Top Rated in Live Performance Microphones

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Top rated products in Live Performance Microphones

4.9 | 2,757 customer ratings
98% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I'm a musician/singer/songwriter and produce/engineer my own music with 3 album releases, yet being independent I have no claim to commercial funding so every piece of equipment I buy is a precious investment. I bought my SM7B after much research and have done numerous audio tests in my studio, with some preliminary recordings for a
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By Raggy
I had been looking at this mic for a couple years to upgrade from my Shure SM58. Finally pulled the trigger and bought, right away I did a shootout of the SM7B vs the SM58. Obviously I knew there was going to be a difference in the sound quality, but I wanted to test exactly how much. This Mic has a really great response and it’s
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By AL Arsenault
The microphone's "natural" sound is a thud to my ears. You need to buy additional equipment and dbx processors to make it sound great. I prefer to start with a microphone that is dynamic across the spectrum BEFORE any processing takes place, I returned this Shure, spent an extra $100.00, and got the EV RE 27....huge difference
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By A. Meyer
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4.9 | 1,599 customer ratings
98% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I needed a quality, rugged mic for instrument recording and live performance that didn't cost an arm and a leg. This industry standard microphone fit the bill nicely. I already had a Sennheiser e935 but wanted another mic that I could use while playing an acoustic guitar and that didn't add as much warmth as the Sennheiser.IMPORTANT:
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By S B
I purchased this product for voice chat / streaming and I absolutely love it. I have it plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First via an inexpensive XLR cable and it sounds spectacular without picking up every single background noise like a Blue Yeti or AT2035. I had to run it through
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By Brett
This is a knock off sm-57. I have 4 other real sm-57's which I compared the sound to with all the same mixing settings. It did not sound even close to as good as a real one. It did not have the classic concave indention in the mic screen which was a round convex shape. I had to screw the body together right out of the box when those are
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By Nathanael Ivey
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4.8 | 6,638 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am so pleased with this purchase! I’ve been considering this microphone for years and finally decided to go for it after reading up more on it. I’ve been singing and recording and was becoming frustrated when I noticed static/distortion during playback when I’d hit big, high notes and a just a lot of the warmth and nuances
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By Heather L
Picked them up for live vocals. Mics are excellent. They look nice, feel nice, and put out good sound. The best description for Shure SM58's is that they are solid all-around. They aren't mind-blowingly amazing at anything (except maybe durability?), but they are solid for just about everything. I'd say these mics are the industry
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By Edwin Kim
Look, this is it. The 58 is THE microphone and has been since the 1950s. If you don’t know microphones, then the best research you can do it to go to YouTube and watch any live performance of any band or singer. Chances are, you’re going to see an SM58 (or the wireless version.). The thing is just downright iconic. The dynamic range
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By JN
4.8 | 1,425 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I didn't even know that I wanted to sound like a radio DJ on video-calls until I knew that I could. Since it's 2020 and my entire existence has been distilled to Microsoft Teams/Zoom calls for work I finally decided I'd had enough and wanted to make sure I could sound as best as possible while speaking.Plug this heavy black cylinder into
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By Billy
This microphone fits perfectly for my use case, and that is the key to making your decision... USE CASE!If you're looking for SM7B quality XLR, this ain't it. The audio difference between XLR and USB mode is essentially zero. This makes it a killer USB microphone, but a very limited XLR microphone.The software functioned perfectly and
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By Matthew G.
This is Shure trying to bait people into buying what they think is a slimmed down SM7B that they see everyone using for $250. I've used a Samson CO1U (~$100) for years and then upgraded to the Rode NT-USB (~$170). I saw this mic with the voice isolation, touch controls etc and decided to try it out. I've wanted to get the SM7B for
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By The Brady Report
4.8 | 1,239 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was looking for a mic that would enhance my vocals. I have a softer more mellow voice and needed a mic that would provide clarity and volume. I tried the sennheiser e935 and also shure sm58. The e935 was warmer and had less proximity effect. However I had to be very close to the mic to pick up my vocals and the PA would have a hissing
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By tifa3
PROS:One of the very best live vocal micsProven brandProven qualityProven dependabilityThese are used by every band/singer out there...even the big boys.Workhorse mic that does everything well.Great resell value.Includes mic stand clip and zip up carry bag.Dynamic mic, so no phantom power needed.CONS:Hard on your wallet--since it's such
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By Randroid
For years as a sound guy/DJ/Band Member I have known the Shure Beta 58A to be a superior vocal mic to the Shure SM58 which is in it's own right, a solid mic.One of the band members got this mic and it outshines the SM58s used by the rest of the band. It has an impressively bright sound, and is crystal clear. The body of the mic is robust
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By Matt
4.7 | 12,695 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I wasn’t expecting this to be such an amazing microphone. For what it is, I was extremely pleased with it. Volume is good, the ability to adjust vocal volume and music volume is seriously the best! I love how it lights up as you sing. My only “complaint” is that I wish it had a reverb function instead of the echo, but even that
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By J. A. Kaiser
I’m in love with this microphone
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By Grecia Enriquez
This is my 3rd bluetooth wireless microphone, and this one is by far the best of all! The first one I bought was from another company, but one side of speaker stopped working after a few times of use. Second one was from the same company with this item which I really liked about everything but the volume. It wasn't high enough for me at
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By Honeymacaron
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4.8 | 571 customer ratings
98% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Not much to say. With my settings, it has a VERY rich sound! Honestly, very close to a Shure SM7B, but the foam I'm using is likely to contribute to that more since it "moves" the capsule to the same relative location under foam just as the 7B does. Their capsules are very similar, but if you're using the mic in environments that are
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By Ty Brown
We have purchased two of the Shure SM-57 microphones for use at business meetings. The SM-57 is often hailed for being a great musical instrument microphone, but we are using it for speakers at a podium. We hold meetings at hotels three times per year and wanted to get reliable equipment so that we would always know we were going to be
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By Camman595
I have tested this Shure SM 57 using several different musical instruments. Acoustic guitar, harmonica and Native American flute. As far as my needs are concerned, the quality of this microphone is outstanding. Has a good strong build as well. I am quite certain that I will get many years of good service from this mic. 5
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By Jim
4.8 | 567 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Got the Super 55 Deluxe for my wife to use when rehearsing in home studio. She was using a $100 Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Cardioid and *hated* it so I decided to fix that situation. With no change other than plugging in the Shure Super 55, adjust input trim on mixer and some minor EQ, the difference in her voice was remarkable. Very even
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By YetAnotherITGuy
My friends think I’m crazy! I ordered this mic, took it apart and custom powder coated the housing bright red! The I replaced the foam windscreen inside with yellow foam. After resoldering the wires inside and putting it back together I tested it out. The clarity of this mic is AMAZING! I took a risk by taking it apart and modifying
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By Steve Thomas
Everyone loves an old school looking mic. I bought this one for a good friend, who is a bit of a crooner. The beauty of this mic is that it has old-school charm, but with a very modern sound. It sounds very much like the Shure Beta 58a and the reason for the similarity is that it uses the same capsule, which is more crisp and modern
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By Bill Ruys
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4.7 | 1,955 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought this mic for a reason most people don't have to consider. I have autoimmune diseases, and was constantly getting sick from using the DJ's mic at karaoke. Now I bring my own, and I haven't gotten sick once. (The DJ is a friend, so she doesn't mind hooking in an extra mic.)I've used SM58s for decades now, and I find the sound
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By Nicole Lambert
Whether the SM48-LC is the vocal microphone for you depends on your sensitivity to the ratio of quality to price and your personal taste in microphone characteristics. It seems to be a well made instrument, so let's jump to the chase. I spent an afternoon doing A/B comparisons between the SM48 ($30), my nearly-new SM58 ($100), and a
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By Happy Guy
I am disappointed in Shure for allowing Amazon to have WRONG information on it regarding this microphone. The adaptor is extremely important for anyone purchasing it and Shure has absolutely ZERO reference to the MALE XLR end on the mic. So I used a customer review claiming you need the male end cable which is completely wrong.Please
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By dkobuszewski
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4.8 | 510 customer ratings
97% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Lifelong vocalist / guitarist. I have fronted more than a few bands. My current (and last band) have all been using various mics since we got together about 6 months ago. My go to for years has been the indestructible Shure SM 58 Beta, and we had a Shure SM 58 and an EV something and a cheap Audio Technica (drummers...sheesh). I've had
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By 69 Les Paul
Firstly, let us begin with the direct competition: the Shure Beta58a. It's a microphone that has excellent range and dynamics, presence, excellent off-axis rejection, and good build quality. They aren't very pretty, however, but that doesn't matter all that much. For the same cost as the Beta58a, however, you can have this. The sound
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By Larscis
We are a 3 piece band. A family band. My daughter is 15, she’s got a nice contralto going without too much power. My son, 13, is adjusting from his voice change, he went from an alto to a unsettled baritone. Lots of power, though, and perfect pitch. As for me, I am a bass who can go pretty high. We do the range of songs, from
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By Olivier Garnier
4.7 | 1,408 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've been using this mic for a few weeks now and it sounds great. Another band member has a SM58 and the two are very similar. For a while we were running the output of our mixer though a peavey bandit 65 and couldn't hear a difference between the two. Our new PA just showed up and now we can tell the difference, the PGA58 pick up all
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By Ross Dickson
I was pleasantly surprised once I started singing into this microphone. I was expecting something similar to the pg 48 model since it was in the price range. I could hear a broad range of frequencies and will you barely touched the settings on the border. As far as longevity goes, we'll have to wait until a little farther down the road.
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By A. Tapia
I bought PGA58 after a long consideration to buy XM8500. It is an excellent mic for the price. The sound quality is excellent for singing voice both male and female. Handling noise is a problem. So, if you put it on mic stand then all is good. Extra pop filter helps if you sing from less than 4 inches. If you move to 6-7 inches then it
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By Fr
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4.8 | 341 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've been a die-hard "Shure" user for most of my professional career. I switched to Sennheiser a few years back, and was blown away by the difference in clarity and ease of velocity sensitivity. (You do have to get used to the change.) I had the e935's before. I bought the e945 on a whim. I was happily surprised at the
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By forrest j. wolfe
A while back I bought a Bose L1 Model II system and I fell for the old “you don’t need stage monitors with the new Bose L1 system” but I was fighting feedback problems. I realize it takes me a while to sort things out in the meantime the L1 is collecting dust. More research endless YouTube videos and Bose blogs… it seams I was
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By Gary J
I have not heard a better sounding handheld, dynamic microphone. I have heard several that may sound just as good, some of which are much less expensive, but I can't say I've heard a better sounding one.The biggest drawback I see with this microphone is it seems to have a stronger tendency to feedback than any other I've tried. I
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By Westerner
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4.8 | 327 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I own several mics. I have worked with many others. I have worked as a professional engineer and currently lead a worship band and manage the tech department of a theater. This is my standard for a vocal mic. It has clean, clear sound, excellent response yet stellar handling noise rejection, and is forgiving but transparent. I would and
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By Crater1
I've used the SM58 for years and my buddy suggested I try out Sennheiser. WOW. This mic has helped me improve my live set, and save my voice! This mic has a wider frequency responce than the sm58 (also $99.95) and a smoother eq curve so I sound more natural. the mic has a louder output than the sm58 so I don't need to push my voice as
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By Brian D.
I own both this and the E935. E935 is easily, no questions, the better mic. Buy that instead. If you can't, this is still good, but it's noticeably not as good as the E935. It doesn't quite capture the same volume and integrity of the voice compared to the
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By Marcelino Cruz
4.7 | 601 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Please read this review carefully to avoid brand/model confusion.The GLS ES57 is critiqued in this review, and compared to a Shure SM57. When you see ES57, I'm referring to the GLS mic, and when you see SM57, I'm referring to the Shure mic. I did not review the mic clip that comes with the ES57. I use my own and have several dozen mic
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By Tim M
As a guitar player with many amps that get regularly miked up, I rely on a e906 by Sennheiser and a Shure SM57 mic for my 2x12 cab and combos. I have a SM57 but figured another wouldn't hurt. I found this GLS ES57 by accident and given the price and reviews decided there was nothing to lose. Great decision!It surely is inspired by the
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By pitor
comparison to Shure SM57 below.All elements identical and music is played from a looper. I had a few margharitas first so the playing stinks. I did intenionally snap and pop strings a bit, and play harder and softer than I normally would to emphasize how the microphones respond to those dynamics.That said, for $36 the GLS sounds good.
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By Johnny Guitar
4.6 | 3,009 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've owned a few no-brand mics and I didn't realized what I was missing out on until I held one of these. This is an awesome mic. Sounds crystal clear and feels very pro. Don't listen to reviews saying it makes noise when you're handling the mic. It's barely noticeable, honestly.I bought the PGA 48 just to karaoke at home so buying one
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By Jay
I bought this because I wanted to have a home karaoke setup on a semi-low budget without sacrificing too much quality.I don't have any experience with what high-end (expensive) mics are supposed to sound like, but I do have experience with what crappy mics sound like. I am referring to the ones you use at your typical Korean karaoke
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By Allan S.
i have mics from shure that cost $150 to 200 dollars and this model sounds just as
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By richard cranium
4.6 | 2,188 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
In the video, I cover everything that comes in the box, the features that I observe, and a live mic test.Conclusion: Very good sounding microphone, watch the video for yourself to hear audio recorded directly from my mixer. Definitely a good value for the $$.The channel switching feature is very simple to use. No fumbling with trying
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By Paul
My friend is a professional MC and DJ, and I have photographed weddings during my prior career. There are two brands that consistently are recommended by my vendor contacts: namely, Sennheiser or Shure. However, not everyone can afford the more pricey microphones, and recently, I asked my friend which product he would recommend to
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By Outdoor Enthusiast | Geek | Photographer
I must say this wireless microphone system is super good. The Microphone system is super easy to set up, basically plug and play. If you have a small church or band this is a great system. I used it in our church and we have been really please with
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By Tech reviews from the bathroom
4.6 | 1,903 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've reviewed and used a LOT of microphones in my day, and I can truly say that the Samson Q2U is THE MIC people should buy, beginners or otherwise.It's got solid build qualitySounds great out of the boxProvides a clear upgrade path by supporting USB and XLRDirect monitoring via USBCan sound even better w/ post-processingRejects
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By EposVox
I haven't had this long, but WOW!! This was a M A J O R score for my home studio!! My amazing singing buddy suggested I buy a dynamic mic for home recording because it works better for vocals in rooms full of reverb than condenser mics (I have a Rode condenser mic too). After this purchase, I may not need my condenser mic anymore!! For
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By NikkoMPH
TL;DR: Excellent sound quality, requires some additional peripherals and you may need to adjust your speaking habits. You may experience a hardware quirk. Research how you plan to use it before buying.** Note 1/31/2021 **Amazon deprecated the review commenting functionality and there were a lot useful comments/responses on this review:
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By SPYKER
4.6 | 1,728 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
So, the product mount felt a bit fragile when I first examined it, but keeping in mind that I'm not going to bash the mic setup (and my camera!) against walls, I soon realized it was fine.I had read people complaining about putting the battery in, so I carefully read the instructions and was able to remove/return the battery door on an
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By Jim Mercer
I bought and returned this microphone (Rode VideoMic Pro R) and I intended to use it with my Canon 80D. I also own the Rode VideoMicro and kept that one instead.Pros:- Self powered condenser microphone with boost switch allowed me to turn down the volume on my camera so that there was less noise introduced from my camera's pre-amps.-
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By Drew
These are great mics and I've used them for years. Thew updated mounting is better than the old band system, though the fact that it sticks out isn't great for portability. I'm always afraid of crushing it .... That being said, I've yet to break it. The sound is okay for this small compact mic. I generally use it for rough b-roll sound
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By NK
4.6 | 1,612 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a very well built and sounding wireless system. The mics feel and sound great! They have a very nice presence about them. Please watch my video for allot more detail about the
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By NashvilleMommy
I have used this product for 2 gigs and haven't had to change the batteries yet! I normally don't let them go that long but wanted to see what kind of battery life I could expect from the microphones and I haven't been disappointed. I typically change batteries on my wireless guitar system after 2 shows so I plan to do that with the
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By Paul
I had low expectations for this product and have been pleasantly surprised. I've been struggling with getting decent sound at political forums where candidates answer questions in front of a crowd. The microphones on my iPhone/iPad gave very poor performance. The microphone on my Canon Vixia RF800 was even worse. I haven't done a
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By Mike Dargan
4.6 | 1,439 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I had to write a quite review for these. I am a semi-pro musician, which means I get paid to play but I don't make my whole living making music alone. I bought these because I am doing a gig that needed mics with on/off switches on them and the Shure SM58s we were using didn't have them. While Shure does make a version of the 58 with an
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By DJ
I have been an audio engineer for 10 years. I am intimately familiar with the sound characteristics and applications of the Neuman 87Ui, Shure SM57 & SM 58, and AKG Blue Line microphones. I bought this 3-pack 4 years ago and I was shocked to discover how well they perform as... DRUM MICS!!! At home, I don't have the luxury of using the
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By Archie
We ordered a package of these for a large podcast we are preparing with more guests than we usually support. We currently use Shure SM-58 mics, but I didn't want to spend that much on additional mics that I'm not sure will see regular use, so I figured I'd try these out.From an Audio perspective, they're plenty hot. Hotter than the
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By ModernThirst