Shure MV7 Windscreen Tests

shure mv7 microphone with the RK345 windscreen

Running a quick windscreen test to see what the sound differences are with the Shure MV7 using the stock foam windscreen versus an "upgraded" RK345 windscreen (normally found on the Shure SM7b).

Background

I've recently been doing all kinds of things with audio for my home office and studio setup, and recently I purchased the Shure MV7 to level up my audio game. While the microphone was great, I was looking to see if I could tamp down the sibilance and plosives without having to reach for software. This is where the RK345 comes in, the windscreen found on the Shure SM7B.  Given the capsule size of the MV7 is similar to that of the SM7b I thought, it should fit... I did a couple searches and watched a few videos which confirmed my suspicions, so I went ahead and bought the upgrade; the new windscreen costs $14 US.

Factory Baseline

Before installing the new windscreen I did a baseline recoding with my current setup.

RK345 Upgrade

I then installed the new windscreen and re-recorded my test script.


So, What do you think?

Can you tell the difference? Hit me up on Twitter, let me know what you think.

Round Up

Personally I think the RK345 windscreen makes the Shure MV7 just that much better. It sets the capsule position of the MV7 to that of the SM7b and is able to make already fantastic vocals a little more smooth; my goal of sibilance and plosive abatement was achieved.

Even looking at the waveforms of the two recordings provided above, we can see the RK345 creates a more even recoding.

So was the RK345 worth $14? In my humble, dimwitted, opinion I'd say absolutely yes.