Live Vocal Microphone Comparison featuring the Shure SM58, the Sennheiser e835, the AKG D5 & the AUDIX OM2 Live Vocal Mic Comparison and Review.

Hey all, This is Matt from the Sonic Sense Resource Center.

Right now we’re gonna check out 4 popular handheld vocal mics and hear audio samples of each one. We’ll hear AKG’s D5, the OM2 from Audix, Sennheiser’s e835, and the SM58 from Shure.

This is just a small sample of the many mics you can listen to at the Sonic Sense Resource Center.

You can also hear each mic on a variety of sources, along with downloadable samples of everything from Studio Monitors to Interfaces.. Make sure you check it out.

Okay, before we hear the microphones, let’s quickly go over a few key features.

The OM2 from Audix is a dynamic microphone with a hypercardioid pickup pattern.

This one utilizes Audix’s Very Low Mass™ diaphragm, promising clean, clear reproduction.

The D5 from AKG is a dynamic mic with a supercardioid pickup pattern. AKG states that their laminated Varimotion diaphragm produces a crisp sound while the internal dual-shockmount minimizes handling noise.

Sennheiser’s e835 is a dynamic, cardioid microphone. Sennheiser states that this mic provides minimal proximity effect for clear bass, and is also voiced with a slight presence boost to help cut through loud mixes.

Shure’s SM58 was introduced in 1966 and it’s still a common choice among live sound engineers.
Yep, the good ol’ 58 is famous for it’s nice blend of useable sound, legendary durability and affordability.

Alright now let’s hear ‘em…(countdown appears)

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  1. Shaniel S. Lal

    I own both , shure sm58 and e835 , I like the e835 way more then my sm58’s for live stage sound as well as podcast recording . Make sure to use a pop filter for podcast and lecture recording.All the singers in my band also like the e835s more then the sm58. Thanks for the review . Cheers .

  2. Tori Clay

    Grrrrr I can not hear any differences. I am deaf and wear hearing aids. When I play out as a singer songwriter guitarist, I tell the crowd that I have no idea what I sound like and, it is true.

  3. MrAlvatroz

    I ned a mic for flute , hamonica and singing. NOTHING fancy . I'm in between Shure beta a 58 and Sennheiser e945. Had a Shure sm 58 before ( got stolen) , it worked fine but would like to try something a little better .Thanks in advance for any answer.

  4. DavesDome

    On my mobile the SM58 sounded best because it seemed less harsh and came across more anologue feeling opposed to the other three sporting a more digital refined character.

  5. Henry Franz

    I have both,one for high singers one for low,every voice different and each person has to match their voices to a mic,one voice wont fit all mics,thats a fact!

  6. ceilingsandfloors

    $99 for the D5? That mic is dirt cheap in Europe. Thomann Ireland has it going for €58. Never actually sang into one myself but some singers I used to play with in college used them live and in rehearsal. They Sounded fine alongside among the Shures and the six times the price MD421.

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