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You can't use a Shure SM58 with a computer soundcard because it's a low impedance mic and only certain M-Audio, EMU and other professional soundcards will have a low impedance input.

Although if you get a small direct box or something, it will convert the low impedance signal from a cannon plug to a high impedance signal that you can plug into your X-Fi.
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post #12 of 15
Whoa here we go! Use this little adapter for any low impedance mic (anything that uses a cannon plug or XLR as some people refer to it).

And even though SM58 is not designed for recording, I've used them to record jazz bands and they work pretty damn well. But maybe you should try this slightly cheaper but still really good AKG microphone
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Thanks for everyone help, but in the end i bought a karaoke mixer and hook it up to my computer.
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That works too (I actually use a karaoke mic on my PC sometimes)
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That works too (I actually use a karaoke mic on my PC sometimes)
do you have it plug in straight to the sound card? or is it through a mixer then into the card?
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