• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shure MV88 and iPhone X problem

    • Written by Thanh C from Corona Del Mar

    This mic dies not work on the iPhone X. It’s very frustrating. DO NOT BUY this mic if you’re using it on iPhone X. The sound drops out UNEXPECTEDLY without warnings in the middle of a recording. I’ve lost important recordings because of this. It works lesser 25% of the time. I’ve even bought another one thinking the first one was defective. Called Shure and they acknowledge the issue.
    Apple & Shure, Pkease fix this

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but occasional clicking & popping

    • Written by Kevin P from CEDAR PARK

    Mic has great sound, but when in use as a monitor using Apple EarPods on an iPhone 7+, there is occasional clicking & popping. Their app suggests using Airplane Mode, but this won't work for my intended purpose, Sure hope this gets fixed. It could be Apple's problem, or it could be Shure's problem - hard to know for certain - but I can't give a higher rating until this is fixed.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    CAUTION: Does not currently work correctly with iPhone X!

    • Written by Michael A from Moss Beach

    Sounds great... when it works. The problem is that a bug keeps it from working consistently with the iPhone X (and perhaps the iPhone 8). The mic will just stop capturing audio in the middle of recording,

    Shure says Apple is working to fix this, but for now I can’t recommend buying this product if you have a newer phone.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone X Problems

    • Written by Tom D from Caroline Springs

    After watching and reading some reviews I invested in the Shure MV88 over the Rhode Mic and while there was nothing wrong with the Rhode Mic the Shure MV88 was getting the better review. Although it would want to as it is reasonably more expensive. That said, more often than not you get what you pay for. However I unfortunately have had an ongoing challenge with the Shure MV88 with my Iphone X with it continually dropping out. I have tried all of the recommended fixes that Shure advises on their website with no success. If you have an Iphone X, just a word of caution and there are other reviewers online experiencing the same chenge and if you have an Iphone X in particular that you may have challenges with this mic. It's a real shame as it feels solid, looks great and when it is working it really seems like a great solution. I can not comment on it being power hungry as I have not really had a chance to use it and have some unusable recordings as a result... Looking forward to Shure working out the challenge and I will no doubt be back.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade needed

    • Written by Cand A from RICHMOND

    Everything works fine with the microphone but if its has an option to charge the phone while is in use will be better because my phone battery is going fast when I’m doing a record. So please consider working on that upgrade. Thank you for taking the time to read this review.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Depend on It

    • Written by SCOTT S from New York

    I bought this on a whim after an Apple Store employee talked it up. But until someone provides a step-by-step tutorial (showing me I'm doing something wrong) I'll be returning this. Is there an LED light(s) that is supposed to turn on at the base of the mic? I have yet to see anything light. When I open the app more than half the time my iPhone 7 doesn't seem to recognize that the mic is even plugged in. It was recommended I gently clean my lightning jack. I did. It's still hit or miss as to whether or not the phone notices it's plugged in. And of course, using an iPhone 7 there's no way to monitor audio while recording live video. You have to test a clip and then hope when you're recording "for real" that the mic is being used. I run the risk of recording something important with worse audio than the in-phone mic. I'm sure the quality of the mic is amazing. I just can't depend on it to work.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Straightforward, good quality, does what it says.

    • Written by Martin K from London

    I have now recorded some 30 hours of speech using this microphone, for use in an app we sell. It is excellent, straightforward, and a pleasure to use.

    The associated app is well designed and intuitive and I feels like a paid-for app in quality. I have not, however, tried its editing features.

    My workflow is:

    1. Record using the microphone attached to an iPod.
    2. AirDrop to the Mac.
    3. Edit and process on the Mac using Audacity.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Hungry?

    • Written by Tom F from Langhorne

    I noticed someone in the reviews here had the same issue i did. If the microphone is drawing too much power, you can purchase the adapter made by Belkin that gives you two lighting ports (commonly used with the iPhone 7 to charge and listen to music at the same time) and that will allow you to use the microphone while your iOS device charges (this solution works on all iOS devices).

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Eli P from Fort lee

    Probably the best mobile microphone on the market, wish it would work when taking calls but apple blocks this mic during calls.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best iPhone Mic Available

    • Written by Jonathan U from Antioch

    After buying a pair of Shure's headphones, I figured I'd try out the Motiv mic. The packaging, build quality, and most importantly sound quality, are top notch. I highly recommend this mic for recreational and professional use. Well worth the (relatively cheap compared to most mic's this quality) $150.00 price tag.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Hungry Microphone

    • Written by THOMAS N T from Upper Marlboro

    This review takes no issue with recording quality nor microphone quality.

    I had high hopes for the MV88. I should, it cost $150.00.

    I purchased this Mic so that I could leave my iPod Touch with the Mic attached for several hours of uninterrupted recording.
    I discovered the following. My iPod battery is in excellent condition. The MV88 would drain the full battery to the 20% low-battery warning in 120 minutes. When the low battery window opens the recording stops.

    The iPod Touch (6th Gen) is rated for Video playpback up to 8 hours. When recording with the built in Microphone the recording time was over 6 hours.

    I'd be willing to overcome this with an external battery but the Microphone uses the Lightning Port so it's unable to support an external power source while it's recording.

    I've gone to using a Mic that plugs into the headphone port.

    54 of 71 people found this useful