      Submitted: 9/8/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. When I needed microphones for my expanding band, my first instinct was to buy SHURE. I couldn't afford to get the ones I wanted, the SM58 BETA, so I found these SM48 mics which were more within my budget. Honestly, I was not expecting much from a fifty dollars microphone. The real plus was the free cable and stand that came with it. I purchased three and figure that, since they are made by SHURE, they can't suck at least! When they arrived I immediately set them up and tried them out and was pleasantly surprised with the sound they produced, compared side-by side with the SM58 BETA I have been in love with for seven years. I am very pleased with the quality, and the sound quality they produce. And I am REALLY pleased to have the bonus stands and cables! Nice work, AMS!! THANKS! Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made. Nice heft. Same as the SM58 BETA. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Simple. Plug-and play! Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Excellent piece of equipment. Internal pop filter, wind filter, and stainless steel grate. Sound How is the tone? Excellent! Better than I expected!
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