jts pdm 57 mics.

  • cmay
Posted: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 21:19
I need to ask if anyone knows the microphone jts pdm 57. I got two of them at a fair price but dont have the real shure sm57 to compare them at. the dealer said they sounds almost exactly the same but I do know they most likely dont match the real shures. has anyone experience with these. thanks.


  • cmay
  • 10/15/09
  • Wed, 03/10/2010 - 20:16
thanks. I found some serious discussions on them on other forums. they seem to be so close to the shure sm57 that some people cant hear difference when used in a live situation but real pro recording studios see very large difference in them. the gain level is different and other than the durable quality of the real ones there is small sublte differences in sound and perfomance on them compared. they should be great for micking up drums like toms and snares. seen a real studio have them on the gear list for snares. I did not try record anyting yet but played around with them. they are no good for acustic guitar so I hope they works on my laney lv200 guitar amp . the price in them is half price of the shures so to mic a drumset I would rahter spend money on good vocal mics and se these cheap ones on toms and snares. I dont record drums yet. will do as soon as possible but uses the schools drums studio and mics. when I need to record stuff my self I would buy good mics for micking instruments all round usable mics and not a complete low cost drum mic set. I must be honest and say that these are great sounding for the price. but no match for real shures I can tell from looking at the discussions elsewhere. I am not into a pro recording studio anyway and cheap mics to use for micking up my amps and extra mics for vocal and percussions where they might break or get damaged since I have to transport them a lot is to prefere at the moment since I am saving up mony to buy new hd recorder. want the alesis hd24 or similar. I get some real shure sm57 later on-. maybe used to save some money-.:)


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 03/09/2010 - 06:48
I do not know these. I would check gear related sites like Gearslutz for clues...