Are condenser microphones better than dynamic? What is the difference between condenser and dynamic mic? What microphone should I buy for YouTube? I am also a YouTuber, so, I am in a better position to answer these questions. The answer is everything you need to know to buy a suitable mic for your requirement.
Condenser microphones pick more natural and real sound. In terms of audio pick up, condenser microphones are far better than a dynamic microphone. However, a huge problem with condenser microphone is that it picks too much ambient noise.
A condenser microphone records 75% real sound and 25% noise (just an estimation). That is the ration when you record in the night on a computer system in a reasonably quiet ambiance. Even if you edit and clean up a recorded audio track, you could still hear a vehicle horn, birds sound, and other ambient noises through a quality earphone.
On the other hand, a dynamic microphone picks 99.5% audio from the front side, the speaker side and only 0.5% noise. Removing such slight noise in a recorded track is easier, won’t distort frequency of the primary audio. Thus, condenser microphones are the best solution if you can control ambient noise around you. If you cannot control, then order a dynamic microphone.
In the recording studio, a condenser microphone is used since ambient noise can be controlled. For live performance, however, a dynamic microphone is used since it picks up less audience noise and more audio from the singer.
I am sure you are now clear about which type of microphone is best for your YouTube voice-over. In this piece, we cover the best microphone in India market from 5000 to 7000 Rupees price range. Here you read about condenser and dynamic, both types of microphones from top microphone brands Samson, Blue, Audio-Technica, Shure, and Rode, and others.
► Audio-Technica ATR2100 Dynamic Microphone
The best dynamic microphone in the market is the ATR2100 from Audio Technica. If you need a dynamic microphone for YouTube recording, this Audio Technica microphone is the default solution. Experts and users unanimously recommend it as the best in the business.
Experts do say suggest how this Audio-Technica dynamic microphone should be used but never criticized its ability to pick up audio and its form factor. Moreover, Audio-Technica is a respected global brand for audio related gadgets like headphones, earphones, microphones, and others. Thus, you can fully trust ATR2100 as your next microphone for broadcasting your fantastic vocal to the global audience.
Two way you can connect the ATR2100 microphone for recording. The first is, using XLR connector and second is a USB connector. To record audio on a computer system, connect it through UBS. To get your audio recorded in the best possible quality, speak straight into the mic and keep least possible distance between the microphone and your lips. Also, set the recording volume to the maximum or close to maximum — in whatever software you are using for recording your audio track.
You Should also order a foam pop filter for this dynamic mic. Pop Filter is a default requirement for all microphones.
|Price||₹6000 | Amazon|
|Connection||XLR | USB|
|Ideal for||YouTube Recording | Live Performance | Podcast recording | Field Recording | Static Audio | Dynamic Audio|
|Features||Built-in Headphone Jack for Recording Monitoring| Cardioid polar pattern reduces noises from the sides and rear | ON/OFF Switch|
► Samson Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone
Samson is my favorite brand for recording microphones. I prefer microphones of this US brand over the microphones of another US brand Blue, which is currently the most preferred recording mic brand of YouTube starters.
Apparently, there is a lot of misconception about the dynamic type microphone. That eventually favors the condenser-type microphone. So, almost all YouTube creators start their journey with a condenser microphone. That is a big mistake. Usually, they realize their microphone selection mistake within 6-months. My beginning as a YouTube creator hasn’t been any different either.
Currently, I am having two Samson microphones: Samson Go MIC and Samson Q2U. The Samson Go Mic is a condenser USB microphone. Whereas Samson Q2U is a dynamic USB microphone. Between them, my favorite is Samson Q2U. I use it in my 9 out of 10 recording sessions.
Having tested almost all the top-selling microphones under 10000 Rupees, I can say with surety that Samson Q2U is the best recording microphone from them. This Samson dynamic microphone successfully cancels less audible noise from left, right, and back, but captures actual vocal from the front. That is why you should consider it if you want to record your crisp & clear vocal even in a noisy ambiance.
|Price||₹7000 | Amazon|
|Features||Connectivity: USB and XLR | 3.5-mm Audio Out | Compatible with Mac & Windows Systems | Auto-Driver Installation | USB Powered|
|Recording||Element Type: Dynamic | Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional) | Frequency-Response: 50Hz–15KHz | Sensitivity: -54dBV/Pa | Max-SPL: 148-dB SPL | Bit Depth: Up to 16-bit | Sample Rate: 44.1KHz/48KHz ||
|Build||On-OFF Switch | LED Indicator → Power-ON & Clip Audio | Die-Cast Construction | Heavy-Gauge Mesh-Grille | Dimensions (LD): 190×55 mm | Weight: 320-Grams|
|Sales Box||Samson Q2U | Mic Tri-Pad Stand | 2.25-Meter USB-Cable | 3-Meter XLR Cable | Foam-Windscreen|