January 8, 2024

The Best Microphones for YouTube in 2024


A high-quality microphone can really up your YouTube game. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best microphones for YouTube.

Some are budget-friendly, others are top-of-the-line. So whether you’re a seasoned YouTuber or just getting started - there’s a microphone out there for you. Let’s get into it. 

Shure SM7B

Price: $399.00

Average rating: 4.9/5

The Shure SM7B is known for its great sound. It works well for music and speech, giving a clear response. You can adjust its settings for your preferred sound, and it conveniently blocks unwanted electronic noise and eliminates vibrations. 

Even close up, the Shure SM7B captures clean sound thanks to a good pop filter. The included A7WS windscreen adds warmth and reduces harsh sounds. Plus, it's easy to set up and built for long-lasting use.

Customer quotes

“What can be said that hasn't already been mentioned? A true classic that will forever stand the test of time!”

“Getting this microphone was a dream come true for me; it came quick and was so easy to set up! I have never been happier with my purchase. When my friends first heard me use this microphone, it blew them away! I cannot be more happy that I chose the SM7B!”

Blue Yeti X

Price: $229.99

Average rating: 4.5/5

The Blue Yeti X is a top-notch USB microphone for YouTube. It has studio controls, customizable LED metering, and voice effects with Blue VO!CE. 

The Blue Yeti X takes the Yeti USB microphone's success further with a 4-capsule condenser array for clearer sound. You can easily switch between modes like Cardioid for streaming, Omni for discussions, Figure 8 for interviews, and Stereo for immersive effects.

Customer quotes

“This mic is perfect; it's a true solid USB mic if you're looking to upgrade. I do recommend getting a boom arm; you'll thank me later!”

“Clear voice and the ability to keep background noise to a minimum.”

Rode VideoMic

Price: $199.00

Average rating: 4/5

The Rode VideoMic is an on-camera shotgun microphone designed to enhance your recording experience. With a high-quality condenser capsule and supercardioid pattern, it captures clear sound while reducing unwanted noise. 

You can adjust its level and use the high-pass filter for loud environments. It features a shock mount to prevent vibrations and a windshield for windy conditions, too. 

Customer quotes

“Great product! Great for on-the-go shooting and interviews.”

“The quality is incredible. I have even used it to record songs for my YouTube Channel. It is great for an unplugged performance on the go.”

The Audio-Technica AT2020

Price: $149.00

Average rating: 4.5/5

The AT2020 is both affordable and versatile, perfect for content creators. Its sound quality and ability to handle high volumes make it a great choice. The cardioid polar pattern captures sound well while blocking background noise. Whether you have a home recording studio or are on a budget, the AT2020 is an excellent option.

Customer quotes

“A Solid Starting Point for Aspiring Content Creators”

“ Why buy an expensive Mic when this one exists?”

Rode PodMic

Price: $139.00

Average rating: 4.5/5

The PodMic is well-liked by YouTubers. It gives you a rich sound and includes features like an internal pop filter to cut plosives, a shock mount to reduce vibrations, and a swing mount for easy positioning. 

Designed for streaming, podcasting, voice-overs, and gaming, the broadcast-grade PodMic ensures a classic 'radio' sound. Its integrated features enhance sound quality and flexibility.

Customer quotes

“Terrific Mic for the Price, Beats Most Competitors”

“One of the best mics I have ever gotten amazing sound quality and picks up very little background noise 12/10 recommend.”

Electro-Voice RE20 

 Price: $199

Average rating: 4.5/5

The Electro-Voice RE20 captures the classic FM radio voice with smooth, controlled sound. Its Variable-D minimizes the proximity effect, and the true cardioid design keeps sound clear even at 180 degrees.

Tailored for voice, it combines significant diaphragm dynamic and condenser-like performance. The humbucking coil eliminates line hum, and the mid-bass switch customizes tone. 

Customer quotes

“The Ultimate Multipurpose Studio Microphone lives up to the Hype and More.”

“Love at 1st...hearing?”

HyperX Quadcast

Price: $179.99

Average rating: 4/5

The HyperX QuadCast is ideal for YouTube. It has a shock mount to reduce vibrations and a pop filter to soften sounds. LED indicators show The HyperX QuadCast's status, and tap-to-mute prevents accidents. 

You can choose from four polar patterns and adjust sensitivity easily. The HyperX QuadCast™ works well on PC, PS5™, PS4™, and Mac®, delivering quality sound to your audience.

Customer quotes

“​Crisp sound and easy control”

“This has got to be one of my favorite purchases since I have started streaming. My voice sounds amazing, the product is very durable and I have had no problems at all since I bought it.”

Shure MV7

Price: $249.00 

Average rating: 4/5 

The Shure MV7 uses Voice Isolation Technology, erasing background noise for pro-level recordings. It has a headphone jack for real-time monitoring and a touch panel to control mic gain, volume, and mix.

While USB-connected, the MV7 remains top-of-the-line. It's XLR-compatible for studio recording. For mobile recording, it's MFi certified and connects to Lightning devices via a separate AMV-LTG cable. Perfect for on-the-go recording.

Customer quotes

“The Shure MV7 has seriously improved my recording setup!”

“I have always been a fan of Shure products, and the MV7 is the best mic I’ve ever had!”

Elgato Wave:3

Price: $149.99

Average rating: 4/5

Meet the Elgato Wave:3 microphone – where convenience and quality unite. Designed for creators, it works well with different setups, offering professional sound and mixing effects. 

Wave:3's sleek design complements its sound capabilities, while features like noise reduction and USB Type-C connectivity enhance performance. It's adjustable, too, with a multi-adapter for mainstream boom arms. 

Customer quotes

“Rocking the Full Set of the @elgato Wave 3 Microphone with the Shock Mount and Pop Filter! This Mic is a BEAST for Streamers and offers the most features. Check it out”

“​​Better than expected - great for people who are beginning and want to learn”

Zoom ZDM-1 Dynamic Microphone

Price: $49.99

Average rating: 4.4/5

The Zoom ZDM-1 Dynamic Microphone offers clear, focused sound. With a supercardioid pattern, it captures your voice while rejecting background noise. 

It handles high sound pressure levels up to 135 dB, ensuring distortion-free recordings. The internal shock-absorbing mechanism and humbucking circuit enhance sound quality by reducing handling noise and interference.

Customer quotes

“This microphone is really clear and crisp. I love the sound that it gave me right out of the box.”

“Performs great and has really good sound quality, does require some knowledge of sound and sound interfaces and proper EQ software to fully unlock its full potential.”

PreSonus Revelator

Price: $99.99

Average rating: 4.5/5

Introducing the PreSonus Revelator – a quality USB microphone. It brings studio-style processing with analog features such as a gate, compressor, and EQ. Revelator offers pro-level sound processing and preset saving, perfect for recording or live streaming. The independent reverb adds a nice touch to your sound, too. 

You can choose to apply processing to your recording or use it for monitoring. With three pick-up patterns – Cardioid for solo, Figure 8 for duos, and Omnidirectional for groups – the Revelator gives you options. 

Customer quotes

“The PreSonus Revelator is freakin' awesome. The price is amazing. The features are crazy. The sound is perfect... you're definitely gonna want this one.”

“This is the best microphone for content creators on YouTube.”

Wrapping up

After getting through the basics - like understanding how to record YouTube content, choosing a name for your YouTube channel, and figuring out the best time to post on YouTube, having the right tools is essential.

And, now that you know the best microphones for YouTube, you can choose one that suits your needs. Take your content to the next level with crystal-clear audio.  

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