I already have 57s and 58s, a Sennheiser 835, an AKG D5 and an SM7B, but I would like something that makes for a bit more radio-ready sound right off the … The SM58 and D5 are comparable in many ways- price, established manufacturer, overall sound quality. Sr. For performing musicians and engineers: stagecraft, engineering and gear. So need a new one. Often, but not always. New posts Trending Search forums. I'm sort of looking for a luxury SM58 for quick and easy desktop vocals. The mids & high frequencies certainly cut through more than something like an SM58, but the M80 isn't shrill. Member; Offline; Posts: 300; Re: Next step up … Logged Affiliations: Danley Sound Labs, Yamaha (MI) Steve Loewenthal. Resources. Next step up for vocal mics - Telefunken M80, AKG D7, Senn E935/E945 or condenser? by dickiefunk » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:58 am . The lots include a limited-edition 50th-anniversary Paul McCartney Shure SM58 microphone (one of just 300 made); a Telefunken M80 microphone signed by Legend; a … Latest … What's new. They do have slightly different tones, which will suit different voices. The SM58 has a woolier sound, whereas the D5 is relatively more even and clear. around, and while they are great microphones, they often end up getting replaced with a 58 when I occasionally have the time to play around and try something different. With big-name users from a wide variety of genres, from ZZ Top to Snoop Dogg and Cee Lo Green, the M80 has become a popular alternative to to the more common SM58. Media. Next step up for vocal mics - Telefunken M80, AKG D7, Senn E935/E945 or condenser? The Telefunken M80 is a dynamic microphone designed mainly for live vocal performances but boasts enough range to make it well suited for studio work as well. Buying new dynamic microphone: Telefunken M80? Supporting Membership . Home. Telefunken M80 $250Since Neumann got into the high end live mic market Telefunken another Legendary studio mic company figured they should throw their hat into the live mic ring with the M80 dynamic mic.I don’t have a ton of experience with this mic but definitely has a hi end full and crisp sound to it. Any experiences with this mic? Menu. Not very sexy or exciting, I know, and I also carry KSM9 and Telefunken M80 etc. 30 posts • Page 1 of 2 • 1, 2. New media New comments Search media. In conclusion, the M80 seems to fit my deep voice in the band mix much better than the e945 did. Print view. Our Picks for the Best Mics for Live Vocals: Telefunken m80 and Sennheiser e935 (tie) ... SM58 vs D5. Closer to the Blue encore than the Neumann or Beta 87 to my ears. Something that can do a bit of an allround job on instruments would be a nice bonus. New posts New media New media comments New resources Latest activity. Forums. Been using an SM58 for years, but I left it at the last gig and it's gone. It's got much less low-end than the e945, but that is exactly what I was looking for because the e945 had too much.