By aznwonderboy in forum Free Ads for Music/Recording Equipment Replies: 3 Last Post: 04-11-2006, 16:19. My old SM58's are getting beat up & sounding a little funky, so I've been slowly liquidating them. FS Mics: Audix OM7, Shure SM58, Audio Technica MB-4K, MXL V63MBP. I think the Audix mics cut thru the mix better tho I have gotten a few complaints from sound engineers bitching about feedback. I know some great singers are using them, but that's like having a Ferrari with no gas. The Audix OM2 is on the same level as the Sm58. when mixed properly you can sound big through a PA. the lower output isn't that extreme. This will make it quite different to a Beta58 which is hypercardiod. I've used the Audix OM7's quite a bit as well as beta 58's too. The OM-7 is in a totally different class. and the proximity thing isn't a huge issue either. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. I've used the Audix OM7's quite a bit as well as beta 58's too. it's time for a new live vocal mic and i'm ready to try something other than another sm58 which i've always used and have been happy with. Despite the cheap price of the mic, the Audix i5 is known to pack quite a number of features that easily make it stand out. I think the Audix mics cut thru the mix better tho I have gotten a few complaints from sound engineers bitching about feedback. (the e935 I mean). When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. OM7 The OM2 and OM3 are cost effective all-purpose microphones with professional performance. 58's seem like you can get away with moving around it a little bit. Better for singers who keep some distance between themselves and the mic. lately, i feel like i'm having a harder time cutting through singing classic/hard rock tunes, partly because my 58 is just a bit "tired." sm58 can't do that and I'm afraid beta58 either... a md421 sounds like a omni in comparison. I loved the OM7 tho I'm loving this e935 a lot and I'm sticking with it. I think the Audix mics cut thru the mix better tho I have gotten a few complaints from sound engineers bitching about feedback. I really love how the OM3 sound on Female vocals the Audix OM5 is great on both male and female vox. I'm just generalizing about the SM58, Beta 58, and OM-2, and OM-5 here. BUT I'm the tech of a hardcore/metal band and the shouter uses a om6 and I've never had a problem bringin his voice up front... in fact, seperation and feedbackresistance is unbelievable. (The secret of SM58’s durability actually lies in a thicker diaphragm, which unfortunately makes it sound rather muffled). Between 1986 and 1989, Audix broke new ground with the OM Series of vocal microphones with VLM™ (Very Low Mass) technology. Audix OM-7 can be less durable than SM58 but for sure, it won’t break for no apparent reason and I bet it can survive a couple of good blows. fyi: the om6 has a larger sweetspot than the om7 and doesn't need as much gain then the latter... om7 is great. we use lots of their mics live and they are quite dependable~ good luckheh. And of course, if it matters to you, Audix mics are built in the US, and Shures are built in Mexico. I need a mic to record guitar cabinets, vocals and eventually use it live. But at the same time all 3 mics you have listed are really great mics so you won't be disappointed by any of them. I'll give you a little inside info to get a good deal on the OM3s. an sm58 or a beta 58 (tbh I never notice a huge difference between the 2 with live bands) seem to sound ok on everything, whereas some mikes need to be more matched with the singer to get the best result. live i usually sing into a regular 58. i have tried om6 and 7. the tone is great on an om7,, it's got a certain high mid that really cuts through.. as a singer, however, it has a much smaller sweet spot. I just need some quick opinions from someone who knows about mics. Audix OM-7 can be less durable than SM58 but for sure, it won’t break for no apparent reason and I bet it can survive a couple of good blows. I would not go with the audix for gospel. my friend sings in a metal band and lost his beta 58, he decided to give audix a shot, might have been an om7 but i'm not 100% sure, could have been om6. if it comes to that, i would have to decide between the 6,7 or 11. much has been said here about the 6, but i read somewhere that the 7 is a little better (although it's output has been attenuated by an 8 to 10 db pad - i don't know if i like that) and the 11 seems like it may be better than them both, but it also cost the most $. my technique is good and dynamic range is pretty broad. I was gonna get an sm58 with a firepod, but this dealer has only AKG and AUDIX. Shure SM58 vs Audio Technica AT4040. I do often have jobs where monitors can be challenging - tents, low ceilings, loud bands quiet singers etc. I personally really like the Sennheiser E945 for a modern vocal sound. Really you have to take into consideration stage volume and natural singing distance. The Audix OM3 is better sounding then the SM58 on most sources. Give the Ohm 5 a try, same price as the 58, but still better sounding IMO. I have had quite a bit of experience with the Shure beta 58 and noticed it can be slightly prone to feedback … I'm looking to get a really decent live vocal mic and the Audix OM7, Sennheiser E935 and Shure beta 58 seem to be top of the pile for dynamic mics! I just switched from 58's to Sennheiser e935. The Shure mics, however, seem to work better in the studio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJCYh...el_video_title. But with a sharper female voice it can be excruciatingly strident. I don't think I could take a singer seriously once I see the 58. OM2 and OM3. Having just gone on a little microphone adventure with our singer and BUYING the Beta 58a, Audix OM6, Audix OM7, and Neumann KMS 105 I can honestly say that the most important thing to consider with any of these mics is the singer. The E935 is a tad warmer/less bright. I loved the OM7 tho I'm loving this e935 a lot and I'm sticking with it. I have had quite a bit of experience with the Shure beta 58 and noticed it can be slightly prone to feedback … OM7 . I've used the Audix OM7's quite a bit as well as beta 58's too. i also read about the om11 and that seems to be a nice mic too, but not much discussion on gearslutz about it.