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All the microphone articles, guides, and tutorials at Higher Hz.

The 5 best budget condenser and dynamic microphones under $100

For beginners interested in the art of recording, finding a reliable point of entry can be a bit daunting. Especially now, seeing that the market is completely oversaturated with low-budget condenser and dynamic microphones, some of which are great and some of them not.

I’ve tested over 20 microphones priced under $100 to bring you what I consider to be the best options that offer quality, versatility, and performance.

Telefunken TF51 review: Affordable sonic excellence

Telefunken, a name often associated with pre-war era microphones and preamps, has been based in Connecticut since 2001. The company specializes in creating authentic recreations of classic mics like the U 87/47 and the C12.

While the price tags of these recreations have typically aligned with the originals, Telefunken aims to make this technology more accessible to the modern engineer.

AKG P120 vs. Audio-Technica AT2020: A side-by-side comparison

In this article, I’ll be pitting two extremely cost-effective microphones against one another: the AKG P120 and Audio-Technica’s AT2020. Both are comfortably priced at around $100, offering an affordable entry point for budding musicians, podcasters, and content creators alike.

Let’s dive in and see how they compare against each other.

Lewitt MTP W950 review: Innovative and versatile

Lewitt, founded in 2009, has since made a name for itself in its forward thinking designs and reputation for high-quality products. A year ago, the company announced the release of the MTP W950, a handheld microphone capable of being used in both wired and wireless settings.

In this review, I’ll be taking a closer look at the W950 to see what it has to offer.

Rode PodMic USB review: Good, but that’s it

These days, it seems as though podcasts are one of the most ubiquitous forms of entertainment around. Enter the Rode PodMic USB, yet another solution to help folks share their own stories and thoughts for hours at a time. Let’s take a deeper look at this microphone, and see if it can help you garner an audience.

The 7 best USB microphones for vocals and music recording 2024

USB microphones aren’t very different from your standard mic, except for the fact that they contain within them a dedicated preamp as well as an analog-to-digital converter. This makes them incredibly convenient, simple, and portable, as you only need one connection.