Hello there friend and Welcome aboard!!

Before we get into the Shure SM58 vs. SM58S, grab a snack (or a tic-tac), sit back and relax because…

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What I will bring you in this review

Today I will provide a quick comparison of these two, and then give a recommendation towards the end! 🙂

  1. Similarities & Differences
  2. Final Word

Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!!

Similarities & Differences


  • Other than the one difference below, these are identical microphones.


  • Cable. The one difference between the SM58 and SM58 LC is that the LC model does not come with a cable. LC actually means “less cable.” The SM58 does come with one. The CN model provides a cable with XLR connectors at both ends.

So in a nutshell, the SM58 comes in:

  • SM58-LC. Cable not included.
  • SM58S. On/Off switch included.
  • SM-58-CN. Cable included.
  • SM58-X2u. XLR to USB Signal Adapter Included.

Check out the durability test! These videos never cease to make me laugh out loud. SM58’s are indestructible!

Final Word

Honestly, I would go with the SM58 if it was me, but you may or may not need that cable. It all depends if you already have an XLR cable. What is XLR? Regardless, these are battle-tested mics that simply won’t fail.



Well, that’s about it for today my friend! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Shure SM58 vs. SM58 LC comparison.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Did I miss the mark on something? Please let me know down below or Contact me!!

What do you think about these? Are they worth a try? I would love to hear from you. Until next time…

All the best and God bless,





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