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Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone (Silver)

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 silver. 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
  • 2Legendary Broadcast Sound
  • 3Works with Your Analog or Digital Setup
  • 4Rugged Appointments for Sound and Use
  • 5Unidirectional Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
  • 6Integrated Controls & High-Quality USB Audio
  • 7Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Monitoring with Mix Control
  • 8USB Connection Right Out of the Box
  • 9Included Software to Make Recording Easier

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 silver. 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.

Please note that as of right now, this product does not support iPad USB-C connectivity.
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.
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 Type-B to USB Type-A, the other a USB Mini Type-B to USB Type-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.
UPC: 042406630818

Shure MV7 Specs

Primary ApplicationsPodcast, Audio for Video
Form FactorDesktop
Intended Sound SourcesVocals
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Dynamic
Polar PatternUnidirectional
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Gain Adjustment0 to +36 dB
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPLUnidirectional: 132 dB SPL
ImpedanceUnidirectional: 314 Ohms at 1 kHz
SensitivityUnidirectional: -55 dBV at 1 kHz
Unidirectional: -47 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x Micro-USB Female (on Mic)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length10' / 3.0 m (Straight)
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion16 / 24-Bit
Sample RateUp to 44.1 / 48 kHz
OS CompatibilityAndroid
*As of September, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
RAM Requirement2 GB Minimum
Bus PowerUSB / Lightning
MountingMounting Thread (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 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)
Weight1.21 lb / 0.55 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.435 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.4 x 6.1 x 4.3"

Shure MV7 Reviews

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.

Perfect starter mic, don't overthink it

By Dominic
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-25

Do you need a mic for a podcast or voiceover that is A) studio quality sound from everywhere B) built with it's own audio interface C) portable and mobile with the option for an XLR or USB D) Comes from a brand with a strong reputation by industry pros E) all of the above. I've been using the MV7 for almost a year now and It has never failed me. XLR or USB - I travel a lot for my audio work and it slides in my backpack with the USB cable everywhere I go. It is a perfect microphone - especially at the price. It's a mic that can last you for life.


By Khachik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

The best USB microphone I've ever used. Paired with their software NVIDIA broadcast. It's 10/10. Amazing sound quality and very clean overall. I only wish it didn't have the logo on it from both sides, but that's easily fixable. Overall, for anyone looking at USB mics. This one definitely should be on your list!

Excellent All-Around Microphone for Podcasting/Livestreaming

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

I've been working with the Shure SM7b for years upon years for voiceover work, podcasts, and the occasional livestream. It sounds great (as we all know), but it requires at least 60db of clean gain from a really solid preamp, which is a pain when doing a mobile recording. Well, here comes a cheaper, better-performing alternative from Shure. The MV7! While not as wonderful-sounding as the SM7b, it still sounds amazing, it's not nearly as gain-hungry, and it even has a USB interface built-in for when you need to record something quickly or even if you need a really good mic for a livestream or Zoom meeting. Additionally, this kit comes with a really nice, lightweight Manfrotto collapsible stand, which is fantastic for a really light mobile kit. It doesn't offer the sound isolation from the tabletop that another mount might, but it's great for a portable recording kit and performs admirably. I can't say enough about this mic. It's not a replacement for the SM7b, but it's a solid cheaper alternative for other usecases. While I'll stick with the SM7b for my studio work, I now have 4 MV7's in a mobile kit for when portability supersedes sound by a little bit.

Amazing Mic

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

Bought this as a bday gift for my son who games and does the occasional podcast. His online community raved about the clarity and quality of his audio presence in their online engagements. They even marveled at how accurate it was picking up his voice even when away from his mic in his room. We were on a vacation trip to NYC and, after talking to their sales assistant and getting his recommendation, purchased this in the showroom and had it shipped (for free). If you have the chance to visit the store, you should - it's an amazing place!

So far so good -- I recommend it.

By Paulina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-03

I jut got this mic w/ stand and I like how easy it is to use. The touch modes work well thus far and the mic has good recording sound. I plugged it to my Mac book Pro and I have been able to record using audacity. I like that I can manually adjust the recording modes using the Shure APP.

mic ok but headphone bad

By aleksandr
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-05

headphone is bad sound quality. like 20 dollars cost.

Regret getting the bundle

By Diandian
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-18

The boom arm bundle was a great place but I regret it because now I have a boom arm without the integrated cable.

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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

why is the silver version cheaper than the black ...

why is the silver version cheaper than the black one?
Asked by: Andrew
B&H priced it that way, but silver and black are the same microphones just a different color. Black is more popular thats why price is a little higher. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Raul
Date published: 2021-01-03

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: 2022-04-27

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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