The Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone is a "must have" microphone in any studio. Versatile and often seen parked above hi-hats, in front of bass cabinets or as a vocal mic. The Shure SM7B is a studio workhorse and excels on many fronts!
The Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone is a cardioid studio mic designed to deliver warm and smooth audio reproduction in close-proximity studio and vocal applications. It features wide-range frequency response, bass roll off and mid-range control, and internal air suspension shock isolation. The SM7B is a selectable frequency response microphone that delivers warm and smooth audio in close-proximity studio and vocal applications. Optimized shielding from external electromagnetic hum, along with internal shock mounting, external windscreens and adjustable bass roll-off and mid-range emphasis response settings provide clean, consistent reproduction.
The Shure SM7B is a favorite in radio studios, as its designed to fare well in a broadcast environment. The A7WS windscreen reduces plosive sounds and gives a warmer tone for close-up vocals or narration. And the increased isolation to RFI and EMI due to SM7B's upgraded cartridge make it a no-brainer for when getting it right really matters.
In recent years, the SM7B has seen time in front of rock vocalists and also does an excellent job of handling low-frequency instruments such as bass guitar. The SM7B has also proven successful on unlikely sources such as hi-hat.
Offers Rugged Reliability
Like all Shure mics, the SM7B is built like a tank, meaning that you can travel with it from gig to gig and rest assured that it will last. Shure mics are famous for their bulletproof construction, and the SM7B is no exception. Session after session, the Shure SM7B will continue to perform on stage and in the studio without flaw.
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone Applications
- Recording Studio—Instrumental and Vocal
- Location Recording
- Motion Picture and Television Scoring
- Television, Talk Shows, and News Desks
- Radio Announcing and Production
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone Features
- Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech
- Bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response setting
- Improved rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference emitted by computer monitors
- Internal "air suspension" shock isolation virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmission
- Highly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals or narration
- Now shipping with the A7WS detachable windscreen, designed to reduce plosive sounds and gives a warmer tone for close-talk vocals
- Yoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting provides precise control of microphone position
- Classic cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetrical about axis, to provide maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sound
- Rugged construction and excellent cartridge protection for outstanding reliability
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone Specifications
- Type: Dynamic
- Frequency Response: 50 to 20,000 Hz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Electromagnetic Hum Sensitivity (Typical, Equivalent SPL/milli Oersted):
- 60 Hz: 11 dB
- 500 Hz: 24 dB
- 1 kHz: 33 dB
- Impedance: 150 Ohms for Connection to Microphone Inputs Rated at 19 to 300 Ohms.
- Output Level (at 1,000 Hz):
- Open Circuit Voltage: – 59.0 dB (1.12 mV), (0 dB = 1 Volt Per Pascal)
- Switches: Bass Roll Off and Mid-Range Emphasis: Slotted Response Selector Switches.
- Cartridge Shock Mount: Internal Air-Suspension Shock and Vibration Isolator.
- Microphone Connector: Three-Pin Professional Audio (XLR)
- Swivel Assembly: Integrated, Captive Nut for Ease of Attachment to Stand, Fits 5/8 in.–27 Thread.
- Polarity: Positive Pressure on Diaphragm Produces Positive Voltage on Pin 2 Relative to Pin 3.
- Case: Dark Gray Enamel Aluminum and Steel Case with Dark Gray Foam Windscreen.
- Net Weight: 765.4 Grams (1 lb, 11 oz)
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone Includes
- 1 x Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone
- 1 x Swivel (Yoke Mount) Stand Adapter
- 1 x Shure A7WS Detachable Windscreen
- 1 x Shure RPM602 Switch Cover Plate
- 2 Year Warranty
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The SM7B is sometimes THE perfect mic even when there are condensers microphones around. Great rejection that works perfectly in a less than ideal room. A full meaty sound that can be altered via the EQ switches on the back. It loves being used closely on vocals, and also works great on guitar and bass amps. Every home studio should have one- and every pro studio already owns at least one. The only con is the low-ish output. It's by design, so make sure you have a good preamp, or use one of those in-line 20db+ boosters that run of phantom power (they are great)
I bought my first SM7B about 35 years ago and it's still going strong. It's not going to be your do-all mic if you have a mic locker--but, if you don't, it very well may be. On a good day it will give you exactly what you were looking for and yet on a bad day it will still give you something worth working with. In that sense it's an all arounder. I also consider the heavy windscreen to be an underestimated element of this mic. For me it's an organic EQ that often works better than any EQ.
Excellent price, fast shipping, and great follow up.
There’s a reason the Shure SM7b is a best-seller! This mic has been used for rock vocals to podcasts and never ceases to amaze. Pair it with a cloudlifter for truly remarkable results.
Great mic. Great sound when run through a pre-amp. Solid as a tank.
classic and infamous Shure legend....a Billboard chart microphone for cheap and great for noisy rooms.
As musician and AV tech, I've been using the Shure SM7B as both my main vocal mic, and for my communication microphone for video conferencing applications for a couple of years now and it's fantastic. Having tried a variety of condenser mics for vocals, I wasn't fully satisfied with the results I was getting. Then while trakcing an EP at an amazing studio up in Boston, the engineer brought out this bad boy after I had done a few takes with a U87 with lacklsuter results. "Get up nice and close and belt it out" - Right away I knew I had to get one. It captured the fullness of my voice like nothing else at that point had. And in the crazy year of 2020, running hundreds of virtual meetings a week, the SM7B meant I was always clear and precise. Just a great all-round mic, whether the source is quiet or blasting loud. A full-bodied, tight sound that has worked wonders for me.
Oddly this is the only mic in use in my home studio at the moment. With the mid-boost switch on, I get some nice extended highs. I shopped around and tried the Beta 87A and Sennheiser e838, and SM7B sounded better, was much more forgiving and versatile. (Apples to oranges, I know.) Something about the form factor makes me feel more connected to the mic, much more so than a 57 or 58.
If you are recording rock vocals that are loud...there is no better mic than this one. This thing can handle a ton screaming or hard rock vocals with ease!