Condenser microphones

Condenser microphones

Condenser microphones or sometimes also referred to as capacitor microphones consist of an electrically conductive thin membrane in close proximity to a solid metal plate. Sound waves make the membrane move back and forth relative to a solid backplate, which creates an electric field between the two. Some condenser microphones require an external power source, usually known as phantom power. Most modern audio interfaces support it.

Condenser microphones are often used in studios. They can capture much higher quality audio than dynamic microphones, because of their wider frequency response and ability to capture more transients.

On this page we only list condenser microphones, we personally would recommend. All items featured are sold on Amazon.

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Condenser microphones under $100

Fifine Metal Condenser Recording Microphone 

For record music, computer singing or podcast. The USB recording microphone plugs right in and can be used immediately.

Blue Snowball USB Microphone 

Condenser microphones for podcasts, sung vocals, and other voice work.

Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones

 Offer high-quality audio performance. Sold as a pair. Ideal for record instruments such as cymbals, overheads and string instruments like guitar, violin.

Blue Snowball iCE, Cardioid - Black

 
Condenser microphones for creating podcasts, and adding narration to your home movies.

AKG Perception 170


Affordable option for small studios, suitable also for big-time sessions.
Often purchased in pairs for overhead applications.

Floureon BM-800 Condenser Microphone

Ideal for radio broadcasting studio, voice-over sound studio, recording. Works only with device that could provide enough power with 48V phantom power adapter.

Condenser microphones $100 – 500

Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout EditionFor vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews.

Se Electronics sE2300 Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone


An updated & refined version of our best-selling condenser, the sE2200

Audio-Technica AT2035 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone


For  home, project, studio applications, live performance.

SE Electronics sE2200a II C Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone


For vocals, voiceovers, and instrumental applications.

AKG C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

For beautifully detailed recording of lead vocals and solo instruments.

Shure SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

For studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement.

beyerdynamic FOX USB Condenser Microphone

 
Excellent sound quality independent of the surroundings – be it in the studio, at home, on holiday or out and about. Read more here.

Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Works great with home studio audio interfaces.