What are the best studio microphones?

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    #1ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle BM-800

    ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle BM-800
    Along with the BM-800 microphone, with this bundle you will get a lot of accessories and tools, including a mount, an adjustable suspension scissor arm stand, a power cable and a sound card. 



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    Mildred Perkins
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This mic is great for recording all of my songs and beats. It comes with everything you need. I found the sound quality to be superior."
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    #2TONOR 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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    Amy Burton
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you're having the problem of finding a high quality, professional studio microphone, I found an extremely affordable solution. It is so shockingly affordable, it's difficult to process. A metal shock mount and scissor arm stand are even included."
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    #3Xiaokoa 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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    Kyle Gardner
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I believe a better solution is available. This microphone only gets 3.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon."
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    #4Turtle 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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    Sofía Olvera
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "The Turtle Beach microphone has studio level digital processing. It is a powerful microphone that is easy to set up and use. I put it on my microphone boom and am impressed with its sensitivity. It picks up voices nicely."
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    #5Blue 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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    Christopher Bennett
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "An excellent usb microphone that you can use for all your needs. It has crystal clear voice quality and it is plug and play."
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    #6Rode 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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    Patricia Johnston
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I originally bought this mic because it fit my needs and budget at the time. I was surprised by the sound quality it produced. It does seem to pick up a lot more background noise than I would like though. But all in all for the price and what I wanted it for it works well enough for me."
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    #7Razer 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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    Lisa Fox
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I love the profile of this mic--so nice and compact. The mute button is convenient, and the light that tells you when you are muted is very useful. The plastic housing is a little cheap, though."
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    #8Blue 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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    Albert Hayes
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is absolutely one of the best studio-caliber microphones that you can buy. However, I do have two issues that I take with it: #1, the microphone is incredibly expensive, priced at around $250 as I write this, and #2, you don't get any kind of pop filter or windscreen for the mic, meaning you have to buy them separately. Nevertheless, if you're absolutely serious about recording at home, this is an excellent choice."
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    #9Rode 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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    Rose Barnes
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is one of the best studio microphones that I have got for the money. It's super easy to record high-quality vocals for my podcast. The quality helps keep my editing time down. "
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    #10TONOR Q9

    TONOR Q9

    TONOR Q9 is a microphone offering high-quality sounds with clear, rich and warm recorded sounds. This comes with a complete mic set with a user-friendly design that is compatible with Windows, MacOS, Chrome, and Linux. 

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    Lizzy
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "As a beginner to recording this was super easy to setup.It is a well-made kit including everything you need to get started to record audio for livestreaming, podcasting, or video game streaming. "
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    #11MXL AC404 USB Conference Microphone

    MXL AC404 USB Conference Microphone
    This MXL AC404 is a USB conference microphone that can capture crystal clear sounds. It has plug-and-play USB connectivity and a built-in headphone and monitor jack. It is recommended to use for Zoom web conference software.
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    Mary Rios
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is a great microphone for the price. I was really impressed with the quality, and the distance at which it was able to pick up clear sound. It's also nice that there's no software required. Very easy to use."
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    #12Shure 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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    Sun Wu
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This microphone is well-liked by most of the people who have used it. There are few people who did not like it or complained about the battery life. It seems like a good resource for somebody with that wants a low-end low-cost wireless microphone."
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    #13Fifine 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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    Harry Brooks
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Fifine Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone is a condenser mic can be powered by 2 AAA batteries. The Fifine Wireless microphone also has stable signal and a clear sound. It's unidirectional and has an easy-to-read LCD screen."
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    #14Shure 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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    Kevin Hudson
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I have been converted into a Shure fan after my experience with this microphone. I used the microphone when I create online videis and it is so helpful. It makes my voice sound clear and audible with ease. I always record videos on the weekend and I make sure I have this with me. It have not caused me any problems so far and has really proven its worth."
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    #15Shure 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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    Dennis Bryant
    Written on April 19, 2018
    " Shure BLX2/PG58 are microphones powered by two AA batteries. very good microphones. i like them"

Summary

Best What are the best studio microphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle BM-800 Electronics 29 Paid
2TONOR Pro Condenser PC Microphone KitElectronics 23 Paid
3Xiaokoa Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 17 Paid
4Turtle Beach USB Stream MicElectronics 16 Paid
5Blue Snowball iCE Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 12 Paid
6Rode NT-USB USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 9 Paid
7Razer Seiren XElectronics 8 Paid
8Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 5 Paid
9Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic MicrophoneElectronics 4 Paid
10TONOR Q9Electronics 2 Paid
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