Top-rated products in the Microphones category

Here's a ranking of the top rated products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. RØDE NT USB

The NT-USB is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording singing and musical performances in addition to spoken applications such aspodcasting and voice-over. It is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows you to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input. A premium pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positioning the filter the ideal distance from the capsule to minimise plosives (hard 'B', 'T' or 'P' sounds that produce a harsh sound) during singing or speech. Also provided is a high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8" thread, desktop tripod stand that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone when not in use. High quality studio microphone with the convenience of USB connectivity | Pop shield, Tripod desk stand, ring mount, storage pouch and 6m (20') USB cable included | 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring | Direct mix control between mic input and source output | Compatible with Apple iPad 

RØDE NT USB (Home studio, Podcasting)
Microphones
174,22 EUR

RØDE NT USB

Home studio, Podcasting

2. HyperX QuadCast S

The HyperX QuadCast is the perfect standalone microphone for ambitious streamers and podcasters who are looking for a condenser microphone with top sound. The QuadCasthas its own vibration and shock resistant mount to protect against annoying background noise. The integrated pop protection prevents unwanted pop sounds. The LED shows the microphone status at a glance. To avoid unpleasant disturbances during transmission, the microphone can be muted by simply tapping it. With a choice of four directional patterns, the microphone is ready for almost any recording situation and also offers a practical volume control for quickly changing the microphone input volume. The dedicated mounting adapter fits both 3/8" and 5/8" sizes and is compatible with most mounts. The QuadCast S model offers RGB lighting and the dynamic effects can be adjusted using the HyperX NGENUITY software.

The QuadCast family is Discord and TeamSpeak qualified, ensuring that the microphone sounds clear and crisp and can be easily controlled via the convenient headphone jack on the back of the microphone. Its compatibility with PC, PS4 and Mac and all major streaming platforms such as Streamlabs OBS, OBS Studio and XSplit ensures that you can offer high-quality sound to everyone.
 

HyperX QuadCast S (Podcasting, Home studio, All-round, Interview / Lecture, Live, Studio)
Microphones
114,78 EUR

HyperX QuadCast S

Podcasting, Home studio, All-round, Interview / Lecture, Live, Studio

3. HyperX QuadCast

The HyperX Quadcast is a standalone microphone designed to meet the demanding requirements of PC, PlayStation 4 and Mac professional or aspiring streamers. The QuadCastfeatures a vibration-damping mount, easily accessible gain control, four selectable polar patterns, and a tap-to-mute function with convenient LED illumination to indicate transmit status. With crystal clear voice recording, Quadcast Streamer connects with its viewers like never before. 

4. RØDE NT-USB Mini

The NT-USB Mini brings the pristine sound quality of RØDE's world-class studio mics to a compact, easy-to-use desktop USB microphone. Designed to deliver crystal-clear,professional-sounding audio direct to a computer or tablet, it's the perfect microphone for gamers, podcasters, musicians, streamers, business professionals and content creators who want to be heard in full definition.

The NT-USB Mini features a studio-grade headphone amplifier and a high-quality 3.5mm headphone output, complete with precision volume control, allowing you to easily monitor your audio. There is also a switchable zero-latency monitoring mode for eliminating distracting echo when tracking vocals or recording instruments. It is incredibly easy to set up and use, with simple controls, an in-built pop filter and a class-compliant USB output that works seamlessly with computers or tablets, no drivers or software needed. Just plug into your Mac, PC or tablet with the included USB cable and hit record.

The NT-USB Mini features a unique detachable magnetic desk stand - not only does this provide a sturdy base on any desktop, it also makes it easy to remove and attach to a mic stand or studio arm. This and the unique 360-degree swing mount means you can position the mic wherever it needs to be to get the good recording.

The NT-USB Mini is the perfect addition to any desktop or home studio setup. At just 89mm wide and 141mm tall, it's very compact, taking up only a fraction of precious desktop real estate. It also looks fantastic - sleek and stylish, with clean lines and a modern aesthetic. Hard-wearing steel and reinforced nylon resin construction ensure the NT-USB Mini is ready to take on the rigours of recording anywhere and everywhere.
 

RØDE NT-USB Mini (Podcasting, Home studio)
Microphones
98,09 EUR

RØDE NT-USB Mini

Podcasting, Home studio

5. RØDE smartLav+

The smartLav+ lapel microphone is designed to meet broadcast requirements and is therefore suitable for film, television and similar applications, but also for otherareas that require a recording system that is as discreet as possible and can even record several people convincingly. The smartLav+ can be attached like a conventional lapel microphone and connected to a smartphone in the vest pocket etc.. For recording we recommend the "RØDE Rec" app for iOS devices. With its omnidirectional polar pattern the smartLav+ guarantees professional results even when slipping in the heat of battle. A windscreen to catch gusts of wind and explosive sounds ("B", "T" and "P") and a sturdy clip with cable guide are included. The Kevlar-reinforced cable prevents damage that could occur if the cable is crushed or bent. The smartLav+ can be used with any audio app that can pick up the signals applied to the headphone jack. However, for maximum convenience we recommend the "RØDE Rec" app for Apple iOS devices. "RØDE Rec" transforms an iOS device into a flexible field recorder and offers numerous tone control settings, professional editing functions and the possibility to publish directly to SoundCloud and Dropbox. 

RØDE smartLav+ (Interview / Lecture)
Microphones
60,50 EUR

RØDE smartLav+

Interview / Lecture

6. RØDE VideoMicro

Rode's VideoMicro is a compact condenser microphone designed for use in combination with cameras. No batteries are required for operation and the connection to thecamera is uncomplicated via the SC2 connection cable. The compact and lightweight design as well as the simple fastening by means of an integrated standard flash shoe adapter also ensure uncomplicated handling. The cardioid condenser microphone picks up sound from the front, so there's no annoying background noise. It is therefore ideally suited for recordings of live concerts and stage appearances of any kind. The structure-borne sound decoupling by Rycote Lyre always ensures clear audio recordings. For outdoor recordings, the sound quality can be further improved with the optional Deluxe WS9 fur windscreen. 

7. RØDE Wireless GO II

An extremely versatile complete system which, with two transmitter modules and a 2-channel receiver, is ideal for interviews and many other occasions where two soundsources are to be recorded simultaneously and separately. The highlight: the output is optionally analogue via the receiver's 3.5 mm TRS jack or digital via USB-C. In addition to a camera, the receiver can therefore also be easily connected to a computer or Android or iOS device via USB: perfect, for example, for mobile videos, presentations, conferences, etc. The signal quality is at its best, both analogue and digital: crystal clear and ready to transmit!

The two transmitters and the receiver each have an internal battery that allows 7 hours of work and can be recharged via USB-C. All you have to do to operate the modules is switch them on, and after just 2 seconds the radio link is up and running. Wireless GO II uses the latest Series IV 2.4 GHz digital technology, which is extremely insensitive to WLAN and Bluetooth interference, can be used free of registration and charges and offers a range of a gigantic 200 metres with a clear line of sight. In addition to the charging cables, the TRS cable and the fur windshields, the scope of delivery also includes a practical neoprene case for storing and transporting the system.

The TX transmitter modules
Each of the two 4x4 cm small transmitter modules already has a high-quality condenser microphone built in, which has been optimally tuned for speech transmission. With the clamp on the back, the transmitter module can be easily attached to clothing - ideally to the collar, lapel or at chest level. If the person is not moving too much, you can also simply put it in the breast pocket of a shirt or blouse. If the transmitter module is too prominent in the picture, you can use the 3.5 mm TRS socket on the side to connect an external microphone - for example the Lavalier GO clip-on microphone. A fur windscreen is indispensable for outdoor recordings. Three of them are included in the scope of delivery (one as a spare), which can be firmly attached to the transmitter module thanks to the bayonet catch and safely protect against ugly wind noise.

The RX receiver module
The receiver module can be easily attached to the hot shoe of a camera, the audio connection is then made via the 3.5 mm TRS socket on the side. However, you can also use the USB-C socket and output the signal digitally. The receiver is easily recognised by current computers as well as Android and iOS devices. You can also set whether the signals from the two transmitters are output separately (TX1 left/TX2 right) or in mono - in this case, the signals from TX1 and TX2 are combined and recorded identically on the left and right channels. The LC display of the receiver informs about connection status, output mode, channel level, selected level adjustment as well as charging status of both transmitters. The level adjustment and output mode (mono/stereo) can be selected via the buttons on the front and the transmitter modules can be muted individually if required.

Future-proof
Firmware updates are also possible via the USB-C socket using the 'RØDE Central' software. For example, you can already activate an on-board recording function in the transmitter. This automatically records the audio signal in the transmitter module as a backup as soon as the radio link is switched on. This is ideal to be able to fall back on this audio track in case of failures. And in the receiver, a safety mode can be activated via "RØDE Central", in which the sound output on the right channel is 20 dB quieter. If an unexpectedly loud sound source distorts audibly on the main track, you can simply use the quieter safety track in post-processing.
 

RØDE Wireless GO II (Live, Report, Videography)
Microphones
281,– EUR

RØDE Wireless GO II

Live, Report, Videography

8. RØDE Lavalier GO

Lavalier GO is a professional-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of applications. The 3.5mm TRS connector is designed to pair perfectly withthe RØDE Wireless GO and most recording devices with a 3.5mm TRS microphone input. Lavalier GO is designed to perform excellently in any broadcast application. Featuring a discreet 4.5mm omnidirectional microphone, it delivers crystal clear audio in all environments and is incredibly forgiving when it comes to placement on talent, allowing for greater flexibility in fast-paced situations. A foam pop shield is supplied to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard 'b', 't' and 'p' sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management for quick and easy rigging. It also features a hard-wearing Kevlar® reinforced cable, designed to withstand the rigours of any shoot. 

RØDE Lavalier GO (Interview / Lecture)
Microphones
59,80 EUR

RØDE Lavalier GO

Interview / Lecture

9. Elgato Wave:3

Wave:3 is a premium microphone with a digital mixing solution that combines convenient plug and play with professional electronics. Patented anti-clipping technologymeans you never have to worry about sound distortion again. Tap the capacitive sensor to silently mute the microphone. Plug in headphones and enjoy latency-free monitoring. Turn the dial to optimize input gain, adjust monitor volume, or fade between the microphone and PC. And the Wave Link app lets you combine all your audio sources to create two independent mixes-one for you, one for your audience. Wave:3 not only raises your stream or podcast to a professional audio level, it also gives you the necessary control over your entire audio workflow. 

Elgato Wave:3 (All-round, Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting)
Microphones
143,85 EUR

Elgato Wave:3

All-round, Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting

10. Trust GXT 252+ Emita Plus

Whether you are streaming on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook or vlogging, podcasting, recording voice-overs or acoustic music, you want it to sound professional. Thisprofessional USB studio microphone with adjustable arm and high precision cardioid recording pattern is perfect for all your sounds. Let’s hear your voice.

The cardioid recording pattern picks up most sounds from the front of the microphone, while the distracting surrounding noises won’t be hearable. In this way, the sound of your recording is focused, for that full-bodied and clear audio reproduction you are looking for.

Easily and firmly attach your microphone with the adjustable desk mounting clamp: make sure your microphone is always in the perfect position for stable recording. The shock mount prevents vibration travelling up the microphone stand. Every small, distracting shock will be absorbed allowing your listeners to fully focus on your voice. For even more portable stability, you can use the included tripod stand.

Do you spend a lot of time editing your recordings to minimize the plosives (like P’s and B’s) or hissing noises? With the included large, double-screen pop filter, you will have improved speech quality. This makes sure your recordings sound professional, without the need for excessive editing. With the GXT 252+, you will be able to stream your perfect gameplay with excellent sounds. The Emita Plus Microphone has a digital USB connection. Simply plug in the 2.00m USB cable and it will instantly work on any PC and laptop.
 

Trust GXT 252+ Emita Plus (Podcasting, Office)
Microphones
98,50 EUR

Trust GXT 252+ Emita Plus

Podcasting, Office