What are the best USB mics for crisp audio?

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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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    Kelly Cunningham
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This mic has been indispensable for my YouTube channel. I used to record my voice on my old laptop. It was outdated, bad audio technology. This Yeti mic, while expensive, delivers amazingly crisp sound at even high volumes."
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    #2Samson 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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    Crystal Robinson
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I love this mic! The audio is super great and crisp and sounds like you are there!"
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    #3Samson 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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    Jose Patterson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I bought this microphone to use while I stream online and it works perfectly. The audio is nice and crisp so I could not complain. It has excellent noise cancelling so I don't have to worry about background noise coming in over my dialogue."
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    #4Rode 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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    Joshua Peterson
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "169 dollars at a 4.5 star review on amazon. The product looks solid and the type of microphone looks like it would be for recording audio in a professional context. I believe this can fulfill the need here."
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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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    Mildred Lopez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a really good mic, had no problems with it. I loved the adjustable stand and the price was reasonable."
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    #6NEAT 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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    Carol Gray
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This mic is good. I use various devices and it's great that this works with both Windows and Mac devices. The design seems a little fragile, but it works for what I need it for. "
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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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    Ruth Nelson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Works fabulously for recording purposes. Crystal clear quality."
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    #8Mpow 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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    Walter Hart
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "What a pile of junk this headset is. They are so cheap. They break easily. They are uncomfortable. There are vastly better options."

Summary

Best What are the best USB mics for crisp audio
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 11 Paid
2Samson Go Mic DirectElectronics 9 Paid
3Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio MicrophoneElectronics 8 Paid
4Rode NT-USB USB Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 7 Paid
5Blue Snowball iCE Condenser MicrophoneElectronics 5 Paid
6NEAT Widget C Desktop USB MicrophoneElectronics 3 Paid
7Audio-Technica ATR2500-USBElectronics 2 Paid
8Mpow 157 USB HeadsetElectronics 0 Paid
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