Shure is one of the most trusted names in microphones, with many of their products considered industry standards in live and recorded music. This mic offers that pedigree, but is way easier to use than classic Shure mics. It works automatically with any Apple iOS devices (meaning it doesn’t require additional software) via USB and has five preset recording modes (Speech, Singing, Acoustic Instrument, Flat, and Loud). It has a convenient kickstand for sitting on your desktop but can also be attached to any traditional mic stand. You can switch between modes and also control headphone volume, gain, and muting on the easy-to-use front panel. The MV51 also automatically changes compression levels and EQ settings to optimally suit the sound. This mic is useful especially for recording quick demos and jam sessions but serious enough to record your musical masterpiece.