It's an obvious choice
I bought two, but will get more. Who cares if it sounds just like an sm57? It's the end result that counts, and this mic delivers. You want it to sound just like the real deal, then buy an sm57/58 (same thing, different capsule) transformer for $7.99 and hot glue that biyatch in there. The reason why it makes noise when you touch it, and is brighter, is because it doesn't have that transformer in it. The transformer isolates the sound (cleans it up) and has a roll off (equalizer talk) around 15khz. In fact, you could easily buy 8 of these for the price of one sm57, and mod until your heart's content. There are tons of cheap transformers on the internet bay. Shure puts resin on there transformers, so you have to heat them up to get them out. That's why i would use hot glue, because it's easier to get out if you change your mind. Again, you can get an sm57 transformer for $7.99 on the internet bay. You want an sm7b? Well, it's just an sm57 in a different housing. Take apart a cheap condenser mic (bm 800 comes to mind) and throw one of these (with transformer in it) in the new housing, and presto... Sm7b. The sm57 was make as a vocal mic as well. A lot of people forget that the president (yours or mine, doesn't matter) speaks through an sm57 when giving speeches. In other words... It's cheaper to go this route, you get more bang for your buck, and you can easily make what you want with what you have. Enjoy this shiyaaat!