What are the best high-quality microphones?

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    #1Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphone

    Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphone
    This Blue 1967 Yeti Pro Mic is a professional-grade USB/XLR microphone with 3 custom condenser capsules and 4 polar pattern settings. It has a headphone amp and has a 24-bit, 192kHz resolution.
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    Melissa McDonald
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This microphone is ranking above most others with its versatility and clear input ranges. Multiple settings to get the most out of whatever you are recording. The price is a little on the high side, but I believe that its quality is worth the higher price. Great looking unit."
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    #2Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone

    Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone

    This Rode Podcaster is a USB microphone that has broadcast quality with a 28mm dynamic capsule. It has a sampling rate of up to 48kHz and has an 18-bit resolution. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac products.

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    James Johnson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A decent mic if you get a good deal on it. I got mine from a friend for a cheap price and it worked out prety well for me but I noticed that I sounded a bit thin or tinny on it and I couldn't quite figure out how to fix it. If you can get it for a really good deal it's still worth it, but I would spend less or save up more for a better mic if buying a new one."
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    #3Samson Go Mic Direct

    Samson Go Mic Direct

    The Samson Go Mic Direct is a portable USB microphone that is compatible with both Mac and PC devices. It is plug-and-play and comes with a protective case. It has dual 10mm mic capsules and has 16-bit, 44.1kHz resolution.

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    Amit Venkatesan
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Doesn't work for Surface running 8.1. Not recognized, and then can't use other mics unless I reboot. Definitely not worth the money!"
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    #4Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone

    Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone
    This Samson Meteor Mic USB is a studio-level condenser microphone with a 25mm diaphragm and has a 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution. It works with a stereo 1/8" headphone jack and with Apple's camera connection kit.
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    Randy Ramos
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I needed a new mic for the main purpose of playing games with friends online. This one was recommended to me and I bought it. I was not disappointed at all with my decision as its turned out to be a godsend. For the price that I paid, I got a quality that I couldn't even imagine. I also like the fact that I get to use headphones with it. Its perfect for gaming and Im sure even more awesome things. "
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    #5Turtle Beach USB Stream Mic

    Turtle Beach USB Stream Mic

    This Turtle Beach Stream Mic is a USB microphone that is professional-grade and is ready for live streaming games. It has TruSpeak technology, an automatic balancer, and built-in amplifier. It has a sampling rate of 48kHz.

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    Peter Pierce
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Turtle Beach USB Stream Mic is an excellent microphone for gaming, and I would rate it as one of the best high-quality mics available, especially for its price (under $60 as of this writing). The sound and look are both top-notch, and it's super easy to use as I was basically able to plug and play right out of the box!"
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    #6Razer Seiren X

    Razer Seiren X

    This Razer Seiren X is a professional-grade high-definition USB microphone. It has a built-in shock mount with a compact and sleek design. It has frequency extenders and transient and also features Zero-latency Monitoring.

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    Ling Wu
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The Razer Seiren X was a product that I picked up for my son as he really needed a higher quality microphone when he started streaming some of his gaming content. He told me that the quality was a lot higher than he expected and he's very happy with it."
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    #7Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB

    Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB

    The Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB is a cardioid dynamic USB Mic. It has a built-in headphone jack and has a 16-bit, 441.kHz sampling rate. It has a side-address studio condenser microphone with USB output.

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    Richard McDonald
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "The Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB is a cardioid dynamic USB Mic. It is a side-address condenser microphone with USB output for easy connection to your computer. It also has a built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone output without audible delay."
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    #8Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone

    Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone

    This Rode NT-USB is a USB condenser microphone that receives ultra-low noise and is compatible with Apple iPad. It has on-mic mix and volume controls. It comes with tripod stand, pop shield, and ring mount.

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    Wayne Little
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "While the price of this item reflects a high quality, it must be noted that truly expensive and effective microphones go for much more. The quality of components has several plateaus, and while this is a quality microphone, the price reflects a tier that this product is not quite in. This would be a better price value at about $100."
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    #9Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone

    Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone
    This Blue Snowball iCE Microphone is a USB condenser microphone that can record crystal clear audio for videos. It is plug-and-play to both Mac and PC computers. It is both compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0.
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    Eugene Hunter
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Blue quality microphones are really nice pieces, especially for streaming. It's not blow away quality, but it is pretty adequate."
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    #10Olympus WS-853

    Olympus WS-853

    Olympus WS-853 is a digital voice recorder capable of high quality MP3 recording and USB direct connect with battery charge function. Olympus WS-853 has an 8GB internal storage capacity and playback speed control from 0.5x to 2.0x.

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    Jose Evans
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a great mic if you are looking for one. It will serve most people for what they need."
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    #11ARCHEER Microphone

    ARCHEER Microphone
    This Archeer Microphone is a USB microphone that can be connected using either the 3.5mm audio jack or USB. It has noise reduction tech and a wide frequency response. It can be used for web conferences, podcasts, and recording.
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    Sarah Newman
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This microphone is 3 out of 5 stars. Keep looking for a better one."

Summary

Best What are the best high-quality microphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 19 Paid
2Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic MicrophoneElectronics 15 Paid
3Samson Go Mic DirectElectronics 14 Paid
4Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio MicrophoneElectronics 12 Paid
5Turtle Beach USB Stream MicElectronics 9 Paid
6Razer Seiren XElectronics 7 Paid
7Audio-Technica ATR2500-USBElectronics 5 Paid
8Rode NT-USB USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 3 Paid
9Blue Snowball iCE Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 1 Paid
10Olympus WS-853Electronics 0 Paid
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