I’ve had cheap mic’s. I’ve had offbrand mic’s. I’ve had mic’s that came free with a microphone stand. I’ve even had mic’s that cost $50-$100. But I’m here to say that the legend is true, there is nothing in the world like a Shure SM58. It is literally indestructable. And if you do manage to kill it, it’s very easy to just head to the store and get a replacement ball or whatever you need. This is something that I can truly and honestly state as well, for me the SM 58 is much clearer, cleaner, and easier to sing through. It’s a professional microphone at an affordable price. If you sing on stage, even if only background vocals – don’t get a cheap piece of crap, spend the money one time and get an SM-58. The Shure mic will last you a decade easy.