How does the SM58 differ to the Beta 58A?

Date Updated: December 11, 2019 FAQ #5517
Question:
How does the SM58 differ to the Beta 58A?
Answer:

There are several differences between the two mics. Here are the most relevant ones: Polar pattern: Beta 58A = supercardioid; SM58 = cardioid Output level: Beta 58A is 4dB hotter than SM58 Handling noise: Beta 58A has less handling noise than the SM58 Grille: Beta 58A has a hardened grille that is very difficult to dent Frequency response: Beta 58A has extended low and high end compared to SM58