10 Best Microphone For Gaming – YouTuber, Streamer, Gamer 2017 Edition

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So you’re currently searching around looking for a new microphone? I’m sure if you are then you will have already figured out that there is so much to consider. If you can’t find the right microphone then don’t worry because you have come to the right place. The website is run by gamers for gamers.

In this post I am going to explain everything and by the end of you will be able to find a microphone perfect for you whatever the budget.

Since I started working for YourGamingSetup 1 year ago I have covered the microphones used by every big gaming YouTuber and I am an expert when it comes to this kind of thing so you can put your trust in me.

The difference between this guide and the other ones..

Often with these sorts of guides the authors will just put a product at number 1 purely because it’s expensive and they get paid a bigger commission (shocking I know). I’m not like the other guys I promise! In this post I am going to show you 10 different microphones perfect for gamers and give you an honest overview on each one.

 

The 10 Best Microphones

#1 Blue Yeti Blackout – For the Beginner

Blue Yeti Blackout Review

If you have spent even just 1 hour watching some big Gaming YouTubers or any Twitch Streamers then you will most likely have listened to their voice thanks to the Blue Yeti.

The Youtuber Leafy actually used a version of this microphone to build his semi-successful Youtube career and even though his channel has dropped slightly in popularity now, he can still credit the blue yeti for helping record his videos and for earnings big bucks from his millions of views.

This is by far the best microphone for someone with a smaller budget

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Pro’s

Great budget microphone

Simple USB plug & play

No need to install drivers

Comes in different colors

Used by YouTubers like Leafy

Headphone jack on the microphone

Volume controls and mute button on microphone

Con’s

Picks up everything including the smallest sounds so you may need a pop filter to get the best out of this mic.


#2 Audio Technica AT2035 – For the almost “pro”

Audio Technica AT2035 Review

Coming in at number 2 is the slightly less popular Audio Techinca AT2035. Let me tell you something though, this microphone is definitely underrated in my opinion and I would put it in at number 1 if it was slightly more cheaper. It is a definite upgrade to the Blue Yeti and used by captainsparlklez the big time minecraft Youtuber.

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Pro’s

Cardioid condenser

Uses high quality XLR cable

Used by YouTubers like CaptainSparklez

Doesn’t pick up sounds from the sides or rear

Con’s

It’s a little bit more difficult to set up and requires phantom power to work. At the same time however this gives you a much higher quality of recording.


#3 Shure PGA27 – For The Minimalist Pro

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Shure PGA27 Review

If you’ve got a large audience and the budget then the Shure PGA27 is the microphone for you. This microphone is going to make you sound so good and I am serious. It has the ability to give your voice that deep low move trailer voice over man sound.

This Microphone has been used by the likes of Markipier who has over 18 million YouTube subscribers and Jacksepticeye who has over 16 million.

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Pro’s

Large diaphragm cartridge

Records perfect bright highs

Cuts out unwanted background noise

Gives voice over style deep bassy lows

Used by the biggest gaming Youtubers in the world

Con’s

This is not a simple easy plug and pay microphone and will take a bit more time to set up.


#4 Shure SM7B – For The “Got cash to burn” Pro Gamer

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Shure SM7B Review

This is by far the highest quality microphone in the list and if you use this you’re going to be able to sound like the likes of Joe Rogan if you edit the post audio correctly. There are even rumors Michael Jackson used this for a song which if true gives owners of this mic some serious bragging rights.

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Pro’s

Cardioid Dynamic Mic

No popping or distortion

Frequency settings adjustable

Crisp pristine studio sounding audio

Works well without sounding proofing your room

Used by Joe Rogan and Michael Jackson

Con’s

Quite difficult to set up for some people and definitely not a plug and play straight out the box type of microphone.


#5 Audio Technica AT2020 – For The Budget Almost Pro Gamer

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Audio Technica AT2020 Review

You might be thinking didn’t I already cover this microphone? The answer to that is no I covered the Audio technica AT2035 which is pretty much the younger sister microphone to the AT2020. If you like the 2035 but want to save some money then the 2020 is an option as it still almost produces the same recording capabilities.

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Pro’s

Cheaper than the 2035

High Quality XLR mic

Nice smooth lows, mids and highs

Con’s

This microphone is a little bit old now

 


#6 Antlion Audio ModMic – For The Ex Headset Gamer

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Antlion Audio ModMic Review

A big mistake gamers sometimes make is buying an expensive gaming headset expecting the microphone to be amazing when most of the time they really are not. Antlion Audio a 6 year old American based company have created a low cost high quality solution by making a clip on mic attachable to a pair of headphones.

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Pro’s

Simple Setup

Made for gamers

Both Omni and Uni direction

Extremely portable and durable

Con’s

Mute button feels a bit cheap and sometimes doesn’t work great.


#7 V-Moda Boom Pro – For The Minimalist Gamer

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V-Moda Boom pro Review

If you don’t want a super expensive studio quality mic and looking for something really small and discreet then you should try a clip on mic. You can attach one onto your headphones really easily and even though they are super small you can still get a great recording out of them.

One of my favorite audio companies V-Moda have created one especially for gamers. V-Moda are known for their super durable products and their products are actually used by the top DJ’s in the world which surely says a lot.

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Pro’s

Cheap Mic

Comes with long cable

V-Moda is a reputable company

Con’s

Volume control button doesn’t work great


#8 Rode NT-USB USB Condenser – For The Classic Gamer

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Rode NT-USB Review

This USB microphone comes Australian audio company Rode and although they have other microphones this is their only microphone featured in this guide. The reason for that is because this for a lot of people is regarded as one of their best microphones and great for gamers.

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Pro’s

Easy Setup

Great Quality USB Mic

Can adjust sound settings on mic

Zero Latency Headphone monitoring

Con’s

Stand that comes with the mic feels cheap


#9 Zalman ZMMIC1 – For The Broke Moms Basement Gamer

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Zalman ZMMIC1 Review

Finally last but not least I’m going to suggest the Zalman microphone with you. If you’re looking for the cheapest option out there then this is for sure one of them. Salman is a south korean company and they also make computer tower cases.

This microphone from Zalman will clip onto clothing like a t-shirt for example or a pair of headphones. It comes with a super long cable which can good for some people and a bit too much for others

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Pro’s

Cheap

Con’s

Not long lasting

Sound not high in quality (sound sucks)


#10 Razer Sieren – For The Big Ego Gamer

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Razer seiren pro Review

This is actually the only usb microphone in this list exclusively targetted for gamers which is something we will most likely see a lot more of in the future. I have to say that this microphone probably looks a lot better than it actually sounds and it’s kind of like people buying a gaming headset just so they can listen to music (it’s dumb).

I am including the Razer Sieren in this list because Hey…. maybe you’re the type of person who wants a really cool looking Microphone or just a huge Razer fan boy.

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Pro’s

Looks Sexy

Con’s

Not great for the price

Reports of the microphone breaking easily

 

The End!

So there we have it.. a list of 10 great microphones perfect for gamers. Everything from the lowest to the highest price point, XLR microphones and USB microphones, fancy and minimalist. No matter why type of gamer you are there is definitely a microphone here in this list that is just perfect for you. Now it’s your job to choose it and give it a new home. When you get the microphone you might also start thinking about getting the best gaming chair, if you do make sure to use our website for another great top 10 list.

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