The Shure SM7B is very popular, but is it worth the price? Should you spend your money on the Shure SM7B?

Quick Answer: If you have lots of ambient noise issues while recording, or if you’re a professional making money from whatever you’re doing, the Shure SM7B is worth the price. However, if you’re just getting started and have a limited budget, we recommend starting with a less expensive microphone.

Below are some of the important factors that we think you need to evaluate before deciding whether you should buy the Shure SM7B microphone.

Shure SM7B Pricing: 

What’s Your Recording Environment?

If you work in an environment with lots of ambient noise issues such as traffic, planes flying overhead, etc., the Shure SM7B is one of the best microphones you can find. Its EQ profile, cardioid polar pattern, inherent noise rejection, and reliability make it the perfect microphone for a recording environment with ambient noise issues. 

Are You a Professional?

If you’re making money from what you’re doing and you need a microphone as a part of your core business, the Shure SM7B is definitely worth all the money, given that it has the features you’re looking for. 

Related: Complete Shure SM7B Setup Guide

Are You Working on a New Project?

If you’re working on a new project, have a limited budget, and aren’t sure about the future of that project, it’s best to start with less expensive equipment first. You can go for the Shure SM7B as the project progresses and you start generating money. 

For example, if you are starting video streaming, it’s best to start with the Shure SM58 or Audio Technica AT2020.

Shure SM7B Pricing

To help you find the best prices of the Shure SM7B and other equipment used in this video, we’ve linked the current prices from different online retailers.

Is The Shure SM7B Worth It? Topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:15 – Pricing & Price Comparison
  • 0:30 – How We Justify Equipment
  • 1:42 – Make Sure It Pays For Itself
  • 4:15 – Final Thoughts

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