Behringer SL 75C Dynamic Mic: A Shure SM57 Clone?

Following the recent microphone announcements of B 906 and BA 10A, Behringer launched its new SL 75C dynamic mic (check current price) that pretty much seems like a Shure SM57 clone. Will it be able to compete with the evergreen SM57?

Due to the cardioid polar pattern, this new Behringer SL 75C dynamic mic is able to reject the background noise to prevent feedback issues. As a result, you get a clean sound with barely-audible bleed from the surrounding instruments. Additionally, SL 75C incorporates a wind and pop noise filter that prevents issues like wind noise and plosives.

In terms of sound, this SM57 clone will work best for instrument applications such as drums and guitars or guitar amps. According to the company, the smooth mid-frequency presence of the Behringer SL 75C mic works great with vocals as well.

Just like SM57, the new SL 75C microphone features a solid rugged construction to withstand rough use. Also, it covers a wide frequency spectrum to deliver a transparent sound. Since it features a high signal output, you don’t need to push the gain too far to achieve a desirable sound.

To connect to this microphone, you will need a 3 pin XLR connection. Since it is a dynamic mic, it doesn’t require phantom power to operate.

Difference in terms of Sound between Behringer SL 75C vs Shure SM57:

In terms of sound, Shure SL 75C does sound somewhat like SM57 but not exactly. The tonal characteristics are quite similar. But if you have a lot of experience with SM57, you’ll notice that the transient response is not the same. The SL 75C also boosts the high-mids a little more than the SM57. At lower frequencies, Shure SM57 sounds more accurate whereas the Behringer SL 75C sounds a bit muddy. With a little EQ tweaking, you cannot tell the difference in sound very easily. Considering the price, Behringer surely impresses a lot. It is almost 3 times cheaper than the SM57.

What’s Included?

Along with the Behringer SL 75C dynamic microphone, you also get a shock mount system that prevents floor and handling noise. In addition, the company also provides a microphone stand adapter as well as a robust hard case.

Pricing and Availability: Behringer SL 75C vs Shure SM57

Check out the current price and availability for the Behringer SL75C dynamic microphone.

Check out the current price and availability for the Shure SM57 dynamic microphone.

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Ishaan Sarna

Founder of Soundelicit.com, Technoiser.com, and Isolapse.com. Music Producer by profession and also a Tech Enthusiast.