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Ok I'm looking at Mics here for Team America Jihad, and I'm trying to decide between these two:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Mic?sku=270101
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Mic?sku=270102

Which one would be better for just talking? If you have any other suggestions PLEASE make them!
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Shure is definately the way to go. The SM57 and SM58 are very similar, In fact if u look at their magnets and diaphrams you can see this. In general the SM57 is the standard for Instrumentals, especially Guitar Amps and Drums, and the SM58 is the standard for vocals. The SM58 is handled a bit more easy due to it's shap e, it lays better in your hand. If you are going to use a stand only, I'd say go with the SM57. It's a bit sleeker and smaller. But once again, both are very similar and you can't go wrong with either of them.
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because you said "better for just talking" get the SM58.
    
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If you read my post, they're both equally good, it's a matter of which appearance, shape and size you prefer. The SM58 is bigger and has a better cover, and the SM57 is smaller and has a bit less cover, which isn't a negative thing. They both have the same build, like mentioned, it's a matter of which you like better, smaller or bigger.

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because you said "better for just talking" get the SM58.
Quality wise it doesn't make a difference. I'm using the SM57's myself because they're smaller, which I think is a plus. If I do any studio recording for bands or groups I usually use Neumann.

I prefer the SM57 because of it's size, somebody else will prefer the SM58 because of it's size. If you like to keep it a bit smaller and narrower, get the SM57. If you like to get it a bit bigger and heavier, get the SM58. Quality wise they're equally matched.
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There about the same to be honest, although the Shure SM57 would be my choice for it's sleekness.
 
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There about the same to be honest, although the Shure would be my choice for it's sleekness.
Both mics are shure
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Both mics are shure
Sorry typo on my part.....the SM57 would be my choice.
 
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Ok, thanks for the info, but are there any other mics I should consider?
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Sennheiser E840 might be worth looking at. Personally I think Shure sounds better, but that's a matter of preference. Other then that, I can't recommend others. These are really good. Especially the Shure's are the Industrial standard. So stick with those is my recommendation.

If you want even better mics then these (which is completely unnecessary for your use), you should definately check out Neumann.
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