Product Comparison: Sennheiser E835 vs Shure SM58S

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General Specifications
About the Product
Lead vocal stage mic, designed to perform under pressure. Uniform frequency pick-up pattern maintains signal quality when moving on and off axis during performance. Gentle presence boost to even tonal response ensures clarity and projection. Minimal proximity effect provides consistently clear bass and performance when singing closer to or farther from capsule.
The legendary Shure SM58 vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech. A highly effective, built-in spherical filter minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise. A unidirectional (cardioid) pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise.
Key Specs
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern
Minimum Frequency Response
40 Hz
50 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
16 kHz
15 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone
  • This mic has a wider frequency responce than the sm58 (also $99.95) and a smoother eq curve so I sound more natural.
  • When comparing the Sennheiser e 835 to the popular SM58, it's a better microphone in most situations. The pickup pattern is tighter and the frequency response is fuller.
  • The handling noise is excellent for those of you using this as a hand held microphone, it's quiet. It's frequency response drops down to 40Hz, making it an excellent choice for an instrument mic also.
  • I've had this mic for about a year now, and I do really enjoy the frequency response. It's bright and crisp, is decent at avoiding feedback, and is quite sturdy.
  • This was a well built mic, for the way it feels to hold and sing into, but I don't like the frequency response. It's not that I want more of the clarity you often don't get with a dynamic mic, but that I feel this mic makes me sound dead and lifeless.
  • Does an okay job with vocals, but to get stronger bass or upper register you have to be right on it. I'd say it's similar to a Shure SM 58. Have okay frequency response to my ear though.
Shure SM58S with On Off Switch
  • The real difrence is in handling noise and feed back loops in extremely loud live music. Confidently move around with out the noise.
  • I don't know much about mics or frequencies when it comes to vocals and PA's, but I can tell the difference in the sound quaility once I started using this mic.
  • When I'm reading my podcast (The WizardCast) away from my desk, I use two of these Shure microphones. They're amazing for mobile recording. They're dynamic mics which requires you to "eat the mic" but they block a large amount of the background noise.
  • If you want to sound great over a PC in a noisy bar, on a noisy stage full of musicians, the proximity effect and cardioid pattern of this mic will make that happen, and it will do the same for getting a good recording in a room that isn't soundproof, with traffic outside, etc.
  • The volume is different from another one I own.
  • Nothing special here. It's an ok mic for Karaoke, but I'd never use it professionally.
Size & Weight
7.08 in.
6.38 in.
1.89 in.
2 in.
1.89 in.
2 in.
0.73 lbs.
0.65 lbs.
Maximum SPL
137 dB SPL
130 dB SPL
Output Impedance
350 Ω
150 Ω
Microphone Sensitivity
Power Options
Not needed
Not needed
Cuts through high on-stage levels, Clear reproduction with a high presence, Consistent sound quality (varying distances, moving off axis), Handles high sound pressure levels, Optional silent on/off switch, Excellent feedback rejection
Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing 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
What customers say about "Features"
Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone
  • The mic has a louder output than the sm58 so I don't need to push my voice as hard when I sing which allows me to sing longer or add harder songs.
  • This microphone speaks of quality and durability in your hand, it's solid and heavy.
  • Definitely makes vocals "airy" and doesn't require too much EQing to get a singer to sound fantastic.
  • I have tried to use the mic on several occasions. The output level before feedback is just not good. In addition, there is a distortion in the signal when you sing right on top of it. I have A/B'd with other mics and there is no distortion with the same setup.
  • This is a fantastic mic, but I wish it had an on-off switch.
  • This microphone produces a good sound, the only reason that I gave it a 4.5 was that it does not have a on/off switch.
Shure SM58S with On Off Switch
  • The on/off switch helps me because I am playing trumpet as well as singing, and except when the horn is tightly muted it's best to shut it off while playing. Working like a charm, and for the price it's a steal.
  • Very hard to find a mic with good dynamic range that doesnt feed back like a banshee when playing loud and live. Comparing the 58 back to back with 3 others, it wins in all categories. Clarity, control, durability.
  • This microphone picks up very from a distance of three feet, and the on/off switch is a great feature for our application.
  • I have the same complain for this mike as well. they are two small than expected. i have ordered two microphones of regular size but they came out smaller than they actually should be.
  • Made in China. The switch is pretty cheap and sloppy. Mic itself is very clear and clean. I would opt to get the non-switch or another brand.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
10 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
99.95 $
104 $

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