If you’ve been paying attention to how technology has been evolving over these past few years you will know by now that USB devices have pretty much replaced older ports almost completely. This is precisely the case with USB microphones, who people nowadays rely on much more than the old-fashioned microphones you had to insert into your sound card’s mic-in port. Although there is still some way to go until these microphones can completely replace their traditional counterparts, you should definitely consider a USB microphone to be an investment. Having said that, let us find out what are the ten best USB microphones money can buy.
10Logitech USB Microphone
Designed and crafted to provide optimal quality and performance the Logitech USB Microphone is a budget-friendly device that is extremely well grounded and designed to replicate a standard microphone. It comes with USB support and is extremely easy to use; thanks to its plug and play connectivity it does not require any additional software. The microphone when connected works with any digital audio software or recording software.
9Dynex USB Microphone
Durable, authentic and well designed, the Dynex USB Microphone aims at providing the best quality of sound and audio clarity for conferences and recordings. With the help of its handy USB port, it can be connected to any device and is compatible with almost all digital audio software. It features a durable, adjustable stand with a lengthy cord for easier usage and delivers crisp sound at all times.
8eBerry Plug and Play Home USB Desktop Microphone
The eBerry Plug and Play Home USB Desktop Microphone, like the name suggests, is a plug and play device that is compatible with any PC or laptop. Offering super sound quality and crisp clarity this microphone is specially crafted to filter out all the unwanted background noises for a better output. It comes with an adjustable neck that can easily fit wherever required and features a USB cord that is 45 inches in length. Its compact design and size make it extremely easy to carry around and use whenever required.
Equipped with a USB interface, the Samson C03U comes with an easy plug and play feature that works with any computer or laptop. Featuring a switchable cardioid, Omni features, and figure-8 pickup patterns, it comes with a top notch AD converter with 16 Bit and large sized dual Diaphragm Elements of 19mm with a high-pass filter and 10 dB pad. This device offers high quality, crisp sound and comes with a stylish design.
Designed with the easy plug and play feature, the Samson Q1U is a dynamic USB Microphone that does not require any drivers or software to be installed. It is compatible with almost all types of digital audio software and comes with a super cardioid pickup pattern and 48 kHz sampling rate. This 16-bit device also includes a tripod mic stand for your desktop, a mic clip, a USB cable and a pouch for easy mobility.
Delivering optimal levels of performance and high-quality audio clarity and crispness, the Philips LFH3200 is a professional microphone with USB support that is loaded with advanced filters for the reduction of background noises. It comes equipped with control buttons for various functions and is very easy to setup. The device is a top-notch dictation microphone but it can also be used for various other purposes and works well with all types of audio software.
4Razer Seiren Elite
The Razer Seiren Elite is a premium grade professional studio class digital microphone that offers top notch HD sound recordings with stunning clarity. Designed with a superb black finishing, this microphone support USB connectivity and features easy plug and play integration. It comes with 4 various recording patterns including Cardioid, Stereo, Omni, Bi-directional, and easy to use controls for switching the patterns, controlling the volume and mic gain. Its inbuilt microphone comes equipped with a zero latency output.
The MXL AC404 is one among the many top quality microphones that offer excellent sound quality in the noisiest areas. Loaded with brilliant features and qualities, this device can transform any room or area in a conference hall. Equipped with an inbuilt headphone and speaker monitoring jack, this device comes with a 6 foot long USB cord and is ideal for internet voice calls, filtering all unwanted background noises and sounds.
2Samson Meteor Mic
Compared to other USB microphones, the Samson Meteor Mic is a 25mm diaphragm device, which is fairly large sized condenser mic that works smoothly with a flat frequency and response of 20Hz–20 kHz. It is compatible with iPad and only works with Apple’s Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit. It comes with a 1/8 inch headphone jack. Featuring a durable metal body and stand this microphone offers clear sound clarity and can be used with any audio software.
1Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Featuring the latest Tri-capsule array which is a 3 condenser capsule that is capable of recording any situation, the Blue Microphones Yeti, is a plug and play digital device that is compatible with Mac OS X and PC. It comes equipped with a variety of pattern selections including cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo, a button for gain control, a mute button, and a zero-latency output for headphones. This high-quality microphone is ideal for vocals, voiceovers, podcasting, interviewing, conferencing and field recordings as well as for musical instruments and can be used without the installation of any audio software.