Buying a microphone for gaming will give your voice a step up when it comes to one of the most important parts of the process as a whole communication (both to your teammates or even your enemies). Whether you’re in need of a simple solution to replace your headset mic (that really isn’t ideal for sound quality in general), or perhaps prefer to game with a high-quality pair of headphones and need a microphone to accompany your setup, we found best microphones for gaming recommend for you.
Samson G-Track PRO:
This is a brand-new USB mic made by Samson, a quite popular brand in the budget-friendly mic. This one, however, has made a name for itself. Coming with a large-diaphragm (25mm) dual 1″ capsule for a big pickup pattern to grab our voices well, this one is a condenser microphone so it’s specialty is capturing what’s in front of it and rejecting the back and sides perfect for those gaming and need a little desktop microphone to sit by your side while you game. What really makes this pick stand out from the others is the sound quality you have a higher-end resolution recording at 24-bit/96 kHz for more than enough clearance for any game you’re on.
Rode NT USB:
Rode’s NT USB screams ‘professional’. Mimicking the look of studio microphones while maintaining a reasonable cost, this is a good choice for users who want to take their hobby further. Its sound quality goes above and beyond the competition (Blue’s Yeti, for instance), and the inclusion of a free pop shield is greatly appreciated. It may only have one polar pattern cardioid and a few odd design choices like smooth knobs, but this remains a brilliant option for those who want to specialize in voiceover and streaming.
Compact and cheap – these are the first words that come to mind when you see Zalman Zm-Mic1. And that’s true as this mic has the lowest price on our list and it’s much smaller than Rode NT-USB or Blue Yeti USB models. Sure, its quality level isn’t as impressive as its size or price but if you are not going to spend much on a new mic for gaming then here it is the microphone you have been probably looking for. Zalman Zm-Mic1 has an ergonomic design that includes one full-size clip and three min-clips, which help attach this mic without any tangles. The main drawback here is that mini clips can easily come off, so the main clip is the only reliable thing that will secure the wire position for sure.
Up second is another one of our favorite USB models in the market and continues to keep our best microphones for gaming in the USB category (for now). First and foremost, if you’re debating on either this pick or our previous G-Track PRO, their retail prices are the same but if a particular website out there on the net is selling either for cheaper, we say go for that one. The AT2020+ is very similar in regard to features and specs — a condenser cardioid mic type and pickup pattern, nifty desktop stands in the box, and plug-and-play with no need for the driver installation to get to using it right after removing the packaging.