GLS Audio ES-58 Dynamic Mic (No on/off switch) (Discontinued)

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$30
GLS Audio ES-58 Dynamic Mic

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 100+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The GLS Audio ES-58 is said to be based on the popular SM58 vocal microphone.

While it leaves a lot to speculation, several reviews and user tests indicate that their similarities run more than skin deep.

Nevertheless, the ES-58 comes in at a lower price point than the legendary Shure SM58.

Specifications:

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz-15KHz
  • Impedance: 300 ohms at 1KHz
  • Applications: Live and recorded vocals or speech

Pros
GLS Audio has enough confidence in this mic to offer a refund guarantee for those who aren't happy with it. We tried scouring reviews to see an actual return but we found none. Most of the commendations point to its overall quality, which exceeds what they expected given its price.

Cons
Some experienced users pointed out minute differences between this mic and an original Shure SM58. Purchasing the mic with the expectation of it being exactly like the microphone led to the disappointment of a few users.

Overall
The GLS Audio ES-58 is good news for those with budget constraints. While it may not be hot on the heels of the Shure SM58, it has a sound of its own and at this price, it is hard to beat.

Unfortunately this is no longer available in stores but you can see highly rated alternatives in our guide to The Best Cheap Microphones Under $50.

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An audio engineer of 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.