In this article, we’re going to take a look at Shure’s MX412, SM58, and SM57 microphones to help you select the best wired microphone for your event.

Quick Answer: The Shure MX412 is a high-end microphone well suited to a podium, while the SM58 is a flexible, industry-standard vocal mic that you can mount on various stands. The SM57 is great for instruments and can be modified with a windscreen for vocal use.

Gooseneck Microphone (Shure MX412)

Shure MX412 Microphone

The Shure MX412 is by far the most high-end of the bunch in terms of wired microphones suited to corporate events.

  • Unobtrusive
    The narrow profile of this microphone means it causes the least amount of distraction and minimal obstruction of the speaker’s face.
  • Suited to podiums
    The included stand allows the MX412 to sit neatly on a surface. This can be detached if your podium has a built-in mic insert.
  • Easily adjustable height
    The flexible neck allows quick, intuitive adjustment for speakers of various heights.

Shure SM58

Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone

The Shure SM58 is the industry-standard vocal microphone. You’ll no doubt have seen it in use at a concert or conference at some point.

  • Reliable design
    The Shure SM58 is designed to withstand a bit of rough handling and will perform reliably.
  • Flexible
    A diverse microphone that will perform well in a lot of different situations.

Shure SM57

Shure SM57 Microphone

The Shure SM57 can be configured with or without a windscreen, depending on your requirements.

  • SM57 with windscreen
    This is very similar to the microphone setup used by the President of the US during addresses and official announcements.
  • SM57 without windscreen
    The SM57 is commonly used without a windscreen as an instrument mic, e.g., for guitar amps or snare drums.

Microphone Stands

The SM58 and SM57 can be mounted on a variety of different stands, depending on your use case.

  • Tabletop stand
    Used to position your microphone on a table for seated speakers or podiums.
  • Full height stand
    This option is great for speakers who are not standing behind a podium.
  • Boom stand
    An alternative option that supports the microphone from the side, keeping the podium or table in front of the speaker clear.

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