Product Comparison: Shure PG58-XLR vs Shure SM58S

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General Specifications
About the Product
The PGA58 is a professional quality vocal microphone with an updated industrial design that features a black metallic finish and grille offering an unobtrusive visual presence. Legendary Shure quality construction ensures exceptional performance in rigorous environments.
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
50 Hz
50 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
16 kHz
15 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shure PG58-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
  • I love this mic I can record and get no backround noise at all
  • It makes my crappy voice sound great when singing Karaoke and thats all I care about! For the price, it's a decent mic.
  • It provides a crisp clear sound even when there is total noise all around you. You could barely hear the ambiance of the party and the interviewer and interviewees both came through beautifully.
  • Sound. See shure's youtube video comparing the PG, SM, and SM Beta lines. For the price, this mic compares very favorably.
  • Sounds clear above my band, but it does pick up a bit of feedback if it's in a small room with the volume turned way up. I'd recommend this mic for those who are looking for a good mic at a very low amount.
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
6.54 in.
6.38 in.
2.17 in.
2 in.
2.17 in.
2 in.
0.65 lbs.
0.65 lbs.
Maximum SPL
150 dB SPL
130 dB SPL
Output Impedance
150 Ω
150 Ω
Microphone Sensitivity
XLR-XLR cable included, Frequency Response: Tailored, Dynamic cartridge has a simple, rugged coil., Cartridge includes a neodymium magnet for high output level., Internal capsule shock mounting, On/off switch for onstage control.
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
Power Options
Not needed
What customers say about "Features"
Shure PG58-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
  • I'm very pleased with the quiet response of the On/Off switch not causing loud pops on the rinks' speaker systems.
  • if you are looking for a solid CHEAP mic that can take some abuse and still sound great, this is a fine mic. We have several at our church replacing some older microphones and they sound great!
  • The quality of the build is high, as its been dropped more than a few times. The sound quality hasn't changed through all of those falls, and it still looks like it did on day one.
  • It is very solid and you can hear the difference in the quality, I purchased a mic stand and it came with a cheap NADY mic, the nady mic sounds just awful compared to this. Also came with a good quality cable.
  • Handles high sound pressure (SPL) with grace, which means you can mic your loud guitar cabinet. Also does well at lower volumes with your preamp gain cranked up.
  • Sometimes you need a mic with a switch. Output level seems to be a little on the low side like a 58, and I haven't performed the surprise drop test yet- fingers crossed.
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
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
59 $
104 $

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