Here are five of the best and cheapest microphones for anyone looking to capture high quality audio for live streaming.
When you set up an important live stream, you can easily prioritize a few things: the camera, your outfit, the background, the internet connection. However, the most important aspect of a good, clear live stream is good audio. It will most likely be important to your audience to be able to hear you first – the images come second. If you're new to the world of live streaming, where do you start? Which microphone brands are the best? What should you look for in technical data and details? Do you have to buy a microphone at all?
Let's look at some of the best options on the market, who they're for, and where to get them.
1.Blue Yeti – $ 129.99
There is nothing new here. This microphone has been a constant winner for a long time. The quality is exactly what you need for a streaming microphone. The body is durable and also intuitive. There is no complicated setup with this thing. Just plug it in and let's go! It also looks good – you can order it in different colors, which sounds ridiculous, but if you're interested in your setup, you know how important this is. Remember everyone will look at you, so make sure the shot is worth a look. It includes kidney, bidirectional, and omnidirectional admission patterns. Connecting to the computer is easy with a USB cable, so you don't have to buy any additional cables or accessories. If you're interested in which cameras you want to buy for live streaming, check out our list below:
2. HyperX QuadCast – $ 122.97
The HyperX Quadcast is one of the most elegant designs currently available. The microphone has an anti-vibration shock mount and a built-in pop filter to reduce unwanted noise or frequencies. When you stream, the last thing you want is outside noise or the sound of your microphone moving or your chair creaking.
The microphone is branded as a gaming microphone, but you can be sure that this is the type of microphone you want. The gaming community has nailed this down. I would trust a product that is designed for practical use and can withstand all types of situations and settings.
3.Samson G-Track Pro – $ 119.63
This is the only microphone on this list that I have not personally used. Everything I looked up, however, recommended this microphone as one of the best devices for streamers. Think of it as the old believer in streaming microphones. With three side controls for volume, instrument and microphone, this is not a device that will take a long time to determine. All the tests I've heard sound great, the reviews seem wonderful, and it really looks like one of the best bang-for-you-buck microphones on the market.
4.Fifine K670 podcast microphone – $ 35.99
This could be your best choice. If you've never streamed, recorded a podcast, or are interested in something like this, this microphone is simple and cheap, and offers you audio quality. Put this bad boy on your desk and get to work.
In terms of price, it's probably the cheapest option out there, aside from the microphone on your headphones. This cardioid condenser microphone is perfect if you are in your room with little to no background noise. With that in mind, you get what you pay for, as it doesn't handle noise very well. I once used this microphone for a super cheap commercial project and it did the job.
5. Razer Seiren USB microphone – $ 99
This supercardioid microphone has a built-in shock mount with an alleged monitoring without latency. So when you stream, you won't be stumbled by a slight delay in feedback. These little things are important when you consider the fact that you are alive and there are no second attitudes. In terms of design, this thing is chic, small, and very good with background noise, since the supercardioid pattern is well suited to fading it out and staying with your voice. It is also a very good looking microphone, so the presentation is there too.
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