Best Gaming Microphone 2022

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Gaming mics are used for different reasons such as recording audio for gaming, or game reviews and game videos by YouTubers, and Twitch streamers worldwide. This has made a lot of gamers invest heavily in good microphones to record good commentaries and make their stream more effective.

We have tested and we present to you the best gaming microphones from various brands in the market to help you narrow your choices on the microphones to look out for which are based on quality, durability, design, compatibility and many other factors. Below is our list of the 10 best gaming microphones 2022.

  1. Samson G-Track Pro Microphone

The Samson G-Track Pro from Samsung is an excellent choice for any gamer and it’s very easy to set up using a USB connection. It comes with a mini audio interface and can record two independent audio channels at once with its input and mixer which makes recording performance very descent, but it has little background noise. However, the vocals are extremely clear.

Features

– Frequency Response: 50Hz-20kHz

– Connector: USB output connector

– Compatibility: Any Mac or PC devices

Price: $99.99

Pros

– No driver installation required

– Easy to use

– Decent performance

Cons

– A little background noise.

  1. ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

The Audio-Technica is recommended for persons who are starting up as gamers, as it certainly multiplies your gaming pleasure. It’s a simpler model amongst Audio-Technica but it’s equally good for gaming and is relatively cheap. It’s termed as a cheaper version of the AT2022. It has similar features to the expensive we talked about earlier. However, it comes with a cheap mouthpiece and does not catch sound easily from far distance, hence requires close contact to get a clear voice.

Features

– Frequency Response: 30Hz–15kHz

– Connector: USB output connector

– Compatibility: Windows and Mac

– Warranty: Lifetime limited end-user warranty

Price: $69.00

Pros

– Stylish design

– Quite cheap

Cons

– Mouth has to be very close to the mic for clear sound

– LED power light is too distracting

  1. Blue Yeti Gaming Microphone

The blue Yeti gaming microphone comes with a headset jack, a mute button, a volume control toggle, an adjustable stand, and a handy switch to shift between various recording modes. A feature that sets it apart from other models is that it comes in 7 attractive colors. It also has three condenser capsules that records a soft audio, hence a dream for any twitch streamer and features suitable for interviews and song recording. However, its known for ambient noises and the stand is not suitable for tall persons.

Features

– Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz

– Connector: USB output connector

– Compatibility: Windows Vista, 7 or above; Mac OSX 10.4.11 or higher

– Warranty: 2-year warranty

Price: $101.37

Pros

– Best features for a marginal price

– Attractive colors available

– Great for all types of audio recordings

Cons

– It would have been good if it had the features of yeti pro

  1. Blue Yeticaster Professional Broadcast Bundle

The Blue Yeticaster features three condenser pressure gradient capsules that help in assisting the blue microphones in recording and streaming clear game sounds and it also has four polar patterns. It also has a headphone jack and simple control button that helps to handle pattern selection, volume, instant mute and microphone again. Furthermore, it comes with a radius III custom shock mount and a compass boom. Sadly, these features make the mic very expensive.

Features

– Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz

– Bit Rate: 16 bit

– Connector: USB output connector

– Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OSX 10.6.4. or higher

– Warranty: 2-year warranty against defects

– Colors Available: Platinum, Silver, Aztec Copper, Black, Cool Grey, Lunar Gray, Midnight Blue, Satin Red, Slate, Space Gray, Teal, White

Price: $173.89

Pros

– One of the best in the market

– Crisp and clear sound

– Great frequency response

Cons

– Little improvement from the base model

– Very expensive

  1. Blue Snowball iCE

This is a low budget mic for non-serious gamers and those who just started streaming. It’s a smart and easy to use mic and a direct competitor of Audio-Techniks ART 2500. If features a built-in pressure gradient transducer that uses the USB connector to record your voice in a 16-bit/44.1 kHz sound resolution and has two important recording modes that can be switched (omnidirectional and cardioid recording modes). However, it has no headphone jack and volume adjustment button.

Features

– Frequency Response: 40Hz–18kHz

– Connector: USB output connector

– Compatibility: Windows Vista, 7, 8 or newer; Mac OSX 10.4.11 or higher

– Warranty: 2-year warranty against defects

Price: $89.32

Pros

– Low-budget gaming microphone

– Easy connectivity through USB

Cons

– No headphone jack

– Pretty average frequency range

  1. MXL USB 006 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The MXL mics are known for their noise cancellation, quality sound recording, expansive frequency range, and low distortion. It captures high definition sound range that other mics in its price range do not. Furthermore, it looks great, has a headphone jack, records clear and crisp voice and comes with a carrying case, a mic stand adapter, a 10 ft USB cable as well as windscreen even though it’s quite expensive amongst it peers.

Features

– Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz

– Connector: USB 2.0 output

– Compatibility: Windows and Mac OS

– Warranty: 1-year warranty

Price: $55.86

Pros

– Cheap and affordable

– Good quality

– Headphone jack and USB connector

– Clear voice

Cons

– Bit expensive than its siblings

  1. MXL Tempo SK

The MXL Tempo SK comes with various colors and some aesthetic in your streaming or gaming setup. It also has a high compatibility rate with major operating systems. Furthermore, the mic is good for chatting with teammates inside a game or for recording game commentary. Although, you will not get a radio like sound.

Features

-Frequency Response: 40Hz–18kHz

– Connector: USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 output connector

– Compatibility: Windows and Mac

– Warranty: 1-year warranty against defects

Price: $79.99

Pros

– Very cheap

– Warranty is a bonus

– Attractive color and design

Cons

– The voice capturing is not great

– Other alternatives are better

  1. Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

The Samson CO1U Pro is an excellent mic with a quality sound. It comes with a supercardioid pickup pattern that reduces the recording of background sounds, hence it’s ideal for YouTube videos, game voice-overs, and podcasts. It’s also sound mounted, hence reduces unwanted vibrations during recording. Furthermore, it comes with a tripod stand and a microphone. However, it is important you see close to the mic as it’s the only way you can be clear heard

Features

– Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz

– Connector: USB output connector

– Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X

– Warranty: 2-year warranty

Pros

– Affordable

– Tripod stand, swivel mount and USB cable included in the package

– Durable build

Cons

– Does not capture high-frequency sounds

– No Gain adjustments

  1. Audio-Technica AT2005USB

The Audio-Technica is a USB mic that is suitable for gaming. It’s perfect for live streaming as it’s well compatible with a lot of systems.  It comes with a headphone jack that can seamlessly connect your microphone with your preferred OS and enjoy chatting with your teammates during a game. Furthermore, it boasts of a greater USB connectivity than the AT2022 as it comes with a USB cable and a built-in USB interface, even though its clamp stand could be small for talk persons.

Features

– Frequency Response: 50Hz–15kHz

– Connector: USB type/ XLR type

– Compatibility: MAC and Windows

– Warranty: 1-year limited end-user warranty

Price: $89.00

Pros

– High-quality mic

– Cheap

– Professional recording possible

– Headphone jack

– Durable metal construction

Cons

– The clamp stand is small, hence would be uncomfortable for taller gamers with low tables

– Lack features like ones offered by Blue Yeti

  1. Zalman ZM-Mic1

The last on our list is the Zalman ZM-Mic1. It captures suitable sounds when your streaming on Twitch, screaming at your opponent, recording podcasts or when your playing call of duty. The mic clips to your shirt and is connected to your PC or mobile through a headphone jack and a long cable that allows you to walk around. Furthermore, it has a plug and play setup that comes in very handy, even though it’s condenser is prone to picking ambient noises

Features

– Sensitivity: High

– Cable Length: 10 ft

Price: $7.09

Pros

– Compact and easy to use

– No need of USB port

– Can be used with mobile devices

Cons

– Low-quality construction

– Clips are fragile

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