Shure QLXD24/SM58 Digital Wireless Handheld Microphone System

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 50+ ratings and reviews.

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$1,099
Shure QLXD24/SM58 Digital Wireless Handheld Microphone System

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 50+ 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 QLXD24/SM58 Mic system is at the higher end of Shure's wireless mic packages.

It features a modular capsule format to easily switch between other mic types (sold separately) like the SM86, Beta58A, and Beta87A, 9 hours of operation on standard AA batteries and network features for remote monitoring and channel management via iOS or a desktop app.

Feature Overview

  • Mic frequency response: 50Hz to 18kHz
  • Receiver frequency - can be bought in the following UHF bands:
    • G50: 470MHz to 534MHz
    • H50: 534MHz to 598MHz
    • J50A: 572MHz to 608MHz + 614MHz - 616MHz
    • V50: 174MHz to 216MHz
  • Range: Up to 330 feet / 101 meters
  • One XLR output and a 1/4’’ audio output jack
  • Over 120dB of dynamic range
  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • Mac, PC, and iOS-compatible

Pros
For a high tech device, many users found that the system was easy to set up and had no problems even when the batteries were low (though it's not advisable to run wireless mics with low batteries). The sound quality of the mic and receiver combo sounded better to some people who were accustomed to wired mics. A few were also impressed with the range and how the system worked well even without line of sight.

Cons
One user noted that they received a defective unit. To avoid this problem, be sure to transact only with official Shure retailers.

Overall
Packing in a lot of range, functionality, and ease of use, the QLXD24/SM58 is an amazing pick for larger venues.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Wireless Microphone Systems.

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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.