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Amazing clarity and range!-I love this mic!-I’ve been using a Shure Beta 58 for years and came across this while searching for different mics-I watched the video on how it was created and took the chance-let me tell you-it is definitely all that they say it is!-if you’re worried about the price (like I was) think about this-I had read a review on how musicians in general-either guitarists, drummers etc, would spend in the thousands of $$$ on their instruments-I know this because I have as well-but why not invest in your voice too-and in the grand scheme of things-it’s not as pricey as some of the quality instruments on the market-
I compared it next to the Beta (Mic bs Mic same EQ) and the difference was substantial-true and clear tone through a very broad range!-I had not realized that the Beta was lacking in range until I used this-highly recommend for an aspiring singer & passionate player!
This mic arrived in the Shure factory box, with no shipping container to protect the factory box, and the box was all beat up, and had a big Amazon shipping label over the Shure logo on the box. I like to keep the boxes of expensive musical gear, but this box was almost destroyed. Not to mention it was open. I am surprised the mic survived the trip. They could have at least taped it closed. I notice there are several review of this and the similar KSM9 where the packaging was no good. Amazon puts toilet paper in a shipping container, but not high end microphones.
I decided to keep it based on my experience with the cheaper but comparable SM57. The SM57 is super durable, so I expect this mic is not damaged by the poor shipping.
As far as the mic is concerned it is great, and worth the high price.
It is marketed as a stage hand held vocal mic, but I use it in my studio on a mic stand for vocals. It has a great sound to it, I will call it creamy sounding. and it is not sensitive to the singer being slightly off axis or changing distance. This is important if you need to briefly look down at your guitar, or glance at the sheet music.
I sing into it with headphones, and it has changed the way I perform, and definitely improved my recordings of my voice.
This mic is a high end dynamic microphone. I have several high end condenser mics, but I don't use them very often. They are too sensitive. They will pickup the sound of the air conditioner, birds chirping outside, the squeak in you chair, and the sound leaking from your headphones. They also will pickup the room's reverberation, so if you have an untreated room, those high end condensers will sound bad. This KSM8 has good room rejection, and that is important to me, even though my room is pretty well acoustically treated.
Shure also makes the very popular SM7B, which is another dynamic mic that costs the same as the KSM8. The SM7B is marketed for broadcast work. You seem to see it in half of all podcasts these days. And I am seeing it used for lead singers more and more. I had an SM7B and it is a great mic. I am sure on some voices it will be a better mic than the KSM8, but on my voice I prefer the KSM8. I noticed the KSM8 is more forgiving to singer's movement. Also, the SM7B is large and heavy, so you need to have a quality mic stand or it will tend to fall over. And the SM7B has a low output that requires a high gain pre amp, or a "cloudlifter". I don't recommend the cloudlifter approach of putting a cheap booster on the mic if you are trying to record professional level vocals. If you want to use a SM7B you should find a high end high gain microphone preamp that will do it justice. The KSM8 has similar output to the tried and true SM57. Of course you still want a high end pre-amp, but it does not have to have particularly high gain. So for singers, I think this mic is just lightly better than the SM7B.
So 5 stars for the mic, and 1 star for the packaging.
I've tried many dynamic mics that could fit my voice. Some had flat frequencies that sounded good but would have some bad feedback issues if my headphones were close or mics that sounded bassy and ones that I got tired to those I had to eat up the mics. My voice tends to be abit nasally and sibilance but this mic tames them quite well not to mention sounds very modern. Doesn't sound too muddy either which you can still understand someone when singing and talking but there is one slight issue like if you need to dial down for much louder sounds, can't quite hear it in my headphones ( which are beyerdynamic 770 ) but that could just be me maybe. Got this at a discount for 339 which was better than retail price 😀
Like all mics, you still have to EQ them but even after EQing this mic, there was only a small difference so there wasn't much missing out. I recommend this mic looking to mostly tame sibilance issues and don't have good mic technique and don't like too much bass in their voice. 😀
This mic comes unscrewed even if on mic stand and sound isn't clear at all. so I decided to use my old mic, update 423 dollars and yet no refund yet , I'm starting to think high dollar purchases at Amazon isn't smart, I spend an insane amount of money regularly on Amazon, but I find over priced junk like this is hard to get a refund for, im still waiting. It's been weeks.