The Shure SM7B is a microphone with a big reputation. Some of the top podcasters, YouTubers and Twitch streamers on the planet use the Shure SM7B, and not because of some fancy brand name or flexing with expensive gear.
They use it because it's that damn good. And right now you can take advantage of an early Black Friday deal on the Shure SM7B (opens in new tab) to up your own content creation game and save $40 in the process. Considering the usual asking price is $400, any discount is one worth taking full advantage of.
The Shure SM7B is a dynamic microphone that connects using an XLR cable. This does mean that you'll also need an audio interface of some kind to hook it up to your PC, such as the Focusrite Scarlett series or the TC Helicon GoXLR family. There's some setup to do as well, but the time you spend getting the SM7B to sound just right will be hugely rewarding.
The Shure SM7B is designed to eliminate off-axis noise, leaving your vocals crisp and clear, and its innovative mount and included pop filter will ensure that bumps and knocks to your desk won't be transmitted to your viewers. The SM7B doesn't require phantom power to operate, but Shure does recommend at least 60db of gain to get the warm, balanced tone that this microphone is so well known for.
Getting the best microphone for streaming can be expensive and the Shure SM7B is still a serious investment, which makes a discount well worth taking advantage of. And with a two year warranty you get added peace of mind, not that you should need it since the Shure SM7B is built like a tank.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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