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What is the best cheap usb mic for recording?

donnabrightdonnabright Posts: 104Pro
What is the best cheap usb mic for recording? Is there anything from 100 to 200 dollars?
I have a Cad u37, which was about 80 dollars, but not sure it is so good for singing. Is great for talking though.
I also have to have a mic, that I can use head phones, because of my neighbors. I also need a mic that picks up sound, so when I play guitar, a person can hear me. So what it the best, cheap usb mic, that you would recommend? Thank you.


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  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 10,639Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    It looks like a mic that will get decent results on a recording. A couple of things I see that are a little bit limiting are 1. When they show someone adjusting the controls, the knobs move around, besides turning. So I don't know how well they will stand up to being adjusted over a long period of time. Looks like they're a little loose, somehow. Also, the built-in stand is nice for being seated at a desk. If you will be singing, seated at a desk, then this will be fine. If you want to stand up to sing, you'll have to find a counter or something that's the right height, because I don't know if you can mount this mic on a stand, like most microphones.

    A lot of people are buying this mic, so maybe it will be fine.
  • @donnabright,

    Blue Yeti is a nice USB Microphone. Been using one for years. I can get a -60db signal floor using this microphone. Which is just enough to keep using in for some VO applications.

    Recently my voice started becoming stronger and I can no longer train with this microphone unless I am standing 5-6 feet away. It does have a gain control and many patterns.

    You can get them on ebay for around 50 bucks. The headphone port is okay if you have some nice closed back headphones ear buds.
  • This seems to be a decent usb mic, what do you think? I like to know before I buy it. I could afford it, to
  • donnabrightdonnabright Posts: 104Pro
    edited February 23 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Yes, you can mount this mic, though, I usually sing sitting anyways, but if I wanted to stand and sing I could mount the mic, check out this video if you have time. Thanks for your reply. I believe I am going to buy this mic, for now. I also do a lot of recording on line using on line software, Like Audacity.
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