The Best USB microphones for Mac

by Joseph K. Clark

Over the past year, we’ve had to adapt to a new lifestyle and find ways to manage and efficiently get work done from home. Since offices had a lot of computers already installed at the workplace, many of us were forced to buy new computers. While you may have picked up the best Mac available at the time, you may have forgotten about buying a microphone, a case to protect it from scratches, or even a Macbook stand for your new purchase. That’s okay, though; you were busy, and so were we.

Most laptops have a good microphone, but they’re often too mushy and don’t provide a great overall experience. The new Macbooks offer decent sound quality, but they’re also not the best if there’s a bit of background noise, as it can quickly pick up on it. Today, we’re looking at some of the best USB microphones you can pick up. Some of the equipment is cheap and affordable, while some offer a full-on professional-sounding experience and functionality.

    • Both professionals and beginners use the Blue Yeti. It has four pickup patterns, a headphone output, and volume/gain control. It has

everything you need

    It has all the functionality you could ask for, and it’s an excellent all-rounder device that does it all. It’s perfect for conference calls, gaming, and podcasting.
    It’s one of the most portable and best-sounding microphones on the cheap. It has all the necessary functionality if you’re starting or want to step up your game/conference calls.
    It’s one of the best microphones if you want to carry it with you, as it’s compact enough to fit in a backpack easily.
    • The software offers additional

features and several enhancements for a better streaming experience

    • It’s one of the most affordable microphones and one of the best-rated ones. Some of your favorite

content creators

    also started with this microphone.
    It’s one of the best budget microphones on the market. It has a crisp, clear sound and a sturdy metal build for a premium feel.
    It has the same build and sound quality as the HyperX QuadCast but has RGB explicitly aimed at gamers. If a solid red color isn’t your thing, this will surely fit your setup.
    It might not look as elegant as the others, but it’s far more minimal. It’s a basic plug & plays microphone with great 360-degree sensitivity.
    • It features a plug & plays design and is easy to install. It even comes with a pop filter, so you

don’t need

    to buy other accessories separately.
    • If this type of microphone is your style, this is the most


    one that offers the best overall sounding experience with impressive results.
    • If you want a compact microphone that can be hidden, this plug & play provides excellent audio quality at a

low price


These are some of the best USB microphones we can find today at a price range that’s affordable and not too expensive for most people. We decided to exclude the professional microphones as they’re often out of reach for most people, and let’s be honest; there’s no need to spend four digits on a microphone for a quick Zoom call.

The list includes all types of microphones, including condensers, some of the “announcement” ones you see at supermarkets and the Lavalier. There are quite a few options listed, but rest assured, these are the best-reviewed ones, and personal consideration played a significant part in picking these items to ens you get the best quality at the best price.

As a personal suggestion, I would recommend the Blue Yeti microphone. It’s one of the best microphones I’ve ever used and has all the features I would need, perhaps even more than I’ll ever use. I have used it for conference calls, occasional gaming with friends, and content creation for YouTube. If your budget is more limited, the Razer Seiren, Snowball iCE, and FIFINE are the best ones you should consider, assuming you want those types of devices.

Roland Udvarlaki

Roland is a technology enthusiast and software engineer based in the United Kingdom.

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