Review: Shure MV7X – Movies Games and Tech
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If you are a Youtuber or a musician, or if you participate in podcasts, you will know how important audio quality is. As such, buying the right device can be a difficult experience. Will you go all out and break the bank to buy the best silver possible, or do you try to cut corners and make it a little more affordable? Whichever you choose, you may be disappointed. However, I don’t think that would be the case if you take the Shure MV7X microphone. This simple dynamic device is simple to set up, easy to use and has a single XLR output. Yet, does this lack of complexity compete with some of its high-end competitors?
Well, I think so! While it’s not the cheapest device on the market, it’s a phenomenal piece of kit. With crystal-clear vocal recordings and a filter that eliminates unwanted sounds and harsh clicks, it does exactly what you want and expect from a decent mic. Plus, it looks amazing and can be mounted on a compatible boom arm or stand. As a result, this is a simple to use piece of equipment that will impress from the start.
What’s in the box Shure MV7X?
- The microphone is housed in a sturdy cardboard box with a decorative outer sleeve. Immediately you could tell it was a premium product, and I couldn’t wait to open the box.
- The Shure MV7X is packed to prevent damage. Plus, it’s perfectly secure in its packaging, which helps it even more. The device has no buttons, an XLR output port on the bottom and a replaceable microphone grille. Along with this, there is a yoke bracket that can be attached to a 5/8 inch or 3/8 inch threaded bracket. It is easily adjusted and tightened using the side knobs.
- 3/8″ Euro threaded adapter. Use this adapter to connect the microphone to the stand or boom of your choice.
When you look at your next microphone, you want it to record your audio perfectly without unwanted sounds. Fortunately, the Shure MV7X does exactly that. Thanks to its voice isolation technology, it offers perfect recordings. Plus, the replaceable pickup grille eliminates unwanted room noise, hiss, and unfortunate pops from pronounced “harsh” sounds. As a result, you get that rich “radio” voice that everyone craves.
Thanks to the dynamic design, this microphone does not require phantom power. This is great if you want to simplify your setup and reduce unwanted wiring. This is further enhanced by the simple layout of the XLR cables. However, this has its setbacks. Unfortunately, Shure does not provide you with this cable, so it will increase your expense. Additionally, you will need an audio interface to record when using your PC or laptop. Along with that, with such a simple design, you’ll need to adjust your gain and other settings using a digital audio workstation. Now that’s not a problem if you’re familiar with the technology, but inexperienced artists or influencers/creators may not find it so intuitive.
A perfect musician’s tool.
With podcasting and gaming elements to one side, the Shure MV7X makes a perfect tool for musicians. Due to its dynamic qualities, it handles loud and aggressive noise incredibly well and distortion is kept to a minimum. However, you will need to return to your aforementioned DAW to adjust your settings to get the most out of it.
For smoother, quieter noises, you’ll usually consider a condenser microphone. Still, this dynamic microphone does a great job of bringing out those fine, often-missed sounds. Subsequently, the Shure MV7X is a great tool if you are recording acoustic instruments. Therefore, if you are a musician who uses many instruments, this versatile microphone will perfectly capture your sound.
Is the Shure MV7X worth it?
Priced at £179.99, it’s not the cheapest microphone on the market. However, you get an extremely good device for your money. With a replaceable mic grid, the ability to attach it to a tripod or boom arm, and its lack of buttons make it an attractive prospect. Plus, its sound quality is amazing. It can be used for a huge selection of instruments with no problem and requires no additional power supply.
Along with that, the voice recording element has got to be one of the best I’ve ever experienced! The lack of background noise, distortion and annoying harsh sounds was brilliant. Compared either to ROCCAT torch or the Micro Ampligame A8, the sound recording is out of this world. However, these microphones are easier to set up and will be more appealing to inexperienced creators or musicians.
If you want a professional microphone that looks amazing, feels great, and is built to last, then the Shure MV7X should be seriously considered. Yes, the lack of built-in controls and buttons can be a little frustrating, but that’s a minor thing. After all, most people have a laptop or PC nearby when recording. As a result, the few minor things are more than outweighed by the positives, and I can easily recommend you buy it. here!
(More information on Shure can be found here!)