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The Best USB Microphone

After spending 55 hours performing research, interviewing audio professionals and podcast producers, and blind testing 20 microphones with two listening panels, we still think the best USB micropho…

Detailed Guide to The Best Condenser Mics Under $100 - with separate sections for XLR and USB Mics. You'll find helpful advice on Diaphragm Size and Sound Pressure Handling, Polar Pattern and Background Noise Reduction as well as USB vs Non-USB connectivity. It also includes a list of recommended condenser mics which all have high approval ratings.

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The Best USB Microphone

After 75 hours of research, interviews, and making audio professionals and regular humans listen to the same phrases spoken into 25 different USB microphones, we’ve decided for the third year in a row that the Yeti by Blue makes your voice sound the best with the least hassle.

Uniquely designed plug-and-play USB mic connects to either a Mac or PC Dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch can handle everything from soft vocals to loud garage band Switchable mic patterns for a variety of recording applications, including podcasts Swivel mount located on the bottom center of the mic body No additional software required=$66.21

Choose the best gaming headset or headphone with microphone for your PC, Xbox 360, Sony PS2, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS lite gaming platforms or consoles. Turtle Beach also provides the highest quality USB and PCI soundcards.