Get a professional podcast sound inspired by the heralded SM7B microphone with the Shure MV7X, the analog XLR-only version of the MV7 dual-output XLR/USB mic. This is a high-quality, broadcast-style dynamic microphone designed to work with any XLR mic input, no phantom power required. The Shure MV7X fulfills the needs of anyone who desires a smooth, robust vocal sound akin to the infamous SM7B, but at a significantly lower price point.Knowing that at-home podcasters may not have acoustic treatment in their rooms, Shure chose to utilize a cardioid polar pattern for the MV7X. This unidirectional polar response primarily picks up sound in front of the mic while greatly reducing the capture of background noise behind the mic. The built-in pop filter helps control vocal plosives without relying on an external pop screen. Sturdy metal construction makes the MV7X a rugged and dependable performer.