While headsets these days come with mics that are built right into them, there can be a couple of reasons why you would like to go with a dedicated mic instead. It is possible that you already have a fancy headset but the included mic has stopped working. If that is indeed the case then here we are going to highlight some great budget options that are worth looking into.
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A summary of specs of these microphones have been given in the table included above but if you are interested in getting into the details then you can check out all the information that you need below:
If you are looking for a cheap solution for your audio input problems then this is something that is worth looking into. This microphone clamps on to any headset or cable. It is an easy and cheap solution. There are plenty of cases where you have a decent pair of headphones but they don’t have a mic. This is where the Zm-Mic comes into play. You can add a mic without having to change your headset, which would cost you more than what you are paying for with this simple solution.
This is a very basic mic so you are not getting many features but for the price, it does its job. What you need to keep in mind is that while it will clamp on to a wire and a headset, you cant use it on your shirt or other clothing. For about $20, this is a great option in my opinion.
If you need a mic that is simple and inexpensive that you can use with a pair of headphones that you already own, then this will get the job done.
This is another attachable mic that you can use with your existing pair of headphones. The design is pretty simple and straightforward so you should be able to have it set up in no time at all. This is a uni-directional mic so it will not pick up the background noise that might be around you. That is a very cool feature to have in a $50 price point.
This is a very simple mic and does not have many features like the more expensive ones but it does come with a mute button. If you think that is something that you are not going to use then you can get the version without the mute button which is even cheaper.
If you are in the market for a mic that you can add on to your existing headset then this is a very inexpensive option worth considering.
This is a USB microphone which plugs into any USB port. While the device is made for USB 2.0 it can be used with USB 3.0 as well. This is a very popular budget mic that is used by plenty of YouTubers that are looking to make podcasts and videos without spending too much money.
The audio is pretty clean for what you are paying and if you do not believe me then you can check out the countless reviews of this mic as well as the hundreds of YouTubers that started off with this mic. This is a plug and play device so you do not need any kind of drivers in order to use it. Which is very convenient.
If you want to record great audio and need something that does not break the bank then this is an option worth looking into.
This is another plug and play device so you do not need any kind of software in order to get the mic to work. Other than that this is a great mic for gaming as well as other purposes like chatting and recording audio. The mic comes with a stand so it is easy to adjust and there are some lights that you will be able to see in the dark.
The cable of the mic is 5 feet long so you will be able to route it pretty nicely. The mic will be able to cancel the background noise and there is a mute button with an LED light that will allow you to quickly mute and unmute your mic.
|Adjustable Neck||No Physically Adjustable Volume/Gain/Input Control|
If you are looking for a mic with an adjustable stand then this is an inexpensive option that you can look into.
This is another mic that has a USB interface and it is also a plug and play mic so you do not require any kind of drivers in order to get this mic up and running. The metal construction is very sturdy and you get a firm feel from the microphone. other than that you get clear audio for the price that you are paying. The nic is also able to cancel some of the background noise.
|Sturdy Metal Build||Sensitivity Is Relatively Low|
|Physical Volume Knob||You Need To Keep It Close To You|
If you are looking for a sturdy microphone that does not break the bank then this is an option worth considering.
These are some of the inexpensive mic options that you should check out if you are in the market for a new dedicated mic. It is worth mentioning that while these mics are great for the price, at the end of the day you are getting what you are paying for.
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