Best products in the Microphones category

Here's a ranking of the best 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 as podcasting 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 (Podcasting, Home studio)
Microphones
129,– EUR

RØDE NT USB

Podcasting, Home studio

2. 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 sound sources 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 (Videography, Report, Live)
Microphones
285,– EUR

RØDE Wireless GO II

Videography, Report, Live

3. RØDE Wireless ME

Both modules already have a high-quality condenser microphone built in, the system is plug&play.

The Wireless ME comes with a wide range of accessories, including
USB cables for digital connection to smartphones and iPhones®.

The transmitter module is simply clipped to the lapel, the receiver is attached to the camera's hot shoe.
 

RØDE Wireless ME (Report, Interview / Lecture)
Microphones
149,99 EUR

RØDE Wireless ME

Report, Interview / Lecture

4. RØDE Podmicusb

Dynamic XLR/USB Speaker Microphone

A dynamic microphone designed specifically for speech applications, ideal for podcasting, streaming and use in broadcast, radio
play and dubbing studios: it sounds detailed, full, silky and balanced. Thanks to XLR and USB connections, the PodMic USB can be used flexibly. You can either use it in the classic way via XLR with a good preamp/audio interface or you can use the USB-C socket to digitally connect the microphone signal to a computer or a smartphone or iPhone®. The audio interface built into the PodMic USB is first-class - with a powerful, yet ultra-low noise preamp and audiophile A/D converters.

To the left of the USB-C port is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, so you can hear yourself while recording without latency (direct monitoring). The headphone volume control has an integrated push button that allows you to switch from direct monitoring to computer signal. An LED under the USB-C connector indicates the respective status: green = microphone signal (direct monitoring) and red = signal from the computer or mobile device. The PodMic USB also contains a DSP chip with high-pass filter, noise gate, compressor and Aphex® that can be activated via the RØDE Connect software (see below).

Weighing just under 1 kg, the PodMic USB has a boom mount that allows it to be attached to a table stand or microphone boom and then conveniently pointed towards the speaker. There is no need for a spider, the microphone capsule itself is elastically suspended and the swivel mount is internally decoupled from the body, so there are no problems with structure-borne noise. The PodMic USB is picked up from the front, a distance of approx. 3 to 20 cm is optimal. As a dynamic microphone, the PodMic USB is much less sensitive than a condenser microphone - ideal for studios and recording rooms where ambient noise is a problem.

The PodMic USB can be updated with the latest firmware using RØDE's free Central configuration software. Using RØDE's free streaming/recording software, RØDE Connect, you can use the microphone's built-in DSP chip to process the signal inside the microphone - an ideal feature for podcasters and streamers.

The PodMic USB's housing is made of solid brass with a scratch-resistant ceramic coating, while the double-layered pickup basket is made of stainless steel. The PodMic USB is manufactured by RØDE in Silverwater, Sydney. It comes with a clip-on foam pop shield and a 3m USB-C to USB-C cable.

Features

- Elastic suspended large diaphragm capsule

- Polar pattern: cardioid

- Connection: XLR3-M (analogue) and USB-C (digital)

- Compatible with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS (MFi certified)

- ultra-low noise high-gain Revolution Preamp

- integrated DSP** with high-pass filter, noise gate, compressor and Aphex®

- double-layer stainless steel speaker basket with integrated pop filter

- 3.5 mm TRS headphone output for latency-free direct monitoring

- Headphone volume control with integrated monitor push button

- Monitoring switchable to computer/smartphone signal

- Robust full-metal housing with scratch-resistant ceramic coating

- swivel mount with 5/8" thread

- incl. attachable foam pop shield

- incl. 3 m USB-C to USB-C cable

- configurable or firmware updates via RØDE Central (free software)

- **usable with RØDE Connect (free streaming/recording software)

- **usable with RØDE Capture (free iOS video app).
 

RØDE Podmicusb (Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting)
Microphones
199,99 EUR

RØDE Podmicusb

Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting

5. 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 QuadCast has 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, Studio, Live, Interview / Lecture, All-round, Home studio)
Microphones
125,– EUR

HyperX QuadCast S

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

6. RØDE Wireless PRO

Compact two-channel radio microphone system

- State-of-the-art 2.4 GHz Series IV digital transmission with 128-bit encryption for crystal-clear, incredibly stable
audio up to a line-of-sight range of 260 m.

- Universal compatibility with cameras, smartphones and computers

- Built-in 32-bit float recording with 32GB internal memory for clipping-free audio in any recording application

- Advanced timecode function for quick and easy audio synchronisation in post-production

- Intelligent GainAssist technology, flexible output gain control and safety channel for pristine audio when recording directly to camera

- Lockable 3.5 mm lavalier connectors for total security

- Headphone output with built-in level control

- TRRS input on receiver for headset or other "narrator" microphone for simultaneous recording of up to three audio channels

- Plug-in power detection for longer battery life

- Complete accessory kit including smart charging case, two Lavalier II microphones, cable, magnetic MagClip GO mounting clip and accessory pouch

- Easy configuration on a computer or smartphone via RØDE Central

- Designed and manufactured in RØDE's precision facilities in Sydney, Australia.
 

7. 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 (Home studio, Podcasting)
Microphones
98,74 EUR

RØDE NT-USB Mini

Home studio, Podcasting

8. DJI Mic

DJI's all-new wireless microphone system delivers exceptional sound quality and dual-channel recording. The system consists of two microphone transmitters, a receiver, and an ultra-portable charging case. Connect with Action 2 and record crystal-clear audio as you vlog, sing a duet, or describe a local delicacy. DJI Mic delivers clear and crisp audio for dual-mic recording. Get 6 hours of exceptional sound plus an additional 12 from the charging case.Take your vlogging to the next level with DJI Mic and Action 2.

Simultaneously record high-fidelity audio via two transmitters. DJI Mic can serve as an independent recording device and as a backup soundtrack recorder. DJI Mic supports a low-latency wireless transmission at up to 250 m. Conveniently record audio without interruptions, even in complex environments. The compact Charging Case acts as the ideal home to store the system and is easy to travel with. Each transmitter weighs only 30 g, making them comfortable to wear as you record. Enjoy 5.5 hours of battery life from the transmitters, 5 hours from the receiver, and up to 15 hours with the charging case. The DJI Mic receiver has USB-C, Lightning, and 3.5mm TRS ports, making it compatible with mainstream smartphone, camera, and laptop brands.
 

9. RØDE VideoMic GO II

Ultra-light, compact and versatile condenser directional microphone. The VideoMic GO II can be operated on cameras and sound fishing rods, on Mac and PC as well as on smartphones and iPhones. The operation is very simple: no battery, no controls, pure plug & play.

With its supercardioid polar pattern, the VideoMic GO II focuses on signals from the front at a narrow angle (approx. 45°); lateral sound sources are hardly taken into account. The sound quality is first-class - the VideoMic GO II delivers crystal-clear, completely colorless sound and has minimal self-noise at 15 dBA. The red Rycote swing mount is suitable for camera mounting with the integrated hot shoe adapter, but also has a 3/8" thread for attaching the microphone to a tripod or boom. Audio connection to the camera is via the included 3.5mm TRS cable, and a foam windscreen is also included.

A 24-bit/48 kHz audio interface is built into the VideoMic GO II. You can digitally connect the microphone to a Mac, PC, smartphone or iPhone via the USB-C jack on the side and a suitable cable (SC15, SC16, SC18). In this case, the 3.5 mm jack on the microphone serves as a stereo headphone output. The VideoMic GO II is compatible with the free apps "RØDE Connect", "RØDE Central".
 

RØDE VideoMic GO II (Interview / Lecture, Videography)
Microphones
92,99 EUR

RØDE VideoMic GO II

Interview / Lecture, Videography

10. 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 with the 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