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Shopping for cheap microphones? We rank the top 17.

Shopping by price-point certainly helps to narrow down the market and sharpen your focus. On this page we have done the hard work for you by curating the top ranking cheap microphones available for sale. All of the microphones on the list below cost less than $100USD.

#1

Audio-Technica 2100

by Audio-Technica

Type
Dynamic
Connection
XLR & USB
Endorsments
192 hosts
#2

Blue Snowball

by Blue

Type
Condenser
Connection
USB
Endorsments
108 hosts
#3

Shure SM58

by Shure

Type
Dynamic
Connection
XLR
Endorsments
71 hosts
#4

Audio-Technica 2020

by Audio-Technica

Connection
XLR & USB
Endorsments
64 hosts
#5

Blue Snowball Ice

by Blue

Type
Condenser
Connection
USB
Endorsments
27 hosts
#6

Shure SM57

by Shure

Type
Dynamic
Connection
XLR
Endorsments
17 hosts
#7

Samson q2u

by Samson

Type
Dynamic
Connection
XLR & USB
Endorsments
25 hosts
#8

Samson Meteor Mic

by Samson

Connection
USB
Endorsments
12 hosts
#9

Samson Go Mic

by Samson

Type
Condenser
Connection
USB
Endorsments
11 hosts
#10

MXL 990

by MXL

Connection
XLR
Endorsments
1 hosts
#11

MXL 770

by MXL

Type
Condenser
Connection
XLR
Endorsments
3 hosts
#12

Shure MV5

by Shure

Type
Condenser
Connection
USB
Endorsments
1 hosts
#13

Samson G Track

by Samson

Connection
USB
Endorsments
5 hosts
#14

Samson c01u Pro

by Samson

Connection
USB
Endorsments
3 hosts
#15

Samson C01

by Samson

Connection
XLR
Endorsments
2 hosts
#16

Behringer XM8500

by Behringer

Type
Dynamic
Connection
XLR
Endorsments
13 hosts
#17

Sennheiser e835

by Sennheiser

Type
Dynamic
Connection
XLR
Endorsments
6 hosts
#18

PODMic

by Rode

Type
Dynamic
Connection
XLR
Endorsments
27 hosts
#19

U37

by CAD

Connection
USB
Endorsments
12 hosts

Buyer's guide: Cheap microphones

So, having reviewed the list of our top ranking cheap microphones, how do you choose which one to purchase? We don’t think you can go wrong with any of the mics on this list. They're all priced to performance and they've all been endorsed by current podcast hosts, so they have a proven track record. The features that distinguish each mic come down to personal preference, but one feature that sets some of these cheap microphones apart is their long term warranties. If you spend less than $100USD on a mic that you love and it works perfectly for you, why unnecessarily shorten its lifespan? In any event, if a cheap microphone is what you’re after, we’ve no doubt you will have found it on this list.   Looking for a new microphone? Start by looking at the models of some of the more popular brands, like Sennheiser Microphones or AKG Microphones.