Shure MV88+ review

Is this Shure MV88+ smartphone microphone the missing piece in your vlogging kit?

Shure MV88+ Video Kit
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If all you want in life is better quality sound recording from your phone or tablet, the MV88+ is a sure-fire, all-in-one upgrade that works a treat across Android and iOS.


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    Excellent directional audio recording

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    Lots of fine-tuning options in the app

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    Mini recording rig in the box


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    Android compatibility inconsistencies

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    Short cables

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    Incompatible with gimbals

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As good as smartphones are, when you’re watching grainy, phone footage shot in poor lighting, coupled with scratchy, pitchy audio, it’s an unpleasant reminder that you didn’t use a ‘real camera’. Manufacturers like Huawei are doing their bit to address the low-light issue with phones like the P30 Pro, but what about sound quality? Shure’s on the case with its MV88+, a $249/£199 external microphone that wants to put an end to anaemic sounding smartphone audio.

Shure MV88+ Video Kit review

Shure MV88+ Video Kit (Image credit: Digital Camera World)

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.