With a history of innovation that began in 1925, Shure Microphones has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior, reliable products.
Shure Radio Company is founded on April 25 by S. N. Shure as a one-man company selling AM radio kits and components. Mr. Shure’s office is located at 19 South Wells Street in downtown Chicago.
Shure becomes a prime supplier of microphones and headphones to the Allied Forces. The T-17B Shure Microphone becomes the most widely used microphone by the U.S. Army and Navy. Shure develops Bakelite cases for these mics, preventing them from getting too hot to handle in armoured vehicles while conserving scarce metal for the war effort.
Shure is one of the largest Original Equipment Manufacturers of phonograph cartridges in the U.S., supplying major companies, such as Philco, RCA, Emerson, Magnavox, Admiral, and Motorola.
Shure Brothers Company becomes Shure Brothers Incorporated.
The SM7 voiceover microphone is introduced. Over the next four decades, it acquires legendary status in radio, television, recording, and podcasting studios worldwide.
Logitech® and Shure Microphones collaborate to deliver exceptional user experiences through superior video collaboration solutions for meeting rooms of all sizes.
Are Shure Microphones Good?
The Shure SM7B is the go-to dynamic mic for vocals in pro studios around the world. And it should be the go-to mic for home studios as well because it's not that expensive. While it's particularly suited for rock vocals, it's also extremely popular for all varieties of broadcasting.
The Shure microphone is one of the most popular models in the world. It is a high-quality condenser microphone, which manufacturers claim has a frequency range from 40 Hz to 18 kHz with good sensitivity and low self-noise. It was designed by Irish Shure brothers in Chicago for broadcasters and live shows.
The design of this microphone has been widely copied by other manufacturers and other models look very similar to a Shure original. So, how can you tell the difference between a fake and a real one?
The easiest way is to check out the weight of it. A fake SM58 weights up to 310 gr , while an original weighs 220 gr . It's not much, but if you carry your microphone around your neck for a whole day, it will definitely feel the difference. As shown below.
In fact, according to Shure technicians, you can also check if the microphone is original by just looking at it - real SM58 has an engraved serial number on its body and does not have any kind of paper label or adhesive tape stuck on it.
Fake SM58 will always have a label of some sort, as shown below.
The most widespread fake is the Chinese version (seen above) as it's almost as good as an original and costs only 10% of the price. If you're not worried about burning a few dollars for this great microphone - fake or real ones are just perfect!
Real SM58s are manufactured in Mexico, but Shure also has a plant in China.
If you're planning to buy online or have your microphone shipped internationally, make sure you know where it comes from. Here atMusic Specialists we only deal with audio equipment coming directly from authorized dealers. We do not sell any fakes or copies, just the real thing.
Shure Wireless Microphone Systems
Shure Wireless Microphone Systems
Whether you're at the club, in the stadium, or on the road with your band, Shure wireless microphone systems are built to capture your sound. With over 70 years of experience (and counting) creating professional audio solutions, our engineers utilize cutting-edge technologies to maximize the value and reliability of our products.
Shure Wireless Microphone Systems: An elite class of sound
Although Shure wireless microphone systems are used every day by thousands of musicians, DJs, and other vocalists around the world, few people know what goes into them. We hope that this article sheds some light on the design and function of these professional products.
Shure has a rich history in both wireless microphone technology and quality customer service, which began with founder Sidney N. Shure's invention of the moving-coil cartridge. In fact, from 1944 to 1964, Shure was the only American company to produce phonograph cartridges.
As technology improved, so did our products. In 1965, Shure introduced the first wireless microphone system, ushering in a new era of performance capabilities for singers and instrumentalists around the world. Shure has continued to develop innovative technologies in wireless microphones and accessories ever since.
The components of a Shure wireless microphone system include:
The device that sends the signal to the receiver. Although there are many types of transmitters on the market, such as lavalier or head-worn mics, Shure currently only manufactures handheld and bodypack transmitters.
The device that receives the signal from the transmitter. Shure has several receiver options, including rack-mountable digital receivers (known as Axient®) and products for mounting in standard 19-inch racks (known as UHF-R®).
Used to physically connect the components of the system together. These cables are available in various lengths and connector types, depending on your needs.
Shure wireless microphone systems utilize antennas, which are often tucked away inside the receiver.
Shure wireless systems use various voltages depending on their components, and we recommend that they be powered up by qualified technicians.
It's important to remember that a wireless system does not provide you with more volume.