Updated November 09, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Microphones For Computers

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Whether you're recording a professional podcast or just catching up with family members over Skype, the built-in mic on your PC likely isn't cutting it. The microphones for computers on our list will take your audio quality to the next level, and we've included models great for everyone from casual users and business people to pros looking to track instruments, vocals, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best microphone for computers on Amazon.

10. Rode Podcaster USB

9. Blue Spark Digital

8. Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic

7. Blue Snowflake Instrument Condenser

6. CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser

5. Blue USB Snowball

4. Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser

3. Rode NT-USB Condenser

2. Amazon Basics USB Conference

1. Blue Yeti USB

Editor's Notes

November 06, 2018:

With a wide variety of options designed to plug into a computer, it seems that desktop condenser models were among the most high-quality options available, with some highly functional but lower-fidelity choices like the Amazon Basics unit climbing the list for their reliability. Companies like Rode, Blue, and Audio-Technica, as could be expected, dominate the selection for both quality and price.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on November 09, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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