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Shure mVI vs iRig Pro

Shure mVI vs iRig Pro

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Written By Sarah Barlow

Chief Music Officer

Music has entered a new stage. You may now listen to music wherever you want from the comfort and privacy, thanks to technological developments. I’ll go through the Shure mVI and iRig Pro audio interfaces in this article.

It’s not always necessary to record live broadcasts, podcasts, films (especially music), or any other type of material in your recording studio. Because the iRig Pro Duo is so tiny, you can record high-quality music everywhere. It comes equipped with everything you’ll need to register high-quality music without having to cope with the intricacies of your studio.

Shure mVI

The MOTIV MVi links your mic or instruments to your computer or smartphone, transforming it into a portable recording studio that you can take with you wherever you go. The unit connects via Lightning Connector to any PC, Mac, or iOS device, as well as most Android smartphones, allowing you complete control while on the go. 

This all-metal device has a combination XLR and 6.3 mm input, allowing it to be used with microphones and instruments. It also supplies the phantom power needed to operate condenser microphones when connected to a laptop/PC.

Pros of Shure mVI

  • Easily connect professional microphones to your phone or laptop.
  • Various DSP modes are available.
  • Compression and EQ curves that can be adjusted.

Cons of Shure mVI

  • Only PC USB connections, not mobile devices, support quarter-inch input.

iRig Pro

Now you can record on the move and monitor your recording with any compatible device in real-time! So here it is, the ultra-compact iRig Pro I/O for mobile recording!

iRig Pro I/O connects all of your studio gear to your Android Device, PC, iPad, Mac, or iPhone to play and record on the move. iRig Pro I/O is a pocket-sized audio and MIDI interface that delivers 24-bit/96kHz recording studio-quality sound wherever you go.

Pros of iRig Pro

  • Portable
  • Studio-Quality Sound
  • Comprehensive Connections

Cons of iRig Pro

  • There is no audio output.
  • It is not the cheapest option.

Shure mVI vs. iRig Pro

Shure mVIiRig Pro
INPUTS1 x XLR-1/4″ Combo (Line/Hi-Z Level)• 2x balanced
OUTPUTS1 x 1/8″ Headphones• 2x balanced
• TRS 1/4” Jack
CONTROLSControl GainGain Control
MONITORINGDirect MonitoringSoftware & Direct Monitoring
COMPATIBILITY• OS X 10.8.5 or later, iOS 10 or later
• Windows 7 SP1 or later
• Compatible for iOS devices like iPhone, iPod, and iPad
• Computers
• Androids
SIZEHeight: 1.65″ Width: 3.30″ Depth: 2.83″75mm/2.95″ x 127mm/5″ x 37mm/1.46″
WEIGHT0.68 lbs.197.2g/6.96oz (batteries excluded)
INCLUDED APPS• Version 3.3.0 (ShurePlus MOTIV – Android)
• Version 3.3.0 (ShurePlus MOTIV – iOS) 
• 25 Gear Credits for the Custom Shop
• AmpliTube CS (iOS) – AmpliTube Essentials pack
• AmpliTube Metal (Mac/PC)
• iGrand Piano FREE (Android) with full 88-key range & 1 exclusive bonus sound
• iLectric Piano (Android) with 1 exclusive bonus sound
• iGrand Piano FREE (iOS) – full 88-key range & 1 exclusive bonus sound
WARRANTY1 or 2 YEARS from its Original Date of Purchase1 Year International Warranty


In terms of utility, both products are without a doubt exceptional equipment. They’re all tiny, portable audio players capable of producing high-quality sound no matter where you are. The iRig Pro comes with much more packaged apps than the Shure mVI, which is the major comparison between the two.