Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

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Shure MV88

Anyone can benefit from the high fidelity stereo recording that comes with the MV88. Plug it right into any iOS device equipped with a Lightning® connector and capture sound like never before.

The all-metal construction has a hinged, rotating design perfect for multiple recording angles.

The MV88 has 5 preset recording modes and includes a carrying case, windscreen, and headphone adapter cable.

Use the free ShurePlus MOTIV app to record and control every aspect of the MV88, including advanced features and file sharing. Life's moments aren't just about the view. Document and share them with the MV88. Because great sound matters.

  • Overview

    The Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone directly connects to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod equipped with a Lightning connector to capture clean, clear stereo sound on the go. The mid-side microphone element is mounted to a unique 90-degree hinge with built-in rotation that allows for highly flexible microphone position, even in video applications.

    Integrates seamlessly while shooting audio for video on iPhone and iPad or when recording audio with GarageBand and other third-party recording apps. Access five built-in DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud) via the free ShurePlus MOTIV Recording App. The app also lets you make real-time adjustments, including microphone gain, stereo width, and high-quality 24-bit/48 kHz recording for optimal results in virtually any environment. Shure-tested, all-metal construction provides confident performance anywhere.

    Highlights

    Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) Certified compatible with all iOS devices equipped with a Lightning connector

    Matched cardioid and bi-directional 1 cm cartridges for excellent audio

    Mid-side architecture for a phase-perfect, clear stereo image

    Five DSP Preset Modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud)

    Automatically adjusts EQ, compression, and limiting for optimal results

    Convenient hinge/rotation design supports multiple recording angles, including video applications

    Free ShurePlus MOTIV recording app offers control over DSP mode selection, stereo width, raw mid-side adjustments, and more

    All-metal construction engineered to withstand the most demanding recording conditions

    What’s in the Box

    Shure MOTIV MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

    Windscreen

    Headphone adapter cable

    Zippered carrying case

    Tech Specs

    Connections : Lightning

    Height : 2.6 in./6.6 cm

    Length : 1.4 in./3.5 cm

    Width : 1 in./2.5 cm

    Weight : 1.43 oz./40.5 g

    System Requirements

    Operating System : iOS 10 or later

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number : MV88

    UPC or EAN No. : 042406491556

    Warranty

    Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

  • iPhone Models

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Power Hungry Microphone

      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 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.

      • Written by THOMAS N T from Upper Marlboro

      53 of 67 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Power Hungry Microphone

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best iPhone Mic Available

      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. 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.

      • Written by Jonathan U from Antioch

      29 of 31 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best iPhone Mic Available

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

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

      • Written by Eli P from Fort lee

      22 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Shure MV88 and iPhone X problem

      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 war 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

      • Written by Thanh C from Corona Del Mar

      13 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Shure MV88 and iPhone X problem

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Great sound, but occasional clicking & popping

      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 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.

      • Written by Kevin P from CEDAR PARK

      7 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great sound, but occasional clicking & popping

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      CAUTION: Does not currently work correctly with iPhone X!

      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 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.

      • Written by Michael A from Moss Beach

      19 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?CAUTION: Does not currently work correctly with iPhone X!

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