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Shure MoveMic review: Clearly small

Shure MoveMic review: Clearly small

Shure MoveMic

Shure's latest MoveMic wireless lavalier microphones are a great addition to your live streaming setup. These mics are tiny, easy to bring around, but can capture your voice easily. Best part is they will work directly with your phone, so you can simply clip them on, and get to recording your video or podcast.

Quick specs

  • 8.2g, laver clip-on Bluetooth IPX4 microphones
  • 8hr battery life, 16hr additional with charging case
  • Optional MoveMic receiver for use with cameras or plugged directly to phone

Pairing is simple. Just press and hold the button on the mic, and it goes into pairing mode. You'll have to use the latest version of the Shure Motiv Audio or Motiv Video app. Trying to use the mic while it is paired to your phone but not in the Shure app will not work. It also doesn't work with other apps, such as note-taking app Otter. However, the optional MoveMic receiver, when paired with the mic, will work when connected via USB. So that's an option if you want to use other apps with the MoveMic. Note that when paired directly with your phone, the microphone only records in 16-bit versus 24-bit when recording with the receiver.

Shure MoveMic
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

By default, the laver mics are set to a gain of +40db. That's honestly a bit too much, and you will sound blown-out when recording. You'll need to adjust it downwards. Once I did, it stopped picking up the background noise track I was playing. It was also able to handle the wind noise from the Xiaomi standing fan that I had blowing straight at me. As can be expected from Shure, the audio quality is pretty good. It's almost as good as the Rodes Wireless Go II. The Wireless Go II, does sound a bit better. However, it is much larger than the 8.2g MoveMic, and a lot harder to conceal compared with the MoveMic for video.

Shure MoveMic
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

Other features include noise reduction, which will make you sound a little artificial, and EQ adjustment. You can also tweak the Compressor and High Pass Filter settings on the app for the mic, or adjust it through the receiver if your MoveMic is paired there instead. For those who want to use this as a video mic, the Motiv Video app supports streaming directly to Facebook, with YouTube support coming soon. Each clip-on microphone has at least eight hours of battery life, and the charging case adds another 16. Check out the video below to hear how the microphones sound either connected directly or through the reciever. We've also added a wind test, and tested the noise reduction feature.

If you like what you're hearing so far, then I hope you have your wallets ready. A single Shure MoveMic will retail for S$399, and comes with a charger case and USB-C cables. If you're getting two, then they cost S$559. Buying the full kit, which includes the MoveMic Receiver and two MoveMics, will cost S$799, but it also comes with a nice carrying case for easy transport. Lastly, the MoveMic Receiver is available separately for S$319. I recommend picking up the kit for the best value. Get it from Shopee or Lazada.

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Great audio in a small size

Buy it at Shopee
Buy it at Lazada

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