Which direction should the SM7 point?

Which direction should the SM7 point?

Date Updated: March 2, 2018 FAQ #458
Question:
We have an SM7 at my workplace, and my supervisor thinks that you should talk 'across' the mic, i.e the foam end is pointed up and you talk across it. I think it's designed to be talked INTO the foam end, i.e the foam end is pointed at your mouth. Who's right?
Answer:


You are correct. Talk into the end of the microphone, just like an SM58. The SM7 is NOT a side address microphone.