The legendary SM57 and SM58 cardioid, dynamic microphones are now available with the X2u USB Signal Adapter, which features built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency, and easy controls to balance microphone and playback audio. Digitally record wherever and whenever your computer takes you – just plug and play for better-than-CD quality instrument reproduction


The Shure SM57 unidirectional dynamic instrument microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. Legendary construction and versatility for consistent performance, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. For musical instruments or vocals, the SM57 is a consistent choice of professional performers.

The Shure SM58 is a cardioid dynamic vocal microphone for professional vocal use in sound reinforcement and studio recording. A highly effective, built-in, spherical filter minimizes wind and breath noise. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The SM58 has a tailored vocal response for a sound which is a world standard. Rugged construction, a proven shockmount system, and a steel-mesh grille ensure that even with rough handling, the SM58 will perform consistently. Outdoors or indoors, sing or speech, the SM58 is the overwhelming choice of professionals worldwide.

– Plug and Play USB Connectivity allows the convenience of digital recording anywhere your computer can go (compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and Mac OS X 10.1 or later);
– Integrated pre-amp with Microphone Gain Control allows control of input signal strength;
– Zero Latency Monitoring for real-time playback and multi-tracking without disorientation;
– Headphone jack for monitoring with 1/8″ connectivity;
– Monitor Mix Control for blending microphone and playback audio;
– 16 bit, up to 48 kHz sample rate for better-than-CD quality audio.