With the rise of creators both pro and amateur, microphones have become a huge market. Virtually all creative folk need some way to get sound into their content. So, we decided to take a look at some options out there for a variety of creative types. Here are our choices for microphone gift options this holiday season:
ROCCAT Torch ($99.99)
Easily my top microphone pick for this year and perfect for the creator in your life is the ROCCAT Torch. Not only does the microphone feature dual condenser capsules with 24-bit audio and 48kHz sampling, but its price point is an absolute steal. It also comes with its own base, control station, and internal pop filter. It can also be removed from the base and attached to an extendable arm if you so choose. Finally, it has some fun RGB lighting elements and a touch-less mute gesture option.
Razer Seiren V2 Pro ($149.99)
Razer’s Seiren V2 Pro is a dynamic capsule microphone which features on-board high pass filter and analog gain adjuster as well as a base station. It’s price point is a little higher than the ROCCAT Torch’s, but it opts for a more professional-looking style and built quality. If you prefer a dynamic microphone over a capsule design, you will like the Razer Seiren V2 Pro.
AVerMedia USB Multipurpose Microphone AM310 ($59.99)
Retailing for about $60 dollars, the AVerMedia AM310 USB condenser microphone which couples good quality with very low cost. This is an easy to use, plug-and-play microphone for any streamer or podcaster out there and includes a small desk stand to help you get recording or broadcasting quickly. It even includes an on-board microphone monitor output port so you can hear your own levels.
Beyerdynamic M 90 PRO X ($349.00)
The Beyerdynamic M 90 PRO X condenser microphone is of the utmost quality and perfect for just about any usage. Its price point reflects this quality but, if you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed by its rich and warm, detailed sound profile as well as its top-notch build quality. Of course, as this microphone uses an XLR input, you’ll need to make sure you have the proper audio interface to utilize it.