-The mic is much bigger the an I5 or SM57 thus making it impractical to clip directly onto the drum. For comparison I used my favourite mic combination: Audix D6 on kick, Audix D2 on toms and Shure SM57 on snare. I believe you can also buy an SM57 with it pre-fitted with the transformer for something like $200 or $225, and I believe it would probably sound decently similar, but probably not as good. For those who like the SM 57 type of mic, I would go with the M81. Telefunken Elektroakustik recently debuted the M80, a funken competitor to the industry-standard, Shure SM57 Dynamic. Discussion in 'Backline' started by BLUElightCory, May 28, 2013. Telefunken M80-SH vs. Shure SM57 - Snare Mic Shootout! “In Ariana’s case, we tried using three very different mics on her vocals: a Telefunken M80, a Shure SM58 and a Lewitt MTP 550. For comparison I used my favourite mic combination: Audix D6 on … The M60 is a re-interpretation of the classic phantom powered FET microphone, featuring an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. The Telefunken M80 has a crisp, clear, accurate sound to it. Telefunken M80 indeed seems to resemble the sound of the old trusty Shure SM58 to a high degree; they have similar curves and behave in the same way. I've adjusted my mic technique a bit to fit the mic. The M80 is an end-address dynamic mic, intended for live vocal use but useful around the stage or studio as an instrument mic, with reports of good results on snare or guitar cab. Soloed the Telefunken blew away the other two mics. Timeless sound with TELEFUNKEN reliability in an affordable package. The main difference between it and the SM57 and even the Audix I5 is the Telefunken has a more open sound while the other two mics have a more closed in sound. The only strong difference here is that the response of the M80 has less low end, in fact the frequency chart shows that it starts rolling off at 200 Hz, whereas Shure has it a little above 100. The Heil that Bob was referring to is the Heil PR 20 [ #40 ], which has been our go-to snare mic at The Hangar (and now Panoramic) for years in lieu of the SM57. I got my Telefunken M80-SH today so I figured I'd throw it up against my favorite SM57 and see how it did. Very tight low end, quick response to transients, and wonderful clarity in the mids and highs. Whether it’s the home studio or a commercial facility, the Alchemy Microphone Series is suited for any recording environment. BLUElightCory Member. The Dynamic Series features 3 unique dynamic microphone designs, the M80, M81, and M82, in a variety of packages to accommodate nearly every application. Featuring a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities, Telefunken claims the M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for voice, instruments or drums on both stage and in the studio. She has a rather strong voice with lots of presence in the 1 to 1.6 kHz range and will often lower her voice for certain parts of songs. It's a smidge clearer than the Shure SM57, with the trade-off being it's also a bit more vulnerable to plosives. Building off many of the strengths of the M80, the TELEFUNKEN M81 retains the same minimal proximity effect, superior feedback rejection, and articulate mid-range. The renowned ELA M 251E, U47, and C12 are uncompromising reissues of their vintage predecessors; the absolute pinnacle of vacuum tube microphone technology. Fet microphone, featuring an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities and highs vs. Shure SM57 snare. 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