Created 2023-02-21 ©goVerify, Inc.
Learn how to spot a fake Shure SM58 microphone with this detailed 33 point step-by-step guide by goVerify.
A new Shure SM58 is boxed in a sturdy white cardboard box which is covered by a full-colour printed cardstock sleeve. Check the sleeve carefully for any errors in brand logos, alignment, spelling and overall finish quality. Make sure that the short side of the cardboard box contains five stickers with all relevant product information, including the serial number. Remember that real microphone boxes can accompany fake microphones.
From this angle you can clearly see how flush the Shure SM58 capsule housing sits against the microphone body. Also note how neatly the mesh grille tucks behind the two silver bands, and how the weave continues along the same trajectory above and below the middle band.
The silver metal connecting pins on a Shure SM58 are labelled, clockwise, as 1-2-3. Note the embossed Shure logo below pin 3 - check the typeface and the curved positioning. Above pin 3, note the embossed international symbol for "do not dispose". Additionally, note the position and shape of the metal positioning tab in the recessed cavity above the pins.
The Shure SM58 box contains the following Shure-branded items: a black faux leather pouch, a microphone clip and a velcro cable tie.