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SM7 vs. SM7B
Old 25th May 2006
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SM7 vs. SM7B

whats the difference between these two mics? just curious...
Old 25th May 2006
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Do a search - It's been covered before.

The B is just a newer model. Doesn't need as much gain, so you get less noise. Some people swear by the originals (as per usual), but the general concensus is go for the B.

They're real cheap in the States at the moment - bit of a price war I guess. $350.

Absolute bargain - Great mic to have!!!
Old 13th June 2006
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so...

any further thoughts on this? Don't know whether to get a new SM7b or a second hand SM7... And i've done a bunch of searches, but would like to hear some current thoughts if anyone cares to share!
Old 20th June 2006
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Me too.....anyone??
Old 17th June 2008
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From Sure site

SM7A - improved humbucking coil added; improved design of the mic mounting yoke.
SM7B - larger windscreen added

found this at:

http://shure.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/sh...i=&p_topview=1
Old 18th June 2008
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Some say there is no sound difference. Some say the older one is better and smoother. Haven't heard anyone say the B sounds better, just the same. The only thing people agree on is that the B needs less gain. Supposedly no one I reasearched heard a difference with the whole computer screen rejection and what-not with the humbucking coils meaning more isolation... so, either works. I just picked a SM7 on ebay I found for $225. It's coming.
Old 18th June 2008
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any further thoughts on this? Don't know whether to get a new SM7b or a second hand SM7... And i've done a bunch of searches, but would like to hear some current thoughts if anyone cares to share!
Wow!

Well not long after this I bought an SM7b and I love it! Can't believe I was being so pedantic about something i'd never notice! Oh well, good to do your research....

It's now my standard mic for all my recording. Sweet.
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