Updated November 28, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Microphones For Streaming

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether you're going live on YouTube or casting your real-time gaming activity to the web, the microphones for streaming on our list will provide you with a higher quality of sound than any built-in mics you might have on your devices. There's a wide variety of models available suitable for amateurs and pros, and we've ranked them here by their audio fidelity, durability, and versatility. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best microphone for streaming on Amazon.

10. CMTeck USB Omnidirectional

9. Turtle Beach Stream Mic

8. Razer Seiren X

7. Samson G-Track Pro

6. Blue Yeti Pro 1967

5. AKG Vocal Condenser P220

4. Blue Spark Blackout SL XLR

3. Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid

2. Blue Snowball 1912

1. Rode NT-USB

Editor's Notes

November 26, 2018:

For the most part, this category is best served by mics with USB outputs, as these can most easily interface with computers and mobile devices. Some options will offer both XLR and USB outputs, like the Blue Yeti Pro. A few made the list despite their not having a USB out (the AKG option and the Blue Spark), as some users will prefer the flexibility of a separate audio mixer with its own USB out, and as these often feature superior capsules.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on November 28, 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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