Basically the cardioid pattern of the SM58 allows it to pick up sound primarily from the front while rejecting side noise better. Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2013. Fantastic mic. The Audix OM2 is a handheld dynamic microphone designed for live vocal use. The sound guy in me was super-afraid of the setup, but it's been great! Mine has been used heavily gig after gig. One difference between the mics is the Sennheiser had an on-off switch, where the Audix does not. Side by Side, this mic is junk. Clear editor. Read Sweetwater customer reviews for Audix OM2 Hypercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone Reviews. Had an SM58 for years and probably used it on over 200 gigs. Pinthetail If you use mic in hand-held application, they are sensitive and can be a little noisy - but in stand, holder or shock-mount - THESE ROCK!! Transducer Type DynamicFrequency Response    50 Hz  - 16 kHzPolar Pattern  Hypercardioid Output Impedance  250 ohmsSensitivity   1.7 mV / Pa @ 1kCapsule Technology   VLM Type BOff-Axis Rejection   > 25 dBMaximum SPL 140 dB Power Requirements  NoneConnector    Switchcraft male XLR connectorFinish  Zinc Alloy / Black E-coat Weight   307 g / 10.8 ounces Length   176 mm / 6.9 inches, [email protected] 503.682.6933. This microphone might not be everyone's cup of tea. With the mains at significantly higher levels than with the acoustic session I often find myself reaching for EQ to compensate for other mics being on the verge of feeding back but I found the OM2 to perform quite admirably in this respect. In other words there is an optimum position when the performance is the cleanest, with the most gain before feedback, and without popping. Starting with the solo vocal test, I began with my usual series of vocal warm-up exercises which service to work out my entire range. While no two mics sound the same and I cannot stress enough that each singer should choose the mic that best matches their respective voice the primary question in my mind was how the Audix OM2 stacked up against the competition given the other solid alternatives. This should have become the "industry standard" a long time ago. Also, the feedback is the same as Shure 48/58, all the sounds are lower like someone turned down the volume. Best sounding mic in this price range (does not sound as good as our Neumann 105's, but sounds much better than the Shure, Astatic, and EV's closer to its price range. Several friends have praised Audix vocal mics. Recently i've tried a OM2 of a friend of mine and i truly liked it. Extremely low response, the lows sound muffled and the mids/highs are grainy. For the test environment signal chain the Audix OM2 was run through a TC Helicon VoiceLive 1  to a Mackie 1604VLZ mixer into a pair of Mackie SRM450 mains. Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2012. *This product review is a courtesy of The Modern Vocalist World and is endorsed by The Vocalist Studio International. The mics sound crisp and clear and have a perfect pickup pattern. Well as luck would have it our friends in Wilsonville, Oregon have again been kind enough to bestow upon us yet another offering from their lineup. The Audix OM2 is a handheld dynamic vocal mic with a Hypercardioid polar pattern. Although each of the models have been developed at different times, they fall into 3 distinct categories. At times, I found myself wanting a bit more sparkle on the top end, but this was easily corrected with a bit of EQ. I found it to have quite a bit  more clarity and sibilance than the Shure SM58 and Rode M 1 without being harsh on S's and C's. EQ and effects were removed from the signal chain. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, should be the Made in USA industry standard, Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2016. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Started November 7, By Audix OM2 has a frequency response range of 50 Hz – 16 kHz. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This time, around we have in our only slightly greasy paws [ I promise! ]   You cannot paste images directly. Felipe Carvalho TMVJ can decidedly issue this one as recommended.