USB Microphone Review
Hi everybody and welcome to my USB microphone review website. I’ve put this site together to provide reviews of the best USB microphone available online.
There are several USB microphones available online these days - some good, some bad. The last thing you want to do is waste your money on a mic that isn’t going to provide the best possible audio quality for your project.
Whether you’re a musician, student, podcaster or journalist it’s important that you have a mic that not only delivers crystal clear recording but is also easy to use. And that means plug ‘n’ play.
Key Things To Consider in a USB Microphone
- Is it compatible with your computer? The large majority of USB mics these days are completely plug’n'play for both Windows and Mac but make sure you read the product compatibility features of any USB mic. On the whole you’ll be safe with the ones we recommend.
- The direction of sound recording. What does that mean? Well there are 3 different modes that micropohones use to pick up sound. Bidirectional, Cardoid and Omindirectional. Bidirectional will record form 2 sides of the microphone. This is suitable for an interview for example. One person either side of the mic. Cardoid mode is for recording one source of sound like a voiceover. Also suitable for solo podcasting or singing. Omnidriectional will record sound from anywhere in the room – form all directions. Suitable for recoding a band or a lecture for example. Mics like the Blue Snowball mic and the Blue Yeti have all 3 settings available at the flick of a switch.
- The size of the mic. Be aware of how big the mic is. Images can sometimes be misleading so try to find a picture of the mic in context. For example, the Blue Snowball might look like a golf ball but is in fact the size of a baseball.
- Latency issues. There can be a small delay in recording because USB mics have a built in digital converter. This is not usually an issue but check use reviews to make sure that nobody has had issues with it.
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