Top 10 Condenser Microphone

Top 10 Condenser Microphone

As well as the streaming becoming more and more popular so I want to spend some time to write an article about the best USB condenser microphone for the streamers. Although they don’t want to cut the table mustard in competition with their best XLR mics, continual development and refinement have led to a growth of some USB mics that make for worthy adversaries.

 

Essentially, they have really evolved since a certain fashion, so we are starting to see them used for more professional purposes, especially in the field of live podcasts. Of course, the main advantage they offer is the convenience of plug and play, which makes them ideal for microphones that record vocals on a computer and start quickly and easily in a small home studio setup.

 

When you want to choose a microphone, you have to know the range and specifications of the microphone. And of course, when you decided to buy one, you also need to read some buying guides that talk about the USB condenser mics.

 

View the best USB condenser microphone below

1.MAONO AU-GM31

The Maono AU-GM31 is one of the best USB condenser mics for its omnidirectional polar pattern. Thanks to their “Dia.10 capsules” technology they produce low noise and omnidirectional. This Dia.10 capsules means that in general, the longer the microphone's core, the better the pickup effect.

 

At present, there are only a few companies that can reach Dia.10 in the microphone industry, and Maono is one of them. Making them fit for gaming, chatting, singing, podcast, interviews and so on. This microphone have a very good design for pattern selection, quickly mute button.

 

Pro:

+Sensitivity:-32db+/-3db

+Power indication LED

+Maximum input S.P.L:110Db

Why We Liked It - It makes for a great entry-level mic provides a pretty decent sound without distortion and has no sibilance even without a pop filter.

 

2.MAONO AU-903

The Maono AU-903 is a classical version of the original USB microphone AU-902 by Maono designs. The newer models feature additional aspects but this Maono AU-903 also has its progenitor's abilities zero delays for real-time monitoring, and totally it is a bi-directional microphone.

 

The original Maono AU-902 has an optional cardioid pattern. The newer models of those options is what allow you can pick up the voice omnidirectionally. This is great because we get the exact same crystal clear audio of the high-quality recording capabilities for a lower price.

 

Pros:

+Plug and play

+ Maximum sampling rate:192kHz/24 bit

+Microphone adjustable

Why We Liked It - The sound level is pretty good it picks up instruments really well and gives users instant access to plug and play audio recording.

 

3.Rode NT-USB

The Rode NT-USB audio gear mic is a great side-address style microphone from Aussie audio company Rode Microphones. It has 2 easy dials for simple control over monitoring levels and mixing it couldn't be simpler to set up and comes with everything you need for straight out of the box recording.

Pros:

+ Compatible with all mainstream applications (windows & Mac based) including Apple iPad.

+ High-quality recording studio microphone with USB conveniences.

+ Comes with useful accessories including a storage pouch.

 

Why We Liked It - The Rode NT-USB USB mic is a competitively priced USB condenser why microphone that offers some high end capabilities. It is an ideal option for use on YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms for its zero latency features, but also records vocals and instruments to a superb standard.

 

We also like it's forward thinking cross-platform capabilities. One of our favourite USB amazon microphones on Earth.

 

4.Marantz Professional MPM-2000U

The Marantz professional USB Condenser Mic is the top of their current line of USB options and provides exceptional audio production. Whilst a relatively new company, they are an in Music brand own a variety of reputable brands that know a thing or two when it comes to audio production, M-audio NuMark, and Alesis to name a few which should help put minds to rest on reliability.

 

It has a pop filter but it doesn't appear to be of a superb quality. It works best in close proximity as the range seems to be fairly limited muffling when you venture further away.

Pros:

+ Good background noise rejection.

+ Good acoustics.

+ Range of accessories including shock mount.

 

Why We Liked It - The sound level is very good it picks up voice really well and gives users instant access to plug and play audio recording.

 

5.Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

The Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ USB recording microphone has great latency and can be monitored in time with its featured headphone audio jack like the RodeNT. It features a low mass diaphragm for extended frequency.

 

Its low self-noise makes for reliable consistency and natural sound pick up with digital recording software. You can control input levels on the mic for a better mix.

 

Pros:

+ Easy direct to DAW recording.

+ Smooth extended frequency response.

+ Superior transiency response.

 

Why We Liked It - The Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ recording microphone is sensitive enough to replicate a pristine representation of inputs but not so sensitive the background noise interferes. It offers unbelievable sound for a reasonable price.

 

6.Samson Go Mic

The Samson Go Mic contains dual cardioid capsules which allow for typical front-facing side-address cardioid pickups use or optional omnidirectional pattern. It provides an unimaginably good sound for its stature and physique you should, however, keep expectations realistic.

 

Pros:

+ Mac and PC compatible.

+ High-quality components and meticulous engineering.

+ Unbelievably compact (palm-sized).

+ Switchable pickup patterns.

+ Comes with Samson Sound Deck Noise Cancellation software.

 

Why We Liked It - Whilst your probably not going to produce a hit record with this Samson Go Mic, you might find it incredibly useful tool to 'pen' down you next big song. Perfect for on the fly recording and remarkably good for VOIP, the additional extras make for more bang for your buck. Plus we should probably mention how cute and stylish this baby is!

 

7.BC Master

It provides adequate sound and tests well with voice recognition and discord voice chat. It comes with a nice sturdy storage case which is always a sensible accessory. It really is good practice to store your mic to prevent degradation from debris and shelter it from impacts, which can have irreparable consequences.

 

Pros:

+ Ideal for vocal recording, pod-casting, and YouTube video narration.

+ Cardioid polarity.

+ Under $30!

 

Why We Liked It - We included this in our reviews as another budget USB mic alternative in live demo's it does a pretty impressive job, though we daresay it is more suitable for VOIP or narration purposes.

 

8.Razer Seiren X

The Razer Seiren X houses a triple membrane diaphragm to enable users to pick between 4 polar patterns: Stereo, Cardioid, Bi-Directional, and omnidirectional in a similar manner to the Blue Yeti.

 

It is a very sensitive mic which can actually pick up a whisper from 3 or 4 feet away. It makes for the best USB streaming mic but is so entirely fit for purpose it won't do your singing vocals any justice, this one is truly for the gamers out there.

 

Pros:

+ Designed to elevate stream sound quality.

+ Zero latency monitoring.

+ Super-cardioid pick up pattern.

 

Why We Liked It - We like Razer have tried their hand at creating a their own product that this is specifically aimed at live streaming use well it has been well thought out and features super-cardioid polarity pattern to allow for switching what you care to pick-up. Check out the Razer Seiren Elite for an alternative. .

 

9.FiFine Metal

The FiFine USB Mic itself has been manufactured with a built-in USB cable. Cables typically wear close to their USB connectors from prolonged used and the natural wear and tear plugging and unplugging them. So this could be a bonus.

 

Pros:

+ It is ideal USB microphone for Podcasting, teamspeak,and video narration.

+ Cardioid polarity pattern.

+ No drivers for easy install.

 

Why We Liked It - The FiFine USB mic provides high sound quality and level of recording for an unbeatable current price, no frills just cheap and cheerful plug and play production. A definite contender for the best cheap USB mic.

 

10.Samson Meteor

The Samson Meteor mic has a dial for managing your monitoring volume levels and a mute button. Features a smart LED that helps with the level setting as well. It is USB compatible with a variety of OS including iOS and most DAW's it offers driver free rapid recording solutions for the modern man.

 

Pros:

+ Cardioid pickup pattern Condenser.

+ 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz

+ Fraction of the cost of close competitors.

 

Why We Liked It - The Samson Meteor mic makes for an affordable Blue Yeti alternative and provides industry level audio capture fit for a range of uses from Skype and YouTube video audio to voice recording and it's even a great mic for recording acoustic guitars and singing.

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