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5 Top-Rated Microphones for Internet Radio

There are plenty of steps you can take to maximize the sound quality of your voiceovers and talk segments. Perhaps the most important step, however, is the microphone. Below is a list of five tried-and-true microphones that are highly recommended.


Top 5:


Blue Snowball iCE Microphone - $49.99

The Blue Snowball iCE Microphone is affordable and easy to set up. Simply plug it in to your computer for clear, professional-sounding audio.

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
  • Connector Type: USB

Samson Meteor Microphone - $69.99

This condenser mic is small and portable, making it great for on-the-go broadcasts or recordings. This microphone is also ready to use right out of the box without any driver installations.

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
  • Connector Type: USB

Blue Yeti Microphone - $129.99

The Yeti’s three condenser capsule technology is sure to produce a professional sound. With a large mute button and zero-latency headphone output, you’ll have great control over your talk segments and other recorded audio.

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Multipattern
  • Connector Type: USB

Electro-Voice RE320 Microphone - $299

The RE320 from Electro-Voice is great for capturing a wide variety of audio sources. It utilizes a humbucking coil technology, allowing your broadcast or recording to be free of hums and other noises often found in other dynamic microphones.

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
  • Connector Type: XLR

Shure SM7B Microphone - $399

The SM7B features a "shield" against electromagnetic hums and other noises picked up from computer monitors and other electrical devices. It can accommodate a variety of audio, from softly spoken word to screaming rock, while still sounding clean and natural.

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
  • Connector Type: XLR

Honorable Mentions:


Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone - $149

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  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
  • Connector Type: XLR

RØDE Procaster Microphone - $229

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  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
  • Connector Type: XLR

Article last updated Jan. 22, 2021


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