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Shure MV88








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Why buy the Shure MV88?

iOS-loving content creators, rejoice: the fine people at Shure have built a condenser mic just for you, one that plugs directly into your device for simple, fast recording. Here are our top three reasons to buy it:
  • Power of plug-and-play — Quite clearly, the biggest drawcard of the MV88 is its wonderfully simple, plug-and-play capacities for those with iOS devices. If you’re on an Android device, you’ll have no use for the MV88, but if you’re recording with an iPod, iPad, or iPhone you can plug the mic directly into the device’s Lightning connector.
  • Price-to-performance — We generally class entry-level mics as those under $100, but this one is close, so we’ll cheat and bundle it into that grouping. When you couple the price of the MV88 with its sheer convenience, we think it bats well above its weight on the performance of its output.
  • Trust in the manufacturer — Even though the MV88 is clearly part of a very new generation of recording equipment, Shure’s been building mics for almost 100 years now, so with it you’ll be buying the very rare blend of pioneering spirit and unrivalled experience.  
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Under the hood

  • System requirements: iPhone, iPad, or iPod
  • Patterns: Adjustable Width Stereo / Mono Bidirectional / Mono Cardioid / Mid-Side
  • Dimensions: 1.4 x 1 x 2.6 in (3.6 x 2.5 x 6.6 cm)
  • Weight: 0.09 pounds (40.8 grams)
  • Bit Rate: Up to 24 Bit
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
  • Max SPL: 120 dB SPL
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz