Now we have a mixture of different studio mics for multiple applications. The list includes mostly microphones suited to certain types of vocalists and the recording of various acoustic instruments. For example, an acoustic guitar may not have a jack plug socket and will need to be miked up. Like Studio Gear? Check out the best studio pre-amp reviews.
When it comes to Studio Mics, the Modmic 5 XLR has been included, this is going to be better used as a control room communication tool. It’s intended for speaking, podcasting and the likes, but not singing. The rest of the range is suitable for vocals/acoustic instruments which vary in price, from the very affordable, to the downright expensive.
The higher in value, the better the audio (usually).. obviously some brands abuse this but we can tell if the hardware is rubbish. The Aston Origin is a mic that is mid range in price and maintains its value in the audio it receives with notable results for vocals. In contrast, budget Studio Mics like the BM-800 are so low in price, its questionable how they work to a reasonable level. Usually, countries like China are able to manufacture many thousands of mics for a low price which outbids brands from the West. Although the components may be sub-par, we feel its good to conjure the best studio mics from different price points.
All reviewed Studio Mics here have been looked at from a usage point of view, their own intended purpose. Bare this in mind before making a purchase! As a reminder, remember you will be sacrificing audio fidelity for lower grade hardware. To conclude, please make sure you always check the specifications before plugging in a mic to a pre-amp. It is also recommended to turn off phantom power before or risk blowing up the mic. Don’t drop them either like you’re at a rap concert, that will definitely finish them off. Ribbon microphones can be particularly fragile, treat them nicely.
If you want a simple, no-frills design with a warm and reasonably flat reproduction, you will like the AT2020. It's not everyone's cup of tea but it produces good results for the price. Read full review
The Rode NT1A produces quality results on a budget. It has low self-noise, reasonably high SPL rating and is suitable for use on both vocals and a range of instruments. The tone of the mic is considered pleasant by many although there are certainly a number of users that take issue with the timbre of the highs. Read full review
The Behringer C1 is a very affordably priced condenser with little in the way of extra features. It can work well on the right source. However it can also be tinny and sterile-sounding. Read full review
Stand mount is flimsy
Unpleasant treble response
Little in the way in features
Only certain voice types will benefit from using it
Produces good results when used on certain sources