Hello. My name Koopatroopa787 with BlueStacks Streamer Academy and we’re going to be talking about the best streaming microphones. Which ones are they? What do I buy? Where do I start? I want my voice to sound nice and clean. It’s one of the first things I noticed when I started watching streams on Twitch or watching videos on Youtube, is that sometimes I would watch a streamer and it would sound so crisp and so clear and I always wanted my stream to sound like that as well and I wanted to have a high voice quality within my broadcasts. I thought that that was very important and I wanted to be able to invest that into my streams to get that production value to be able to give my viewers and my followers a high quality stream.
See this thing. This is what we call simplicity. These little guys, this is the AT202USB. This is an Audio Technica microphone, it’s one of the older ones, one of the ones I first started with. They’re so simple. All right, these guys, they have a little USB that plugs into your computer, plug and play, automatically installs the drivers, really easy for your OBS to pick up for sounds, for microphone sources and it just works.
You set it on the desk. They usually come with little mic stands. Very easy to set up. Less than five minutes, zero headache. Plus, they’re not that expensive. You can get these bad boys on Amazon Prime for less than $100. When these guys are on sale, I’ll even show you. Let’s look at the price. Audio Technica T2020. $83.50. Not bad.
One of the other top streaming microphones out there on the market right now is the Blue Yeti. They’ve come a long way since they first debuted with their initial products, but the Blue Yeti USB has to be one of the top rated microphones out there. You even see a lot of professionals migrating to using the Blue Yeti for professional productions and these are a little bit more expensive than your Audio Technica 2020s, but if you’re looking to spend a little bit more to get a better value, even Amazon agrees, it’s got to be one of the best buys out there. For about $113, you can pick up one of the Blue Yeti USB microphones. These are going to be the same. They have the same plug and play concept with a plug into the back of your computer or on the top part of your tower, and within less than 10 minutes, you should have the drivers installed and your going to be able to get them set up and installed to be able to use on your OBS broadcasts, either on Twitch or for your recordings on Youtube.
One of the things I don’t recommend doing if this is your first time setting up a Twitch stream and you’re looking to maybe spend a ridiculous amount of money, let’s say you have a lot of money to work with, do not invest into one of these types of microphones, like an RE20, a [Belextra 00:03:09] Voice microphone and then you’re getting into buying an interface and you got to buy a mic stand. It gets very expensive and it gets to be a little bit more advanced. We are going to make an advanced series guide for you with the BlueStacks Streamer Academy so the day that you want to, you have a guide there that’s available. Or, if you just want to go that route initially, that’s up to you too. It just sometimes can be a little bit tricky getting them to work in sync with your rig and getting them all set up. The price, that can be kind of stressful when you’re investing thousands of dollars into microphones and interfaces and mic stands and cords and cables and all of the sudden it just makes you want to scream when it doesn’t work. For just kind of getting a microphone and you open up the box and you plug her in, these guys work very well.
Now, there’s also the other types of microphones, and excuse me, I’ve got one sitting right here. These guys, you can use headsets that have the microphones right on top of them. This was the most recent one that I bought from Corsair. Nothing bad about this. Not at all. It’s actually, originally I bought it to use with my laptop set up for when I’m on the go and maybe doing a mobile stream if I travel somewhere, which in that case, I will definitely use this and bring it with me.
Sometimes these headsets just aren’t as comfortable or the voice quality is never going to be the same. This is the microphone inside of here. See this space that’s allocated for the microphone? Look at the size comparison. Sometimes these headsets get very expensive whereas this headset’s around $160, $180 but the voice quality is not even half as good as something that’s half the price. Doesn’t really make sense, does it?
I recommend going with one of these bad boys, but if you’re a headset kind of person, you can go that route too. There’s a lot of other really good headphones that you can buy out there and we’ll talk about that in one of our other BlueStacks Streamer Academy videos. Maybe you’ll check out that one. Thanks for watching, guys, and we’ll see you in our next video.