Updated November 02, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Microphones For iPhones

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2018. For all the technological advancements that Apple has brought to market, the microphones on their iPhones still leave something to be desired, especially by anyone interested in recording live music, hosting a podcast, live streaming, or making a film. These models, however, offer users an option that will dramatically increase the quality of anything they record. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best microphone for iphones on Amazon.

10. Saramonic SmartMixer Professional

9. Audio-Technica Periscope 2

8. Rode SmartLav Plus

7. Zoom iQ7

6. IK Multimedia iRig Studio

5. Apogee MiC 96K Professional

4. Rode IXYL Condenser

3. Sennheiser ClipMic Digital

2. Shure MV88 iOS Digital

1. Blue Raspberry USB

Editor's Notes

November 01, 2018:

A wide variety of options here. The intent was to prioritize audio quality above all else, unless a significant issue with build quality or functionality knocked an item down on the list, as was the case with the Zoom iQ7. It's a great sounding unit, but it has connectivity issues. As expected, Blue and Rode had excellent offerings, but one big surprise was the quality of IK Multimedia's iRig condenser, which proved rather versatile.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on November 02, 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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