So here's my situation: I've been using a cheap $30 computer mic for recording and finally decided to use buy a real mic. I also own two mics which I used for live performances (Sennheiser e838 and e835), and I should mention that I've never actually tried recording with them. I also took some time looking through forums to see which mic I should buy and naturally stumbled upon the SM58's, SM57's, 7's Shure mics. When I inquired a music store, I was told that condensers were the way to go (over dynamic mics) for vocals/acoustics. Money-wise, I have's the $150 to spend. So here's my style of music: Simply just acoustic and vocals. When I say 'softer vocals', I'm just implying non-rock. I guess 'alternative' is an easier way of generalizing my style of vocals. Here's a few songs I recorded for a better understanding. So here's my question: Should I just stick with the two mics I already have and hold off buying a new mic? If not, can I use either of the two mics for anything? Which mic should I look into buying if I was to buy a new mic for recording vocals? Considering my style of singing. I was under the impression that condensers were the way to go when it came to vocals/acoustic. Are dynamic mics being suggested in the forums because cheap condensers aren't worth it?