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What Microphone am I using?


As ridiculous as it may sound, I goofed around for years with a usb microphone (the Blue Yeti) that I saw many YouTubers using. Now it’s a great mic, you see tons of people using it today and for me, I could never get it to work. I was trying to eliminate an annoying high pitched background noise for nearly 6 years!!

How insane is that!

6 YEARS. I just checked the purchase date in my Amazon order history and nearly fell out of my chair!!!

I would watch hours of YouTube videos on how to eliminate this background noise with no luck. After hours of testing and frustration I would finally surrender.

Yeah, surrender only to return to face the challenge once again …. year after year.

It was a nightmare.

You must think I’d completely lost my mind.

The truth is ….

  • I didn’t want to quit.
  • I didn’t want to be defeated.
  • I saw other people on YouTube figured out the issue of removing the buzzing background noise.
  • 6 years, who cares … I was in no rush, I’ll just re-visit it each year and try to solve the issue. – Wrong!
  • AND I didn’t want to spend MORE money on another mic!!!

P.S. The Blue Yeti is a great mic, used by a ton of YouTubers – I may just be the only guy on planet earth who couldn’t figure out how to remove the buzzing background noise!


Finally … I admitted defeat AND Bought a NEW Mic!

That’s it. I was finished.

Adios to the Blue Yeti Microphone!

After watching several hours of YouTube reviews, I purchased the Shur MV7 USB mic.

And you know what … The Shure MV7 Worked!!!

It worked so well, I kept waiting for it not to work! Normal to me was a mic that didn’t work for 6 years and hours and hours trying to figure it out!

My brain couldn’t process that the damn thing worked perfectly !!!

I should have bought the Shure MV7 years ago!


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shure mv7 usb mic

Shur MV7 USB Microphone for Podcasting, Recording, Live Streaming & Gaming, Built-in Headphone Qutput, All Metal USB/XLR Dynamic Mic, Voice-Isolating Technology, TeamSpeak & Zoom Certified – Black

  • USB OR XLR CONNECTIONS : Dual USB/XLR output allow digital or analog recording.
  • CLOSE MIC APPLICATIONS: Great for podcasting, recording, live streaming, and more.
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH PANEL CONTROLS: Intuitive touch panel for control over gain, monitoring volume, headphone mix, and mic muting.
  • BUILT-IN HEADPHONE OUTPUT: The Built-in headphone output allow for direct headphone monitoring while recording.
  • RICH & NATURAL VOCAL REPRODUCTION: Optimized frequency response for rich and natural vocal reproduction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most commonly asked Shure MV7 questions …

Is this a USB mic?

Yes and it sounds great! Easy to use, easy to set up and anyone can connect it and get started right away! Also, you can connect an XLR cable instead if you want. You have both options, whatever you prefer!

Do I need an audio mixer?

No, not if you use the USB cable. If you use the USB cable you connect directly to your computer and are ready to go!  If you use an XLR cable, then yes you will need to connect to an audio mixer that then connects to your computer.

What's an audio mixer?

An audio mixer is a device that controls and blends sound from multiple sources, like microphones and instruments. It helps you create a balanced and polished audio output for recordings or live performances.

Does it come with audio cables?

Yes, it comes with a usb-a and usb-c cable both are 10′ feet long. It does not come with an XLR cable.

Does it come with a mic stand?

No, it does not. You will want to purchase a stand or a microphone arm to support the microphone.

Doe is come with software?

Yes! It comes with the easy to use ShurePlus MOTIV app to remove background and laser focus on your voice!

Can I connect an XLR cable?

Yes you can! It’s sold separately, however it does come with a 10′ ft. usb-a and 10′ ft. usb-c cable.

What's an XLR cable?

An XLR is a type of audio cable used with microphones. If you use a USB cable, you can connect directly to your computer. But if you use an XLR cable, you’ll need an audio mixer to connect your microphone to the computer.

Does it come with an XLR cable?

No. It only comes with 10′ ft usb-a and usb-c cables.

Additional Audio Accessories

Once you are up and running with your NEW Shure MV7 Microphone or you already have an idea of how you want to set up your audio here are some additional accessories I’m also using …

  • Shure Windscreen – reduces wind noise Must Have! 
  • El Gato Wave Mic Arm – phenomenal, low profile clean design.
  • Wave XLR Audio Mixer – simple, easy to use
  • El Gato XLR Microphone Cable – works great, highly recommended!


shure rx345 replacement microphone windscreen

Shure RK345 Black Foam Replacement Windscreen fro SM7A and SM7B Microphones – Reduce Unwanted Breath and Wind Noise, Combatting, Plosives and Clicks Original Version.

  • Windscreen (Pop Filter) for SM7, SM7A and SM7B Microphones.
  • Shure Model: RK345.
  • UPC Code: 42406053563.
elgato XLR microphone cable

Elgato XLR Microphone Cable – Shielded Microphone Cable for Studio Recording and Live Production, Gold-Plated Pins, Male to Female, for Mic and Balanced Analog Line Levels, 10ft/3m.

  • Durable and Flexible: Rugged nylon braided jacket, metal plugs and gold-plated pins.
  • Clear Sound: Optimized shielding reduces electromagnetic noise interference.
  • Plug and Play,: Works with any XLR-compatible audio equipment.
shure mv7 usb mic

Elgato Wave XLR – Audo Mixer, 75 db Preamp, 48V Phantom Power XLR Mic to USB-C – For Streaming, Recording and Podcasting

  • Microphone Interface: premium XLR to USB-C connection.
  • Wave Link App: mix multiple audio sources and create two independent mixes..
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH PANEL CONTROLS: Intuitive touch panel for control over gain, monitoring volume, headphone mix, and mic muting.
  • Proprietary Clipguard Technology: prevents microphone distortion.
  • Studio Grade Preamp: up to 75 dB of ultra-low-noise gain amplifies insensitive mics.
  • Phantom Power: 48 volts to drive condenser microphones.
elgato wave low profile mic arm

Elgato Wave Mic Arm LP – Premium Low Profile Microphone with Cable Management Channels, Desk Clamp, Versatile Mounting and Fully Adjustable, perfect for Podcast, Streaming, Gaming and Home Office,

  • Premium Design: all-metal, anti-torsion construction
  • Low Profile: sits below the shoulder line for an unobstructed view.
  • Cable Channels: magnetic covers hide cables and provide easy access.
  • Full Adjustable: 360-degree horizontal and 90-degree upper vertical rotation.
  • Long Reach: 740 mm / 29.1 in horizontal reach covers large desks.

My Webcam …

AVerMedia PW513 live streamer CAM 4K

AverMedia PW513 Live Streamer CAM – 4K Ultra HD Webcam with microphone for Gaming and Streaming, with CamEngine Software and USB Connection, TAA/NDAA 4K UHD Livestream.

  • AVerMeda PW513 Webcam: Whether you’re a multiplayer gaming, streaming to an audience or holding a conference in remote working settings, the PW513 provides professional-grade video quality.
  • Video quality: Built in 4K optics capture an astonishing 4K30 video when used with optimal lighting conditions and setup, creating clear images for your audience, wether streaming or in meetings.
  • Ultra-wide angle and sliding shutter: The 94-degree FOV angle allows you to share easier with a less restrictive angle and the sliding shutter design covers the webcam to protect your privacy.
  • Compatibility: Set up this webcam with easy-to-use USB plug and play technology and easily connect and collaborate on 3rd party applications including Zoom, Teams, Meet, Skype, OBS and many more.
  • Items delivered: 1x Live Streamer Webcam PW513 for streaming and remote working, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A Cable, 1 x Quick Guide.

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