Audio is so important these days. Whether you are a content creator or just need a quality mic for your next work-related meeting, an audio upgrade can make you seem more professional. Today you can get the Shure MV7X XLR microphone for just $131 at Newegg (opens in new tab) if you use the code 93XST42 during checkout. This is normally a $180 mic, but it is currently on sale for $161 at Newegg and other retailers. The code taking another $30 off is unique here and a part of Newegg's Shell Shocker deals, The Shell Shocker page features temporary price drops that change each day, so you know this deal won't last long. Not only is this price better than any other retailer, it's the best price we've ever seen.
Use code 93XST42 during checkout for maximum savings. This is a great dynamic mic that's perfect for podcasting, content creation, video voiceovers, and all that sort of stuff. The price is a new low on Amazon as well.
The MV7X is a great mic for podcasting and other forms of content creation because it uses a dynamic cartridge, a cardioid pick-up pattern, and a shock mount. This leads to maximum voice isolation so only the crystal clear sound of the words you utter are picked up. The cardioid pattern ensures devices behind the mic, like your keyboard or speakers, aren't making noises that will be picked up. Dynamic mics are also very different from condensor mics (like the Blue Yeti) and tend to be more focused on the details of your voice rather than grabbing sound from a wider area.
Since the mic uses an XLR output, that makes it easy to connect to professional interfaces like the GoXLR or the Focusrite Solo. This gives you the flexibility to adjust your audio to perfection and set it up right every time. With the right device you can even combine multiple mics or pair the recording of your voice with the recording of an instrument.
The mic is also compatible with a wide array of mic stands and even includes an extra adapter for different sizes. Shure backs up the MV7X with a two-year warranty.
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I agree with this article. I use its cousin, the SM7B, which is the $350 - $400 version of this mic and the gold standard among Shure mics for podcasting and other out-of-studio voice recording (a cardioid dynamic mic, or a multi-mic condenser with internal noise cancellation to mimic a cardioid dynamic like the Blue Yeti, are a must when recording outside a sound studio). I've not personally used this one, but I have heard from others I respect that the MV7X sounds very similar to the SM7B for straight voice work (not as versatile for music and other frequencies outside the standard speaking range). That's a great price for podcasting or other spoken voice work with sound quality rivaling the SM7B. Just be aware that this version does not have any USB connection, so you do need a mixer as the article mentions. But you'll be glad: the USB connection in a mic adds a lot of noise. The XLR connections will give you cleaner sound, even with a cheap mixer. The MV7 (no x) includes a USB-C port, but adds a bunch to the price, and for serious recording, you really don't want to go through USB. Also consider a Fethead or Cloud Lifter to boost the audio and ensure a good signal to noise ratio and dynamic range to your recording, especially if you are using a relatively cheap mixer (cheaper mixers add more noise, and if the MV7 is like the SM7B in this regard, it may need a lot of boost).
"The XLR connections will give you cleaner sound, even with a cheap mixer. " Please tell that to all the people buying gamer-y USB condenser mics with multi-pattern pickup and mediocre isolation to be used in an untreated gamer den. If they wanted sound quality over glowing LED's that sync with the game, they'd go this route. And it wouldn't even be expensive. And you wouldn't look like a teenager on Zoom calls.
Indeed. :-) To be fair to condenser mics, if you want to speak at a distance from the mic (anything resembling far field, speakerphones, etc.), you pretty have to go with condensers. Also, many of the really high-end mics are condensers, but only intended for use in a sound room, where there is no noise and dampening on the walls eliminates the reflected noise, which normally give condensers that hollow, echo sound when used at home. But yeah, if you want voice quality and are not in a sound booth, in general go cardioid dynamic (the Blue Yeti and other condensers using the same engineering model being a notable exception, but even then, I prefer the warm sound of a Shure dynamic to the Blue condenser mics). If you want a really good signal to noise ratio for near studio quality sound from your home, go dynamic with an XLR connection.
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