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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best microphone for recording.

Whether you're recording a podcast, making a video, or just want to capture your voice and ideas, you want a microphone that offers crisp sound quality. The right mic can make the difference between a good recording and an excellent one. Browse the top-ranked list of best microphones for recording below along with associated reviews and opinions

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  1. Warm Audio - FET Condenser Vocal Microphone - Front_Zoom
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    "It makes me want to sing and record more than I used to....Solid microphones"

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    Capture stunning audio with this Warm Audio FET condenser microphone. The all-brass capsule is custom designed and built to exacting specifications for outstanding performance and offers three polar patterns for a wide range of recording possibilities. This Warm Audio FET condenser microphone has a vintage-inspired hole pattern and frequency response to help produce a classic sound.
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    "It makes me want to sing and record more than I used to....Solid microphones"

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    Capture stunning audio with this Warm Audio FET condenser microphone. The all-brass capsule is custom designed and built to exacting specifications for outstanding performance and offers three polar patterns for a wide range of recording possibilities. This Warm Audio FET condenser microphone has a vintage-inspired hole pattern and frequency response to help produce a classic sound.
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  2. Blue Microphones - Snowball Wired Cardioid and Omnidirectional Condenser USB Vocal Microphone - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome microphone...Great microphone for recording was very easy to use!...Good sound, good quality. Nice for recording professional recordings."

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    Capture studio-quality audio for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more with the popular Snowball USB microphone. Snowball utilizes a unique two-capsule design that produces a crisp, clean and natural sound. Cardioid and omni pickup patterns (with an optional -10dB pad in cardioid mode) give you the versatility to capture all sorts of recording and streaming projects. Snowball’s adjustable metal stand lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality. Simple USB plug 'n play operation means you don’t need any extra gear –just plug in and start recording and streaming with amazing quality.
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    "Awesome microphone...Great microphone for recording was very easy to use!...Good sound, good quality. Nice for recording professional recordings."

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    Capture studio-quality audio for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more with the popular Snowball USB microphone. Snowball utilizes a unique two-capsule design that produces a crisp, clean and natural sound. Cardioid and omni pickup patterns (with an optional -10dB pad in cardioid mode) give you the versatility to capture all sorts of recording and streaming projects. Snowball’s adjustable metal stand lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality. Simple USB plug 'n play operation means you don’t need any extra gear –just plug in and start recording and streaming with amazing quality.
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  3. Shure - MV5 USB Condenser Microphone - Front_Zoom

    Model: SHU MV5BDIG
    SKU: 6439013
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    "Good alternative to blue microphones...Best Mic Sub $100...Best microphone on the market for under $99. If you’re about to spend money on a $60/70 blue microphone or alternative, buy this! "

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    With an iconic design that inspires performance, the MV5 Condenser Microphone offers professional-quality audio, plus the flexibility of both iOS and USB connectivity. Plug it in and get to work right away or take advantage of three onboard DSP presets to quickly dial in the right sound for your project. For enhanced control over EQ, compression and more, dive even deeper with the free ShurePlus™ MOTIV™ Mobile Recording App for iOS, which features recording, editing, and the option to share your recordings with the world. Zero-latency headphone monitoring with volume and mute, and an adjustable stand completes the recording experience. Includes USB-A and Lightning cables.
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    "Good alternative to blue microphones...Best Mic Sub $100...Best microphone on the market for under $99. If you’re about to spend money on a $60/70 blue microphone or alternative, buy this! "

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    Product Description

    With an iconic design that inspires performance, the MV5 Condenser Microphone offers professional-quality audio, plus the flexibility of both iOS and USB connectivity. Plug it in and get to work right away or take advantage of three onboard DSP presets to quickly dial in the right sound for your project. For enhanced control over EQ, compression and more, dive even deeper with the free ShurePlus™ MOTIV™ Mobile Recording App for iOS, which features recording, editing, and the option to share your recordings with the world. Zero-latency headphone monitoring with volume and mute, and an adjustable stand completes the recording experience. Includes USB-A and Lightning cables.
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  4. Saramonic - SmartMic DI Mini Ultra-Compact Condenser Microphone with Lightning for Apple iPhones & iPads - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "iPhone microphone...This little mic is great for recording on my iPhone. The sound is cleaner & clearer....Was able to capture accurate db measurements for recording a siren system."

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    The Saramonic SmartMic Di Mini is an ultra-compact omnidirectional condenser microphone that plugs directly into the Lightning port of your iPhone, or iPad. Even though it weighs less than an ounce, the SmartMic Di Mini delivers dynamic broadcast-quality sound and dramatically improves the sound quality of the videos you shoot and the sound you capture with your audio recording apps. . . High-quality sound that is effortlessly portable. The SmartMic Di Mini is the perfect way to record great sound anywhere, because it is so compact and lightweight, you can bring it everywhere. Whether you are Vlogging, using Video Apps or Audio Recording Apps, Livestreaming, making YouTube content, recording a live performance, or posting updates on Instagram or TikTok. All you have to do is pull it out of your pocket and plug it in, and you’ll have dynamic, broadcast-quality sound that brings your content to the next level.. . Smart design, simple functionality. The SmartMic Di Mini features a compact capsule with an integrated swivel that enables you to point it directly at the sound you want to capture. It has an integrated shock mount that helps you avoid recording unwanted vibration and handling noise. But most importantly, it’s easy to use, just plug it in and start the video, audio or streaming app of your choice and start recording. It’s an extremely affordable and simple way to give your content a professional level of sound quality and will never need batteries or charging.
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    "iPhone microphone...This little mic is great for recording on my iPhone. The sound is cleaner & clearer....Was able to capture accurate db measurements for recording a siren system."

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    The Saramonic SmartMic Di Mini is an ultra-compact omnidirectional condenser microphone that plugs directly into the Lightning port of your iPhone, or iPad. Even though it weighs less than an ounce, the SmartMic Di Mini delivers dynamic broadcast-quality sound and dramatically improves the sound quality of the videos you shoot and the sound you capture with your audio recording apps. . . High-quality sound that is effortlessly portable. The SmartMic Di Mini is the perfect way to record great sound anywhere, because it is so compact and lightweight, you can bring it everywhere. Whether you are Vlogging, using Video Apps or Audio Recording Apps, Livestreaming, making YouTube content, recording a live performance, or posting updates on Instagram or TikTok. All you have to do is pull it out of your pocket and plug it in, and you’ll have dynamic, broadcast-quality sound that brings your content to the next level.. . Smart design, simple functionality. The SmartMic Di Mini features a compact capsule with an integrated swivel that enables you to point it directly at the sound you want to capture. It has an integrated shock mount that helps you avoid recording unwanted vibration and handling noise. But most importantly, it’s easy to use, just plug it in and start the video, audio or streaming app of your choice and start recording. It’s an extremely affordable and simple way to give your content a professional level of sound quality and will never need batteries or charging.
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  5. HyperX - Duocast Wired Cardioid Omnidirectional USB Condenser Microphone - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Love the tap to mute feature which helps with recordings and meetings. The recording quality is extremely high and price point is great. ...Decent sound when recording. Gain control could be better, feel like it's steps make bigger jumps than is nessessary. "

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    Product Description

    Featuring an elegant design, a low-profile shock mount, and a tasteful RGB light ring, the HyperX DuoCast is a full-featured USB microphone that’s built for gaming, working, and content creation. It shares the fan-favorite features of its HyperX mic siblings, such as tap-to-mute, and the vibrant LED mic mute indicator, but also brings its own unique, subtle style. A low-profile shock mount complements the sleek, minimalist aesthetic, while also absorbing vibrations, and taking up less space. An included mount adapter allows for compability with most mounts and the versatile DuoCast is also compatible with PC, PS5, PS4, and Mac. Use HyperX NGENUITY Software and customize the RGB light ring to broadcast your own signature style.
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    "Love the tap to mute feature which helps with recordings and meetings. The recording quality is extremely high and price point is great. ...Decent sound when recording. Gain control could be better, feel like it's steps make bigger jumps than is nessessary. "

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    Product Description

    Featuring an elegant design, a low-profile shock mount, and a tasteful RGB light ring, the HyperX DuoCast is a full-featured USB microphone that’s built for gaming, working, and content creation. It shares the fan-favorite features of its HyperX mic siblings, such as tap-to-mute, and the vibrant LED mic mute indicator, but also brings its own unique, subtle style. A low-profile shock mount complements the sleek, minimalist aesthetic, while also absorbing vibrations, and taking up less space. An included mount adapter allows for compability with most mounts and the versatile DuoCast is also compatible with PC, PS5, PS4, and Mac. Use HyperX NGENUITY Software and customize the RGB light ring to broadcast your own signature style.
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  6. RØDE - WIRELESS GO II Single Set Wireless Microphone System - Front_Zoom
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    "Good for recording on phone and for presentations....Very nice set for recording on the phone and even for presentations on zoom meetings and such. ...Rode has the best microphones...Amazing microphones only issue I had with them was the lack of help getting the microphones connected to record automatically. "

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    The RØDE Wireless GO II Single is an extremely versatile and ultra-compact wireless microphone system consisting of a dual receiver and single transmitter. Featuring a high-quality microphone built into the transmitter for completely wireless operation, fl exible output for connecting to cameras, computers and smartphones, extended transmission range, over 40 hours of on-board recording and much more, Wireless GO II Single is the perfect microphone for a wide range of content creation applications.
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    "Good for recording on phone and for presentations....Very nice set for recording on the phone and even for presentations on zoom meetings and such. ...Rode has the best microphones...Amazing microphones only issue I had with them was the lack of help getting the microphones connected to record automatically. "

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    Product Description

    The RØDE Wireless GO II Single is an extremely versatile and ultra-compact wireless microphone system consisting of a dual receiver and single transmitter. Featuring a high-quality microphone built into the transmitter for completely wireless operation, fl exible output for connecting to cameras, computers and smartphones, extended transmission range, over 40 hours of on-board recording and much more, Wireless GO II Single is the perfect microphone for a wide range of content creation applications.
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  7. RØDE - VIDEOMIC GO II Lightweight Directional Microphone - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great for people who are using their iPhone for recording I highly recommend...Perfect for recording from my camera, iPad and pc."

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    Product Description

    The RØDE VideoMic GO II is a versatile and lightweight shotgun microphone that excels in a range of recording applications. It features a 3.5mm TRS output for use with a camera, plus a digital USB output for recording with mobile devices and computers. It delivers crisp, clear, directional sound, making it ideal for filmmaking and vlogging, and is also fully compatible with the RØDE Connect podcasting and streaming software for Mac and PC. When used in USB mode, the 3.5mm output doubles as a headphone output for easy monitoring and playback. As Simple as Plug and Go. The VideoMic GO II has no complicated controls or switches and requires no batteries to operate, so you can get recording in seconds. It connects seamlessly to cameras, computers, smartphones and tablets, giving you instant professional audio with minimal fuss – just pick it up, plug it in and go.
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    "Great for people who are using their iPhone for recording I highly recommend...Perfect for recording from my camera, iPad and pc."

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    Product Description

    The RØDE VideoMic GO II is a versatile and lightweight shotgun microphone that excels in a range of recording applications. It features a 3.5mm TRS output for use with a camera, plus a digital USB output for recording with mobile devices and computers. It delivers crisp, clear, directional sound, making it ideal for filmmaking and vlogging, and is also fully compatible with the RØDE Connect podcasting and streaming software for Mac and PC. When used in USB mode, the 3.5mm output doubles as a headphone output for easy monitoring and playback. As Simple as Plug and Go. The VideoMic GO II has no complicated controls or switches and requires no batteries to operate, so you can get recording in seconds. It connects seamlessly to cameras, computers, smartphones and tablets, giving you instant professional audio with minimal fuss – just pick it up, plug it in and go.
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  8. Razer - Seiren V2 Pro Professional-grade USB Microphone - Front_Zoom

    Model: RZ19-04040100-R3U1
    SKU: 6480355
    Top comment

    "Its a great microphone to do recordings, lives and stuff. Just you need a applications to enchance the quality....Perfect for Recording and Streaming...The optimal position for one person recording on the microphone is direct on top of it. "

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    Product Description

    Sound like a pro and take your production quality up a notch with the Razer Seiren V2 Pro—a USB microphone designed for those serious about streaming. Whether you’re an industry vet or a professional-to-be, enjoy top-notch voice clarity and quality thanks to its suite of high-end features.
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    "Its a great microphone to do recordings, lives and stuff. Just you need a applications to enchance the quality....Perfect for Recording and Streaming...The optimal position for one person recording on the microphone is direct on top of it. "

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    Sound like a pro and take your production quality up a notch with the Razer Seiren V2 Pro—a USB microphone designed for those serious about streaming. Whether you’re an industry vet or a professional-to-be, enjoy top-notch voice clarity and quality thanks to its suite of high-end features.
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  9. Saramonic - Blink Me 2-Person Smart Wireless Mic System w/ Touchscreen, Customizable Transmitters & Recording - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    The Saramonic Blink Me is a next-generation, 2-person clip-on smart wireless microphone system that delivers high-quality sound to 3.5mm and USB-C input cameras, smartphones, computers, recorders, mixers and much more. Its two touchscreen microphone transmitters with built-in omnidirectional mics feature high-definition onboard recording, active noise-cancellation, a customizable user interface screen, and settings control. It also features a dual-channel receiver with advanced control functionality for both the receiver and transmitters, simultaneous analog and digital audio output, headphone out, and much more. The system is paired with an exclusive App for even more control, and customization features, plus video and audio recording. Versatile Transmitters with High-Resolution Recording & Ultra-Clean Sound Built In The Blink Me transmitters are compact and lightweight but are packed with features. They feature a built-in omni mic with digital gain control, muting, and include a furry windscreen. The transmitters also feature up to 22-hrs of multi-mode onboard recording with resolution of up to 24bit/48kHz, ensuring you never miss a recording due to signal drop-out and even let you record audio without the receiver entirely. The TX transmitters also feature an HD Active Noise-Cancelation function that delivers an ultra-low noise recording, focusing on the subject’s voice and eliminating background noise. Customizable Touchscreen Interface: Designed for Creators Who Want to Make a Statement The Blink Me features a touchscreen interface that gives users easy access to settings, allowing users to make quick changes to the transmitters’ performance. It also features a unique customizable UI wallpaper (via the App), ideal for those creators who want to make a visual statement. This allows you to display your company’s logo, social media handle, web address, your art, or even pictures or your loved ones and pets. This standout feature sets the Blink Me apart from other wireless systems and allows you to creatively standout in all your content. Remarkably Flexible & Ingenious Touchscreen Dual Receiver The Blink Me system includes a remarkable dual camera-mountable touchscreen receiver, so much so it was patented. It features a magnetic cold shoe mount that allows you to mount it on top of a camera, or smartphone with the included tripod phone holder. The receiver charges the transmitters when magnetically connected in between shoots or when you are charging the receiver. It features full-featured touchscreen allows you to control the receiver’s setting and control all the transmitters’ settings remotely. The receiver also features 3 output setting: Mono allowing you to record the mics mixed, Stereo separating the mics to left and right output, or Safety Mono mixing the mics with a full signal on the left and a -6dB safety track on the right. Simultaneous 3.5mm & USB-C Audio Outputs for Cameras, Mobile, and Much More, with Headphone Out The Blink Me receiver features an autosensing 3.5mm output with a TRRS output cable, allowing you to plug it into any 3.5mm device and it will automatically detect if it is TRS or TRRS. It also features a stereo USB-C digital output allowing you to connect it to USB-C smartphones, tablets, computers, and more. Pair it with an Apple USB to Lighting adapter for compatibility with iPhones and iPads with Lighting. And the best part is that you can record from the 3.5mm and USB-C outputs simultaneously, allowing you to record to multiple devices at the same time. It also features a 3.5mm headphone output for real-time monitoring, vital for recording into devices that lack a headphone output. App for Advanced Control, Customization, Video / Audio Recording, & Much More The Blink Me takes control and customization to the next level with the Saramonic App. Adding the Saramonic App allows you to customize the transmitters’ UI to feature a new theme or add your logo or picture. It also gives you control over the transmitter button functions, allowing you to change what the transmitters’ buttons do to optimize your production workflow. It also includes the Saramonic SmartRecorder built-in, giving you free full featured video and audio recording apps, an ideal app recorder for the Blink Me and other microphones. Both feature gain control, low-cut filters, noise-reduction, voice enhance, and much more.
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    Product Description

    The Saramonic Blink Me is a next-generation, 2-person clip-on smart wireless microphone system that delivers high-quality sound to 3.5mm and USB-C input cameras, smartphones, computers, recorders, mixers and much more. Its two touchscreen microphone transmitters with built-in omnidirectional mics feature high-definition onboard recording, active noise-cancellation, a customizable user interface screen, and settings control. It also features a dual-channel receiver with advanced control functionality for both the receiver and transmitters, simultaneous analog and digital audio output, headphone out, and much more. The system is paired with an exclusive App for even more control, and customization features, plus video and audio recording. Versatile Transmitters with High-Resolution Recording & Ultra-Clean Sound Built In The Blink Me transmitters are compact and lightweight but are packed with features. They feature a built-in omni mic with digital gain control, muting, and include a furry windscreen. The transmitters also feature up to 22-hrs of multi-mode onboard recording with resolution of up to 24bit/48kHz, ensuring you never miss a recording due to signal drop-out and even let you record audio without the receiver entirely. The TX transmitters also feature an HD Active Noise-Cancelation function that delivers an ultra-low noise recording, focusing on the subject’s voice and eliminating background noise. Customizable Touchscreen Interface: Designed for Creators Who Want to Make a Statement The Blink Me features a touchscreen interface that gives users easy access to settings, allowing users to make quick changes to the transmitters’ performance. It also features a unique customizable UI wallpaper (via the App), ideal for those creators who want to make a visual statement. This allows you to display your company’s logo, social media handle, web address, your art, or even pictures or your loved ones and pets. This standout feature sets the Blink Me apart from other wireless systems and allows you to creatively standout in all your content. Remarkably Flexible & Ingenious Touchscreen Dual Receiver The Blink Me system includes a remarkable dual camera-mountable touchscreen receiver, so much so it was patented. It features a magnetic cold shoe mount that allows you to mount it on top of a camera, or smartphone with the included tripod phone holder. The receiver charges the transmitters when magnetically connected in between shoots or when you are charging the receiver. It features full-featured touchscreen allows you to control the receiver’s setting and control all the transmitters’ settings remotely. The receiver also features 3 output setting: Mono allowing you to record the mics mixed, Stereo separating the mics to left and right output, or Safety Mono mixing the mics with a full signal on the left and a -6dB safety track on the right. Simultaneous 3.5mm & USB-C Audio Outputs for Cameras, Mobile, and Much More, with Headphone Out The Blink Me receiver features an autosensing 3.5mm output with a TRRS output cable, allowing you to plug it into any 3.5mm device and it will automatically detect if it is TRS or TRRS. It also features a stereo USB-C digital output allowing you to connect it to USB-C smartphones, tablets, computers, and more. Pair it with an Apple USB to Lighting adapter for compatibility with iPhones and iPads with Lighting. And the best part is that you can record from the 3.5mm and USB-C outputs simultaneously, allowing you to record to multiple devices at the same time. It also features a 3.5mm headphone output for real-time monitoring, vital for recording into devices that lack a headphone output. App for Advanced Control, Customization, Video / Audio Recording, & Much More The Blink Me takes control and customization to the next level with the Saramonic App. Adding the Saramonic App allows you to customize the transmitters’ UI to feature a new theme or add your logo or picture. It also gives you control over the transmitter button functions, allowing you to change what the transmitters’ buttons do to optimize your production workflow. It also includes the Saramonic SmartRecorder built-in, giving you free full featured video and audio recording apps, an ideal app recorder for the Blink Me and other microphones. Both feature gain control, low-cut filters, noise-reduction, voice enhance, and much more.
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  10. Samson - G-Track Pro USB Microphone - Front_Zoom

    Model: SAGM1UPROHD
    SKU: 5893104
    Top comment

    "The best microphone for recording...Excellent product I love it the best quality of audio...Solid mic for recording songs and vlogs...My son enjoys this mic and says the quality is great for recording his songs and vlogs. Great value for the money. "

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Lay down podcasts or music vocals with this Samson G-Track Pro microphone. It connects to computers or devices via UBS, so you can record directly into software programs, and it has a built-in mixer and interface for immediate audio customization. This Samson G-Track Pro microphone includes a headphone output, so you can listen as you record.
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    Top comment

    "The best microphone for recording...Excellent product I love it the best quality of audio...Solid mic for recording songs and vlogs...My son enjoys this mic and says the quality is great for recording his songs and vlogs. Great value for the money. "

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Lay down podcasts or music vocals with this Samson G-Track Pro microphone. It connects to computers or devices via UBS, so you can record directly into software programs, and it has a built-in mixer and interface for immediate audio customization. This Samson G-Track Pro microphone includes a headphone output, so you can listen as you record.
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