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Get a professional podcast sound inspired by the heralded SM7B microphone with the Shure MV7X, the analog XLR-only version of the MV7 dual-output XLR/USB mic. This is a high-quality, broadcast-style dynamic microphone designed to work with any XLR mic input, no phantom power required. The Shure MV7X fulfills the needs of anyone who desires a smooth, robust vocal sound akin to the infamous SM7B, but at a significantly lower price point.
Knowing that at-home podcasters may not have acoustic treatment in their rooms, Shure chose to utilize a cardioid polar pattern for the MV7X. This unidirectional polar response primarily picks up sound in front of the mic while greatly reducing the capture of background noise behind the mic. The built-in pop filter helps control vocal plosives without relying on an external pop screen. Sturdy metal construction makes the MV7X a rugged and dependable performer.
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.
MV7X vs MV7
The MV7X is an XLR-only version of the MV7 XLR/USB podcast microphone; it offers the same mic element and physical construction, minus the digital features. While the sonic signature is identical, the price point is even lower for users who only need the XLR 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 with a frequency response optimized for rich and natural vocal reproduction.
Works with XLR Inputs, No Power Required
Outfitted with a traditional XLR 3-pin output, the MV7X can connected to any XLR mic input, whether it's on an audio interface, an external mic preamp, or a mixer. No power source is required for the MV7X because it is a dynamic microphone, so forget about needing to engage phantom power like you would for a condenser mic.
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 integrated ready-to-mount yoke with 5/8" threading, 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.
Shure MV7X Specs
50 Hz to 16 kHz
|Intended Sound Sources|
1 x Dynamic
50 Hz to 16 kHz
2 dB at 60°
12 dB at 120°
>20 dB at 180°
-55 dBV at 1 kHz (Min Gain)
|Mounting Thread Size|
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
10.7 x 5.1 x 4.4"