Dynamic microphones are so versatile, flexible and powerful that we couldn’t imagine having a live performance or even studio without a few of these laying around at our fingertips. Nothing beats their ability to be used, used and used again, especially when it comes to live performance or even recording instruments. We’re in the midst of writing some guides that focus on specific microphone types within certain budgets, so today we’re going to find you some cheap yet powerful dynamic microphones under just $100.
The debate between condenser mics and dynamic mics will always be a relevant debate. Anyone who owns a handful of microphones probably has at least one condenser microphone and one dynamic microphone. In my experience with both live and studio sound, I have seen countless applications of condenser mics and dynamic mics, sometimes even for the same instrument. Each time I ask the engineer why they chose that microphone for that application, the answer is almost always some manifesto about how that is the only way to do it. In this post, I’ll be explaining the differences between these two types of microphones and you can make your own decision as to how you’ll use these two common types of microphones.
The best dynamic microphone is a standpoint of a musician’s arsenal. Of course, microphones come in all different shapes and sizes. As we continue writing our microphone guide for each mic out there, we’re presented here with one of our favorite makes of types on the planet: dynamic. Although it really depends on your intended use (and a few other factors we list below), there are some pretty affordable dynamic mics out there that are super powerful in terms of quality and overall build. Let’s check out the top 10 best dynamic microphones available today.