What are the best recording microphones?

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    #1Rode 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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    Randy Ramirez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a decent entry level recording microphone for recording podcasts, etc. it offers good performance and is easy to use. Advanced users may find this lacking in features but it’s still worth a look."
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    #2Blue 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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    #3VAlinks USB Computer Microphone

    VAlinks USB Computer Microphone
    This VAlinks USB Microphone is a USB microphone compatible with both Windows and Mac devices. It has noise reduction technology for clear sounds in calls, podcasts, and recordings. It has a frequency response of up to 16kHz. 
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    Lucy Yang
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This microphone is alright. It does what I need it to do. It does sound crackly but very rarely. Over all I would still purchase this microphone, because well I have a family to feed and its cheap but works good enough!"
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    #4Razer 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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    Paridhi Trivedi
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I love this microphone. I am on a limited budget and I researched what microphone was the best for the money and I decided on this one. I am so happy I did because it is great! The quality is awesome and yet it is quite compact."
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    #5ARCHEER 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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    Debra Diaz
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I have mixed feelings about this mic. On the positive side, it's pretty easy to set up. However I have not been able to use it with my MacBook which really upsets me because that's my preferred computer. For that reason I will probably return it. Also I would say the audio quality is mediocre at best. I didn't expect it to sound professional at this price, but I expected it to sound a little better than it does. You get what you pay for."
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    #6Turtle 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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    Susan Rose
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I certainly like the retro look of the microphone. This particular microphone seems specifically geared towards gaming, so I don't know if it is necessarily a practical, everyday microphone. I think it's good for playing games, but not if you are recording a lecture. So, it might be the best for what it is used for. "
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    #7Xiaokoa Condenser Microphone

    Xiaokoa Condenser Microphone

    This Xiaokoa Condenser Microphone is a USB condenser microphone that has a cardioid polar pattern. It has a sample rate of 16-bit, 48kHz and has a max SPL of 120dB. It can be used on both Android and Apple devices.

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    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Xiaokoa Condenser Microphone is a USB microphone that works on Android, Apple or Windows devices. It has great recording quality and for under $25.00 it is a steal. After looking this over I'm thinking strongly about buying one for my personal use. They fit the topic nicely."
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    #8TONOR Pro Condenser PC Microphone Kit

    TONOR Pro Condenser PC Microphone Kit
    This Tonor Professional Condenser PC Microphone Kit is a studio-grade microphone kit that has a cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of up to 20kHz. It has an S/N ratio of 78dB. The set includes a mount and a POP filter.
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    Doris Campbell
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I am impressed the quality of this microphone set, especially considering its price tag. I'm not looking for professional level recording, but I do a fair bit of voice recording from home. This set does everything I need it to do and doesn't break the bank!"
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    #9USB Microphone 669B

    USB Microphone 669B
    Just plug in this microphone in your laptop to any USB port and you will be ready to start recording music, yourself singing or any podcast. It is very easy to use and compatible with any kind of computer. 
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    Raymond Gibson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This microphone is pretty great for things like gaming and online calls. The recording quality is pretty great for its price but those looking for a microphone for recording music or video might want to look for a more powerful model. However at this price point I can not find a better one. "
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    #10KIMAFUN 2.4G Wireless Lavalier Microphone

    KIMAFUN 2.4G Wireless Lavalier Microphone

    KIMAFUN 2.4G Wireless Lavalier Microphone is a lapel microphone perfect for teachers who records stuff on their laptops and PC. It can also be used as a Karaoke mic while singing on the internet. 

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    Daniel Bryant
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Attention to all teachers! If you record stuff from your laptop or desktop computer, look no further! This KIMAFUN 2.4G Wireless Lavalier Microphone is perfect for your recordings and even if you would want to sing on the Internet!"
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    #11Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8

    Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8

    Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8 Wireless Microphones has a 24-bit and 48 kHz digital audio technology making it sound like a wired type. It is ideal to be used in live performances and studio recording. 

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    Cecilia Monroy
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "It is easy to set up this product. It have crisp clean vocal sounds and deliver perfectly. It really covers the large area of crowd and must use for any events. It is a great mic for its fair price. "
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    #12Fifine Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone

    Fifine Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone
    Fifine Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone is a lapel condenser microphone that can be powered by two AAA batteries. It is very easy to operate and is very convenient to use. 
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    Arthur Palmer
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Nice!"
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    #13Shure BLX24/PG58

    Shure BLX24/PG58

    Shure BLX24/PG58 is a wireless vocal system with PG58 handheld microphone which is powered by two AA batteries and has an adjustable gain control. It also features a QuickScan frequency selection. 

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    Alan Cox
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #14Shure BLX2/PG58

    Shure BLX2/PG58

    Shure BLX2/PG58 is a handheld transmitter with PG58 microphone which is powered by two AA batteries and has an adjustable gain control. It can be paired with BLX4, BLX4R or BLX88 receivers, but it is bought separately. 

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    #15aTTo-4GB digital voice recorder

    aTTo-4GB digital voice recorder

    aTTo-4GB digital voice recorder is a digital voice recorder capable of recording in WAV format. aTTo-4GB digital voice recorder has a rechargeable 120mAh battery and a built-in 4GB memory capacity.

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    Jane Robinson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This has really good sound quality and it is easy to take around with you. For the price this is really good. "
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    #16KIMAFUN Lavalier Microphone

    KIMAFUN Lavalier Microphone

    KIMAFUN Lavalier Microphone is a lapel microphone that can be used with your smartphones. It is suited for Podcast, interviews, youtube videos, dubbing and other recording purposes because it is cheap but high quality. 

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    Jerry Martinez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Recently I have been looking to record more of myself singing and narrorating videos which left me needing a really nice microphone setup. After doing a lot of research I picked up a pair of KIMAFUN Lavalier Microphones. This microphone turned out to be a lot better than I expected. I love it."
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    #17Evistr L57

    Evistr L57
    Evistr L57 is a digital voice recorder with a premium metal body and is capable of voice activated recording. Evistr L57 has an 8GB storage capacity and a built-in rechargeable battery.
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    Anthony Riley
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I don't want to bash this product too badly, because it does work, but if you want a good feeling and nice menus that work as they should, I would stay away from this brand. This is like a Chinese copy of a good recorder. The menus are not intuitive. So fiddling about with this thing is gonna take a while. Overall I'm pretty disappointed "

Summary

Best What are the best recording microphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic MicrophoneElectronics 26 Paid
2Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 21 Paid
3VAlinks USB Computer MicrophoneElectronics 21 Paid
4Razer Seiren XElectronics 18 Paid
5ARCHEER MicrophoneElectronics 17 Paid
6Turtle Beach USB Stream MicElectronics 14 Paid
7Xiaokoa Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 11 Paid
8TONOR Pro Condenser PC Microphone KitElectronics 10 Paid
9USB Microphone 669BElectronics 7 Paid
10KIMAFUN 2.4G Wireless Lavalier MicrophoneElectronics 0 Paid
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