http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJCYh...el_video_title. when mixed properly you can sound big through a PA. the lower output isn't that extreme. ? (The secret of SM58’s durability actually lies in a thicker diaphragm, which unfortunately makes it sound rather muffled). has anybody used the om11 (the om1 reissue)? I have had quite a bit of experience with the Shure beta 58 and noticed it can be slightly prone to feedback … Audix OM-7 can be less durable than SM58 but for sure, it won’t break for no apparent reason and I bet it can survive a couple of good blows. Having just gone on a little microphone adventure with our singer and BUYING the Beta 58a, Audix OM6, Audix OM7, and Neumann KMS 105 I can honestly say that the most important thing to consider with any of these mics is the singer. I have had quite a bit of experience with the Shure beta 58 and noticed it can be slightly prone to feedback … A very loud vocalist, stage noise creeping into your vocal, or feedback. AUDIX CORPORATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE OM2, OM3, OM5, OM6, AND OM7 The OM series vocal mics from Audix have become standards in the professional audio industry. Helps give a lower, rounder voice some life. i recently borrowed a beta 58 and saw a noticeable improvement to a regular 58, but ive also read some good things about the audix om7 although i don't know anyone to borrow one from. Is there a loud stage volume mic comparable to the Neumann KMS105. The Audix OM2 is on the same level as the Sm58. What no one has mentioned (or I missed it if they did) is that the OM-7 requires a high end mixer with excellent preamps. I just switched from 58's to Sennheiser e935. However, the Sennheisers are quite different to Shures tonally. live i usually sing into a regular 58. i have tried om6 and 7. the tone is great on an om7,, it's got a certain high mid that really cuts through.. as a singer, however, it has a much smaller sweet spot. i don't run around while i sing so straying from the sweet spot is most often not an issue. I'll give you a little inside info to get a good deal on the OM3s. Physically the i5 doesn’t fail but is design is pretty basic. It is made from a cast zinc-alloy case with a mounted XLR output. The Audix OM2 is on the same level as the Sm58. They just seem to have a bit more presence and bite to them, or something that allows them to cut through a dense mix better on stage. I really love how the OM3 sound on Female vocals the Audix OM5 is great on both male and female vox. i went with one and havent been dissapointed. I have pretty much decided on replacing the 58's with Beta58 or with some model of Audix. Despite the cheap price of the mic, the Audix i5 is known to pack quite a number of features that easily make it stand out. (the e935 I mean). I just switched from 58's to Sennheiser e935. I'm looking to get a really decent live vocal mic and the Audix OM7, Sennheiser E935 and Shure beta 58 seem to be top of the pile for dynamic mics! The E935 is a tad warmer/less bright. i can appreciate the extra rejection of the audix mic's. if it comes to that, i would have to decide between the 6,7 or 11. much has been said here about the 6, but i read somewhere that the 7 is a little better (although it's output has been attenuated by an 8 to 10 db pad - i don't know if i like that) and the 11 seems like it may be better than them both, but it also cost the most $. one thing Ive found about using fancy vocal mikes (or anything other than a 58 on vocals) is that they can be a lot more hit and miss. It would outperform the SM58 in output level, feedback rejection, gain before feedback and sonic clarity. I've used the Audix OM7's quite a bit as well as beta 58's too. I do often have jobs where monitors can be challenging - tents, low ceilings, loud bands quiet singers etc. OM7 is really low gain kinda like SM7B. The price of this microphone is quite similar to that of the sm57. I haven't found the magic dynamic for that voice but an SM58 seems the best of what's in my box. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. then when the band played couldn't really hear him. As a live sound engineer, here's my thoughts. Since I knew this guy to be one of those rare house sound guys that actually cleans the mic screens, I agreed. I know some great singers are using them, but that's like having a Ferrari with no gas. Audix OM7 vs Sennheiser E935 vs Shure Beta 58? Audix i5. Through any truly pro-level console, this thing will shine in a loud rock band. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. OM5 and OM6 OM7 The OM2 and OM3 are cost effective all-purpose microphones with professional … lately, i feel like i'm having a harder time cutting through singing classic/hard rock tunes, partly because my 58 is just a bit "tired." Audix OM-7 can be less durable than SM58 but for sure, it won’t break for no apparent reason and I bet it can survive a couple of good blows. The 58 often seems quite nasal and boxy in comparison. I find the sennys flatter female voc much more than a 58. so maybe it's better suited for acoustic singer songwriter music. This will make it quite different to a Beta58 which is hypercardiod. FS Mics: Audix OM7, Shure SM58, Audio Technica MB-4K, MXL V63MBP. fyi: the om6 has a larger sweetspot than the om7 and doesn't need as much gain then the latter... om7 is great. The Ohm 7 is way better than the B58, but of course also more expensive. By aznwonderboy in forum Free Ads for Music/Recording Equipment Replies: 3 Last Post: 04-11-2006, 16:19. that is my only negative about the audix. Really you have to take into consideration stage volume and natural singing distance. I would not go with the audix for gospel. i remember seeing him live with the audix, at soundcheck the vocals sounded amazing, warm and full. om 6/7 are one of my favorite livevocal mics... if you a/b it against your sm58 you'll be ashamed that you ever used the shure. we use lots of their mics live and they are quite dependable~ good luckheh. i also read about the om11 and that seems to be a nice mic too, but not much discussion on gearslutz about it. (the e935 I mean). One difference I've noticed between the Shure and Audix mics is that to me, the Audix mics work better in live situations. I got turned on to the Audix OM7 by two different house sound engineers in the Austin, Tx area that I have tremendous respect for. 58's seem like you can get away with moving around it a little bit. OM7 . my friend sings in a metal band and lost his beta 58, he decided to give audix a shot, might have been an om7 but i'm not 100% sure, could have been om6. BUT I'm the tech of a hardcore/metal band and the shouter uses a om6 and I've never had a problem bringin his voice up front... in fact, seperation and feedbackresistance is unbelievable. I'm looking to get a really decent live vocal mic and the Audix OM7, Sennheiser E935 and Shure beta 58 seem to be top of the pile for dynamic mics! Overall. But at the same time all 3 mics you have listed are really great mics so you won't be disappointed by any of them. I think the Audix mics cut thru the mix better tho I have gotten a few complaints from sound engineers bitching about feedback. an sm58 or a beta 58 (tbh I never notice a huge difference between the 2 with live bands) seem to sound ok on everything, whereas some mikes need to be more matched with the singer to get the best result. So if you need something for the stage and studio, I'd buy a Shure, but if it's for stage only, I'd lean towards the Audix. I don't think I could take a singer seriously once I see the 58. The OM7, while sounding superb, is a mic designed to address certain issues. that would be an asset because we do tend to get loud and i'm often very close to the drums.