Love singing? But recording at home kinda sucks…right? Making music can be the one of the expensive hobbies in the world. Even for Skype, or Hangouts, or you are working from home you need to have a good microphone. Your computer may have one microphone but it’s not that debatable in terms of voice quality, hertz etc. When you are looking to build your own home studio, it’s hard to find one of the best microphone without ending up with a terrible sound in budget. Finding good recording mics at a great price seems next to impossible, specially when you have a fixed budget. Here we have a list of best vocal mic’s under $1000.

Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid

Pro: Affordable Price, can be use to record vocals as well as guitars
Con: Does not fit for all sound, sometimes may produce dull sound, may filter out sounds that are necessary

Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone is one of the best entry level recording mic for more professional quality sound. This mic is phenomenal for both purpose that is recording vocals and recording instrumentals. The Neumann TLM 102 is a compact, large-diaphragm studio microphone that offers legendary Neumann sound at an affordable price. It boasts a maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB, which can help you to record drums, amps and other at a very loud sound with a good quality.

Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone

Pro: Low noise recording, best for vocal recording, high-end frequency boost feature
Con: Sometimes may create distortions

It is a tube mic designed exclusively for professional recording. Ideal for vocals, acoustic instruments, drum, piano etc. Also record very low noise also with good quality. It can pick up the natural drum sound even from 12 feets away and adds a richness to sound quality. But sometimes it may create distortions in the mid-high frequencies. Overall this mic is good for indoor recordings.

Sennheiser EW D1-835S Evolution Wireless with Dynamic E835 Microphone Cardioid Capsule

Pro: Light weight, clear sound, durable, provide clear bass
Con: depth some poor, proximity effect is low

Wireless D1 digital voice system with E835 dynamic cardioid is perfect for live stage use. The digital wireless transmission makes the system to locate the best frequency. The Sennheiser D1 can also be configured via iOS and Android app. Minimal proximity provides clear bass and performance even recording farther from mic.

Shure BLX 288 with PG58 Handheld Microphones, H8

Pro: Worth the money, outstanding quality
Con: Low battery life

Shure BLX 288/PG58 comes with two handheld vocal mics for superb audio clarity. It features one touch scan system that can locatethe best and clearest frequency to function. It combines professional quality sound with simple setup for legendary audio performance. The system is simple to setup and enables multiple microphones to work simultaneously. It has excellent operational range of up to 75 mand noise is minimum. Battery life is not upto mark as 8 hours mentioned by Shure, so you might need to carry extra batteries.

Rode NT1-A Stereo Vocal Condenser Microphones, Cardioid

Pro: Nice smooth and bright sound, affordable price
Con: No options for different polar pattern

The Rode NT1 has become an industry standard, that provides warmth and extended rang with clarity and high SPL capability which is only featured in some of the world’s best and most expensive microphones. Large diaphragm provides a good response towards frequency. When paired with any of the half-decent preamp creates an incredible for your bucks. It records acoustic guitar very well.

AKG Pro Audio C414 XLII Vocal Condenser Microphone

Pro: Excellent sound production, best for audio engineers, amazing clarity
Con: Can not be used with all cables

The C414 is of the best microphone that AKG makes. It has undergone through many changes over its lifetime. It offers nine pickup patterns that enables the C414 to choose the perfect setting. It has a unique sonic signature, that enables vocals and instruments to be placed in a dense mix.

Blue Microphones Blueberry Cardioid Condenser

Pro: Best mic under $1000, excellent for recording vocal and acoustic as well as backing vocal
Con: Sound is crisp, but not razor sharp

Blue Microphones Blueberry Cardioid Condenser consist of Class A microphone amplifier which is matched with BLUE’s pattern. It has been designed to provide the best quality sound, detailed highs, smooth midrange and best proximity effect. It comes in a beautiful cherry wood box and has a cardioid design with a 6 micron diaphragm with gold. This mic has a good response towards vocals as well as acoustic guitars.

*Any prices mentioned in the article were at the time of publishing and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on or at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


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