Streaming has become one of the most popular activities, hobbies, and even professions on the internet. Without a microphone to stream with, you literally can’t do it, but even those who have something super cheap won’t come across as legitimate. That’s why we wanted to spend today writing a guide on some of our favorite microphones for streaming, and ensured we covered a bit of everything in regards to budget, types of microphones, shapes, sizes and personalities. But first let’s highlight some factors to keep in mind before you start shopping around.
Have you ever wondered how a microphone actually works? Understanding what goes into the construction of a microphone and what each component does can actually go a long way towards making sure that you are choosing the correct microphone. I’ve often struggled to wrap my head around how two microphones can have almost identical specifications yet differ in price by hundreds of dollars. It was not until I really understood what went into the construction of a microphone that this all made sense to me.
Finding your tone on a guitar amp takes a while. That is why people refer to great tone on a guitar as “dialed in.” It takes fine adjustments on the amp, your pedals, and your instrument over several sessions to finally find that perfect sound. Once you’ve found that sound and you’re ready to record, the last thing you’ll want is a microphone or mixing setup that doesn’t communicate that sound your amp is making clearly. This guide should help you make some smart decisions about which mic to use, where to place it, and how to recreate that sound you’ve “dialed in” to your amp.
A microphone for your Android device will completely change your audio resolution, and as many are aware, is a big deal considering the stock quality really won’t cut it if you’re doing anything serious with it. We’ve seen many guides focus on microphones for iOS devices or even articles such as what we’ve written in our best smartphone microphone guide, but many out there rarely cover recommendations strictly for Android devices in particular. Today we wanted to do the hefty research for you and explain why each of these mics will be recommended, which of course will depend on what your needs individuals are.
The microphones in smartphones are unfortunately never a part of that “upgraded feature” list your newest phone creator dishes out every year or so. If you’re doing anything remotely serious with your smartphone that includes audio, you’ll 9 times out of 10 have to either use an external device completely different from your phone and sync later, or in our case today, grab a high quality external microphone to use instead of that clunky, stock “thing” that “records” audio built-in. Although we do have separate guides for each of the most popular OS out there, such as with our best Android microphone or iOS microphones article, today we wanted to give our readers our 10 best smartphone microphones in general to help your shopping search, so let’s get going.