Best mic for vlogging

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 16 Mar 2020
Best mic for vlogging

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If you have been looking to buy a microphone for vlogging, then you should look for certain features to ensure that it best fits your needs. You first need to identify whether you want a mic that is mountable on your professional camera or an ultra-compact mic that you can attach to your shirt. Then, you can take a look at other features like latency, impedance, the weight of the body, battery life and so on to ensure it meets all your requirements. Keeping all these things in mind, here is a list of four different microphones that are best suited for high-quality vlogging. Read on to find the one that best suits your needs. 

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone

If you are looking for a mic that is ideal for YouTube live streaming while travelling or just vlogging in general, the Yeti microphones from Blue are a great option to consider. It comes with a three-condenser system to enable you to capture the sound of almost everything. In fact, the three-condenser system should help in capturing your vocals as well. Furthermore, it also helps you record sounds in multiple ways as it facilitates multiple pattern selection including cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional and stereo. It comes with a mute button so that you can mute the recording as and when you want in a hassle-free manner. It offers you an impedance of 16ohms and comes with a power output of 130MW and a signal to noise of 100dB, all of which makes it one of the best microphones for vlogging in the segment.

Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

When it comes to video recording/vlogging, RODE is one of the most popular brands amongst professionals from around the world. It comes with a wire that helps you connect it on top of your camera to record crystal clear vocals while vlogging. The new capsule design of the mic allows you to enjoy stunning results with lower noise and higher sensitivity, according to the claims by the company. It is quite lightweight (85g) and compact (6-inches), which means that you can easily mount it on your camera and carry it around. The company has created a microphone with an incredibly low self-noise by keeping it at just 14dB, which makes it ideal for vlogging and podcasting. In terms of battery life, the company claims that the mic will give you 70 hours of recording life with just a single 9V lithium-ion battery.

Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Lapel Wired Condenser Microphone

If you are looking for an ultra-compact microphone that captures audio from all directions, then this product from Audio-Technica will surely help you. The best thing about this microphone is that it can be attached to your shirt, so it is actually a lot closer to you than other mountable microphones, which can possibly help with getting better sound audio recordings. It is extremely lightweight with a weight of just 6g. The compact design allows you to wear it in a way that is not even noticeable. Since it has a frequency response of 50–18000Hz, you should be able to record a variety of sounds during your vlogging sessions.

Apogee MIC Plus USB Microphone

If you are looking for a cardioid microphone that captures sounds from the front and sides quite well, then the Apogee MIC Plus USB microphone should be ideal for you. The company claims to give you a pure digital connection that should be able to deliver stunning sound quality up to 94kHz. The 46dB of mic preamp gain should further improve the video recording of the sounds. Additionally, the company claims that this can deliver a zero-latency recording, making it one of the best microphones for vlogging in the market. Since it requires no configuration whatsoever, you can just plug it in and start recording your vlog, immediately. 


Ashwin Nair


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