Top Best 50 Microphones and Recording Microphone in November 2021

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HyperX
HyperX - Streamer Starter Pack – SoloCast USB Microphone and Cloud Core Gaming Headset with DTS
Description

The HyperX Streamer Starter Pack is a convenient bundle for aspiring streamers who are eager to start creating content for their future fans. We know that the road to becoming a full-time content creator can be a grind, which is why the HyperX Cloud Core was designed with comfort in mind. Cushy memory foam and soft, premium leatherette will keep your ears comfortable during long gaming sessions. This bundle also includes the HyperX Solocast, a USB condenser mic with several fan-favorite features, like the convenient tap-to-mute sensor, and a stand that swivels to fit a variety of different setups. A great gift for streamers who are ready to embark on their journey to streaming superstardom!

11 Features
  • SoloCast Microphone: Plug N Play Audio Recording: Improve the quality of your in-game voice chat, streaming voice audio, and audio recordings for content creation, clear recordings and voice communications with a quick and straightforward setup
  • SoloCast Microphone: Tap-to-Mute Sensor with LED Status Indicator: Quick tap-to-mute function offers easy control over audio capture
  • SoloCast Microphone: Flexible, adjustable stand: Customize for optimal positioning for a variety of heights and allows the mic to fit below PC monitors for better use of space
  • SoloCast Microphone: Multi-device and program compatibility: Clear voice quality with excellent sound for improved communication certified by Discord and TeamSpeak
  • SoloCast Microphone: Polar Pattern: Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • SoloCast Microphone: Multi-platform Compatibility: Microphone works with PC, Playstation, and Mac
  • Cloud Core Headset: Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound: 7.1 surround sound creates a more immersive game experience
  • Cloud Core Headset: Advanced Audio Control Box: Easily toggle 7.1 surround sound on and off
  • Cloud Core Headset: Multi-platform compatibility: Headset designed to work on PC, PS4 Pro™, Xbox One S™, Nintendo Switch, and other platforms with a 3.5mm port
  • Cloud Core Headset: Detachable noise-cancellation microphone: Easy to plug in for gaming use or unplug for music-only purposes
  • Cloud Core Headset: Signature HyperX Comfort: Comfortable for prolonged gaming sessions
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by DZGnutz, 10 out of 10
    Great Bundle!

    Very big improvement over my current headset. The mic is clear and adds color to my voice recordings making it great for general gaming and streaming. The headset has a nice fit and feel. The cable isn't removable but that's okay since it's sturdy. The included splitter cable for pc connection is long. Very long. Long enough to serve as an extension for the headset which is very nice to have.

    Nov 07, 2021 20:35
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    RØDE - Cardioid Electret Condenser Instrument and Vocal Microphone
    Description

    Record studio-grade vocals wherever you are with this RODE condenser microphone and one-channel USB interface. The microphone has detailed mid-range response and a suspended transducer that minimizes internal vibration, and the interface can be used to monitor recording during vocal takes. This RODE condenser microphone and one-channel USB interface can be used with any recording software.

    6 Features
  • Compatible with most RODE digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Electret condenser microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Cardioid pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 100 ohms minimum terminating impedance: With -29dBV/Pa sensitivity to deliver full sound.
  • 3 pin XLR connector: Ensures durable, long-lasting operation.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ReggieMD, 10 out of 10
    My new Rode mic

    I love my microphone! It has taken my vocal recording to the next level!

    Feb 19, 2021 20:10
  • Review by Curstin, 10 out of 10
    Good buy

    Loving it so far. Clear sound and good quality....

    Oct 23, 2020 17:01
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    Shure
    Shure MV7X Cardioid Dynamic Podcast XLR Microphone
    Description

    The Shure MV7X is a professional-quality XLR dynamic microphone, ideal for close mic applications that require vocal intelligibility with a balanced tone. Voice Isolation Technology ensures the microphone is laser-focused on your voice and does not capture any unwanted background noise to give you perfect recordings in imperfect rooms. The attractive and durable all-metal design features an adjustable yoke that can be mounted onto a variety of microphone stands for flexible placement options.

    5 Features
  • Housing: All-metal construction
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz to 16,000 Hz
  • Mic in Yoke:: 164 x 153.6 x 90.2 mm H × L x D
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (cardioid)
  • XLR Sensitivity at Minimum Gain, Flat Mode: -55 dBV/Pa (1.78 mV) at 1 kHz, 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by GoodTimes, 10 out of 10
    Really Good Vocal Mic

    This is my first Shure mic and I really like it. I have a pretty good mixer so I didn’t want the USB version. I wanted to get a Shure and it’s cool they released an XLR only version for those who didn’t want USB. I wanted a dynamic mic meant for voice and this fits. Everyone says this mic requires way less gain but on my setup it still requires a decent amount. I like this because it’s smaller than my previous condenser mic. It looks smaller in person than in pictures and video. I like how this mic reacts to my mixer knob adjustments. It holds the vocal clarity really well through different compression and eq adjustments. I like how this mic is a front address mic where I speak onto the end of it instead of positioning my previous condenser mic on the side. The yoke design is really nice looking. The XLR port on the back adds some length to the whole thing but someone could use a right angle XLR adapter if they wanted. Overall I like this mic.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:54
  • Saramonic 2.4 GHz Wireless Clip-On Mic System w/ Lav & Dual Lightning Receiver for iPhone & iPad (Blink 500 B3)
    Description

    The Saramonic Blink 500 B3 is an incredibly compact, lightweight, and professional sounding wireless microphone systems for the Apple iPhone and iPad. The included clip-on transmitter is small enough to clip directly to your shirt collar, and the included RXDi MFi Certified Lighting dual-channel receiver is so lightweight and unobtrusive that it won’t get in your way at all. It can easily be used on devices that are mounted in handheld gimbals, and the receiver is even capable of accepting the signal from two microphones if you add another Blink 500 TX transmitter (sold separately). The Blink 500 B3 is impossibly compact and lightweight, yet it delivers crystal-clear professional sound quality. The versatile transmitter features an excellent sounding built-in microphone that captures voices perfectly. Small enough to clip to a shirt or slide into a pocket and versatile enough to set on a table or podium, or even used handheld. It also operates as a traditional bodypack transmitter with the included SR-M1 professional omnidirectional clip-on lavalier microphone, providing an even more professional and visually discreet miking solution. The sleek, featherweight RXDi receiver plugs directly into the Lightning port of your Apple device and doesn’t require any batteries or charging to operate. There are no controls to fuss with, either. You just plug it in, and it works. Some wireless microphone systems are complicated to operate and require detailed knowledge of their menus and settings, but the Blink 500 B3 is so technically advanced that it couldn’t be easier to use. Even though there are no controls to adjust, behind the scenes the Blink 500 is doing a lot to ensure excellent performance. It operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum, and automatically hops channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts. Pairing the transmitter to the receiver is simple, and all of the complicated aspects of using wireless microphones happen seamlessly in the background with the Blink 500, letting you concentrate on storytelling and getting a great shot.One of the tricky aspects of capturing sound for video is controlling the audio levels. Some people speak very loudly, while others speak very softly. That’s why Blink 500 transmitters have easy-to-use gain buttons to raise or lower the levels at the touch of a button, and an intelligent LED display shows you where they’re set. The transmitter’s internal Lithium battery gets 5 hours of life from a charge with the included charging cables, and the USB-C port can be used to power or recharge the transmitter in the field with portable USB battery packs. The 10-milliwatt power of the transmitter gives you an impressive range of 98 feet (30 meters) with obstacles, and 164 feet (50 meters) in open spaces.Handheld gimbals have the amazing ability to deliver cinematically smooth video footage that makes it feel like the camera is floating, but one area where they suffer is audio. It’s simply too difficult to attach external microphones or wireless receivers without throwing off the balance of the device. The RXDi receiver, included in your Blink 500 B3 kit changes this story. It’s small and lightweight enough to remain mounted to your Apple device and won’t interfere with the motors or arm of your gimbal. You can finally capture perfect sound with your mobile gimbal footage, and if you add a second Blink 500 TX transmitter (sold separately) you can easily put mics on two separate people.

    5 Features
  • Ultracompact Wireless Mic System for iPhone and iPad with Lightning: Amazingly lightweight, ultracompact and easy-to-use wireless microphone system for iPhone and iPad that provides broadcast-quality sound
  • Compact Dual Receiver is ideal for Handheld and Gimbal Filming: RXDi dual-channel MFi Certified Lighting receiver is extremely lightweight, space efficient and works perfectly when used in handheld gimbals
  • Use Built-in Mic on Transmitter or with Lavalier: Clip-On Transmitter has a great sounding built-in mic and it’s small and light enough to clip to shirts and clothing, or you can use the included SR-M1 Professional Lavalier Microphone
  • Easy-to-Use, Just Turn on and Record: No technical knowledge of audio is required to use. Operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum and automatically hops to free channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts
  • Add Another Blink 500 TX Transmitter Anytime: Dual-Channel Receiver can handle mics from two separate people by adding a second Blink 500 TX transmitter (sold separately)
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Camo, 10 out of 10
    Wireless mic

    Use this for work and it is a very easy system to use. Great quality.

    Oct 23, 2020 15:37
  • Review by backdoc, 10 out of 10
    Amazing wireless microphone

    I bought this recently to do videos for my business. One of my pet peeves is listening to people on facebook that sound like they are a mile away from their phone. I had to remedy this so I wasn't another person doing the same thing. I loved how easily it connected and how well it sounds on live or recorded video. This is by far the easiest and best sound you can get before actually getting professional equipment and paying a fortune. Don't hesitate to buy it.

    May 27, 2020 01:51
  • Review by ChrisTrentsda, 10 out of 10
    A must buy.

    These things are awesome if you want to do video with great sound from your phone these are perfect. They work great and the sound quality is amazing. Very happy with my purchase.

    Aug 06, 2021 17:33
  • HyperX - QuadCast Wired Multi-Pattern Electret Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Share thoughts with this HyperX QuadCast USB condenser gaming microphone. The anti-vibration shock mount and internal pop filter improve sound quality, while the conveniently positioned gain control offers on-the-fly adjustments. This HyperX QuadCast USB condenser gaming microphone has an intuitive tap-to-mute feature to prevent audio accidents and a headphone jack for real-time monitoring .

    6 Features
  • Compatible with PC and Mac computers as well as PS4: For use with your existing gaming device.
  • Standalone condenser microphone: HyperX QuadCast is the ideal standalone condenser microphone for streamers who want quality sound.
  • Bi-directional, stereo, cardioid and omni-directional patterns: Select from four polar patterns, set mic input levels with the conveniently-located gain control, and monitor sound via headphone jack.
  • Microphone stand, microphone stand adapter: Offer optimal positioning.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity: Enables simple setup.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Moviebuff, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for gaming/multiple broadcasters

    This works as a great mic to use for multiple broadcasters in the same room - very sensitive so easily picks up voices from multiple desks and locations - has the option for "Quad Cast" or standard options.

    Only complaint would be that it does not do a great job of blocking out background voices/noise when I select the option for a single broadcaster voice...but it isn't horrible.

    Jun 17, 2019 10:23
  • Review by SmokeyDaBear, 10 out of 10
    Gamers microphone

    - Great audio (recording)

    - Slim lightweight design

    - Discord compatible

    - Sensor touch mute

    -LED light (Microphone is On)

    - Built in Shock mount

    - Built in Pop filter( Not the greatest so buy a cheap one)

    Only complain is Only RED LED color.

    Nov 07, 2019 15:12
  • Review by SRS1, 10 out of 10
    Plugged In & Ready To go....

    I am so not tech savvy. But whenever I use it people notice the difference in the sound of my voice. Using it for business meetings and church. I am still learning all the different options this mic has to offer. I am obsessed with the bright red color.

    Nov 14, 2020 08:36
  • Review by GMAN904, 10 out of 10
    Excellent microphone! High quality sound!

    Excellent microphone! I mainly use it with Discord and Zoom. Keep in mind you will likely need to wear headphones in these applications, otherwise others may hear an echo.

    Highly recommend using NVIDIA Broadcast to further tweak noise cancellation if you have an NVIDIA graphics card that supports it.

    Dec 17, 2020 11:40
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Best Streaming/gaming microphone!

    This is actually one of the best USB microphones I've used. I stream a lot and my viewers loved this upgrade.

    Dec 18, 2020 17:47
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    All the bang for the buck

    So far so good! Love the quality. My friends seem to like hearing the crispiness of the quality through discord. Stream wise, very very good budget mic! Only problem is that since it’s plug-and-play, there is no software for audio settings and such. Good weight as well for mic boom.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:17
  • Review by mark, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X Quadcast slaps

    I’ve had this mic for about a month or so and all I can say is when I started using it my friends on discord recognized how different I sound instantly. This mic is amazing for anyone starting to get into streaming or just wanting a mic for your zoom calls, daily uses or whatever. I recommend this mic if anyone is needing to buy one!!

    Jun 18, 2021 16:01
  • Review by WillIShocker, 10 out of 10
    Top quality and Valued well!

    This thing is the best mic I've ever owned. The base lacks a little to be desired, but that's more of a preference. Sound quality and clarity is great, and the sound adjustments allow you to sit back from the mic and still communicate with your audience. No need for a pop filter with this one either. Quality is top notch as well.

    Jun 11, 2021 15:31
  • 9.6score
    Shure - MV7 Podcast Kit Microphone
    Description

    The MV7 Podcast Kit Microphone is the perfect dynamic microphone for podcasting, home recording and gaming. Voice Isolation Technology separates your voice from unwanted background noise. Includes USB and XLR outputs. Includes the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod. The free ShurePlus MOTIV app allows for added functionality via the USB connection.

    5 Features
  • Voice Isolation Technology: Separates your voice from unwanted background noise. Recorded uninterrupted audio, every time
  • Auto Level Mode: Reduce your editing time and let the microphone mix your level in real time.
  • USB & XLR Connectivity: Compatible with Mac and Windows laptops, desktops, audio interfaces, mixers and select Apple and Android mobile devices
  • Customize within the ShurePlus MOTIV app on desktop or mobile: Choose Auto Level Mode or customize yourself, Select Dark, Natural or Bright sound signature, Choose Mic Position (near or far) setting to optimize your sound
  • Built-in Headphone Monitoring: Ensure that you are getting perfect audio at all times with the direct headphone monitoring output and adjust your preferred monitor mix between microphone and playback on the built-in touch panel or ShurePlus MOTIV app
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Amen, 10 out of 10
    Amazing dynamic mic with minor cons

    After upgrading from my Yeti to the MV7, the difference is day-and-night. The USB sound alone is phenomenal. Even so, I bit the bullet and purchased a Scarlett Solo interface to compliment the MV7 - it was worth every dime.

    If you're like me and you're wanting an upgrade from a sensitive condenser mic, the MV7 is perfect. If you're a content creator, gamer, podcaster, streamer or do voice overs, I'd dare call the MV7 perfect. It feels and sounds premium, which nearly justifies its price tag.

    However, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. For some reason, the MV7 uses a micro-USB connection, and includes both USB-A and USB-C conversion cables to connect to a device. It's almost an insult that it includes a micro-USB to USB-C cable - an acknowledgement of today's USB standards as Shure proceeds to use micro-USB nonetheless. It's a fragile, dated and inconvenient way of connecting devices.

    Moreover, the MV7 has a touch panel to modify gain & volume settings. The touch panel can be extremely finicky and awkward to reach. It feels like more of a gimmick than anything. After giving the touch panel a chance, I disabled it and have stuck to the software alternative. The MV7 could've been more affordable had Shure dropped the touch panel and went with solid analog controls.

    Micro-USB connections and touch panels aside, it's a fantastic mic! I'll give it 5 stars because it works well for my needs. If there were ten stars, I'd give it a 9/10, docking a star due to the micro-USB connection and unnecessary (although ambitious) touch panel

    Nov 05, 2020 17:43
  • Review by cjviscito, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Podcasts, Conferences, and Recordings

    Since working from home for over a year now due to COVID, I've invested in better quality gear for my home office. I've also started creating content for LinkedIn, YouTube, and other platforms. So I needed to get a microphone that could work as a desktop microphone, but I also wanted something that was able to plug into a sound board via an XLR cable because I might end up picking up one down the road - so I wanted a "future proof" microphone.

    A buddy of mine who also hosts his own podcast series recommended the Shure brand because that's what he uses, so when I saw that Shure had the MV7 that could connect via XLR or USB, I picked it up. The MV7 also features capacitive touch controls on the device for gain level and muting. There's also an AUX port available for connecting headphone to monitor the sound quality.

    The microphone itself is designed to be attached to either a tripod stand, or a boom-type arm. Right now, I'm using a stand for it on my desktop until I find an arm that I like. It's important to note that the MV7 does not come with a stand on it's own - so make sure you have one ready to go or plan to get one before using it.

    As far as cables, it's nice because the MV7 comes with 2 cables: a MicroUSB-to-USB-A and a MicroUSB-to-USB-C for connecting to a computer. I was pleasantly surprised because it's been my experience that most devices like this come with one type of cable and it's on you to figure out how to connect it.

    The sound quality of the microphone is excellent. I've had people on Zoom and Teams calls remark how much clearer I sound versus using the built-in microphone on my laptop. I've recorded audio segments, speaking naturally and I've been impressed with how well they sound and how much background / white noise is reduced or eliminated.

    The MV7 also has some accompanying desktop software to adjust the sound quality, but I found that I could leave it on the auto settings, you can see those in the images I uploaded. I really like the Shure MV7, it feels solid from a build quality perspective, can connect to Mac / PC or mixing board, and is also small enough that you can take it on the go if needed.

    Mar 10, 2021 08:13
  • Review by luigi7, 10 out of 10
    2 ways to use it

    I can conect with an Interface or just direct to my computer

    I let it do the work

    For computer need to download the sofware for more options

    Sep 22, 2021 11:01
  • Review by Maclemoor, 10 out of 10
    Crisp sound

    This is my first shure mic. It was an easy plug and play to my Microsoft 10 usb. Nothing to download. Joined a zoom and picked this mix for sound.

    Cons: you will need a mic mount or you can hold it. You will need to be 2” or less away from the mic for the best sound. That’s close if you don’t want the mic in the picture.

    Pros: the sound is perfect. The install is seemless.

    Mar 04, 2021 20:33
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    Terrific Microphone

    I always think it’s helpful to explain why/how I use a particular product to help explain my perspective. I’m a legal professional who conducts a lot of business over Zoom, and I create Presentations and videos used as exhibits. These tasks require me to have great sound. So while I’m not recording music or creating a podcast, I still rely on high end audio products (and other things) to create high end material. With that being said, the Shure microphone has been a significant upgrade to the microphone built into my Logitech webcam. I’m no audio engineer or otherwise audio professional so keep that in mind. I’m generally speaking to those like me with limited to no knowledge in microphones.

    IN THE BOX

    You will find the microphone, a mini-USB to USB-A cable as well as a mini-USB to USB-C cable. What it doesn’t have, and this is important to first time microphone buyers, is a stand. It does have an XLR output for those who want to record in analog.

    SETUP

    In terms of plugging it into your computer, it’s straightforward. (I don’t have the necessary equipment to use the XLR output, so I’m not mentioning it here). Your computer should recognize it immediately. You can visit the Shure website to download their MOTIV software, which gives you “advanced” controls.

    The more important thing to remember in the setup, is that you’ll need either a table/desk stand or boom arm. I actually went with a boom arm because I don’t use my microphone everyday and the arm keeps it at the ready, but also out of the way. And I kind of like having it on my desk for the aesthetics. You can purchase either option at Shure, or Amazon. The stand or boom arm isn’t expensive.

    There is also a headphone output. For those that don’t know, you can plug in a set of headphones so you can hear yourself talk (as well as the background audio, i.e. hearing someone else talk on a Zoom call). That allows you to know how loud, or how clear, your voice is or isn’t.

    CONTROLS

    The controls are touch sensitive. I’m not a huge fan, but they certainly work fine. I just like the tactics of physical buttons. But that’s an extremely minor issue. Once the microphone is tuned, via the Shure desktop software or otherwise, there’s really not a reason to use them other than mute. But the controls are volume and gain. You have to hit a microphone/headphone button to toggle between which setting the slider controls. Other than that, there’s no other buttons. (which isn’t a bad thing, this microphone looks slick and professional).

    DESKTOP SOFTWARE

    The Shure software itself is pretty bare bones. It’s software that runs in the background. It has natural presets like mic position (near or far), adjusting the monitoring mix (whether your voice or the playback sounds is louder in your headphones) and dark natural or bright tones. There’s also manual settings, but there’s not much there to control. There is a mic gain slider, EQs, limiter toggle button and compressor buttons. Frankly, for me, a newbie to professional microphones, these settings didn’t matter to me (at least not yet).

    PERFORMANCE

    As I mentioned before, I’m a legal professional. Court hearings, calls with clients, etc. have all been held over Zoom. My ability to be heard and sound great is a priority. This microphone fits the bill. I’ve literally gotten compliments about how well I sound. That’s a testament to this microphone. I’ve also used it to record narrations for legal videos. I went from sounding like I was recording a voice with the wind blowing to documentary level sound (I’m speaking in relative terms here, I’m by no means a documentary film maker).

    EDITING

    I’ve used Audacity to narrate over background music. I’ve also used this microphone to record narrations directly into Adobe Premiere, with the latter being my preferred choice to ease of use. But using this microphone was dead simple with Audacity. My only concern was that when I plugged the microphone in, after Audacity was opened. It didn’t seem to recognize it. But once I restarted the application it worked every time. It’s not been an issue since, since I leave it plugged in the whole time.

    CONCLUSION

    If you care about the quality of your virtual conference calls or have ambitions to create your own podcast (or narrate stories), this Shure microphone should be high on your list. The microphone itself is built extremely well, it has the flexibility of having an XLR output (in case you either have or later upgrade to a mixing board) and sounds fantastic. I highly recommend it if you’re in the market for a new computer microphone. It will greatly enhance your presentations/talks/conversations, etc.

    Mar 19, 2021 13:58
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Legendary Dynamic USB Microphone

    The Shure MV7 Dynamic Cardioid USB Microphone is well designed with a lot of great features discussed below.

    Pros:

    *Sleek quality design - The microphone is well made and looks great. It is attached to a yoke and ready to go out of the box. Simply attach it to a microphone mount of your choice and plug in the USB or connect a XLR cable to use a mixer/audio interface.

    * Voice isolation technology - The microphone is able to isolate the users voice so speech is crisp/clear while rejecting unwanted background noise. This is one of the main benefits of upgrading to a dynamic microphone over a condenser microphone. I have received many compliments from those who have listened to recordings using this microphone or heard me talk on Discord. Shure did a great job making the MV7 a top contender in its class/price range. The MV7 is designed for the individual looking to take the jump into the tier of professional level home microphones while maintaining an affordable price point.

    * USB and XLR connections - It is nice to see both connection types included in the design. The microphone can be connected to a large variety of devices via USB. When connected to a PC/mobile, the user has access to the ShurePlus MOTIV app discussed below. XLR can be used to connect it to a mixer/audio interface.

    * ShurePlus MOTIV app - A very intuitive and easy to use app. It offers an auto level mode which has a few customization options including microphone placement (near or far) and tone (dark, natural, bright). Think of this as the "plug and play" mode. It also has a manual mode for fine tuning. Manual mode has many features such as an EQ setting (flat, high pass, presence boost, and high pass & presence boost), compressor (off, light, medium, and heavy), limiter, microphone gain, monitor mix, and microphone mute. These settings can be saved under a dedicated profile for easy retrieval at a later time.

    * Microphone touch panel - This is a nice feature which allows the user to quickly adjust the gain, headphone volume, monitor mix, and mute function. It takes a little practice to get used to the sensitivity of the panel but overall it works great.

    Cons:

    * Micro-USB connector - It really shouldn't have this. I hope to see future iterations only include the USB-C variant following the evolving USB standards.

    Overall, the Shure MV7 is an outstanding microphone with a lot of professional features. I highly recommend this microphone.

    Mar 10, 2021 00:38
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    The podcast mic of your dreams has come true!

    As a recording engineer, I’m quite familiar with the Shure SM7B. It was a birthday gift last year, in fact! The Shure MV7 is the younger, shorter and slightly fatter version of it. It’s also more reasonable at $249, compared to the $399 price tag for its bigger brother.

    The greatest benefit of the MV7 is that you don’t need an audio interface to operate it, which means you save even more money. You can just plug it into your computer with the included USB cable and you’re ready to go. I consider this an advantage, because without an audio interface, there’s one less item on my desk, leaving more room for other things. It even comes with two different USB cables, USB-A and the more modern USB-C, which makes it compatible with many smartphone devices, in addition to your PC or Mac.

    If you prefer the old fashioned way, you can certainly plug an XLR cable into the mic and plug it into your true and tested audio interface. It will then operate as a regular dynamic microphone.

    Let’s talk about the most important aspect, the sound. I’m quite familiar with the response of an SM7B, and the MV7 is definitely sharing that same sonic quality. Remember that this microphone has a noticeable proximity effect, so if the low frequencies are overbearing, move away from the mic a few inches more, don’t reach for the low cut right away. This will benefit the sound tremendously. I was very impressed with the clarity and detail in my voice; very much like it’s older sibling.

    Speaking of the low cut, the MV7 encourages the use of an app called ShurePlus MOTIV to make any adjustments. The SM7B has physical switches for low cut and presence boost on the mic itself, but with the MV7, you have to change those settings virtually. I installed the app on my PC and Mac, and it worked fine on both. The settings are saved on the mic, so they were the same when I switched from my PC to Mac. You can use an auto setting that works pretty well, or you can have full control in manual mode, which allows you to change the mic gain, low cut, presence boost, limiter and compressor.

    Like an SM7B, you will probably have to crank the gain up a lot. When I stream, I have my mic 8 - 9 inches away from my face, and I had to crank it all the way up to get a proper level. The mic itself does have controls for volume and mute, but keep in mind that if you plug this in with an XLR cable rather than USB, you will not be able to use the onboard controls nor the app. This also applies to the headphone jack.

    No mic stand is included, but this mic has many uses, so it’s up to you to figure out the type of stand you need. Shure does offer a variety of options on their website to get you going in the right direction.

    If you’re a streamer or want to start a podcast, look no further as this is the mic for you. It’s designed to give both beginners and professionals everything they need to get that broadcast quality sound; fast, easy and affordable!

    Mar 02, 2021 13:00
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    Console/PC At The SAME TIME?! Yes.

    I’m going to start this review of with this: This is NOT a cheaper version of the Shure SM7B. It does not sound anywhere near as good and is a lot cheaper for a reason with a completely different target market and purpose.

    So, what is the target market? Streamers, YouTubers, podcasters, vocalists, etc. who are just starting off or those users who want a single microphone that offers the most flexibility by allowing you to use USB, XLR, or both AT THE SAME TIME. The main application that will make this microphone a banger is the ability to use the microphone on your computer to talk to stream while also having it plugged into your PS5 (or Xbox) and talk to game chat/party chat at the same time. No more having two microphones plugged in. It’s also great for those people who need a microphone to travel with. As this will work on an XLR setup or PC by just plugging it in via USB. The build quality and aesthetics are also premium.

    I was able to plug this into my PS5 and get it to work via USB. I was also able to plug this into my computer and get it to work either from USB or XLR. Last, I was able to get it to work for USB to PS5 and XLR to PC at the same time and record audio. Which was freaking brilliant I tell you!

    To explain further. If you are just starting off and are looking at buying a USB microphone you really shouldn’t look any further. As this microphone provides brilliant sound quality via USB. With the ability to upgrade at a later date to XLR which doesn’t sound any better than the USB counterpart. Which is super impressive as usually USB microphones don’t sound anywhere near as good as an XLR microphone.

    But that isn’t to say this microphone is all rainbows. I tested it mostly from an XLR point of view because I already have an Audio Interface and everything you would need for that. As an XLR microphone it performs well but you can buy a lot cheaper microphones that provide just as good or better sound. I found for my voice (which will also play a huge roll in the correct microphone you buy) to not work all that well for this. I have a relatively deep voice with strong Mids. This microphone heavily emphasizes mids and bass which makes me sound muddy and hard to understand. I had to do a lot of tweaking on my audio interface to make it sound what I considered to be good. But once I got that sound on lock things sounded GREAT. Another issue that I ran into was if you are hitting the microphone arm, XLR port, or USB port, that the sound is transferred into the microphone. Which is a bit disappointing at this price point. But otherwise, it did a great job at isolating sound from the sides and when manipulating the microphone itself which you’d expect from a dynamic microphone. Speaking of it being a dynamic microphone the windscreen on it is not the best as they skimped on the padding on the very front which makes plosives (p, s, etc.) kind of harsh. Along with having an extremely strong proximity effect. If you are 2 inches away and then move 1 inch away the volume nearly doubles. So, you need to be highly cognizant of that when doing recordings.

    It comes with a USB Micro to USB C or a USB Micro to USB A. It would have been nice to see USB C instead of USB micro. But whatever. Both of those cables are super long so you shouldn’t have too much issue getting the microphone where you want. It does not come with an XLR cable or an actual mount. So you’ll need to buy those separately, especially the mount. Setup is super easy no matter which one you use. The onboard touch controls do not work via XLR but do through USB and they work well. The application that you need to install to get the full use out of the USB connection is also simple to navigate and works well but is not needed.

    CONCLUSION:

    I absolutely love the flexibility and design of this microphone. As a USB microphone it is an easy recommendation if you can afford it. If you are using it for an XLR microphone I would recommend doing more research on other microphones. If you are trying to capture both PC and console voice at the same time this is probably some of the best you will find which also makes it an easy recommendation. If you are traveling a lot and need a microphone to work on multiple devices it is also a great choice. The only big issue is that this does NOT sound anywhere near as good as the Shure SM7B and should not be compared to it. I found the sound quality for my voice (bass and mid filled) to not be great and often left me unimpressed for the cost. But once I did some dialing in it was a lot better. As the frequency response isn’t terrific especially for the price. It also has a poor mic cover and has a lot of sound transfer when hitting the mic arm or cables. But otherwise does good. I think they are asking a bit too much for this guy. I think 150 – 200 would be a more competitive price. As 250 takes you into another bracket that opens up a lot of possibilities if you know what you are looking for or willing to do your research.

    Mar 06, 2021 18:43
  • 9.6score
    RØDE - Wireless GO Wireless Microphone System
    Description

    Record high-quality audio anywhere with this RØDE Wireless GO compact microphone system. The clip-on transmitter records clear audio with a built-in microphone and has a 3.5mm input that accommodates lavalier mics. This RØDE Wireless GO compact microphone system includes a receiver with a clip mount that attaches securely to cameras or clothing.CONSUMER ALERTMost users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones

    4 Features
  • Compatible with most RØDE digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Wireless microphone system: Amplifies your voice while enabling free movement.
  • Omni-directional pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Born2xceler8, 10 out of 10
    4 stars or 5? I went with 5

    So I did a test using this product on my YouTube channel.

    https://youtu.be/JiJTdnLJ0bM

    I am constantly looking for new ways to test the audio quality on this microphone system. Comment on my video if you dare and talk to me live. I am also on Snapchat "Jonasegway". You can hit me up on there to ask further questions for more details on this kit.

    I like it. I won't say I use it alot because I have a few "good" audio equipment to use for various types of filming. Anyways, talk to you soon guys.

    Mar 13, 2020 17:00
  • Review by Rexxreviews, 10 out of 10
    This Mic bundle is a GAMECHANGER

    I’ve been a long time user of the Rode SmartLav lapel mic. I use it all the time recording field audio and video. I’ve been in the market for a wireless microphone system. When Rode announced the Wireless Go microphone system at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, I jumped on it immediately. Slim form factor, simple setup, and a name I trust.

    Summary

    I recommend the Rode Wireless Go. I’m happy with the form factor, quality, and audio results. Key wins for me:

    Transmitter & receiver are pre-paired out of the box. You’re up and running in minutes.

    Super-slim form factor

    Flexibility with the built-in microphone or external mic (like the SmartLav)

    Good range in the field

    US$199

    The only gotcha is maintaining line of sight between the transmitter and receiver. This is called out on Rode’s website. I was a little surprised at the sensitivity to line of sight. Watch the video for more.

    May 30, 2019 17:37
  • Review by DC55, 10 out of 10
    Love it, but you need extra parts!!

    Great microphone! I use it for teaching yoga outside and virtually. You do need extra pieces though to make it work the best. You will need the SC7 cord for use with a laptop, camera, or smartphone. You will need a lavalier microphone and headset in order to use it best for fitness. It can be clipped to your shirt, but I have found it doesn't pick up sound as well without the headset.

    May 24, 2021 07:12
  • Review by Matosmartha700, 8 out of 10
    Good Chooise

    It is really good microphone some sounds in-the back you need to buy another cable is you want to use with the phone , good and easy to use!

    Sep 06, 2021 15:00
  • Review by nemestrinus, 8 out of 10
    Great product after you figure it out.

    This is a very nice product, high-quality and compact. Works perfectly with my DSLR camera on video mode. Unfortunately it has very incomplete technical documentation or explanation of how it can be used with different types of equipment, so I was left using the trail-and-error approach. After I purchased it I found that I needed to also get an audio mic/headphone "splitter" in order to use it with my laptop. The sales associate in the store did not know this either. Also he sold me an external lavalier mic with usb-c, but that was not compatible. It requires a traditional 3.5mm microphone jack.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Omezie, 10 out of 10
    Powerful Mic Quality in a small package!!

    This is one of the best wireless mics I have ever used. The range is great, but just like anything else, once you start having objects in the way, you will lose audio. You have 3 different decibel settings, the best one in my opinion is setting #2. And make sure you adjust your audio on your camera to around 6 or 7. The battery is great as well. it can easily last over 5 hours straight. Although the rode wireless mic has a new model out, I don't see the need to spend an additional $100 for what I need it for. I do recommend this item.

    Jul 27, 2021 22:37
  • Review by DCCarGuy, 10 out of 10
    Great remote microphone

    Lovr the Rode Go. Use it with a gopro and a media mod. Sound is good. Rode makes a lot of great products.

    I recently bought the II and thought will i use the original one. And yep I still do, more than ever.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:03
  • Review by RachelRose, 8 out of 10
    Great wireless mic

    Great mic! Works like a charm and from quite a distance. If you’re using it with a phone, you’ll need a different cable than the one it comes with. I couldn’t get it to work initially, but called Rode and they knew right away what the issue was. It works perfectly with the new cable. 4 stars because I feel like it should come with both cable options… Lots of people film from their phones these days.

    Oct 16, 2021 08:12
  • 9.6score
    Blue Microphones - Yeti - 10th Anniversary Edition USB Multi-Pattern Electret Condenser Instrument and Vocal Microphone
    Description

    Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide, producing clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound and enhanced Blue VO!CEvocal effects for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Thanks to Yeti’s proprietary three-capsule technology and four pickup patterns, you can produce professional recordings and streams with legendary ease. Yeti’s proprietary three-capsule technology enables cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns that offer incredible flexibility, allowing you to record and stream in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. Yeti also features studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain that put you in charge of the recording process. Set up in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm.

    9 Features
  • Blue’s legendary broadcast-quality sound: Makes the professional difference for gaming and streaming.
  • Custom three-capsule array: This professional USB mic produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube videos, Twitch game streaming, podcasting, Zoom meetings, music recording and more.
  • Onboard audio controls: Headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and mic gain put you in charge of every level of the audio recording and streaming process.
  • Blue VO!CE broadcast vocal effects: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Unique positionable design: Pivot the mic in relation to the sound source to optimize your sound quality thanks to the adjustable desktop stand and track your voice in real time with no-latency monitoring.
  • Four pickup patterns: Flexible cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns allow you to record in ways that would normally require multiple mics, for vocals, instruments and podcasts.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your voice in real time to make sure your streams sound great.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Set up the computer microphone in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm and instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Haeu, 10 out of 10
    I freaking love it!!!

    I love this mic, just buy it. It’s just amazing, I have it with the blue microphone-compass boom arm. I highly recommend this microphone. Really happy with this shop.

    Mar 05, 2021 18:11
  • Review by Cocncwcn, 10 out of 10
    Nice microphone!

    Having never had a microphone like this before, I honestly didn’t know if I’d like it or not...turns out it works like a champ!

    Jun 19, 2020 16:32
  • Review by Unused, 2 out of 10
    Don't Know

    I can't get it to work. I feel that I am missing a step. I wish that I could give it a neutral. Just sitting in my room. Need help. Geek squad?

    Mar 27, 2021 10:28
  • Review by cotufa82, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING!

    I had been against the "fad" of USB microphones because i thought they were just "too mainstream" and i always bought condenser mics with xlr.

    This mic is underrated by ignorance like mine. By far this mic is the best microphone i have bought for its price and definitely versatile enough for different environments.

    I can't recommend it enough! this mic is ACE

    Jan 04, 2020 20:46
  • Review by Clayton, 10 out of 10
    Great USB Mic

    For a USB mic, this thing is awesome. I've been using it on PS4 and X-Box One for streaming and for game chat in general as well as for Zoom calls for work. The sound quality is great.

    When using it for games, PS4 is plug & play. You just have to change your audio input and output in the settings. X-Box is a little trickier since you have to have a splitter and two 1/8th inch cables. Do some YouTube research to find the cables you need. It works great though.

    You plug your headphones into the 1/8th inch jack on the bottom of the mic and you have mic monitoring which I like.

    The base is sturdy. The mic is in a metal housing. I love the color on this one. One thing I found though is the tension knobs on the side can easily strip. I did have to return the first one I bought to exchange, but that wasn't a huge deal. Just be careful with the knobs and don't try to position the mic swivel without first loosening both sides a bit. The mic mounts directly to the stand with those knob screws and that's one part of the design I'm not crazy about. Otherwise, this is a great mic.

    Mar 30, 2020 08:40
  • Review by Wolfgang, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Microphone for computer, use on Zoom

    Very Fine Microphone to use at home with Zoom. Easy to set up. I've been problem free. Picks up any sounds extremely well. Once it was set up on the desk and controls were set-up the way I wanted them, did not have to it readjust again.

    Oct 12, 2020 19:50
  • Review by Printerdude, 10 out of 10
    Great mic

    So far, so good. This is a very good mic. Keep in mind that if you don't have a good room for recording (as in quiet) you may not like what you hear. Also, be sure you use the correct mic settings re: condenser, omni-directional, etc). Also, if you set this mic on a desk whereon you have also placed a non-SSD external hard drive, the internal spinning platter of the hard drive will send vibrations into the mic, creating a background 'hum' on your recording. Take that external hard drive off your desk before recording.

    You may also want to get the windscreen that is designed for this mic.

    May 21, 2021 15:31
  • Review by Mannyskillz, 6 out of 10
    Serial numbers don't match Packaging

    Mic is what you expect from a USB mic.

    Had to lower gain on pc because I was getting static. After lowering gain on pc to 20 it seem to fix the issue.

    Quality felt good.Comes with nice sturdy base and the blue paint finish looked great!

    I decided to return after 2 days and grabbed the yeticaster.Its the exact same mic but in black and comes with a arm instead of a base.This is we're I ran into trouble at the local best buy.The mic serial number did not match the box.After a couple minutes they opened a new mic and the Serials also did not match so they agreed to exchange it for me.Seems like it's a Blue Issue with manufacturing.

    Overall mic is good for the price.

    Feb 26, 2021 16:58
  • 9.6score
    Elgato Wave Pop Filter
    Description

    Wave Pop Filter features dual-layer steel mesh for optimum air current diffusion, eliminating popsand hisses caused by plosive speech sounds. Simply align the magnetic attachment points, letWave Pop Filter snap into place, and say your p’s and b’s without distortion. A precise fit with looksto match, Wave Pop Filter is the perfect addition to your premium Wave:1 or Wave:3 microphone.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Garret, 10 out of 10
    Crucial add-on to an amazing mic

    I was able to purchase the Wave 3 with both a Pop Filter and a Shock Mount.

    All in all, this pop filter succeeds in its job with flying colors. It's got a really solid quality to it even if it's all mesh and plastic. It's got two layers of mesh to help tone down those harsh popping sounds you make as you talk.

    Definitely a must-buy.

    Oct 03, 2020 19:25
  • Review by Smurfette, 10 out of 10
    Love this filter!

    I am a cooking streamer and I absolutely love my filter! My viewers can’t hear the mixer or blender or kids in the background!

    Oct 15, 2021 17:21
  • Review by akosin, 10 out of 10
    Easy Attachment

    Super easy to install. Helps with pop. Not too useful though as the mic has one built in.

    Oct 12, 2021 12:33
  • Review by GarlicKnotts888, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Add On to your Mic

    I did lots of research and I mean lots. I finally after months decided to go for the Elgato Wave 3. I added this and it made what was already great even better. Very Glad I bought it.

    Jan 30, 2021 03:32
  • Review by Techmoves, 10 out of 10
    Does what it’s suppose to do

    The one thing that was missing to help make your voice sound amazing on stream! If you get the wave you must get this accessory!

    Jan 22, 2021 16:08
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Great device!

    Great device! Perfect for the wave 3 and you can really tell the difference

    Jun 18, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Darell, 10 out of 10
    Matches perfectly with the Wave3 microphone

    Perfect pair for my Elgato Wave3 microphone. Makes a difference with the quality of your voice.

    Jan 18, 2021 11:03
  • Review by Theglink, 10 out of 10
    Gift

    Bought as a gift for son. He likes it. Would recommend.

    Jun 23, 2021 14:30
  • 9.6score
    Shure - MV7 Dynamic Cardioid USB Microphone
    Description

    The Shure MV7 is a professional-quality USB/XLR dynamic microphone, ideal for close mic applications that require vocal intelligibility with a balanced tone. A touch panel interface on the microphone itself provides control over microphone gain, headphone level, monitor mix, and muting, and the ShurePlus MOTIV™ Desktop Application allows users to save their own presets or enable auto-gain, compression, and EQ presets for easy real-time audio processing. The attractive and durable all metal design features an adjustable yoke that can be mounted onto a variety of microphone stands for flexible placement options.

    5 Features
  • Dual output dynamic microphone: XLR - Mixers, Interfaces, Recorders. USB - Laptops, iPhones, iPads.
  • Excellent audio performance: “Radio sound” into any device, anywhere. Tight pickup pattern with amazing isolation. Internal shock mount
  • On-board touch panel control: Gain, Headphone, Mute, Lock
  • Available in two colors: Silver or Black finish
  • Shure MOTIV Desktop App: Support for polar pattern control, gain, and DSP
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Amen, 10 out of 10
    Amazing dynamic mic with minor cons

    After upgrading from my Yeti to the MV7, the difference is day-and-night. The USB sound alone is phenomenal. Even so, I bit the bullet and purchased a Scarlett Solo interface to compliment the MV7 - it was worth every dime.

    If you're like me and you're wanting an upgrade from a sensitive condenser mic, the MV7 is perfect. If you're a content creator, gamer, podcaster, streamer or do voice overs, I'd dare call the MV7 perfect. It feels and sounds premium, which nearly justifies its price tag.

    However, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. For some reason, the MV7 uses a micro-USB connection, and includes both USB-A and USB-C conversion cables to connect to a device. It's almost an insult that it includes a micro-USB to USB-C cable - an acknowledgement of today's USB standards as Shure proceeds to use micro-USB nonetheless. It's a fragile, dated and inconvenient way of connecting devices.

    Moreover, the MV7 has a touch panel to modify gain & volume settings. The touch panel can be extremely finicky and awkward to reach. It feels like more of a gimmick than anything. After giving the touch panel a chance, I disabled it and have stuck to the software alternative. The MV7 could've been more affordable had Shure dropped the touch panel and went with solid analog controls.

    Micro-USB connections and touch panels aside, it's a fantastic mic! I'll give it 5 stars because it works well for my needs. If there were ten stars, I'd give it a 9/10, docking a star due to the micro-USB connection and unnecessary (although ambitious) touch panel

    Nov 05, 2020 17:43
  • Review by cjviscito, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Podcasts, Conferences, and Recordings

    Since working from home for over a year now due to COVID, I've invested in better quality gear for my home office. I've also started creating content for LinkedIn, YouTube, and other platforms. So I needed to get a microphone that could work as a desktop microphone, but I also wanted something that was able to plug into a sound board via an XLR cable because I might end up picking up one down the road - so I wanted a "future proof" microphone.

    A buddy of mine who also hosts his own podcast series recommended the Shure brand because that's what he uses, so when I saw that Shure had the MV7 that could connect via XLR or USB, I picked it up. The MV7 also features capacitive touch controls on the device for gain level and muting. There's also an AUX port available for connecting headphone to monitor the sound quality.

    The microphone itself is designed to be attached to either a tripod stand, or a boom-type arm. Right now, I'm using a stand for it on my desktop until I find an arm that I like. It's important to note that the MV7 does not come with a stand on it's own - so make sure you have one ready to go or plan to get one before using it.

    As far as cables, it's nice because the MV7 comes with 2 cables: a MicroUSB-to-USB-A and a MicroUSB-to-USB-C for connecting to a computer. I was pleasantly surprised because it's been my experience that most devices like this come with one type of cable and it's on you to figure out how to connect it.

    The sound quality of the microphone is excellent. I've had people on Zoom and Teams calls remark how much clearer I sound versus using the built-in microphone on my laptop. I've recorded audio segments, speaking naturally and I've been impressed with how well they sound and how much background / white noise is reduced or eliminated.

    The MV7 also has some accompanying desktop software to adjust the sound quality, but I found that I could leave it on the auto settings, you can see those in the images I uploaded. I really like the Shure MV7, it feels solid from a build quality perspective, can connect to Mac / PC or mixing board, and is also small enough that you can take it on the go if needed.

    Mar 10, 2021 08:13
  • Review by luigi7, 10 out of 10
    2 ways to use it

    I can conect with an Interface or just direct to my computer

    I let it do the work

    For computer need to download the sofware for more options

    Sep 22, 2021 11:01
  • Review by Maclemoor, 10 out of 10
    Crisp sound

    This is my first shure mic. It was an easy plug and play to my Microsoft 10 usb. Nothing to download. Joined a zoom and picked this mix for sound.

    Cons: you will need a mic mount or you can hold it. You will need to be 2” or less away from the mic for the best sound. That’s close if you don’t want the mic in the picture.

    Pros: the sound is perfect. The install is seemless.

    Mar 04, 2021 20:33
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    Terrific Microphone

    I always think it’s helpful to explain why/how I use a particular product to help explain my perspective. I’m a legal professional who conducts a lot of business over Zoom, and I create Presentations and videos used as exhibits. These tasks require me to have great sound. So while I’m not recording music or creating a podcast, I still rely on high end audio products (and other things) to create high end material. With that being said, the Shure microphone has been a significant upgrade to the microphone built into my Logitech webcam. I’m no audio engineer or otherwise audio professional so keep that in mind. I’m generally speaking to those like me with limited to no knowledge in microphones.

    IN THE BOX

    You will find the microphone, a mini-USB to USB-A cable as well as a mini-USB to USB-C cable. What it doesn’t have, and this is important to first time microphone buyers, is a stand. It does have an XLR output for those who want to record in analog.

    SETUP

    In terms of plugging it into your computer, it’s straightforward. (I don’t have the necessary equipment to use the XLR output, so I’m not mentioning it here). Your computer should recognize it immediately. You can visit the Shure website to download their MOTIV software, which gives you “advanced” controls.

    The more important thing to remember in the setup, is that you’ll need either a table/desk stand or boom arm. I actually went with a boom arm because I don’t use my microphone everyday and the arm keeps it at the ready, but also out of the way. And I kind of like having it on my desk for the aesthetics. You can purchase either option at Shure, or Amazon. The stand or boom arm isn’t expensive.

    There is also a headphone output. For those that don’t know, you can plug in a set of headphones so you can hear yourself talk (as well as the background audio, i.e. hearing someone else talk on a Zoom call). That allows you to know how loud, or how clear, your voice is or isn’t.

    CONTROLS

    The controls are touch sensitive. I’m not a huge fan, but they certainly work fine. I just like the tactics of physical buttons. But that’s an extremely minor issue. Once the microphone is tuned, via the Shure desktop software or otherwise, there’s really not a reason to use them other than mute. But the controls are volume and gain. You have to hit a microphone/headphone button to toggle between which setting the slider controls. Other than that, there’s no other buttons. (which isn’t a bad thing, this microphone looks slick and professional).

    DESKTOP SOFTWARE

    The Shure software itself is pretty bare bones. It’s software that runs in the background. It has natural presets like mic position (near or far), adjusting the monitoring mix (whether your voice or the playback sounds is louder in your headphones) and dark natural or bright tones. There’s also manual settings, but there’s not much there to control. There is a mic gain slider, EQs, limiter toggle button and compressor buttons. Frankly, for me, a newbie to professional microphones, these settings didn’t matter to me (at least not yet).

    PERFORMANCE

    As I mentioned before, I’m a legal professional. Court hearings, calls with clients, etc. have all been held over Zoom. My ability to be heard and sound great is a priority. This microphone fits the bill. I’ve literally gotten compliments about how well I sound. That’s a testament to this microphone. I’ve also used it to record narrations for legal videos. I went from sounding like I was recording a voice with the wind blowing to documentary level sound (I’m speaking in relative terms here, I’m by no means a documentary film maker).

    EDITING

    I’ve used Audacity to narrate over background music. I’ve also used this microphone to record narrations directly into Adobe Premiere, with the latter being my preferred choice to ease of use. But using this microphone was dead simple with Audacity. My only concern was that when I plugged the microphone in, after Audacity was opened. It didn’t seem to recognize it. But once I restarted the application it worked every time. It’s not been an issue since, since I leave it plugged in the whole time.

    CONCLUSION

    If you care about the quality of your virtual conference calls or have ambitions to create your own podcast (or narrate stories), this Shure microphone should be high on your list. The microphone itself is built extremely well, it has the flexibility of having an XLR output (in case you either have or later upgrade to a mixing board) and sounds fantastic. I highly recommend it if you’re in the market for a new computer microphone. It will greatly enhance your presentations/talks/conversations, etc.

    Mar 19, 2021 13:58
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Legendary Dynamic USB Microphone

    The Shure MV7 Dynamic Cardioid USB Microphone is well designed with a lot of great features discussed below.

    Pros:

    *Sleek quality design - The microphone is well made and looks great. It is attached to a yoke and ready to go out of the box. Simply attach it to a microphone mount of your choice and plug in the USB or connect a XLR cable to use a mixer/audio interface.

    * Voice isolation technology - The microphone is able to isolate the users voice so speech is crisp/clear while rejecting unwanted background noise. This is one of the main benefits of upgrading to a dynamic microphone over a condenser microphone. I have received many compliments from those who have listened to recordings using this microphone or heard me talk on Discord. Shure did a great job making the MV7 a top contender in its class/price range. The MV7 is designed for the individual looking to take the jump into the tier of professional level home microphones while maintaining an affordable price point.

    * USB and XLR connections - It is nice to see both connection types included in the design. The microphone can be connected to a large variety of devices via USB. When connected to a PC/mobile, the user has access to the ShurePlus MOTIV app discussed below. XLR can be used to connect it to a mixer/audio interface.

    * ShurePlus MOTIV app - A very intuitive and easy to use app. It offers an auto level mode which has a few customization options including microphone placement (near or far) and tone (dark, natural, bright). Think of this as the "plug and play" mode. It also has a manual mode for fine tuning. Manual mode has many features such as an EQ setting (flat, high pass, presence boost, and high pass & presence boost), compressor (off, light, medium, and heavy), limiter, microphone gain, monitor mix, and microphone mute. These settings can be saved under a dedicated profile for easy retrieval at a later time.

    * Microphone touch panel - This is a nice feature which allows the user to quickly adjust the gain, headphone volume, monitor mix, and mute function. It takes a little practice to get used to the sensitivity of the panel but overall it works great.

    Cons:

    * Micro-USB connector - It really shouldn't have this. I hope to see future iterations only include the USB-C variant following the evolving USB standards.

    Overall, the Shure MV7 is an outstanding microphone with a lot of professional features. I highly recommend this microphone.

    Mar 10, 2021 00:38
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    The podcast mic of your dreams has come true!

    As a recording engineer, I’m quite familiar with the Shure SM7B. It was a birthday gift last year, in fact! The Shure MV7 is the younger, shorter and slightly fatter version of it. It’s also more reasonable at $249, compared to the $399 price tag for its bigger brother.

    The greatest benefit of the MV7 is that you don’t need an audio interface to operate it, which means you save even more money. You can just plug it into your computer with the included USB cable and you’re ready to go. I consider this an advantage, because without an audio interface, there’s one less item on my desk, leaving more room for other things. It even comes with two different USB cables, USB-A and the more modern USB-C, which makes it compatible with many smartphone devices, in addition to your PC or Mac.

    If you prefer the old fashioned way, you can certainly plug an XLR cable into the mic and plug it into your true and tested audio interface. It will then operate as a regular dynamic microphone.

    Let’s talk about the most important aspect, the sound. I’m quite familiar with the response of an SM7B, and the MV7 is definitely sharing that same sonic quality. Remember that this microphone has a noticeable proximity effect, so if the low frequencies are overbearing, move away from the mic a few inches more, don’t reach for the low cut right away. This will benefit the sound tremendously. I was very impressed with the clarity and detail in my voice; very much like it’s older sibling.

    Speaking of the low cut, the MV7 encourages the use of an app called ShurePlus MOTIV to make any adjustments. The SM7B has physical switches for low cut and presence boost on the mic itself, but with the MV7, you have to change those settings virtually. I installed the app on my PC and Mac, and it worked fine on both. The settings are saved on the mic, so they were the same when I switched from my PC to Mac. You can use an auto setting that works pretty well, or you can have full control in manual mode, which allows you to change the mic gain, low cut, presence boost, limiter and compressor.

    Like an SM7B, you will probably have to crank the gain up a lot. When I stream, I have my mic 8 - 9 inches away from my face, and I had to crank it all the way up to get a proper level. The mic itself does have controls for volume and mute, but keep in mind that if you plug this in with an XLR cable rather than USB, you will not be able to use the onboard controls nor the app. This also applies to the headphone jack.

    No mic stand is included, but this mic has many uses, so it’s up to you to figure out the type of stand you need. Shure does offer a variety of options on their website to get you going in the right direction.

    If you’re a streamer or want to start a podcast, look no further as this is the mic for you. It’s designed to give both beginners and professionals everything they need to get that broadcast quality sound; fast, easy and affordable!

    Mar 02, 2021 13:00
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    Console/PC At The SAME TIME?! Yes.

    I’m going to start this review of with this: This is NOT a cheaper version of the Shure SM7B. It does not sound anywhere near as good and is a lot cheaper for a reason with a completely different target market and purpose.

    So, what is the target market? Streamers, YouTubers, podcasters, vocalists, etc. who are just starting off or those users who want a single microphone that offers the most flexibility by allowing you to use USB, XLR, or both AT THE SAME TIME. The main application that will make this microphone a banger is the ability to use the microphone on your computer to talk to stream while also having it plugged into your PS5 (or Xbox) and talk to game chat/party chat at the same time. No more having two microphones plugged in. It’s also great for those people who need a microphone to travel with. As this will work on an XLR setup or PC by just plugging it in via USB. The build quality and aesthetics are also premium.

    I was able to plug this into my PS5 and get it to work via USB. I was also able to plug this into my computer and get it to work either from USB or XLR. Last, I was able to get it to work for USB to PS5 and XLR to PC at the same time and record audio. Which was freaking brilliant I tell you!

    To explain further. If you are just starting off and are looking at buying a USB microphone you really shouldn’t look any further. As this microphone provides brilliant sound quality via USB. With the ability to upgrade at a later date to XLR which doesn’t sound any better than the USB counterpart. Which is super impressive as usually USB microphones don’t sound anywhere near as good as an XLR microphone.

    But that isn’t to say this microphone is all rainbows. I tested it mostly from an XLR point of view because I already have an Audio Interface and everything you would need for that. As an XLR microphone it performs well but you can buy a lot cheaper microphones that provide just as good or better sound. I found for my voice (which will also play a huge roll in the correct microphone you buy) to not work all that well for this. I have a relatively deep voice with strong Mids. This microphone heavily emphasizes mids and bass which makes me sound muddy and hard to understand. I had to do a lot of tweaking on my audio interface to make it sound what I considered to be good. But once I got that sound on lock things sounded GREAT. Another issue that I ran into was if you are hitting the microphone arm, XLR port, or USB port, that the sound is transferred into the microphone. Which is a bit disappointing at this price point. But otherwise, it did a great job at isolating sound from the sides and when manipulating the microphone itself which you’d expect from a dynamic microphone. Speaking of it being a dynamic microphone the windscreen on it is not the best as they skimped on the padding on the very front which makes plosives (p, s, etc.) kind of harsh. Along with having an extremely strong proximity effect. If you are 2 inches away and then move 1 inch away the volume nearly doubles. So, you need to be highly cognizant of that when doing recordings.

    It comes with a USB Micro to USB C or a USB Micro to USB A. It would have been nice to see USB C instead of USB micro. But whatever. Both of those cables are super long so you shouldn’t have too much issue getting the microphone where you want. It does not come with an XLR cable or an actual mount. So you’ll need to buy those separately, especially the mount. Setup is super easy no matter which one you use. The onboard touch controls do not work via XLR but do through USB and they work well. The application that you need to install to get the full use out of the USB connection is also simple to navigate and works well but is not needed.

    CONCLUSION:

    I absolutely love the flexibility and design of this microphone. As a USB microphone it is an easy recommendation if you can afford it. If you are using it for an XLR microphone I would recommend doing more research on other microphones. If you are trying to capture both PC and console voice at the same time this is probably some of the best you will find which also makes it an easy recommendation. If you are traveling a lot and need a microphone to work on multiple devices it is also a great choice. The only big issue is that this does NOT sound anywhere near as good as the Shure SM7B and should not be compared to it. I found the sound quality for my voice (bass and mid filled) to not be great and often left me unimpressed for the cost. But once I did some dialing in it was a lot better. As the frequency response isn’t terrific especially for the price. It also has a poor mic cover and has a lot of sound transfer when hitting the mic arm or cables. But otherwise does good. I think they are asking a bit too much for this guy. I think 150 – 200 would be a more competitive price. As 250 takes you into another bracket that opens up a lot of possibilities if you know what you are looking for or willing to do your research.

    Mar 06, 2021 18:43
  • 9.6score
    RØDE - Wireless Microphone System
    Description

    Ensure your voice is loud and clear with this white RØDE Wireless GO compact wireless microphone. The omnidirectional pickup pattern is ideal for auditoriums and group settings, while the built-in rechargeable batteries support up to 7 hours of use on a single charge. This RØDE Wireless GO compact wireless microphone features an integrated clip for easy mounting.

    7 Features
  • Compatible with most RØDE digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Up to 230' wireless range: Making the system ideal for conferences and much more.
  • Condenser wireless microphone system: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Omni-directional pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • 50Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity: Enables simple digital recording.
  • Receiver unit: Provides a wide frequency response and high sensitivity.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Good For weddings

    Need this for a wedding gig, worked out absolutely fine! Audio was perfect and definitely worth the price.

    Oct 29, 2021 21:17
  • Review by Rode, 10 out of 10
    Rode Mics

    The Rode Wireless Microphone delivered high quality sound.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:44
  • Review by Emiliano, 10 out of 10
    Easy

    Wonderful mic! It definitely blew me away how simple it was

    Oct 09, 2021 02:35
  • Review by amber777, 10 out of 10
    Mic'd Up

    I've been using for Micd up for athletes and it has worked great!

    Sep 04, 2021 14:20
  • Review by Nick, 10 out of 10
    Nick

    Saad killed it gave me good lavaliere mics and informed me about mad products

    Jul 30, 2021 20:22
  • Review by MLPC, 8 out of 10
    Great Addition … gotta try these.

    Love the new mic. I do wish Best Buy had them in black though.

    Sep 17, 2021 15:47
  • 9.6score
    Shure - MV7 Dynamic Cardioid USB Microphone
    Description

    The Shure MV7 is a professional-quality USB/XLR dynamic microphone, ideal for close mic applications that require vocal intelligibility with a balanced tone. A touch panel interface on the microphone itself provides control over microphone gain, headphone level, monitor mix, and muting, and the ShurePlus MOTIV™ Desktop Application allows users to save their own presets or enable auto-gain, compression, and EQ presets for easy real-time audio processing. The attractive and durable all metal design features an adjustable yoke that can be mounted onto a variety of microphone stands for flexible placement options.

    5 Features
  • Dual output dynamic microphone: XLR - Mixers, Interfaces, Recorders. USB - Laptops, iPhones, iPads.
  • Excellent audio performance: “Radio sound” into any device, anywhere. Tight pickup pattern with amazing isolation. Internal shock mount
  • On-board touch panel control: Gain, Headphone, Mute, Lock
  • Available in two colors: Silver or Black finish
  • Shure MOTIV Desktop App: Support for polar pattern control, gain, and DSP
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Amen, 10 out of 10
    Amazing dynamic mic with minor cons

    After upgrading from my Yeti to the MV7, the difference is day-and-night. The USB sound alone is phenomenal. Even so, I bit the bullet and purchased a Scarlett Solo interface to compliment the MV7 - it was worth every dime.

    If you're like me and you're wanting an upgrade from a sensitive condenser mic, the MV7 is perfect. If you're a content creator, gamer, podcaster, streamer or do voice overs, I'd dare call the MV7 perfect. It feels and sounds premium, which nearly justifies its price tag.

    However, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. For some reason, the MV7 uses a micro-USB connection, and includes both USB-A and USB-C conversion cables to connect to a device. It's almost an insult that it includes a micro-USB to USB-C cable - an acknowledgement of today's USB standards as Shure proceeds to use micro-USB nonetheless. It's a fragile, dated and inconvenient way of connecting devices.

    Moreover, the MV7 has a touch panel to modify gain & volume settings. The touch panel can be extremely finicky and awkward to reach. It feels like more of a gimmick than anything. After giving the touch panel a chance, I disabled it and have stuck to the software alternative. The MV7 could've been more affordable had Shure dropped the touch panel and went with solid analog controls.

    Micro-USB connections and touch panels aside, it's a fantastic mic! I'll give it 5 stars because it works well for my needs. If there were ten stars, I'd give it a 9/10, docking a star due to the micro-USB connection and unnecessary (although ambitious) touch panel

    Nov 05, 2020 17:43
  • Review by cjviscito, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Podcasts, Conferences, and Recordings

    Since working from home for over a year now due to COVID, I've invested in better quality gear for my home office. I've also started creating content for LinkedIn, YouTube, and other platforms. So I needed to get a microphone that could work as a desktop microphone, but I also wanted something that was able to plug into a sound board via an XLR cable because I might end up picking up one down the road - so I wanted a "future proof" microphone.

    A buddy of mine who also hosts his own podcast series recommended the Shure brand because that's what he uses, so when I saw that Shure had the MV7 that could connect via XLR or USB, I picked it up. The MV7 also features capacitive touch controls on the device for gain level and muting. There's also an AUX port available for connecting headphone to monitor the sound quality.

    The microphone itself is designed to be attached to either a tripod stand, or a boom-type arm. Right now, I'm using a stand for it on my desktop until I find an arm that I like. It's important to note that the MV7 does not come with a stand on it's own - so make sure you have one ready to go or plan to get one before using it.

    As far as cables, it's nice because the MV7 comes with 2 cables: a MicroUSB-to-USB-A and a MicroUSB-to-USB-C for connecting to a computer. I was pleasantly surprised because it's been my experience that most devices like this come with one type of cable and it's on you to figure out how to connect it.

    The sound quality of the microphone is excellent. I've had people on Zoom and Teams calls remark how much clearer I sound versus using the built-in microphone on my laptop. I've recorded audio segments, speaking naturally and I've been impressed with how well they sound and how much background / white noise is reduced or eliminated.

    The MV7 also has some accompanying desktop software to adjust the sound quality, but I found that I could leave it on the auto settings, you can see those in the images I uploaded. I really like the Shure MV7, it feels solid from a build quality perspective, can connect to Mac / PC or mixing board, and is also small enough that you can take it on the go if needed.

    Mar 10, 2021 08:13
  • Review by luigi7, 10 out of 10
    2 ways to use it

    I can conect with an Interface or just direct to my computer

    I let it do the work

    For computer need to download the sofware for more options

    Sep 22, 2021 11:01
  • Review by Maclemoor, 10 out of 10
    Crisp sound

    This is my first shure mic. It was an easy plug and play to my Microsoft 10 usb. Nothing to download. Joined a zoom and picked this mix for sound.

    Cons: you will need a mic mount or you can hold it. You will need to be 2” or less away from the mic for the best sound. That’s close if you don’t want the mic in the picture.

    Pros: the sound is perfect. The install is seemless.

    Mar 04, 2021 20:33
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    Terrific Microphone

    I always think it’s helpful to explain why/how I use a particular product to help explain my perspective. I’m a legal professional who conducts a lot of business over Zoom, and I create Presentations and videos used as exhibits. These tasks require me to have great sound. So while I’m not recording music or creating a podcast, I still rely on high end audio products (and other things) to create high end material. With that being said, the Shure microphone has been a significant upgrade to the microphone built into my Logitech webcam. I’m no audio engineer or otherwise audio professional so keep that in mind. I’m generally speaking to those like me with limited to no knowledge in microphones.

    IN THE BOX

    You will find the microphone, a mini-USB to USB-A cable as well as a mini-USB to USB-C cable. What it doesn’t have, and this is important to first time microphone buyers, is a stand. It does have an XLR output for those who want to record in analog.

    SETUP

    In terms of plugging it into your computer, it’s straightforward. (I don’t have the necessary equipment to use the XLR output, so I’m not mentioning it here). Your computer should recognize it immediately. You can visit the Shure website to download their MOTIV software, which gives you “advanced” controls.

    The more important thing to remember in the setup, is that you’ll need either a table/desk stand or boom arm. I actually went with a boom arm because I don’t use my microphone everyday and the arm keeps it at the ready, but also out of the way. And I kind of like having it on my desk for the aesthetics. You can purchase either option at Shure, or Amazon. The stand or boom arm isn’t expensive.

    There is also a headphone output. For those that don’t know, you can plug in a set of headphones so you can hear yourself talk (as well as the background audio, i.e. hearing someone else talk on a Zoom call). That allows you to know how loud, or how clear, your voice is or isn’t.

    CONTROLS

    The controls are touch sensitive. I’m not a huge fan, but they certainly work fine. I just like the tactics of physical buttons. But that’s an extremely minor issue. Once the microphone is tuned, via the Shure desktop software or otherwise, there’s really not a reason to use them other than mute. But the controls are volume and gain. You have to hit a microphone/headphone button to toggle between which setting the slider controls. Other than that, there’s no other buttons. (which isn’t a bad thing, this microphone looks slick and professional).

    DESKTOP SOFTWARE

    The Shure software itself is pretty bare bones. It’s software that runs in the background. It has natural presets like mic position (near or far), adjusting the monitoring mix (whether your voice or the playback sounds is louder in your headphones) and dark natural or bright tones. There’s also manual settings, but there’s not much there to control. There is a mic gain slider, EQs, limiter toggle button and compressor buttons. Frankly, for me, a newbie to professional microphones, these settings didn’t matter to me (at least not yet).

    PERFORMANCE

    As I mentioned before, I’m a legal professional. Court hearings, calls with clients, etc. have all been held over Zoom. My ability to be heard and sound great is a priority. This microphone fits the bill. I’ve literally gotten compliments about how well I sound. That’s a testament to this microphone. I’ve also used it to record narrations for legal videos. I went from sounding like I was recording a voice with the wind blowing to documentary level sound (I’m speaking in relative terms here, I’m by no means a documentary film maker).

    EDITING

    I’ve used Audacity to narrate over background music. I’ve also used this microphone to record narrations directly into Adobe Premiere, with the latter being my preferred choice to ease of use. But using this microphone was dead simple with Audacity. My only concern was that when I plugged the microphone in, after Audacity was opened. It didn’t seem to recognize it. But once I restarted the application it worked every time. It’s not been an issue since, since I leave it plugged in the whole time.

    CONCLUSION

    If you care about the quality of your virtual conference calls or have ambitions to create your own podcast (or narrate stories), this Shure microphone should be high on your list. The microphone itself is built extremely well, it has the flexibility of having an XLR output (in case you either have or later upgrade to a mixing board) and sounds fantastic. I highly recommend it if you’re in the market for a new computer microphone. It will greatly enhance your presentations/talks/conversations, etc.

    Mar 19, 2021 13:58
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Legendary Dynamic USB Microphone

    The Shure MV7 Dynamic Cardioid USB Microphone is well designed with a lot of great features discussed below.

    Pros:

    *Sleek quality design - The microphone is well made and looks great. It is attached to a yoke and ready to go out of the box. Simply attach it to a microphone mount of your choice and plug in the USB or connect a XLR cable to use a mixer/audio interface.

    * Voice isolation technology - The microphone is able to isolate the users voice so speech is crisp/clear while rejecting unwanted background noise. This is one of the main benefits of upgrading to a dynamic microphone over a condenser microphone. I have received many compliments from those who have listened to recordings using this microphone or heard me talk on Discord. Shure did a great job making the MV7 a top contender in its class/price range. The MV7 is designed for the individual looking to take the jump into the tier of professional level home microphones while maintaining an affordable price point.

    * USB and XLR connections - It is nice to see both connection types included in the design. The microphone can be connected to a large variety of devices via USB. When connected to a PC/mobile, the user has access to the ShurePlus MOTIV app discussed below. XLR can be used to connect it to a mixer/audio interface.

    * ShurePlus MOTIV app - A very intuitive and easy to use app. It offers an auto level mode which has a few customization options including microphone placement (near or far) and tone (dark, natural, bright). Think of this as the "plug and play" mode. It also has a manual mode for fine tuning. Manual mode has many features such as an EQ setting (flat, high pass, presence boost, and high pass & presence boost), compressor (off, light, medium, and heavy), limiter, microphone gain, monitor mix, and microphone mute. These settings can be saved under a dedicated profile for easy retrieval at a later time.

    * Microphone touch panel - This is a nice feature which allows the user to quickly adjust the gain, headphone volume, monitor mix, and mute function. It takes a little practice to get used to the sensitivity of the panel but overall it works great.

    Cons:

    * Micro-USB connector - It really shouldn't have this. I hope to see future iterations only include the USB-C variant following the evolving USB standards.

    Overall, the Shure MV7 is an outstanding microphone with a lot of professional features. I highly recommend this microphone.

    Mar 10, 2021 00:38
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    The podcast mic of your dreams has come true!

    As a recording engineer, I’m quite familiar with the Shure SM7B. It was a birthday gift last year, in fact! The Shure MV7 is the younger, shorter and slightly fatter version of it. It’s also more reasonable at $249, compared to the $399 price tag for its bigger brother.

    The greatest benefit of the MV7 is that you don’t need an audio interface to operate it, which means you save even more money. You can just plug it into your computer with the included USB cable and you’re ready to go. I consider this an advantage, because without an audio interface, there’s one less item on my desk, leaving more room for other things. It even comes with two different USB cables, USB-A and the more modern USB-C, which makes it compatible with many smartphone devices, in addition to your PC or Mac.

    If you prefer the old fashioned way, you can certainly plug an XLR cable into the mic and plug it into your true and tested audio interface. It will then operate as a regular dynamic microphone.

    Let’s talk about the most important aspect, the sound. I’m quite familiar with the response of an SM7B, and the MV7 is definitely sharing that same sonic quality. Remember that this microphone has a noticeable proximity effect, so if the low frequencies are overbearing, move away from the mic a few inches more, don’t reach for the low cut right away. This will benefit the sound tremendously. I was very impressed with the clarity and detail in my voice; very much like it’s older sibling.

    Speaking of the low cut, the MV7 encourages the use of an app called ShurePlus MOTIV to make any adjustments. The SM7B has physical switches for low cut and presence boost on the mic itself, but with the MV7, you have to change those settings virtually. I installed the app on my PC and Mac, and it worked fine on both. The settings are saved on the mic, so they were the same when I switched from my PC to Mac. You can use an auto setting that works pretty well, or you can have full control in manual mode, which allows you to change the mic gain, low cut, presence boost, limiter and compressor.

    Like an SM7B, you will probably have to crank the gain up a lot. When I stream, I have my mic 8 - 9 inches away from my face, and I had to crank it all the way up to get a proper level. The mic itself does have controls for volume and mute, but keep in mind that if you plug this in with an XLR cable rather than USB, you will not be able to use the onboard controls nor the app. This also applies to the headphone jack.

    No mic stand is included, but this mic has many uses, so it’s up to you to figure out the type of stand you need. Shure does offer a variety of options on their website to get you going in the right direction.

    If you’re a streamer or want to start a podcast, look no further as this is the mic for you. It’s designed to give both beginners and professionals everything they need to get that broadcast quality sound; fast, easy and affordable!

    Mar 02, 2021 13:00
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    Console/PC At The SAME TIME?! Yes.

    I’m going to start this review of with this: This is NOT a cheaper version of the Shure SM7B. It does not sound anywhere near as good and is a lot cheaper for a reason with a completely different target market and purpose.

    So, what is the target market? Streamers, YouTubers, podcasters, vocalists, etc. who are just starting off or those users who want a single microphone that offers the most flexibility by allowing you to use USB, XLR, or both AT THE SAME TIME. The main application that will make this microphone a banger is the ability to use the microphone on your computer to talk to stream while also having it plugged into your PS5 (or Xbox) and talk to game chat/party chat at the same time. No more having two microphones plugged in. It’s also great for those people who need a microphone to travel with. As this will work on an XLR setup or PC by just plugging it in via USB. The build quality and aesthetics are also premium.

    I was able to plug this into my PS5 and get it to work via USB. I was also able to plug this into my computer and get it to work either from USB or XLR. Last, I was able to get it to work for USB to PS5 and XLR to PC at the same time and record audio. Which was freaking brilliant I tell you!

    To explain further. If you are just starting off and are looking at buying a USB microphone you really shouldn’t look any further. As this microphone provides brilliant sound quality via USB. With the ability to upgrade at a later date to XLR which doesn’t sound any better than the USB counterpart. Which is super impressive as usually USB microphones don’t sound anywhere near as good as an XLR microphone.

    But that isn’t to say this microphone is all rainbows. I tested it mostly from an XLR point of view because I already have an Audio Interface and everything you would need for that. As an XLR microphone it performs well but you can buy a lot cheaper microphones that provide just as good or better sound. I found for my voice (which will also play a huge roll in the correct microphone you buy) to not work all that well for this. I have a relatively deep voice with strong Mids. This microphone heavily emphasizes mids and bass which makes me sound muddy and hard to understand. I had to do a lot of tweaking on my audio interface to make it sound what I considered to be good. But once I got that sound on lock things sounded GREAT. Another issue that I ran into was if you are hitting the microphone arm, XLR port, or USB port, that the sound is transferred into the microphone. Which is a bit disappointing at this price point. But otherwise, it did a great job at isolating sound from the sides and when manipulating the microphone itself which you’d expect from a dynamic microphone. Speaking of it being a dynamic microphone the windscreen on it is not the best as they skimped on the padding on the very front which makes plosives (p, s, etc.) kind of harsh. Along with having an extremely strong proximity effect. If you are 2 inches away and then move 1 inch away the volume nearly doubles. So, you need to be highly cognizant of that when doing recordings.

    It comes with a USB Micro to USB C or a USB Micro to USB A. It would have been nice to see USB C instead of USB micro. But whatever. Both of those cables are super long so you shouldn’t have too much issue getting the microphone where you want. It does not come with an XLR cable or an actual mount. So you’ll need to buy those separately, especially the mount. Setup is super easy no matter which one you use. The onboard touch controls do not work via XLR but do through USB and they work well. The application that you need to install to get the full use out of the USB connection is also simple to navigate and works well but is not needed.

    CONCLUSION:

    I absolutely love the flexibility and design of this microphone. As a USB microphone it is an easy recommendation if you can afford it. If you are using it for an XLR microphone I would recommend doing more research on other microphones. If you are trying to capture both PC and console voice at the same time this is probably some of the best you will find which also makes it an easy recommendation. If you are traveling a lot and need a microphone to work on multiple devices it is also a great choice. The only big issue is that this does NOT sound anywhere near as good as the Shure SM7B and should not be compared to it. I found the sound quality for my voice (bass and mid filled) to not be great and often left me unimpressed for the cost. But once I did some dialing in it was a lot better. As the frequency response isn’t terrific especially for the price. It also has a poor mic cover and has a lot of sound transfer when hitting the mic arm or cables. But otherwise does good. I think they are asking a bit too much for this guy. I think 150 – 200 would be a more competitive price. As 250 takes you into another bracket that opens up a lot of possibilities if you know what you are looking for or willing to do your research.

    Mar 06, 2021 18:43
  • 9.6score
    RØDE - Wireless GO Wireless Microphone System
    Description

    Record high-quality audio anywhere with this RØDE Wireless GO compact microphone system. The clip-on transmitter records clear audio with a built-in microphone and has a 3.5mm input that accommodates lavalier mics. This RØDE Wireless GO compact microphone system includes a receiver with a clip mount that attaches securely to cameras or clothing.CONSUMER ALERTMost users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones

    4 Features
  • Compatible with most RØDE digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Wireless microphone system: Amplifies your voice while enabling free movement.
  • Omni-directional pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Born2xceler8, 10 out of 10
    4 stars or 5? I went with 5

    So I did a test using this product on my YouTube channel.

    https://youtu.be/JiJTdnLJ0bM

    I am constantly looking for new ways to test the audio quality on this microphone system. Comment on my video if you dare and talk to me live. I am also on Snapchat "Jonasegway". You can hit me up on there to ask further questions for more details on this kit.

    I like it. I won't say I use it alot because I have a few "good" audio equipment to use for various types of filming. Anyways, talk to you soon guys.

    Mar 13, 2020 17:00
  • Review by Rexxreviews, 10 out of 10
    This Mic bundle is a GAMECHANGER

    I’ve been a long time user of the Rode SmartLav lapel mic. I use it all the time recording field audio and video. I’ve been in the market for a wireless microphone system. When Rode announced the Wireless Go microphone system at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, I jumped on it immediately. Slim form factor, simple setup, and a name I trust.

    Summary

    I recommend the Rode Wireless Go. I’m happy with the form factor, quality, and audio results. Key wins for me:

    Transmitter & receiver are pre-paired out of the box. You’re up and running in minutes.

    Super-slim form factor

    Flexibility with the built-in microphone or external mic (like the SmartLav)

    Good range in the field

    US$199

    The only gotcha is maintaining line of sight between the transmitter and receiver. This is called out on Rode’s website. I was a little surprised at the sensitivity to line of sight. Watch the video for more.

    May 30, 2019 17:37
  • Review by DC55, 10 out of 10
    Love it, but you need extra parts!!

    Great microphone! I use it for teaching yoga outside and virtually. You do need extra pieces though to make it work the best. You will need the SC7 cord for use with a laptop, camera, or smartphone. You will need a lavalier microphone and headset in order to use it best for fitness. It can be clipped to your shirt, but I have found it doesn't pick up sound as well without the headset.

    May 24, 2021 07:12
  • Review by Matosmartha700, 8 out of 10
    Good Chooise

    It is really good microphone some sounds in-the back you need to buy another cable is you want to use with the phone , good and easy to use!

    Sep 06, 2021 15:00
  • Review by nemestrinus, 8 out of 10
    Great product after you figure it out.

    This is a very nice product, high-quality and compact. Works perfectly with my DSLR camera on video mode. Unfortunately it has very incomplete technical documentation or explanation of how it can be used with different types of equipment, so I was left using the trail-and-error approach. After I purchased it I found that I needed to also get an audio mic/headphone "splitter" in order to use it with my laptop. The sales associate in the store did not know this either. Also he sold me an external lavalier mic with usb-c, but that was not compatible. It requires a traditional 3.5mm microphone jack.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Omezie, 10 out of 10
    Powerful Mic Quality in a small package!!

    This is one of the best wireless mics I have ever used. The range is great, but just like anything else, once you start having objects in the way, you will lose audio. You have 3 different decibel settings, the best one in my opinion is setting #2. And make sure you adjust your audio on your camera to around 6 or 7. The battery is great as well. it can easily last over 5 hours straight. Although the rode wireless mic has a new model out, I don't see the need to spend an additional $100 for what I need it for. I do recommend this item.

    Jul 27, 2021 22:37
  • Review by DCCarGuy, 10 out of 10
    Great remote microphone

    Lovr the Rode Go. Use it with a gopro and a media mod. Sound is good. Rode makes a lot of great products.

    I recently bought the II and thought will i use the original one. And yep I still do, more than ever.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:03
  • Review by RachelRose, 8 out of 10
    Great wireless mic

    Great mic! Works like a charm and from quite a distance. If you’re using it with a phone, you’ll need a different cable than the one it comes with. I couldn’t get it to work initially, but called Rode and they knew right away what the issue was. It works perfectly with the new cable. 4 stars because I feel like it should come with both cable options… Lots of people film from their phones these days.

    Oct 16, 2021 08:12
  • 9.6score
    RØDE - PodMic
    Description

    Optimize your podcasting setup with this RODE PodMic microphone. The all-metal construction and swing-arm mounting offer durability and flexibility, while the 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range delivers faithful sound reproduction. This RODE PodMic microphone is compatible with XLR interfaces and integrates seamlessly with the RODECaster Pro production console for broadcast-grade podcast audio.

    7 Features
  • Compatible with most RØDE digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Dynamic microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Metal material: Provides style and durability.
  • Cardioid pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 320 ohms minimum terminating impedance: With -57dBV/Pa sensitivity to deliver full sound.
  • XLR connector: Ensures durable, long-lasting operation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Garret, 10 out of 10
    The perfect podcasting and streaming microphone

    For streaming and podcasting, many newcomers tend to eye the much more expensive Shure SM7B--if only to emulate their favorite content creators. While that is a tremendously high-quality microphone, it's intended to be used for professional recording studios. Therefore it's priced at $399/499, and with that it gives you the widest range possible in a recording device.

    For a quarter of that price, the Rode Podmic broke out into the scene in mid-2019 to shake up the dynamic microphone market and it's taken it completely by storm. For many content creators, the Podmic hits well above its weight class.

    Like all XLR microphones, the Podmic needs to be plugged into an accompanying audio mixer. Rode offers their own with the Rodecaster Pro, which has settings specifically tailored for the Podmic. I use a GoXLR, which is specifically made for content production and therefore has sufficient levels of gain to be able to drive the Podmic. EQ doesn't need to be changed much but that depends entirely on your vocal range. By default it already sounds natural.

    I was at first not too keen on how short and stout it looked when placed in front of me but that lack of length actually benefits my setup. There's no concern of accidentally hitting the bottom of the microphone if I move my arm across underneath it in order to access my keyboard or if I need to use my right hand for anything other than the mouse.

    So if you're looking for a great microphone for streaming, honestly look no further. Not only does the microphone look great with any setup, its weight will make it suitable for use on any microphone stand--even the Blue Compass, which has notoriously high tension. If you really do want the Shure SM7B, use this microphone as a stepping stone towards that goal for the best audio at this price right out the gate. You might end up using this for way longer and you'll more than likely forget about spending $399 on a microphone that might not provide much more than this little beast does.

    Oct 07, 2021 16:23
  • Review by MaskSenpai, 10 out of 10
    The best $100 mic for speaking words

    I use this with a rode pop filter, mostly for discord and zoom meetings.

    The quality of this mic is insanely good (both sound and build quality).

    The only downside is the pop filter that is build inside the mic (doesn't work really well). So I had to put an ugly pop filter over the mic (the mic itself looks so good) for the best sound quality.

    Aug 23, 2021 13:36
  • Review by Ronnie, 10 out of 10
    Amazing purchase

    I bought 4 Rode Podmics for my podcast I'm gonna kick off. I bought this along with the Rodecaster Pro (a must have!) This microphones has such an amazing quality in sound. The rodecaster pro has a feature that gives you that Joe Rogan sound and mutes all the outside noises. Happy with these mics. I almost spent 400 per microphone... I'm so glad I didn't.

    Mar 29, 2020 12:24
  • Review by JoeCool, 10 out of 10
    PODCASTER - Teacher

    The Rode - PodMic works really great and itis affordable. The settings were already pre-built in my RodeCaster Pro Audio Mixer.

    As a teacher, I really needed to make sure that my students can hear me clearly and properly while learning remotely. Making lessons really engaging is my number one priority for our kids.

    Jan 09, 2021 12:31
  • Review by VESPA5, 10 out of 10
    This is quite a performer at this price point

    Pros:

    -Solid build quality (all metal and has as much heft as a heavy rock)

    -The audio quality is top notch

    -Built-in shock mount (although, it's so-so)

    -Builti-in pop filter (although, not the best)

    Cons:

    -Not as bass heavy as other mics (but that can be fixed in post)

    -Built-in pop filter is not the best. Either speak at the mic at an angle or get a cheap windscreen (not included)

    -If you have a cheap boom arm, you may have to tighten the joints immensely because this is a HEAVY microphone

    -XLR only (if you're on the go, you will need an audio interface or mixer of some sort, I have a Scarlett Solo so it's not a big deal for me)

    Conclusion: This is definitely worth throwing in my bag for traveling and setting up quickly. It is a tad light on the bass side of things BUT a bit 'bright' on the mids. Is this a better performer than my Shure SM7B, of course not. But it is one of the best mics I have that is under $100 (the Samson Q2U being my other best backup mic).

    Apr 25, 2021 21:33
  • Review by Devin, 10 out of 10
    The perfect mic for an imperfect setup

    The Rode podmic is a wonderful mic for people with a not so great area for recording, it does a wonderful job of suppressing background noise such as cars or wall banging and it also has a stellar vocal range allowing you to be heard super clearly. If you are youtuber, twitch streamer or podcaster looking to get better equipment, stop here get an XLR interface like the scarlett focusrite and buy this mic now.

    Apr 16, 2021 18:10
  • Review by NinjaBanker, 10 out of 10
    It works great and is worth it

    Totally wanted to upgrade from a usb mic. I knew XLR mics were the next step. Did a ton of research and landed on the Podmic. I was a little skeptical for the price. But man was I wrong. Really like the sound production from the mic and the Focusrite Scarlet 2i2.

    Oct 08, 2021 15:44
  • Review by Canadian, 10 out of 10
    Great Mic for Recording and Streaming

    I am really enjoying this mic for zoom, recording teaching videos, and gaming. I have it hooked up to an Audient Evo 4 and so far haven't had any issues with the gain at 100%. A fethead would probably be ideal, but nobody has said I'm too quiet yet.

    The sound rejection is excellent and this thing is super directional.

    Definitely note that it's super heavy. The arm I got on Amazon is barely strong enough to hold it up, but it's been fine for over a month now!

    Jun 12, 2021 12:21
  • 9.6score
    Elgato Wave Pop Filter
    Description

    Wave Pop Filter features dual-layer steel mesh for optimum air current diffusion, eliminating popsand hisses caused by plosive speech sounds. Simply align the magnetic attachment points, letWave Pop Filter snap into place, and say your p’s and b’s without distortion. A precise fit with looksto match, Wave Pop Filter is the perfect addition to your premium Wave:1 or Wave:3 microphone.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Garret, 10 out of 10
    Crucial add-on to an amazing mic

    I was able to purchase the Wave 3 with both a Pop Filter and a Shock Mount.

    All in all, this pop filter succeeds in its job with flying colors. It's got a really solid quality to it even if it's all mesh and plastic. It's got two layers of mesh to help tone down those harsh popping sounds you make as you talk.

    Definitely a must-buy.

    Oct 03, 2020 19:25
  • Review by Smurfette, 10 out of 10
    Love this filter!

    I am a cooking streamer and I absolutely love my filter! My viewers can’t hear the mixer or blender or kids in the background!

    Oct 15, 2021 17:21
  • Review by akosin, 10 out of 10
    Easy Attachment

    Super easy to install. Helps with pop. Not too useful though as the mic has one built in.

    Oct 12, 2021 12:33
  • Review by GarlicKnotts888, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Add On to your Mic

    I did lots of research and I mean lots. I finally after months decided to go for the Elgato Wave 3. I added this and it made what was already great even better. Very Glad I bought it.

    Jan 30, 2021 03:32
  • Review by Techmoves, 10 out of 10
    Does what it’s suppose to do

    The one thing that was missing to help make your voice sound amazing on stream! If you get the wave you must get this accessory!

    Jan 22, 2021 16:08
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Great device!

    Great device! Perfect for the wave 3 and you can really tell the difference

    Jun 18, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Darell, 10 out of 10
    Matches perfectly with the Wave3 microphone

    Perfect pair for my Elgato Wave3 microphone. Makes a difference with the quality of your voice.

    Jan 18, 2021 11:03
  • Review by Theglink, 10 out of 10
    Gift

    Bought as a gift for son. He likes it. Would recommend.

    Jun 23, 2021 14:30
  • 9.6score
    Samson - Stage Wireless Microphone System
    Description

    Enjoy rich sound for two performers with this Samson Stage 200 microphone system. Wireless VHF performance with a 200-foot operating range enhances home karaoke and live presentation applications, and its battery life is up to 12 hours. This Samson Stage 200 microphone system has a metal receiver for lasting durability.CONSUMER ALERTMost users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones

    3 Features
  • Compatible with most Samson digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Wireless microphone system: Amplifies your voice while enabling free movement.
  • Up to 328' wireless range: Making the system ideal for conferences and much more.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Valerie, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers for beginners

    Loud, crisp sound. Use it for Karaoke. Love it!!!!

    Jun 17, 2020 20:22
  • Review by macminuser, 10 out of 10
    Works right out of the box, batteries included

    worked perfectly with existing sound system - make sure you have matching cable 3 prong half-moon configuration. Not sure of the name of the cable type but it is a standard for sound systems. Zero problems pairing the mic.

    Sep 09, 2017 13:55
  • Review by Chente123, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Product

    Very good quality microphone, easy setup and good sound quality.

    Feb 19, 2020 21:08
  • Review by Kate93, 10 out of 10
    Great sounding microphones

    I have been looking for a great mic for a great price for several years now and this was exactly what I was looking for. I do a lot of singing and this mic has a wonderful mellow sound, not tinny at all.

    Jan 23, 2017 12:19
  • Review by richmondnguyen1605, 8 out of 10
    Great for both

    The first time i use it , so like it . look like easy

    Jun 03, 2017 09:35
  • 9.6score
    HyperX - QuadCast S - RGB Wired Multi-Pattern Electret Condenser Microphone
    Description

    The HyperX QuadCast™ S is a USB condenser microphone that both sounds great and looks great. The supremely stunning RGB lighting and dynamic effects will add style and flair to any stream or setup, and is customizable via HyperX NGENUITY software. The QuadCast S is an all-inclusive mic, featuring an anti-vibration shock mount to help quiet the rumbles of daily life and a built-in pop filter to muffle plosive sounds. Instantly know your mic status with the LED indicator, and simply tap-to-mute to avoid awkward broadcasting accidents. With four selectable polar patterns, this mic’s prepared for nearly any recording situation and also features a gain control dial to quickly regulate input sensitivity. The included mount adapter fits 3/8” and 5/8” thread sizes, compatible with most stands. QuadCast S is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak™ so you can ensure that your microphone is broadcasting loud and clear for all your followers and listeners, and you can also monitor your mic in real time using the convenient headphone jack on the back of the mic. It’s multi-platform compatible, so you can deliver quality sound output whether you’re connecting to a PC, PS4™, PS5™, or Mac®.

    6 Features
  • Dynamic RGB lighting effects: Personalize your battlestation and bring it to life with customizable LED lighting effects
  • Anti-Vibration Shock Mount: Reduces the sound caused by movement that may hit the table while gaming/streaming
  • Tap-to-Mute with LED status indicator: Conveniently tap-to-mute the microphone, easily check the mute status with the LED indicator
  • Four Polar Patterns: Easily switch to multiple polar patterns for all your broadcasting needs: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo
  • Gain Control Adjustment: Conveniently adjust the microphone’s sensitivity without the need to adjust in software or chat programs, customizable RGB.
  • Compatible: PC, PS4™, PS5™, or Mac®
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by VESPA5, 10 out of 10
    The option to customize the RGB is a welcome one

    Yes, I paid an extra $20 so I could have the option to turn off the LED while streaming, ha ha. I had the original QuadCast with bright red LEDs. The sound quality was top-notch. However, no matter where I put it on my desk near my voice while I was gaming, it was so hard not to get distracted by the bright red LED. So I returned the original QuadCast to get the QuadCast S. I think it's worth the additional $20 if LED color matching or simply turning off the LED when it's live is something worth a lot to you.

    With the QuadCast S, you get the same mic only that the rear connection is USB-C (thank goodness) and through the beta software, you can turn OFF the LED when the mic is live and leave the LED on when it is muted. So I have mine set to have a red LED on when muted, and off altogether when live. Such a welcome option. Especially if you just want a nice mic without the lights yelling out "LOOK! LOOK! THIS IS A GAMER MIC!" - lol.

    Overall, this mic is one of the best USB mics I've used so far (it surpasses my old Blue Yeti USB which is surprising, plus that thing is a HUGE mic and is quite the eyesore to look at).

    Note: Probably best to get an additional pop filter. Even though this mic is advertised to have a "built-in pop filter", it's not that great to be honest. Throw in another pop filter to adequately remedy any annoying 'plosives'. Also, get a boom arm for this mic :-)

    Mar 09, 2021 15:33
  • Review by Vyper, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Mic worth every penny!

    Fantastic mic with no complaints. I have this mic set up at my desk for recording voice overs and some game chat.

    Solid mic with crystal clear quality, comes with a built in shock mount, stand, fully customizable RGB and an internal Pop Filter.

    Has 4 different sound profiles which allow you to record directly in front of the mic, front and back, left and right, or a 360° area around the mic. (Compatible with PC and Playstation but not XBOX and Switch unfortunately...)

    This mic also attaches to most boom arms and uses a custom USB Type-C Cord to power it. The mic also sports a simple Touch-to-Mute button at the top of the mic. When the Light goes off, the mic is muted. When the light is on, its recieving audio.

    (I added an extra Pop Filter to the mic due to the built in one not being enough for my liking.)

    Jan 09, 2021 17:56
  • Review by JaredFg2, 10 out of 10
    Flawless.

    everything went perfect. Mic is perfect, working and sounding absolutely flawlessly.

    Oct 03, 2021 20:55
  • Review by Elfindarkjewel, 10 out of 10
    Love love

    Love it! Replaced my snowball with this AND ITS AMAZING for streaming. My boyfriend also got one two to replace his OG quadcast.

    Dec 10, 2020 00:31
  • Review by Veeta, 10 out of 10
    Do it!!!

    This mic is awesome!! It works well and has all the different settings to adjust the sounds! It also is super pretty to look at with the lights!

    Oct 11, 2021 14:21
  • Review by Jewcycakes, 10 out of 10
    Great mic

    Returned the quad cast to get the S, great decision looks amazing and sounds amazing keep making cool stuff like this mic

    Sep 17, 2021 15:27
  • Review by Liloutcast, 8 out of 10
    Great mic

    Great table mic. Im still waiting for my boom arm but I love it just by itself. Sounds amazing on streams. Only one problem. Sometimes the software messes up on the colors but it’s amazing other than that

    May 14, 2021 17:58
  • Review by VegasGuy702, 10 out of 10
    A great mic for gaming/podcasting

    Got this for gaming and podcasting, a must have for gamers and Podcasters

    Dec 18, 2020 17:09
  • 9.4score
    Blue Microphones - Blue Yeti Professional Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide, producing clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound and enhanced Blue VO!CE vocal effects for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Thanks to Yeti’s proprietary three-capsule technology and four pickup patterns, you can produce professional recordings and streams with legendary ease. Yeti also features studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain that put you in chargeof the recording process. Set up in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    9 Features
  • Blue’s legendary broadcast-quality sound: Makes the professional difference for gaming and streaming.
  • Custom three-capsule array: This professional USB mic produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube videos, Twitch game streaming, podcasting, Zoom meetings, music recording and more.
  • Onboard audio controls: Headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and mic gain put you in charge of every level of the audio recording and streaming process.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Unique positionable design: Pivot the mic in relation to the sound source to optimize your sound quality thanks to the adjustable desktop stand and track your voice in real time with no-latency monitoring.
  • Four pickup patterns: Flexible cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns allow you to record in ways that would normally require multiple mics, for vocals, instruments and podcasts.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your voice in real time to make sure your streams sound great.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Set up the computer microphone in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm and instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MovieMD, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic choice for Dragon Dictation!

    Compared to just a few years ago, dictation software has vastly improved (especially on the Mac). After a horrible experience 3 years ago, I decided to give it a second go when Nuance released the new version of Dragon Professional for Mac. I started out using a cheap headset microphone, but it was uncomfortable and made me feel tethered.

    After hearing from other Mac users of Dragon, the Blue Yeti came highly recommended and was also "officially" supported by Nuance. While $130 initially felt a bit pricey, after getting my hands on it and using it for a few weeks I consider it to be an absolute steal for the price. This mic is a legitimate professional mic that can used in so many different ways - Podcasts, Skype / FaceTime, Google Hangouts, GarageBand, YouTube Blogs, conference calls, and dictation just to name a few.

    Initially I thought I would have to have the mic sitting pretty close while I dictated, but I just leave it sitting next to monitor facing towards me at an angle. Despite being nearly 2 feet away, it performed leaps and bounds better than the original plastic headset mic I used initially (which sat about an inch away from my mouth).

    The Yetti is nearly perfect, but I do have 1 major complaint. I really wish it had an on/off switch because if you leave it plugged into your computer, it has a red LED that is constantly lit up (if it is muted the LED will blink). The only way to turn it off is to unplug it which can be inconvenient. However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it. Despite this one drawback, I still give it 5/5 stars and my full recommendation!

    Oct 30, 2016 18:06
  • Review by Norm, 10 out of 10
    Great for all entry level and semi professional

    I am a tech enthusiast gearing up to start a YouTube channel. This was recommended to me by multiple individuals. The three condensers in this mic allow for amazing audio pickup and sensitivity. It probably wouldn't hurt to get a pop filter with this. The overall build of this is solid. This is a quality item being encased in a mix metal body. It looks sharp on the desk. However, the in box mic stand does pick up every tap on the keyboard and thumping on the desk. Other wise no complaints.

    I use this for voice overs, recording acoustic instruments and to make regular FaceTime, google hangouts and skype calls as well (paired with my Logitech C930e). Being that I use a Mac Pro I also receive and make phone calls using this mic. Note this can be done with any Mac with OSX Yosemite. I highly recommended this mic. Don't wait on it just jump.

    Apr 29, 2016 21:48
  • Review by Chuck, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Sound Quality

    The quality of this mic is impeccable, however it picks up literally everything. If you are looking to use this as a microphone for your computer to stream or do anything other than have short conversations or voice commands then a boom arm is mandatory. The stand it comes with picks up every tap, touch, bump, mouse click, or keyboard stroke that you make. I turned the mic onto cardiod and the gain all the way down and it still picks up my mouse clicks. I have gotten it down to a minimum with some third party programs, but it is still there.

    This microphone is excellent for recording your voice or sounds that you need for editing, however it might pick up more than you would like.

    Nov 30, 2017 23:04
  • Review by MoonMusic, 10 out of 10
    Sound Choice for Audio Recording

    This has been recommended by professionals in the live webinar and speaking platforms. It has a clear recording sound and picks up the voice nicely without the need to hold a mic or angle it toward your face.

    Oct 02, 2020 17:49
  • Review by SmokyLinks, 10 out of 10
    Blue Yeti for creating Radio Broadcasts at Home

    During the pandemic CJAM 99.1 FM had to close so we could no longer broadcast live. Using the Blue Yeti and Audacity software I was able to create a fantastic sounding program from home for broadcast in my normal time slot. You will need to buy a pop filter for the Blue Yeti for better results.

    Mr. T, host of Positive Amplitude, Sundays from 6-8 PM EST on CJAM

    Jun 13, 2020 07:00
  • Review by Lizzy, 10 out of 10
    Awsome mic

    I have it for a good while and it is a great use. The price is abit steep but i think its worth it for a good mic but i added a windshield because it dose pick up alot of background noise but overall a great mic.

    Oct 17, 2020 11:20
  • Review by R11podcasts, 10 out of 10
    Professional microphone at a fraction of the price

    Starting a podcasts for the various things we do such as filmmaking and collecting we wanted to have to best in sound. And after researching for microphones the YETI by BLUE kept coming up. Focussing primarily on that microphone I found it to have everything we needed to give us the professional sound we wanted. The fact you can simply unbox it and plug it in without having to download software was amazing and the THX certification was a huge plus We love it so much we bought two.

    Aug 16, 2013 16:18
  • Review by Cypherlytics, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners with a range of needs

    This microphone covers a variety of needs very well. I use it to record podcasts with multiple people and tutorials with just me. I have not used it to record music but I am blown away with what I have experienced already and would recommend this to anyone looking to take their podcasts and tutorials to the next level in quality.

    Sep 20, 2017 17:26
  • 9.4score
    Blue Microphones - Yeti X Professional Wired Multi-Pattern Condenser USB Microphone
    Description

    Crafted together with Blizzard Entertainment, Blue’s Yeti X World of Warcraft Edition professional USB mic can change the sound of your voice for an immersive streaming experience. Summon the sound of your favorite Warcraft denizens using advanced voice modulation with Warcraft presets or celebrate victories using hundreds of Shadowlands and Warcraft HD audio samples.

    9 Features
  • Blue VO!CE software with Warcraft presets: Transform your voice with the sound of legendary World of Warcraft denizens.
  • Warcraft HD audio samples: Entertain your stream audience using hundreds of HD audio samples from Shadowlands and the World of Warcraft universe.
  • Custom World of Warcraft design: Features a sleek Battle Grey finish, gold accents and the official World ofWarcraft logo.
  • Enhanced Blue VO!CE broadcast vocal effects: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti X World of Warcraft Edition USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Customizable laser etched LED Warcraft runes: Use preset Warcraft color schemes or create a custom look to match your on-stream aesthetic.
  • High-res voice metering: Visualize your voice level at a glance with the Yeti X microphone's 11-segment LED meter and adjust up or down for powerful, broadcast-quality sound.
  • Four-capsule array: Capture legendary Blue broadcast sound with greater focus and clarity.
  • Four versatile pickup patterns: Cardioid, bi-directional, stereo and omni pickup patterns are perfect for pro streaming.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Disaasterpiece, 10 out of 10
    Yes!

    I havent been able to play WoW in a few years, but I started a month after the original launch. I needed a mic for a podcast I'm going to be in, so I jumped on this one. My new MacBook won't open the software, maybe because I have to use a usb-c adapter to plug the mic in, as it has a traditional USB output? Hopefully its fine, as I have an HP coming in a few weeks and I can just use that. The product box came banged up, but the other box and everything else shipped with it was fine, so it came from the warehouse like that? The mic was fine, though.

    This thing is like a paperweight, and I love it! Love all the WoW branding, too. Alliance, ftw!

    Dec 09, 2020 03:21
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 10 out of 10
    WoW, Very Nice Microphone

    I've been a fan of Blue mics and have been using my Snowballs and Yetis on my PCs at home. Their hardware is very premium, sound pick up is amazing (most of us probably use cardioid) and USB setup/connectivity is very much plug and play. This Yeti X is no exception; it is their upper tier Yeti model and contains a four-capsule array, LED metering, a multifunction smart knob, as well as software customizations using the G HUB software to name a few.

    As you've already noticed, this is the World of Warcraft themed Yeti X. For the extra premium, you get styling cues from one of Blizzard's top selling games. The gold trim and accents on the mic are beautiful; you will find rune symbology around the heavy base of the mic that are etched within the gold base as well as LED runes around the smart knob where you would typically find simple dot indicators on the standard model. This is surely a piece of hardware that will complement any gaming setup. Besides the look, you get WoW customized sound bites as well as WoW themed voice changers, all found in the Blue VO!CE app within G HUB.

    As soon as I plugged it into my PC, Windows immediately recognized it as the “Yeti X World of Warcraft Edition” microphone. It was shortly after that I was enjoying all the perks that come with using the G HUB software. In the Blue VO!CE app, I immediately was given a quick and easy crash course in voice sampling. Within the microphone tab, I could take my voice sample and apply the “Blue VO!CE” treatment, which truly gives your voice a complete makeover. There are various presets to choose from (I enjoyed Broadcaster 1, personally) and with each selection you are able to see equalizer settings as well as signal cleanup settings. If you play with these settings, you can create your own custom presets that tailor to your gaming/streaming/singing/voice over needs. It’s quite powerful IMO.

    Moving over to the Effects section will find you in the Blue VO!CE Effects; this is where you’ll find those custom Warcraft voice changers that only a WoW player would truly appreciate. But they are all a lot of fun to listen to! I believe it also includes the default voice effects that would normally come with the standard edition. You can choose a voice effect and run with that into your gaming session as well as your Zoom calls! I mean, why not?

    Moving down a tab you’ll find the Sampler section where you’ll find a ton of sound samples from the game. Again, if you’re a WoW player, you’ll probably appreciate these sound bites. You can take these sound samples and bind them to hotkeys to playback during those opportune moments in a game. It does say that it can only bind these to a compatible Logitech G device, so maybe you need a Logitech keyboard to do all this???

    Moving down another tab are the Lighting options where you can customize the lighting behavior of the LEDs on the mic. You can change the colors of each mode (microphone, headphone, direct monitoring), live or mute, as well as the normal/high/peak level indicators. On the backside, you can even change the colors of each sound pick up pattern. All lights, with the exception of the metering LEDs, can be changed to a breathing/pulsing mode and adjusted for speed.

    The last tab is the 3.5mm output settings section where you can adjust the output sound to your headphones if you have them directly connected to the mic. Basically, you’ll have an EQ to mess with for your output, and you can use either preset ones or create your own. There is also a slider to adjust direct monitoring.

    Some other tidbits; the mic can be removed from its own base and screwed into a boom, much like the rest of the Blue lineup. It comes with a pretty long micro-usb cable, which I find refreshing because the other Blue mics I own use mini-usb. Yuck.

    I'm not gonna lie… I am a big Blizzard fan with their Starcraft, Warcraft and Diablo IPs, but I've never played a minute of WoW in my life in fear of a terrible addiction that can't be cured. But like me, that shouldn't shy you away from buying a mic like this! This is still a Yeti X at heart and has all the bells and whistles that a normal Yeti X would have.

    The real takeaway here is….if you are a big fan of WoW, then this is a no-brainer purchase. If you're a fan of gold accents and trim (like me), this is especially handsome looking and belongs on your desk. If you simply like the look over the standard Yeti X, then get this mic. If none of those reasons appeal to you, then you're better off with the standard version which still gives you all the perks of the G HUB software, minus the WoW effects. Even more, if all the extra creature comforts are not worth the price of admission, you can always grab a standard Yeti or a Snowball.

    Oct 30, 2020 08:43
  • Review by Dream, 10 out of 10
    Great Mic

    Love this mic! I recently upgraded my old yeti I had and this voice change is fun and great if your streaming. Great quality.

    Nov 06, 2020 15:25
  • Review by Lovestogame, 6 out of 10
    Just ok

    Mic arrived today and I tested it out right away. I'm a female gamer who plays a male demon hunter for a main and I wanted to really get in character while playing. The male demon voice is just ok, not really true to form but it's def demonish. I was told I sounded like a drag queen which has me less than thrilled.

    Mic is made of solid metal which is rare these days and nice. Feels solid and it's nice to look at. Color isn't bad and the gold accents are a nice touch.

    Item arrived in a ripped and opened box which I am not happy about after paying $213 for it. Considering returning it.

    Dec 14, 2020 10:54
  • Review by TechGuru, 10 out of 10
    WoW – Exceptional outstanding Mic w/cool features

    This new edition to blue family of Yeti X wow definitely sets its apart from its previous generation of Yeti X with its unique metallic gold accent rims, laser etched stylish runes carve across the bottom of stand, is just WOW and looks incredibly good along with the world of world logo at the back side. This will blow the expectation of anyone who is a gamer for streaming, content creators or for conference calls with its outstanding performance.

    Sound quality is exceptionally good and the design is similar to the original Yeti X except this time it added a cool gold trim around the top of the body. The metal grille that covers the four capsule condenser has customizable lighting and can control various pattern like cardioid, omni, bi-directional, stereo. Knob located on the front of the mic has LED meter for a quick glance of the voice level. This WOW edition has the runes on the LED display which looks cool compared to the original YETI X. Setting the modes is very quick and is easy as pressing and holding the knob for a second. You can quickly switch between the modes for Gain, Metering, Blend, headphone level , Mute and the colors corresponding to it. For example: if you select Gain it turns to blue, white , red for mute and green for on. You can also customize the led color using the Logitech G Hub software to any color which is a great feature to match your gaming setup.

    Yeti X WOW is a just a plug and play for Mac or windows and uses micro USB to USB A and does not need any software to function. Also, it has 3.5mm headphone jack and threaded adapter to attach to various accessories like boom arm or suspension mount. Microphone base is very stable, sturdy and heavy(2.8lbs) and has a foam for non-slip feature.

    Another great feature of WOW edition is the warcraft character presets and the voice modulation. With the advanced voice modulation feature you can change the modulation of your own voice into an Orc or Demon and different selections during your online gaming streams. Also, there are lot of voices to choose from the software which adds lot of fun to use this microphone. You can also record your own sounds or download online and assign them using the Logitech G Hub software. If you need to get the most out of this WOW edition is by using the Logitech G hub for voice modulation, voice samples and custom lighting options.

    Overall, great professional USB microphone with custom casing, laser etched runes, cool design with advanced voice modulation features really sets this microphone from other competitors and highly recommend for anyone looking for great streaming or gaming experience.

    Oct 31, 2020 11:35
  • Review by nhtechie, 8 out of 10
    Great mic, but pick up a lot of keyboard clicks

    Short version ( do last )

    Pros:

    Stand weight / stability

    WoW design

    G Hub software customization

    Cons:

    Microphone weight is a little heavy

    Micro USB cable powered, not USB-C

    Susceptible to keyboard clacking

    Upon opening the Box of the Yeti X World of Warcraft (WoW) Edition microphone, I saw that the very heavy microphone positioned upside down on the base, was perfectly centered and surrounded by thick foam padding. Wedged in the corner were the micro USB and 3.5mm audio cables (see pic).

    My first impression was that this is a cool looking “World of Warcraft” themed microphone. The base and accents are gold and the base has some laser etched symbols, referencing the game. The button and dial are seemingly the same as other Yeti X microphones that I’ve seen online, with some cool theme-driven differences (see pic).

    The microphone easily tilted into place and immediately after adding power to the microphone from the Micro USB cable (what?! No USB-C?!) brought up the driver install prompt and it knew that it was the WoW version, pretty cool. The LEDS around the dial were immediately noticed flickering with the ambient noise around me. My PC’s fans go crazy when the CPU is being worked and that registers on the dial. As I banged around on my desk, I noticed the LEDs bounce around and even show the ‘max’ levels with amber and red. Adjusting the dial for microphone gain can help here - but it also plays with how much of your voice is let in.

    Being a Logitech “G” user, I already have the G Hub installed, so I went into the program and found that the Mic was “installing” - likely adding the audio features that are needed for the audio adjustments and cool tweaks that target the players of WoW.

    It’s a big microphone that stands about one foot (11.5cm) tall and the base is around 4.5 inches (11cm) wide. Facing you (front), is the audio adjustment dial and a single “Blue” logo on the mic. Facing away and/or towards a guest (rear) is the World of Warcraft logo on the mic and “Blue” logo on the stand. Adjustments via the rear button handle the four (4) different polar patterns that can be used, based on need: Stereo, Omni, Cardioid and Bi-Directional. Streamers and gamers typically prefer the Cardioid mode as only the front part of the microphone will pick up sounds. There are plenty of online resources to help you choose which pattern is best for your use-case; for me in this review, I’m sticking with Cardioid.

    The G Hub software allows total customization of LEDs, Direct Monitoring with Headphones and how much PC vs Mic sounds you can hear (G Pro headphones call this Side Tone) just to start. Along with those, come the more targeted features: the Blue Vo!ce control and WoW Effects. Want to sound like the Demon or Litch King? Pick one of those effects and have some fun. None of these effects are tied to WoW so feel free to use them when hopping onto COD - Modern Warfare and see if your friends can figure out what’s going on with your voice. You can record yourself speaking and then apply the filters to hear the differences - this is pretty cool and helped me immensely to land on my favorite “traditional” filter: Crisp and Warm.

    Even if not using the monitoring mode, you can hook your headphones into the 3.5mm jack on the bottom of the mic and have all of your audio that way; I like the ability to hear myself when I talk so I know if I’m yelling or not.

    With PC gaming comes clacky keyboards, for which I have a blue clicky Logitech G Pro keyboard as well as a Linear Red HyperX Alloy Origins Core. This mic picks up all the clicks! People in my group even went so far as to ask me if I was running with a new mic because my blue clicky-clicks were so loud. Tying into Discord was instant as well as Discord picked up the new Mic and seamlessly switched to it. There was no Pop or Wind filter included, so I’m not sure if those could have helped - though they really only take care of the harsh P, B, T & S sounds.

    I moved this over to the work PC and when using a Logitech MX Keys, the sound is not noticeable, but sometimes mouse clicks are; Microsoft Teams and Zoom recognized the mic without issue.

    Tuning the sound to your preference is key, as Blue makes it really easy to get a sound you’ll like.

    I enjoyed using this microphone and the universal acceptance in all of the software that I use makes it a pleasure to interact with.

    Do I recommend it? Yep, I sure do - but would recommend a boom arm to get it further away from the keyboard.

    Nov 03, 2020 20:21
  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    Just... WoW.

    First things first: The Yeti X WoW Edition mic is stunning. From the gold-black trim, official WoW logo, and base, to the graphene color arm and mic finish, it simply oozes class. The runes etched on the base and the volume rocker totally satisfied my inner WoW geek! It feels more like a prop to display with pride -like a well-earned trophy. The build quality is not too shabby either. It is made of full metal, so it is quite heavy coming in at a little below 3 lbs. This makes the mic stand very stable, which is especially good if you are like me and knock the table often. I appreciate that there is some felt material on the base so that it does not scratch the desk. The arm knobs and swivel stay in place and the mic can be easily placed on a mic boom-arm. I feel that this mic will last for an exceptionally long time.

    The mic is connected via Micro-USB to USB. Personally, I would have liked to have a USB-C option so that I may be able to take it on the go with my laptop when I do studio work. Not a big deal, but worth a mention. Setting it up is simple: just plug it in and the PC will automatically recognize it. The mic features a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom to add optional wired headphones. The front knob controls headphone volume, mic gain, and muting. I have to say that the RGB runes look so cool when using it or when the voice levels move. This is very useful when adjusting peak volumes on the fly during a recording or broadcast. On the back, there is a button that changes the pattern (cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo).

    But how does it perform? I am happy to say that it certainly did not disappoint. The quality of the sound it records is pristine. I recorded several samples at different directions and distances and the default setting (cardioid) picked up everything clearly and loud. I also tried with some background noise and again my voice was well recorded by the four-capsule array. I tried the other patterns and, while I will not really make use of them often, worked well -especially the bidirectional setting.

    Now, I will heavily recommend downloading (if you haven’t already) Logitech’s G HUB software. This opens up a world (no pun intended) of options to customize your mic experience. There, you can change the RGB lighting, microphone gains, headphone gains, equalizing, and, voice modulation. There are a bunch of presets to choose from. I appreciated the fact that I can adjust the bass so that my own voice doesn’t sound so chipmunk-like.

    One of the main features of the WoW edition is the voice effects. I had a lot of fun changing my voice from an Orc, to a Gnome, to a multi-personality entity. Now, this may be a bit gimmicky, I know, but I found it fun, nonetheless.

    In the end, I am really impressed by this Yeti X WoW edition from Blue. The build quality, geeky design, features, and software integration makes it easy to recommend -especially if you stream, record professionally, conference, or simply go on raids with your Guild, in the voice of your toon of choice.

    Oct 30, 2020 19:47
  • Review by CKent, 10 out of 10
    Looks and feels like a collectible statue!

    I've wanted a Blue Yeti Microphone for a long time after hearing about how great they are, and now that I have one I can honestly say that it easily lives up to the hype and exceeds all expectations.

    I've used this now in numerous conference calls for work as well as for creating online video content, and the audio it produces is worlds better than the equipment I was using previously. My voice is crisp and clear, even when I'm not speaking right up against it. The directional control works perfectly too making this mic extremely versatile.

    The controls and features are simple to use and you don't have to be an audio tech to figure it out. I especially love the red/green light ring on the knob that lets you know when its muted or not, simple, but highly useful. With this there's no more scrambling looking around for the mute button in zoom/teams/discord during work calls (my team actually uses all of those).

    Setup is as simple as just plugging it into your computer. I use a linux machine for work and mac personally for video content I create. With both on my desk I can switch between them at any moment and the mic just works.

    And that's all without even using the G Hub app available for this mic, which unfortunately isn't available for linux, so I couldn't use some of the fun features during my work calls. Which is unfortunate as I wanted to hear people's reactions as I used various WoW voices. But it does work on the mac, so I did get to play around with it and it honestly is a lot of fun. I may have to take some work calls on my personal computer just to have more fun with it.

    Then there's the build quality. This mic is solid, heavy (in a good way) and there's absolutely nothing that feels cheap with this. And being the WoW edition, the aesthetics not only look good, it almost feels and looks like a collectible statue. You actually don't even need to be a WoW fan to appreciate this mic.

    If there's one negative I have, its that it uses a micro-usb connection instead of usb-c. I realize that's getting a bit nit-picky, but it would be nice to be able to start using one cable type across my various electronics.

    Otherwise I have nothing but praise for this mic and wish I had one a long time ago.

    Nov 03, 2020 14:34
  • 9.4score
    Elgato - Wave:3 Wired Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
    Description

    Enjoy clear audio recordings with this Elgato Wave:3 USB condenser microphone. The 70-20,000Hz frequency response ensures efficient sound delivery, while the cardioid polar pattern helps capture speech clearly. This Elgato Wave:3 USB condenser microphone has an included adjustable desktop stand for flexible placement, and the multifunctional control dial allows for easy operation.

    15 Features
  • System requirements: Windows 10 (64-bit), macOS 10.15 or newer, USB 2.0 port, up to 4GB RAM.
  • Cardioid polar pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • 70Hz - 20kHz frequency response: Enjoy faithful sound reproduction.
  • Proprietary Clipguard technology: Makes distortion virtually impossible.
  • Superior circuitry: Ensures seamless audio signal transmission.
  • Adjustable desktop stand: Features a boom arm adapter for ultimate flexibility.
  • Multifunctional control dial: Allows you to adjust input gain, monitor volume, and mic/PC mix with the LED indicator strip.
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity: Instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac: For use with your existing device.
  • Internal pop filter: Prevents plosive breath noise.
  • Switchable low-cut filter: Removes unwanted low-frequency noise.
  • Condenser capsule: Produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube, game streaming, podcasting, Skype calls, and music.
  • USB microphone: Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voice-overs, interviews, gaming, field recordings, conference calls and more.
  • Capacitive mute sensor: Silences your mic feed upon the lightest touch.
  • Wave Link app: Use this app to control Wave:3 and up to seven other audio sources, plus create two independent mixes.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SwayJavy, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for a beginner like me!

    I was contemplating going xlr to ai until a buddy of mine told me about the mic. I saw reviews and was hooked and waited weeks for it to come in stock. Honestly it was worth it. Im still working out some kinks with the software but im starting to get a rhythm and found the elgato q&a very helpful. The Mic sounds Awesome! Very clear out the box and made even better after tweaking some settings with OBS. I live near a busy street so it can pick up background noises pretty easy but nothing gain filter and noise gate cant fix. Overall 5 stars well deserved.

    Sep 13, 2020 20:47
  • Review by krittabee, 10 out of 10
    Great for a new streamer like me!

    I had been using the mic from my Logitech G733 to stream on Twitch, but it was definitely less than ideal, even for a new streamer like me. I picked this up today and did a stream this afternoon and was very impressed with the quality! I got multiple comments in my chat saying that the sound from the mic was very crisp. It definitely has brought my streaming up a notch. I'm even more stoked to stream again now that I have this mic. 10/10! (Also thank you to Josh at the Dayton Mall Best Buy, this review is for you :D) Check me out on twitch, the name's Madddcaptain.

    Aug 02, 2021 16:57
  • Review by Mida4, 10 out of 10
    The best USB mic out there

    Incredible audio quality, especially for a USB mic. Comes with a very sturdy and heavy base to keep the mic in place. Software is extremely versatile as it allows you to have multiple sound channels at once with 2 sliders (one for you to hear and the other for your audience to hear) and all controlled independently from each other. The built in "clipguard" that prevents your audio from getting distorted at super loud shouts to the mic is great for those that tend to get very excited in the heat of a game

    Oct 14, 2020 01:11
  • Review by MiamiProdChick, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!!

    This Mic is great. I know that many people will use this because they are streaming or on twitch but I am a vocalist and need a good mic especially for travel. While this is not an SM7B, I do love the portability, the adjustments, and especially the way it makes my voice sound. I have recorded a few vocals on the go using this mic. Perhaps it is a best kept secret.

    Aug 20, 2021 16:02
  • Review by Kobe, 10 out of 10
    Works perfectly

    The mic quality is way better than expected. The best part of this mic is the Wave Link Software. While streaming, you can customize the volumes of your web browser, spotify music, and discord from your audience. Great buy.

    Aug 13, 2021 17:05
  • Review by DaveH, 10 out of 10
    Elgato - a "must" buy

    This is a great quality microphone. The outer casing of the mic feels very cheap. But the quality of what is in the plastic is just superb. This has to be one of the best USB microphones on the market. Unless you have a ton of money to spend on an audio mixer and mic, this comes in close 2nd place to a GoXLR. The software that Elgato provides with this mic allows you to use multiple inputs and route audio to different channels in the software. There are faders that can be used to adjust the volume outputs to your video or in your headphone. This is a must buy for anyone looking for a great microphone.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:24
  • Review by Jackson, 10 out of 10
    Sheeeesh

    Great mic even if you’re not planning to stream. Takes a little learning to get used to the program that comes with it but overall it’s an easy 5 star from me.

    Jul 09, 2021 15:52
  • Review by Nateyfr4gs, 10 out of 10
    Incredible

    I love this mic. I had a little difficulty with my music not playing through the music audio channel in the Wavelink software but I just routed it through another channel and it works perfectly for streaming. I’m super happy with my purchase, it’s completely eliminated the need for a physical mixer. I’ve recommended this mic to everyone.

    Twitch.tv/nateyfr4gs

    Feb 05, 2021 15:37
  • 9.4score
    HyperX - SoloCast - Wired Cardioid USB Condenser Gaming Microphone
    Description

    The HyperX SoloCast is made for streamers, and gamers looking for a great-sounding USB microphone. It’s Plug N Play, making it simple to use, and features our fan-favorite tap-to-mute sensor. The versatile microphone has a flexible, adjustable stand and is also compatible with most boom arms, so it can either sit on your desk or work mounted. It’s TeamSpeak and Discord certified and compatible with OBS, XSplit, and Streamlabs OBS, an extremely streamer-friendly microphone.

    6 Features
  • Plug N Play Audio Recording: Improve the quality of your in-game voice chat, streaming voice audio, and audio recordings for content creation, clear recordings and voice communications with a quick and straightforward setup
  • Tap-to-Mute Sensor with LED Status Indicator: Quick tap-to-mute function offers easy control over audio capture
  • Flexible, adjustable stand: Customize for optimal positioning for a variety of heights and allows the mic to fit below PC monitors for better use of space
  • Multi-device and program compatibility: Clear voice quality with excellent sound for improved communication certified by Discord and TeamSpeak
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Multi-platform Compatibililty: Microphone works with PC, Playstation, and Mac
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by aabusedo, 10 out of 10
    Really high quality mic!

    Really high quality sounding mic! Only issue is it picks up keyboards and vibrations on the desk, etc.. I would suggest using a boom arm with it but other than that it’s great!

    Jan 08, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Aaronfromatl, 8 out of 10
    Great little mic

    Great sounding mic, works well with the iPad pro.... It does pic up a bit of background noise but that's to be expected. I'd buy it again

    Sep 24, 2021 16:32
  • Review by LolPandaMan, 10 out of 10
    I have been WOW'D

    BEST mic under $100!

    I've tried quite a few and this has FAR exceeded my expectations.

    Mar 05, 2021 16:03
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Good mic

    Better than the siren mini very good quality catches audio from far away so you don’t have to have it close to your mouth

    Jun 04, 2021 12:24
  • Review by Anil, 8 out of 10
    Great small mic

    Great mic, only complaint is, there is no 3.5 mm jack for headset configuration.

    Jan 26, 2021 13:17
  • Review by Gh0sty, 10 out of 10
    This is it, Chief.

    I bought this mic before its initial launch since Best Buy put it out early... The QuadCast was a bit too high in price for me and so sprung for this considering the hype surrounding the QuadCast.

    What can I say, this is absolutely the best bang for the buck I have found for an entry level mic.

    It looks clean, sounds great and I love the tap to mute feature that HyperX carried over from their QuadCast mic. I was torn between this and the Razer Seiren Mini and went with HyperX as the Mini appears to be of pretty poor build quality and doesn't sound as good to me plus there is no mute button on it which I personally think is a must have. So, for $10 more I got a way better mic IMO.

    The stand is cool in that I can angle the mic in numerous different ways but I will probably end up buying a cheap mic arm to mount it on as it is threaded for 3/8 - 5/8 mic arms.

    Nov 02, 2020 13:26
  • Review by Nano, 10 out of 10
    Great sound quality and easy set up

    My daughter is very happy with this purchase. The sound quality is amazing and a huge upgrade from her previous headset according to her friends. There's a mute touch button at the top of the microphone with a blinking red light as an indicator that the mic has been muted. It's a USB-C connection. The price is reasonable for a quality sound like this. As great as it is to include a stand, the only downside is that the stand is very short but that can be resolved with a new stand.

    You just plug it in and it's ready to be used. No downloads required for set up.

    Mar 28, 2021 21:37
  • Review by TrapoGaming, 10 out of 10
    microphone

    I got this mic like a month ago works great. Discord friends say it sounds great. good price and easy to use has the mute button on top of the mic.

    Jan 19, 2021 17:49
  • 9.4score
    Blue Microphones - Blue Yeti Nano Premium Wired Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Yeti Nano is a broadcast-quality USB mic for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Yeti Nano features Blue VO!CEeffects, 24-bit sound quality and plug ’n play operation with Mac or PC. With a no-latency headphone output and onboard controls, Yeti Nano is the essential mic for today’s streamers.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    8 Features
  • Legendary Blue broadcast sound: Yeti Nano features 2 custom mic capsules to give your voice exceptional presence and detail for professional-level recording and streaming.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Multiple pickup patterns: The cardioid pattern is perfect for recording and streaming, while omni puts you “in the room” for conference calls.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your audio recordings with precision thanks to the onboard headphone output and volume control, ensuring great sound every time.
  • Pro Gaming Microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Plug 'n play onMac and PC: Instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • Compact footprint and aesthetic: Fits great on any desktop and looks great on camera, simply plug 'n play on your Mac or PC and start recording instantly.
  • Onboard Controls: Quickly adjust headphone volume, mic mute and pickup pattern so you can focus on your performance and connect directly to your computer or laptop via the included USB cable.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WiRick, 10 out of 10
    Great quality mic for streaming or meetings from h

    This is a great quality mic for work applications, voice over and podcasting. Bought it due to a new environment of working from home. Works well with Teams and Zoom.

    May 01, 2020 16:55
  • Review by Jeffinms, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for streaming twitch

    Use for streaming twitch and picks up great. Has setting for unidirectional or omnidirectional.

    Apr 17, 2019 19:25
  • Review by K8tekat, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for conference calls!

    Love this mic. I bought it for using on conference calls and it's been awesome. I was torn between this and the larger version, but I'm glad I went with this one because of its size. It doesn't take up too much space on my desk and the quality is great.

    Jul 06, 2021 09:07
  • Review by Teddybear47, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly clear!

    Using in a large room for audio for video conferencing, so for all testing gives clear audio for this large area.

    Jul 19, 2019 16:39
  • Review by Greg, 10 out of 10
    Works With iPad Pro

    Sounds great. I can use this with my iPad Pro. I just needed to get a USB adapter so I could connect it.

    Apr 04, 2020 12:07
  • Review by covinabornhippy, 10 out of 10
    Clear crisp sound.

    The directional works great, the TV behind the Yeti does not come through at all. Just me speaking into the Yeti. Compact, yet great sound.

    Jun 13, 2020 00:11
  • Review by Eebbb, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Good blueblueblur

    Good microphone phone phone

    Nice nice

    Jul 30, 2021 15:48
  • Review by YetiMicrophone, 10 out of 10
    Yeti Microphone

    So far so good. I like the size of the microphone as it fits very well on my desktop. Quality is very good.

    May 28, 2021 17:57
  • 9.4score
    Elgato Wave Shock Mount
    Description

    Wave Shock Mount perfectly isolates your Wave microphone from handling and impact vibrationthat causes low frequency noise. The solid steel chassis with reinforced elastic suspension is builtto withstand knocks while maximizing shock attenuation, enabling you to capture clear rumble-freeaudio with confidence. For ultimate flexibility, an included adapter ensures compatibility with mainstreamboom arms. Custom-built to decouple your Wave:1 or Wave:3 microphone from mountingstructures and surrounding surfaces, Wave Shock Mount fortifies your audio feed so you can stay inthe flow.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MaxP, 10 out of 10
    Perfect.

    Works amazingly! I also love how it gives extra tilt adjustment for the mic. Attaching it to a boom arm really gave a much better sound to my Wave: 3. Takes a minute to Mount, since it requires twisting the entire mic, but overall perfect.

    Nov 13, 2020 15:46
  • Review by Garret, 10 out of 10
    Perfect mount even if the mic already had one

    Putting the Wave 1 or the Wave 3 on a suspension arm by itself is fine. Shock mounts allow the mics to resist, surprise surprise, shock from movement. A must-have if you're planning on doing intense audio recording and streaming.

    Oct 03, 2020 19:27
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    Glad I bought

    Definitely a necessity, I’m very glad I bought it. It’s super high quality shock mount

    Apr 17, 2021 10:54
  • Review by Arod, 10 out of 10
    Elgato wave shock mount

    Great product. Easy to adjust and looks great. Goes perfect with the Elgato Wave Mic arm LP.

    Aug 27, 2021 15:27
  • Review by teddy, 10 out of 10
    absolutely excellent

    I scoffed at the idea of buying this when the microphone comes with a mount for boom arms, but it makes all the difference. You literally cannot hear the noise from my desk or the stand coming through.

    It also helped that it was part of the Elgato Bundle and I received 15% off of this and the microphone.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:20
  • Review by ElgatoWaveUser, 10 out of 10
    *THIS IS NOT A NECESSARY ACCESSORY BUT A GREAT BUY

    *THIS IS NOT A NECESSARY ACCESSORY*

    You do not need this to attach to a boom arm UNLESS you are using The Blue Compass or the RODE PSA1 due to the weight of the Elgato Wave 1/3 is not enough to be held in place on its own.

    It is a very useful item because it reduces small vibrations from your desk or wherever you mount it however it would be more beneficial to buy a boom arm. However if you do buy it you wont regret it. Highly suggest you get it on sale

    Lastly there are adapters included and you can screw them into the base if you are not using the base so you don't lose them.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:01
  • Review by Mida4, 10 out of 10
    Works as advertised

    Somewhat hard to screw the mic on at first but provides great stability afterwards. Eliminates vibration noise as advertised as well and looks aesthetically pleasing

    Oct 08, 2021 01:08
  • Review by Flamenco01, 10 out of 10
    Good mount,

    Exellent mount, and is the when you have the elgato wave arm lp, you mic look better with this

    Oct 01, 2021 03:11
  • 9.4score
    HyperX - SoloCast - Wired Cardioid USB Condenser Gaming Microphone
    Description

    The HyperX SoloCast is made for streamers, and gamers looking for a great-sounding USB microphone. It’s Plug N Play, making it simple to use, and features our fan-favorite tap-to-mute sensor. The versatile microphone has a flexible, adjustable stand and is also compatible with most boom arms, so it can either sit on your desk or work mounted. It’s TeamSpeak and Discord certified and compatible with OBS, XSplit, and Streamlabs OBS, an extremely streamer-friendly microphone.

    6 Features
  • Plug N Play Audio Recording: Improve the quality of your in-game voice chat, streaming voice audio, and audio recordings for content creation, clear recordings and voice communications with a quick and straightforward setup
  • Tap-to-Mute Sensor with LED Status Indicator: Quick tap-to-mute function offers easy control over audio capture
  • Flexible, adjustable stand: Customize for optimal positioning for a variety of heights and allows the mic to fit below PC monitors for better use of space
  • Multi-device and program compatibility: Clear voice quality with excellent sound for improved communication certified by Discord and TeamSpeak
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Multi-platform Compatibililty: Microphone works with PC, Playstation, and Mac
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by aabusedo, 10 out of 10
    Really high quality mic!

    Really high quality sounding mic! Only issue is it picks up keyboards and vibrations on the desk, etc.. I would suggest using a boom arm with it but other than that it’s great!

    Jan 08, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Aaronfromatl, 8 out of 10
    Great little mic

    Great sounding mic, works well with the iPad pro.... It does pic up a bit of background noise but that's to be expected. I'd buy it again

    Sep 24, 2021 16:32
  • Review by LolPandaMan, 10 out of 10
    I have been WOW'D

    BEST mic under $100!

    I've tried quite a few and this has FAR exceeded my expectations.

    Mar 05, 2021 16:03
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Good mic

    Better than the siren mini very good quality catches audio from far away so you don’t have to have it close to your mouth

    Jun 04, 2021 12:24
  • Review by Anil, 8 out of 10
    Great small mic

    Great mic, only complaint is, there is no 3.5 mm jack for headset configuration.

    Jan 26, 2021 13:17
  • Review by Gh0sty, 10 out of 10
    This is it, Chief.

    I bought this mic before its initial launch since Best Buy put it out early... The QuadCast was a bit too high in price for me and so sprung for this considering the hype surrounding the QuadCast.

    What can I say, this is absolutely the best bang for the buck I have found for an entry level mic.

    It looks clean, sounds great and I love the tap to mute feature that HyperX carried over from their QuadCast mic. I was torn between this and the Razer Seiren Mini and went with HyperX as the Mini appears to be of pretty poor build quality and doesn't sound as good to me plus there is no mute button on it which I personally think is a must have. So, for $10 more I got a way better mic IMO.

    The stand is cool in that I can angle the mic in numerous different ways but I will probably end up buying a cheap mic arm to mount it on as it is threaded for 3/8 - 5/8 mic arms.

    Nov 02, 2020 13:26
  • Review by Nano, 10 out of 10
    Great sound quality and easy set up

    My daughter is very happy with this purchase. The sound quality is amazing and a huge upgrade from her previous headset according to her friends. There's a mute touch button at the top of the microphone with a blinking red light as an indicator that the mic has been muted. It's a USB-C connection. The price is reasonable for a quality sound like this. As great as it is to include a stand, the only downside is that the stand is very short but that can be resolved with a new stand.

    You just plug it in and it's ready to be used. No downloads required for set up.

    Mar 28, 2021 21:37
  • Review by TrapoGaming, 10 out of 10
    microphone

    I got this mic like a month ago works great. Discord friends say it sounds great. good price and easy to use has the mute button on top of the mic.

    Jan 19, 2021 17:49
  • 9.4score
    Singing Machine - Unidirectional Dynamic Wired Microphone
    Description

    Channel your inner popstar with this Singing Machine unidirectional microphone. Its wide frequency response and high sensitivity pick up a wide range of tones and deliver crisp, clear vocals to help you sound like a pro. This Singing Machine unidirectional microphone is outfitted with multicolor LED disco lights that synchronize to the music or your voice for dynamic performances.

    5 Features
  • Compatible with Singing Machine karaoke systems: Simply connect this microphone to your karaoke machine's microphone jack and let the fun begin.
  • Dynamic capsule: Produces natural vocals.
  • Wide frequency response and high sensitivity: Provide powerful sound.
  • 10' cord: Offers a flexible range of motion during use.
  • Battery-operated design: This microphone is powered by three AAA batteries.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Alex2681, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Quality

    I never thought that a $27.99 microphone, microphone wire and stand deal would be any good. Our Church Ministry has limited funds, so we were trying to safe a few bucks. But this time I can say "you get way more then what you pay for". Love it.

    May 12, 2017 17:20
  • Review by uJSi, 8 out of 10
    Good reliable product

    Very good startup Microphone for Karaoke singing.

    Reasonable price with good quality

    Loved the Light up feature

    I wish the cord length could be little longer but current length is not bad

    Definitely recommend this microphone for startup

    Jul 28, 2020 08:24
  • Review by Debmac, 10 out of 10
    Solid Microphone

    We bought this to go with the karaoke machine we also bought from Best Buy. It works well with the machine, no complaints!

    Feb 04, 2021 15:40
  • Review by drich03, 10 out of 10
    So cute!!

    Our kids got a singing machine for Christmas and it only came with one microphone. So we ordered this one for our daughter and she loves it!!

    Mar 31, 2020 09:25
  • Review by Brett97, 10 out of 10
    Lots of fun with its extra Lights!

    We use this light for those that really like to make Karaoke their moment in the limelight. And it works...they love it!

    Feb 22, 2020 05:03
  • Review by Teetime, 10 out of 10
    Fun,colorful microphone!

    Bought this for our anniversary party for karaoke singing and announcements. It did the job and some! I like the lights going up and down the mic. Sound is well heard across the room.

    May 26, 2020 21:06
  • Review by Divapumpkin77, 10 out of 10
    Nice sound

    Worked perfect for karaoke. The lights made the show even better.

    Jul 04, 2020 13:35
  • Review by Itsmee, 10 out of 10
    Works well

    No issues with it. Ok for now. The light work well but they only run separately with batteries

    Oct 07, 2020 13:11
  • 9.4score
    VocoPro - Microphone with 20' Cable
    Description

    Jam along to your favorite songs with this handheld microphone that features a -53dB sensitivity for powerful sound and a 50-16,000Hz frequency response for faithful sound reproduction.

    6 Features
  • From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores:
  • 50-16,000Hz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • -53dB sensitivity: For powerful sound.
  • 500 ohms impedance: Conducts power through speakers.
  • 20' detachable cable: Connects the microphone to a compatible audio system.
  • Included carrying case and holder: Provides easy portability and added convenience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Adriana, 10 out of 10
    Great buy!

    Sounds great! I like that it is loud. It also has a long cord which gives you the freedom to move around. It is a little heavy, so it feels like professional quality, not cheap plastic.

    Aug 12, 2021 18:43
  • Review by Vhendmic, 10 out of 10
    Mic Review

    I love this microphone. It definitely meets my expectations.

    Sep 26, 2021 06:40
  • Review by LuLusgirl, 10 out of 10
    VocoPro - Microphone with long cable

    This is the real deal! I love it, everything about it: the weight, the sound, the look, everything. The first thing I said to a friend who wanted to borrow it was, "this is NOT a DROP THE MIC moment!" Hahahaha, But for real it's really one of the best sounding microphones out there in this price range.

    Jan 02, 2021 08:37
  • Review by Nepal, 10 out of 10
    Excellent vocal mic

    Excellent vocal mic. Good for singers. Comes in a box n i loved the box

    Jan 01, 2021 18:06
  • Review by Greatful, 10 out of 10
    Unexpected quality

    Purchased microphone to use with my wireless speakers and it works great. Sound quality and weight is great even for the little ones to hold and use during sing alongs. Length of the cord is perfect.

    Aug 23, 2019 16:17
  • Review by MD01, 10 out of 10
    Good for house party

    I did buy this mic together with karaoke system and so far so good.This mic is really handy and has good sound.I like it and would recommend it.

    Dec 14, 2019 05:52
  • Review by ForChase, 6 out of 10
    Might be Operator Error.....

    I haven't had great luck with this microphone. It may just be me but the sound output is super low regardless of the volume settings. Also produces feedback noises really easily. Like I said, it may be operator error, but I have 2 other microphones (other Brand) that I dont have this problem with.

    Oct 28, 2019 09:00
  • Review by Lulu, 6 out of 10
    Bought for Camera

    I bought this for my dlsr camera. It didn't work for it.

    Oct 05, 2018 15:51
  • 9.4score
    Karaoke USA - Dynamic Microphone
    Description

    Sing your karaoke heart out with this Emerson dynamic microphone. Add an extra singer to the mix, or use it during karaoke night to protect your more expensive microphone. This Emerson dynamic microphone connects with a 1/4-inch jack for compatibility with most karaoke machines, and the cord detaches for easy storage.

    6 Features
  • Compatible with most Karaoke USA digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Dynamic microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Microphone controls: For one-touch operation of on/off function.
  • 80Hz - 11kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 620 ohms minimum terminating impedance: With -72dB sensitivity to deliver full sound.
  • Phone 6.3 mm connector: Ensures durable, long-lasting operation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Easy, 8 out of 10
    Karaoke usa mike

    Good mike I use it for rehearsals but would not use it for professional gig

    Apr 10, 2021 00:23
  • Review by DougSon, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly good

    Light weight and surprisingly a very clear sound! I highly recommend this mic for karaoke.

    Oct 12, 2021 14:42
  • Review by DMACK, 10 out of 10
    MICROPHONE

    USE THIS TO TALK TO A MEDIUM SIZE CROWD AND IT WORKED WELL

    Sep 07, 2021 15:47
  • Review by pm7jc, 10 out of 10
    Mic

    Great microphone... good quality... great sound...

    May 15, 2021 06:36
  • Review by MrASamSamuels, 10 out of 10
    lots of fun!!!!!

    great sound, long cord, great mic, just don"t forget to turn it on before using, did this once or twice and was wondering why it would"t work, now I just leave it on.

    Jan 08, 2020 18:13
  • Review by Lity, 10 out of 10
    Great Gift for my Husband !

    I purchased Bluetooth Speaker and need a microphone.

    I purchased Karaoke USA - Dynamic Microphone & was an excellent choice because works perfect with his new speaker.

    Dec 27, 2019 18:14
  • Review by beautifulroxann2, 10 out of 10
    Mic

    I look this mic I brought 2, I plug it in my bumpbox to sing songs. Love it

    Feb 26, 2021 19:58
  • Review by edub, 10 out of 10
    great

    Bought a karaoke machine and additional microphone is a must

    Mar 16, 2021 13:59
  • 9.4score
    Samson - Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone
    Description

    Optimize your recording sessions with this Samson Q2U recording and podcasting pack. The Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone is ideal for studio recordings and stage performances and can be connected directly to your computer or mobile device via USB. This Samson Q2U recording and podcasting pack comes with a range of accessories, including a tripod, a windscreen and a 3m XLR cable, for a complete package.

    9 Features
  • Compatible with most Samson digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Die-cast zinc and heavy guage mesh materials: Provide style and durability.
  • Cardioid uni-directional pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • Windscreen: To help keep your audio focused on your subject.
  • Tripod stand extention: For optimal positioning.
  • 50Hz - 15kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity: Enables simple digital recording.
  • 10' cord: Offers a flexible range of motion during use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by kabrokwah, 10 out of 10
    Wow! Look No Further

    Honestly, this microphone is absolutely fantastic. I came from gaming headsets and a Blue Snowball. The difference here is staggering. Being a dynamic mic, it does a great job of reducing background noise. After adding noise reduction in OBS it went from great to excellent. The clarity of your voice really shines through. Major upgrade over your standard mic.

    Having the option of either USB or XLR with this mic substantially raises the value. Why spend $100+ on a Blue Yeti, when you can buy this mic and a stand for less? It is more durable, requires less tweaking to get the sound you want, and in my opinion sounds better. On top of that, you can use an interface and make it sound even better! The value and upgrade path of this microphone is hard to beat. This is an outstanding microphone for whatever your needs may be.

    Not to mention it feels cool talking into an actual mic like you're a radio host.

    Oct 20, 2021 10:46
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great XLR MIC

    I use this for discord and gaming sometimes FL studio and it works great for all! Immediate notice in quality from my old Blu snowball

    Aug 29, 2020 10:19
  • Review by danyul, 10 out of 10
    Can't beat the price

    Price to performance is perfect. All you do is plug it in and turn it on. Great audio quality for streaming, Zoom, discord/Xbox chat etc.

    May 10, 2021 18:54
  • Review by VESPA5, 10 out of 10
    Great price for a great mic w/accessories

    Pros:

    -Excellent sound quality via USB

    -Even more excellent sound quality via XLR

    -Great sound isolation focusing mainly on your voice

    -Comes with windscreen, mini tripod, boom arm/stand mic holder

    -quality USB cable that has ferrite on it to eliminate any unwanted audio noise

    -They even threw in some quality XLR cables to go with it

    Cons:

    -Probably the blandest looking mic I own

    -the pouch it comes with isn't exactly durable

    -mini tripod has plastic legs

    Overall: I wish I tried this mic out before getting my Shure MV7. Although the MV7 is a great mic (it's my main) you just get the mic, some cables and pamphlet. The Q2U is quite the bargain with everything that you get from it. Dare I say it sounds better than the Samson Q9U! I've tinkered with the Q2U via an audio interface and EQ settings in my DAW and OBS and I couldn't tell the difference between this and my Shure MV7. I think you can tweak mostly any mic to sound similar. Overall, for $70, this is a keeper. Definitely worth using if you are on the road and need a commuter mic.

    Apr 07, 2021 14:01
  • Review by mamerc, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Microphone for podcasting

    Great Microphone at a good price. I have been using this microphone for a couple of months now and it has been my go to when I make a podcast with my friend. It does not pick up the background noise that much(Since it is a dynamic Microphone). The fact you can connect via XLR or usb is a great feature and makes its worthy to be used in all kinds of situation and events. Samson quality in recording has been superb even since, I switch from a Blue Yeti microphone to this one(Though this is dynamic and the yeti is a condenser microphone). Overall I have been really with product and will likely buy it again if I need a new one.

    Nov 07, 2021 07:55
  • Review by markusmalery, 10 out of 10
    best USB mic

    honestly after a littel tweaking, utilizing the rtx noise suppression. this 60 dollar mic is better then even its higher end usb mics like the yeti. people do not realize the yeti is a condensor mic which people dont realize if your room is not noise treated, it will pick up every echo. where as this style of mic is meant for what is right in front of it, and like i said, you can get it to sound better then a yeti for less. and have the option to upgrade as you go along to XLR with an audio interface.

    Aug 28, 2020 17:42
  • Review by Bernardo, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Quality and Price!

    Very good for voiceover and podcasting, which I do both. I love that I can use it with my computer via USB and XLR for podcasting with my Zoom Podtrak P8. Recommend for beginning Voice artists, or Podcasters! And I don't say this lightly I studied for a couple of months because of the need to upgrade my current VO Mic and with the new Podcast. Always do your homework before buying any items like this! The only "Con" is the stands that come with the Mic too low for me and my guests. Fortunately, I already have better stands for the mic's.

    Nov 08, 2021 13:01
  • Review by Peter, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for calls and voiceovers

    Lets just say most people who bought Blue Yetis and popular condenser mics because they saw streamers and youtubers with it probably should have bought this for themselves (especially since they're buying the accompanying arms and put the mics in front of their face anyway). Super clear audio (it's a dynamic mic - should be in close vicinity of your mouth) without having to hear every click and clack from your keyboard or mother/roommate in the background yelling at you (well, you'll still hear that, but the people you're in a channel with won't).

    Sep 19, 2021 02:51
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Yeticaster Studio Professional Wired Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Desktop Bundle
    Description

    Yeticaster Studio is the ultimate professional recording studio setup for your desktop. Featuring the professionalYeti USB microphone, Radius III shockmount, Compass premium desktop boom arm, and software from PreSonus and iZotope, Yeticaster Studio delivers everything you need for professional gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. With stunning sound quality, professional features and sophisticated on-camera looks, Yeticaster Studio instantly transforms your desktop into a state-of-the-art studio.

    6 Features
  • Yeti USB condenser microphone: Record and stream with unparalleled sound quality direct to your computer or laptop on PC or Mac with our number 1 USB microphone.
  • Compass broadcast boom arm: Attach Yeti USB mic to the Compass boom arm featuring a premium internal spring design with built-in cable management for game streaming, podcasting, voice-over and more.
  • Radius III vintage-style suspension shockmount: Complete your personal broadcast studio setup with this vintage-style suspension mount designed to isolate Yeti microphone from noise, shock and ambient vibration.
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced voice effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Onboard audio controls: Studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and mic gain put you in charge of the recording process, simply plug 'n play via the included USB cable.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kazides, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good microphone

    The microphone is great. I'm no audio expert but I think the microphone sounds great during my meetings and the videos that I create. The swivel arm is really good how we I noticed the microphone cuts out everytike I love the arm. I am not sure it's the microphone, cable or just straight up my computer. I do notice that the microphone isn't straight. It leans to the right. I have the microphone dead center in the desk.

    Sep 17, 2021 19:34
  • Review by Jihme, 10 out of 10
    Amazing even for conference calls

    Working from home, doing conference calls all day, had me leaning into my laptop to have the microphone in the screen pick up my voice. This microphone is plug and play - just plug in and no special software or anything to set up on my company laptop (which wouldn't allow for third party software anyways). Now, i can sit back and have the microphone tower over my head and I can use a regular voice level to be heard. I love this thing. A little pricey for a microphone but totally worth it. High quality.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:23
  • Review by Greg, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Mic and Boom Arm!

    This is a really great mic and boom arm. I’ve seen so many negative reviews on here and amazon but I’m here to say that this is the best boom arm I’ve used. It’s very sturdy and one major complaint I heard was the arm doesn’t lock in place. This is true. It gets tight though and the pressure and weight of it keeps it in place so it allows you to move it around seamlessly and it stays put in whatever angle you have it in. This frequently goes on sale for $170 so wait and buy it then!

    Oct 18, 2019 16:12
  • Review by Leet, 10 out of 10
    Great microphone with desktop arm!

    I love this thing, I already have another yeti that I got free from Dell, but I wanted the arm, and figured I'd snag another mic along with it since the value was much better that way. Highly recommend!

    Feb 27, 2021 10:47
  • Review by BoriPhotography, 10 out of 10
    Love it.

    This mic is awesome for our podcast. And the arm flexes enough that we have a clear and crisp shound. The good thing is that’s compatible with Windows and iOS.

    Feb 16, 2019 06:40
  • Review by Umbrous, 10 out of 10
    Is good

    10/10 would buy again. Come watch me use it at https://www.twitch.tv/umbrous ;) it really do be capturing my amazing vocal chords

    Sep 16, 2020 16:24
  • Review by Nebary, 10 out of 10
    Good quality

    Strong enough to handle microphone and additional sound proof screen I bought separately.

    Sep 14, 2020 18:49
  • Review by skygunner27, 10 out of 10
    Bought the Yeticaster to have the Yeti off my desk

    Not much to say. Great audio quality. Awesome Mic arm.

    Aug 09, 2019 15:37
  • 9.2score
    RØDE - VideoMic Pro Supercardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone
    Description

    With a 0.5" condenser capsule and supercardioid polar pattern, this RODE VideoMic Pro ROD VMPR shotgun microphone allows you to capture clear vocals when recording with your compatible camcorder, DSLR camera or portable audio recorder.

    7 Features
  • Works with select camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders: For wide-ranging use. A camera shoe mount with 3/8" thread makes it easy to mount the microphone to a boom pole.
  • 0.5" condenser capsule: Offers broadcast-quality sound with only 14dB self-noise and high sensitivity.
  • Supercardioid polar pattern: Helps ensure clear vocals with reduced background sounds.
  • Rycote Lyre shockmount: Made from a single piece of thermoplastic helps eliminate unwanted rumble and vibration. A foam windscreen limits wind noise.
  • 40Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 9V battery-powered design: Enables you to record hours of audio.
  • 3.5mm stereo mini jack output: Allows easy connectivity.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TexasFlood, 10 out of 10
    Phenomenal Mic!

    Excellent dynamic range.. this mic is incredible! I would purchase another without hesitation.

    Aug 27, 2021 16:46
  • Review by ThatOneGuy, 10 out of 10
    An Incredible Mic

    I shoot stills professionally and occasionally shoot video. When I do, Rode Microphones are my go-to choice for audio capture.

    The hotshoe mount on the VideoMic Pro works great when I'm using it on my DSLR when shooting on the go or with an adapter so I can hang it over a subject as a boom mic.

    They're solid and I love the fact that they're powered by a 9V battery.

    The only reason I replaced my older version of the VideoMic Pro was that I was finishing the first of three days of shooting video and stills, tripped on a sidewalk and my mic flew off the rig and hit the ground, breaking apart (yes, I'm a clumsy idiot). The good news is that the updated design of this model blows the older design away.

    Even if you're a semi-pro who wants to start working with external audio recording, this product is well worth the money.

    Jun 29, 2018 08:13
  • Review by Jorge, 10 out of 10
    Great performance

    Great easy-to-use mic ( don't forget to turn it on) the sound is significantly better than the built-in mic's in cameras and phones and better than even all of the other external mic's we've tried that were equally or lesser priced.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:51
  • Review by Kenneth, 8 out of 10
    Good mic. A bit pricey. A bit large.

    Very nice addition to my Canon DSLR. Sound has always been tinny and noisy with the Canon's built in mic. This is a massive improvement. I can pick up dialouge from 15 - 20 ft away without a problem.

    It is a bit pricey for what you get. There may be less expensive mics out there that will get the job done. Its also a little on the large side.

    Jan 10, 2021 21:26
  • Review by Chicken25Wings, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money

    Isolated sound very well and has a decent low end! Great battery life

    Oct 22, 2021 15:54
  • Review by MissP, 10 out of 10
    Mic

    Great comic for the money, been very pleased with this purchase.

    Oct 22, 2021 19:19
  • Review by Shelby, 10 out of 10
    Needs 9V battery but still nice!

    This mic was nice, the ONLY reason I returned it was because I thought that I would get tired of buying batteries for it. I exchanged it for the plus, it has a rechargeable battery. But this is nice too!

    Jun 22, 2021 20:23
  • Review by Rita, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    A little bigger than I anticipated but the quality

    Cannot be denied. Love it

    Sep 10, 2021 22:25
  • 9.2score
    RØDE - VideoMicro On-Camera Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Capture clear audio when recording from your camera with this RODE VideoMicro condenser microphone, which reduces peripheral noises to focus on audio in front of the camera. The thermoplastic suspension structure minimizes vibrations for clear sound.

    5 Features
  • Designed for use with most cameras: Using the Rycote Lyre camera shoe shock mount.
  • Cardioid pickup pattern: Produces clear audio.
  • Aluminum body: Offers a high level of RF rejection, and the durable thermoplastic suspension structure reduces vibration.
  • 100Hz - 20kHz frequency response: Accurately reproduces audio over a wide spectrum.
  • Deluxe synthetic furry windshield: Features an inner foam cell for a high-quality design.
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  • Review by SamsungFan, 10 out of 10
    RODE- VideoMicro On-Camera Cardoid Condenser Mic

    RODE Microphones are always of the highest quality and audio recording performance which has become trademark. I am very pleased with the capability of my unit which I regularly use to enhance my live camcorder video recordings

    Nov 07, 2021 14:55
  • Review by RFig, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    works great on DSLR and also my Sony FDR-AX33 Camcorder. I also tried in on my iPhone but decided to leave it on my Camcorder. Had it for nearly 2 years now and not disappointed one bit.

    Mar 25, 2020 22:28
  • Review by LittleMsDJ, 10 out of 10
    GREAT BUY

    OMG I was so hesitant about purchasing this because of the price but I knew it would do what I needed it to do. So it was a now or never buy. But once I got home and connected everything I was even more satisfied! BestBuy is THE GOAT

    Jul 18, 2019 00:07
  • Review by Camel12, 10 out of 10
    Great item

    First time I've had a micro for my camera. I'm liking it so far.

    Nov 16, 2018 19:16
  • Review by BENJI, 10 out of 10
    Rode

    it is a very good product and with good quality I recommend it to all very excellent

    Oct 30, 2020 16:02
  • Review by T535, 8 out of 10
    Good small mic, good quality, and good sound!

    This little mic does a better job than I thought it would when it comes to picking up sound and recording voice.

    - Sound Quality - This part is good and for such a small device it does well and would be good to keep around if you have a small camera and want to use it to vlog or something like that. It picks up good quality sound I can use for sure.

    - Build Quality - Well I do like the size of it and I know its cheaper than some others but I don't like the plastic part that attaches it to the hot shoe mount on the camera. But I have been using it a lot and have yet to break it so maybe it will hold up pretty good and is just soft plastic to keep vibrations and extra noise down. Maybe its better build quality then it looks when you first open the package, and it also has a spot to screw in a tripod mound or other accessories to hold the mic!

    - Size and use - This was the reason I got this mic originally was the size and how easy it was to use and pack around because it doesn't require batteries like a lot of other camera accessories. So no need to worry about it not working because the batteries die or it not being turned on because if its plugged in it should be working. Then the portability on to of that easy access part, it fits in any bag and doesn't look just crazy keeping it on my Mirrorless Camera if thats what I'm using. So very quick and easy to use and set up no extras needed, comes will the wind breaker thing to keep noises down and just works. I think over all its a good device and the only thing I would like to see it have is 4 points attached to the cold shoe/hot shoe mount so it didn't move so much and worry me about messing it up.

    I would for sure buy again and think it is a really good addition to any camera bag and it works good along with being so quick and easy. That means that even if you have some other mic this one could end up being your quick go to for the ease and size!

    Oct 23, 2018 22:08
  • Review by RaulF, 8 out of 10
    Great for Scratch

    I’ve been looking for a cheap mic that I’d be able to use for scratch audio and use a more expensive mice for the actual audio, this little guy gets the job done.

    Nov 11, 2017 16:37
  • Review by Born2xceler8, 10 out of 10
    I would give it 4.5 out of 5

    but since I can't give it 4.5, I'll give it a 5.

    I would write up a long review but I made a video instead.

    This microphone is suprisingly good for what it is. It's very simple, practical, and gives good audio in many situations. I thought about trying the audio on this microphone in different scenarios so I compiled clips of me using this microphone to give you guys a variety of situations where this microphone maybe used.

    Check out my video here: https://youtu.be/SxoZ6qCv-4M

    Apr 11, 2020 01:12
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Snowball iCE Wired Cardioid USB Plug 'n Play Microphone
    Description

    With Blue’s Snowball iCE you get high-quality sound for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Its custom cardioid condenser capsule delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone. The adjustable tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source. Plug ‘n play USB connection works with any software or computer.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    7 Features
  • Custom condenser capsule: Powered by Blue’s custom condenser capsule, Snowball iCE delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone.
  • Cardioid pickup pattern: Snowball iCE’s cardioid pickup pattern is ideal for capturing your voice for Skype, podcasting, gaming, and more.
  • Stylish, retro design: The stylish, retro aesthetic is inspired by classic recording equipment and looks great on your desktop and on camera.
  • Adjustable desktop stand: The included tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality.
  • Premium gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Snowball iCE USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Skype and Discord certified: Whether you’re conducting interviews over Skype*, streaming live gameplay**on Twitch, or communicating across the globe, you’ll be heard loud and clear.
  • Plug 'n playon Mac and PC: Instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
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  • Review by xanosaucy, 8 out of 10
    Good Not Great but Sometimes Great

    Good enough for most things. Great for budget podcasting, it would sometimes sound better than the more expensive Blue Yeti. Podcasting buddy uses Yeti to record and we'd notice that in certain settings the Snowball sounded superior. I'm not an audiophile so I'll say that it may have been room acoustics and the Yeti recording setting used in those sessions that caused the difference in quality. Still, not bad for a mic under $50. The tripod is built in sadly and recently a leg snapped off in less than a year of owning it. I remember remarking to my wife that the legs feel flimsy and I was not too bothered by it thinking I wasn't going to be packing it and unpacking it so often. I was wrong, I did need a more mobile friendly mic. Oh well. Buy it if you're on a budget. you won't regret it.

    Oct 17, 2020 11:11
  • Review by Santiago, 10 out of 10
    Great PC-USB Mic on a budget

    For just under $70 you are getting a high quality mic that is great for PC-Gaming communication. The only downside to this Mic is that it captures a great range of ambient noise, however, other than that, it is an amazing purchase.

    Jun 11, 2019 12:55
  • Review by izzojackal, 10 out of 10
    Good quality

    I've been using this for a little bit now and it's a huge improvement from what I was using. I use this to stream games on twitch and people can actually hear me now and I sound clear. I'd recommend this to anyone who doesnt need anything fancy and is on a budget. Twitch.tv/izzojackal

    Jul 21, 2017 18:43
  • Review by pmonsi, 10 out of 10
    Excellent microphone

    It's unbelievable how clear the sound is with his microphone!I highly recommend it! It's a breeze to install, just plug it and that's all.

    Nov 30, 2018 19:15
  • Review by Selena, 10 out of 10
    Satisfied

    I'm so glad I purchased this microphone. I did a lot of research on it and found out that this is a really good one. I haven't opened it yet because I'm saving it to give to someone as a birthday present. But I know I need the right choice because of all the reviews.

    Mar 23, 2021 00:55
  • Review by Goated, 10 out of 10
    Recommend this

    It’s good bigger than I expected so get it if you want it

    Sep 04, 2021 14:01
  • Review by PIDCAST, 10 out of 10
    The perfect mic

    Works great especially being a beginner on podcast. It’s the perfect size for traveling around with you. Works very well. I am enjoying my snowball mic.

    Apr 02, 2021 21:17
  • Review by GivemChills, 10 out of 10
    BLUE SNOWBALL ICE - WORTH THE $50! [JUNE 2020]

    This Blue Snowball ICE preformed really well in my opinion. It did a really good job in not picking up background noise but at the same time it just means you need to be closer to it for a clearer and crisper audio.

    Full review here:

    https://youtu.be/YYOr4qS7qjY

    Jun 15, 2020 13:25
  • 9.2score
    Zoom - ZDM-1 Podcast Mic Pack
    Description

    Zoom ZDM-1 Podcast Mic Pac includes a broadcast-style large-diaphragm dynamic mic, professional closed-back headphones with self-adjusting headband and rotating earcups, a convenient metal threaded height-adjustable tabletop mic stand, acoustically transparent custom fitted windscreen, and 2-meter mic cable.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

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  • Review by FlairGalore, 10 out of 10
    You won’t get disappointed

    The price at first, I thought was a steal, the headphones are so durable and the mic is so easy to assemble and the box had a lot in it. As I said, it was a steal.

    May 05, 2021 13:22
  • Review by TappinInPod, 10 out of 10
    Best Bang For Your Buck

    Worth every penny!!! The price was great for a brand new start up podcast and the sound is PROFESSIONAL!!! Great product especially for the price.

    Jul 30, 2021 17:25
  • Review by JamesB, 10 out of 10
    Mic Check

    Great mic for beginners. I don't enjoy it like i do my Rode Podmic but great for starting a podcast

    Oct 11, 2021 16:45
  • Review by David, 8 out of 10
    Mic is where its at.

    We have bought two of these. The head phones are garbage however the Mic is very good and doesn't require Phantom power or internal battery to work on a cell phone, tablet, computer or even camera input. This is pretty rare with this quality or mic and is worth the purchase alone. Plus its very light and most spring loaded table mount arms hold it up easily.

    Mar 01, 2021 06:27
  • Review by Edgar, 8 out of 10
    Good mic

    I got this because of the microphone, so the headphones were a plus!

    The mic sounds good, i use this for conference calls and random recordings that sometimes i do.

    definitely an entry level item compared to other professional mics

    Jul 30, 2021 16:12
  • Review by Taylor, 10 out of 10
    Podcast mic

    Started up a podcast and is working amazing couldn’t have wanted better

    Oct 09, 2021 07:58
  • Review by Leila, 10 out of 10
    Great Place To Start

    So far so good. The sound has been great, no feedback. It’s doing exactly what I need it to do. If you’re just starting out in podcasting or just dabbling in it, you won’t be disappointed.

    Jan 28, 2021 06:31
  • Review by Letsbefrank, 10 out of 10
    Head set, Mic review

    I needed an extra set of headphones and mic for my Podcast quests and thought what the heck this will do.

    I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of both units.

    I am glad I made the purchase.

    Dec 06, 2020 07:59
  • 9.2score
    Samson - Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone
    Description

    Achieve studio-quality audio for broadcasting, podcasting, streaming and recordings with the Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone. Easily integrated into any professional or home recording studio, the Q9U features both an XLR output and USB-C connection with stunning 24-bit/96kHz resolution. The cardioid polar pattern rejects off-axis sound, focusing the pickup in front of the microphone. A wide frequency response and large dynamic range ensures the detail and nuance of the voice are captured for a natural sounding performance. A pneumatic capsule shockmount and dual-layer windscreen minimizes popping, plosives and mechanical noise. The Q9U also includes zero-latency headphone monitoring, onboard mute switch, and seamless plug-and-play connection with Mac and Windows computers.

    9 Features
  • Dynamic capsule: With humbucking coil and neodymium magnet for high sensitivity without extra noise.
  • Cardioid polar pattern: Picks up sound in front of the mic rather than the whole room.
  • XLR analog output: For use with traditional mixers and dedicated audio interfaces.
  • USB-C digital output: Connect directly to a Mac or PC with 24-bit/96kHz resolution.
  • 1/8" headphone output: With zero-latency monitoring to hear yourself without any audible delay.
  • Robust construction: Swivel yoke mount is ready to be installed on any standard mic stand.
  • Low cut filter and mid-presence boost: To tailor the EQ to your desired sound.
  • Mute button: For both USB and XLR outputs when you want to be "off air" in an instant.
  • Dual layer windscreen: Helps reduce P-popping sounds in your audio.
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  • Review by softwareEngineer, 10 out of 10
    An Awesome Mic for your Voice

    A Great Mic for your Voice

    The Samson Q9U Dynamic Broadcast Microphone is geared toward the broadcaster in us; hence the product name. The reason being is its features set around placing the voice of a streamer, gamer or a zoom caller front-and-center; the mic is a dynamic capsule with a fixed cardioid pickup pattern. Oh, and it's built like a tank too.

    This mic allows for either standalone USB-C (yes, C!) or XLR connectivity to a pre-amp/mixer setup. I think it’s a plus to have the XLR if you already have existing audio equipment, but I think a lot of us will be rocking the USB connectivity to the PC. My Windows PC immediately recognized the Samson as an input recording device with no drivers required, and I was off to the races. If you’re going USB out of the box, just know that you have the option to go XLR in the future.

    For set up, you will need your own mic stand or boom arm with the ⅝” screw thread adapter to use the Q9U as it does not come with its own out of the box. I opted for a boom arm as it allows the mic to be floating off the table where it may pick up mechanical feedback. After which, you will need to use either the provided USB-C cables (USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C to USB-A) to connect to your PC. Connected directly to your PC, you’ll be able to use the 3.5mm direct monitoring port behind the mic. It does not come with an XLR cable if you intend to connect to a preamp. If using XLR, you won’t be able to use the direct monitoring port on the mic (at least from what I’ve tried); you're better off using your preamp for that. I’m probably going to use XLR moving forward due to the flexibility and quick tweaks. Also, you won’t find a knob for gain on the mic, so the preamp takes care of that, although Samson says having an external gain boosting device isn’t necessary. Besides, I'm pretty sure most will run it through DAW anyway.

    As far as sound quality goes, the Q9U shares the same characteristics of other dynamic mics, especially with the “broadcast” sound you hear on sports radio broadcasts. Get up-close to the mic and you’ll definitely get a good dose of “The Herd” with Colin. This is my first dynamic mic and it sounds pretty darn amazing in comparison to my condenser mic. Samson added a couple neat filter switches behind the mic to reduce the low frequencies as well as brighten the mids to place more emphasis in that range of frequencies (your voice). If you want the raw recording, just leave them off and run it through post. They’ve also added a built-in dual layer windscreen to minimize pop so you won’t need to have a pop filter (although they include a foam filter in the box). They’ve even built-in an internal air-pneumatic shock absorber so it's possible to omit an external shock mount. It has no LED indicators nor RGB lights, and it doesn’t have any bit of chrome either. A simple mic mute push-toggle button can be found on its side.

    After some use, I’m probably going to use the included foam filter to further reduce plosives. I keep the mic relatively close to my face and I did see a noticeable difference between the filter on and off. I’m not a big fan of the windscreen and so I’m glad Samson included the foam piece. Another thing that I noticed right off the bat was when using my boom arm mounted to my table, the mic was able to pick up the “hum” produced from my PC that is also sitting on the table due to the spinning fans. I could have probably added some rubber pads to the boom arm mount to dampen the sound, but I decided to mount the arm on the wall instead, completely off the table. Problem solved! So mayyyyybe you’ll probably want to purchase a shock mount after all if you encounter the same nuances. I thought the Q9U does a fantastic job at keeping out ambient noise for the most part. I run an air purifier 24/7, and there is even a mini fridge that occasionally fires up the compressor to keep the beverages cool and I can hear them through the mic, but it’s not terrible. Obviously all ambient noise depends on their location relative to the mic, the environment, etc etc... being that it’s a cardioid polar pattern mic; all I’m saying is...just be aware if you’re not directly monitoring.

    Mar 02, 2021 00:33
  • Review by xKing, 10 out of 10
    High end quality mic

    There are two major types of microphones used in home studios - Dynamic and condenser. Condenser microphones are very sensitive and often require a very quiet room + treatment, but they sound more "natural". Dynamic microphones are typically less sensitive but they are great with ambient noise rejection and very forgiving to the room treatment, they also output more "broadcast" quality sound people are used to. This mic is a dynamic kind.

    No matter if you just starting and don't have any equipment yet or if you already been recording something - this mic got you covered. It's a dual interface device which means you can simply hook it up to USB port on your computer (6' USB-C to C and C to A cables are included) and start recording! For more advanced applications such as sound interface, mixer board or even a portable recorder - this microphone has a balanced XLR output (high quality connector, no cable wobble at all).

    Build quality is outstanding! It's a full metal body with internally shock mounted capsule with permanently attached swivel yoke mount designed for 5/8"-27 thread (I would recommend Samson MBA38 for a desk mount). Microphone body has a mechanical mute button, MID range boost switch (useful for voice recording), Low-cut filter switch to remove lower frequencies (3dB at 200Hz in case recording sounds "boomy" or "muddy") and real-time monitoring 3.5mm headphones port. There are no LED indicators, however if you look deep into headphone port - you'll see a green LED glow when USB-C power is connected.

    Microphone capsule is covered with a metal wind screen and optional foam screen (included in the box). Microphone frequency response is 50Hz to 20kHz at -57 dBV sensitivity (XLR), mic impedance is 250Ohm.

    This microphone is an amazing first choice if you just starting up with your podcast, YouTube video production or live streaming. The only additional thing you will need is a mic stand (and make sure to get a sturdy one, this microphone weighs 2.13lb).

    Mar 05, 2021 21:31
  • Review by Farns, 10 out of 10
    This mic is a BEAST!

    When you have a silky smooth baritone voice like I do, it can be frustrating when you hear recordings of your voice and your rich resonant vocals sound anemic and flat. For years I relied on built-in mics or more recently a softball shaped competitor that in hindsight felt like a toy compared to the Samson Q9U.

    First things first:

    Packaging was excellent. I immediately noticed the impressive heft. This was going to be a good purchase.

    To my dismay, there was no basic mic stand included. Granted, anyone dropping this kind of money on a mic would like want to customize their set-up, but there was no way for me to use the mic without extra pieces. Fortunately, the mic I had been using had a table stand that fit and I was able to use that for now until I build out my rig.

    The only other complaint, if you could even call it that, was that the USB cables included seemed to be basic quality. The USB-C to USB-C cable certainly works but I feel like it could have been more substantial.

    Installation:

    I plugged it in. It worked. My Mac Book Pro immediately recognized the mic and I had zero issues. I did have to get used to the mic / mute button at the top. I kinda wish it had an LED so I knew when it was muted but I generally mute through my software anyway.

    Sound Quality:

    There's really only one purpose for a microphone. Capturing good sound. If you want a detailed analysis of the effects of the cardioid polar XLR whatevers, I'm sure that there are plenty of reviews that you can geek out over. I'm here to tell all the novices out there - this MIC IS AWESOME! Your cool factor immediately raises 115%, proven fact, and even the most average of voices will sound silky smooth. Ok, maybe a little hyperbole, but seriously. This. MIC. ROCKS. I couldn't be happier with the noticeable improvement to the quality of my recordings.

    Mar 03, 2021 22:55
  • Review by JorgeST, 10 out of 10
    Great sound, heavy duty

    My previous mic was one that set on the desk. Since getting a stand and this new mic I have noticed a couple of noticeable changes to my streams and production value. Placement and quality.

    I never noticed that on stream i was subconsciencly leaning over to talk into my mic. It looks bad on screen and it was something i didn't even realize i was doing. Now with a mic stand (not included) and a very clean and sleek looking mic, its forces me to sit straight and produce a better visual.

    Secondly, the sounds is better too. I have used directional mics in the past, and head sets too and this simply just produces a better cleaner product as designed. It has all of the plugins needed to capture sound at your best.

    All in all, i would recommend this mic and a great unit to capture crisp, high quality audio while forcing you to be the best on screen.

    Mar 11, 2021 14:10
  • Review by Xephyroth, 10 out of 10
    A Versatile USB/XLR Microphone For Creators

    INTRO:

    The Samson Q9U is a broadcast quality microphone great for streamers, podcasters or even musicians. It borrows some of the DNA of the Q2U (a successful entry level USB/XLR microphone) while also delivering new EQ features to deliver exceptional audio to any audience.

    UNBOXING:

    Inside the box, you’ll find the Q9U with the dual layer windscreen pre-installed, two USB cables (USB-C to USB-C as well as USB-C to USB-A), and some simple documentation. A very simple unboxing experience to help you get started quickly.

    If you want to mount to a desk, Samson does offer the MBA38 Microphone Boom Arm, or if you’d prefer a nice weighted desktop stand, they also offer the MD5. Both of which are separate purchases, as the Q9U does not come with a stand—only the mounting hardware.

    BUILD:

    Right away, I noticed how well-constructed the Q9U is. It has a solid die-cast construction which feels very rigid and very durable. I tried tapping on the metal to check for any hollow areas of the construction and was pleased to find none, as that could introduce unwanted resonance or ringing.

    The yoke is integrated with the Q9U, so you won’t need to install a separate one before mounting, and an internal pneumatic shock mount ensures that the capsule is isolated from any mechanical noise like an occasional bump to your microphone stand.

    USB & XLR:

    The Q9U has quite a few features that make it a notable standout for streamers and podcasters. Most importantly, it supports both USB-C and XLR outputs. This lends to great versatility in that you can use USB-C for portable needs such as mobile podcasting or streaming on the go, as well as XLR for more conventional needs like for live performances where you would connect to a mixing board. Or perhaps you just have an excellent interface that you’d prefer to use. Either way, both options are available to use.

    The included USB cables have an EMI/RFI Noise Filter to ensure that both electromagnetic and radio frequency interference are filtered out. I can confirm that using cables without this will likely result in unwanted interference in your audio.

    HEADPHONE OUTPUT:

    Additionally, there is a 3.5mm headphone output on the Q9U that you can use if you’re using the unit via USB-C. Just like the Q2U, this headphone output allows you to monitor your audio with zero latency. This headphone output is rated for 38mW @ 32Ω which means sensitive IEMs like the KZ ZSX (111dbB/24 Ω) will be dangerously loud and introduce a lot of noise during use. But when paired to any reasonable studio monitoring headphones like the NVX XPT100 or Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, I found that the audio was clear without any added noise.

    I also found that you can disable direct zero-latency monitoring via the Sound Control Panel in Windows 10 (this was not available in macOS). I find this feature useful if you plan on adding effects in your software and would rather monitor your processed audio from within your software.

    Unlike the Q2U, there is no headphone volume control directly on the Q9U for USB-C operations. Rather, you will have to manage this in your operating system of choice, as it behaves just like any other output device.

    MICROPHONE GAIN CONTROL:

    For gain control, you have 2 options. If you’re using USB-C, then you can control your microphone gain from within the Windows/macOS sound settings. Samson recommends that you run a test to ensure that the loudest your microphone reaches is about 50% when you’re speaking normally about 4-12 inches from the microphone. For Windows 10 users, you can consult the instruction manual for details about how to do this easily. But if you’re a macOS user, you might have to verify through the Sound settings that the Input Meter doesn’t peak past 50%. This is based on Samson’s recommendations, but you can always adjust to better suit your needs.

    Additionally, there is a Mute button directly on the microphone in case you need a quick way to cut the audio. The button does stay pressed in when muted, but upon pressing it again, the button rises up to indicate it’s live. While other microphones might use an LED to indicate the mute status, the Q9U likely forgoes it because most of the microphone body is not visible to the user during actual use. Perhaps Samson could try innovating on this user experience in the future.

    SOUND QUALITY & EQ:

    This is one area where the Q9U really stands to gain over some of the competition. Since the Q9U is a uni-directional microphone, that means it's a bit more susceptible to the proximity effect where bass response increases the closer the speaker is to the microphone. This might be desirable for some speakers who want that late night radio DJ sound, but it can also be undesirable for the bass-heavy consonant sounds from words that use ‘b’ and ‘p’, as they can cause frequently distracting fluctuations in speech.

    There are 4 different combinations you can use for EQ’ing the Q9U. If you’d like to hear some simple sample tests, you may consult my audio samples here:

    https://soundcloud.com/xephyroth/sets/samson-q9u-test-samples-macos/s-jWEIunXcsjt

    Default: This setting is the default configuration with no EQ options applied. It lends itself to the proximity effect well, and is warmer in the mid-range. A good choice for those who generally have brighter sounding speech rather than deeper, resonant speech.

    Bass Cut: Reduces the proximity effect and also reduces the bass-booming aspect of ‘b’ and ‘p’ consonants during speech. It does a great job at making speech sound clear and reduces unwanted bass response. This is a great option for people who prefer to speak closely to the microphone but want to prevent bass-booming.

    Mid Boost: Increases the mid-range treble response to increase clarity for human speech. It brightens up vocals and increases clarity—especially for male vocals that tend to be on the warmer side. When avoiding the proximity effect by allowing proper distance from the microphone, this is a great way to increase the clarity of your speech.

    Bass Cut + Mid Boost: The combination of the two lends to a very clear and consistent sound. This is likely a great setting for applications that prefer consistency like voice overs and audio books since the bass cut reduces unwanted boomy consonants and the mid boost increases speech clarity.

    DYNAMIC VS CONDENSER:

    These days, many people are streaming and starting podcasts and they’re probably reading about condenser microphones and dynamic microphones. So which should you get? Let me explain why it is that you may want to choose one over the other.

    Dynamic microphones are passive, so they are less sensitive compared to condenser microphones which are active (powered). This makes dynamic a great choice when you want to reduce background noise, prevent room hissing, and also be relatively loud without clipping the microphone. However, this also means that you have to speak closer to dynamic microphones in order for them to pick up sound. Alternatively, you could increase the gain so that it can pick up sounds from further away, but increasing too much could introduce unwanted noise and hissing, so it defeats the purpose of a dynamic microphone.

    Even when I have speakers playing 1-2ft behind the Q9U, it does a great job at blocking those noises. When it’s just ambient noise from 1-2ft away, the Q9U really doesn’t pick it up at all, but when it’s loud enough that I struggle to talk over it, the Q9U picks up some sound, but still does an incredible job at bringing my voice to the front. And if you add some noise-reduction processing on top, you’ll be sure that your audience won’t hear any of it. And while the dynamic aspect of the Q9U plays a big part in reducing unwanted noise, the fact that it’s also uni-directional helps ensure that it has exceptional off-axis rejection.

    Condenser microphones on the other hand must be powered. These days, many are USB-powered or Phantom 12V powered through an audio interface over XLR. This makes condenser microphones much more sensitive to sound, so they’re generally more capable of picking up a wider range of frequencies. This makes them great for detail retrieval for vocals and instruments, but because they’re so sensitive, they perform best in sound-treated rooms to yield optimal results. This means that even if a condenser microphone is uni-directional, they are still more likely to pick up ambient noise. That means if you have any sound going on in the background (conversations, pets, music, alarms, etc.) it’s likely going to be picked up by the microphone.

    CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDED USE:

    For game streamers, a condenser microphone will pick up a ton of noise from your keyboard and mouse, which will likely be distracting for your audience, so the Q9U is a great option for you.

    If you’re a musician that plays an acoustic instrument, I’d likely recommend a condenser microphone, as it’ll capture all the nuances of your performance. While this will come at the expense of picking up any unwanted background noise, you’ll find that condenser microphones are better at picking up quieter sounds no matter how you position them, whereas a dynamic microphone relies more on its positioning relative to the instrument to capture nuances more reliably.

    If you’re a singer, either a condenser or dynamic microphone is a great choice. If you need to capture natural environment reverb, then a condenser microphone is likely the better choice. But if you’re going to perform with effects added on, the dynamic Q9U will give you better vocal isolation from ambient & background noise.

    And if you’re getting into podcasts or becoming a radio DJ, dynamic microphones are a great choice. For years, podcasters and radio DJs have been setting the standard for lowest background noise, and most of which have been sticking to dynamic microphones like the Q9U because they’re excellent for isolating vocals.

    Mar 01, 2021 23:30
  • Review by krush, 10 out of 10
    Quality Professional Microphone

    This is my first professional dynamic microphone and I am very impressed with it. I typically use a microphone for meetings as well as gaming but I feel there is much more you could do with this microphone than that.

    The microphone came packaged very well and protected. In the box you will receive the absolutely beautiful microphone and the USB type C cable as well as a foam wind screen. The microphone itself is quite hefty at around 2lbs. This is a reflection of the amazing quality build of this microphone. It crafted with an all-metal design and not only feels very high quality but looks amazing as well. Samson did a wonderful design on this microphone. To add to the design as well as functional benefit, they added an on microphone mute button to the underside of the microphone that works flawlessly. The USB C and zero latency headphone output, as well as the low cut and mid presence boost switches are conveniently located on the rear of the microphone.

    The sound quality is absolutely amazing. I have people asking me what I am using all the time and I rave about the quality of the sound. I have performed many test recordings as well as comparison recordings to gauge the difference and I must say the sound is wonderful. I do use the low-cut feature on the microphone as I have a deep voice but I can’t see myself using any other microphone since I’ve used this. I just don’t think anything would compare.

    The only con (not worth a star removal) is the microphone didn’t come with any sort of stand. Its ok because I was going to purchase a boom stand for my desk anyways but it’s just something, I think, people should be aware of going in to the purchase. I love my boom stand with this microphone as it provides a lot of versatility and flexibility especially if you are limited on space. This microphone combined with a boom stand also gives you perfect placement which results in perfect sound.

    This microphone is completely plug and play resulting in very simple and easy setup. It didn’t try to install anything on my machine I just plugged in the usb cable to the microphone and plugged it in to my PC and was up and running in minutes. I did have to go in to my audio settings to choose my mic and speaker output settings to reflect the microphone and speaker out I’m using but it was very simple. I also adjusted the volume while I was in the settings as well.

    If you are looking for a microphone whether it be for recording, vlogging etc or even gaming, this is the perfect choice!

    Mar 05, 2021 16:07
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Crystal clear audio, versatile, professional

    The Samson Q9U is a beautifully designed studio microphone with plug-and-play operation, clean and clear audio capture, and flexible hookup options. It comes with both a USB-A to USB-C cable and USB-C to USB-C cable, and the mic natively supports USB-C as well as XLR output. However, an XLR cable is not included with the mic and you would need to supply that as well as an AI (audio interface) or mixer in order to use that connection type.

    The mic itself is hefty, at over 2 lbs, thanks to its all-metal zinc-alloy/steel design and integrated swivel yoke stand mount. It does not include a stand in and of itself, so be aware that if you purchase this mic you will need to provide your own boom or mic stand in order to use it. The mounting hole on the bottom of the mic is a standard 5/8”-27 thread, so stands using a 3/8” mount would require an adapter, which is also not included. While the metal grill on the mic and internal capsule shockmount already provide some noise attenuation, it also comes with an external foam wind screen as an additional buffer against pops and plosives for vocal performances.

    Inside its matte black metal housing, the mic uses a cardioid, or unidirectional, dynamic element with humbucking, which is a coil used to reduce the amount of electromagnetic interference and pickup from nearby radio frequency devices. The mic primarily captures sound directly in front of it while rejecting the sound coming in from the sides and back, allowing it to separate its source from other sounds in the room. However, this type of mic also produces the proximity effect, so when the mic is very close to its sound source you’re going to capture more bass tones than when you position the mic several inches to a foot away. You can also experiment with placing the mic on axis, pointing directly at the sound source, or slightly off axis to reduce the amount of highs and increase low frequency pick up.

    There are 3 physical controls on the mic, a press-in to activate mute button on the side, and low-cut and mid-boost switches on the bottom. Since I record mostly at home and don’t have a soundproof studio, the low-cut filter really helps to reduce low vibration noises such as the rumble of trucks and delivery vans as they pass on the street. When using the mic for spoken word with mid-boost, I noticed that my vocals were brighter with a clearer focus. I do wish that the mute button had an LED indicator when activated because it’s easy to forget that you’re on mute, especially if you’re not using monitoring headphones while live streaming. To that point, there are no lighted indicators whatsoever on the exterior of the mic, not for power nor EQ settings; though if you peer into the headphone jack when the mic is plugged in, you’ll see a faint green glow inside.

    Connecting the mic to a computer via USB-C is basically plug-and-play; since the drivers are all built-into the mic you don’t need to install any additional software or drivers. The mic has an internal pre-amp that can be adjusted using the volume slider in the device's properties on a Windows 10 machine. Both USB and XLR connection types provided clear and distortion-free sound at max gain, though for me, the USB connections produced slightly higher levels when speaking at a normal volume right up against the mic, around -10dB, than when using my AI (Scarlett Solo), around -15dB. There’s also a 1/8” headphone output jack for direct connection to headphones or speakers for latency-free monitoring of the mic feed which worked flawlessly. I found that when using an AI with XLR, the monitoring headphones/speakers have to be connected to monitor port on the AI instead of directly to the mic. I’ve also used the mic directly connected to my smartphone’s USB-C charging port. I didn’t need to use an externally powered USB hub to do so, and I was able to record decent levels from 0 - 6 inches away from the mic.

    The sound captured from this mic has a bit-depth of 24-bit and sample rate up to 96kHz, broadcast quality, regardless of which connection type you use. This hi-res format might be useful if you’re mixing the tracks or re-mastering the audio in post-production, though I personally didn’t hear the difference versus using the mic to record at 44.1kHz. Overall, I found that the mic produces warm and natural sounding recordings as well as clear and crisp audio with minimal background noise/hiss noise when live streaming. While I use it primarily for spoken word, I think it would also perform great for singing and instruments.

    Mar 04, 2021 15:21
  • Review by xupr4, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound and Future Proof

    I will start my review with a shorter version in a list format, and then I will go more into specifics. I also want you all to know that my point of view comes from a streamer with some knowledge on how audio programs/equipment works. All my testing has been done through the applications Voicemeter, Audacity and OBS studio, and no audio interface or mixer was used.

    Pros

    -USB type C port

    -Comes with type C to male USB cable and type C to type C cable

    -Windscreen comes included

    -Even without XLR connectivity the microphone sounds better than others in the same price range.

    - Quality materials and finish on the shell and on the grill

    -Standard Mic Thread for easy mounting

    -24-bit/96kHZ with USB connection

    -Upgradable to a better quality if one day you decide to get an audio interface

    Cons

    -Not necessarily a con but if this is your first mic you will have to learn how to tune the mic to your needs that being a podcast, streaming, etc

    -No stand

    Let me start by saying that having a USB type C port is so much better than having a micro USB. I have another USB microphone that uses micro USB and it is a nightmare to get it to work since the plug is loose. Inside the box you get your paperwork and user manual, as well as a regular USB plug to type C Cable , a type C to type C, the windscreen, and the microphone. I really appreciate them having a Type C to Type C since it is easier to plug it in to a modern laptop or Macbooks without the need of any hubs. As mentioned i do not own any audio interface at the moment, since all my previous microphones have USB only, I have considered to upgrade but first i want to learn more on how to use the equipment. Anyways using the Q9U as a USB microphone is still better sounding than my other ones. The tuning from the factory is good, but can be tuned with the OBS settings if you are streaming or with Voicemeeter if you are looking to go more in depth. The microphone also has a premium quality shell made out of metal with a matte black finish. The grill that protects the capsule is also made out of metal but the foam windscreen adds another layer of protection. The microphone comes with a swivel style yoke mount also made out of metal that can be mounted to any stand or arm that has a standard mic thread. My only complaint would be that the mic does not come with any type of stand. I believe since it is a more professional microphone it is expected to have one ready, so i would recommend getting one if this will be your first microphone. If you are wanting to start doing streams/YouTube/podcast etc.., I would highly recommend this microphone since it is upgradable if you ever decide to upgrade your audio setup down the road.

    Mar 13, 2021 15:22
  • 9.2score
    Zoom ZUM-2PMP USB Podcasting Mic Pack
    Description

    Zoom ZUM-2 Podcast Mic Pack includes the ZOOM ZUM-2 USB broadcast-quality condenser mic, ideal for recording streaming and teleconferencing. The ZUM-2 features a Super Cardioid Polar Pattern to reject unwanted sounds. It records at sample rates up 24bit/96kHz. The ZUM-2 also has a built-in headphone output with volume control. The ZUM-2 USB Mic Pack includes the ZHP-2 ZOOM Dynamic Stereo Headphones. These headphones feature a closed-back design to keep unwanted noise out and are lightweight and an adjustable for comport. A compact and sturdy metal-threaded, height adjustable tabletop tripod is included in the pack, as is a foam windscreen that reduces the mic’s breath and popping sounds.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    5 Features
  • Convenient: The ZUM-2 USB Mic plugs directly into your computer via USB, no driver required.
  • Compatible: Compatible with most recording, streaming and teleconferencing software.
  • Broadcast Quality: ZCM-2U ZOOM USB Microphone features broadcast-quality sound, super Cardioid Polar Pattern to reject unwanted sounds, and records up 24bit/96kHz.
  • Headphones: Includes ZHP-2 ZOOM Dynamic Stereo Headphones with closed-back design to keep unwanted noise out and an adjustable headband for extended comfort.
  • All Accessories Included: Includes a compact and sturdy tabletop tripod stand making setup easy anywhere, a foam windscreen reduces breath and popping sounds, and a USB cable
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jmliard, 10 out of 10
    Lots in a little package

    Big bang for the buck. Its no u-87, but you definitely get more than you pay for. Bought it to do audio books. And have started using it for a podcast as well. Highly recommend.

    Oct 02, 2021 19:12
  • Review by Lilady1269, 10 out of 10
    Music

    I think it's worth the money I paid for it I just wish I would have read it a little better because has a USB connection and it don't work for what I want on my computer but it's ok cause it works on my phone which is better so all and all I would purchase again

    Jun 30, 2021 23:08
  • Review by Europaradise, 8 out of 10
    Quick Start

    Great get up and started quick product. This item is very good very easy to get started and great recordings sound

    Oct 15, 2021 16:24
  • Review by Sporkage, 8 out of 10
    Pretty Good!

    For the price, this is a great find! The mic needs a little adjusting for sound quality, but it works fine for things like streaming and chatting over Discord. The headset is a little small and squishes my ears, so it gets a bit uncomfortable after a while. Overall a pretty good setup despite my complaints!

    Jul 21, 2021 08:59
  • Review by great, 10 out of 10
    Great product for the price

    great headset and microphone. easy to set up and use. Quality is great.

    Oct 01, 2021 17:10
  • 9.2score
    Audio-Technica - Condenser Vocal Microphone
    Description

    Broadcast your thoughts with this Audio-Technica vocal microphone pack. The included cardioid condenser microphone offers superior vocal reproduction, and the setup's boom arm clamps onto desks and is easy to reposition. This Audio-Technica vocal microphone pack features a pair of over-the-ear headphones with 40mm drivers that deliver crisp, accurate audio.

    6 Features
  • Compatible with most Audio-Technica digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Condenser microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Cardioid pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • Microphone stand adapter, microphone stand mount: For optimal positioning.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 3 pin XLR connector: Ensures durable, long-lasting operation.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FeistyCat, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Good mic, easy to install, has clear sound, had a little problem with the swivel but it works

    Aug 14, 2021 09:33
  • Review by KingofKays, 10 out of 10
    Instant cop

    Good sound quality from a decently priced microphone! Sometimes a bit tricky to adjust the arm but once in position pretty sturdy!

    Jul 09, 2021 15:35
  • Review by Tripod, 10 out of 10
    Microphone

    Fantastic! Highly recommend. Makes gaming so much better!!! Swivels easily. Easy to attach.

    Feb 26, 2021 21:01
  • Review by Andi, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Mic was high quality. Easy to install and maneuver mic stand!

    May 08, 2020 20:16
  • Review by Gloo, 6 out of 10
    Nice Mic For Beginners for sure !!

    Nice mic to get a clear sound of vocals and comes with xlr cable and stand !

    May 29, 2020 03:44
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Blackout Spark SL XLR Wired Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Blackout Spark SL brings Blue’s legendary studio sound to your space. With a professional XLR connection and versatile switches, Blackout Spark SL gives you that broadcast studio voice for pro-level gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more.

    7 Features
  • Custom Blue condenser capsule: Delivers Blue’s legendary broadcast sound quality with depth and clarity.
  • Detailed, transparent sound: Spark SL excels in focused, transparent sound with superb detail.
  • XLR connection: Perfect for computer audio interfaces and mixers.
  • High-pass filter: Increases clarity, reducing rumble from your room or desk.
  • -20dB pad: Keeps your stream free of distortion when things get intense.
  • Precise cardioid pattern: Ensures accurate sound for recording and streaming.
  • Class-A JFET electronics: Provides studio-quality sound with rich harmonic audio.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Koskadelli, 8 out of 10
    Solid Mic, but less of a value than the Blackout

    If you're reading this in the store: It does NOT come with an XLR cable in the box! You will need to purchase one. To me this is a bit absurd at the price point and audience this is targeted at, but at least the cords aren't expensive.

    Overall, this mic is solid. I run mine through a USB Audio Interface that has an XLR input for mic and an input for my guitar for playing through computer. Its clear, with no pops or issues, though I'd still recommend software noise-filtering. I also own a blue yeti blackout, and the spark is a bit better quality but not super dramatic; if you aren't recording professionally you are unlikely to notice the difference.

    Oct 12, 2021 16:49
  • Review by Omarr2, 10 out of 10
    Premium Feel

    Great MIC!!! Pairing it with the GoXLR and quality is definitely an upgrade from the YETI. Easy to setup

    Oct 29, 2021 16:16
  • Review by MrShinyCadillackness, 10 out of 10
    Retro and unique styling in all of it's glory!

    I’ll start by admitting that I only use this for recording guitar amplifiers by running it directly into my input device, then into my DAW.

    The first thing that interested me in this microphone was the ability to cut -20dB on demand with the flick of a switch. This comes in VERY handy if you are recording extremely loud sources such as guitar amplifiers. I also like the fact that you can leave it at the zero setting if you are recording acoustic guitars, or even lower wattage amps with less volume. This alone makes it very versatile for my needs and for that, I give it a big thumbs up.

    Now how about that ever important sound quality? Well since sound is completely subjective, I can only leave my personal opinion. Having several mics at my disposal, I have found that the Blue Spark SL is a welcome fit into my recording setup and produces a clean crisp recording. While there are certainly darker and brighter sounding microphones available, I find the Blue edging a tad on the brighter side of the spectrum. If I want “chimey” clean tones and mid-cutting aggressive metal tones, I can achieve both with the Blue. Since guitar is technically a “mid range” instrument, this is exactly what I prefer, therefore, the Blue is a solid performer. I will also admit that I use several mics at a time when recording amps. Sometimes three on a single speaker (edge of cap/cone, mid cone, and room). I have found that I personally like the Blue mid cone area. Again, being subjective, you may prefer it on the edge of the cap/cone, or even room. That’s the fun and beauty of finding your sound. Does the final recording need an EQ in post? Well… maybe? I find myself adding EQ to any mic I own. That’s not to say any of them sound bad straight into my DAW, but since EQ is at my fingertips, I just can’t help myself. Sometimes it is minor, sometimes none at all. Again, subjective.

    There is also a high pass filter “switchable” option that will reduce low end rumble if you are placing your mic stand on a desk or somewhere that may have some vibration. This is a handy feature to have if you are a podcaster or use it for voice.

    I must also mention the packaging and the styling. Blue simply knocks it out of the park with both. From the box graphics, to the wooden box that houses your microphone, to the metal shock mount, to the retro looking mic itself, Blue goes out of the way to give the user a great experience with their products and even goes a little further than most in this regard.

    All of their microphones have a distinct retro feel that I personally dig. The Spark SL is no exception. It is a chunky and solid feeling microphone that simply looks awesome. That said, the actual top portion of the mic is connected to the main lower body by a “thinner” metal pole. How strong this is is beyond me. I don’t plan on dropping it any time soon, but if I do, I hope it lands on the lower base and not the top mic portion because I’m not sure if it would survive. I’m guessing a standard 3 to 4 foot drop would be okay, but again, I’m not going to test it. If I do ever drop it, I’ll update the review!

    If you want reviews focusing on the podcasting and voice abilities of the microphone, I am certain that they are available with a quick search.

    Lastly, this is a modestly priced microphone with great styling that does its job well. If you are new to recording, or even have some experience, you owe it to yourself to check out the cool offerings from Blue!

    May 07, 2021 18:37
  • Review by George, 10 out of 10
    Inexpensive Condenser mic with good sound quality

    This item was sent to me for the purpose o this review. The opinions expressed are my own.

    Right out of the box Blue has done a great job with the professional esthetic. The mic comes in a beautiful foam lined wood box to protect it while storing it and for transporting it. Included is a shock mount designed specifically for the microphone that will mount to a standard 5/8” mic stand and includes a 5/8” to 3/8” threaded adapter.

    The Blackout Spark SL is a XLR microphone that will need an audio interface to connect to a PC. It uses 48v phantom power to power the circuit inside the mic. It also has two switches on the front. One is a low cut/high pass filter to reduce unwanted low frequency rumble from passing trucks or other low frequency vibrations. The other switch is a -20dB pad switch to attenuate the input level for recording guitar amplifiers or other loud signal sources with out distortion associated with trying to record amplifiers.

    The microphone is a side address cardioid polar pattern style which has the highest level of sensitivity at the front (where the Blue logo is) and drops off slightly on the left and right sides, with the most rejection at the rear of the capsule. It will not eliminate sound entering from the less sensitive sides but reduce the volume of those sounds being picked up.

    Build quality is solid with an all metal body and capsule screen. The blackout edition is to me a lot nicer than those with the shiny chrome. The body is a matte black finish with a smoked chrome accent at the top and bottom where would normally be a shiny distracting chrome finish. The switches feel solid with a light tactile feel when switched.

    The shock mount is also metal with a strong elastic cord to hold everything together and keep the mic floating.

    Ideally this mic shines in a well sound treated room. Moving blankets are a less expensive alternative to help stop echo in a room. This is what I use and have fairly good results.

    The use of a pop filter in front of the mic is also highly recommended to stop unwanted plosives from making their way into the capsule of the mic. These are hard breath sound caused by P’s and B’s and can ruin an otherwise good recording.

    As far as the sound quality of the mic I recorded a bit of spoken word and liked how my voice was captured. It seems natural enough for me. I would recommend that if you are using this mic to produce podcasts or are live streaming where you want a polished sound then using a recorder that does not have any fans would be ideal and make sure the room is treated with some type of sound damping material. You can get away with a laptop PC and a good audio interface to connect the mic.

    The mic is extremely sensitive and does not require a lot of gain to capture a good signal. However, with that kind of sensitivity also comes a lot of room noise. Fans in the background will be heard either a room fan, A/C fan or computer fan. The most ideal for a noise free environment would be a sound booth or even a coat closet. Anything that will absorb noises that are not wanted in a recording if this will be used for voice-over work. For singing you would be loud enough that the gain could be turned down enough to only pick up the vocals unless you are also a loud talker.

    My overall impression is that it captured what I wanted it to remarkably well with some background noise that can be masked out in editing software. If I set this up with sound treatment that I normally use it may be less of an issue.

    I would consider this a surprisingly good offering from Blue if you are wanting to step up from their Yeti or Snowball USB microphones. The price is on the lower end of this style microphone and is considered an entry level price in the realm of studio condenser mics. With that being said, it is not a cheap sounding mic, and you can get professional results.

    May 09, 2021 14:14
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    The Sound You Want - Great Retro Style

    The Blue Blackout Spark SL is a terrific studio microphone for serious-minded streamers, content creators, and musicians. The microphone comes well packaged in a protective wooden box along with the shock mount. Build quality of the microphone and shock mount are excellent with all-metal construction. Microphone feels solid and substantial.

    Setup was quick and simple with an easy connection to the shock mount. The shock mount connects to any standard boom thread and comes with an adapter for smaller thread. Take note that this microphone requires an XLR cable and a computer interface capable of supplying 48v phantom power.

    Sound quality of the microphone is impressive with both vocals and electric guitar. Precise cardioid pattern focuses on audio directly in front of it and ensures accurate recording. It is best to speak close to the microphone as it is volume and fidelity drops quickly the farther away you are. Class-A JFET Electronics and Blue’s custom condenser capsule produces a richer and wider sound than my previous Blue Yeti microphone.

    Two switches on the Spark SL are the –20db pad and the 100hz high pass filter. The –20db pad reduces the gain of the microphone by 20 decibels for recording loud noises. The high pass filter works to reduce background noises and rumbles from your room and keyboard. With my experience the high pass filter blocks out noise only when you are not talking so I recommend using it with a software noise suppression solution.

    Key specs:

    Frequency Response: 20Hz = 20kHx

    Output Impedance: 50 ohm

    Signal/Noise Ratio: 73 dB-A

    Dynamic Range: 119.6 dB

    The Blue Blackout Spark SL will take your recordings and streams to the next level.

    May 13, 2021 10:55
  • Review by ONzEye, 10 out of 10
    Quality Sound for an Affordable price

    Amazing sound quality at a good price point. Compact and fits perfectly with my set up. Had to change a few settings to get the sound to where I like, but all in all a great microphone!

    Oct 01, 2021 17:29
  • Review by DickieUK, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Microphone - worth every penny

    I'll start out by saying that I'm no recording professional - all of my audio work is either recording my own music, or recording the occasional voice-over work. I have used one of two of the standard-fare USB microphones in the past and unless you have some really quality to compare them against , you'd be forgiven for thinking that there's probably not much difference to pay for an upgrade.

    Wow - how wrong can you be.

    First impressions of this microphone are that its built to a very high standard - from the beautifully presented wooden box, to the detail switching and building of the microphone itself. It does require both 48v phantom power and an XLR interface so you may also need to check your audio interface / mixer before you buy - in my case I had recently upgrade to a MOTU M2 to connect to my M1 MacBook Air, so it didn't need anything else to get up and recording.

    There are a couple of nice additional features that should make it easier to optimize for your environment - the microphone has a dedicated switch for a high-pass filter (useful to reduce vibrations/boom) bu also a -20db switch if you have a powerful source (guitar amp etc) that you still what to capture the dynamics from, but not all the volume. Beyond that, it functions as you would expect a micrphone to - based on my experience with previous microphones, the Blue did appear (to my ears anyway) to have a greater pickup , and attention for detail. Depending on your setup this can be a blessing and a curse - you can hear everything - so make sure you have suitable soundproofing to avoid picking up unwanted background noise.

    In terms of recording examples, I used it to mic up my piano and ran some test with the feature. The hi-pass filter certainly helps get a 'cleaner' sound , but I can't decide if I like it on or off - it might just be that it depends entirely on your sound source, environment and the dat of the week, so my advice is try them both when you soundcheck.

    The -20 db certainly does its job - I'm recording directly from the M2 into Logic Pro X , so to give you an example I've attached a picture of my playing the same piece with and without the -20db switch on. As with the high pass filter, I think this will be entirely up to your situation - I will probably use it to deliberately push audio into the background to avoid having to mix-it down later, for those tracks I know will not be the main focus, but I suggest you try it an see for yourself (I got some cool ethereal effects running the mic at -20db and adding a lot of reverb and delay in Logic)

    In summary - if you are looking for a microphone upgrade, can provide phantom power and XLR then this is the mic for you. For instrument or vocal recordings , whether music tracks or podcasts/streaming, you'll get an noticeable improvement in sound quality that fits into the most compact of setups.

    I received this item as part of a technology evaluation program, but all the opinions, testing and images show here are all my own.

    May 15, 2021 16:32
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    Take your sound to the next level

    The Blue Blackout Spark SL is a terrific condenser microphone for recording and streaming voice and instruments. The sound is very transparent with plenty of air in the high frequency range. The $199 price tag makes it an affordable, yet professional alternative to the usual suspects.

    The microphone itself rests in a wooden box. A shock mount is included, but is not meant to be in the same box as the microphone. The shock mount is high quality and it was particularly easy to screw it unto the mic.

    I’m a musician and record a lot at home, and I was interested in this mic because I had heard great things about Blue microphones from other music industry professionals. The Baby Bottle and Bluebird are quite popular mics, particularly for singers.

    I primarily record vocals and guitars, and have plenty of dynamic, condenser and ribbon mics to choose from. I started out by trying this mic out on my ENGL amp and cabinet. The first thing I discovered was that this microphone is very loud so I had to turn my pre-amp down a bit lower than normal. With the mic aimed dead-on at the cone of the speaker, there was plenty of high-end. My first thought was that it had that bright sound that Joe Satriani and Steve Vai loves so much. Another bright and popular mic is the SM57 but this one has a more unique sound, if you ask me. Moving it slightly to the side helped taming the brightness down to where I personally like it. Blending it with a ribbon mic made it particularly special which is often the case when micing guitar amp cabinets.

    Recording vocals was a blast. I can see why many singers and engineers swear by this company. The microphone has a balanced proximity effect, and my voice sounded full and clear. The brightness added an airiness that really brought out the sibilance of my voice without any EQ. I genuinely enjoyed the sound of my own voice, which isn’t the case with any microphone.

    If you’re considering this microphone for streaming, keep these things in mind. This is a condenser microphone, which means that it may pick up more than just your voice (room ambience, keyboard, AC.) If that’s a concern, look for a dynamic mic. The benefit of a condenser mic is that you can move around more in your brand new leather gaming chair without losing a ton of volume. I will also mention that this is an XLR condenser microphone, so you will need an audio interface plugged into your computer, in case you’re comparing it to a USB-microphone.

    The microphone offers a -20dB pad and a 100Hz high-pass filter on the mic itself. No polar pattern selector (only cardioid), which is very common with condenser microphones, but apparently not with Blue microphones. This is not a big deal, but I thought I would mention it for you figure-eight fanatics!

    Overall, this is a great microphone for streamers, singers and musicians who are looking for a professional, yet budget-friendly option. Just don’t forget the audio interface and pop filter!

    May 06, 2021 23:16
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Yeti Professional USB Microphone
    Description

    Record impressive audio in a variety of situations with this microphone that features a triple-capsule array and 4 modes (stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional) for customized results.

    11 Features
  • Compatible with PC and Mac: Via a USB connection for wide-ranging use.
  • Triple-capsule array: Three condenser capsules enable optimal recording in a variety of situations.
  • Multiple pattern selection: Select from 4 pattern settings by rotating the pattern selector knob.
  • Stereo mode: Allows you to capture a realistic stereo recording.
  • Cardioid mode: Delivers direct, rich sound and is useful for recording vocals, podcasts, voiceovers and more.
  • Omnidirectional mode: Allows you to capture sound equally from all directions, ideal for recording groups of musicians or a conference call.
  • Bidirectional mode: Lets you pick up sound at the front and rear of the microphone for a nuanced recording of musical instruments or an interview.
  • Gain control: Allows you to customize the sensitivity of the microphone elements.
  • Set screws: Allows you to set the desired angle of the microphone.
  • Mute button/status light: Allows you to mute the output from the microphone.
  • Headphone volume control knob: Lets you easily control the volume of headphone output.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AppleMan, 10 out of 10
    The best mic on the market

    Best USB Microphone ever! OK, sounds repetitive. But it is true. While podcasting would be fun, one overlooked use is for dictation. I use Dragon on my Mac. I have spent over $1,000 fruitlessly on microphones from Samson, Phillips SpeechMike, Plantronics, and many others. NONE of them are consistent. I have decided the microphone quality is generally quite poor, as is noise rejection. They are generally poorly directional, having immense shifts in frequency response depending how off axis you are. This radically affects recognition with even a few degrees off axis speech.

    The Yeti, on the other hand, is a very high fidelity microphone, it has tunable directionality, and maintains balance when even significantly off axis. I set it on my desk and can dictate with the best fidelity and accuracy I have ever experienced with Dragon. Dragon now is actually useful. And...it looks way cool on my desk!

    Sep 18, 2020 00:16
  • Review by TomA, 10 out of 10
    Great mic!

    Great mic, great sound, nice mic pattern options, good stand.

    Oct 09, 2021 17:15
  • Review by SethTheWelsh, 8 out of 10
    Blue Yeti Pro

    I need the XLR input but also needed the USB connection.. This was perfect for that need.

    Everyone says its very clear.

    The volume control knob seems a bit sensitive but thats for headphones so not a big deal for me.

    Feb 15, 2021 10:36
  • Review by JayMo, 10 out of 10
    Good sensitivity

    This mic has a good range of hertz settings to record in both 24 bit and 16 bit. My particular computer doesn't have a hertz setting to be an exact multiple of CD hertz but higher for this mic.

    It has only 96kHz and 192kHz as close versions for that. The mic seems to be very sensitive in 24 bit. I haven't tried 16 bit very much. In 24 bit it got the noise and vibration from the fan in my laptop when it was on the same surface as the mic... when I lifted the mic of the table and listened, the sound recording improved. Might be good to have one of those shock mount holders for better recording clarity to not pick up vibrations through the mic stand so much. I haven't done a lot of recording with this particular mic, but it seemed to record more balanced sound than a different mic I had when looking at the soundwaves. I don't know if that was my own user error on the other mic or not. I'm learning the Audacity program. This mic seems to be pretty good and I like it.

    Mar 01, 2019 16:19
  • Review by Kryten42, 10 out of 10
    Very Versitile

    So far I've only used it for making virtual choir videos, comparing the sound to smart phone and laptop mics. The sound quality is clearly superior with this mic, with the differences most notable in the treble voices. The other mics sound thin and "tinny" in comparison.

    So far I've only used it with the USB connection, but I got the professional version for the ability to double as an XLR mic, too.

    Jul 18, 2020 07:49
  • Review by 1990fly, 10 out of 10
    Great microphone

    My son has tried a variety of micro8in the past, but finally we found one with excellent sound quality and is extremely easy to setup. During online play, his friends tell him that he sounds like a professional gamer! Great purchase.

    Sep 06, 2019 18:05
  • Review by ZZJR, 10 out of 10
    Good

    Works great. Does what I need it to do. Connection is flimsy.

    Jul 02, 2021 23:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Product!

    Amazing product! A must buy for voice over and podcasting.

    Jun 21, 2021 18:24
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Snowball Wired Cardioid and Omnidirectional Condenser USB Vocal Microphone
    Description

    Capture studio-quality audio for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more with the popular Snowball USB microphone. Snowball utilizes a unique two-capsule design that produces a crisp, clean and natural sound. Cardioid and omni pickup patterns (with an optional -10dB pad in cardioid mode) give you the versatility to capture all sorts of recording and streaming projects. Snowball’s adjustable metal stand lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality. Simple USB plug 'n play operation means you don’t need any extra gear –just plug in and start recording and streaming with amazing quality.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    8 Features
  • Legendary Blue broadcast sound: Two-capsule design gives your voice exceptional presence and detail.
  • Multiple pickup patterns: The cardioid pattern is perfect for gaming and streaming, while omni puts you “in the room” for conference calls.
  • Stylish, retro design: Inspired by classic recording equipment, Snowball's stylish, retro aesthetic looks great on your desktop and on camera.
  • Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide: Based on independent sales data (April '19 -March '20) of PC microphones in both units and dollars in the US and Canada.
  • Premium gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Snowball USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • -10 dB pad: Keeps Snowball sounding clean and distortion-free on louder voices and instruments.
  • Adjustable desktop stand: The included tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Start streaming quickly and easily with driver-free operation on Mac and PC.What’s included:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NomadicGamer, 10 out of 10
    Sick A** Mic

    Got this on sale after Black Friday for 40 bucks. I use it for live streaming and music recording. The sound is crystal clear on any app I use it for. Definitely worth the buy.

    Jan 13, 2018 06:11
  • Review by GreatInvestment, 10 out of 10
    Great Choice

    I am really enjoying my snowball! It gives a good crisp sound and I am very pleased with this product.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:43
  • Review by BatteriesNotIcluded, 8 out of 10
    I actually give it 3.5 stars

    This is one of the first mics that i purchased and actually liked. It records in studio sessions very well and has 3 different settings available to record on!

    Oct 18, 2017 18:12
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Believe the Reviews

    I always read reviews before making a tech purchase. So many people were clamoring how easy it was to use this Blue Snowball microphone in conjunction with their gaming needs that I decided to go against what I really wanted, which was the Turtle Beach Microphone that is now available.

    The Blue Snowball is extremely easy to use. It doesn't even come with software to install. The booklet said that it was plug and play with any PC/MAC. I have a Mac, so I connected it and it automatically appeared in the following software by name: Elgato Video Recorder/Editor, Garage Band, Final Cut Pro X, and iMovie. I haven't plugged it into my PC, but I assume it should work just as well.

    The microphone has 1 switch on the back with three options. Option 1 is recommended for game-play/podcast recordings. Option 2 is best suited for musical needs. Option three is best suited for outdoor recordings. I had a concert to go to the day after I received the mic. I took my Mac book and recorded the concert (it was a high school choir in an auditorium). The sounds quality was impressive. My wife (choir director) said she had never heard her choir sound like that.

    For voiceovers on my video gameplays, I can provide you a link to a video I uploaded that showcases how the mic sounds with my voice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEk9LCFiKrM&t=48s

    Judge for yourself. Using the ELGATO software, as I hit record, it automatically records my voice over the gameplay so that I don't have to sync the video with the audio later. It's seamless, easy, and sounds great. I now look forward to recording with the microphone because it has eliminated a time-consuming task of having to sync the audio with the video. Definitely worth the investment. I'm sure there are better microphones out there, but none will be as easy to use as this Blue Snowball microphone. There aren't many options to highly customize the mic, the booklet itself even says that if you want a mic that you can custom modify, to look elsewhere because this mic was meant for people who just want something that works out of the box. In that sense, the goal is over-accomplished.

    Dec 04, 2016 23:30
  • Review by TB91, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for a great price :)

    This is a great mic, esspessialy this version which has 3 different mic settings to fit the different needs for the streamer/content creator. Plus it's very portable for easy travel and easy set up. Just plug into your desktop or laptop and your ready to go :)

    Nov 25, 2018 20:18
  • Review by RandomCABBCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Great Mic for Conference Calls

    This is a great desktop microphone. I like the sensitivity settings... two for Cardioid (one being more focused on straight ahead, the other having wider pickup range) and one for Omnidirectional. In my testing, I can really discern the difference between the Cardioid settings-- there's a very pronounced drop-off in pickup as the sound source moves to one side or the other.

    I installed the Mac software to see what it does. It allows you to mute and unmute the mic. As that's a feature of Zoom and other similar applications, I figured I didn't need the extra software and I deleted it. Maybe there's more the software can do with other models of mics.

    I plan to use it for Teams on my company computer and Zoom on my Mac.

    Looks like a well made piece of gear. I like the sturdy stand it comes with. The threaded socket fits a regular mic stand, too, if you ever want to do that

    Oct 29, 2021 17:22
  • Review by AnonMovieFan, 10 out of 10
    Great for music

    This is a really solid microphone for playing music, especially these days when everybody is connecting online via videoconferencing. This mic picks up a large frequency range, so won't clip or cut out when you are playing something high-pitched. And it is really convenient to use; just plug into the USB port and it's ready to go. No extra software needed.

    Oct 07, 2021 14:42
  • Review by BobE, 10 out of 10
    Clarity! Range! Quality!

    Clarity. Range. Quality. We use in a conference room and it works so well I'm getting ready to purchase another for a different setting.

    Nov 04, 2021 13:25
  • 9.2score
    JLab - TALK GO Plug & Play USB Microphone
    Description

    Meet Talk GO, JLab’s compact, lightweight, and portable USB microphone. With 2 studio-quality condensers and a generous resolution of 96kHz/24BIT, this is a great entry level microphone for all around use with high performance. The Talk GO has 2 directional pattern modes to choose from and has volume and mute controls, making it great for calls, podcasts, gaming, ASMR and voiceovers using its two directional pattern modes.

    7 Features
  • Professional Grade Recording: Studio quality resolution of 96kHz/24BIT with 2 condensers
  • 2 Directional Pattern Modes: Cardiod and Omni Cardioid is great for podcasting, gaming, streaming, voiceovers, and individual calls, while Omni is best for multi-person podcasting, group music recording and group calls
  • Control Your Recording: Choose your audio preference with the adjustment in loudness with volume control
  • Quick Mute: Quick mute button for easy access
  • Zero Latency: 3.5mm AUX input for real-time listening with zero latency
  • Plug & Play: Includes 5ft USB/USB-C plastic coating cable (90-degree nickel-plated connector) to plug into your device and record hassle-free
  • Microphone Stand: Tripod stand with standard 5/8” input for swivel mounting
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by blahnika, 8 out of 10
    I use the microphone mostly for zoom calls. I had

    I use the microphone mostly for zoom calls. I had a headset that I was getting complaints about being too loud, and with this mic, everyone is now OK with me talking. So overall the audio quality is pretty good for all the conference calls being done these days.

    With that said, there are a couple of things that are a little odd. First, the controls to mute are at the bottom, and I would prefer that they are at the top so you can quickly see them. Second, there is an option to plug in headphones, and so on a PC, you need to make sure to change the audio out to another device if you don't use them. There is no software, which is good and also bad as you cannot easily adjust the output. Last, this is USB C to USB A, and I'd prefer USB c to USB c, but for compatibility this makes sense.

    Overall this is a basic microphone with good audio quality for meetings, so if you have issues with your PC mic (or don't have one) then I would recommend this. However, if your audio input works today there wouldn't be any reason to get this.

    Jul 20, 2020 08:58
  • Review by JarodDTS, 10 out of 10
    The Microphone you're looking for

    Unless you're trying to spend over $100, this is the mic you need. I use this as my discord and video mic and I don't think my voice can get much better. Setup was as simple as plugging it in, and the rest is handled by the OS. The cable included is USB C (Connects to the computer via Full-size USB) which is an awesome because it makes finding a backup cable easy if something ever happens to the included one. The back of the microphone has a LED ring for indicating status (blue for listening, red for muted). The build quality is also nice, it has aluminum for the main body and soft touch plastic on the back and front. The stand has very nice rubber feet that'll keep it in place, though unfortunately the stand doesn't adjust upwards but the mic pivits vertically to account for that. Overall If you're looking for a good, inexpensive, future-proof mic, this is what you need.

    Oct 28, 2021 00:54
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    My first microphone for podcasting

    I’m relatively late into the making a podcast world, and have been hesitant on choosing a mic to record. I’ve tried using headsets but it was challenging hearing other people in the discussion. Enter the JLab Audio Talk Go, a great entry level mic for novices like me. I was amazed at the simplicity and quality that came with this mic. It’s literally a plug-and-play set up and decent quality for the price tag.

    Pros:

    -Setup. Just plug it in my computer and automatically the mic turned on. I use Windows 10 and the set up was minutes.

    -Two Directional Patterns: the Talk uses Cardioid and Omnidirectional. Cardioid is normally speaking into the mic. The Omni allows you to place the mic in the middle of our table set up and multiple people can participate in the recording. You no longer have to adjust the mic to whoever is talking.

    -build quality. It’s a hard plastic chassis on top of a tripod. It feels sturdy that I know it’s not going to break if it drops off the table.

    -Light wheel. At the bottom of the mic, the Talk Go emits three colors that indicate what pattern mode you are using. Blue means cardioid; Green is Omnidirectional; Red is mute. There is also a volume rocker, 3.5 jack and micro USB at the bottom for connection.

    Neutral.

    -Recording quality. My voice came out good, not muted and it did not pick up too much background noises. But my voice could’ve been more crisp. For regular podcasting I feel this works well.

    Cons:

    -Lacks accessories: the Talk Go is small enough you’d think it would’ve came with either a travel pouch or a windscreen. Just something to think about adding next time.

    Overall, really impressed with the Talk Go. Does the job for me and my growing podcast.

    Jul 23, 2020 23:05
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Easy to Setup, Use and Get Your Voice Heard

    The JLab Talk GO USB Microphone is a great product if you are looking a USB mic that is easy to install, use and add software.

    The Good!

    • The Set up for the JLab Talk GO is very simple. There is a tripod base that connects to a middle piece (for microphone mobility) and that screw into the side of the microphone. Now you are basically set up for using the JLab Talk GO .

    • The Microphone is pretty compact and lightweight, even when it is all put together. It fits nice just about anywhere because it has great grip rubber ends on each tripod arm.

    • Plug in the Cable provided to the USB C (microphone connection) and USB A into your computer. Then the JLab Talk GO will be on displaying one of 3 colors.

    • There are two basic modes that you can use with the JLab Talk GO. The Cardioid and Omni (there is also a mute mode) allow you to use them for how you are using the Microphone. The Cardioid mode (Blue) and works great to pick up the voice of an individual or sounds you are looking for at a small radius. The Omni mode (Green) really works better with a group talking into the Microphone or if you want to get ambient noise. Mute mode (Red) is the last mode you can you. With only 3 colors, this simplifies the use of this JLab Talk GO. I do want to add the Microphone is quite sensitive to picking other sounds. Like wind or ambient noise.

    • The bottom on the Microphone is at an angle so you can see how to use it. The end of the Microphone has the controls and colors that explain what is going on. At this point connect your USB-C into the JLab Talk GO (it is labeled) and the other end USB Type A into your computer. The microphone end will turn on. There are 3 colors: Green, Blue and Red. As stated above, the Microphone mode in Green is better for several persons talking into the Microphone. The ring of color will light up Green in this mode. The Blue color on the bottom is Cardioid and works best with one person speaking. To change modes simply touch/hold the middle button on the bottom of the Microphone, that will change colors to let you know what mode you are in. You can only go from Green to Blue or Blue to Green by touching that button. If you tap into Red mode you are in mute. From Red (mute) you can only go back the previous mode (or color). So if you were in Green mode and then Red mode, you could not go to Blue. You have to go back to Green mode and then you can change to Blue mode. I was frustrated at first but after you use it a couple of times, it is not an issue.

    • There is also a plug for the headphones, volume and colors Green and Blue modes. There are two pictures on the base of the microphone: the Blue shows the Cardioid symbol and the Green shows the Omni symbol. There is microphone picture of mute on the middle button that turns Red when on mute. The headphone plug in allows you to hear your voice and everything else the JLab Talk GO is able to pick up. There is a spin wheel volume control to adjust to your settings when listening.

    • The JLab Talk GO can be used in many different ways. The microphone can be used for your YouTube videos, POD casts, and recording a variety a things. I wanted to record my guitar through this Microphone. There are plenty of free software to use, just look online and find one that suites your needs. Two directional Pattern Modes: Cardioid (great for a single person recording) and Omni (great for a group of people recording).

    • When you are recording, talking into the Microphone, make sure the JLab Talk GO name is facing you. That way you can get the best recording in Cardioid mode.

    The not so Great?

    • I do want to say that the weight of the JLab Talk GO is very lightweight, almost fragile feeling. I had no breakage or problems in this area, it is just really light. The tripod is very solid though and counter balances the light parts.

    • Controls on the bottom of the microphone can be hard to use or see for some people. But I doubt it will cause any trouble, the colors are quite bright!

    • Doesn’t come with any recording software I could find. I looked for some software built into the computer but didn’t come up with any. That is not to say you won’t find some software, every computer is somewhat different.

    I really enjoy the quality, sound and size of the JLab Talk GO USB Microphone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles (as some other microphones $), but made with features you can use productively. It sounds great and will do well for those doing videos and/or music.

    Jul 14, 2020 17:28
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Great microphone for everyday use

    For me this is a great microphone at an affordable price and good looks. Working from home and being on conference calls with my Windows 10 PC has been a daily must, but this JLAB Audio Talk Go USB Microphone has made it a much better experience. I use this to ensure my outgoing voice is clear and legible to my recipients on the receiving end of my conversations. I sit on my phone and interview individuals and do web conference interviews from my laptop multiple times a day.

    The USB microphone is plug and play and works really well. My Windows 10 PC recognized it immediately upon plugin installation and I was up and running. Thank you JLAB for making it so easy on this front. The user controls for this microphone are easy and straightforward to use. Blue light for single person chatting, green light for group chat setting, and the red light is to mute the microphone instantly. The headphone jack on the back allows you to listen in on the audio that you're participating in which is great. When this microphone is plugged into your USB port all the audio defaults to this device so you have to be able to use the headphones to listen to your computer audio as well.

    I like the looks of this microphone. The tripod stand looks nice and works really well for stability. It's pretty straightforward on how to get it set up and I'm happy with the audio recording. I am by no means a professional when it comes to using a microphone device, but I hope that this can help me out with doing some YouTube type videos in the near future. It's a compact microphone, easy to pack and portable. The only downside I have had with it is getting familiar with where the buttons are without seeing them directly in front of me. When the microphone is setup and aimed at you for optimal speaking, the controls are housed on the rear of the microphone and out of view from the user. I only wish the controls were more visible to the user while I am utilizing the microphone so I don't have to fumble around with the microphone to pick it up or turn it.

    PRO:

    Nice looks

    Great audio recording

    Easy to setup

    CON:

    Buttons are in the back

    Jul 20, 2020 19:28
  • Review by Linksys, 10 out of 10
    Nice Mic!

    Video chatting, streaming, podcasting and more, the JLab Talk GO gives you ability to record quality audio for an amazing price. The mic feels really well built especially given the price. Using the mic is simple and straightforward on a pc or an iPad, it’s literally just plug and play. On the iPad Pro I use a USB to USB-C adapter and it immediately recognizes it. With the work at home craze going on this allows you to video chat with a set of headphones plugged in and not annoy the family! You and the person you’re talking to will notice a major difference from the built in mic on whatever device you’re using. Controls are on the bottom and once you use it a few times they fall right at hand.

    Jul 14, 2020 19:52
  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 10 out of 10
    Elevates the quality of your conferencing, etc

    JLAB TALK Go USB

    I discovered that my wonderful new MacBook Pro is a wonderful FaceTime/ Skype/Zoom conferencing tool, as long as you don’t mind occasional feedback* from its built-in microphone/speaker setup. While headphones are one solution, another is a USB microphone such as this JLAB Talk Go. You need to be OK with a cable across your desktop to connect the microphone to a USB input on your computer (or a port extender). If you are, you gain a very nice improvement in both controlling sound quality and direction management.

    [Feedback is that disturbing squeal that occurs when the sound from your speakers is fed back into the microphone and is re-amplified, getting louder and louder very quickly.] Getting some added distance between your microphone and speakers is all you need.

    The JLAB TALK Go USB is such a reasonably priced microphone, it is definitely worth testing it out in your environment. And it has so many other uses. It is a very professional looking piece of equipment with easy-to-understand controls and features. My family may turn into performers.

    SETUP: I am not even going to try to describe the setup other than the fact that it’s no more complicated than plugging into your computer USB port and making some sound setting changes. JLAB has a wonderful “How to Guide: Talk Go Microphone” on the JLAB Website or Youtube. I’ve rarely seen video instructions done better, and rather than pull out a magnifier for the enclosed pamphlet, the online USER MANUAL is a joy to use.

    The JLAB TALK Go has obvious, bright and colorful LEDs to let you know when you’ve selected Cardioid or Omnidirectional or MUTE. You won’t be unpleasantly surprised by what gets broadcast.

    SUMMARY: This is one of those no-brainer decisions. We will find other ways to use this nifty JLAB TALK Go microphone. It was designed by people who understand what the end-user needs and wants in a microphone. It sounds great, elevating our conference calls, podcasts, performances and other recordings to a higher level. We could spend much more, but this is definitely the place to start our experiments in capturing voice recordings.

    Jul 14, 2020 18:52
  • Review by LogicalMongoose, 10 out of 10
    A+ for a Beginner Mic

    If you are looking to upgrade from your headset microphone or what is built in to your laptop, this is a great choice. "Plug & Play" is in the name and that is very accurate. I am mainly using it in Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings, as well as recording audio for training presentations and the increase in audio quality from my headset is drastic.

    I imagine true audiophiles probably have issues with something here, but for those of us seeking a better experience for $50 or less, this fits the bill nicely. Packaging is simple and clean; assembly is easy. The lighted glow on the base is a very nice touch (blue for normal/cardioid, green for omnidirectional, and red for mute). The microphone is very light, but the base feels extremely sturdy. For "cheap" microphones, I think this is one of the best ones aesthetically.

    My only recommendation to the manufacturer would be to include some sort of pouch or compact case to hold it all in for travel since it is advertised as the "GO" model.

    Feb 08, 2021 00:28
  • 9.0score
    JLab - TALK GO Plug & Play USB Microphone
    Description

    Meet Talk GO, JLab’s compact, lightweight, and portable USB microphone. With 2 studio-quality condensers and a generous resolution of 96kHz/24BIT, this is a great entry level microphone for all around use with high performance. The Talk GO has 2 directional pattern modes to choose from and has volume and mute controls, making it great for calls, podcasts, gaming, ASMR and voiceovers using its two directional pattern modes.

    7 Features
  • Professional Grade Recording: Studio quality resolution of 96kHz/24BIT with 2 condensers
  • 2 Directional Pattern Modes: Cardiod and Omni Cardioid is great for podcasting, gaming, streaming, voiceovers, and individual calls, while Omni is best for multi-person podcasting, group music recording and group calls
  • Control Your Recording: Choose your audio preference with the adjustment in loudness with volume control
  • Quick Mute: Quick mute button for easy access
  • Zero Latency: 3.5mm AUX input for real-time listening with zero latency
  • Plug & Play: Includes 5ft USB/USB-C plastic coating cable (90-degree nickel-plated connector) to plug into your device and record hassle-free
  • Microphone Stand: Tripod stand with standard 5/8” input for swivel mounting
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by blahnika, 8 out of 10
    I use the microphone mostly for zoom calls. I had

    I use the microphone mostly for zoom calls. I had a headset that I was getting complaints about being too loud, and with this mic, everyone is now OK with me talking. So overall the audio quality is pretty good for all the conference calls being done these days.

    With that said, there are a couple of things that are a little odd. First, the controls to mute are at the bottom, and I would prefer that they are at the top so you can quickly see them. Second, there is an option to plug in headphones, and so on a PC, you need to make sure to change the audio out to another device if you don't use them. There is no software, which is good and also bad as you cannot easily adjust the output. Last, this is USB C to USB A, and I'd prefer USB c to USB c, but for compatibility this makes sense.

    Overall this is a basic microphone with good audio quality for meetings, so if you have issues with your PC mic (or don't have one) then I would recommend this. However, if your audio input works today there wouldn't be any reason to get this.

    Jul 20, 2020 08:58
  • Review by JarodDTS, 10 out of 10
    The Microphone you're looking for

    Unless you're trying to spend over $100, this is the mic you need. I use this as my discord and video mic and I don't think my voice can get much better. Setup was as simple as plugging it in, and the rest is handled by the OS. The cable included is USB C (Connects to the computer via Full-size USB) which is an awesome because it makes finding a backup cable easy if something ever happens to the included one. The back of the microphone has a LED ring for indicating status (blue for listening, red for muted). The build quality is also nice, it has aluminum for the main body and soft touch plastic on the back and front. The stand has very nice rubber feet that'll keep it in place, though unfortunately the stand doesn't adjust upwards but the mic pivits vertically to account for that. Overall If you're looking for a good, inexpensive, future-proof mic, this is what you need.

    Oct 28, 2021 00:54
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    My first microphone for podcasting

    I’m relatively late into the making a podcast world, and have been hesitant on choosing a mic to record. I’ve tried using headsets but it was challenging hearing other people in the discussion. Enter the JLab Audio Talk Go, a great entry level mic for novices like me. I was amazed at the simplicity and quality that came with this mic. It’s literally a plug-and-play set up and decent quality for the price tag.

    Pros:

    -Setup. Just plug it in my computer and automatically the mic turned on. I use Windows 10 and the set up was minutes.

    -Two Directional Patterns: the Talk uses Cardioid and Omnidirectional. Cardioid is normally speaking into the mic. The Omni allows you to place the mic in the middle of our table set up and multiple people can participate in the recording. You no longer have to adjust the mic to whoever is talking.

    -build quality. It’s a hard plastic chassis on top of a tripod. It feels sturdy that I know it’s not going to break if it drops off the table.

    -Light wheel. At the bottom of the mic, the Talk Go emits three colors that indicate what pattern mode you are using. Blue means cardioid; Green is Omnidirectional; Red is mute. There is also a volume rocker, 3.5 jack and micro USB at the bottom for connection.

    Neutral.

    -Recording quality. My voice came out good, not muted and it did not pick up too much background noises. But my voice could’ve been more crisp. For regular podcasting I feel this works well.

    Cons:

    -Lacks accessories: the Talk Go is small enough you’d think it would’ve came with either a travel pouch or a windscreen. Just something to think about adding next time.

    Overall, really impressed with the Talk Go. Does the job for me and my growing podcast.

    Jul 23, 2020 23:05
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Easy to Setup, Use and Get Your Voice Heard

    The JLab Talk GO USB Microphone is a great product if you are looking a USB mic that is easy to install, use and add software.

    The Good!

    • The Set up for the JLab Talk GO is very simple. There is a tripod base that connects to a middle piece (for microphone mobility) and that screw into the side of the microphone. Now you are basically set up for using the JLab Talk GO .

    • The Microphone is pretty compact and lightweight, even when it is all put together. It fits nice just about anywhere because it has great grip rubber ends on each tripod arm.

    • Plug in the Cable provided to the USB C (microphone connection) and USB A into your computer. Then the JLab Talk GO will be on displaying one of 3 colors.

    • There are two basic modes that you can use with the JLab Talk GO. The Cardioid and Omni (there is also a mute mode) allow you to use them for how you are using the Microphone. The Cardioid mode (Blue) and works great to pick up the voice of an individual or sounds you are looking for at a small radius. The Omni mode (Green) really works better with a group talking into the Microphone or if you want to get ambient noise. Mute mode (Red) is the last mode you can you. With only 3 colors, this simplifies the use of this JLab Talk GO. I do want to add the Microphone is quite sensitive to picking other sounds. Like wind or ambient noise.

    • The bottom on the Microphone is at an angle so you can see how to use it. The end of the Microphone has the controls and colors that explain what is going on. At this point connect your USB-C into the JLab Talk GO (it is labeled) and the other end USB Type A into your computer. The microphone end will turn on. There are 3 colors: Green, Blue and Red. As stated above, the Microphone mode in Green is better for several persons talking into the Microphone. The ring of color will light up Green in this mode. The Blue color on the bottom is Cardioid and works best with one person speaking. To change modes simply touch/hold the middle button on the bottom of the Microphone, that will change colors to let you know what mode you are in. You can only go from Green to Blue or Blue to Green by touching that button. If you tap into Red mode you are in mute. From Red (mute) you can only go back the previous mode (or color). So if you were in Green mode and then Red mode, you could not go to Blue. You have to go back to Green mode and then you can change to Blue mode. I was frustrated at first but after you use it a couple of times, it is not an issue.

    • There is also a plug for the headphones, volume and colors Green and Blue modes. There are two pictures on the base of the microphone: the Blue shows the Cardioid symbol and the Green shows the Omni symbol. There is microphone picture of mute on the middle button that turns Red when on mute. The headphone plug in allows you to hear your voice and everything else the JLab Talk GO is able to pick up. There is a spin wheel volume control to adjust to your settings when listening.

    • The JLab Talk GO can be used in many different ways. The microphone can be used for your YouTube videos, POD casts, and recording a variety a things. I wanted to record my guitar through this Microphone. There are plenty of free software to use, just look online and find one that suites your needs. Two directional Pattern Modes: Cardioid (great for a single person recording) and Omni (great for a group of people recording).

    • When you are recording, talking into the Microphone, make sure the JLab Talk GO name is facing you. That way you can get the best recording in Cardioid mode.

    The not so Great?

    • I do want to say that the weight of the JLab Talk GO is very lightweight, almost fragile feeling. I had no breakage or problems in this area, it is just really light. The tripod is very solid though and counter balances the light parts.

    • Controls on the bottom of the microphone can be hard to use or see for some people. But I doubt it will cause any trouble, the colors are quite bright!

    • Doesn’t come with any recording software I could find. I looked for some software built into the computer but didn’t come up with any. That is not to say you won’t find some software, every computer is somewhat different.

    I really enjoy the quality, sound and size of the JLab Talk GO USB Microphone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles (as some other microphones $), but made with features you can use productively. It sounds great and will do well for those doing videos and/or music.

    Jul 14, 2020 17:28
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Great microphone for everyday use

    For me this is a great microphone at an affordable price and good looks. Working from home and being on conference calls with my Windows 10 PC has been a daily must, but this JLAB Audio Talk Go USB Microphone has made it a much better experience. I use this to ensure my outgoing voice is clear and legible to my recipients on the receiving end of my conversations. I sit on my phone and interview individuals and do web conference interviews from my laptop multiple times a day.

    The USB microphone is plug and play and works really well. My Windows 10 PC recognized it immediately upon plugin installation and I was up and running. Thank you JLAB for making it so easy on this front. The user controls for this microphone are easy and straightforward to use. Blue light for single person chatting, green light for group chat setting, and the red light is to mute the microphone instantly. The headphone jack on the back allows you to listen in on the audio that you're participating in which is great. When this microphone is plugged into your USB port all the audio defaults to this device so you have to be able to use the headphones to listen to your computer audio as well.

    I like the looks of this microphone. The tripod stand looks nice and works really well for stability. It's pretty straightforward on how to get it set up and I'm happy with the audio recording. I am by no means a professional when it comes to using a microphone device, but I hope that this can help me out with doing some YouTube type videos in the near future. It's a compact microphone, easy to pack and portable. The only downside I have had with it is getting familiar with where the buttons are without seeing them directly in front of me. When the microphone is setup and aimed at you for optimal speaking, the controls are housed on the rear of the microphone and out of view from the user. I only wish the controls were more visible to the user while I am utilizing the microphone so I don't have to fumble around with the microphone to pick it up or turn it.

    PRO:

    Nice looks

    Great audio recording

    Easy to setup

    CON:

    Buttons are in the back

    Jul 20, 2020 19:28
  • Review by Linksys, 10 out of 10
    Nice Mic!

    Video chatting, streaming, podcasting and more, the JLab Talk GO gives you ability to record quality audio for an amazing price. The mic feels really well built especially given the price. Using the mic is simple and straightforward on a pc or an iPad, it’s literally just plug and play. On the iPad Pro I use a USB to USB-C adapter and it immediately recognizes it. With the work at home craze going on this allows you to video chat with a set of headphones plugged in and not annoy the family! You and the person you’re talking to will notice a major difference from the built in mic on whatever device you’re using. Controls are on the bottom and once you use it a few times they fall right at hand.

    Jul 14, 2020 19:52
  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 10 out of 10
    Elevates the quality of your conferencing, etc

    JLAB TALK Go USB

    I discovered that my wonderful new MacBook Pro is a wonderful FaceTime/ Skype/Zoom conferencing tool, as long as you don’t mind occasional feedback* from its built-in microphone/speaker setup. While headphones are one solution, another is a USB microphone such as this JLAB Talk Go. You need to be OK with a cable across your desktop to connect the microphone to a USB input on your computer (or a port extender). If you are, you gain a very nice improvement in both controlling sound quality and direction management.

    [Feedback is that disturbing squeal that occurs when the sound from your speakers is fed back into the microphone and is re-amplified, getting louder and louder very quickly.] Getting some added distance between your microphone and speakers is all you need.

    The JLAB TALK Go USB is such a reasonably priced microphone, it is definitely worth testing it out in your environment. And it has so many other uses. It is a very professional looking piece of equipment with easy-to-understand controls and features. My family may turn into performers.

    SETUP: I am not even going to try to describe the setup other than the fact that it’s no more complicated than plugging into your computer USB port and making some sound setting changes. JLAB has a wonderful “How to Guide: Talk Go Microphone” on the JLAB Website or Youtube. I’ve rarely seen video instructions done better, and rather than pull out a magnifier for the enclosed pamphlet, the online USER MANUAL is a joy to use.

    The JLAB TALK Go has obvious, bright and colorful LEDs to let you know when you’ve selected Cardioid or Omnidirectional or MUTE. You won’t be unpleasantly surprised by what gets broadcast.

    SUMMARY: This is one of those no-brainer decisions. We will find other ways to use this nifty JLAB TALK Go microphone. It was designed by people who understand what the end-user needs and wants in a microphone. It sounds great, elevating our conference calls, podcasts, performances and other recordings to a higher level. We could spend much more, but this is definitely the place to start our experiments in capturing voice recordings.

    Jul 14, 2020 18:52
  • Review by LogicalMongoose, 10 out of 10
    A+ for a Beginner Mic

    If you are looking to upgrade from your headset microphone or what is built in to your laptop, this is a great choice. "Plug & Play" is in the name and that is very accurate. I am mainly using it in Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings, as well as recording audio for training presentations and the increase in audio quality from my headset is drastic.

    I imagine true audiophiles probably have issues with something here, but for those of us seeking a better experience for $50 or less, this fits the bill nicely. Packaging is simple and clean; assembly is easy. The lighted glow on the base is a very nice touch (blue for normal/cardioid, green for omnidirectional, and red for mute). The microphone is very light, but the base feels extremely sturdy. For "cheap" microphones, I think this is one of the best ones aesthetically.

    My only recommendation to the manufacturer would be to include some sort of pouch or compact case to hold it all in for travel since it is advertised as the "GO" model.

    Feb 08, 2021 00:28
  • 9.0score
    Blue Microphones - Blackout Yeti USB Microphone + $50 Ubisoft Discount Code
    Description

    Blue and Ubisoft bring you the Yeti + Ubisoft $50 Discount Bundle. The Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide. Yeti delivers unparalleled depth and clarity for pro-level gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Together with the Ubisoft game portfolio, this bundle gives you everything you need to game and sound like a pro.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    9 Features
  • $50 discount code: Valid on Ubisoft Store online for purchases of $59.99 and up.
  • Blackout Yeti: One of the World’s Best-selling premium USB mic for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more.*
  • Custom three-capsule array: This professional USB mic produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube videos, Twitch game streaming, podcasting, Zoom meetings, music recording and more.
  • Onboard audio controls: Headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and mic gain put you in charge of every level of the audio recording and streaming process.
  • Unique positionable design: Pivot the mic in relation to the sound source to optimize your sound quality thanks to the adjustable desktop stand and track your voice in real time with no-latency monitoring.
  • Blue VO!CE broadcast vocal effects: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.**
  • Four pickup patterns: Flexible cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns allow you to record in ways that would normally require multiple mics, for vocals, instruments and podcasts.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your voice in real time to make sure your streams sound great.
  • Plug 'n play onMac and PC: Set up the computer microphone in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm and instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Deeo587tion, 10 out of 10
    Great sound, and quality

    Pros:

    1) Great (!) sound quality

    2) Four simple options, really hard to mess up

    3) Simple set up, just plug the microphone in the USB port on your computer, and select the mic as a default in the settings (the mic also comes with a simple instruction booklet).

    4) No SD card required, this mic records straight into your computer. I use the default sound recorder that comes with Windows, but there are other options available if you want to play with the sound.

    Cons:

    1) Not portable. Since it is a USB microphone, you are tied to your computer.

    2) Bulky and heavy. This is a tabletop mic.

    3) The dial to switch among the modes is really tough to turn

    Overall, I really like it! I think portability is the primary issue for me, but I knew what I was purchasing.

    May 20, 2019 12:39
  • Review by Fr1tz, 2 out of 10
    Ubisoft coupon is a complete SCAM!

    I haven't tried the mic yet. It's huge and I expect it to work well. However, the Ubisoft "$50" is a complete and total scam. You can't use it on anything that is on sale, but pretty much everything is on sale. So the price jacks up to full price again before you apply the coupon. The coupon actually ADDED $110 to the price of my order so I didn't buy those items. The most I could squeeze out of this "$50" was $8 and change towards 2 obsolete but interesting games. Don't buy this for the coupon because it is a disappointment and somewhat sleazy. This company should not do promotions with Ubisoft unless they want angry customers or make the coupon actually worth something. Even a real $20 voucher would be better than a fake $50 that is acutally negative $110.

    Dec 18, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Robert, 6 out of 10
    Bought product but did not receive the promotion

    BEWARE, I bought this microphone that was suppose to come with a $50 Ubisoft discount code but instead received a $20 discount code. Customer support told me that I would have to return the product just for that $50 discount code. I'm disappointed as I do not have the time to do this and do not want to return the microphone because I'm satisfied with it. This makes me not want to shop at Best Buy any longer.

    Nov 02, 2018 15:30
  • Review by ajc7677, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Quality; Highly Recommend!

    Product quality is outstanding. Relatively simple setup right out of the box. Voice clarity is vastly improved over using our webcam microphone. With the transition from classrooms at schools to offsite distance learning, speech delivery is much clearer during online meetings for the students and parents that I work with when using this microphone. I chose to add a windscreen to ours; seen in the attached picture. For those reviewers who mention the $50 Ubisoft discount promotion, please remember that you are purchasing a microphone and to expect that the $50 Ubisoft promotional card has an expiration date of September 30, 2019. Other reviewers mentioned the expired promotion; please bank in it being expired. This combination of microphone and Ubisoft promotion card are likely old stock. Purchasing the microphone with the expired discount promotion was still a better price than purchasing the microphone alone; at least when we made the purchase. Taking a glass half full mindset with this review. All the best!

    Apr 19, 2020 13:57
  • Review by ArtistWriter, 10 out of 10
    Now my rantings can be heard on the internet

    Where to start? I bought this so I could do a podcast and to be honest it was a much better product than I expected. 4 settings, a headset Jack, powered by USB which I was able to connect to my iPad Pro. The sound quality I can capture is beyond amazing. I was recording my podcast and captured my dog snoring from 8 feet away. You could hear it plain as day. After that I build a sound studio to further enhance my work. I cannot say how awesome a product for the price this is. I am not one of those people who knows a lot about these things but... I have done a fair amount of ADR work and can tell you what does and does not sound good in post. This microphone is suitable for professional grade sound and voice capture. You will not be disappointed.

    May 04, 2019 08:28
  • Review by Dubz12Gaming, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely amazing!!!!

    So I ended up buying this microphone after talking with a few streamer friends of mine and, wow let me say this was a great investment. I went cheap at first and my audio was bad on stream but with this new bad boy my voice is super clear and it catches all of my deep breathing lol. You won’t regret this purchase.

    Sep 29, 2019 06:23
  • Review by Andrew, 6 out of 10
    great mic, false advertising

    The mic is amazing, and worth the price I paid. Sadly, while the box says it contains a $50 discount code, the code was only for $20. Thinking it was a fluke, I exchanged it for another and got the same thing. Ubisoft, it would seem, supplied the packager with the wrong product.

    Nov 19, 2018 20:29
  • Review by GetGreens, 10 out of 10
    Its a blue it does what it does

    I was already looking at blue mics this happened to be priced the same as the other YETI microphones as it was on sale.

    I purchased this specifically for the 50$ to ubisoft as i spent it on RS operator edition(you have to spend 59$) for the giftcard/code to take effect.

    It works great has options to change how the mic picks up/outputs depending on if you have a tv in the background/other noise or a loud floor ac/fan. Definitely needs software to maximize its potential. Offers a hp pass through for people on a laptop per ex? or with sub/par onboard soundcards as well.

    I definitely wanted a mic i could manually change the vol on and mute, for a few $$ more the added channels and giftcard made this an easy choice especially when on sale

    Aug 04, 2021 15:05
  • 9.0score
    Audio-Technica - Dynamic Microphone
    Description

    Capture sounds precisely with this Audio-Technica dynamic microphone. The unidirectional polar pattern helps prevent feedback for professional-grade sound pickup, while the on/off switch is conveniently placed to allow simple operation. This Audio-Technica dynamic microphone features a permanently attached cable to connect to amplifiers, and the durable design offers long-lasting use.

    4 Features
  • Designed for use with karaoke machines, computers, and PA systems: The microphone offers a versatile, easy-to-install, and easy-to-adjust setup.
  • Unidirectional polar pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • 80Hz - 12kHz frequency response: Allows faithful sound reproduction.
  • 9.8' cable with 3.5mm (1/8") mini plug: Ensures durable, long-lasting operation.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Artist, 8 out of 10
    Artbee

    A really good microphone. I use it for voice recordings. Nice sound quality.

    Jun 04, 2021 18:53
  • Review by ThebestSpeaker, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    I bought this as a birthday gift for my husband and he loves it

    Jul 16, 2021 16:32
  • 9.0score
    Singing Machine - Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone
    Description

    Host karaoke night with this handheld Singing Machine unidirectional microphone. Its 10-foot cord provides plenty of leeway from your karaoke machine or speaker, and its wide frequency response range ensures highs and lows are heard clearly. This black Singing Machine unidirectional microphone has a plug-and-play interface for ease of use.

    4 Features
  • Designed for karaokes: For use with your existing device.
  • Dynamic microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Mini-phone mono 3.5mm connector: Ensures durable, long-lasting operation.
  • 10.5' cord: Offers a flexible range of motion during use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Eagle8, 8 out of 10
    Not Bad

    The wife said this was solid, however it does not come with any extras. She was expecting more connection types.

    Nov 23, 2021 20:54
  • Review by DonaldTrump, 10 out of 10
    Donald Trump

    Working great great price for what I need it was much better made than expected for the low cost

    Nov 19, 2021 17:38
  • Review by Becky, 10 out of 10
    Karaoke Mic

    Got this mic so that my granddaughters friends would be able to do karaoke with her. They loved it.

    Jul 09, 2021 17:16
  • Review by Becky, 10 out of 10
    Mic for Singing Machine

    Got for my granddaughters Singing Machine. She really loves it. Best present she got.

    Jul 09, 2021 17:13
  • Review by LaurensWatch, 10 out of 10
    Singing Machine Microphone

    My kid got the singing machine on her birthday, but it only had one microphone. So for Christmas we got this second microphone for her younger sister. SHE LOVES IT!

    Dec 26, 2020 11:16
  • Review by DC247, 10 out of 10
    My daughter loves this!

    Works perfectly with the karaoke machine that we have, as expected- we just need a microphone with a larger adapter (we have another microphone, and could have just bought the adapter), but my daughter loves the pink! Works well!

    Mar 10, 2018 16:02
  • Review by Bdhayes73, 10 out of 10
    Karaoke microphone

    Great addition to the karaoke machine we also purchased from Best Buy. Now the grandkids have their own microphone to use.

    Dec 25, 2020 17:00
  • Review by Alicew, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Well I would love to thank you all for the wonderful work you all do my 11 year old daughter so happy we been seeking everywhere for these singing Machine Microphone and you all made her day you all are the best

    Jun 12, 2020 01:15
  • 9.0score
    Razer - Seirēn X USB Super Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Communicate effectively with this Razer Seiren X streaming microphone. The precise pickup pattern reduces background noise to boost the clarity of your voice, and the built-in dampener keeps bad vibrations at bay during a live broadcast. The mute button of this Razer Seiren X streaming microphone is suitable for filtering sounds you don't want your audience to hear.

    6 Features
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows: For use with your existing device.
  • Condenser microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Super cardioid pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • Desk base stand: For optimal positioning.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity: Enables simple digital recording.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SJSharkie, 10 out of 10
    It’s a Great Microphone

    I just got my hands on this product and all I can say is that for what it is it does the job it’s really easy to use surprisingly .The Razer Sieren is my favorite microphone .

    Sep 18, 2020 17:36
  • Review by Badd, 10 out of 10
    Awesome mic

    Great audio programing installed made it easy to use for communicating with other.

    Great for streamers looking to not sound like talking into can.

    Just overall great quality and it is not easy to knock over it has some weight to it :) for those who dont have arm bar.

    Apr 09, 2021 17:14
  • Review by StreamingScience, 10 out of 10
    Great Mic to start podcasting,streaming,& teaching

    I've used the microphone for about a week now for over 20 hours of streaming and I've gotten many comments on how it makes me sound much clearer. The microphone is very easily implemented into OBS and integrates well with online software such as VoiceMeeter. I also use the microphone for online video meetings, office hours, and recording class for my students. The audio quality is supremely better compared to that of headset microphones I used for online teaching in the spring with classes being moved online for COVID. Highly recommend an additional boom arm for those that will be typing/hitting the table as they speak/stream/etc. Overall a great buy for the price for teachers, streamers, youtubers, podcasters, etc.

    Aug 03, 2020 15:05
  • Review by Cayden, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    I thing this mic is a amazing I think it is an amazing mic. Everyone who wants it should get it bc I really like it.

    May 08, 2020 20:34
  • Review by Gio12, 8 out of 10
    Razer

    The microphone is very good i got it for my birthday and it can last for about year or so. but the only thing about is the light after year it goes off and i have to buy a new microphone. i like the bluesnow ball better than this one

    Nov 30, 2019 12:42
  • Review by Layla, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Honestly it’s exactly what I wanted. Great sound. I love razor products and this has to be one of my favorites. And it’s affordable.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:12
  • Review by Noelle, 10 out of 10
    Great mic, small and easy to use.

    This a great microphone for those who want to start streaming, gaming or really for general use. It is very easy to use, and takes little space up on your desk. The device can function as both audio input and output. The output quality (using it as a speaker) is not very good, but it easily can connect to headphones or other speakers.

    Oct 30, 2021 01:28
  • Review by WeLoveYouT, 10 out of 10
    Very Good Mic

    This being my first mic purchase i was unsure if this mic was going to preform well, and being a streamer on twitch i needed a good mic. I can say without a doubt this mic over exceed my expectations and does its job very well. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend this mic.

    Jun 26, 2020 20:02
  • 8.8score
    Karaoke USA - Dynamic Microphone
    Description

    Keep the tunes coming with this Emerson professional dynamic microphone. It's compatible with any karaoke system that uses a 1/4-inch connector, and its 6-foot cord lets singers move around the room while they perform. This Emerson professional dynamic microphone has a frequency response of 80Hz - 11kHz to reproduce a wide range of sounds.

    5 Features
  • Designed for karaokes: For use with your existing device.
  • Dynamic microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • 80Hz - 11kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 620 ohms minimum terminating impedance: With -72dB sensitivity to deliver full sound.
  • Phone 6.3 mm connector: Ensures durable, long-lasting operation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jose, 10 out of 10
    The best

    It’s fine it’s sounds little far for some reason but it’s okay I recommend people to buy it

    Aug 02, 2021 04:19
  • Review by Movielover, 10 out of 10
    Well worth it

    Works perfect.. just I needed.! We used it for a birthday party.

    Aug 17, 2021 20:43
  • Review by Dee65, 10 out of 10
    You better sang!

    Can’t nobody tell me nothing! Lol I love my mic, it was compatible with my Ion karaoke machine!

    May 14, 2021 19:26
  • Review by Homewife, 10 out of 10
    Mic

    Mic works fine, easy to connect to the speakers and any other devices

    May 21, 2021 19:01
  • Review by Jmbs, 8 out of 10
    Great microphone.

    I use this microphone in my classroom. It is great for the students. It does not distort their sound, it also works very well in a larger space. The students really enjoy it.

    Jan 17, 2018 18:00
  • Review by Nana, 10 out of 10
    Great microphone

    It’s great for kids with a long cord the sound is clear

    May 01, 2020 15:49
  • Review by Laura, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Good quality. Used it with my Bose speaker.

    Easy to connect

    Apr 03, 2020 15:52
  • Review by Ovega, 2 out of 10
    Great sound, terrible quality

    The sound of this microphone is great. The only problem is I’ve only used it 3 times and the microphone cover has already fallen off and can’t be put back on.

    Oct 27, 2021 01:20
  • 8.8score
    Samson - Satellite iOS/USB Broadcast Microphone
    Description

    Record audio using your smartphone with this Samson Satellite USB/iOS broadcast microphone. Two 16mm condenser capsules capture clear, accurate audio, and the three pickup patterns let you record detailed audio in a variety of situations. This Samson Satellite USB/iOS broadcast microphone offers easy portability and includes USB and Lightning cables for connecting to a range of devices.

    7 Features
  • Compatible with Mac, PC, iPhone® and iPad®: For direct connecting with your device.
  • Electret condenser microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Great sound: Dual 16mm condenser capsules allow you to select cardioid (unidirectional), bidirectional and omnidirectional pickup patterns at 24-bit/96kHz resolution.
  • Fold-back leg design: Provides optimal mic positioning.
  • Microphone mute switch: Touch-Capacitive mute switch ensures that your audience won’t hear you pause while streaming.
  • Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz ensures natural voice reproduction: Ideal for streaming, podcasting, gaming, VoIP, voiceover work and recording music.
  • Headphone output: 1/8" stereo headphone output with level control for zero-latency monitoring.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by dharr18, 8 out of 10
    Use The Force

    First impressions for myself and my son were the same, which is scary in and of itself. At a minimum it reflects my mental age still being that of a teen. We both looked at the Samson mic and said, “That looks like a light saber.”

    The beauty of this mic is twofold. First and foremost is the quality of the recorded sound. It truly feels studio quality. I am very impressed with the recordings I have done. As a test of its sensitivity I listed over headphones attached to my work cell while my wife walked and talked in the other room. The mic was hooked up to my personal cell which I had called and I could hear her better thru the mic than I could with it muted.

    The second biggie is the compact design of this mic. Competitors are much larger in design and in my mind quite bulky. This mic has a stand built into it that allows you to get creative in how you prop it up. I had it sitting at a 45 degree angle while using it and it was perfectly stable.

    There are 3 modes: Omnidirectional, Bidirectional, Unidirectional. This is consistent with what most studio mics will provide. The mode you select is where you want to record from. Recording a group conversation is easily done with one mic in Omnidirectional. A two way conversation is easily recorded in Bidirectional. A single voice can be recorded with the Unidirectional mode.

    You can connect headphones to the mic to have audio played back thru the mic connection. This is useful if using as a mic connected to a phone.

    Now for the great unadvertised portion. This is advertised to work with Windows, Apple and iOS. It works fantastic with Android 10 even though it is not advertised. While a iPhone cable is included with the mic along with a micro-usb to USB A cable,. A USB A to C converter or cable is all that is needed for it to work with my phone.

    IF you want to use a boom with the mic, it attaches like any other boom mic would.

    Are there shortcomings? Unfortunately yes. Where the micro usb connects to the mic, that port seems like it could be slightly fragile. The mic is well built, but the way the cord connects the metal is visible and gives me pause. That is the only reason I drop a star. (I uploaded a picture to show the port.)

    Jan 14, 2020 16:45
  • Review by LivingDeadGirl, 8 out of 10
    Great buy

    Was worried at first as this is the second pc I have bought in two months but I must say this one is really nice and such a big difference than the last one, only thing I don’t like is the lack of variety in the lights lol but performance is great and comes with a good keyboard and mouse and everything is so quite but cords are not very long.

    Oct 08, 2021 15:59
  • Review by TechMatcher, 10 out of 10
    Ultimate in Portability

    This awesome and compact mic makes it easy to record high-quality audio at home or on the go. I think it's completely genius to have the legs fold up into the body of the microphone, and equally as genius to be IOS compatible! The IOS feature is the leading feature of this update, but certainly not the only one.

    This mic features 3 audio recording pattern modes to better allow you to capture the sounds (UNI, BI & OMNI-directional). A touch sensitive mute button makes it SILENT and quick to mute a recording.

    For those of you wondering if you really need a microphone or should just use the built in microphone on your smartphone - it really is a big difference. I compared several recordings using just my iPhone mic to that of using the Samson Satellite mic - and much prefer the latter.

    The only con I see is that it picks up noise of items on the table - like your hands, or tapping, since there's no shock absorber on the leg stands. That's why radio announcers have mics hanging on a boom or suspended - it doesn't pick up the sound of them setting their Yeti on the surface.

    Overall - great mic and I plan to use in for my video blogging!

    Jan 17, 2020 11:19
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Samson microphone review

    Love the microphone! Excellent sound quality when I’m streaming or having a wo chat with friends!

    Jun 23, 2021 17:34
  • Review by SwigglesMilam, 10 out of 10
    Appropriately Named for a Mic

    Samson Satellite is a USB/iOS microphone that you can easily transport with you and stream or record professionally in mobile settings. The plug and play broadcast quality microphone is designed to work with the computer—both MAC and PC, and with iPhone and iPad. There are no drivers required; just plug and record 24-bit/96KHz high resolution audio.

    The design itself is simple, straight forward and functional. The mic is made of sound, quality materials and the design folds to be easily transportable. The mic comes with two cables, a micro-USB to USB for computer/MAC use and a micro-USB to lightning for iPhone use. Included with your purchase is access to music production software by Motu; however, I tried on three different occasions and could never get this software to install on my desktop without an error. I believe this error and failure to install was in part, or largely in part, because I had just performed several emergency window updates on my desktop. I do have other music software and the Samson Satellite microphone performed well and immediately with it without any errors. You will need the Serial Number which is only on the box in order to register for the Motu musical software download, so be sure that you retain this when setting up your microphone.

    The design has tripod legs that fold upward and rest in grooves on the microphone itself. They have flexibility in that if your sound is greater by tilting the mic away from you at a 30-40-degree angle, then you can do so. Or you can balance the microphone perfectly vertical. On the front of the mic, is the ability to set the microphone on one of three audio recording pattern modes to better allow you to capture the sound of your recording. If the recording is by one person and needs to be unidirectional, then the switch should be set to the Cardioid position. For two people in conversation, there is a Bi-directional setting and if the desired sound is to be of 360 degrees, the Omnidirectional position should be set. Above this switch, a small green light is steady if the microphone is picking up the sound adequately. If the sound is too loud or distorted, the green light will turn red and flash red. When this happens, there is a small knob under this switch that should be turned until the light radiates a solid green again. A simple touch of a button in this control mutes the microphone and this is indicated with the green light turning yellow. Toward the bottom of the mic on the left is a headphone jack and a switch to monitor the headphone on the front, also toward the bottom. Toward the bottom of the right side of the mic is the micro USB connection.

    It has probably never been easier to create a professional broadcast video/audio on the go. For the price, this mic is a great choice. It delivers a strong, clear sound that is superior to using the microphone on the iPhone or iPad, it is made well, designed to be aesthetic and functional, and it opens the door to additional recording opportunities.

    Appropriately named, Satellite, I recommend that you look at this when in need of a new recording microphone. It is transportable but is also designed to be attached to a stand if needed.

    Jan 19, 2020 17:47
  • Review by Ohanaman, 8 out of 10
    Classic Look Great Product!!

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    Let me start by saying that I love the old school broadcast microphone look, very classic.

    The packaging was very simple with nothing extra. This is a plug and play device so, after unboxing, I plugged the laptop into a windows laptop and I was up and running in just second. This microphone does come with two cables, a micro-USB to USB for Windows based computers and lightning cable for MAC/iOS users.

    The design and feel of the microphone for me was great. The two main stand out features is that it is portable and it has fold out feet. The power to this device actually comes from the device you plug it into. There were 3 modes or selections that you can use with this microphone: cardioid, 360 and bi-directional. Just to note that to monitor your voice you can plug headphones into the headphone jack. There was a hole in the bottom of the device which I can assume that you attach a boom or a stand.

    The performance I felt was great. I felt it was far superior on my Windows desktop, MacBook and my phone. I felt the pickup patterns of the mic worked as intended. The 360 did pickup sound from around the room, but that is what it is intended for.

    PRO’s:

    -Sleek and Compact

    -Compatible with Mac, PC, iPhone or iPad

    -Folding legs

    -Microphone mute switch

    -Headphone out

    -3 different modes

    CON’s:

    -Could have came with a storage/carry bag

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, I feel that this product worked very well and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    Jan 20, 2020 08:17
  • Review by techsta, 4 out of 10
    OK product but not what I would choose for my work

    This is my review of Samson Satellite USB/iOS Broadcast Microphone with Software.

    I record blogs weekly and I typically use built-in camera microphone or a lapel condenser mic that I use when on site at an industry event. I was looking for a microphone to add a more professional touch to my office for use in both video/voice conferencing and for recording YouTube videos.

    The product is advertised as "Samson Satellite is a broadcast-quality USB/iOS microphone designed for capturing high-definition audio on your computer, iPhone or iPad. As an essential piece to any streamer, podcaster or content creator's recording setup, Satellite offers plug-and-play operation, 24-bit/96kHz audio, three selectable pickups patterns and a fold-back leg design in a highly-portable package."

    First, the bad:

    - Software: The Satellite box says it "includes Performer Music Production Software. From initial tracking to final mastering, Performer gets you there with ease." I thought it a good idea to test the hardware with the recommended software.

    I am not a professional musician, nor do I work with audio mixing software daily but dealing with the MOTU software was painful. I followed the instructions on the box (see photo) and went to the MOTU website to download the software. After some time, I did find the link to DP-!0 (a little confusing) and downloaded it. The download is large: 1.3GB and it took over 10 minutes on a 42.5 Mbps wireless connection.

    Next I tried opening the Digital Performer 10.11 software only to have it ask me for a code. I called MOTU and immediately was talking to a person – good thing – who explained that I do not need a code because I am only supposed to get the Performer Lite version (free after registering). He guided me through the registration process, helped me find the software in My Account, and I proceeded to download it and remove the original Performer download. By now, I’m thinking, “That’s not what the box says!” but free is free, I guess.

    The Performer Lite download took less time, 1GB in size and about 5 minutes over the same WIFI network. Add another 5 minutes to Uninstall Performer.

    After struggling with the Lite software installation, I found it to be unintuitive and I did not want to take time to read the software manual, so I gave up and it was time to test the microphone.

    - The photo on the mic instructions is incorrect. It shows items 5 and 6 in the wrong place. It takes a few second to realize the error and work around it, but it does reveal a slight lack of quality control which may spill over into the product.

    - The mic offers three selectable pickup patterns for handling a variety of recording applications: “The cardioid setting is perfect for streaming, vocal performances, single host podcasts or Skype. For conference calls or multi-person interviews where many people are around a table, select the omnidirectional setting. The figure-8 (bidirectional) setting is great for 2-person interviews.” The callouts on the product image do not tell you, which is which and the icons are very small, so you can guess “top to bottom” and be correct.

    - Mute button: lots of latency that can cause you to toggle On-and-Off several times until you can be sure in which mode you are operating.

    - Background hum: I tried various options but could not make a background noise go away in Windows mode (it did not appear when recording to my iPhone). This alone would discourage me from buying the item.

    - But the worst feature must be the pickup range. I found I could not record using Windows Voice Recorder unless I was 8 inches or closer to the microphone – that is too close for my office setup and I do not think it would be practical for an interview or group use.

    -

    - Minor point: you need either long fingernails or a tool to pull out the legs from their storage position.

    The Good:

    - They advertise “Zero Latency” – I agree

    - Form factor: it is small, lightweight, and convenient for travel or a portable indoor setup.

    - Easy to set up and use with iPhone.

    Bottom line: for my office, I think I would much prefer an overhead form factor like the Blue Yeticaster or the AudioTechnica AT2020. Yes, there is a significant cost difference but I would rather buy a mic just once and be done with it.

    Jan 30, 2020 17:06
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Record on the Go

    --- SETUP ---

    The setup for the Satellite iOS/USB Broadcast Microphone is quick and easy. It is plug and play, so you can use it right out of the box. This model comes with two cables, a micro-USB to USB for computer/MAC use and a micro-USB to lightning for iPhone use. If using it on iPhone, you must have an app that can track audio and mics such as N-Track. You do need to connect earbuds/headphones to the mic if you want to instantly hear what you recorded.

    --- FEATURES ---

    The key feature of this microphone is its portability and self stand. It receives power from the source you connect it to, even your phone. You have 3 options for recording, cardioid, 360, and bi-directional. Additionally, by plugging in headphones, you can monitor your voice. You can use it with a mic arm, as there is a hole for screwing one. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a carry bag, which would have been nice, but that’s not something to knock it down for.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    The performance of this microphone is excellent. During my use with it, I definitely got a better recording sound than from my phone itself. It’s sleek, modern look will grab attention if you are traveling and whether you are recording by yourself or with a group of people, you can set just the right settings to capture the audio required.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The product surprised my expectations. Having the ability to record away from your computer with just your phone opens up more possibilities for YouTubers, streamers, and influencers. My wife and I have always wanted to start reviewing restaurants and places we travel. Carrying a tripod, a laptop, and additionally a mic always seemed excessive, but this is the perfect solution for that. In the box, it says that you can download a free lite version of a software called MOTU. On my Mac, I couldn’t get it to install because the software is out of date, as per the message I got when trying to install it. It worked flawlessly with Final Cut Pro, recognizing the mic immediately.

    --- VALUE ---

    The price for the Mic in terms of value is great for those wanting a mic that works on the go and at your home with your computer.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    I highly recommend this product for people who want a higher-quality audio recording when away from home.

    Jan 13, 2020 03:54
  • 8.8score
    Blue Microphones - Snowball iCE USB Microphone + $20 Ubisoft Discount Code
    Description

    Blue and Ubisoft bring you the Snowball Black iCE + Ubisoft $20 Discount Bundle. Snowball iCE is the best way to get crystal-clear, detailed audio for pro-level gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Together with the Ubisoftgame portfolio, this bundle gives you everything you need to game and sound like a pro.

    8 Features
  • $20 discount code: Valid on the Ubisoft Store for games priced $24.99 and up.
  • Legendary Blue broadcast sound: Two-capsule design gives your voice exceptional presence and detail.
  • Multiple pickup patterns: Cardioid and Omni pickup patterns are perfect for pro gaming and streaming.
  • Stylish, retro design: Stream in style with a classic design that looks great on your desktop and on camera.
  • Yeti is the premium USB micprofessionals trust worldwide: Based on independent sales data (April '19 -March '20) of PC microphones in both units and dollars in the US and Canada.
  • -10 dB pad: Keeps Snowball sounding clean and distortion-free on louder voices and instruments.
  • Adjustable desktop stand: Allows you to position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Start streaming quickly and easily with driver-free operation on Mac and PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SunnyDaysDez, 10 out of 10
    Surprising good sound! Perfect for Podcasting

    My marketing director suggested that I buy this microphone to use for my new podcast. Not only was I stepping out of the box for work but now I had to buy equipment for a project I wasn't sure I was going to be successful. BOY WAS I SURPRISED... Blue was easy to assemble and even easier to connect to my computer and use. AND now with COVID19 and having to be on ZOOM and video calls regularly, Blue is now my goto mic for all my online activities!!! I never leave home (when I can leave home) without it!

    May 15, 2020 17:28
  • Review by FirstGamingSetUp, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    This is my Second Microphone of the same model, works very well, it looks good on every set up, very well recommended

    Dec 25, 2020 17:09
  • Review by Moose2952, 10 out of 10
    Good entry level upgrade

    I'm a stringed instrument teacher. I purchased the Snowball iCE as an upgrade to my webcam's mic on my Windows 10 PC. With some additional preamp software this mic sounds great used for Zoom music lessons. Initially I was disappointed with the rather anemic dynamic presentation out of the box, but this was dramatically improved by downloading and using PEACE EQ. The Snowball now sounds very dynamic-even from a distance. Using Audacity, it records my instrument's timbre faithfully and captures nuances in my playing.

    Oct 02, 2020 21:04
  • Review by Parzival, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    Great product at a great price! Would recommend it to everyone!

    Nov 20, 2021 11:13
  • Review by Hayze, 10 out of 10
    Crystal clear Mic

    Awesome microphone, clear as day voice pick up and doesn't pick up a lot of background noise.

    Oct 27, 2021 23:16
  • Review by AIRFRYERMAGIC, 10 out of 10
    Microphone Excellence

    It helped to improve my streaming sessions with my followers. My voice is clearer and the graphic sounds of games played is much clearer

    Oct 01, 2021 16:36
  • Review by purchase, 10 out of 10
    microphone

    purchased for home use for zoom calls. Much better than speaker in laptop.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:44
  • Review by RaqsMills, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Great product! It lasted my teenager two years before my 10 year old accidentally broke it but because I bought the $9.99 protection plan I got my money back and I was able to buy a new one.

    Aug 13, 2021 17:55
  • 8.8score
    Saramonic Ultracompact 2.4 GHz Wireless Clip-On Mic System w/ Lav & Dual-Reciever for Cameras & Mobile (Blink 500 B1)
    Description

    If you want an extremely small, feather-weight wireless microphone system that delivers broadcast-quality sound to use with cameras and mobile devices, with the ability to handle two wireless transmitters, nothing is capable of doing this—except for the Saramonic Blink 500. This kit comes with a single clip-on wireless transmitter with a built-in mic, a professional lavalier microphone, an ultracompact dual-channel receiver that mounts to the shoe of your camera with both TRS and TRRS output cables. You can put a mic on one person, but if you ever need to put mics on two people, you can simply add a second wireless transmitter (sold separately) and it will work perfectly with the included dual receiver.. . Tiny body, huge sound.. The Blink 500 B1 is impossibly compact and lightweight, yet it delivers crystal-clear professional sound quality. The versatile transmitter features an excellent sounding built-in microphone that captures voices perfectly. Small enough to clip to a shirt or slide into a pocket and versatile enough to set on a table or podium, or even used handheld. It also operates as a traditional bodypack transmitter with the included SR-M1 professional omnidirectional clip-on lavalier microphone, providing an even more professional and visually discreet miking solution. . . So advanced, it’s effortless.. Some wireless microphone systems are complicated to operate and require detailed knowledge of their menus and settings, but the Blink 500 B1 is so technically advanced that it couldn’t be easier to use. You just turn it on, and it works. But behind the scenes the Blink 500 is doing a lot to ensure excellent performance. It operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum, and automatically hops channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts. Pairing the transmitter to the receiver is simple, and all of the complicated aspects of using wireless microphones happen seamlessly in the background, letting you concentrate on storytelling and getting a great shot.. . Perfect levels and power.. One of the tricky aspects of capturing sound for video is controlling the audio levels. Some people speak very loudly, while others speak very softly. That’s why Blink 500 transmitters have easy-to-use gain buttons to raise or lower the levels at the touch of a button, and an intelligent LED display shows you where they’re set. The internal Lithium batteries get 5 hours of life from a charge with the included charging cables, and the USB-C ports can be used to power or recharge the units in the field with portable USB battery packs. The 10-milliwatt power of the transmitter gives you an impressive range of 98 feet (30 meters) with obstacles, and 164 feet (50 meters) in open spaces.. . Loves cameras & mobile devices equally.. Both TRS and TRRS output cables are included so the system will work perfectly with DSLR, mirrorless, and other kinds of cameras, as well as smartphones and tablets that have headphone jacks. The output of the receiver provides a strong, noise-free level, so when you plug it in you can adjust the input level of your camera to its lowest setting to avoid hearing the noisy preamp of your camera. . . An ideal wireless system.. Portable, compact wireless microphone systems are completely essential tools for anyone who shoots video, and the fact that the Blink 500 is one of the smallest and most lightweight systems you can get—yet it still delivers professional quality sound—makes it ideal for filmmakers, journalists, vloggers, YouTube creators, corporate video producers, or any content creator that needs an incredibly easy-to-use wireless system that won’t slow them down. It’s small enough to tuck away into any camera bag, backpack or even your pocket, so you can effortlessly bring it with you everywhere you go. The Blink 500 B1 system is perfect for people who only need one wireless mic right now but may need the option to expand and use two in the future. Plus, the Blink 500 series is an evolving system of products that will soon be expanding, giving users even more options and versatility.

    5 Features
  • Ultracompact Wireless Mic System for Cameras and Mobile Devices: Incredibly lightweight, ultracompact and easy-to-use wireless microphone system for DSLR, Mirrorless and Video cameras, or mobile devices that delivers detailed, broadcast-quality sound
  • Use Built-in Mic on Transmitter or with Lavalier: Clip-On Transmitter has a great sounding built-in mic and it’s small and light enough to clip to shirts and clothing, or you can use the included SR-M1 Professional Lavalier Microphone
  • Easy-to-Use, Just Turn on and Record: No technical knowledge of audio is required to use. Operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum and automatically hops to free channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts
  • Mount on Camera or Device and Includes TRS and TRRS Output Cables: Belt clip on the receiver acts as a camera-shoe mount for easy attachment, two output cables are included, TRS for cameras and TRRS for smartphones or tablets
  • Add Another Blink 500 TX Transmitter Anytime: Dual-Channel Receiver can handle mics from two separate people by adding a second Blink 500 TX transmitter (sold separately)
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FamilyOfFive, 6 out of 10
    OK for small space

    I purchased this as an alternative to my Rode Wireless Go system. I liked the idea of two transmitters with one receiver. The quality of the connection just does not compare to the Rode Wireless Go, so I returned it and got a second Rode set instead.

    I think it would work fine for interviews in a controlled, small space. But the connection gets lost too easily when subjects are moving.

    Feb 05, 2021 17:43
  • Review by McGervin, 10 out of 10
    Does the trick!

    Excellent little wireless system. I would prefer one transmitter and one receiver in the future but these work great!

    Sep 10, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Coachmiguel, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    I recently purchased this to use on my gopro while fishing works great just be sure to put your gopro on powered mic and good to good check out footage on my channel COACH MIGUEL FISHING !!

    Oct 16, 2020 18:31
  • Review by CxxM, 8 out of 10
    Good! Used for rehearsals & street recordings

    Lots of field use. Works great for quick recordings (rehearsals, no crew, etc,) and also used transitory use (street news).

    I have a very high boom microphone for my professional work when working with a crew.

    Good for amateur and work where high fidelity isn't required.

    Jun 30, 2020 12:22
  • Review by RegR, 10 out of 10
    Great quality wireless mic solution

    The Blink 500 B2 works great for the YouTube videos my wife and I have been recording. It's really nice to have two separate mics and the quality is great.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:54
  • Review by Micpop, 10 out of 10
    Microphone

    This product works well with my camcorder and makes my livestream video of better quality

    Jul 09, 2021 15:36
  • Review by RealRJSmith, 10 out of 10
    Definitely a good thing to have just imagine a wor

    Definitely a good thing to have just imagine a world war cell phones went down the Internet went down there is no more TV you can imagine where this will come in very handy

    Feb 20, 2021 07:39
  • Review by lex0320, 10 out of 10
    Works well

    Purchased for my wife's non-profit for events and interviews. The mics work great and easily to hide. A good buy.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:14
  • 8.8score
    Saramonic Ultracompact 2.4 GHz 2-Person Wireless Clip-On Mic System w/ Lavs for Cameras & Mobile (Blink 500 B2)
    Description

    If you want an extremely small, feather-weight wireless microphone system that delivers broadcast-quality sound to use with cameras and mobile devices, with the ability to handle two wireless transmitters so you can put mics on two separate people, nothing is capable of doing this—except for the Saramonic Blink 500 B2. It comes with two clip-on wireless transmitters that have built-in mics, two professional lavalier microphones, and a dual-channel receiver that mounts to the shoe of your camera. You can put mics on two separate people, and it will work perfectly with the included ultracompact dual receiver.. . Tiny body, huge sound.. The Blink 500 B2 is impossibly compact and lightweight, yet it delivers crystal-clear professional sound quality. The versatile transmitters feature excellent sounding built-in microphones that capture voices perfectly. Small enough to clip to a shirt or slide into a pocket and versatile enough to set on a table or podium, or even used handheld. They also operate as traditional bodypack transmitters with the included SR-M1 professional omnidirectional clip-on lavalier microphones, providing even more professional and inconspicuous miking solutions. . . So advanced it’s effortless.. Some wireless microphone systems are complicated to operate and require detailed knowledge of their menus and settings, but the Blink 500 B2 is so technically advanced that it couldn’t be easier to use. You just turn it on, and it works. But behind the scenes the Blink 500 is doing a lot to ensure excellent performance. It operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum, and automatically hops channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts. Pairing the transmitters with the receiver is simple, and all of the complicated aspects of using wireless microphones happen seamlessly in the background, letting you concentrate on storytelling and getting a great shot.. . Perfect levels and power.. One of the tricky aspects of capturing sound for video is controlling the audio levels. Some people speak very loudly, while others speak very softly. That’s why Blink 500 transmitters have easy-to-use gain buttons to raise or lower the levels at the touch of a button, and intelligent LED displays that show you where they’re set. The internal Lithium batteries get 5 hours of life from a charge with the included charging cables, and the USB-C ports can be used to power or recharge the units in the field with portable USB battery packs. The 10-milliwatt power of the transmitters gives you an impressive range of 98 feet (30 meters) with obstacles, and 164 feet (50 meters) in open spaces.. . Loves cameras & mobile devices equally.. Both TRS and TRRS output cables are included so the system will work perfectly with DSLR, mirrorless, and other kinds of cameras, as well as smartphones and tablets that have headphone jacks. The output of the receiver provides a strong, noise-free level, so when you plug it in you can adjust the input level of your camera to its lowest setting to avoid hearing the noisy preamp of your camera. . . An ideal wireless system.. Portable, compact wireless microphone systems are completely essential tools for anyone who shoots video, and the fact that the Blink 500 is one of the smallest and most lightweight systems you can get—yet it still delivers professional quality sound—makes it ideal for filmmakers, journalists, vloggers, YouTube creators, corporate video producers, or any content creator that needs an incredibly easy-to-use 2-person wireless system that won’t slow them down. It’s small enough to tuck away into any camera bag, backpack or even your pocket, so you can effortlessly bring it with you everywhere you go. Plus, the Blink 500 series is an evolving system of products that will soon be expanding, giving users even more options and versatility.

    5 Features
  • Ultracompact 2-Person Wireless Mic System for Cameras and Mobile Devices: Incredibly lightweight, ultracompact and easy-to-use 2-person wireless microphone system for DSLR, Mirrorless and Video cameras, or mobile devices that delivers detailed, broadcast-quality sound
  • Use Built-in Mic on Transmitters or with Lavaliers: Clip-On Transmitters have great sounding built-in mics and they're small and light enough to clip to shirts and clothing, or you can use the included SR-M1 Professional Lavalier Microphones
  • Easy-to-Use, Just Turn on and Record: No technical knowledge of audio is required to use. Operates on the interference-free 2.4GHz spectrum and automatically hops to free channels to avoid static noise and audio dropouts
  • Mount on Camera or Device and Includes TRS and TRRS Output Cables: Belt clip on the receiver acts as a camera-shoe mount for easy attachment, two output cables are included, TRS for cameras and TRRS for smartphones or tablets
  • Charge via USB-C, Even While in Use: Built-in Lithium batteries charge via USB-C with included cables and can be powered when in use
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FamilyOfFive, 6 out of 10
    OK for small space

    I purchased this as an alternative to my Rode Wireless Go system. I liked the idea of two transmitters with one receiver. The quality of the connection just does not compare to the Rode Wireless Go, so I returned it and got a second Rode set instead.

    I think it would work fine for interviews in a controlled, small space. But the connection gets lost too easily when subjects are moving.

    Feb 05, 2021 17:43
  • Review by McGervin, 10 out of 10
    Does the trick!

    Excellent little wireless system. I would prefer one transmitter and one receiver in the future but these work great!

    Sep 10, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Coachmiguel, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    I recently purchased this to use on my gopro while fishing works great just be sure to put your gopro on powered mic and good to good check out footage on my channel COACH MIGUEL FISHING !!

    Oct 16, 2020 18:31
  • Review by CxxM, 8 out of 10
    Good! Used for rehearsals & street recordings

    Lots of field use. Works great for quick recordings (rehearsals, no crew, etc,) and also used transitory use (street news).

    I have a very high boom microphone for my professional work when working with a crew.

    Good for amateur and work where high fidelity isn't required.

    Jun 30, 2020 12:22
  • Review by RegR, 10 out of 10
    Great quality wireless mic solution

    The Blink 500 B2 works great for the YouTube videos my wife and I have been recording. It's really nice to have two separate mics and the quality is great.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:54
  • Review by Micpop, 10 out of 10
    Microphone

    This product works well with my camcorder and makes my livestream video of better quality

    Jul 09, 2021 15:36
  • Review by RealRJSmith, 10 out of 10
    Definitely a good thing to have just imagine a wor

    Definitely a good thing to have just imagine a world war cell phones went down the Internet went down there is no more TV you can imagine where this will come in very handy

    Feb 20, 2021 07:39
  • Review by lex0320, 10 out of 10
    Works well

    Purchased for my wife's non-profit for events and interviews. The mics work great and easily to hide. A good buy.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:14
  • 8.8score