When it comes to producing and putting together a successful stream, perhaps nothing is more important than the audio. Poor sound quality is an instant turn off for many audience members, and being too loud or abrasive is an equally bad thing. Thankfully, the ability to find a great microphone to use while streaming has never been better, as the sheer number of microphones available has never been greater. To make things easier, we've rounded up some of our favorite microphones to use while streaming on Mixer.
The best of the bunch
Blue microphones are often cited as some of the best microphones on the market and for a good reason. The Blue Yeti X is a bit of a hybrid model, combining the Nano and Yeti to provide another stellar option for anyone looking into microphones. Not only does the Blue Yeti X feature an LED front panel, but it also has a handful of sound settings, allowing you to capture precisely how you'd like your voice to be picked up.
All around quality
The HyperX Quadcast might not have the same stellar quality of the Blue Yeti X, but it does have some extremely useful features that make it worth a look. Most importantly, HyperX's microphone comes equipped with a built-in shock mount, which helps stop the microphone from picking up noise from someone bumping into it or moving it. These accessories are often somewhat pricey, so having one built-in is a massive plus for streamers to consider.
Tons of functions
The Samson G-Track Pro might not be the best overall microphone, but it isn't too far from that title. The G-Track Pro is modeled similarly to Blue's line of microphones, featuring a solid stand along with tons of polar pattern options, giving you an impressive array of settings to tune. The G-Track Pro is an incredible option for streamers, or anyone looking to upgrade their microphone.
Made to stream
The Razer Seiren Elite is top of the line in pretty much every regard. It's smaller than most of the other microphones on this list, but still packs quite the punch hen it comes to quality while also being able to attach to arms or other type of stands that you might want. The Seiren Elite also comes with a built-in feature that notifies users if they're speaking too loudly, although the premium price could be a turn off to some.
Take it pro
This XLR microphone takes things to the next level. You can expect this large-diaphragm studio condenser to give clear, transparent sound. Expanding on the original Spark, the Spark SL has a high-pass filter and -20dB pad to offer greater versatility.
Perfect for beginners
While not rich in features or sound quality, the Fifine recording microphone offers users a pretty solid option at an extremely affordable price. This starter microphone has a wide range of frequency settings and even comes with a pivot mount and a tripod stand, all of which will help you build up the best stream possible.
A ton of options to choose from
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When first looking into the world of streaming, the accessories needed can seem a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, finding quality options at every turn has never been easier, and this is especially true for microphones. If you're looking for the best overall microphone, we'd recommend the Blue Yeti X, as it not only features a ton of audio options for you to edit but also has a somewhat affordable price tag for those looking to just dive into streaming. If you'd rather something that promises more value, the Samson G-Track Pro is by far the best microphone for its value. It comes equipped with stellar sound quality and a wide range of settings for you to tweak.
Getting the best value is always good, but if you're in the market for more premium options, then the Razer Seiren Elite and Blue Spark SL might be for you. These are top of the line entries for microphones, with the Razer even sporting some built-in features that will help users know if they're speaking too loudly.
Of course, more beginner-friendly options exist, with the Fifine Metal Condenser Recording Microphone presenting an excellent microphone for users just looking to jump into the hobby of streaming. Regardless of what you're looking for, there are tons of options to choose from, so you won't have to worry if you've made a bad choice.
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