I am not a karaoke person, not because I can't sing, (ahem!) but the other day I went along to a karaoke session at a friend's home. She does have a very good karaoke set, I have to say, but unfortunately in the middle of it, one of the mics broke or rather quit on us. See the importance of a good piece of equipment or gadget?
I wonder if she would go for the sm57 which I told her about. Not sure if it is compatible with her karaoke set. The website says it is a reliable workhorse onstage and in the studio. Maybe I will forward her the site.
If you are interested, the Shure SM57 is one of the most popular professional instrument microphones of all time. The dynamic SM57 mic performs reliably delivering natural sound night after night. Its durable, bulletproof design stands up to road travel and abuse. Perfectly at home in the studio too.
For the technically-literate, the Shure SM57 boasts wide frequency response (40Hz-15kHz) and a tight cardioid polar pattern that are ideal for close-in speaker miking. I suppose all these apply more for studio recording, but you never know till you find out. It receives good reviews too. Here is how it looks like..