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

Computer-based recording has become an increasingly popular option for musicians and entertainers of all stripes. Whether you're recording your own demos or producing podcasts, you'll need a microphone. Browse the top-ranked list of recording microphones for computers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Blue Microphones - Blue Yeti Nano Premium Wired Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone - Front_Zoom
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    "I bought this desktop microphone for my grandson who had just built a custom made Gaming Computer. ...Home Microphone...I love my new microphone. Easy to use and very compatible with my computer."

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    Yeti Nano is a broadcast-quality USB mic for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Yeti Nano features Blue VO!CEeffects, 24-bit sound quality and plug ’n play operation with Mac or PC. With a no-latency headphone output and onboard controls, Yeti Nano is the essential mic for today’s streamers.
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    "I bought this desktop microphone for my grandson who had just built a custom made Gaming Computer. ...Home Microphone...I love my new microphone. Easy to use and very compatible with my computer."

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    Yeti Nano is a broadcast-quality USB mic for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Yeti Nano features Blue VO!CEeffects, 24-bit sound quality and plug ’n play operation with Mac or PC. With a no-latency headphone output and onboard controls, Yeti Nano is the essential mic for today’s streamers.
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  2. RØDE - NT-USB+ Wired Condenser Microphone with USB Type-C - Angle_Zoom
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    "Excellent Microphone...Excellent Microphone. I use it for live streaming and the sound quality is very good....Perfect microphone...Awesome microphone with everything you could need."

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    The RØDE NT-USB+ USB Type-C condenser microphone is a professional-grade USB microphone for recording exceptional audio directly to a computer or mobile device. It features a large-diaphragm condenser capsule and an ultra-low-noise, high-gain preamp, delivering pristine sound quality ideal for a wide variety of recording applications, including vocals and instruments, podcasting, streaming, and more. Compatible with RØDE Central & RØDE Connect.
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    "Excellent Microphone...Excellent Microphone. I use it for live streaming and the sound quality is very good....Perfect microphone...Awesome microphone with everything you could need."

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    The RØDE NT-USB+ USB Type-C condenser microphone is a professional-grade USB microphone for recording exceptional audio directly to a computer or mobile device. It features a large-diaphragm condenser capsule and an ultra-low-noise, high-gain preamp, delivering pristine sound quality ideal for a wide variety of recording applications, including vocals and instruments, podcasting, streaming, and more. Compatible with RØDE Central & RØDE Connect.
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  3. RØDE - NT-USB MINI Studio-Quality USB Microphone - Front_Zoom
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    "It’s an added plus that I can plug into the computer while I record. The process to order was easy as well....Excellent plug and play USB microphone for presentation recording. Small but powerful."

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    The RØDE NT-USB Mini is a compact, studio-quality USB microphone designed for recording direct to a computer or tablet. It is simple to set-up and use, and a smooth frequency response and directional pickup pattern make the NT-USB Mini perfect for recording vocals and instruments, livestreaming and gaming, podcasting, voice calls and more. The included desk stand features a magnetic base that can be detached for easy mounting on mic stands or studio arms, and with its in-built pop filter and zero-latency headphone monitoring, the NT-USB Mini delivers crisp, clear audio in all recording applications
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    "It’s an added plus that I can plug into the computer while I record. The process to order was easy as well....Excellent plug and play USB microphone for presentation recording. Small but powerful."

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    Product Description

    The RØDE NT-USB Mini is a compact, studio-quality USB microphone designed for recording direct to a computer or tablet. It is simple to set-up and use, and a smooth frequency response and directional pickup pattern make the NT-USB Mini perfect for recording vocals and instruments, livestreaming and gaming, podcasting, voice calls and more. The included desk stand features a magnetic base that can be detached for easy mounting on mic stands or studio arms, and with its in-built pop filter and zero-latency headphone monitoring, the NT-USB Mini delivers crisp, clear audio in all recording applications
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  4. Insignia™ - Wired Cardioid & Omnidirectional USB Microphone - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great features and crisp recording. Like the two ways to record audio. Good buy....For the price, may be the best microphone I have used. Great for recording voice overs for videos. "

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    It’s time to record that podcast and vlogging content you’ve always thought of doing. With the Insignia NS-LCBM22 Wired Cardioid & Omnidirectional USB Microphone, record yourself in a lively atmosphere by choosing one of the eight different color options with the press of a button. Connect to your computer by plugging in the included cable into an available USB port without needing any additional setup. Helping you create high-quality recordings, choose between an omnidirectional mode which picks ups sound from all directions or the cardioid mode which minimizes background noise and maximizes the sound directly in front of the microphone. Monitor the status with an LED light that lets you know when the microphone is powered and when it’s muted. A desk stand helps hold the microphone and an adjustment knob lets you tilt it to the perfect angle for complete comfort while recording. A headphone jack lets you plug in your headphones and monitor the sound of your recording in real-time. Take a chance and begin recording that podcast that’s been on your mind with a microphone that includes everything you need.
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    "Great features and crisp recording. Like the two ways to record audio. Good buy....For the price, may be the best microphone I have used. Great for recording voice overs for videos. "

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    Product Description

    It’s time to record that podcast and vlogging content you’ve always thought of doing. With the Insignia NS-LCBM22 Wired Cardioid & Omnidirectional USB Microphone, record yourself in a lively atmosphere by choosing one of the eight different color options with the press of a button. Connect to your computer by plugging in the included cable into an available USB port without needing any additional setup. Helping you create high-quality recordings, choose between an omnidirectional mode which picks ups sound from all directions or the cardioid mode which minimizes background noise and maximizes the sound directly in front of the microphone. Monitor the status with an LED light that lets you know when the microphone is powered and when it’s muted. A desk stand helps hold the microphone and an adjustment knob lets you tilt it to the perfect angle for complete comfort while recording. A headphone jack lets you plug in your headphones and monitor the sound of your recording in real-time. Take a chance and begin recording that podcast that’s been on your mind with a microphone that includes everything you need.
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  5. Blue Microphones - Snowball iCE Wired Cardioid USB Plug 'n Play Microphone - Front_Zoom
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    "Gaming microphone...Paired this with a nice pair of headphones and this is a great setup for computer gaming! Doesnt pick up background sounds and sounds great!...Easy to setup. Plug, wait for computer to install and your ready. Sounds great with discord."

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    Product Description

    With Blue’s Snowball iCE you get high-quality sound for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Its custom cardioid condenser capsule delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone. The adjustable tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source. Plug ‘n play USB connection works with any software or computer.
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    "Gaming microphone...Paired this with a nice pair of headphones and this is a great setup for computer gaming! Doesnt pick up background sounds and sounds great!...Easy to setup. Plug, wait for computer to install and your ready. Sounds great with discord."

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    Product Description

    With Blue’s Snowball iCE you get high-quality sound for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Its custom cardioid condenser capsule delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone. The adjustable tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source. Plug ‘n play USB connection works with any software or computer.
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  6. Sony ECMS1 Wireless Omnidirectional Streaming Microphone - Front_Zoom
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    "Phenomenal for live recording!...The feature rich microphone held up insanely well! From sound treated studio settings to recording sessions in echo and reverb-rich environments like a parking structure, this microphone has outstanding clarity and quality! ...Professional Microphone in a Compact Package...Once the microphone is on you are ready to start your favorite recording software to record with. "

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    Product Description

    With both wireless and wired connections available, the ECM-S1 portable streaming microphone is a compact and lightweight high-performance unit that provides clear, low-noise, minimum audio delay, high-quality audio for easy recording or live-streaming either indoors or outdoors.
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    "Phenomenal for live recording!...The feature rich microphone held up insanely well! From sound treated studio settings to recording sessions in echo and reverb-rich environments like a parking structure, this microphone has outstanding clarity and quality! ...Professional Microphone in a Compact Package...Once the microphone is on you are ready to start your favorite recording software to record with. "

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    Product Description

    With both wireless and wired connections available, the ECM-S1 portable streaming microphone is a compact and lightweight high-performance unit that provides clear, low-noise, minimum audio delay, high-quality audio for easy recording or live-streaming either indoors or outdoors.
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  7. Sony ECMW3 Dual-channel Wireless Omnidirectional Microphone - Front_Zoom
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    "In addition to this there is no backup recording to a micro-SD card in case for some reason your microphone did lose connection. ...Performance and Sound Quality The ECM-W3 delivers high-quality digital sound recording, thanks to its high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) microphones. "

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    Product Description

    The ECM-W3 comprises two microphone-transmitters featuring high signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio microphone units, and a dual-channel receiver. The transmitters and receiver process audio digitally and transmit it wirelessly, allowing the capture and recording of two speakers' voices with superb clarity and low noise.
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    "In addition to this there is no backup recording to a micro-SD card in case for some reason your microphone did lose connection. ...Performance and Sound Quality The ECM-W3 delivers high-quality digital sound recording, thanks to its high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) microphones. "

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    Product Description

    The ECM-W3 comprises two microphone-transmitters featuring high signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio microphone units, and a dual-channel receiver. The transmitters and receiver process audio digitally and transmit it wirelessly, allowing the capture and recording of two speakers' voices with superb clarity and low noise.
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  8. Saramonic - Lavalier Mic w/ USB-C Output, 6.6' Cable & USB Adapter for Mobile Devices & Computers - Front_Zoom
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    "The Lenovo Desktop computer purchased from BestBuy...However, I still cannot get the microphone I also purchased from BestBuy, work on my Lenovo desk top computer, also purchased from BestBuy???...Good microphone....My son uses this to play computer games online, and he is happy with it. It is very sensitive and his friends can here us talking when we stand in his room."

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    Product Description

    The Saramonic LavMicro-U is a compact clip-on lavalier microphone with a USB-C connector that plugs directly into Android Mobile Devices, Computers, and iPads (iPad Pro or Air with USB-C). It also includes a USB-A adapter, allowing you to plug into computers with standard USB inputs. Ideal to capture high-quality sound for your videos and audio recordings on a multitude of devices. The 6.6-foot (2m) cable provides an ideal amount of length for popular audio and video applications techniques like handheld vlogging, personal interviews, virtual meetings, incognito audio capture, online classes, and numerous other applications where too much cable would get in the way.
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    Top comment

    "The Lenovo Desktop computer purchased from BestBuy...However, I still cannot get the microphone I also purchased from BestBuy, work on my Lenovo desk top computer, also purchased from BestBuy???...Good microphone....My son uses this to play computer games online, and he is happy with it. It is very sensitive and his friends can here us talking when we stand in his room."

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    Product Description

    The Saramonic LavMicro-U is a compact clip-on lavalier microphone with a USB-C connector that plugs directly into Android Mobile Devices, Computers, and iPads (iPad Pro or Air with USB-C). It also includes a USB-A adapter, allowing you to plug into computers with standard USB inputs. Ideal to capture high-quality sound for your videos and audio recordings on a multitude of devices. The 6.6-foot (2m) cable provides an ideal amount of length for popular audio and video applications techniques like handheld vlogging, personal interviews, virtual meetings, incognito audio capture, online classes, and numerous other applications where too much cable would get in the way.
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  9. RØDE - Wireless PRO Dual-Channel Wireless Microphone System - Front_Zoom
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    "Wireless microphones came highly recommended and they didn't disappoint....Great to have 32 bit float point audio recordings!"

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    Product Description

    The Wireless PRO is a powerful compact microphone system, packed full of professional features that offer ultimate flexibility for recording pristine audio for your content. Never lose a take with 32-bit float on-board recording with over 40 hours of internal memory, keep all your video and audio flawlessly synchronised with timecode, and capture incredible-sounding content effortlessly with intelligent GainAssist technology. RØDE’s state-of-the-art Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission delivers long range, with broadcast-grade in-built microphones for crystal-clear audio capture. It is universally compatible with cameras, phones and computers, and offers professional features like a locking lavalier connector, a dedicated button for triggering recording, auto-power on/off, and a TRRS jack on the receiver for headphone monitoring for unmatched flexibility. It also comes with a complete accessory kit, including a pair of lavalier microphones, a rugged charging case, furry windshields, magnetic mounting clips, and cables for connecting to all your devices.
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    Top comment

    "Wireless microphones came highly recommended and they didn't disappoint....Great to have 32 bit float point audio recordings!"

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    Product Description

    The Wireless PRO is a powerful compact microphone system, packed full of professional features that offer ultimate flexibility for recording pristine audio for your content. Never lose a take with 32-bit float on-board recording with over 40 hours of internal memory, keep all your video and audio flawlessly synchronised with timecode, and capture incredible-sounding content effortlessly with intelligent GainAssist technology. RØDE’s state-of-the-art Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission delivers long range, with broadcast-grade in-built microphones for crystal-clear audio capture. It is universally compatible with cameras, phones and computers, and offers professional features like a locking lavalier connector, a dedicated button for triggering recording, auto-power on/off, and a TRRS jack on the receiver for headphone monitoring for unmatched flexibility. It also comes with a complete accessory kit, including a pair of lavalier microphones, a rugged charging case, furry windshields, magnetic mounting clips, and cables for connecting to all your devices.
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  10. Shure MV7X XLR Podcast Mic-Pro Quality Dynamic - Front_Zoom
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    "I needed a microphone for some hobbyist projects - light vocals for music production and video voice over recording. ...Excellent XLR Mic For Voice Recording...This microphone is the XLR only version of the MV7 so you will need to have some kind of audio interface to hook this up to your computer for recordings, so keep that in mind when considering the price of this. "

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    The Shure MV7X is a professional-quality XLR dynamic microphone, ideal for close mic applications that require vocal intelligibility with a balanced tone. Voice Isolation Technology ensures the microphone is laser-focused on your voice and does not capture any unwanted background noise to give you perfect recordings in imperfect rooms. The attractive and durable all-metal design features an adjustable yoke that can be mounted onto a variety of microphone stands forflexible placement options.
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    "I needed a microphone for some hobbyist projects - light vocals for music production and video voice over recording. ...Excellent XLR Mic For Voice Recording...This microphone is the XLR only version of the MV7 so you will need to have some kind of audio interface to hook this up to your computer for recordings, so keep that in mind when considering the price of this. "

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    Product Description

    The Shure MV7X is a professional-quality XLR dynamic microphone, ideal for close mic applications that require vocal intelligibility with a balanced tone. Voice Isolation Technology ensures the microphone is laser-focused on your voice and does not capture any unwanted background noise to give you perfect recordings in imperfect rooms. The attractive and durable all-metal design features an adjustable yoke that can be mounted onto a variety of microphone stands forflexible placement options.
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