In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about using the Shure SM7B with the Neewer Professional boom arm mic stand. We’ll explain why we don’t recommend the Neewer and suggest better alternatives based on your budget.

Quick Answer: We don’t recommend using the Neewer Professional boom arm with the Shure SM7B. Its poor build quality and lack of functionality mean it can’t support the microphone in most basic positions. You’d be far better off spending less on a table top mic stand.

Check out our best mic stand and boom arm for the Shure SM7B comparison to see how the Neewer stacks up against the competition.

Neewer Professional Boom Arm Cable Management

Neewer Professional Boom Arm

The Neewer Professional boom arm doesn’t have a cable management system of any kind. If you want to keep things tidy, your only option is to use electrical or gaff tape to hold the cable in position against the stand.

The SM7B’s support mounted XLR connector hits the tightening knob for the top section of the boom arm, limiting the range of mic rotation to the extent you can’t point the SM7B at yourself when the boom arm is coming in from the side.

The solution to this comes in the form of the Shure 3″ extension tube, but in solving one problem, it creates others. We’ll mention those in more detail later.

Shure SM7B & Neewer Professional Boom Arm Position & Flexibility

The top section of the Neewer boom arm can’t support the SM7B; no matter how tightly we fasten the joint, the arm just drops back down under the weight of the SM7B. If you felt the SM7B was worth the investment, hopefully, you’ll agree it deserves better than this.

The loose top section really limits the range of positions you can use the Neewer boom arm in. It just about works if you are standing, but anything down low or up high is out of the question.

Neewer Professional Boom Arm Looks, Appearance & Build Quality

Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone

The Neewer boom arm looks are outdated and don’t give off a pro feel. Recording under studio or ambient light, the chrome components can create distracting reflections and glare in your video content.

The Neewer looks and feels cheaply made, with the main supporting structure made out of hollowed-out tin. Neewer designed this product to a price point and made a lot of compromises to get it there.

Neewer Professional Boom Arm Desk Clamp

A simple, generic desk clamp is included with the Neewer boom arm. Although it does support the stand, it feels cheaply made and would likely fail over time; especially when used with heavier microphones like the SM7B.

Neewer Professional Boom Arm & Shure 3″ Extension Tube

Shure 3in Extension Tube

Shure’s 3″ extension creates enough distance from the top section joint to give the SM7B full and free rotation without hitting the tightening screw. However, in solving that problem, it creates others.

As the top section can’t hold the weight of the SM7B, you’re stuck with it hanging down, meaning you lose an additional 3″ of reach. This limits your options in terms of mic positioning, especially if you prefer an overhead configuration.

Better Alternatives To The Neewer Professional Boom Arm

If you spent all of your money on the Shure SM7B and your budget will only stretch to the Neewer boom arm, we recommend buying a tabletop stand instead. They come in at half the price of the Neewer, and we find they’re perfect in 95% of circumstances.

If you have more money to invest in a stand, we highly recommend the Rode PSA1 boom arm for the Shure SM7B. It’s a much higher quality product that does a much better job of supporting the microphone.

Shure SM7B & Neewer Professional Boom Arm Pricing & Specs

Shure SM7B & Neewer Professional Boom Arm | Review Topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:25 – Pricing & Specs
  • 0:43 – Cable Management
  • 1:25 – Position & Flexibility
  • 2:30 – Looks & Appearance
  • 3:00 – Build Quality
  • 3:10 – Desk Clamp
  • 3:35 – 3″ Extension Tube
  • 4:48 – Recommendation
  • 5:59 – Final Thoughts