BTW, the reason I mentioned this in the first place was for the XLR issue, not this mic. If I had to do it over again, I think I would try the SM58 as the Archangel is suggesting.2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good starter mike, January 2, 2011
This review is from: Shure PG58-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with XLR-to-XLR Cable (Electronics)
I used this mike for a really long while, to practice vocals at home for a spoken word and music project I was doing for a couple years. It's a Shure so it's good! But when you upgrade eventually to, say, the legendary SM58 or any of the Beta models, you will notice a SIGNIFICANT boost in power... Consider these other options if you're looking to record or perform for a live audience. Still, the PG58 is definitely great as an intro mike. And probably the best for the price!
Also, I'm still not 100% sure I'm getting the most out of this mic yet.