MV7 or MV7X: Which Mic is Right for You?

MV7 or MV7X: Which Mic is Right for You?

Podcasting has never been more popular. The MV7 Podcast Microphone first was introduced to the content creator community. It combines a jam-packed feature set with superb sound quality and ease of use. 

Are you looking for a powerful podcasting mic, but not sure if you should get the MV7 or MV7X? Not sure what's the difference? We've got the answers to your questions here. 

Let's dive into the features of MV7 and MV7X so you can determine which model is the right one for you. 

XLR or USB?

The main difference between these two mics is connectivity. The MV7 has both a XLR audio output and a USB port to plug straight into a laptop or desktop. This makes it ideal for content creators who records solo without an audio interface. 

The MV7X, on the other hand, is XLR only. It is a more affordable choice for someone who is looking to upgrade their recording rig or multiple mics at the same time. Do you have a podcast with several guests? You may want to consider the MV7X. You will require either an XLR-compatible digital recorder or an audio interface to connect to your computer. 

Voice Isolation Technology

Both mics are designed to keep the focus on your voice while blocking out any distractions. Voice Isolation Technology is built in to eliminate as much room sound out as possible. Now you can have perfect recording in imperfect rooms. Check out this video by Shawne Koh, a travel film maker, vlogger and storyteller from Singapore. He recorded some voiceovers with the Shure MV7 microphone with the Manfrotto Stand!

Perfect for Music Makers

We shared a lot about how great the MV7 is for podcasting and voiceover work, but it's also an impressive mic for vocal tracks! With its similar frequency response emphasizing vocal clarity, the MV7X is a great choice for music making creators already using an XLR setup. 

Check out this song by Zerlene 鄭潔伶 recorded using a MV7 mic. 

Better Together

The MV7 and MV7X works great together too. You can choose to mix and match this winning pair. If you already have an MV7 with USB compatibility, adding an MV7X to your gear locker means you''ll be prepared for any eventuality. You won't have to waste time in post trying to get your mics to sound consistent. You can also use the MV7's USB and XLR outputs at the same time!