Best Microphones for Facebook Live

Best Microphone for Facebook Live

With a camera or a phone, it’s easy to create amazing content for your audience. You can use images, posts, and videos to promote your brand.

Facebook, in particular, offers you a great platform to share pre-recorded videos and live videos from any part of the world.

Videos on Facebook can give you three times the engagement you would get from non-live videos. Therefore, you want to take advantage of Facebook Live to put out content that reaches more people and allows you to sell your products or services to more potential consumers. As you live stream on Facebook, you must ensure that your camera quality is crisp and your audio is clear – and that’s where this article comes in.

Here’s a review of some best microphone for Facebook live I have found to work well for Facebook Live applications.

 Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

This is the quintessential mic for amateur recording and streaming. It is versatile, easy to set up, and quite affordable. It offers crystal clear, high-quality audio that you need for your Facebook Live videos.

This mic has a sturdy, streamlined design that makes it resistant to harsh recording and storage conditions. It also features intuitive controls you can use to adjust the volume or mute the mic.

When using this USB microphone for live streaming, I prefer to keep it at a slight distance from mouth to enhance the audio input quality. At its base, you’ll find foam padding designed to keep it safe during vibrations.

The Blue Yeti USB mic offers four polar patterns: cardioid, omnidirectional, stereo, and bidirectional. It is compatible with iOS and Windows. Also, it comes in ten different colors: white, black, silver blue, teal blue, space gray, slate blue, satin red, midnight blue, platinum, and lunar gray.

Pros

• Multiple polar patterns

• Highly Adaptable

• Impressive audio quality

Cons

• Has an ineffective foam base padding

 Razer Seiren X Streaming Microphone

Razer Seiren X Streaming Microphone

Released in 2019, this mic has industry-standard condenser capsules and offers a super-cardioid polar pattern. It has a decent mix of portability and affordability.

It features a built-in shock mount that allows streamers to set it up easily and quickly. You don’t have to worry about knocking it off your desk as it sits nicely on any flat surface. Its super-cardioid pick-up pattern enables it to focus on the sound of your voice and block out unwanted background noise.

This microphone comes with zero-latency monitoring that you can access via the headphone jack.

Pros

• Simple, sleek, stable design

• Easy to set up

• Desirable noise cancellation

Cons

• No additional accessories

 PoP Voice Professional Lavalier Lapel Microphone

PoP Voice Professional Lavalier Lapel Microphone

This is a plug-and-play mic that is perfect for networking, YouTube streaming, interviewing, and Facebook Live. Its features include a 3.55 mm TRRS jack, a lavalier mount, an omnidirectional condenser capsule, and a frequency range of between 20 Hz and 20kHz. It also includes a 4-pin to 3-pin adapter that allows you to use it on your laptop or PC.

It is compatible with iOS, Windows, and Android Devices. Additionally, it comes with a 2-meter long cord that gives you ample distance from your camera.

Pros

• Strong clip design

• Range of applications

• Omnidirectional pick-up pattern

Cons

• Doesn’t work with some smartphones

Blue Snowball iCE USB Microphone

Blue Snowball iCE USB Microphone

This mic has a pretty basic build. It gives you 3 selectable pick-up patterns: cardioid with -10db pad, omnidirectional, and cardioid. The cardioid with -10db pad has low level picks and reduced sensitivity, making it perfect for recording in loud environments. The Cardioid pick-up pattern is ideal for speaking directly into the microphone, which is what you want when looking for a microphone for Facebook Live, voice-overs, and podcasts. The Omni option enables the mic to pick up sound from all directions. You may want to use it for live-music sessions and roundtable discussions.

This mic comes with a well-built microphone stand that gives you the stability you need during lengthy audio recording.

Pros

• Lightweight

• Good noise cancellation

• Three audio settings

Cons

• Easily knocked down

Audio-Technicar Cardioid Microphone (AT2020)

Audio-Technicar Cardioid Microphone (AT2020)

After a few tests, I can confirm that this microphone offers a better audio output than most microphones on this list. Its features include an impressively durable build, a metal mount, and an XLRM type connector. It has a condenser capsule and utilizes the cardioid pick-up pattern.

This mic doesn’t have a USB cable; hence you need to use it with phantom power. Also, it neither has buttons nor knobs you can use to adjust the volume or gain.

I would personally recommend using this microphone for your Facebook Live videos if you already have a stand to mount it on.

Pros

• Highly durable

• Supports XLR

• Great Sensitivity

Cons

• Limited to the cardioid polar pattern

Samson G-Track Professional USB Condenser Microphone

Samson G-Track Professional USB Condenser Microphone

With this condenser mic, you get a wide range of pick-up patterns and high audio quality. It is a two-track mixer, which makes it a good choice for Facebook Live streaming and podcasts.

The three capturing patterns on this microphone are bidirectional, cardioid, and omnidirectional. On cardioid mode, the mic only picks up sound from the front. The omnidirectional mode allows the mic to capture all the sounds in a room while the bidirectional mode is for recording sound coming from behind and in front of the Sam G-Track Pro.

You can handle all the features of this microphone using onboard controls. It has three separate volume controls, a mute button, and a toggle knob. Also, it has an audio interface, meaning you can plug in another audio device at the same time. You can balance your instrument, mic, and overall video levels using the volume controls on the microphone.

Pros

• Built-in audio mixer and interface

• Good sound quality

• Excellent build quality

Cons

• No shock mount or pop filter included

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a microphone for Facebook Live you need to consider the design, weight, frequency range, pickup pattern, and price of the mic. On this list, my top pick is the Blue Yeti Pro as it offers great features and versatility. It is also easy to carry and assemble. When plugged into a computer, it can be detected right away. You don’t need to install special software to use it with your PC. I also like that I can get it in almost any color I want.

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