67points

Shure MV5

76points

Shure MV51

Shure MV5
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Shure MV5 vs Shure MV51

Shure MV5
Shure MV51

Why is Shure MV5 better than Shure MV51?

  • 62.7% less body volume
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    287.43cm³vs770.56cm³
  • 288.7g lighter
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    286gvs574.7g
  • 62mm shorter
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    66mmvs128mm
  • 5mm thinner
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    65mmvs70mm
  • 19mm narrower
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    67mmvs86mm

Why is Shure MV51 better than Shure MV5?

  • 8bit higher audio interface bit rate
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    24bitvs16bit
  • Has an integrated touchpad
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  • 2 more DSP presets
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    5vs3

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Sound quality

The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
Audio interface sampling rate/frequency defines the number of samples per unit of time taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. Sampling rate determines the quality of a digital recording.
Microphones with a higher max SPL (sound pressure level) can record at greater volumes without the audio distorting.
highest mic frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
Audio interface bit depth/rate describes the number of bits of information recorded for each sample. Bits represent the resolution. The more bits, the more accurate sound is reproduced.
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV51)

A higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) means that the microphone can record a cleaner audio signal with less background noise, particularly as the volume level is raised.

Features

Microphones that have multiple polar pattern options can be used for different scenarios. The more patterns that a microphone supports, the more versatile it is.
has cardioid pattern
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
A cardioid polar pattern captures audio in front of the microphone and is particularly useful for situations such as recording a podcast or game streaming.
has a mute function
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
has omni pattern
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
An omni polar pattern captures audio from every direction. It is particularly useful when the audio source is moving around, or if you wish to capture the audio from a wide sound source such as a group of people.
Is compatible with Android
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Is compatible with iOS
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Is compatible with Windows
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Is compatible with Mac OS X
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
has hyper-cardioid pattern
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
A hyper-cardioid or super-cardioid pattern is a narrower version of the cardioid pattern. It captures audio in front of the microphone at a narrow angle and is particularly useful when you wish to record a single audio source in a loud environment.

Headphone output

has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
lowest frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV51)

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV51)

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV51)

When a digital signal is converted to an analog one (for example when playing audio through speakers or headphones), a certain amount of noise is carried in the signal. A higher SNR means that there is less noise and the audio quality is better.
impedance

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Shure MV51)

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Has 6.35 mm standard jack connector to plug in your headphones.

Design

shock mount included
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
A shock mount protects the microphone from physical noises such as a foot tapping on the floor or passing traffic.
pop filter included
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
A pop filter (also known as a pop shield) is a filter that is placed in front of the microphone to prevent popping noises when recording vocals.
control panel placed on a device
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
Has LED sound level indicator
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
An LED sound level indicator makes it easier to monitor and control the audio level.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
has RGB lighting
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
RGB lighting allows you to choose between millions of colors and customize the look of your PC components.
has an integrated touchpad
Shure MV5
Shure MV51
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface.
volume

287.43cm³

770.56cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
weight

286g

574.7g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

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