Top 10 XLR Microphones
for July 2022

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Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone, Black, Ideal for Project/Home Studio Applications

Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone

Black, Ideal for Project/Home Studio Applications

by audio-technica
What We like

Custom engineered low mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response

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Product Features

  • Black speckles on the mic is the end of the item. Audio technical case style: R7
  • The price/performance standard in side address studio condenser microphone technology
  • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
  • Ideal for project/home studio applications; The noise level is 20 dB SPL
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. Output connector: integral 3 pin XLRM type

The price/performance standard in side address studio condenser microphone technology Ideal for project/home studio applications; the noise level is 20 db spl Black speckles on the mic is the end of the item. audio technical case style: r7 High spl handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. output connector: integral 3 pin xlrm type

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Shure SM58-CN Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with 25' XLR Cable

Shure SM58-CN Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with 25' XLR Cable

by Shure Incorporated
What We like

Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise. Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter.

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Product Features

  • Frequency response - 50Hz to 15kHz
  • Ruggedly constructed with steel mesh grille
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll off. Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise.
  • Connectivity: Wired
  • Integrated spherical filter minimizes wind and breath pop noise

Integrated spherical filter minimizes wind and breath pop noise Pneumatic shock system Connectivity: wired Cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source, while minimizing unwanted background noise Frequency response - 50hz to 15khz Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll off. uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise. Ruggedly constructed with steel mesh grille Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees. legendary shure quality, ruggedness and reliability.

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Shure PGA48-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Shure PGA48-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

by Shure Incorporated
What We like

Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments

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Product Features

  • Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille featuring classic silver ball grille
  • Tailored microphone cartridge design specifically for clarity in the standard frequency range of speech
  • Three available options: (1) with 15-foot XLR-XLR cable, (2) with 15-foot XLR-QTR cable, and (3) without cable

Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise Three available options: (1) with 15-foot xlr-xlr cable, (2) with 15-foot xlr-qtr cable, and (3) without cable On/off switch for discrete control of microphone operation Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille featuring classic silver ball grille Stand adapter for mounting to a microphone stand Tailored microphone cartridge design specifically for clarity in the standard frequency range of speech Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport

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Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

by audio-technica
What We like

Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone

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Product Features

  • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone
  • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound system's conventional microphone input for use in live performance
  • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output
  • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use

Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone Handheld dynamic microphone with usb digital output and xlr analog output Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use Usb output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the xlr output connects with your sound system's conventional microphone input for use in live performance

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XLR Condenser Microphone Kit MAONO AU-PM320S Professional Cardioid Vocal Studio Recording Mic for Streaming, Voice Over, Vocal, Home-Studio

XLR Condenser Microphone Kit MAONO AU-PM320S Professional Cardioid Vocal Studio Recording Mic for Streaming

Voice Over, Vocal, Home-Studio

by MAONO
What We like

HIGH CONFIGURATION: Built-in large Dia.16mm condenser capsule, Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response. High-SPL handling and wide dynamic range make wide versatility. This high-quality XLR microphone is ideal for recording sounds and suitable for podcasting, recording, streaming, gaming, and online chatting.

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Product Features

  • PACKING LIST: package includes microphone*1, boom arm*1, metal shock mount*1, pop filter*1, windscreen*1, XLR to XLR cable*1 and User manual*1.
  • LOW NOISY: This XLR microphone uses a 98 in male to the female XLR cable connection, and the Pro-grade microphone cord is designed for microphones. Cardioid pointing can reduce the pickup of surrounding noise and bring you an immersive recording experience. The shock absorber can reduce the noise caused by vibration. Pop filter and windscreen cap can lower wind and Saliva interference and make your voice more clear.
  • BROAD COMPATIBILITY: Note: This microphone is an XLR interface, you need a phantom power supply or sound card that can provide 48V voltage (not included in the package). If you need to connect to your Windows/IOS/IPad/phone, please be sure to connect the phantom power first! Maono ---AU-PM320S can bring you an excellent sound experience.

Broad compatibility: note: this microphone is an xlr interface, you need a phantom power supply or sound card that can provide 48v voltage (not included in the package). if you need to connect to your windows/ios/ipad/phone, please be sure to connect the phantom power first! MAONO ---au-pm320s can bring you an excellent sound experience. Packing list: package includes microphone*1, boom arm*1, metal shock mount*1, pop filter*1, windscreen*1, xlr to xlr cable*1 and user manual*1. Low noisy: this xlr microphone uses a 98 in male to the female xlr cable connection, and the pro-grade microphone cord is designed for microphones. cardioid pointing can reduce the pickup of surrounding noise and bring you an immersive recording experience. the shock absorber can reduce the noise caused by vibration. pop filter and windscreen cap can lower wind and saliva interference and make your voice more clear.

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Neewer NW-700 Professional Condenser Microphone & NW-35 Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand with XLR Cable and Mounting Clamp & NW-3 Pop Filter & 48V Phantom Power Supply with Adapter Kit

Neewer NW-700 Professional Condenser Microphone & NW-35 Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand with XLR Cable and Mounting Clamp & NW-3 Pop Filter & 48V Phantom Power Supply with Adapter Kit

by Neewer
What We like

48V Phantom Power Supply delivers reliable 48V power. Universal XLR input and output. On/off power switch and LED indicator. Comes with one adapter

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Product Features

  • The NW-700 professional condenser microphone adopts the completely new audio circuit. Capture rich, full-bodied sound from sources that are directly in front of the mic. The cardioid pick-up pattern minimizes background noise and isolates the main sound source
  • Shock Mount Diameter: 1.6"-1.8"/43mm-46mm. Table Mounting Clamp Maximum Opening: 1.7"/4.5cm. PLEASE VERIFY the size of your microphone and the thickness of table BEFORE ORDERING
  • NW-35 SUSPENSION STAND: made of all steel construction, sturdy and durable. *Max load: Approx 53oz / 1.5KG*. PlEASE NOTE: This Stand is NOT Suitable for Blue Yeti USB Microphone
  • Kit includes: (1)Condenser Microphone + (1)Metal Shock Mount + (1)3.5mm to XLR Audio Cable + (1)Ball-type Foam Cap + (1)Pop Filter + (1)Scissor Arm Stand+(1)XLR Female to XLR Male Cable + (1)Table Mounting Clamp + (1)48V Phantom Power Supply + (1)Adapter

Shock mount diameter: 1.6"-1.8"/43mm-46mm. table mounting clamp maximum opening: 1.7"/4.5cm. please verify the size of your microphone and the thickness of table before ordering Nw-35 suspension stand: made of all steel construction, sturdy and durable. *max load: approx 53oz / 1.5kg*. please note: this stand is not suitable for blue yeti usb microphone The nw-700 professional condenser microphone adopts the completely new audio circuit. capture rich, full-bodied sound from sources that are directly in front of the mic. the cardioid pick-up pattern minimizes background noise and isolates the main sound source Kit includes: (1)condenser microphone + (1)metal shock mount + (1)3.5mm to xlr audio cable + (1)ball-type foam cap + (1)pop filter + (1)scissor arm stand+(1)xlr female to xlr male cable + (1)table mounting clamp + (1)48v phantom power supply + (1)adapter

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5.8 G Wireless Microphone Transmitter Receiver Wireless Microphone System Plug-on XLR Microphone Wireless System Rechargeable

LEKATO 5.8 G Wireless Microphone Transmitter Receiver Wireless Microphone System Plug-on XLR Microphone Wireless System Rechargeable

by LEKATO
What We like

Dynamic- XLR transmitter and XLR receiver : Works with any dynamic/Harmonic microphone or battery-powered condenser wireless microphones system, Audio mixer, PA system, Provides stable and reliable wireless transmission.

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Product Features

  • High Quality Sound Transmission : 24bit Audio Resolution with Sampling Frequency of 48K provides stable and reliable wireless transmission. Less than 6ms latency, no lag or no signal loss. Ensures good performance for your every time.
  • 1-Key and Multi-Channel Long press the signal key to match transmitter and receiver at the same time. 4 switchable channels, a maximum of 4 sets receivers can be matched with the same transmitter simultaneously.
  • No Interference Wireless System : Transmitter and receiver system utilize the 5.8GHz ISM frequency band, free from interference. Designed for any dynamic/harmonic mic, no need the cable. Up to 100ft of wireless range. (Not work with condenser mic)
  • Built-in Rechargeable Battery & Power Indicator : Transmitter and receiver can charge simultaneously with the dual port USB cable. More than 3.5 hours playing time. You can know the battery level when turn on the unit and the related channel's indicators.

no interference wireless system : transmitter and receiver system utilize the 5.8ghz ism frequency band, free from interference. designed for any dynamic/harmonic mic, no need the cable. up to 100ft of wireless range. (not work with condenser mic) high quality sound transmission : 24bit audio resolution with sampling frequency of 48k provides stable and reliable wireless transmission. less than 6ms latency, no lag or no signal loss. ensures good performance for your every time. 1-key and multi-channel long press the signal key to match transmitter and receiver at the same time. 4 switchable channels, a maximum of 4 sets receivers can be matched with the same transmitter simultaneously. built-in rechargeable battery & power indicator : transmitter and receiver can charge simultaneously with the dual port usb cable. more than 3.5 hours playing time. you can know the battery level when turn on the unit and the related channel's indicators.

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XLR Condenser Microphone, UHURU Professional Studio Cardioid Microphone Kit with Boom Arm, Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Windscreen and XLR Cable, for Broadcasting,Recording,Chatting and YouTube(XM-900)

uhuru XLR Condenser Microphone

UHURU Professional Studio Cardioid Microphone Kit with Boom Arm, Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Windscreen and XLR Cable, for Broadcasting, Recording, Chatting and YouTube(XM-900)

by Rlg
What We like

Durable Arm Set :The adjustable scissor arm stand is made out of all steel construction, sturdy and durable. Folding type, convenient to carry. Can be mounted on the announcers'table. The double-braced arms add strength.

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Product Features

  • A Professional Studio Condenser Microphone : The XM-900 condenser microphone gives you smooth, natural sound quality you need, whether you're recording in a pro studio, tracking at home, or even going after great broadcast sound. With the XM-900, you can expect stunning sound quality with consistent performance and high sensitivity.
  • Quality & Price In One Kit! : This package includes a condenser microphone, suspension scissor arm, metal shock mount, double-layer pop filter, windscreen and XLR to XLR cable, which is easy to install and use.
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern :Cardioid pattern design enables this xlr microphone kit to cancel noise from surroundings, making a clearer and more real sound. Moreover, with help of Pop Filter in package, it would record a better and clearer voice for words with pronunciation of b, p, f.
  • Professional Specifications At the heart of the XM-900 is a 16mm condenser capsule with plated membrane to facilitate a wide-ranging frequency response (20 18,000Hz), high sensitivity (-34dB 3dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz)) and a fast-transient response. The microphone requires 48V phantom power for operation.

quality & price in one kit! : this package includes a condenser microphone, suspension scissor arm, metal shock mount, double-layer pop filter, windscreen and xlr to xlr cable, which is easy to install and use. cardioid polar pattern :cardioid pattern design enables this xlr microphone kit to cancel noise from surroundings, making a clearer and more real sound. moreover, with help of pop filter in package, it would record a better and clearer voice for words with pronunciation of b, p, f. a professional studio condenser microphone : the xm-900 condenser microphone gives you smooth, natural sound quality you need, whether you're recording in a pro studio, tracking at home, or even going after great broadcast sound. with the xm-900, you can expect stunning sound quality with consistent performance and high sensitivity. professional specifications at the heart of the xm-900 is a 16mm condenser capsule with plated membrane to facilitate a wide-ranging frequency response (20 18,000hz), high sensitivity (-34db 3db (0db = 1v/pa @ 1khz)) and a fast-transient response. the microphone requires 48v phantom power for operation.

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XLR Condenser Microphone, TONOR Professional Cardioid Studio Mic Kit with T20 Boom Arm, Shock Mount, Pop Filter for Recording, Podcasting, Voice Over, Streaming, Home Studio, YouTube (TC20)

TONOR XLR Condenser Microphone

TONOR Professional Cardioid Studio Mic Kit with T20 Boom Arm, Shock Mount, Pop Filter for Recording, Podcasting, Voice Over, Streaming, Home Studio, YouTube (TC20)

by TONOR
What We like

Professional Sound: The upgraded mic capsule with low-noise FET preamplifier, high SPL handling, and wide dynamic range provides smooth, high-end clarity, warm and natural sound.

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Product Features

  • External Power Source Required: Note: Condenser microphones have active electronics that need an external power source. In order to function properly, you need to connect the TC20 to 48V phantom power, audio interface, mixer, or preamp. Designed for studio recording, home studio, podcasting, voice-over, streaming, YouTube video production, etc.
  • Cardioid Pattern: TC20 adopts a cardioid polar pattern with excellent off-axis sound suppression capabilities to reduce the sound pickup from the side and rear and better eliminate background noise. Ideal for recording vocals and acoustic instruments.
  • What You Get: 1 x condenser microphone, 1 x T20 suspension stand, 1 x metal shock mount, 1 x pop filter, 1 x mic cover, 4 x cable tie, 1 x XLR cable (2m) and 1 x manual.

Cardioid pattern: tc20 adopts a cardioid polar pattern with excellent off-axis sound suppression capabilities to reduce the sound pickup from the side and rear and better eliminate background noise. ideal for recording vocals and acoustic instruments. External power source required: note: condenser microphones have active electronics that need an external power source. in order to function properly, you need to connect the tc20 to 48v phantom power, audio interface, mixer, or preamp. designed for studio recording, home studio, podcasting, voice-over, streaming, youtube video production, etc. What you get: 1 x condenser microphone, 1 x t20 suspension stand, 1 x metal shock mount, 1 x pop filter, 1 x mic cover, 4 x cable tie, 1 x xlr cable (2m) and 1 x manual.

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Professional Studio Condenser Microphone, Computer PC Microphone Kit with 3.5mm XLR/Pop Filter/Scissor Arm Stand/Shock Mount for Professional Studio Recording Podcasting Broadcasting, Black

MANLI Professional Studio Condenser Microphone

Computer PC Microphone Kit with 3.5mm XLR/Pop Filter/Scissor Arm Stand/Shock Mount for Professional Studio Recording Podcasting Broadcasting, Black

by CleanDell
What We like

Cardioid Polar Pattern: Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides, improving isolation of desired sound source, which is ideal for podcasting, streaming, youtube video and recordings at home or professional studio

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Product Features

  • It meets your use of recording interviews, singing recordings, and video conferencing.It is necessary----For YouTubers who need to make videos, record podcasts, dubbing, video commentary, singing, etc.
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring! Which allows you to monitor the microphone input in realtime. Good for home studio, Home Karaoke, Garageband, Skype, Discord, Yahoo Gaming, Singing, Chatting, Smule,
  • Suitable for all operating systemsFor all Laptop, PC and Mobile phones. No distortion, Strong output, Low power consumption.1x Condenser Microphone,1x Foam Microphone Cover,1x English manual instruction,3.5mm XLR cable,Pop Filter.
  • Designed with professional sound chipset.Hold high resolution sampling rate. Sampling rate: 192kHz/24bit!Excellent for singing, speech and Voice over.It has a wide frequency response from 30 hz to 16 khz, providing excellent sound for high-resolution audio.

Suitable for all operating systemsfor all laptop, pc and mobile phones. no distortion, strong output, low power consumption.1x condenser microphone,1x foam microphone cover,1x english manual instruction,3.5mm xlr cable,pop filter. Designed with professional sound chipset.hold high resolution sampling rate. sampling rate: 192khz/24bit!excellent for singing, speech and voice over.it has a wide frequency response from 30 hz to 16 khz, providing excellent sound for high-resolution audio. 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring! which allows you to monitor the microphone input in realtime. good for home studio, home karaoke, garageband, skype, discord, yahoo gaming, singing, chatting, smule, It meets your use of recording interviews, singing recordings, and video conferencing.it is necessary----for youtubers who need to make videos, record podcasts, dubbing, video commentary, singing, etc.

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