Shure MV7 | USB | XLR | Dynamic | Cardioid |
$249.00 $199.99 at Walmart (save $49.01)
Our favourite microphone for two years, the absolute best in the business. Shure is a beast at making high-end, professional microphones and its attempt at bringing its pro-grade sound to a slightly less pro-grade price is a home run. The only thing we're not too keen on is that it uses Micro-USB rather than Type-C, but it's well worth the investment to give your voice recordings the professional boost they deserve.
If you want to know what the best microphone for gaming, streaming and podcasting is, look no further than the Shure MV7. It's secured the top spot as our favourite microphone for over two years now and scored 92% in Jorge's MV7 review. It's a hybrid USB/XLR microphone with stunning vocal clarity, plus is plenty versatile and comes bundled with easy-to-use software. If anything, the biggest thing going against it is how expensive it is. Thanks to some great Cyber Monday microphone deals, its price point is less of an issue right now.
While it may not be sporting as big a discount as other microphones, we think any amount of money off is well worth it for a microphone that is yet to be topped in our testing, even two years down the line.
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Walmart is still the cheapest place to get your hands on the Shure MV7 microphone, going for $199.99 right now. Shure's retail price puts it at $249, giving a nice $50 discount and putting the best microphone at a sub-$200 price. It's still an investment, but it's an excellent deal for such a good microphone. You won't find it at this price anywhere else in the US, with retailers such as Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy offering a smaller discount of just $20, bringing the cost down to $224.
There's a reason Shure is the choice brand of so many musicians and other industry professionals that rely on voice clarity. It's the best of the best, and the MV7 is Shure's attempt to bring its excellent gear to content creators. Thanks to it being a hybrid USB/XLR mic, you can take advantage of both the adaptability of XLR and the flexibility of Type-B Micro inputs by recording on the go with laptops and mobile devices.
It's well worth the investment if you're looking to make your streams or podcasts sound more professional, especially now it's at $200. Even the $20 discount of other retailers is well worth the consideration if you miss the boat on Walmart's offer. It's a microphone worth every penny, offering pro-grade sound with minimal setup without the thousand-dollar pricetag to match.