Shure SM7B - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Shure SM7B - Recommended and relevant!

According to the meta ranking published on 16 November 2022, Shure SM7B is currently recommended as a high-quality Microphone. Out of 10 expert opinions queried, Shure SM7B received 4 endorsements, from MusicTech (6 Apr 2022), Just Creative (24 Aug 2022) PianoDreamers (27 Jan 2022) and 1 other. .

No experts ranked Shure SM7B as 'the best Microphone of November'.

Compared to other most critically acclaimed Microphones, Shure SM7B ranks #5 out of 16 in November 2022, - as can be seen from the table below.

Consumer Score
In comparison:
Shure SM7B ranks #11 out of 177. It is in the top 10%.
Go to rankings
10.0
Amazing
From Seller:
  • ONE MICROPHONE FOR EVERYTHING - Studio Recording, Home Recording, Podcasting and Streaming. The SM7B Is Trusted By The Worlds Leading Vocalists, Podcasters and Streamers.
  • STUDIO VOCAL RECORDING - The SM7B’s Dynamic Cartridge With Smooth, Flat, Wide-range Frequency Response Produces Exceptionally Clean and Natural Reproduction Of Both Music and Speech.
  • PODCAST and BROADCAST - Found In The Top Podcasting Studios Around The World, The SM7B Air Suspension Shock Isolation and Pop Filter Eliminate Both Mechanical Noise And Breathiness. So Words Get Through And The Rest Stays Out Of The Mix.
  • STREAMING CONTENT - Professional Live Streaming Starts With A Microphone Capable Of Capturing Exceptionally Clean And Natural Reproduction Of Both Music And Speech. The SM7B Has Been A Pioneer In Such Abilities For Decades.
  • PROFESSIONAL XLR CONNECTION - The XLR Connection Along With An Audio Interface Allows You More Control Over The Sound — Thus A Better Overall Sound Quality. At least 60dB of gain is recommended to get that iconic warm and balanced tone most commonly associated with the SM7B.
  • CLASSIC CARDIOID PATTERN WITH UNIFORM CAPTURE - The SM7B Cardioid Pattern Is Designed To Reject Off-axis Audio, So You Can Sing Or Speak At A Comfortable Angle And It Captures The Sound, Just As You Want It, With Minimum Coloration.
  • SHIELD YOUR SOUND - We Added Advanced Electromagnetic Shielding To Defeat Hum From Computer Monitors And Other Studio Equipment.
  • CLOSE-MIKING STUDIO APPLICATIONS - The SM7B Shines When Used For Close-miking Instruments and ASMR Audio Where Warm And Smooth Full-frequencies Are A Must.
  • QUALITY IN THE DETAILS - Rugged Construction For Securing The Microphone Cartridge. Detachable Close-talk Windscreen And Switch Cover Plate Included. Bass Rolloff And Mid-range Emphasis (Presence Boost) Control With Graphic Display Of Response Setting.
  • WHAT’S IN THE BOX - Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone With One A7WS Detachable Windscreen And One RPM602 Switch Cover Plate. Free 2-year Warranty Included.
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen from the ranking below, Shure SM7B is endorsed by the critics this months, and ranks #5.
Rank Change Price Microphone
PCMag
MusicTech
PC Gamer
CNN Underscored
Tom's Guide
IGN
Just Creative
PianoDreamers
Music Grotto
Music Radar
1
- $224
Shure MV7
9
4
1
-
-
3
8
-
-
6
2
- $85
Blue Yeti
-
11
-
1
1
-
19
-
-
-
3
+1 Check price
Blue Yeti X
5
-
2
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
4
-1 $90
Rode PodMic
-
1
-
-
3
5
-
-
-
-
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November 2022 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
The best high-end microphone
24 Aug 2022 (3 months ago)
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Best known as MJ's Vocal Mic
27 Jan 2022 (10 months ago)
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A treat for vocals in untreated rooms
28 Oct 2022 (29 days ago)
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [22]

94
Total expert reviews: 22
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 14
Highest score by Music Radar
100
Average score based on 22 reviews
94
Lowest score by Music Critic
86

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Getting the Most From Your Shure SM7B Microphone
Review by Sweetwater
Very popular! 216K views!
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Shure SM7B Mic Review / Test
Review by Podcastage
Very popular! 288K views!
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Shure SM7B Microphone Review: Worth it?
Review by Manchester Music
Very popular! 199K views!
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Shure SM7B - The Best Streaming Mic?
Review by Techvania
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Shure SM7B Microphone Review And Setup
Review by The Mad Hermit
Very popular! 311K views!
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The Shure SM7B - What's So Special? My Review
Review by Geeky Nerdy Techy
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0042406088879, 8711624720749
UPC Numbers: 042406088879
Model Numbers: SM7B
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