Discover the Best USB Microphones for gaming

1. Trust GXT 252 Emita

USB Microphone
Trust GXT 252 Emita review
34,485 ratings
87%
94%
For gaming
94% of users are satisfied, based on 659 reviews
88%
Value for money
88% of users are satisfied, based on 8,304 reviews
89%
Sound quality
89% of users are satisfied, based on 8,304 reviews
92%
Durability
92% of users are satisfied, based on 3,326 reviews
84%
Versatility
84% of users are satisfied, based on 2,211 reviews
90%
Style
90% of users are satisfied, based on 2,211 reviews
82%
Comfort
82% of users are satisfied, based on 2,108 reviews
94%
For beginners
94% of users are satisfied, based on 2,108 reviews
62%
Sturdiness
62% of users are satisfied, based on 659 reviews

Excellent piece of kit

Reviewed by Snowball on Argos

Really good item, clarity of sound is good and it come in its own little carry case which is a nice touch. Looks good too. Would recommend.

A great piece of kit

Reviewed by DazLF on Argos

After reading reviews and doing my own research, I opted to buy this product. It is fabulous. Gives a lovely clear, crisp sound and looks the business too! I have mounted mine on a scissor arm (which I also purchase from Argos!) as opposed to using the stand supplied. Love this microphone!

2. HyperX QuadCast

Corded Gaming Microphone
HyperX QuadCast review
788,580 ratings
93%
93%
For gaming
93% of users are satisfied, based on 140,557 reviews
92%
Sound quality
92% of users are satisfied, based on 453,034 reviews
88%
Value for money
88% of users are satisfied, based on 453,023 reviews
96%
Easy to use
96% of users are satisfied, based on 232,781 reviews
95%
For beginners
95% of users are satisfied, based on 203,511 reviews
80%
Noise cancellation
80% of users are satisfied, based on 172,873 reviews
96%
Style
96% of users are satisfied, based on 172,613 reviews
91%
Volume control
91% of users are satisfied, based on 140,609 reviews
91%
Durability
91% of users are satisfied, based on 109,355 reviews
94%
Quality of material
94% of users are satisfied, based on 61,859 reviews
88%
Light weight
88% of users are satisfied, based on 47,221 reviews
94%
Versatility
94% of users are satisfied, based on 47,203 reviews
92%
Sheerness
92% of users are satisfied, based on 31,082 reviews
94%
Comfort
94% of users are satisfied, based on 31,082 reviews

It's sound quality is perfect

Reviewed by George on Argos

This mic is easy, simple and unique it is everything a streamer needs. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to start streaming.

Everything is amazing

Reviewed by Hammered on Argos

Firstly, the microphone is just amazing. The quality is mind blowing. The dial at the bottom of the microphone is very useful changing the sensitivity how much is picked up. The ability to touch the microphone to mute it is one of it's best features and the red and black design with the illuminating red is the best. There are multiple pickup selections the microphone provides which suits it to different kinds of needs like ASMR and podcasts which eliminates any reason not to get it. ... More

3. HyperX QuadCast S USB Condenser Microphone

USB Condenser Microphone for PC, PS4 & Mac
HyperX QuadCast S USB Condenser Microphone review
599,416 ratings
93%
92%
For gaming
92% of users are satisfied, based on 111,246 reviews
91%
Sound quality
91% of users are satisfied, based on 376,318 reviews
87%
Value for money
87% of users are satisfied, based on 374,600 reviews
96%
Easy to use
96% of users are satisfied, based on 201,980 reviews
95%
Style
95% of users are satisfied, based on 156,339 reviews
94%
For beginners
94% of users are satisfied, based on 156,210 reviews
77%
Noise cancellation
77% of users are satisfied, based on 143,612 reviews
91%
Volume control
91% of users are satisfied, based on 109,543 reviews
94%
Versatility
94% of users are satisfied, based on 61,879 reviews
89%
Durability
89% of users are satisfied, based on 61,844 reviews
88%
Light weight
88% of users are satisfied, based on 47,221 reviews
95%
Comfort
95% of users are satisfied, based on 29,330 reviews
82%
Stability
82% of users are satisfied, based on 16,394 reviews
90%
Quality of material
90% of users are satisfied, based on 16,326 reviews
92%
Sheerness
92% of users are satisfied, based on 14,654 reviews

Great Sounding And Looks Great.

Reviewed by Disco on Argos

This product is amazing! I sound great with it and love the look of it. Really easy to use, easy to find drivers online to update. Has USB-C which is a huge bonus.

Fave Mic for Streaming

Reviewed by Jeannette on B&H Photo Video

I got this mic after having a similar model from a different brand for over 5 years. I was drawn to it because of the RGB lighting. I stream an like having pretty, decorative pieces in my setup. The sound quality is amazing, very crisp and professional sounding. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who streams or needs a professional mic that is also good looking.

4. Trust GXT 258 Fyru

USB Microphone for Podcast, Vlogging, Music Recording, ASMR, PC, Laptop, PS4, PS5
Trust GXT 258 Fyru review
3,337 ratings
90%
90%
For gaming
90% of users are satisfied, based on 612 reviews
86%
Value for money
86% of users are satisfied, based on 1,544 reviews
88%
Sound quality
88% of users are satisfied, based on 1,357 reviews
80%
Sturdiness
80% of users are satisfied, based on 612 reviews
84%
Durability
84% of users are satisfied, based on 547 reviews
92%
Style
92% of users are satisfied, based on 385 reviews
82%
Versatility
82% of users are satisfied, based on 198 reviews

Stylish and looks fabulous

Reviewed by Smurfy on Argos

A little bit of effort to remove from box but let me tell you this microphone super stylish and I really like the color changing feature. Its so simple to connect to your pc with just one wire your good to go. Very easy and simple setup, I didn't even read the setup instructions it was that simple. Good strong material of the microphone and stand. Has a tilt feature for convenience and the slightest of sounds are captured its super sensitive. ... More

Feels like a Radio Ga Ga mic

Reviewed by Edolix on Argos

This mic can be TRUSTed. Comes with a variety of recording patterns, I love the stereo and cardioid patterns (or getting a pseudo hyper on controlled sets) when I do go live. It boosts my lows when closer to it and bounces some more effects to a crystal clarity radio voice tempo. Running in these patterns I noticed it avoids the background noise especially on PC (when Windows tempts to elevate the microphone pick-up automatically). If you are on your way towards vlogging or yet there, go for it. ... More

5. Elgato Wave:3

Premium USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Elgato Wave:3 review
216,703 ratings
94%
89%
For gaming
89% of users are satisfied, based on 41,790 reviews
88%
Value for money
88% of users are satisfied, based on 105,288 reviews
92%
Sound quality
92% of users are satisfied, based on 102,954 reviews
91%
Easy to use
91% of users are satisfied, based on 40,518 reviews
86%
Quality of material
86% of users are satisfied, based on 34,831 reviews
82%
Noise cancellation
82% of users are satisfied, based on 24,824 reviews
100%
Comfort
100% of users are satisfied, based on 18,604 reviews
90%
Sturdiness
90% of users are satisfied, based on 17,751 reviews
72%
Brightness
72% of users are satisfied, based on 10,669 reviews
92%
Versatility
92% of users are satisfied, based on 10,456 reviews
98%
For beginners
98% of users are satisfied, based on 10,456 reviews
84%
Easy to install
84% of users are satisfied, based on 8,488 reviews
92%
Durability
92% of users are satisfied, based on 8,148 reviews
80%
Volume control
80% of users are satisfied, based on 8,122 reviews
90%
Light weight
90% of users are satisfied, based on 8,122 reviews
94%
Stability
94% of users are satisfied, based on 8,122 reviews
94%
Style
94% of users are satisfied, based on 8,080 reviews

Plug and play for the most part

Reviewed by Philip on Argos

Overall: 8.5/10 Great Microphone. clear and great for spoken voice. Mids and High frequencies are shown more than deep voices but if you add EQ then you can fix that- can't be done in the wavelink app it comes with. Mac software needs at least 10.14 (Mojave) to run so be aware. I had to update to be able to use. On my PC i had USB resource issues but thats more because I have a lot of tech plugged in. I would suggest buying the shock mount before the pop filer as it helps more overall ... More

Waved goodbye to my old cheap mic.

Reviewed by Dave on Argos

The Elgato Wave 3 is a very nice design. Easy to set up and get going. User friendly software to adjust your mic/headphone levels. Discord picks up my voice a lot better than the cheaper microphone I previously had. Although the description says USB C that's the mic connection, the PC connection is USB A. The mute button on the top is excellent - a light tap rather than a clunky button. It also remembers it's muted when you turn your PC back on. Easy to change mounts too. ... More

6. Shure MV7

Dynamic Unidirectional Dual XLR/USB Podcasting Microphone
Shure MV7 review
201,092 ratings
94%
89%
For gaming
89% of users are satisfied, based on 24,204 reviews
90%
Value for money
90% of users are satisfied, based on 120,984 reviews
94%
Sound quality
94% of users are satisfied, based on 109,360 reviews
88%
Volume control
88% of users are satisfied, based on 36,531 reviews
95%
Versatility
95% of users are satisfied, based on 35,780 reviews
90%
Quality of material
90% of users are satisfied, based on 24,459 reviews
93%
Sheerness
93% of users are satisfied, based on 24,216 reviews
97%
Durability
97% of users are satisfied, based on 24,196 reviews
95%
Sturdiness
95% of users are satisfied, based on 24,168 reviews
87%
Noise cancellation
87% of users are satisfied, based on 17,920 reviews
83%
For beginners
83% of users are satisfied, based on 17,390 reviews
66%
Comfort
66% of users are satisfied, based on 12,078 reviews
100%
Stability
100% of users are satisfied, based on 12,078 reviews
100%
Style
100% of users are satisfied, based on 12,060 reviews
98%
Easy to use
98% of users are satisfied, based on 11,624 reviews

I use this mic daily

Reviewed by Darrin on B&H Photo Video

I have another review that I wrote about this mic, but B&H's website doesn't appear to let me update that review. I've now been using this mic almost daily for over a year. The audio is crisp and clear, background noise is kept to a minimum, and people on the other end of the meeting/phone call give compliments on the detail that this mic captures. I used to use a condenser mic, but that also had the annoying feature of picking up a lot of 60Hz hum. This mic doesn't do that and I didn't have to make any adjustments to the room either. For the person who mentioned they couldn't fit it in a shockmount, it has one internally. That is why the mic is the size that it is. For those complaining about the USB port, mine hasn't had any issues. I accidentally bent the micro usb connector on the cheap cable they shipped with it and the mic survived just fine. The cable, on the other hand, was useless after that. I solved this problem by finding a 90 degree USB adapter so that the connector isn't pointing straight out the back of the mic. It now sits mostly flush and swiveling the mic is more likely to cause the adapter to disconnect at the other end. If your laptop, like mine, is usb-c only, don't try to buy long usb-c to usb-c cables. They are crazy expensive. Instead, try to buy a usb-c to mini or micro usb-b cable. They are much cheaper. My setup is usb-c to micro usb (10 feet), then an adapter from micro-usb to usb-c (1 inch), and then finally a short usb-c to 90 degree micro-usb adapter (6 inches). ... More

EVERY PENNY IS WORTH IT!!

Reviewed by Paul on B&H Photo Video

First of all, the quality! The QUALITY IS OFF THE HOOK! (Sorry people that I was screaming at this review section). I say the quality because I'm from using Rode Video Shotgun Pro mic on my Canon 80D, so seeing this Shure MV7 mic for the first time, I was stunned by the quality has been built out of it! It almost feels like the first time I saw Dolce and Gabbana brown leather jacket with gold plate on the left chest! (Note that I used the word saw, NOT bought. It was too expensive and the quality is... ) Back to the review! Second was quality! (Seriously? Quality again?) I meant the voice quality. It so crisp that I want to listen to my voice over and over and over (I don't have great sexy voice but I just have normal Asian voice with excitement). The touch control was another part that so good to use. The touch sensor is pretty good (I think the best one is iPhone so if iPhone touch sensor is 10, this mic is 7.5). The last but not the least, the setup. It's so easy. It's getting the power source from the connection (I used USB-C on my MacBook Pro). All cables are included which is another bonus for me. So all you gotta do is plug in. PS. Those of you who are going to use tripod at your home, recommend to get thread adapter that sells in B&H unless you get your own mic stand. I bought Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black) here. But when I wanted to use on my small tripod, I needed it. Hope this review helps you to make purchasing decision. Thank you. ... More

7. Samson Go Mic USB Microphone

Portable USB Condenser Microphone for Mac and PC Computers
Samson Go Mic USB Microphone review
131,956 ratings
90%
89%
For gaming
89% of users are satisfied, based on 17,821 reviews
87%
Sound quality
87% of users are satisfied, based on 57,018 reviews
90%
Value for money
90% of users are satisfied, based on 45,711 reviews
83%
Durability
83% of users are satisfied, based on 11,578 reviews
89%
Voice Recognition
89% of users are satisfied, based on 11,290 reviews
88%
Quality of material
88% of users are satisfied, based on 11,242 reviews
93%
Versatility
93% of users are satisfied, based on 11,106 reviews
90%
Comfort
90% of users are satisfied, based on 5,859 reviews
68%
Noise cancellation
68% of users are satisfied, based on 5,562 reviews
82%
For beginners
82% of users are satisfied, based on 5,562 reviews
96%
Easy to use
96% of users are satisfied, based on 5,545 reviews
98%
Portability
98% of users are satisfied, based on 5,545 reviews

Perfect product for its price

Reviewed by Hopkinster on B&H Photo Video

I've been recording covers for quite a few years now and I've tried many products, but this guy really surprised me in many ways. The Samson Go Mic came around a week ago, and first of all, this thing is small, very small. It's very easy to set up, just plug and go, worked on pretty much all platform. The mic has a built in clip that can clip on to your mic stand, and it clips on pretty much anything...The recording is very clear, just the way that you would want your recording to sound. There is a direct output from the mic itself with absolutely no delay, so you get to listen to how yourself sound like first handed. But the recorded result does not sound like what comes out from that output. An other thing is, the mic cannot handle sound that is too loud, if you want to record heavy metal, this is not the mic for you. Overall, this mic is absolutely great, especially for its low price. I know many people prefer the Snowball mic over the Go mic when it comes to USB recording, but the Go mic is much more easy to bring around to places and I personally prefer the Go mic's result than the Snowball USB mic. ... More

Great for a small home studio setup

Reviewed by jonshi on B&H Photo Video

I recently purchased this thanks mainly to the reviews on here and the real-world examples of its use posted on YouTube. I have been toying with the idea of adding vocals to my tracks for a while and this decision was finally sealed by an online contest that supplied only the lyrics to which I have to record vocals. Really, the mic is awesome for its size and price point and I love the fact it has three different settings (cardioid, omni, -10dB); I also purchased a pop filter to avoid those plosive bees and pees when using the -10 setting. I have done several sound tests and the vocals sound like they were recorded in a studio. Considering it's small size and supplied carry case it's a perfect portable recording solution. Although the pop filter is big (6 inches) it actually doubled as a handy mic stand right out of the package though clearly reduces the portability factor. As others have said, you have to pay attention to your settings and ensure that the Go Mic is set as your input device when you're recording... this took me a little while to figure out in FL Studio but I got there in the end. ... More

8. BLUE Snowball

USB Condenser Microphone
BLUE Snowball review
297,803 ratings
91%
88%
For gaming
88% of users are satisfied, based on 39,853 reviews
87%
Value for money
87% of users are satisfied, based on 98,853 reviews
87%
Sound quality
87% of users are satisfied, based on 83,398 reviews
88%
Durability
88% of users are satisfied, based on 32,064 reviews
86%
Quality of material
86% of users are satisfied, based on 24,329 reviews
84%
Comfort
84% of users are satisfied, based on 23,190 reviews
95%
Easy to use
95% of users are satisfied, based on 15,457 reviews
78%
Versatility
78% of users are satisfied, based on 9,970 reviews
82%
Style
82% of users are satisfied, based on 7,724 reviews
74%
Noise cancellation
74% of users are satisfied, based on 2,255 reviews

EXCELLENT!!

Reviewed by J-Hill on Guitar Center

This thing is great! I can't believe how good it sounds. I won't be going to those $80 an hour studios anymore! The ease of use is amazing, the quality is crazy. I highly recommend you get the stedman pop filter with this! It works great with the mic. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to get studio sound without a studio budget.

Best Mic Out Right About Now

Reviewed by Can't Tell on Guitar Center

This microphone is amazing man.... The volume on this is perfect and amazing, It's clear enough for me to hear my vocals. I Don't really even have to edit my vocals with this microphone because it's that good. YOu better buy them now while you can now, because once people start buying these it aint gonna be possible for anyone to get one.

9. Rode NT-USB Mini

USB Condenser Microphone
Rode NT-USB Mini review
173,086 ratings
91%
88%
For gaming
88% of users are satisfied, based on 37,701 reviews
91%
Sound quality
91% of users are satisfied, based on 116,928 reviews
87%
Value for money
87% of users are satisfied, based on 116,922 reviews
87%
Volume control
87% of users are satisfied, based on 54,654 reviews
88%
Versatility
88% of users are satisfied, based on 37,473 reviews
84%
Sturdiness
84% of users are satisfied, based on 32,728 reviews
92%
Easy to use
92% of users are satisfied, based on 25,182 reviews
95%
Comfort
95% of users are satisfied, based on 20,853 reviews
90%
Durability
90% of users are satisfied, based on 16,766 reviews
92%
Easy to install
92% of users are satisfied, based on 16,766 reviews
86%
Sheerness
86% of users are satisfied, based on 16,606 reviews
74%
Light weight
74% of users are satisfied, based on 16,579 reviews
88%
Accuracy
88% of users are satisfied, based on 16,530 reviews
72%
Noise cancellation
72% of users are satisfied, based on 16,184 reviews
88%
For beginners
88% of users are satisfied, based on 16,184 reviews
94%
Quality of material
94% of users are satisfied, based on 9,067 reviews
84%
Stability
84% of users are satisfied, based on 4,329 reviews

Excellent usb mic

Reviewed on B&H Photo Video

After over 35 years in radio broadcasting, I just simi-retired and was looking for a good USB mic that I could use on the road with my lap top when I went out of town. Although I no longer do a daily radio show, I still record commercials and weather forecasts, etc. from home on a part time basis. For that I use a Shure SM7B broadcast XLR mic on my desktop computer and transfer them to on the air with a special program. But I occasionally go out of town so I needed a good USB mic that I could use with my lap top for recording. After reading many reviews I decided to go with the Rode NT-USB and it has exceeded my expectations. I wasn't sure if this would be good enough for broadcast radio,, but this mic does the trick and really sounds good. Not as deep a presence for vocals as the Shure, it is nonetheless very bright sounding, clear, and is good enough for what I do on broadcast radio for out of town. If you do voice overs for Youtube videos (like I also do), this mic is perfect Be sure to order the OURAY Desktop Reflection Filter mic stand along with the Rode mic, it helps a lot with deadening room noise and gives a better all around sound presence. Great mic. ... More

LOVE the mic, LOVE the kit, just not the Rode USB cable.

Reviewed by Tim on B&H Photo Video

I was delighted with the mic until I tried using it with Camtasia for recording. The USB signal connected, disconnected, connected... The input selector was unstable, there was a click-click in the headphone when I raised the volume control, there was no system audio, and video playback was messed up. After testing the Rode NT-USB with Camtasia on two different computers, installing different video cards (I almost bought another one), I finally figured out what was causing all the problems with the NT-USB with Camtasia. In one test on a third computer I pulled an old (thick, very well shielded, shorter) USB cable out of my box of spare computer parts (like we all have). The Rode mic performed PERFECTLY on computer #3! Around 3 in the morning, I started thinking... could it be the CABLE??? That morning I connected the spare cable I had used in the third test to the original computer.... and all the problems went away. The repeated "bebop, bebeep" USB connection sounds, the issue with Camtasia, the volume indicator that indicted steady sound when there was none ... all gone. System audio plays back and videos run normally. It works PERFECTLY! No need to return to B&H, no need to replace as defective, no need for a new video card, no need for new video drivers or reinstall Camtasia. Just replace the poorly insulted Rode USB cable with a better insulated (shorter) USB cable. The cable is too long, too think and apparently poorly insulated, so I also recommend NOT coiling it up to get rid of the extra length. I learned that in my experiments as well. That's where the "click click" in the headphones came from: simple crosstalk feedback between signal out and signal in. Bottom line: EXCELLENT microphone, excellent Studio Package Kit, PERFECT for working with Camtasia. The attached image illustrates how you know there is crosstalk: full meter indication with no sound input. That's how you know when there's a crosstalk issue. ... More

10. Rode NT-USB

USB Condenser Microphone
Rode NT-USB review
248,739 ratings
93%
88%
For gaming
88% of users are satisfied, based on 45,314 reviews
92%
Sound quality
92% of users are satisfied, based on 146,753 reviews
87%
Value for money
87% of users are satisfied, based on 146,745 reviews
91%
Easy to use
91% of users are satisfied, based on 63,976 reviews
87%
Volume control
87% of users are satisfied, based on 49,932 reviews
86%
Versatility
86% of users are satisfied, based on 45,018 reviews
92%
For beginners
92% of users are satisfied, based on 39,985 reviews
84%
Sturdiness
84% of users are satisfied, based on 32,737 reviews
90%
Durability
90% of users are satisfied, based on 16,772 reviews
92%
Easy to install
92% of users are satisfied, based on 16,772 reviews
86%
Sheerness
86% of users are satisfied, based on 16,611 reviews
74%
Light weight
74% of users are satisfied, based on 16,584 reviews
88%
Accuracy
88% of users are satisfied, based on 16,535 reviews
94%
Comfort
94% of users are satisfied, based on 16,535 reviews
72%
Noise cancellation
72% of users are satisfied, based on 16,188 reviews
86%
Quality of material
86% of users are satisfied, based on 11,931 reviews
88%
Stability
88% of users are satisfied, based on 11,866 reviews

Best mic for podcasting

Reviewed by Chris on Guitar Center

This is my 4th mic I've used while doing my podcast. The Rode NT-USB is by far the best I've ever used. The Blue Yeti was too sensitive, the Blue Spark garbled my voice, and the Samson Meteor Mic required too much software to function properly. The Rode was good right out of the box and did not require tinkering to make it "better". The included pop filter is worth it's weight in gold. The other thing that makes this great is it uses a standard USB/USB2 cord, so they are easily picked up if you need an extra. Listen to people on YouTube and SoundCloud compare audio clips using Rode and the other three mice I mentioned and see if you do not agree. Suoer impressed! ... More

Great mic, even better price

Reviewed by Matt on Guitar Center

It mic was perfect for the music project that I have been working on. I needed a mic that simple to set up, easy to adjust, and very user friendly (I am not a great singer, so I just needed something that can make me sound half decent at a good price). The price is very affordable for the quality that you will receive. The fact that it comes with a pop filter was awesome too (really makes a difference). And having it as simple as a plug into a USB port was extremely convenient. My Mac recognized it as what it is immediately (just have to adjust the mic input and output if needed; very simple). It sounds great, and if you want to sound better, just use your music software to adjust if needed. Great product. Amazing price. ... More