A lot of people just settle with headphones or cheap microphones which comes with handset and if you are gaming for while like me, you must be knowing that 95% mic which comes with gaming handset doesn’t stand up.
Do you also want to communicate people while gaming like me and add glamour to your voice ?
If you want that you have to buy gaming microphones and on this page you will read in detail about top ten gaming microphone.
For creating list, I have spent many hours and even days in using these microphones, read user opinion at quora and online sites and also gaming expert opinions.
So, here we go..
#10. Zalman ZM-MIC 1 Lavalier High Sensitivity Microphone
If you are looking for cheap gaming microphone, this is for you. In this list this is cheapest microphone.
This is cheap microphone but that doesn’t mean getting something bad, this is also very good and in less than $10 you can’t expect better than this. It can actually sound remarkable and is unexpectedly competent for its low cost.
This package doesn’t content extra extra stuff but the microphone only.
As name indicates, it’s high sensitive microphone that mean it can record even low sounds being around such as TV sounds of next room or moving fan sound etc.
You can use audio mixing software for processing and remove unwanted extra noise or sounds to feel like $1000 microphone
It’s setup is very easy just connect with your device (Smartphone, PC or portable digital recorder etc.) And it accept almost all.
It’s sound quality isn’t so good for recording your vocals but it’s better than microphone found in DSLR, Laptop and smartphone.
Since this microphone is all plastic, durability can be an issue if you accidentally my dropped it or stepped over it.
Here is some key features :
- It has attractive & compact design
- Localization – English
- High Sensitivity Headphone Mic
- 3 Mini Clips for Tidy Arrangement
- Product Type – Headphone Microphone
- Localization – English speaking
Final words : If you are looking for better microphone than gaming headset, DSLR mic and your budget is less than 10$ then you can buy it.
#9. Sony ECM-CS10 Tie-Clip-Style Business Microphone, Omnidirectional
It’s lavalier styling microphone that’s mean — a clip to attach to clothing; permits convenient and hands-free recording.
This is similar like Zalman ZM-MIC 1 but it’s advance and very better than that. That was under $10 microphone and better than DSLR mic but this isn’t like that, it’s quality it’s very better that that.
It’s price is $37 (four times than Zalman ZM-MIC 1) and it’s quality justifies the price.
It’s wire is 3 feet long and weight is 0.2 ounces make it easy to reach up to your pants pocket. It’s small, inconspicuous. It help us to recording process more natural and less obtrusive.
It’s very durable and reliable, does not need batteries which is a huge plus.
It’s widely used for meeting and lecture but lots of gamers also use it and this is also work great while gaming or commenting on YouTube.
#8. Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser
This is Cardioid Condenser USB microphone and It’s recommend for podcasting, home studio, gaming, commentary, YouTubing and voice over use.
This microphone comes under ATR series of Audio Technica, which Audio Technica describes their affordable line of microphone but that’s not mean poor quality when it comes to the audio.
A plug and play condenser microphone, you need install any driver for it. You can achieve studio quality sounding recordings without the hassle of learning technical knowledge.
Its cardioid polar pattern that’s mean it reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear.
In this microphone we get Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone and it is compatible with both Windows and Mac.
If you can invest 100$ then i would suggest you to do AT2020 but if your budget is 50$ then you can go with ATR2500, this is also good and best in this price range.
#7. MXL Tempo-KR Cardioid Condenser Microphone
It may be you are hearing MXL brand first time but this is also very big name in when we talk about Microphones. There are many professional grade microphones like MXL 770 and MXL V67i under this brand.
I found best gaming microphone in this brand and this is MXL Tempo-KR, It comes with small tripod and easy setup.
It’s record very professional sound, deeper reverberations of our voice like any professional radio jockey.
This microphone allows users to record vocals and other sounds on-the-go via a USB 1.1 or 2.0 connect.
It’s built by metals and therefore this is so strong, definitely looks sturdy and won’t easily give away under couple of drops.
Whether you are talking live through web chat or recording a vocal track on-the-go, the Tempo offers great flexibility.
It’s great mic if you either want a great gaming microphone or even for record vocals.
# 6. Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone
Meteor Mic is the universal solution for recording music on your computer. Perfect for your home studio, Meteor Mic is also ideal for Gaming, Skype, iChat or voice recognition software. It is a 25mm large-diaphragm USB studio condenser microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern. It sits somewhere in the middle.
With Meteor Mic, you can make incredible recordings that are out of this world.
With it’s chrome-plated body includes a fold-back leg design,It looks like a spaceship that’s landed on your desktop. It does come with three adjustable legs; this eliminates the use of a tripod.
Controls and inputs are minimal on the Meteor Mic. A microphone mute switch gives you audio privacy while video conferencing, the front of the microphone holds a single On/Mute button set inside a volume control, just below an indicator light.
For singer/songwriters or a band looking to capture a jam session right on a computer, Meteor Mic ensures you get every note.
This is very good microphone and it will definitely stand up to all your expectation, having a smaller footprint compared to other USB Condenser microphones; this makes it a best PC Gaming Microphone.
# 5.Razer Seiren Pro Elite XLR /USB Digital Microphone
This is best microphone in your list, It’s not affordable for all therefore it’s ranking isn’t on top. In your list we have tried to tell best microphone from all views and budget too.
250$ isn’t small amount for a microphone but if you can invest money you i bet you will not get a single chance to regret on your buying decision.
As you would expect for the premium price tag, the Razer Seiren Pro comes with every accessory you may need to get the job done, except for a microphone boom arm.
It is a versatile multi-pattern USB gaming microphone with integrated XLR feature, record with Professional-Grade Studio Sound.
This microphone is used by a lot of professional gamers and even it’s widely used by professional artists.
# 4. Blue Microphones Snowball USB
Here is another brilliant microphone and it’s by Blue. I bet you can’t find better microphone in this price range. It’s just awesome !
Blue Snowball has become quite popular in YouTuber and gaming commentary because of exceptional sound capture capabilities.
This give you the flexibility to record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, interviews, gaming commentary and more.
The Snowball comes in a bunch of colors of your choice (silver, orange, blue, black, pink, green, purple) and adjustable tripod that lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality.
If you’re looking for a microphone for recording audio (such as gaming, DIY videos, tutorials, voice-overs, ASMR, gaming commentary etc) this is an excellent mic, especially for the price!
# 3. Samson Go Mic Compact USB
This is another best microphone by Samson, it’s not too much good for recording your vocals as the small transducer inside it cannot pickup variations of our voice during singing but it’s work exceptionally well for recording music, podcasts or field recording, but it also makes a great solution for use with voice recognition software, iChat, web casting and even Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
I personally love it’s portability and you will love too, this microphone length is only less than 3 inches; makes it extremely portable and can be easily tucked into pocket and carried around.
It’s pretty compact to fit among your keyboard, mouse and screen. Plug and play operation also means it’s completely compatible with a Mac OS or Windows, with no drivers required.
Go Mic is perfect for anyone who wants to make great recordings on a computer. With a retail price of $90; the mic sells for just under $40. It is a lot better quality than those stick mics you can find at a local Bestbuy or Wal-Mart.
And no matter where you go to record, Go Mic goes with you.
#2. Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
In today market, You will find out Blue Yeti Microphones have the higher features to price ratio.
Not only does it have good sound quality, it is readily configured and is relatively inexpensive when compared to other USB condenser mics with a similar level of performance.
The biggest strength of this microphone is the build quality itself.
It comes with adjustable design and on board mute and gain control for professional sound recoding result.
With its controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and microphone gain, the Yeti puts you in charge of every level of the recording process.
This come with four different pattern 1. Stereo mode 2. Cardioid mode 3. Omnidirectional Mode 4. Bidirectional Mode. These Mores are very helpful for versatile recording. The USB connection lets you plug it in and record.
This microphones is also used by many popular YouTube and gamers around the world.
#1. Audio-Technica AT2020
This is top #1 and best microphone in our list and I highly recommend it. I bet you can’t find other mic under $100 that would beat this regarding audio capture quality. This gives you classic sound quality at an incredibly low price!
Audio-Technica is one of the most reputed microphone company and this brand is quite popular in YouTubers. While this mic isn’t leading the industry, it does its job well.
In this XLR version microphone comes with cardioid polar pattern technology which helps to record sound produced right in front of the microphone and It can easily ignore sounds from back and sides.
This is ideal for project and home-studio applications and It gives incredible value in a very affordable mic, and so much more.
If you want to get this mic. Make sure you have phantom power and XLR cables. If you are planning to connect this to PC, do not. Just get the USB version.
Chrystal quality is beautiful and leaves me with so much flexibility when we edit voice.
If you are looking for a microphone which can record very accurate and incredible sound quality at 100$ then this is best even $150 microphone can’t deliver such quality. This is fantastic and i really love this, Lots of top popular YouTuber also use it.