Shure MV7 vs Rode PodMic

So finally, today’s the day.

I bought myself a USB microphone. The Shure MV7. Actually, a dual USB / XLR microphone. I did a quick comparison with the Rode PodMic, which you can listen to in this short video:

Here is the transcript of the video:

So finally, today’s the day.

I bought myself a USB microphone. The Shure MV7. Actually, a dual USB / XLR microphone, but what you are now listening to, is the XLR version of that microphone or the XLR output of this microphone, which is connected to a Sound Devices MixPre-3 mk II.

Gain is set to 67 dB, high-pass filter of 100 Hz applied.

NoiseAssist plugin is enabled at -6 dB, because I’m recording here in my living room with actually no sound treatment at all.

So that the whole thing will not become too dry. I will be comparing it to another mic.

The Rode PodMic, which you’re listening to right now.

Gain is set at 65 dB, high-pass filter is also set at 100 Hz. NoiseAssist is enabled at -6 dB.

And, maybe the main difference:

The Rode PodMic has an integrated pop screen, which is only sort of effective;

and the Shure MV7 has the wind foam on top of it, which of course was installed.

So, what do you think? Any differences in sound? What microphone does sound better to you?

Published by Ronald Rink

I am a senior auditor and consultant at d-fens for business processes and information systems.

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