What are the best microphones under £50? – September 2020

Written:17/07/2020
Last updated:17/07/2020

Microphone under £50

Everyone needs a good microphone, whether its to chat with your mates while playing call of duty, to stream gameplay for people to watch, or even create youtube videos. The point is, everybody should be able too have a decent microphone, no matter what their budget it. Microphones are very important to streamers, its their way of interacting with viewers. Streamers without good microphones are not watched as much, as their viewers like crystal clear sound. They especially don’t like it if it sounds like a wind tunnel! If you’re microphone has static noise, we suggest looking into setting up a noise gate however, if you’re looking to buy a new microphone you are in the right place. We will be looking through the best microphones on amazon, which are all under £50. We will evaluate the pros and cons of each microphone and rank them, 1 to 5. None of the Microphones listed require drivers or sound cards. We USB Microphones, Cheap Microphones for gaming, and even Condenser microphones! All of these microphones work on PC, for Streaming, Gaming, Zoom/ Video calls and more!

These are some of the best USB Microphones under £50!

1

Kungber Yanmai-777 USB Condenser Microphone

Kungber Yanmai-777 USB Condenser Microphone

This microphone comes with a convenient stand for your desk, aswell as a pop filter. It works with windows/ Mac / Linux, and can be used to play and stream, at the same time! We Recommended this microphone due to its features and price!

Specifications

  • Directivity – uni-directional
  • Frequency response – 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Sampling rate – 48 kHz
  • Bit depth – 16Bit
  • Working Voltage – USB DC 5V
  • Cable length – 1.4m

Pros

  • 16 bit 14kHz sample rate
  • Smooth sound quality
  • Delivers a full warm sound
  • Isolates the main sound from background noise
  • Tripod folds for maximum portability
  • Just 540g
  • Low latency
  • Pop filter included

Cons

  • No mute button
  • Not compatible with mobile phones
  • No option to plug headphones into stand
  • Background noise reduction doesn’t always work


2

VersionTECH USB Microphone

VersionTECH Microphone

This is a gooseneck microphone, so you can conveniently move the arm wherever you want, however it is omnidirectional, so it will pick up additional background noise. This can be fixed with a noise gate .

Specifications

  • Directivity: Omnidirectional
  • Operating Voltage: 3V
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Impedance: 2.2KΩ
  • Sensitivity: -38db +/-3db
  • Frequency Range: 30Hz-16000KHz
  • Cable Length: 2M/6.56ft
  • Microphone Type: Condenser

Pros

  • Noise reduction Smart chip – effectively blocks background noise, while transmitting your voice accurately
  • RGB
  • Built in mute button – with one click, no one on your stream can hear you. The RGB will light up when the microphone is active, so you will clearly see whether you are muted or not.
  • Solid construction – Heavy duty base so it doesn’t tip over.
  • No drivers required – plug and play

Cons

  • Omnidirectional – picks up more background noise
  • Not compatible with mobile phones
  • No option to plug headphones into stand
  • No pop filter


3

Fifine 669b Condenser Microphone

Fifine Microphone

This is a desk microphone which you could put on a microphone arm. It can be used with multiple programmes at once.

Specifications

  • Type – condenser
  • Polar pattern – cardioid
  • Frequency response – 20-20kHz
  • Sensitivity - -34d±30% (at 1kHz)
  • s/n ratio – 70dB
  • Output connection – USB 2.0
  • Power supply – 5V USB power
  • Microphone Type - Condenser

Pros

  • Volume knob – change how loud you are, or completely mute yourself
  • Adjust the angle of the microphone easily
  • Can be put on a microphone arm
  • USB power
  • No static noise

Cons

  • No way of working on a mobile device – only pc/mac
  • Increasing the input volume can increase background noise


4

Tonor TC-777 Condenser USB microphone

Tonor TC-777 Condenser USB microphone

This microphone has a gooseneck, so you can move it around easily and also fold it up to store. It has a heavier base so that it can't fall over. It can also be used with multiple programmes at once, so you can stream and talk to your friends at the same time!

Specifications

We couldn't easily find specifications for this microphone, which suggests it might not be the best option.

Pros

  • Mute button with LED light
  • Due to its weight, it won’t tip over
  • Can be used to talk and stream at the same time
  • Microphone is embedded in a high quality audio filter
  • Reduces noise

Cons

  • No pop filter
  • No volume knob
  • Can’t be put on a microphone arm


5

TKGOU USB microphone

TKGOU USB microphone

This is also a desk microphone which you could similarly be put on a microphone arm. It can be used with multiple programmes at once, so you can stream and talk to your friends at the same time!

Specifications

  • Cable length – 1.5m
  • Sampling rate - 44.1KHz/16Bit
  • Polar pattern – Cardioid
  • Frequency response – 100Hz – 16KHz
  • Sensitivity - -38dB±3dB
  • Output Impedance - 680Ω
  • Max SPL - 110db(at 1khz≤1%THD)
  • S/N ratio - 56dB

Pros

  • You can adjust the angle of the microphone easily
  • USB power
  • Versatile – can be put on a microphone arm
  • Tripod is included
  • Includes pop filter

Cons

  • No noise cancellation
  • No volume knob/ Mute button

And there you have it, those are the best microphones under £50, all researched in 2020. We Recommended the Kungber Yanmai-777 due to its price and features, although any of these should meet your expectations. Be sure to share this post with your friends so that you too can hear them perfectly!

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