The 10 Best Studio Microphones

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Whether you're just beginning to build a recording space in your home or you're a professional engineer looking to expand the collection of gear at your job site, our selection of studio microphones has some great options for you. We've ranked them here by their overall sound quality, durability, and probable frequency of use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best studio microphone on Amazon.

10. Sennheiser e901

9. Shure KSM32/CG

8. Applied Microphone Technology M40

7. AKG Pro Audio C451B

6. Audio-Technica AT4053B Condenser

5. Audio-Technica AT4050ST

4. AKG Pro Audio D12VR Dynamic

3. Telefunken CU-29 Copperhead

2. Neumann U 87 AI Set Z

1. AKG Pro Audio C414 XLII

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 24, 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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