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Best Streaming And Podcasting Microphone: Which One To Pick? 

Best streaming and podcasting microphone which helps you in growing your channel. All you need to know.

For live streamers or podcast creators, one of the most tiresome tasks is picking up a good USB or XLR microphone. Your voice must be heard throughout your stream and the same thing is implemented to game chat as well. Here you don’t want to compromise with the quality because in both the scenario voice is the factor that ensures a better and longer interaction with your viewers.

So whether you’re intending to become a popular streamer on Twitch, or simply talking with your mates on Discord, or streaming your podcast, microphones will always have your back.

In the last couple of years, USB microphones have become more popular, so there is a variety in the market. However, we can’t deny the fact that the XRL microphones still deliver the best sound quality. It comes with a hefty price tag though and is generally more complicated to set up as compared to USB microphones. When it comes to choosing the best microphone, everyone needs to do their home-work before making their purchase.

If you’re living in a high traffic area then you should prioritize the noise-cancellation which helps in reducing the background noise. Different users have different priorities, some use RTX cards on their PC or laptop and want to give a try the RTX Voice beta. It uses the AI-powered GPU to remove the background noise from your microphone and incoming audio as well. In this article, we have listed our top picks for the best microphone which you can consider for streaming or podcast.

Blue Yeti XBlue Yeti X: The First microphone on the list is the Blue Yeti X which is one of the best microphones for streaming. It is the hybrid model of the Nano and the original Yeti, that comes with an LED-lit panel which monitors your volume levels. The Yeti X comes equipped with four condenser mic capsules for delivering a top-notch sound-quality and features a line-up of customization options.

The feature that makes it the best microphone is Yeti’s X Blue Voice software via G Hub. This software will allow you to add preset filters to your voice which makes it more like professional streamers.

The Yeti X is one of the best microphones for streaming and podcast which comes with a price tag of Rs. 11,499.

Features

Polar patterns:  Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo

Connectivity: USB

Frequency response: 20 Hz-20,000 Hz

Features: Blue Voice, zero-latency monitoring, and smart knob controls

Hyper XHyperX Quadcast

Second, on the list is the HyperX Quadcast which is a gamer-centric microphone and especially meant for streaming. However, it doesn’t match up to the quality of Yeti but the company has compensated that with the design and features of the microphone.

The inherent shock mount makes it one of the best pick, which prevents the microphone from getting damaged by any unplanned knocks and crashes during streaming. Another impressive feature is the touch-sensitive mute button placed on the top of the microphone. Oftentimes, the mute button creates a loud click noise which might get recorded while you are trying to record something, this touch button is a thoughtful solution to this issue.

The HyperX Quadcast comes with a price tag of Rs. 14,900 on the e-commerce websites.

Features

Specs: Power: 5V

Polar patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo

Connectivity: USB

Frequency response: 20 Hz-20,000 Hz

Features: Integrated Shock-mount

Rode NTRode NT USB

Rode is a big player in the market when it comes to microphones and the Rode NT USB is one of the best and most recommended offerings from the brand. The inclusion of a free pop-shield with the microphone is much appreciated along with an outstanding performance.

It comes with only one polar pattern cardioid and basic design with functioning knobs. It doesn’t arrive with the fancy offerings but it delivers best in class performance when it comes to audio quality. If you’re the one who wants to specialize in voice-over and streaming then this is a brilliant option. It comes with a price point of Rs. 10,999.

Features

Polar patterns: Cardioid

Connectivity: USB

Frequency response: 20 Hz-20,000 Hz

Features: Side-address, on-mic mix control, pop shield, tripod, zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring.

Elgato wave 3Elgato Wave 3

Elgato Wave 3 is fourth on the list which is easy to use and compatible with most of the desk boom arms. The digital audio mixer allows users to add up to 8 channels for game audio and devices into OBS and Xsplit, providing more authority over stream sound. The Elgato Wave 3 also comes with Clipguard technology that automatically adjusts your voice depending on the number of times it hits red.

It is a single cardioid polar pattern microphone that might limit the versatility of the mic, but if you are looking for decent looking microphone with the best performance then Elgota Wave 3 can be your pick. It will cost you Rs. 24,686.

Features

Polar patterns: Cardioid

Connectivity: USB

Frequency response: 70 Hz-20,000 Hz

Features: Capacitive Mute, Volume control, Gain Control

talk goJLab Audio Talk GO

Last but not the least, JLab Audio Talk Go at Rs. 3,759 is one of the most affordable streaming microphones. It is a great mic with decent audio performance for streamers and gamers. The Talk Go is a perfect companion to a user who is looking for a microphone that acquires less space on their desktop and compact enough to travel.

Even though it comes with a pair of Condensers the sound quality turns out better than expected. If you are looking for something in this budget segment or don’t want to spend too much on a microphone then this could be the best pick for you.

Features

Polar patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional

Connectivity: USB

Frequency response: 20 Hz-20,000 Hz

Features: Tripod

Karan Sharma
I'm a technology freak love to be around gadgets test them and write interesting reviews about them. Here at The Electronics, I'm responsible for writing innovative technology, reviews, and technology related news. I also keep an eye on the content quality of the team. Hope you enjoy reading my content.

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