dealsmonoprice dynamic vocal microphone for $9.56…

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Great mic! I use these in place of Shure SM58's (which typically run ~$99 US) and they have never let me down. Can't beat the price!

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Does this come with the wire that connects it to the amp?

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How does this mike work? I have a mic and stand and amp. Will this work along with it?

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@obgary @fallout1234: From the pic, looks like an XLR mic. You would need an XLR to 1/4" adapter to make this work for a standard amp.

You'll need one like this (you can get it from amazon):
http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PPMJL15-Professional-Microphone-Female/dp/B000SL0NCQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370016117&sr=8-3&keywords=xlr+adapter+1%2F4%22+cord

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@obgary: It depends on what particular gear you have. This mic uses XLR cables to connect mic-level signals to mic preamplifiers. If your amp has a built-in preamp or mixer, then it could be made to work with this mic. You might need some adapter cables depending on the specific amp, but it would work. If your amp is designed to work with line-level inputs, this (and very nearly any other) mic will not work without a preamp. The mic works by attaching a diaphragm to a moving coil of wire around a magnet (or a moving magnet inside a coil of wire). The diaphragm moves in response to sound waves and the wire generates electricity in tiny amounts. This electricity is exactly analogous to the sound signal. It can then be amplified, processed, and recreated as sound through speakers.

I haven't seen the frequency response chart, but the specs are identical to the Shure SM-57. Given the price, I'd expect the 57 to be a lot cleaner and smoother, but Monoprice has surprised me a few times.

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@obgary, I don't think we understand your setup. If you already have a mic, mic stand, and amp... aren't you already good to go? As these guys said already, this mic uses an XLR output so you'll need the appropriate cabling. Most mics also come with a mic clip. This one does not. Make sure you have one already.

I'm surprised that so many people compare this so favorably to the SM58. I don't even play anymore but I'm tempted to pick some up just to do A/B testing. Why am I such a sucker for budget gear?

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I don't know much about this Mic, but I wanted to comment in general that I've purchased from Monoprice several times in the past, and every experience has been great. Their HDMI cables are top-notch value for the price.

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Pretty confident that @obgary was joking with his comment. As to the mike/mic itself, I've never used it, but for the price and favorable reviews, I'm very tempted (though my wife will ask, "Why another mic?"). Sigh.

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My kitty has locked up my credit cards after he heard about this description.

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I was ready to give it a try, the $7.73 for shipping killed it.