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Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone (Black)

Key Features
  • Legendary Broadcast Sound in USB Format
  • USB and XLR Connections
  • Built-In Pop Filter for Plosives
  • 3.5mm Jack with Direct Monitoring
Get a professional podcast sound with audio interfaces, hard disk recorders, or direct to computers and mobile devices with the Shure MV7 Podcast Mic, styled here in black. This is a high-quality, broadcast-style dynamic microphone, one that has both a conventional XLR connection and a USB port.
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Shure MV7 Overview

  • 1Description
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  • 6Legendary Broadcast Sound
  • 7Works with Your Analog or Digital Setup
  • 8Rugged Appointments for Sound and Use
  • 9Unidirectional Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
  • 10Integrated Controls & High-Quality USB Audio
  • 11Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Monitoring with Mix Control
  • 12USB Connection Right Out of the Box
  • 13Included Software to Make Recording Easier
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Get a professional podcast sound with audio interfaces, hard disk recorders, or direct to computers and mobile devices with the Shure MV7 Podcast Mic, styled here in black. This is a high-quality, broadcast-style dynamic microphone, one that has both a conventional XLR connection and a USB port.
The Shure MV7 fulfills the needs of anyone who demands a broadcast-quality sound from their podcast microphone, no matter the setup: whether you work with an audio interface, or prefer to record directly into your computer over USB, this microphone will do the job. The mic offers a clear and present sound, extensive controls, rugged accessories, and seamless integration with the free ShurePlus MOTIV Desktop App for convenient effects right out of the gate.
This microphone is part of the B&H Virtual Mic Locker, an online tool to help our valued customers determine the sonic differences between popular microphones for podcasting and voice over work. Each microphone was recorded using a Grace Design M103 preamp into a Presonus Quantum 2626 interface.
Legendary Broadcast Sound
The mic takes its design and sonic cues from the Shure SM7B, a classic used on countless podcasts and radio broadcasts. Use the mic in close proximity to your voice and you'll find it exhibits a clear, intelligible, and high-quality sound. Optimized frequency response for rich and natural vocal reproduction
Works with Your Analog or Digital Setup
Thanks to its multiple outputs, you can use this mic with nearly any podcasting setup. The mic works with your audio interface, field recorder, mixer, or computer (over USB Mini-B) as well as select Android devices and select iOS devices. The device is also MFi-certified, however, please note this product does not currently support iPad USB-C connectivity.
Rugged Appointments for Sound and Use
Like the SM7B, the MV7 has a built-in pop filter to protect against plosives and p-pops, greatly simplifying your editing process. With its built-in ready-to-mount yoke, the mic offers a build quality that is rugged, with an all-metal construction for reliability in mission-critical circumstances.
Unidirectional Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
The mic features a unidirectional cardioid polar pattern, which is the best natural defense against room noise: since the capsule mostly captures what's directly in front of it, you won't pick up as much room noise as you would with another polar pattern. Depending on your particular room, you may still need a little room treatment, or some noise-reduction software, to address issues such as your computer's hum or your air conditioner—but the chances of that are markedly lower with a cardioid polar pattern.
Integrated Controls & High-Quality USB Audio
On the USB side, the mic provides broadcast-quality specs and intuitive functionality. Capture audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 48 kHz / 24-bit, which is the standard for editing and mixing broadcast audio. Use the integrated touch-panel interface on the mic itself to control levels, headphone volumes, monitor mix, and mic-mute.
Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Monitoring with Mix Control
The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring. Just plug a pair of headphones into the MV7's 3.5mm jack, and you'll be able to listen to your high-quality audio in all its glory. In addition to its touch-panel control surface, the mic gives you a blend knob, which comes in handy for recording music: you can use it to adjust the balance between your mic's pickup and any pre-recorded audio.
USB Connection Right Out of the Box
Two cables are included, one a USB Mini-B to USB-A, the other a USB Mini-B to USB-C.
Included Software to Make Recording Easier
The free ShurePlus MOTIV Desktop Application will let you save your own presets, enable auto-level, compression, limiting, and EQ the signal, and more. DSP modes allow you to tweak the sound on the way in.

Shure MV7 Specs

Primary Applications
Podcast, Audio for Video
Form Factor
Intended Sound Sources
Sound Field
Element Type
1 x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
End Address
High-Pass Filter
Gain Adjustment
0 to +36 dB
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
Unidirectional: 132 dB SPL
Unidirectional: 314 Ohms at 1 kHz
Unidirectional: -55 dBV at 1 kHz
Unidirectional: -47 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connector
1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Digital Output Connector
1 x Micro-USB Female (on Mic)
Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length
10' / 3.0 m (Straight)
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16 / 24-Bit
Sample Rate
Up to 44.1 / 48 kHz
OS Compatibility
*As of September, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
RAM Requirement
2 GB Minimum
Bus Power
USB / Lightning
Mounting Thread (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Construction Material
ø: 2.6 x L: 2.1" / ø: 66.5 x L: 53.6 mm (Microphone)
H: 6.5 x W: 3.6 x L: 6" / H: 164 x W: 90.2 x L: 153.6 mm (Microphone, with Mount)
1.21 lb / 0.55 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.41 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.3 x 4.9 x 4.4"

Shure MV7 Reviews

A Top Tier Triumph

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-08-02

The Shure MV7 replaced my Rode NT1A and Scarlet 2i2 3rd Gen and I couldn't be happier. The quality is exceptional and it's very convenient as I often record audiobooks while away from a studio on my travels (major wanderlust!) Recommend!

A good buy - and a fine product

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-03

I purchased this microphone based on the recommendation from my Son who uses it in a very professional manner. I've used other microphones, and compared to previous experiences, this product is superior. I recommend this to anyone who need to record or narrate their product (book or whatever). It is also good for video bloggers. I do zoom training and the quality of the audio is better using this product.


By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-17

First of all, the quality! The QUALITY IS OFF THE HOOK! (Sorry people that I was screaming at this review section). I say the quality because I'm from using Rode Video Shotgun Pro mic on my Canon 80D, so seeing this Shure MV7 mic for the first time, I was stunned by the quality has been built out of it! It almost feels like the first time I saw Dolce and Gabbana brown leather jacket with gold plate on the left chest! (Note that I used the word saw, NOT bought. It was too expensive and the quality is... ) Back to the review! Second was quality! (Seriously? Quality again?) I meant the voice quality. It so crisp that I want to listen to my voice over and over and over (I don't have great sexy voice but I just have normal Asian voice with excitement). The touch control was another part that so good to use. The touch sensor is pretty good (I think the best one is iPhone so if iPhone touch sensor is 10, this mic is 7.5). The last but not the least, the setup. It's so easy. It's getting the power source from the connection (I used USB-C on my MacBook Pro). All cables are included which is another bonus for me. So all you gotta do is plug in. PS. Those of you who are going to use tripod at your home, recommend to get thread adapter that sells in B&H unless you get your own mic stand. I bought Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black) here. But when I wanted to use on my small tripod, I needed it. Hope this review helps you to make purchasing decision. Thank you.

I use this mic daily

By Darrin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-15

I have another review that I wrote about this mic, but B&H's website doesn't appear to let me update that review. I've now been using this mic almost daily for over a year. The audio is crisp and clear, background noise is kept to a minimum, and people on the other end of the meeting/phone call give compliments on the detail that this mic captures. I used to use a condenser mic, but that also had the annoying feature of picking up a lot of 60Hz hum. This mic doesn't do that and I didn't have to make any adjustments to the room either. For the person who mentioned they couldn't fit it in a shockmount, it has one internally. That is why the mic is the size that it is. For those complaining about the USB port, mine hasn't had any issues. I accidentally bent the micro usb connector on the cheap cable they shipped with it and the mic survived just fine. The cable, on the other hand, was useless after that. I solved this problem by finding a 90 degree USB adapter so that the connector isn't pointing straight out the back of the mic. It now sits mostly flush and swiveling the mic is more likely to cause the adapter to disconnect at the other end. If your laptop, like mine, is usb-c only, don't try to buy long usb-c to usb-c cables. They are crazy expensive. Instead, try to buy a usb-c to mini or micro usb-b cable. They are much cheaper. My setup is usb-c to micro usb (10 feet), then an adapter from micro-usb to usb-c (1 inch), and then finally a short usb-c to 90 degree micro-usb adapter (6 inches).

Great quality

By Alexandra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-30

Really clear audio quality and VERY easy to set up and use regularly. Would recommend for those wanting an elevated quality level without the more hefty price tags that come with higher end models

Audio Professor and I recommend this microphone

By Christoph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

The Shure MV7 and the Shure SM7B are top of the line industry microphones. I teach podcasting / audio production, and there's a reason these microphones are prioritized in the industry. They have a nice frequency range, low noise floor optimized for dialogue, and rich fidelity that gives you professional sound. There's little EQ manipulation necessary from your DAW in post, as the signal sounds great out of the box. The MV7 in particular, is a hybrid analog/digital dynamic mic and will work with your XLR mixer/interface or plug directly in via USB. I tell my students, using this mic is almost like cheating, with very little work required in controlling your capture conditions and recording environment. Fantastic quality for any professional or home setup.

Nice....but not perfect

By Scott
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-07-17

I did a lot of research...and went with the Shure MV7. Definitely not for looks. WHY would you put such a huge logo on the side? Well, I know why, but do you really think that we want to see a huge logo on the side of your product? Sound is great...sometimes I hear a little noise bleeding in, but nothing like my old Blue Mic which was totally unusable at the end of it's life. The only complaint I have thus far is the all the PLOSIVES. The supplied windscreen is horrible. So, I purchased the Shure RK345 Windscreen for SM7B which fits perfectly and seems to be doing the also transforms the look away from a Dixie-cup.

Awesome mic

By Kolton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-14

Mic sounds clean and clear. I would purchase it again.

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What is the thread size on the mount connection? ...

What is the thread size on the mount connection? Will it fit with Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand?
Asked by: Hunter
The Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone has a yoke mount with a 5/8" thread, which is the same thread size as the Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand, so they are directly compatible for use together.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-01-26

Does this come with a tripod?

Does this come with a tripod?
Asked by: Chris
No. See accessories for compatible tripods
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-09-21

is there a shock mount that will work with the ...

is there a shock mount that will work with the MV7? and what is the best pop filter to use with it?
Asked by: Matthew
I use the windscreen on my SM7B (the thin one) and it works much better but I still have breathing and plosive issues (Ps Ts Ss) all can be a problem but yeah I like the SM7B windscreen (thin not thick) and IMO it sounds superior to the SM7B.
Answered by: Wes
Date published: 2021-02-02

If I want to use the MV7 with the Zoom H6 would I ...

If I want to use the MV7 with the Zoom H6 would I need a cloudlifter?
Asked by: andrew
A Cloudlifter is recommended, as this Mic has low sensitivity and requires a lot of gain, which may increase noise. It does depend on the Mic Pre; see below. At a sensitivity of -55 dBv, the Shure MV7 would require 55dB of gain to achieve the same level as what is "heard" by MV7 diaphram. As an example, a Focusrite Solo has Mic Pre gain of: "Up to" +56 dB this means the Mic Pre Gain would have to be fully cranked to achieve unity gain. Please note that the higher the negative dBV, the lower the sensitivity. That is, a mic with a sensitivity of -56dBV is less sensitive than a mic with a sensitivity of -38dBV, but more sensitive than a mic with a sensitivity of -65dBV. A more logical way to look at it is to think about how much gain will be required to amplify the test signal up to a level of one volt (One Volt is the "Unity Gain" number), the level as supplied "Into" the microphone.
Answered by: james
Date published: 2021-02-22

I need to have a 3.5 mm connection (to a camera). ...

I need to have a 3.5 mm connection (to a camera). What cable/adapter do I need?
Asked by: William
While it is possible to connect this mic to the 3.5mm input on a camera with this cable, BH #KOXRSM06B, the preamp of the camera would not do a great job of amplifying the signal and could introduction unwanted noise into the recording. We would recommend using a mixer/ recorder in between the mic and camera to give you a stronger mic preamp for a cleaner signal into the camera. Here's a recommendation, BH# TADR60DMKIIK.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-08-24

Is the USB bidirectional - e.g. can I hear other ...

Is the USB bidirectional - e.g. can I hear other participants on ZOOM using just this device ? (I normally use an RME firewire Interface with 2 way audio and XLR mics)
Asked by: Charles
The rear of the mic has a headphone jack that provides PC audio when connected to a PC. I am not familiar with your hardware, but hopefully, that helps you.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-12-03

What are the benefits of connecting it via XLR ...

What are the benefits of connecting it via XLR (to an audio interface) vs connecting it to the computer via USB?
Asked by: Elazar
Using the Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone's XLR output connection allows for customizing your signal chain for use with an interface of your choice and a clean recording of the microphone's audio signal. The advantage of the USB connection is the elimination of an external interface and direct connection to a computer for recording.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-12-04

Will the USB and XLR work simultaneously? For ...

Will the USB and XLR work simultaneously? For example, is it possible to use the USB and headphones for an online interview, while also recording a WAV via XLR?
Asked by: Chad
Yes, the Shure MV7 does allow you to record audio from the USB and XLR outputs at the same time.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-03-20
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