Hey, noobs! Here is a list of commonly recommended and well tested Microphones & Audio Equipment in the streaming community. As I review the items they will include a link to the review.

Microphones

  • Name: Blue Snow Ball
  • Brand: Blue Microphones
  • Connector: USB (plug & play)
  • Type: Condensor
  • Polar Pattern: cardioid
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/39gTwWY

  • Name: Blue Yeti
  • Brand: Blue Microphones
  • Connector: USB (plug & play)
  • Type: Condensor
  • Polar Pattern: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/2CPyfaH

  • Name: Wave:3
  • Brand: Elgato
  • Connector: USB (plug & play)
  • Type: Condensor
  • Polar Pattern: cardioid
  • MSRP: $159.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/30yM4SK



  • Name: SM7B
  • Brand: Shure
  • Connector: XLR *Requires Audio Interface
  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: cardioid
  • Phantom Power Required: No
  • MSRP: $399.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/3hpjQ3F


Audio Interfaces (Required for XLR Mics)

  • Name: UMC204HD
  • Brand: Behringer
  • Connector: XLR to Mic + USB to PC
  • XLR Jacks: 2
  • Phantom Power: yes
  • MSRP: $128.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/2WFAh40


  • Name: Scarlett 2i2
  • Brand: Focusrite
  • Connector: XLR to Mic + USB to PC
  • XLR Jacks: 2
  • Phantom Power: yes
  • MSRP: $159.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/2E41FSY


  • Name: GoXLR
  • Brand: TC-Helicon
  • Connector: XLR to Mic + USB to PC
  • XLR Jacks: 1
  • Phantom Power: yes
  • MSRP: $399.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/39fMzVT


Other Equipment

  • Name: Cloudlifter
  • Brand: Cloud Microphones
  • Connector: XLR to XLR
  • XLR Jacks: 1
  • Phantom Power Required: yes
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Buy: https://amzn.to/3jz640y