What are the best USB microphones?

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    #1Audio-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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    Roy Alvarez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "not a good product, i kept getting white noises from the second day of my purchase."
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    #2NEAT Widget C Desktop USB Microphone

    NEAT Widget C Desktop USB Microphone

    This NEAT Audio Widget C Desktop USB Microphone is a USB microphone with a shock mount and pop filter. It is plug-and-use for both Mac and Windows devices. It has a sample rate of up to 24-bit, 96kHz.

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    Charles Wood
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I wanted to purchase a USB microphone for my desk for use with Skype and other audio needs. With the NEAT Widget C Desktop USB Microphone, I got a very eccentric microphone with comparable audio quality to other USB microphones of this price. The product, while strange, worked as expected for its price. "
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    #3Mpow 157 USB Headset

    Mpow 157 USB Headset
    This Mpow 157 USB Headset is a USB headset with a mic boom that lessens background noises. It has padded earcups for comfort and is plug-and-play with both Mac and PC computers. It has a 6" cord and in-line audio controls.
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    Dorothy Lawrence
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Great price and quality. For me, it's all about value and this gem delivers. It has the features of a higher priced item but since you didn't spend a fortune, it's not the end of the world if you forget it on the plane."
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    #4Blue 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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    Daniel Diaz
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "When I first started uploading youtube videos and I saw how terrible my voice sounded, I decided to buy a microphone to record my voice independently. That's where I found the "Blue 1967 Yeti" Pro USB Condenser Microphone. The voice is amazingly clear and has multiple adjustments for a perfect video with sound. "
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    #5Samson 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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    Daniel Rios
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I do a lot of audio work online for my gig job and I'm always looking for a better microphone. I've tried some really good ones and some really bad ones. I have an unusual voice so it's critical that I find a microphone that can handle it. Thankfully, here it is! I've never had as good playback with a microphone."
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    #6Samson 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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    Albert Coleman
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I started using this when I needed a solution for taking dictation and interviewing clients on the go. Nowadays people aren't comfortable to see a larger mic out on a desk, and using the mic on a phone or tablet never produces high enough quality recordings which means you have to pay more for transcriptions. This, however, proved to be an elegant and effective solution, by being the happy medium. It's changed the way I work already."
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    #7Blue 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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    #8Blue Yeti USB Microphone Silver

    Blue Yeti USB Microphone Silver
    This versatile USB microphone combines four pattern settings, which makes it perfect for capturing amazing recordings. You won't need to install any drivers: just plug it in and you will be ready to go. 




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    Kyle Hawkins
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This Blue Yeti mic is really compact with a great range that it picks up and comes at a very reasonable price point. I use this one to record my podcast and also record my youtube videos as well. it is well balanced, easy to set up, very well built and has a great stand on it without any clunky swinging arms that you need to lock into place."
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    #9Rode 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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    Diane Carroll
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I bought this for my husband who is a wannabe rapper. He does it just for shits and giggles and he's been having a blast playing with this. Good sound quality. "
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    #10Blue Yeti USB Microphone

    Blue Yeti USB Microphone

    The Blue Yeti USB microphone is a professional microphone with four different pattern settings: cadioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo, making it ideal for any situation.

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    Marilyn Curtis
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This microphone is very good. The price is reasonable for a professional quality mic. It looks cool. Worth getting."
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    #11Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB

    Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB
    Designed for both studio and stage, this rugged microphone features two outputs: an USB output that will allow you to connect it to your PC for digital recording, and an XLR output perfect for most conventional sound systems. 



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    Rosa María Muñoz
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I use this microphone to record voice overs and commentary for videos that I make. Because this is a dynamic microphone it will mostly capture sound from the direction it is pointing, which is a nice feature as it does not pick up a lot of background noise. This microphone is useful if you're recording in an environment where you cannot control the environmental sounds. "
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    #12KIMAFUN 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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    Kimberly Beck
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "KIMAFUN 2.4G Wireless Lavalier Microphoneis a quality microphone. It suppresses wind and other noises. This wireless lavalier mic is awesome because of its crystal clear sound!Basically professional quality for the very reasonable price. Selecting of high-quality materials, micro-USB charging port. blue LED on both the transmitter and receiver so you can tell that it’s on and synchronized when it is charging. It is small so it's easy to store. I love it. "
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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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    #14Yemenren R3

    Yemenren R3

    Yemenren R3 is a digital voice recorder capable of voice activated recording and features a high quality aluminum body. Yemenren R3 also has a built-in 300mAh rechargeable battery and an 8GB internal memory.

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    Roger Brooks
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This recorder has quite good recording sound quality. I was very impressed with the playback quality and recording range as well. Good price for the quality and easy to use. "

Summary

Best What are the best USB microphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Audio-Technica ATR2500-USBElectronics 11 Paid
2NEAT Widget C Desktop USB MicrophoneElectronics 8 Paid
3Mpow 157 USB HeadsetElectronics 7 Paid
4Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 7 Paid
5Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio MicrophoneElectronics 5 Paid
6Samson Go Mic DirectElectronics 3 Paid
7Blue Snowball iCE Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 3 Paid
8Blue Yeti USB Microphone SilverElectronics 2 Paid
9Rode NT-USB USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 1 Paid
10Blue Yeti USB MicrophoneElectronics 1 Paid
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