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Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

(4.5 / 5 from 75 Reviews)

149,00 $ 186,00 $

last updated: January 23, 2019 6:41 pm

Type of ProductPortable Microphone (often stand-alone), iOS Device attached
Microphone CategoryCondenser Microphone
Pickup-PatternCardioid (front focus), Bi-directional (interview mode)
ConnectioniOS Devices
ExtrasFits on iOS devices, multiple recording presets
Main PurposeYouTube (voice-over), Podcast, Interview (both with one microphone), Music & Ambience

Overall Rating


"Excellent Sound. Valuable Features & Build Quality"

Best of iOS Devices
Best of iOS Devices

About the Shure MV88 iOS Condenser Microphone
Specs and Features

  • Good audio quality and clarity
  • Apple MFi certified compatible with all iOS devices equipped with a Lightning connector
  • Matched cardioid and bi-directional
  • 1 cm cartridges for best-in-class audio Mid-side architecture for a phase-perfect, clear stereo image
  • 5 DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud)
  • Automatically adjusts EQ, compression and limiting
  • Innovative hinge/rotation design supports multiple recording angles
  • Free ShurePlus MOTIV recording app
  • 24-bit/48 khz .wav (uncompressed) recording
  • microphone gain
  • stereo width
  • raw mid-side adjustments
  • wind reduction
  • capsule selection
  • Left-Right Swap
  • 5-band EQ
  • compression/limiting
  • Supports the built-in iOS Camera app for video as well as other popular iOS video apps
  • All-metal construction


If you are a YouTuber and you have a channel where you have to record ON-THE-GO very often – this might be a good choice for you.


Possibilities and our impression


best-microphone-for-youtube FeaturesNot fitting into the classical microphone categories the Shure MV88 provides you a real good “On-the-Go” recording solution.

With an innovative mid-side architecture for clean, clear stereo sound, the Shure MV88 can be directly connected to any iOS device. It fits on the Apple iPhone, iPod or iPad.

This unique microphone from recording specialist Shure comes equipped with a Lightning connector to capture high-quality recordings.


The mid-side microphone element is mounted about 90-degree hinge. The built-in rotation allows you to record in a position that suits your needs in nearly any environment.


The Shure MV88 comes with 5 built-in recording preset modes. According to Shure this allows you to adjust the optimum parameters for recording anything from Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument or Loud. These modes can be accessed via the Plus MOTIV Recording App. The App is free to download.


Sound Quality

Often words are not enough to describe how the recording of a microphone really sounds.
Listen to this recording example from the Shure MV88 and decide yourself.



The App

Shure MV88 MOTIV APP - best microphone for iOSThe MOTIV app also allows for real-time adjustments including microphone gain, stereo width, and high-quality 24-bit/48 kHz recording for optimal results in virtually any environment.


The build quality of the Shure MV88 is really standing out of the crowd of similar products. The full metall construction gives you a quality and durable handling.

Our Conclusion

Therefore it gets our – Recommendation “Best iOS-Microphone”.



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149,00 $ 186,00 $

last updated: January 23, 2019 6:41 pm