Shure MOTIV MV5 Cardioid USB/Lightning Microphone for Computers and iOS Devices (Gray/Black Foam)

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The gray with black foam Shure MOTIV MV5 is a cardioid USB/Lightning condenser microphone that sports styling reminiscent of Shure's classic Green Bullet harp mic on the outside and high-tech, yet user-friendly electronics on the inside. The low-profile, retro-inspired industrial design creates a visually pleasing microphone optimized for portable audio applications using computers and iPhones as well as iPads equipped with a Lightning port.

The MOTIV MV5 features a custom-tuned cardioid capsule that focuses on capturing the sound directly in front of the mic, with minimal background noise. Three DSP modes (Vocals, Flat, Instrument) automatically handle gain, EQ, compression, and limiting to ensure optimal sound quality without manual tweaking on your part. The mic is made to give you a high-quality sound on the go and it can be used in applications ranging from video conference calls, vlogs, and podcasts, to instrument and vocal recordings, and more.

Also available is an integrated headphone output lets you hear your audio in real time. The detachable desktop stand enables you to easily integrate the mic into your creative space.

The MOTIV MV5 can be used with the ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording app and ShurePlus MOTIV Video app (free downloads available separately) for intuitive editing and sharing of your audio and video recordings via email or text without having to load them on a computer.

The mic comes with cables for USB and Lightning connectivity.

Retro-Inspired Mic for High-Quality Recordings on the Go

  • Low-profile, portable design measures only 2.5" in height (5.5" with included stand)
  • Custom-tuned microphone capsule provides best-in-class audio
  • 3 DSP preset modes (Vocals, Flat, Instrument)
  • Automatically applies gain, EQ, compression, and limiting for optimal results
  • Built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring
  • Includes detachable anodized-aluminum desktop stand and integrated thread mount compatible with any standard 1/4"-20 camera tripod thread
  • Includes USB cable and Lightning cable

Free Motiv Apps to Do More with Your Mic

ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App


  • ShurePlus MOTIV mobile recording app offers recording, monitoring, and control for your MV5 mic. It offers metering, equalization, and compression, wind noise reduction, improved UI, and a sound editor.

ShurePlus MOTIV Video App

  • ShurePlus MOTIV Video is a free iOS application enabling users to record with uncompressed audio for video. When used in conjunction with the MV5 it offers all functionality of the MOTIV audio app including gain control, EQ, and compression.
Form Factor Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field Mono
Capsule Electret Condenser
Diaphragm 0.62" / 16 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Orientation Side Address
Circuitry Solid-State
High-Pass Filter Yes
Gain Adjustment 0 to +36 dB
On-Board Controls Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
Windscreen Built-In
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz 
Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL
Sensitivity -40 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connectors (Digital) 1 x Micro-USB Female (MFi Certified)
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless Connectivity None
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion 24-Bit 
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Digital Signal Processing Sound Presets
Mobile Device Compatibility iPhone (with Lightning Connector)
iPad (with Lightning Connector)
Bus Power USB / Lightning
Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Color Gray
Mounting 1/4"-20 Female, Tabletop (Included)
Construction Material ABS, Die-Cast Zinc, Polycarbonate
Dimensions H: 2.6 x W: 2.64 x L: 2.56" / H: 66 x W: 67 x L: 65 mm (without Mount)
H: 3.5 x W: 5.59 x L: 3.82" / H: 89 x W: 142 x L: 97 mm (with Mount)
Weight 3.2 oz / 90 g (without Mount)
5.6 oz / 160 g (with Mount)
More Information
Price $129.00
Vendor Item Number MV5-DIG
Special Order 1
Coming Qty 0
Manufacturer Shure
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