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Posted Sep 29:
Everyone wants to make a cheaper SM7b.

This is Elgato’s new $99.99 Dynamic XLR mic, the Wave DX, introduced today along with new CPU-powered Wave Link audio effects for EQ and noise removal. One note — adding the Wave XLR interface (also pictured) is an extra $160.

It follows the just-launched $350 Blue Sona XLR, as competition to sell alternatives to Shure’s ubiquitous SM7b increases every day.

That competition, of course, includes Verge senior audio producer Andrew Marino’s recommended pick, Shure’s own MV7.

Image shows Wave DX microphone on stand (sold separately)
Elgato Wave DX XLR microphone
Image: Elgato