The 10 Best Stereo Microphones
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you're trying to track vocals or instruments in a studio or add some professional-grade audio to your video captures, the stereo microphones on our list will provide you with great sound. They each have the means to create a strong, clear signal, and we've ranked them here by their audio fidelity, build quality, and their ability to be used in a multitude of situations. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best stereo microphone on Amazon.
February 13, 2019:
Most of the mics in this category are designed for use either in a studio, or to be mounted on top of a video camera of some kind. The former group offers a bunch of different configurations, with switchable mid-side stereo being among the most popular and versatile. The Avantone model on our list takes that to the next level by providing you with a capsule whose chamber actually rotates to create stereo images of varying degrees. It's a fine idea, even if it isn't terribly well executed. More established names — specifically Rode and Audio-Technica — occupy the top spots, and each company also has additional offerings throughout. Perhaps the Blue Yeti is the big surprise here, as it's a desktop USB option that happens to offer incredible sound for its price. And with the popularity of home podcasting on the rise, it might be just what people are looking for.