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Re: MV88+
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 11:14:13 AM »
I have one of these for the iphone and really like it, but I like the looks of this version (and it would be nice to have a non-iphone option moving forward)

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Re: MV88+
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 03:48:10 PM »
I'm glad a thread was started. Thing this could be a nice travel mic that I could use with my S9+ ... wondering about real life experience... occasionally do video but mostly audio only is needed. I've always got my phone in my pocket....
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 04:09:53 PM »
Thanks for posting this.  A friend has the iPhone version and I've been interested in one of these for my Android for a while.

$249 may be a bit more than I want to pay for something like this, but if it ever goes on sale I might be very interested.
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 04:16:39 PM »
https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/shure-mv88-plus-video-kit


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The only real downside is that it lacks gimbal stabilisation, so won’t be able to match the professional-looking smoothness and camera moves of something like the DJI Osmo Mobile 2.

I don't know what this reviewer was expecting.  The product is a microphone with a clip and tripod, yet he's comparing it do a gimbal system.  Are you f'ing kidding me?
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 03:01:00 PM »
https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/shure-mv88-plus-video-kit


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The only real downside is that it lacks gimbal stabilisation, so won’t be able to match the professional-looking smoothness and camera moves of something like the DJI Osmo Mobile 2.

I don't know what this reviewer was expecting.  The product is a microphone with a clip and tripod, yet he's comparing it do a gimbal system.  Are you f'ing kidding me?

That's pretty funny. Mentioned that several times and really didn't address the audio quality.

I'm with you, $250 is kinda steep. Maybe this thing will sell as well as the Sennheiser for GoPro and retailers will start shoving them out the door for $19.99 lol
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 06:58:04 PM »
I found one seller who has it a bit cheaper - $214 at the time of this posting:

https://www.gear4music.com/us/en/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/Shure-Motiv-MV88-Plus-Video-Kit/2TIQ
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 07:03:49 PM »
Can I run the standard MV88 model into an android with a lightning > usb adapter?
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 07:11:11 PM »
Some questions:


Why would they not use USB-C at this point, and go with microUSB instead?

Why limit it to 24/48?  (This is plenty of resolution, but DAC chips that go way beyond this are pretty cheap now.  I am assuming this is a hardware / firmware limitation.)

Can we trust the integrated shockmount?  If I had one of these, I would put it in a Rycote shock.

No S/N ratio or self-noise figures are published.  Can anyone with the earlier iOS-only version speak on this?
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 07:17:17 PM »
Can I run the standard MV88 model into an android with a lightning > usb adapter?

That would be very interesting!  There aren't many such adapters out there.  Here is one, but it says:
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This adapter does NOT support: OTG, neither video nor audio output.

It does say that it supports syncing and data transfer, though.  I wonder if the quote above is only referring to analog audio, which can be passed through USB.

https://www.amazon.com/ARKTEK-USB-C-Adapter-Support-Charging/dp/B07BMTPYN1
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 07:16:15 PM »
Nearly a month with no activity here...

Anyone pick one of these up and have experience to share?
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 08:14:30 AM »
Nearly a month with no activity here...

Anyone pick one of these up and have experience to share?

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Re: MV88+
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 10:38:51 AM »
Nearly a month with no activity here...

Anyone pick one of these up and have experience to share?

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=189795.0

Thanks for the link. I definitely wouldn't have caught that.

It sounds pretty good for a phone setup. Once you manage expectations, I think it's fair to be pretty pleased with the sound this thing brings in.

A guy had one the other night at Mike Gordon and let me play around with it. The UI was pretty cool and you could adjust the pickup angles and m/s width.
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Re: MV88+
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 10:54:48 AM »
This is a recording with the iphone mv88 - not sure how different it is than this MV88 plus, at least from a sound standpoint.

I've made several Mv88 recordings, especially lately as I was waiting for new DPA's to arrive. But I think you can get a decent feel for their sound - some better than others, but in general I think they're pretty listenable.

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Re: MV88+
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 09:30:35 PM »
I've had decent results with the original MV88.  One thing I wished for was a way to put some separation between the phone and the mic as the phone/MV88 assembly is a bit too fixed/unwieldy for my taste.  As far as I know there were/are no "pass through" lightning-to-lightning cables that work.  Recently picked up the MV88+ and that problem is now solved with the included 12" micro USB to lightning cable.  The body is larger and heavier (solid metal) but I can deal with that.
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