Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone for Broadcast, Podcast & Recording, XLR Studio Mic for Music & Speech, Wide-Range Frequency, Warm & Smooth Sound, Rugged Construction, Detachable Windscreen – Black

Weight: 921 g
Dimensions: 33.78 x 18.29 x 12.19 cm; 921 Grams
Model: SM7B
Colour: Black
Colour: Black

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142 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    All around great! Just know if you don’t have a powerful interface you will need a cloud lifter.

  2. EzekielMichels says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    THIS microphone cannot be touched by any other brand. It is the Ponce de Leon of broadcast technology.o

  3. ReynaGregorio says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    Love these microphones! So clear!

  4. Surviving and thriving on pennies says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    I have no idea how to review this because I bought it for someone else as a gift flow what I can tell on their streams it sounds amazing, super crisp and clean. Maybe someday I’ll actually purchase one for myself.

  5. Jason England says:

     Italy 🇮🇹

    Nel mio canale YouTube: Luca vitiello potete sentire la qualit audio

  6. Anonymous says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    The best for your buck!!

    This is a long time favorite of mine, it holds up super well & the quality is amazing. Definitely worth the money.

  7. Anonymous says:

     Italy 🇮🇹

    Non ho nulla di negativo da dire a riguardo ne vale la pena acquistarlo anzi magari acquistando questo microfono evitate spesse aggiuntive per ricambio o altro per quanto riguarda altri tipi di microfoni

  8. Anonymous says:

     Italy 🇮🇹

    incredibile la qualit e sopratutto la praticit di questo microfono

  9. Anonymous says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    Without putting too fine a point on it, you can get just about the same sound from an SM58 that is equipped with a decent windscreen. It does have a form factor that is conducive to podcasting, but it’s both a poorer performer and larger that it needs to be, given what’s available today.

    Having said that, it’s essentially a luxury product, it does something very specific, people understand what this specific thing is, the question is whether it’s worth that money to you.

  10. LyleYAJqlo says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    I’ve used mics from a headset to a audiotechnica at2020 just for some background & this mic just sounds really good! I use this with a GOXLR I also fine tuned it by watching some youtube videos & tweaking it to my liking. Heavy price but at the end of the day it’s an investment into a potential future.

  11. Anonymous says:

     United States

    Before I had a Razer Seiren Elite, it sounded good but always had problems with clipping and background noise. The same with the Blue Yeti, so much background Noise, even with low volume.

    Now with SM7B all the noise is gone, my voice sound superb, strong and clean!!

    From USB Mic to XLR

  12. Adam Waheed says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    I’ve had this mic for a good while now and I don’t regret buying it at all! It sounds great on my voice and it’s high quality. I think my biggest gripe is spending so much on a microphone that I don’t really need for professional use right now. Perhaps in the future when I need to do voice recordings for videos or a podcast, but for now I’m using it casually and I don’t regret it either. I’m thoroughly happy with it 🙂

  13. Laura Binder says:

     United States

    The microphone started out being very quiet but i realize now it’s because i had a bad audio interface, if it comes and it’s very quiet for you just do some research and there should he some affordable options. although, once you get that issue figured out the quality is incredible.

  14. Anonymous says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    This is the best microphone that money can buy, that being said it is a little pricey at $400. THAT’S JUST FOR THE MICROPHONE. The microphone will not work out of the box unless you have an XLR cable, an Audio Interface, and a microphone arm to hold the actual microphone. Once you have everything set up and you start to use the mic, you will see that it is indeed a beautiful microphone and you will have no complaints. The quality of sound is impeccable and the build quality is very solid. I only wish it was $300 instead of $400 but oh well.

  15. AddieBlankenshi says:


    Wer dieses Mic kauft, wei in der Regel warum und wozu Er/Sie es kauft.
    Einige werden sich sicherlich fragen warum ich nur 4 Sterne gebe.
    Das liegt daran, das es sich mit einem AKG c214 messen musste.

    Das Shure SM7B klingt vielleicht etwas Satter, und der untere Krper der Stimme kommt deutlicher zum Vorschein aber in den Hhen verliert es an Sanftheit und Geschmeidigkeit.
    Was fr den eigentlich Aufnahmebereiche des SM7B eigentlich unerheblich, jedoch nicht in Anbetracht, dass man dafr ein Mikrophone Vorverstrker haben sollte.

    Wenn man das addiert Mic SM7B 360 + Vorverstrker 55 Vorverstrker ist man in der Summe bei 415 Euro, fr 300 bis 320 bekomme ich aber ein AKG c214 welches sich mit dem 48v Phantomspeisung des USB Audiointerface begngt, welches bei weichen und sanften Stimmen die gleiche bis bessere Qualitt liefert.

    Aber zurck zum Shure SM7B, Baubedingt nimmt es aber wesentlicher weniger Raumklang mit auf bzw. wesentlicher leiser, fr Rap/Sprache/Podcaste und Instrumente kann es daher die bessere Wahl sein.
    Da es somit S und zisch Laute weniger stark aufnimmt.
    Ich selbst kenne einen Studio Betreiber der dieses Mikrophone fr seine Snger/Rapper verwendet und damit Mainstream Songs produziert.

    Dieses Mikrophone ist sehr gut, es bentigt jedoch ein weiteren Mikrophone Vorverstrker oder eine Mischkonsole, wo sich zustzlich Gain hinzufgen lsst.
    Und das Steinberg UR824 USB 2.0 oder das UR22C soweie UR22 MK II sind gute Audiointerfaces mit dem man dieses Mic benutzt wird.

    Wer, Zuhause in nicht Soundoptimierten Rumen aufnimmt, wird mit dem SM7B sehr glcklich sein.
    Wer jedoch (wie ich) eine eigene Booth besitzt und darin aufnimmt, sollte bei 360 andere Mikrophone in Betracht ziehen.

  16. Anonymous says:


    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersEs el mejor microgono que e tenido en mi vida, eso si… no lo compres suelto, necesitas un amplificador para usarlo y convertirlo en USB para 3l PC yo uso el amplificador de El Gato que no es lo mejor pero saca una calidad de audio sin distorsin alguna grites o no cerca del micro.
    Lo recomiendo encarecidamente mente si te vas a tomar el tema de Streaming o YouTube en serio ya que es una inversin cara ( pero merece la pena ) la calidad es insuperable.

    Lo mejor de lo mejo

  17. GingerWilley says:

     United Kingdom

    This was purchased for my son to replace a blue yeti as he wanted a more professional mic for live streaming. My son is very happy with it.

  18. Anonymous says:


    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersEssa a segunda unidade que compro do Shure SM7b, pretendo comprar mais dois (2).
    O microfone ideal para estdios de rdios, voice over, podcast e at para canto.
    O shure SM7b no um microfone fcil de ser operar e tambm um equipamento caro,
    mas se voc busca qualidade, esse microfone Top.

    Esse é o segundo que compro

  19. Anonymous says:


    Where do I begin? This mic is legendary, and that signature, warm rich sound capture is what I believe launched my audiobook narration career! I have a mid range, rather sibilant and naturally plosive voice. I tried a lower priced podcast style mic, but it didn’t really complement my voice, even with eq and enhancement during mastering.
    I was not getting any response to my auditions, so after himming and hawing about the price, and reading endless reviews here and elsewhere, I pulled the trigger and bought this mic.
    Wow! A match made in heaven! This mic was made for my voice. I started recording auditions with it, and bam! I got my first audiobook job, with several other interested offers! Was it the mic, and its signature warm sound that complemented my voice? Maybe.. !
    You will need a cloud lifter like a Fethead, which I use to get some real good gain into your interface.
    This extra gain keeps the noise floor down, so you don’t have to ram the levels up to get good db into your daw.
    Also, this mic has amazing emi and rfi rejection. Very low noise, compared to the lower priced podcast mic I used previously, which I had to remove hum noise from in post with a denoise plugin. Even in less imperfect recording areas with some room reverb, this mic can tame that. Great background rejection.

    Love this mic, thanks Shure! Awesome product.

  20. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very good audio but needs a lot of gain to get the best out of i

  21. WendellPaterson says:


    There are so many great things to say about this mic from build, sound, and 2 pop filters you cant go wrong.

    It is expensive considering you need a good pre amp or a cloud lifter plus pre amp which puts the price tag much higher. Regardless you need to add $250-300 to the price tag if you dont have the other equipment. I personally bought this in hopes i wouldn’t have to sound treat my basement and unfortunately for me it changes nothing from my current Shure MV7.

    I suggest the Elgato Wave XLR with the Shure SM7b as it saves you on the cloud lifter and its a very good product as well.

  22. PhillipF71 says:

     United Kingdom

    Lovely microphone. At first i though it would be intrusive as I was useted to my AT2035 being above and out of the way, but the mic is slender and feels natural when its close to your mouth.

    Sound quality is brilliant. Comparing this to the cheaper AT2035, the quality is very close. AT2035 has a brighter oresance, but the SM7B has a warmer bommier presence. This can be changed with the SM7B with a presence boost to make your voice brighter, with a low end cut off to stop the boominess.

    If you have the money this is a fantastic microphone, you dont need any mic activator or lifter as long as you get the right audio interface.

    Now if you have less money, take a look at the AT2035, its a good starter mic.

  23. ElvaMannsdhugt says:


    I was looking for the best microphone to replace an existing 3 year old mic and this will be the very last. The sound quality and the sensitivity are excellent with the use of a cloud lifter to boost the sound signal. The quality of personal recordings (vocals and backing tracks) has never been better. This latest mic set up is going to allow quality personal recordings for years to come. A rather pricy item to be amortized over a number of years down the road. I can only recommend the use of this microphone to be complemented with a cloud lifter.

  24. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    As a dynamic mic, the sound quality is outstanding. The recording level will be quite low, however, if your mixer/audio interface does not have large amounts of gain on tap. Even if you do have sufficient gain, a Fethead or similar ‘mic activator’ is worth obtaining as the noise floor is lower than cranking your cheap audio interface.

    But once you’re set up with all that this is a very easy mic to use. Rich, radio-ready spoken word tones, with little need to shape EQ. Any voice, male or female, is pleasantly flattered. Noise rejection is impressive too, making this a much better bet for recording in typical untreated domestic spaces than a condenser. That said, it can be just as rich as a condenser and does not sound like your typical ‘SM58-style’ dynamic.

    I will keep mine. But I’m not using it for my current podcasting. Why? Because I standardised on Rode Procasters for me and my guests. They are less than half the price and still have a broadcast ready sound that, while not as dreamy as the Shure, is close and can be EQd to perfection. I simply have EQ and compression set on a Logic template I created and it’s largely press record and go.

    In an ideal world, or if I had no budgetary restraints, I’d go for 3 to 4 of these Shures. They are used in studios the world over so why not. If you are just starting your recording journey there are cheaper ways to get a perfectly professional sound—even from 40 cheap ‘copy’ condensers. But for me, the Procaster is a great convenient happy medium.

  25. RoniVTUgmfbjtze says:

     United Kingdom

    I make programming youtube videos. I was previously using a blue yeti microphone to record my audio, but that picked up a lot of background noise.

    This microphone has incredibly clean audio and doesn’t really pick up much background noise, even my (loud) keyboard.

    You do have to talk pretty loudly and directly into it though, your lips should nearly be touching it for best effect. And you’ll likely have to amplify the audio post-recording as it is a little quiet.

    Overall amazing microphone and well worth the money. Had I known it would be this good I would have bought it to begin with.

  26. Anonymous says:

     France 🇫🇷

    Golden Review Award: 13 From Our UsersCela fait quelques mois que j’utilise ce microphone coupl une GO XLR et un FetHead (setup classique pour streamer ou youtube). La qualit est trs bonne, nanmoins avant le FetHead j’avais des bruits de fond gnants, on entendait mon ordinateur, maintenant cela va beaucoup mieux.

    Ne ngligez VRAIMENT pas l’quipement derrire qui est limite plus important que le micro, je parle de la carte son, du pr-ampli… Avec une Helicon TC GO XLR cela fonctionne bien, mais il s’agit l du minimum syndical.

    La qualit de la voix est chaleureuse, et l’norme avantage de ce micro rside dans l’isolation du sujet, j’avais auparavant un micro condensateur AT2020+ et on entend clairement la diffrence entre les deux, non pas ncessairement sur la qualit, mais sur cette isolation bien plus efficace.

    A conseiller pour ceux qui souhaitent un excellent micro et qui peuvent investir dans du bon matriel derrire sans pour autant traiter compltement la pice acoustiquement parlant.

    Si mon avis vous a t utile, n’hsitez pas liker, si vous avez des questions, je suis l pour y rpondre. 🙂

  27. LucieGooden says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    Many people will argue that other cheaper mics can do the same job or better with varied equipment or varied EQs or plug-ins. This is true for many things in the world. A sports car can be beaten by a budget car if fitted with the right tires and engine.

    When you work professionally time spent can often translate to time wasted and out of the box this microphone delivers. Something that seems to be overlooked is that yes you can make lesser mics better to match the SM7B but you can also spend time and conversely make the SM7B better.

    The mic has better dynamics and more headroom to work with so if out of the box isn’t good enough for you, work on your setup and tune it to fit your studio needs.

    At the end of the day it is popular to hate on popular products but many forget that products don’t always become popular for no reason and it’s usually because they’re doing something right.

    The included 2 mounts are also useful if you want to have 2 different setups we have one drilled into a permanent desk setup and the clamp mount is perfect for travel setups.

  28. Sonja9677pmajcfp says:

     United Kingdom

    This Mic is used by almost everyone in music, podcast, radio and at home. You would find the SM7B involved in professional work. The built quality is super nice and feels heavy and you know it’s quality.It’s a beautiful mic with a fantastic low soothing sound. It is just gives the voive one of them tones that are always welcome and doesn’t irritate you. You need a very good interface to output the signal and perhaps invest in a cloud lifter as well to give the mic an extra gain 10db with no clarity loss to make it sound even more wonderful. It is a bit pricey for a reason as it just works in any environment even though a well treated room makes it shine.

    That one Mic that everyone loves and it is for a reaso

  29. Cameron Woodhead says:

     United States 🇺🇸

    I use this microphone for recording music in a small home-studio. Before this mic, I had two other options: the trusty and very affordable Shure sm58 (about $100, and it’s basically a 57 with a pop screen) and a cheap condenser mic I got for about $80-$100 (cant remember the manufacturer. At best, it’s somewhat decent for recording vocals.).

    I got by with these two mics for a good while. Anything I couldn’t use the sm58 on, I could usually use the cheapo condenser instead. Best part ks these teo mics was under $200. A great starting point for a new studio space.

    I started seafching for a new condenser mic as an upgrade. Unfortunately, it seems like there are only two price ranges available. Cheap mics for under $200. And excellent mics between about $600 and $5000.

    The sm7b is a bit odd. It stands out for many reasons. First of all, the price. This thing has, without a doubt, better sound anything xonpared to suthbt under $200. It is better than some mics in the $600+ range, but not most of them.

  30. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Had the SM7B on a watchlist on price for a very long time. Finally hit under 300 quid so bought two…I know there isn’t much logic there!

    Obviously requires a lot of juice so my Focusrite Preamp needed Fetheads to up the Db level to actually hear something, but they are great. I use them for podcasts, and singing through. Recently set both up to record an acoustic guitar song too, spot on.

    I know they get a bad wrap from sound buffs, but from someone who has owned Rode Procasters, Rode NT2, Blue Yeti, and a 4 mic from the local computer shop, when you do more than basic recording ( as in apply effects etc), they really show why they are top banana microphones.

  31. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I have used the EV RE-20, the Neumann U87 and the Sennheiser MD-421 but I keep coming back to the Shure because this mic sounds consistently warm and authentic. I use it with the Universal Audio 6176.

  32. Anonymous says:


    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersUne qualit exceptionnelle !

    J’avais un blue yeti avant et l c’est le jour et la nuit.
    Je l’utilise en voix off et mme en tournage face cam. C’est un vrai plaisir de l’utiliser.

    L’effet anti-pop est exceptionnel.

    Le seul dfaut c’est le prix tant donn qu’il faut tout un setup pour l’utiliser ct.
    D’ailleurs je trouve qu’ un tel prix ils pourraient offrir le cble XLR dans la boite par exemple.

    En tous cas je recommande, c’est un achat fiable et de qualit qui peut difficilement dcevoir.

  33. Anonymous says:


    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersMicrofono eccezionale. Non c’ nulla di meglio. I problemi sono 2: Costo elevato e la necessit di un mixer che lo regga (ha il cavo XLR quindi non si pu collegare al pc normalmente). Anche il mixer dovr essere di buona qualit perch se economico e/o scadente non si sentir l’audio del microfono ( affamato di Gain e serve un mixer che possa darglielo). Manca il cavo XLR nella confezione che dovrai acquistare a parte. Tolto il lato “spesa grossa” per il resto eccezionale.

  34. Susan29Ygljfat says:

     Germany 🇩🇪

    Man muss vorweg sagen, das Mikrofon bentigt als dynamisches Mikrofon einen gewissen gain.
    Ein preamp ist hier unabdingbar, ich habe statt zum cloudlifter, zum SE electronics DM1 gegriffen.
    Ohne preamp wird es wahrscheinlich gar nicht erst funktionieren oder, zumindest ohne guten preamp, ziemlich rauschen.

    Dann muss man sich selbst hinterfragen was man damit anstellen mchte,
    ich habe 2 Stck bestellt.
    Ein Mikrofon hngt bei mir in der Booth wenn ich Rapper recorde oder Snger, die etwas lauter unterwegs sind.
    So in der Richtung Rock / Metal, alles andere wird mit einem Kondensatormikrofon erledigt.

    Das zweite hngt bei befreundeten Streamern – die es sich explizit gewnscht hatten.
    An der Stelle wrde ich sagen, ist das Mikrofon Perlen vor die Sue.
    Ich wrde auf andere Lsungen von shure bauen – einfach weil man vermutlich das gleiche Ergebnis mit weniger Geldaufwand erreichen knnte.

    Zum Mikrofon selbst gibt es nicht viel zu sagen, wer hier danach sucht wird vermutlich einiges darber gehrt und sich bereits informiert haben.

    Ich verwende es an einem Universal audio Interface, verwende meistens das Avalon unison plugin und erziele die gewnschten Ergebnisse.
    Der Klang ist sehr neutral, die Aufnahme klingt schon fast so als wrde man “angesprochen” werden, dadurch lsst es im mixing eine Menge Mglichkeiten.

    Ich werde noch ein zweites Mikrofon bestellen um im Zweifelsfall ein Stereopaar zu haben. Klare Kaufempfehlung.

  35. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersWhat else can you say the internet is full of reviews of this microphone. Works for me but please don’t be obsessed with it, especially if you’re a beginner in the world of stream/YT/podcasting. I found my voice sound pretty similar on Neewer 800 mic (40) plus Beringher U800 console (60) and cheap cables. So yes it’s good, yes it’s rewarding but got go crazy about it. First, try different mics (especially that if you buy with Amzon as you can always send them back) before you will make over 300 investme

  36. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’m delighted I done my research, reviewed plenty of options but deciding to spend a significant amount more and go for the professional audio setup with the Shure SM7B.

    I managed to get the microphone on a Black Friday deal which swayed it for me. Still expensive after purchasing the additional sound mixer, shure extender bracket to fit the Rode PSA1 boom arm but after hearing the quality and receiving compliments on how great it sounded, I’m very happy with the purchase.

  37. Fraser Simpson says:

     United Kingdom

    This microphone is the best quality! Wanted this mic for ages and after finally getting it, it’s lived up to the hype! One thing I will say, when attaching the golden adapter for boom arms, make sure to screw it in the right way! I put it in the wrong way and it’s now stuck… So getting a replacement (my bad). But other than that it’s a solid microphone! Goes perfect with the GoXLR Mini!

  38. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It was always my dream to make my first ever album recording as a solo singer using the Shure sm7b microphone, and follow in the footsteps of so many of my heros who have also had the pleasure of recording using this superb piece of equipment. And what a great surprise it was as my wife had ordered it for me and gifted to me just before I walked into the recording studio to record. I would recommend this microphone to anybody. I have also used it as a live stage mic and it sounds absolutely perfect, but please make sure you add the cloudfillter for that little bit extra oompah!!! When you have spent so much on the microphone to start with, it just makes sense to add it and reap its full benefits, with at least an extra 20 dbs more sound.

    Shure sm7b !!! What more is there to say!!

  39. Anonymous says:


    Devo ammettere che mi ha sbalordito.
    Io lo uso per cantare ma va benissimo anche per il pod casting.

    Nitidezza del suono eccezionale, nessun fruscio fastidioso, suono che rispecchia perfettamente la realt, cattura tutte le frequenze della voce.

    Unico “difetto” se si pu chiamare tale che va accompagnato ad un pre amplificatore vocale altrimenti si fa fatica a sentirsi in cuffia. Ma a parte questo davvero eccezionale mai speso i miei soldi in modo migliore

  40. Anonymous says:


    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersMicrofono in assoluto eccezionale. In termini relativi, dipende. Lo utilizzo per registrare voiceover per podcast in ambiente non trattato. Se non avete una scheda audio professionale, necessit di un pre amplificatore che gli regali almeno 25 db, cos da non aumentare il volume di ingresso della scheda audio all’inverosimile, prendendo quindi un sacco di noise. Lo utilizzo con Scarlett 2i2 terza gen+cloudlifter+Reaper se registro o con Scarlett 2i2 terza gen+cloudlifter+Dbx 280s se vado live. Infatti, se siete in ambiente non trattato, vi servir un noise gate. Oltre al fatto che in assoluto alla chain dovete aggiungere un de-esser e un compressore. In confronto al Podmic, che ho utilizzato per un anno e mezzo, lo Shure Sm7b permette di intervenire molto meno in post produzione per schiarire la voce o per equalizzare. Infatti, la voce, anche senza equalizzare in post, risulta molto pi fedele e comprensibile. Chiaramente, il podmic fa il suo sporco lavoro, ma dovete intervenire in post produzione, rischiando di compromettere la naturalezza del suono della vostra voce. Molto buone le funzioni di equalizzazione integrate nello Shure Sm7b. Avete la possibilit di tagliare sotto gli 80 Hz, levando via molto del rumore di fondo e attenuando le frequenze basse e boostare le medio-alte. Ottima la seconda spugna antipop che fa il suo egregio lavoro. Con il podmic avevo acquistato la spugna Rode a parte.

  41. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I would still use my Neumann in the studio, but for recording sessions in untreated rooms or for very loud singers in general, this mic is the bomb. Works well on any source although I would rather use something else on acoustic guitars. Make sure you have a good preamp though, you’re gonna need it! If it helps, my Apollo Twin works very well for that, especially when tracking through any UAD plugin.

    Could it be cheaper? Absolutely

  42. FabianThalberg says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this microphone for my YouTube streams. I had a blue snowball before. The quality is so amazing. No echo gets detected which was a huge issue with my last one.

    Bought a cloud lifter and a scarlett 2i2 to boost the overall gain of the microphone which is needed as it’s a very quiet microphone but the quality is amazing.

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