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    "Love it...Not Bad...I love this mic it works perfect, but if your buying it from bestbuy you might have issues with the threading at the bottom of the mic for aftermarket stands I had to swap 3 times until I decided to exchange the mic and get a keyboard....However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it."

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    Product Description

    Produce professional-quality audio projects with this Blue Yeti USB microphone. Manufactured with Blue's proprietary tri-capsule technology, this mic includes omnidirectional, cardioid, stereo and bidirectional pattern modes. The 3.5mm headphone jack facilitates real-time listening with no confusing sound delay. This Blue Yeti USB microphone comes with variable gain and mute controls for smoother recording sessions.
    $129.99
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    "Love it...Not Bad...I love this mic it works perfect, but if your buying it from bestbuy you might have issues with the threading at the bottom of the mic for aftermarket stands I had to swap 3 times until I decided to exchange the mic and get a keyboard....However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it."

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    Produce professional-quality audio projects with this Blue Yeti USB microphone. Manufactured with Blue's proprietary tri-capsule technology, this mic includes omnidirectional, cardioid, stereo and bidirectional pattern modes. The 3.5mm headphone jack facilitates real-time listening with no confusing sound delay. This Blue Yeti USB microphone comes with variable gain and mute controls for smoother recording sessions.
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    "it's ok...love it...I purchased a snowball microphone for my computer with the intent of getting extra support in typing research papers since I started as a Doctoral student....Unless you're trying to use multiple Snowballs on a Mac, apparently the mics have to be configured by Blue to be recognized as unique devices (and yes that means you have to send them into to Blue in order for them to fix the issue) that's the only con."

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    Ensure studio-like clarity in voice chats and recordings with this Blue Snowball iCE USB microphone. Its custom condenser capsule with cardoid polar pattern picks up crystal-clear voice details for high-quality podcasting and music recording. This Skype-approved Blue Snowball iCE USB microphone comes with an adjustable tripod stand for hands-free use.
    $49.99
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    "it's ok...love it...I purchased a snowball microphone for my computer with the intent of getting extra support in typing research papers since I started as a Doctoral student....Unless you're trying to use multiple Snowballs on a Mac, apparently the mics have to be configured by Blue to be recognized as unique devices (and yes that means you have to send them into to Blue in order for them to fix the issue) that's the only con."

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    Ensure studio-like clarity in voice chats and recordings with this Blue Snowball iCE USB microphone. Its custom condenser capsule with cardoid polar pattern picks up crystal-clear voice details for high-quality podcasting and music recording. This Skype-approved Blue Snowball iCE USB microphone comes with an adjustable tripod stand for hands-free use.
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    "Great mic!...Quality sound...So I did a lot of research on what on camera microphone is the best to get for shooting video and this has to be it....The hotshoe mount on the VideoMic Pro works great when I'm using it on my DSLR when shooting on the go or with an adapter so I can hang it over a subject as a boom mic."

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    With a 0.5" condenser capsule and supercardioid polar pattern, this RODE VideoMic Pro ROD VMPR shotgun microphone allows you to capture clear vocals when recording with your compatible camcorder, DSLR camera or portable audio recorder.
    $229.99
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    "Great mic!...Quality sound...So I did a lot of research on what on camera microphone is the best to get for shooting video and this has to be it....The hotshoe mount on the VideoMic Pro works great when I'm using it on my DSLR when shooting on the go or with an adapter so I can hang it over a subject as a boom mic."

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    With a 0.5" condenser capsule and supercardioid polar pattern, this RODE VideoMic Pro ROD VMPR shotgun microphone allows you to capture clear vocals when recording with your compatible camcorder, DSLR camera or portable audio recorder.
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    "Love it...great tem...I haven't gotten a whole lot of use from this microphone yet but from my samples it sounds a whole lot better than the built in microphone....I can say that sound quality is much better than the previous one used."

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    Crisp sound. Superb performance. Directional Microphone DM-E1 can help experienced videographers and aspiring filmmakers alike achieve high-quality audio when recording video using a compatible Canon EOS digital camera. If your creativity brings you outside, the microphone also comes with a Wind Screen to help keep wind noise to a minimum. Whether you're looking to create your masterpiece movie, record a concert or simply capture the sights and sounds of nature, the Directional Microphone DM-E1 pairs wonderfully with a Canon EOS digital camera to help you achieve phenomenal audio for your video.
    $249.99
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    "Love it...great tem...I haven't gotten a whole lot of use from this microphone yet but from my samples it sounds a whole lot better than the built in microphone....I can say that sound quality is much better than the previous one used."

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    Crisp sound. Superb performance. Directional Microphone DM-E1 can help experienced videographers and aspiring filmmakers alike achieve high-quality audio when recording video using a compatible Canon EOS digital camera. If your creativity brings you outside, the microphone also comes with a Wind Screen to help keep wind noise to a minimum. Whether you're looking to create your masterpiece movie, record a concert or simply capture the sights and sounds of nature, the Directional Microphone DM-E1 pairs wonderfully with a Canon EOS digital camera to help you achieve phenomenal audio for your video.
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    "Works perfect for the need of it...Excellent Product, But No adaptor!...Would have given 5 stars, but the cable should be a litte longer....I would give it 5 stars if it came with a 3.5 mm audio port adaptor."

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    Upgrade your two-way radio with this Cobra handheld speaker microphone. Its 36mm high-quality speaker driver provides clear communication, and it holds up to wear and tear thanks to its shockproof housing and IP54 water resistance rating. The rotatable metal clip has eight positions to let you use this Cobra handheld speaker microphone comfortably.
    $29.99
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    "Works perfect for the need of it...Excellent Product, But No adaptor!...Would have given 5 stars, but the cable should be a litte longer....I would give it 5 stars if it came with a 3.5 mm audio port adaptor."

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    Upgrade your two-way radio with this Cobra handheld speaker microphone. Its 36mm high-quality speaker driver provides clear communication, and it holds up to wear and tear thanks to its shockproof housing and IP54 water resistance rating. The rotatable metal clip has eight positions to let you use this Cobra handheld speaker microphone comfortably.
  6. Model:VIDEOMIC ME-L
    SKU:6290590
    Top comment

    "Great sound...Works well my IPhone x...Bought this on a Saturday night and used it the next morning great easy to use equipment...Really impressed with microphone, have improved my video audio."

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    Enhance broadcast quality with this RODE VideoMic microphone. Its directional design reduces surrounding sounds to provide clear audio for your video recording, and the clip offers secure placement options. The Apple iOS compatibility of this RODE VideoMic microphone makes it a suitable supplement when filming with an iPhone or iPad.
    $79.99
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    "Great sound...Works well my IPhone x...Bought this on a Saturday night and used it the next morning great easy to use equipment...Really impressed with microphone, have improved my video audio."

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    Enhance broadcast quality with this RODE VideoMic microphone. Its directional design reduces surrounding sounds to provide clear audio for your video recording, and the clip offers secure placement options. The Apple iOS compatibility of this RODE VideoMic microphone makes it a suitable supplement when filming with an iPhone or iPad.
  7. Model:RZ19-02290100-R3U1
    SKU:6289652

    Product Description

    Communicate effectively with this Razer Seiren X streaming microphone. The precise pickup pattern reduces background noise to boost the clarity of your voice, and the built-in dampener keeps bad vibrations at bay during a live broadcast. The mute button of this Razer Seiren X streaming microphone is suitable for filtering sounds you don't want your audience to hear.
    $91.99
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    Product Description

    Communicate effectively with this Razer Seiren X streaming microphone. The precise pickup pattern reduces background noise to boost the clarity of your voice, and the built-in dampener keeps bad vibrations at bay during a live broadcast. The mute button of this Razer Seiren X streaming microphone is suitable for filtering sounds you don't want your audience to hear.
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    "It's ok...love it...I liked the idea of a blue mic that coyly be nice and preety for the desktop and give me that prestine blue microphone quality, but what I got was something that looked great but lagging heavily in the performance area....) It was surprisingly easy to get it to work with my PC; I played a track on the PC while I sang along to it, and the mic worked great."

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    Enjoy high-quality audio with this Blue Snowball USB microphone. It uses Blue's condenser capsule technology and a dual-capsule design that lets you record studio-quality audio in the comfort of your home or office. This Blue Snowball USB microphone offers plug-and-play operation so you can start recording or streaming right out of the box.
    $58.99
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    "It's ok...love it...I liked the idea of a blue mic that coyly be nice and preety for the desktop and give me that prestine blue microphone quality, but what I got was something that looked great but lagging heavily in the performance area....) It was surprisingly easy to get it to work with my PC; I played a track on the PC while I sang along to it, and the mic worked great."

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    Product Description

    Enjoy high-quality audio with this Blue Snowball USB microphone. It uses Blue's condenser capsule technology and a dual-capsule design that lets you record studio-quality audio in the comfort of your home or office. This Blue Snowball USB microphone offers plug-and-play operation so you can start recording or streaming right out of the box.
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    "Very Good!...Good So Far...Overall I would recommend it....This microphone is a great choice for any videographer!"

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    Capture detailed sound with this RODE NTG2 condenser shotgun microphone, which features acoustic transparency, low noise and 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response for crisp, accurate audio. The included WSVM wind shield minimizes light wind noise.
    $269.99
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    "Very Good!...Good So Far...Overall I would recommend it....This microphone is a great choice for any videographer!"

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    Capture detailed sound with this RODE NTG2 condenser shotgun microphone, which features acoustic transparency, low noise and 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response for crisp, accurate audio. The included WSVM wind shield minimizes light wind noise.
  10. Product Description

    The RODE NTG3 super cardioid shotgun microphone is designed for professional use on film, television, ENG and wherever high resolution broadcast audio is required. As R?DE's premier directional microphone the NTG3 exhibits superlative audio quality with a rich warm quality and a full frequency response. Its RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, making it the only option when recording in demanding environments where condensation is an issue. Machined from solid brass and available in either anti-glare nickel plated finish or matte black (NTG3B), the NTG3 is incredibly robust while remaining incredibly lightweight. Its precise yet forgiving polar pattern ensures that whether used on-camera or on a boom pole, the NTG3 will capture audio clearly every time. An incredibly durable aluminum storage cylinder is supplied to provide the ultimate protection for the NTG3 while in storage and transport. Tightly sealed at both ends the cylinder is highly weatherproof, adding to the microphone's rugged performance credentials. The R?DE NTG3 precision shotgun microphone is covered by R?DE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
    $699.99

    Product Description

    The RODE NTG3 super cardioid shotgun microphone is designed for professional use on film, television, ENG and wherever high resolution broadcast audio is required. As R?DE's premier directional microphone the NTG3 exhibits superlative audio quality with a rich warm quality and a full frequency response. Its RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, making it the only option when recording in demanding environments where condensation is an issue. Machined from solid brass and available in either anti-glare nickel plated finish or matte black (NTG3B), the NTG3 is incredibly robust while remaining incredibly lightweight. Its precise yet forgiving polar pattern ensures that whether used on-camera or on a boom pole, the NTG3 will capture audio clearly every time. An incredibly durable aluminum storage cylinder is supplied to provide the ultimate protection for the NTG3 while in storage and transport. Tightly sealed at both ends the cylinder is highly weatherproof, adding to the microphone's rugged performance credentials. The R?DE NTG3 precision shotgun microphone is covered by R?DE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
  11. Model:ROD NTG1
    SKU:6748359
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    "Great for a beginner...This captures all sounds clearly....It is a good product for the price but make sure you have backup batteries for your camera."

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    Record accurate, detailed sound with this RODE NTG1 condenser shotgun microphone, which features 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response, acoustic transparency and low noise for precise audio capture. The included WSVM wind shield helps block wind noise.
    $249.99
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    "Great for a beginner...This captures all sounds clearly....It is a good product for the price but make sure you have backup batteries for your camera."

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    Record accurate, detailed sound with this RODE NTG1 condenser shotgun microphone, which features 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response, acoustic transparency and low noise for precise audio capture. The included WSVM wind shield helps block wind noise.
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    Record high-quality audio with your compatible Apple® or Android device using this RODE smartLav+ microphone, which allows easy connection via your smartphone or tablet headphone jack. The omnidirectional polar pattern ensures clear sound capture.
    $79.99

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    Record high-quality audio with your compatible Apple® or Android device using this RODE smartLav+ microphone, which allows easy connection via your smartphone or tablet headphone jack. The omnidirectional polar pattern ensures clear sound capture.
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    "Love it...Not Bad...I love this mic it works perfect, but if your buying it from bestbuy you might have issues with the threading at the bottom of the mic for aftermarket stands I had to swap 3 times until I decided to exchange the mic and get a keyboard....However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it."

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    Product Description

    Record a song or podcast with this Yeti microphone. Its integrated headphone amp minimizes latency to capture real-time vocals at up to 120dB, and it's adjustable, so you can record from a comfortable position. This Yeti microphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, letting you listen to your voice as you record.
    $129.99
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    "Love it...Not Bad...I love this mic it works perfect, but if your buying it from bestbuy you might have issues with the threading at the bottom of the mic for aftermarket stands I had to swap 3 times until I decided to exchange the mic and get a keyboard....However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it."

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    Record a song or podcast with this Yeti microphone. Its integrated headphone amp minimizes latency to capture real-time vocals at up to 120dB, and it's adjustable, so you can record from a comfortable position. This Yeti microphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, letting you listen to your voice as you record.
  14. Model:SNOWBALL iCE
    SKU:3242031
    Top comment

    "It's ok...love it...The microphone has decent quality sound, but make sure to turn your volume up to max though for input mic settings and make sure you adjust your distance to the mic as needed, I suppose depends on your surroundings as well....It's a little taller than I would like, and obviously from the picture on the box you can already see its kind of bulky, made to look vintage/sort of lol and I love the look :) I personally just like things a certain way and the microphone is something you don't use all the time."

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    Record vocals, instrument and live music with this microphone that features HD audio. The USB cable allows you to plug right into your PC or Mac.
    $49.99
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    "It's ok...love it...The microphone has decent quality sound, but make sure to turn your volume up to max though for input mic settings and make sure you adjust your distance to the mic as needed, I suppose depends on your surroundings as well....It's a little taller than I would like, and obviously from the picture on the box you can already see its kind of bulky, made to look vintage/sort of lol and I love the look :) I personally just like things a certain way and the microphone is something you don't use all the time."

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    Record vocals, instrument and live music with this microphone that features HD audio. The USB cable allows you to plug right into your PC or Mac.
  15. Model:NS-PAUM50
    SKU:6063105
    Top comment

    "It work...Love it...I purchased the InsigniaT - USB Microphone because my buit-in microphone on my desktop was not sufficiently capturing my words when on conference calls, This microphone functions in the manner promised; I am very happy with it and give it my highest recommendation....just upgraded to Windows 10 and wanted to try out Cortana I had no microphone since I had to upgrade my speakers anyway I figured why not pick up a microphone from Best Buy."

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    Talk clearly with this Insignia™ NS-PAUM50 USB microphone that works with most Internet voice chat, speech recognition and voice command applications and features an adjustable boom for easy positioning. The base ensures stable placement.
    $14.99
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    "It work...Love it...I purchased the InsigniaT - USB Microphone because my buit-in microphone on my desktop was not sufficiently capturing my words when on conference calls, This microphone functions in the manner promised; I am very happy with it and give it my highest recommendation....just upgraded to Windows 10 and wanted to try out Cortana I had no microphone since I had to upgrade my speakers anyway I figured why not pick up a microphone from Best Buy."

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    Talk clearly with this Insignia™ NS-PAUM50 USB microphone that works with most Internet voice chat, speech recognition and voice command applications and features an adjustable boom for easy positioning. The base ensures stable placement.