10 Best Mic For Gaming – (Nov 2018) Streamers & Gamers

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So you’re currently searching around looking for a new mic? 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 the best mic for gaming perfect for you whatever the budget.

Since I started working for 25PC.com 2 years 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.

Best Mic For Gaming 

Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout
Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone
Antlion Audio ModMic 5 Modular Attachable Boom...
Audio-Technica AT2035 Large Diaphragm Studio...
Shure Dynamic Microphone (PGA27-LC)
Blue Yeti Blackout
Rode NT
Antlion Audio ModMic
Audio-Technica AT2035
Shure PGA27
USB
USB
3.5mm Jack
XLR
XLR
Stereo, Cardiod, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional
Cardioid
Unidirectional/Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Cardioid
20Hz - 20kHz
20Hz - 20kHz
100 Hz-10 kHz
20Hz - 20kHz
20Hz - 20kHz
Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout
Blue Yeti Blackout
USB
Stereo, Cardiod, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional
20Hz - 20kHz
Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone
Rode NT
USB
Cardioid
20Hz - 20kHz
Antlion Audio ModMic 5 Modular Attachable Boom...
Antlion Audio ModMic
3.5mm Jack
Unidirectional/Omnidirectional
100 Hz-10 kHz
Audio-Technica AT2035 Large Diaphragm Studio...
Audio-Technica AT2035
XLR
Cardioid
20Hz - 20kHz
Shure Dynamic Microphone (PGA27-LC)
Shure PGA27
XLR
Cardioid
20Hz - 20kHz


#1 Blue Yeti Blackout 


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 For the Beginner

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 budget microphone for gamers and choosing something from blue microphones is a wise a choice based on their solid history and countless 5 star reviews.

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Pros

  • Great budget microphone
  • Simple USB plug & play
  • No need to install drivers
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    Comes in different colors
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    Used by YouTubers like Leafy
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    Headphone jack on the microphone
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    Volume controls and mute button on microphone
  • Better than the Blue Snowball
  • Gain Control & Polar Pattern

Cons

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


#2 Rode NT-USB Condenser 


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For The Classic Gamer

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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Pros

  • Easy Setup
  • Great Sound Quality USB Mic
  • Can adjust sound settings on mic
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    Zero Latency Headphone monitoring
  • Condenser Microphone

Cons

  • Stand that comes with the mic feels cheap


#3 Antlion Audio Mod Microphone


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For The Headset Hater Gamer

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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Pros

  • Simple Setup
  • Made for gamers
  • Both Omni and Uni direction
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    Extremely portable and durable

Cons

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


#4 Audio Technica AT2035 


Coming in at number 4 is the slightly less popular Audio Techinca AT2035. Let me tell you something though, this is one of the best microphone for gaming and 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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Pros

  • Cardioid condenser
  • Uses high quality XLR cable
  • Used by YouTubers like CaptainSparklez
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    Doesn’t pick up sounds from the sides or rear

Cons

  • 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.


#5 Shure PGA27 


If you’ve got a large audience and the budget then the Shure PGA27 is the microphone for you. This microphone for gaming 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 Markiplier who has over 18 million YouTube subscribers and Jacksepticeye who has over 16 million for gaming.

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Pros

  • Large diaphragm cartridge
  • Records perfect bright highs
  • Cuts out unwanted background noise
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    Gives voice over style deep bassy lows
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    Used by the biggest gaming Youtubers in the world

Cons

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


#6 Shure SM7B


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For The “Got cash to burn” Pro Gamer

This is by far the highest quality best microphone for gaming in the list and if you use this you’re going to be able to sound similar to 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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Pros

  • Cardioid Dynamic Mic
  • No popping or distortion
  • Frequency settings adjustable
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    Crisp pristine studio sound quality
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    Works well without sounding proofing your room
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    Used by Joe Rogan and Michael Jackson

Cons

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


#7 Audio Technica AT2020


You might be thinking didn’t I already covered this gaming microphone? The answer to that is no I covered the Audio Technica AT2035 which is pretty much the hotter 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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Pros

  • Cheaper than the 2035
  • High Audio Quality XLR mic
  • Nice smooth lows, mids and highs

Cons

  • This microphone is a little bit old now


#8 V-Moda Boom Pro ​​​​


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 For The Minimalist Gamer

If you don’t want a super expensive studio audio 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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Pros

  • Cheap Mic
  • Comes with long cable
  • V-Moda is a reputable company

Cons

  • Volume control button doesn’t work great


#9 Zalman ZM-MIC1


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For The Broke Moms Basement Gamer

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 gaming 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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Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

  • Not long lasting
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    Sound Quality is poor


#10 Razer Sieren X


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For The Big Ego Gamer

This is actually one of the only usb microphones for gaming 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 X 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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Pros

  • Looks Sexy
  • Decent mic stand

Cons

  • Not great for the price
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    Reports of the microphone breaking easily

The End!

So there we have it.. a list of 10 of the best microphones for gaming. Everything from the lowest to the highest price point, XLR microphones and USB gaming microphones, fancy and minimalist. No matter why type of gamer you are there is definitely a gaming mic here in this list that is just perfect for you. Now it’s your job to choose it and give it a new home.

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