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u/therealocshoes · 3 pointsr/microphones

Holy shit I'm so sorry, lol. I got distracted.

So there's a couple of things that might be for good. There's two distinct types of mics so I'll recommend some from both types:

Condensers - these are typically very sensitive but they sound pretty nice, too.

  • Blue Snowball iCE and Blue Snowball - I think these are the same, but the iCE just has the one pattern - they're both pretty good

  • ATR2500 - Also good, and has a headphone jack for direct monitoring

  • Samson Meteor Mic - also has a headphone jack for monitoring

    Dynamic - they typically aren't as sensitive and still sound pretty nice. It's probably better to get a dynamic, although your computer is quiet enough that you might be able to get away with it. IIRC from any given distance a dynamic picks up less room noise, but that can make it harder to pick you up at an acceptable level as well so keep that in mind.

  • ATR2005 - this is a little over budget and for that I apologize, but it's a pretty great mic. Headphone output, comes with a stand to point it at your face (as do all the others), sounds great (there's lots of videos of it, it's pretty good sounding), has an XLR output so if you upgrade to a mixer you can keep using it... nice little piece.

  • ATR2100 - the 2005's little brother

    Unfortunately those are the only two USB dynamics I personally know of. Over on /r/podcasting I'm sure /u/BangsNaughtyBits knows of some more good ones that I don't know of.

    My personal recommendation would be the ATR2100, but I encourage you to look at them yourself and ask questions to find out which one fits you best. Also keep in mind this is just for your sub $75 price range request.
u/Oneloosetooth · 2 pointsr/microphones

The answer is.... it's compicated.

First off... where are you (country)? And what do you want to use the microphones for? And what is you budget?

  1. "the at2035 will still sound better than an at2020usb mic right?"

    No-one who reviews microphones likes to say that one microphone is better than another (annoying right?). This is because sound and how a human interprets it and "hears" a thing is entirely subjective. So most reviewers will say "They sound different and personally I prefer this one....". It is generally true that a more expensive microphone will have better, more sensitive components, less self noise, better frequency response and will handle sound better. You are unlikely to notice a huge difference, though, if this is a microphone for you to stream games with...

    The frequency response of the AT2020 is 20-16'000Hz, the AT2035 has a frequency response of 20-20'000Hz. The power requirements for the USB mic is 5v and the XLR mic is 11-52v. When looking at the Audio Technica technical specifications for both microphones there is not much more information for the 2020 whereas the 2035 lists Low Freq Roll-off, circut sensitivity, impedence, noise dynamic range, etc. Audio Technica either do not provide that information for the USB mic as an oversight, or because it is not important/nothing to write home about. There is no doubt in my mind that AT2035 is the better microphone and a more worthy investment.

    AT2020 USB -

    AT2035 -

    There are also loads of links on YouTube where people compare microphones. One tip is that if you go and watch these, unless your PC has good monitor speakers try to listen to these videos using a pair of decent headphones (like these - If you are streaming or producing music you will need a good pair of headphones anyway, good does not have to mean expensive. Just check out reviews, the K92's are fairly cheap and are good.

    YouTube link 1:

    YouTube link 2:

    You will also find plenty of reviews there of the AT2035.

  2. "I dont understand what I need to buy to make it work, like a mixer or something?"

    So... You will need something that provides phantom power to the microphone and then connects to your computer, usually by a USB. I use a Focusrite 2i4 2nd Gen. (note if you go done the Focusrite route there are plenty of units on Ebay as well as new, but make sure you get 2nd Gen.) Again it depends how much you want to spend and what you plan to use the microphone for... there are cheaper and more lightweight units (that does not mean that they are poor quality) and you can go right the way up to expensive and more complex units.

  1. Blue Icicle XLR-USB Adaptor, a good leightweight solution -

  2. Music Authority Best Audio Interface Buying Guide and Review summary page -

  3. Similar review product summary from -

    Good luck.
u/mrthirsty15 · 1 pointr/microphones

Very new to the microphone world, but I am curious as to what you guys might recommend to fix the noise/static issue I'm getting.

My headset microphone was dieing and I decided to upgrade to a microphone that isn't just a headset mic. The intention is to use it as my mic for gaming as well as giving me the option to record guitar/vocals, and possibly to do some streaming. Over black friday I got a pretty good deal on a Floureon BM-800 Condenser mic (nothing fancy, I know). I also picked up a phantom power supply for it as well.

So my current setup is XLR to phantom power supply, and XLR to 1/8" into my PC.

I had to turn the gain way up to get a decent volume and I'm guessing this is to do with not having a preamp. With the gain this high, I get a lot of noise from a fairly quiet room (even if I move the mic into the hallway the noise is constant). I was looking at the following preamps.

ART TubeMP Tube Microphone Preamp

Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface

So, my questions are...

  1. Did I just buy too low of a quality of mic in that, even with a preamp, the noise/static will still be there?

  2. Would either of those preamps cleanup the noise/static from the mic? (The Scarlett is appealing with the 1/4" hookup for my guitar as well)

  3. Is there any software I can run my mic through to filter out noise? I would assume this would not be the ideal way to deal with noise though, and that a preamp would be a better solution for this.

    I can provide an audio sample when I get home from work. Thanks!
u/Redtuzk · 1 pointr/microphones

I'd stay off the Snowball completely, it doesn't offer nearly the same voice or built quality as the other microphones that you listed, even the Meteor. A Yeti would fit your needs well. It offers superior quality to the Meteor/Snowball and has a couple of features that you'll probably appreciate. It's not for nothing that so many content-creators use it.

Another choice would be a RØDE NT-USB - it might be slightly outside your budget but offers similar quality to the Yeti (if not slightly better) and matches your colortheme.

There's also the AT2020USB+. It doesn't come with a particularly fantastic stand or anything, so a boomarm of sorts would be a good investment alongside it. It probably offers the best quality out of all the microphones listed above, along with having the correct color of course.

Finally, the only place I could find the black Meteor was on the US Amazon store, but unless you're willing to pay import taxes that's going to be a costly experience. The Meteor is imo the undisputed value king in all this though, sounds very good for the price. I bought one myself when they were on sale a while back for LAN purposes etc where I can't bring my entire main-mic setup.

Hope that helps you out!

u/Clint99 · 1 pointr/microphones

Hello everyone! I should be mentioning, I've been using the built-in microphone of my Astro A40s for 4 years, using Adobe Audition in conjuction with VB Audio Cable to make audio quality not-so-shitty through live noise canceling. But right now the mic is making some kind of slitherine sound I can't fix, so I really really should just get a good microphone and be done with it. The Astros are still working very good, hence I'm here asking for your help! My budget is currently at around €120, but I don't mind going just a tad bit over that (±20). If it's lower, and you think it's still a very good choice, I surely won't mind. My goal is just to have a decent all around mic, to avoid me the hassle of using Audition to live-fix my sound. I'd like to be able to record without the need of post-production for audio fixing. A friend linked me those two (very very low price-range), what do you think?

I like the Tonor, but I don't really know much about microphones. I don't think he does either, to be quite honest. Are there any better mics for that price range?

I know I'm very likely being annoying at this point, but if you could recommend mics for different price ranges (e.g. 40-60, 70-90, 100-120), I'd be the happiest man alive.

TL;DR: Win7 64bit; Astro A40 headset (mic is broken, that's why I'm here); €120 max budget (±20); would be used for YouTube videos, Discord/TeamSpeak/Google Hangouts; I'd prefer multiple recommendations for different price ranges (preferably low-mid-high price).

Thanks in advance, r/microphones!

u/JohannesVerne · 1 pointr/microphones

The MXL V67G is a great mic, and it's what I started o professionally for voice-over. The AT2020 has a bit "boxier" of a sound, but it is in the cheapest line of AudioTechnica's condensers. The CADs are a pretty good mic company, although I am not familiar with the gxl2200, but they have had QC issues in the past.


Overall, I would suggest the MXL, as it has a rich, warm sound without being too tinny or boxy on the high end, has a wide frequency response, and is really cheap priced for the quality. Just remember that it has a cardioid pickup pattern, and is pretty sensitive. It will pick up any background noise. I did a video review on the amazon page if you want to check out how it sounds.


Another option would be a dynamic mic, which won't pick up as much extra sound, but most of the professional grade dynamics are going to be above your listed price range, so you may want to find a Guitar Center near you to give a few mics a quick try before you buy one. Good luck!

u/shindiggety · 1 pointr/microphones

Here's are three reasons you shouldn't use the 3.5mm jack on your soundcard.

1) A microphone NEEDS a pre-amp. The signal generated by a microphone is too weak to use, so a pre-amp amplifies that weak signal into something that you can use. the 3.5mm jack on your motherboard does not typically include a preamp. it's made for line level signals.

2) The bm-800 is a condenser microphone, which is a type of microphone which needs to be powered to use. This is sometimes called "Phantom Power" or "48v". The 3.5mm jack won't supply that power to the microphone.

3) The signal that comes from a microphone like the bm-800 is an ANALOG signal. Your computer only understands DIGITAL signals. Now, your motherboard, or soundcard does have a converter, but typically they aren't the very best quality of converter because they aren't meant to deal with Microphones of this type.

So here are some options.

Buy a USB interface for your microphone
You could get one second hand for as low as $30 or cheaper. New you could look at something like the Behringer UM2.
An interface does all three of the things I mentioned before. It can provide the Power your condenser microphone needs to operate, then amplify the signal with a pre-amp, AND convert that signal to a nice digital signal. They can also include all sorts of other handy features including software to record your audio. This would work with your BM-800.

Buy a USB Microphone
This would be the easiest option in my opinion. Here's why. A USB microphone is as simple as plugging into your computer and your good to go! No need for an interface because they fit all of that into the microphone. It will convert your signal to digital, power your microphone and amplify the signal to a usable level. And if i'm being honest here, (And I absolutely am) Almost any USB microphone over $30 is going to be better quality than the BM-800 in every way. The BM-800 is the cheapest of the cheap and it wouldn't last you very long. Apart from the cheap build, they also have cheap electrical components which add some hissy noise to the audio that you record. There are so many good choices for a USB microphone. Take a look on Amazon and read reviews.

Hope this helps! Feel free to pm me if you have any questions

u/9string_vodka · 1 pointr/microphones

Great broadcasting mic is the Shure SM7b; will run you approx. $450-500 (Canadian) (expensive but soooo worth it for broadcasting).
Great room conversion kit is the Primeacoustic London 12 room kit; will run you $200-300. If your using a larger room to broadcast then Primeacoustic makes larger kits for more money.

I took a radio/broadcasting trade in high school and now I'm on my way to be a sound engineer in a recording studio (not radio) so i feel confident enough to say despite the extra cost; they will definitely be worth it in achieving the best sound, good luck!

u/GinkoWeed · 1 pointr/microphones

They totally don't work together. Never ever ever /s

Honestly, if you can get your mic away from the keyboard, you'll probably be fine. If you had the money, this boom arm is pretty much the best you could get. However, it's 1.43 times more expensive than your budget, so I would recommend this one. I don't have a yeti, but I do have this stand, and it's pretty good. Definitely getting what you pay for, for better or worse. I can't find a shock mount to fit with your budget, but you probably don't really need it, unless you use a hammer to press your keys. You will probably need an adapter to get the stand to work with the yeti, which apparently comes with that stand. If not, it shouldn't be that hard to find.

u/XiCynx · 1 pointr/microphones

Hey all,

I'm getting ready to go big on a microphone setup, but I want to get a few extra opinions on the hardware that I have selected to make sure it is both sufficient for each other as well as the best price to performance. I'm really looking for some GREAT quality but not needing something for full on production.


Here is a list of the items and below is a screenshot of the cart if people don't want to click on the individual links.

Audient iD14

Shure SM7B

CL-1 Cloudlifter


LyxPro Balanced XLR Cable 6 ft

LyxPro Balanced XLR Cable 1.5 ft


u/sahbey · 1 pointr/microphones


Guys ive been doing some research for the past week for a good usb mic for gaming and streaming I dont want to spent hundreds of dollars but just a nice little something that has a decent output the budget is 60euro

I found 2 contestants:

1: samson meteor

2: Blue Snowball Ice

When I listened to audio tests i felled that the samson meteor sounded better just wanted to know what you guys thought about it

If you got some similar suggestions please do so and state why it would be better. (ps USB is highly preffered

I want to thank everyone who took their time to respond to my question in advance!

u/serg06 · 1 pointr/microphones

Sounds like a good idea, but unfortunately I live in Canada. Samson mics are $80+, the Blue Snowball iCE is $60, and the cheapest good mic setup I could find (cheapest good mic + cheapest phantom power + cheapest good stand) is $85.

I'm mic-tarded but I'm pretty sure those are my cheapest options, all of which I'd rather DIY some cup or something instead.

u/cswithian · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm a newly partnered twitch streamer and looking to produce YouTube content as well.

I was planning on getting a better quality mic for videos/streaming, and yesterday my headset mic broke so I figured now is the time.

I have a budget of <$150 CAD. What are the best options? I was looking at getting these two combined:

NW-700 KIT

Is there anything better? Should I look at something else? I was also considering waiting for a sale on something like the Blue Yeti but I've been told the quality would be better by getting these and it would be cheaper. Thanks for any help!

u/JunkFriend2 · 1 pointr/microphones

Im currently using the Podcaster, so this is a pretty bias'd opinion.

If your desk have space for it, a boom arm like the RØDE PSA1 (UK Amazon Link:ØDE-Swivel-Mount-Studio-Microphone/dp/B001D7UYBO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474200451&sr=8-1&keywords=psa1) compliments the Podcaster really well.

If not, then a simple tripod mount (American Amazon Link: would prob. also do the trick.

TL;DR A boom arm is really great for the PODCASTER, because, since it is a dynamic mic, you need it to be about a fists length away from your mouth, (at least from my experience.) and a boom arm gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of positioning the mic.

Oh yeah, use this part of the offical RØDE website to check where you can buy their microphones, and microphone stands(If you didn't know already):

u/drumaniac12 · 1 pointr/microphones

As mentioned above, you definitely need a preamp. I'm not sure what soundcard you're going into on your computer, but you may also need some form of ADC (Analog-to-Digital Conversion). In the entry-level price range these two functions will likely be performed by the same device called an "audio interface". More often than not this device also supplies phantom power!

A great cost-effective setup would be the Focusrite Scarlett Solo. This device will provide one preamp (the added gain you're looking for), switchable 48V Phantom Power, and a decent ADC.

Not sure if its relevant, but if you play guitar, bass, keyboard, etc. you can also use the 1/4" input to record those as well (albeit not simultaneously, as it only has one preamp).

u/Lucidiously · 2 pointsr/microphones

Hello, I'm looking for a cheap(preferably under €50) desk mic for voice recording/streaming and discord. I'm not looking for the highest quality, just something that will do the job well enough and is a good value. But I'm completely new to this and not really sure where to start and what to look for.

I might be able to get a used Blue Snowball including arm, shockmount and filter for €45.(new without any extras they are €60 here)

Other than that I've been looking at this Neewer NW-700. Reading up on stuff it seems to me that my onboard audio wouldn't be enough to give a decent sound quality and I would need a preamp, am I right in thinking that? If so would it be a good idea to pair it with a Behringer umc22, which would cost me about €65 total.

So my questions are these, what would be the best out of these two, do I need a preamp with an XLR mic and are there other options that would be better for around €50?


u/Shake_Oh · 2 pointsr/microphones

Yeti is sensitive and you can do a lot better at the price point.

Dynamic Microphones

For most gamers I'd recommend dynamic microphones since they pick up a lot less noise. Look into: XM8500, SM58, Beta 58.

Condenser Microphones

If you are set on a condenser microphone, be aware everyone is going to hear your keyboard, mouse, roommates etc. Avoid the Yeti. Look into: AT2020, MXL 770, Samson C02, LyxPro SDPC-2.

Mixers for Single Microphones

With any of the single microphones you'll be able to use the Xenyx 502, 1 RCA to 3.5 cable and 1 XLR cable.

Mixers for Microphone Pairs

With either of the stereo microphone pairs you'll need to use a mixer with more inputs OR go halves with a friend. You'd be able to use the Xenyx 802, 1 RCA to 3.5 cable and 2 XLR Cables, you are also going to want a stereo microphone bar


Scissor Arm - $20 : You'll want a stand with any of the microphones listed, however if you'd prefer a stage style boom arm it would be the same price.

Pop Filter - $7 : You'll want one with any of the condenser microphones. However it would be a nice addition to any of the microphones.

Windscreen - $3 : You'll want one with any of the dynamic microphones.

--EDIT-- Let me know any questions you have. If you want to talk we could meet up on the discord server or something.

u/dreadul · 1 pointr/microphones

I was originally looking at Blue Yeti but after reading this subreddit, I've learned that I need a dynamic mic for streaming. I'm looking at this ATR2100 with an arm stand.

The question: so do dynamic mics have to be much closer to the source of sound? Or can it configured what area to pick up? What I'm asking is do I have to keep that mic, like 4-10cm from me, or can I leave it away from me on a comfortable distance of say, 30cm+?

Thank you in advance.

u/ChooseAUniqueUsern · 1 pointr/microphones

I wanted to ask if this preamp is good enough for an AT2020 microhpone


I don't have enough money to buy a scarlet interface and I really want the best audio possible,So I wanted to ask if buying the at2020 with that preamp is still worth it or should I just go for the usb version of the At2020.
Also if you guys know of a preamp that is just A LITTLE BIT more expensive than that one that I could buy that would be good enough for the AT2020

And if you guys know any arm stand that isn't too expensive for the at2020 it would be appreciated (People are telling me that the arm stands that are like 15 dollars on amazon are gonna bend or brake pretty easily but the only other price range that I see are the like 80 dollars ones that I can't afford right now)

u/VortexZeR0 · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm going to - Both shure mics were recommended as good mics under $50 just wanted some more opinions on them.lly not sure where to start and i need some suggestions. I've found a few, if you could give me your thoughts on them as well.

Behringer Ultravoilet xm8500 - This was suggested in the U.S gamer section, wondering if its a good choice considering how cheap it is.

Sure PGX48-XLR

Shure SM48-LC - Both shure mics were reccomended as good mics under $50 just wanted some more opinions on them.

I've done a bit of research and i think dynamic would probably be better for me, as I'm in a somewhat open room and i fear a condenser microphone might pick up background noise, or my loud keyboard.

I might end up with a Scarlett solo audio interface soon, so I'd like to get a mic that i can take advantage of it. I plan on using it for chatting over discord, games, and recording voice overs. Thanks in advance!




u/doggie_barko · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm thinking of buying this bundle for ~50$ with the purpose of Twitch streaming as I watched a comparison video between it and the AT2020USB.

I determined that the audio quality with the AT2020 on phantom power, while noticeably better, was not worth the price difference(50 vs ~100) with the Tonor on PP- considering I get the boom arm and more.

2 questions:

  1. With the bundle, do I need a mixer? Or after plugging the mic into the PP, do I wire the PP straight into my mobo?
  2. Is the AT2020 worth paying to 50$+ dollars in mic difference PLUS buying a PP and mixer?( I realize this question is preference/opinion)

    Thanks in advance /r/microphones

u/packotictacs · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm looking to buy a microphone for my friend, but I have no experience in this department. My friend isn't going professional idol singer mode, but I do still want to have some sound quality and after doing some research, I got some came up some picks and was looking for any insight.

My picks were:

Blue Yeti USB

AT2020+ USB

AT2020 with Behringer audio interface and XLR cable? Do I need this? Its didn't seem to be included in any of these.

Are these alright just for some casual recording/singing?

u/jjrmm7 · 1 pointr/microphones

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

This microphone is highly recommended. It has a USB port to directly connect this to your computer, and headphone ports for playback.

I'd suggest picking up a boom arm and a nice little windscreen and that's all.

Here is a nice review about it:

u/Tarqon · 1 pointr/microphones

Condenser microphones pretty much always pick up background noise, so you want a dynamic microphone like the Audio Technica ATR2100-USB (alternative version) or the Samson Q1U. Both of these come with a table stand.

u/thesilkywitch · 1 pointr/microphones

Okay, thank you. I feel like I understand this stuff a bit more.

I thought about getting this: because it provides power from what I was looking at and is also a preamp. Would just need an adapter for my mic to fit in the first line / XLR line, correct?

u/siacn · 2 pointsr/microphones

I recently faced this exact same issue. I game in my basement where it's fairly noisy. So, what I ended up getting is the below list. It works great and does a really good job of not picking up my KUL-87 MX Clear keyboard, the clothes washer/dryer, HVAC, my noisy overclocked computer, and so on.

You can use this with just USB or also go the XLR route into a audio interface where you can use compression, cutoffs, and other features to improve things even better. For a time I did this using my ZOOM H5 but right now I am actually going XLR then directly into my soundcard via a XLR to 3.5mm adapter. My Soundblaster Z has some fun software "enhancements" for mics that I can use this way.

Audio-Technica AT2005USB

Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen

K&M 23200 Table Microphone Stand

On Stage MY-420 Studio Microphone Shock Mount

u/peewinkle · 1 pointr/microphones

You can get a Blue Icicle. That's the cheapest easiest way though ideally you would want an audio interface like the 2i2. But I assume you just want it to work for voice work; the Icicle is the way to go on the cheap. You need that phantom power, as well.

The 2200 isn't a bad mic; I've done worse for $100.

u/brumkid100 · 1 pointr/microphones

Hello, Im looking for a microphone for gaming and talking to my friends but I also want to use it for signing as I use my room as a studio sometimes to for my sister.

My Issue is I found a microphone thats on offer in a bundle on amazon with a Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) & the mic is Audio-Technica AT2020 However there are reviews that its so good that when speaking and typing/playing games in calls it picks up every keystroke?. I can see this being a issue in calls hearing every keyboard click etc, I like a mute button aswell even if its external so i can quickly mute the mic when people come into my room, if there anything youd suggest? than

u/S1lentHurr1cane · 1 pointr/microphones

If you want to use it for in-game chat, I would Google "how to use [insert your device] as a desktop mic" and look into whatever comes up. Otherwise, I would just purchase a separate mic (you can get an $8 lavelier mic on Amazon that sounds great and will work well for almost any use case).

EDIT: Here is the mic for those wondering.

u/KillKennyG · 1 pointr/microphones

What are you using the microphone for? the internal stuff on that mic cannot be worth $20, if it comes with $20 worth of housing, cable and a shockmount..... and you’ll still need a boom stand or full mic stand to support if close enough to your source to use it. if you’re just using your voice for speaking, a livelier mic like this (a good one) will solve all your needs and NOT require an extra stand, you can wrap it up in your laptop bag or pocket :

Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Mic with Smartphone Adapter

also, for using headphones at the same time, a simple USB- splitter solution like this will allow you to listen and record (low-voltage mics) at the same time:

Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and play No drivers Needed. (AU-MMSA)

This brings you in under $30 with a LOT of recording potential.

to go further, you’ll need a USB powered microphone (like a blue snowball or yeti, but you’ll also want a stand for those) or a full on USB audio interface (anywhere from $100-800) and cables, a stand, a standard microphone, and time to learn how it all works together.

u/5supermarioAkaChara · 1 pointr/microphones

i dont have too much experience, but i can vouch that that pop filter is great, and i use this mic stand for my samson go (definately lower end than you'd need, its like half a blue yeti for the price of half a blue yeti)

u/HermitOfHavoc · 1 pointr/microphones

Currently looking to get into home vocal recording for classical and/or crossover voice. I'm aiming for about $100 AUD (approximately $75 US) to spend on recording software (mic, stand, computer input).

  1. USB mics would reduce cost by having direct input into the computer for mixing - however, from some searching the talk seems to be that (especially in my price range) the sound is far inferior to compression mics. Is this true? If not, what's a good mic that would give adequate sound (bearing in mind that classical might be a bit more demanding than rock/pop vocal recording)?
  2. If USB mics are out, my current plan (being totally ignorant about microphones) would look something like the Shure PGA58-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone, this mic stand from Samson and this XLR-USB cable from Deli. I selected these based on reviews and ratings; are they good choices? The reviews for the cable look a tiny bit suspicious; are Deli reputable? And I'm assuming I would want to get the microphone with the XLR-XLR cable, is that correct?
  3. Finally - is it worth going over my current budget? I have $200 AUD (~150 US) in total to spend on music, the current plan is to use the other half for material, but the vast majority of classical is public domain and available for free, and what isn't (20th/21st century) can often be got for very cheap. So I can really go up to $200 for mic and equipment if it's going to make a real difference, and one that would be heard by real people and not just those knowledgeable about recording.
u/FlamingSnowball · 1 pointr/microphones

The AT2020 is okay, especially for the budget you're on. I like the ATR2500-USB, although its a tad more expensive than the 2020. If you're really not looking to spend money and not fool with an interface, the ATR2100-USB is a decent option. Here are reviews for both of them so you can get an idea of what they sound like: The 2500 The 2100

u/lenswipe · 1 pointr/microphones

Putting aside the fact that this mic is a shotgun mic and therefore not really for recording instruments (you would need something like this or maybe this for that). Then I would suggest either a blue icicle or a shure x2u. I have the latter and I love it.

u/LovingThatPlaid · 1 pointr/microphones

Yeah, I just canceled the order on the solo power supply and bought this ... I'm hoping it was a good purchase ... Do you know of any other cables that I will need to be able to use this properly? I already have a male xlr to female xlr to go from the mic into the unit, a female xlr to male 3.5mm jack, and a 1/4" jack adapter. I'm not sure what cables come with the behringer unit so I am not sure if I need to order any other cables to be able to properly use it.

u/palciii · 2 pointsr/microphones

[Microphone from for max 4o€ - Chat in games]
I am no streamer or anything, I just want good audio when I play with my friends.
I like this kit:
Another possible solution is
but it is over my price and without any kind of stand which can cause recording of background noise or my mechanical keyboard.
I will connect that mic into Realtek® ALC1150 sound codec.

u/Sick_Storm · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm actually in the same boat as you and I have my eye on this same mic. However, I found it like $1-$2 cheaper to order the parts separately rather than the whole kit. AFAIK it's everything that is included in the kit:


NW-700 Microphone Set

Pop Filter Mask Shield

Scissor Arm Stand


I'm also interested if someone can provide additional input on anything else I'll need.

u/dolphincss · 1 pointr/microphones

Did you have to boost the signal through windows? I'd get a USB sound card like this one.

u/NeurosHD · 1 pointr/microphones

When you talk about a preamp is it something like this ? that could be connect to a sound card usb adapter like this ?

u/heme1 · 1 pointr/microphones

I use the NEEWER arm, it's not the best, but it was pretty cheap when I bought it. The only issue I have with it is that the joint/end of the arm that holds the mic is really weak, it just droops down and you can't adjust it because its not strong enough to support the yeti's weight. Still works out fine, though.

If you buy it, you're really going to want to buy a shockmount for it too. Most people switch from the stand to an arm to get rid of the vibration sounds whenever you do something on your desk. Even when switching to the arm only, people could still hear if I rubbed my desk or anything.

u/Eduguy1 · 1 pointr/microphones

I want to upgrade my current mic, which is a Zalman Zm-Mic 1 because it records audio far too quietly and the sound quality overall isn't that good. I've seen lots of recommendations for the Blue Snowball, but it's $105 in Canada. Is there any mic that would give me better audio while being around $30 Canadian?

u/bstix · 1 pointr/microphones

Sorry to bother you again, but I just thought about if something like the iRig is too expensive for a school to buy in large quantities, I just wanted you to know that the Chromebooks can use ordinary USB interfaces as well.
This one f.i. is only a third of the price. It's somewhat larger, so less portable, but if price is a concern.

u/NagyAudio · 1 pointr/microphones

This is the correct answer.

Since you already have phantom power supply you'd be able to use a Xenyx 502. You could also use this interface with or without the phantom power supply. With either of these I'd recommend using the RCA out to Line in on the PC, with a cable like this.

u/Rock-C · 1 pointr/microphones

Hey! So I'm finally going out and getting a Pre-Amp for my mic. I was planning on getting the Behringer U-Phoria UM2, but I'm not sure about it. Do you have any suggestions for a good Pre-Amp that would work with my mic? Just for a refresher, since this was two months ago...

Microphone: Neewer NW-700

Phantom PSU: InnoGear 48V Phantom Power Supply

Soon to be Preamplifier: Behringer U-Phoria UM2

u/RoseTylerI- · 1 pointr/microphones

Looks like this video is exactly what you need

While I'm not entirely familiar with either of the mics, I would recommend the ATR2500 which is I little above your price range but is also on sale an Amazon as of now.

u/swagduck69 · 1 pointr/microphones

Hey, i wan't to get a new mic and i selected the MXL 770. Will it work with BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UM2? Will it fit into this microphone stand? Also, i can connect my headphones to the audio interface, right (I heard that output audio sounds better if you have an audio interface)? I would use the mic for chatting with my mates on Discord and gaming.

u/sharkbound · 1 pointr/microphones

the best (and probly most used of all top-quality) i know of is the blue yeti thought most the blue yeti's mics are over 100.

these are the blue yeti's i could find on amazon that are close to 100 euro-

u/tuesdaypeople · 1 pointr/microphones

Sorry to bother you again, but what do you think about this one? The $20 price tag is really appealing to me, and I was wondering if it'd work with an XLR-to-USB cable, dropping the preamp? Thank you!

u/7Arach7 · 1 pointr/microphones

Yeah I've heard some complaints, but I figured that something like the Rode PSA1 Boom Arm would be able to hold up the yeti.

u/DecoOnTheInternet · 1 pointr/microphones

Hi, im looking to upgrade from my $0.50 lapel mic and wondering what people would recommend in a $100 Aud budget. The main use of this will be Voice com and i'd prefer for the different components to be available within Australia. Currently im considering this with this

u/captaintoader · 1 pointr/microphones

First up, I'm a complete noob.

  1. [UK] [<£60] I need equipment to record some folky acoustic guitar music. I already have a stand/pop filter but no mixers or anything else associated with input. I think I might benefit from having separate instrument and vocal mics, right? Currently I just use one USB condenser mic and I don't like it.
  2. I usually record tracks individually and mix after, so reduction in other room sounds is always a priority.
  3. I'm not looking for the highest quality fidelity, but I do really hate fuzzy electronic sounds that my Editors Keys SL150 seems to quietly make on each track, preventing me from boosting quiet vocals/guitar without adding lots of hissing. I usually record acoustic guitar and singing.

    I know in these threads people discard what's asked re:price because they know better, but I must stress that I really don't want to pay too much for this, which is why I'd rather something like these [1] [2] instead of a couple of Shures for £200.

    Thank you!
u/cannibalpig · 1 pointr/microphones

i know this one but i have no idea if it's good or not

EDIT: nevermind, i think that one is just to clip on the cable, not in the clothes. there's this one also

u/MrKiwiism · 1 pointr/microphones

Okay I'll give some specifics. I have the blue yeti pro using the white xlr cable plugged that into the input of my mic pre ( then have a xlr to trs cable the xlr is plugged into the output of the mic pre and the trs is in my computer.

u/badoomtch · 2 pointsr/microphones

Here is the Rode stand. It's quite pricey, but it's high quality.
Here is a cheaper version.

u/SureIllrecordthat · 2 pointsr/microphones

The Shure SM58 might be the most durable Mic on the planet.

If you were to get an SM58, a Blue Icicle, an XLR cable and a scissor boom mount, you'd still have $35 bucks left over for headphones.

u/mresch356 · 1 pointr/microphones

would something like this essentially solve my problem?

I considered purchasing a mixer, but from what i understand there is more that goes into using it with one.

u/aliensbrah · 1 pointr/microphones

Hey man, sorry to bug you 10 days later.

You originally suggested the M-Audio 2x2 USB Audio Interface.

Is there any reason this interface wouldn't suffice?

u/skippy647 · 1 pointr/microphones

Right Now I am stuck between two.

The Shure Beta 87A
The Shure SM7B

I've done a little research but I can't really tell a big difference between the two.

u/nadavs2310 · 1 pointr/microphones

People are complaining to me that my mic is getting cut out all the time, should I switch to the modmic? and I want to buy this adapter:
is it good? and just because It's not manufactured by antlion it doesn't mean that it can hurt the headphones right?
thanks in advance

u/Abs0lutelySmashing · 1 pointr/microphones

Funny you ask, I was just about to make a post asking if I royally screwed myself (excuse my vulgar analogy) for compatibility because I got a Samson Meteor Mic. Its good but it seems its compatibility is abysmal. Im gonna go out on a hunch and say that it's compatible with the Samson MK10 mainly because you can bundle it with the microphone, could be wrong though. Also from everything I've seen you can't put a shock mount on it. But this is all coming from very short answers in Amazons question section so maybe you can provide me with some insight. My initial thought was combining that stand with this shockmount/popfilter.

u/MrCarltonBanksIII · 1 pointr/microphones

Exactly the type of answer I was looking for. Thank you, However it seems as if now my headset for which I use to game with is also now broken so this makes my budget much tighter. I Don't know if I should go with getting my AT2020 the proper set up to get me going or if I should buy a new headset. I may end up going with the icicle again. I'm not sure. Have you ever tried one of these weird box things I was thinking of using that to power my mic and then buy an XLR to USB or XLR to 3.5mm but I don't know how good of an idea that is. I don't 100% trust this thing. It is advertised as transferring to a sound card/mixer but I don't know if it will work with the cable I mentioned.

u/Heylion1 · 1 pointr/microphones
here's the link to the one I have.

I tried plugging it in directly with the XLR to 3.5mm but again it just doesn't show up as a device on Windows. :( I just don't have any idea what to do.