Shure MVi Gen 1 USB Audio Interface for PC / Mac / Android / iPad (Lightning Compatible) (Discontinued)


89 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

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Shure MVi
Shure MVi

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Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 125+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments below.

Mobile users will appreciate the portability and plug and play compatibility of Shure MVi with the iPad and other iOS devices. It's also compatible with Android, Mac & PC.

Being a compact audio interface, it comes with a single XLR combo jack, but it does offer phantom power (12V powered by an iPad and 48V when USB Bus powered) via its class A preamp.

Other features include DSP preset editing via software and quick loading via built-in controls, and it comes bundled with a lightning compatible cable for convenient connectivity with your favorite iOS device.


  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Preamp: 1 x Class A Shure Preamp
  • Channels: 1
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR-1/4" Combo (Line/Hi-Z Level)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/8" Headphones
  • Power: Bus Powered (by IOS or USB)
  • Phantom Power: 12V (when using iPad power), 48V when using standard USB power
  • Bundled Software: ShurePlus MOTIV app (Downloadable)


This audio interface continues to gather rave reviews for its combination of quality and portability. There are also many who commend its solid build, which have proven to be reliable for many. While most reviews are from musicians, there are also a good number of podcasters and voice actors who found the Shure MVi to be a great tool for their craft.


There are some concerns about the durability of the bundled Mini-USB to lightning cable, prompting some to recommend getting a back up cable as a precaution.


With its high ratings and big brand backing, the Shure MVi is highly recommended for those who are into mobile recording.

At time of publication, the Shure MVi was the highest rated Lightning Compatible iPad Audio Interface.

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