10 Best 3.5 mm Microphone 2021 – Reviews & Guide

Before delving into the best 3.5 mm microphones, it will be helpful to know what function a 3.5mm jack is designed for. These advanced devices have become quite popular among people who are looking to record audio for specific functions.

Whether you want to elevate your recording studio’s sound quality with a clear voice or you want to ensure that your podcast always sounds its best, these convenient devices can help you accomplish your desired results.

1.Blue Yeti USB Mic


Product Dimensions ‎12.45 x 11.94 x 29.46 cm; 1.55 Grams
Batteries ‎1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model number ‎988-000103
Colour ‎Silver
Connector ‎USB, 3.5 mm Jack
Hardware Interface ‎USB
Audio Wattage ‎0.13 Watts
Colour Screen ‎No
Hardware Platform ‎Pc
Power Source ‎Corded Electric
Voltage ‎5 Volts
Item Weight ‎1.55 g
Manufacturer ‎Blue Microphones

Created with the same attention to detail that made the Yeti the go-to USB mic for professionals and an audio industry standard. The new Blue Spark Digital is loaded with broadcast-quality Blue mic preamps, 3 capsules for a variety of recording options, enhanced editing controls, and a headphone output/mixer interface.

The Blue Yeti USB microphone has three capsules. The front two are designed for high-quality vocal recording and the rear for absorption of sound from the computer and room ambiance.

2.Best inexpensive option

Model ‎YYPJ-01-1
Package Dimensions ‎14.9 x 10.4 x 2 cm; 52 Grams
Item model number ‎YYPJ-01-1
Batteries Included ‎No
Batteries Required ‎No
Includes AC Adapter ‎No
Item Weight ‎52 g

The YY Pendant Light comes with a modern design that is sure to match any modern home. It features a cable that is unique as well as 4x3mm plain surface ribbon cable, giving it a sleek, yet modern look. With its unique and stylish design, the YY Pendant Light will not only serve well as decorative lighting but also provide ample lighting for any room in your house or office.

3.Rode VideoMic NTG

Product Dimensions ‎25.4 x 10.16 x 7.62 cm; 94 Grams
Batteries ‎1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Item model number ‎VideoMic NTG
Colour ‎Black
Connector ‎USB, 3.5 mm Jack
Battery Type ‎Lithium Polymer
Hardware Platform ‎Camera
Power Source ‎Corded Electric
Item Weight ‎94 g
Manufacturer ‎Rode

Rode is best known for its studio microphone products, however, in recent years they’ve branched out and created a broader range of audio tools. The VideoMic NTG is the first microphone to come from their new RØDE Sound company and it’s based on the same NTG2 recording mic that has been used on top movies and television shows.

The NTG is a revolutionary new directional microphone with an innovative acoustically transparent inline shockmount.

4. Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun

Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars    256 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #10,113 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#1,035 in Condenser
Date First Available 8 August 2014
Manufacturer Sennheiser Electronics
Item Dimensions LxWxH 21 x 130 x 62 Millimeters
Included Components MKE 400 with coiled cable (3.5 mm stereo mini jack) 1 battery (size AAA) 1 foam windshield
Generic Name Condenser

What makes the Sennheiser MKE 400’s a cool option for cinematographers, is its rugged construction and versatility. The shotgun mic can easily be mounted on top of your camera and make it ready for whatever environments you may find yourself in. This shotgun has a solid all-metal housing that allows it to work in many situations where other mics would simply break down.

5.Rode VideoMic X

Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars    52 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #17,672 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#373 in Dynamic
Date First Available 26 January 2015
Manufacturer Rode
Packer Trimac Products Private Limited, D-40, DSIIDC Packaging Complex, Kirti Nagar, Delhi 110015
Item Dimensions LxWxH 22.9 x 12.7 x 22.9 Centimeters
Net Quantity 1 Unit
Included Components Stereo VideoMic X (1U), ZIP Pod (1U)Wind Shied (1U), User Safety & Warranty Manual (1U)
Generic Name Condenser

One of the best requirements, when you are getting a microphone for gaming, is to find one which can pick up the sound from your voice and cancel out all the rest of the distracting noises from the background.

There are numerous microphones that are compatible with gaming consoles as well as PCs, but you need to find one that can work on both types of systems without any lag in terms of quality and settings. Rode VideoMic X is one of those high-quality microphones specifically designed for gamers and other purposes too.

6.Shure VP83F LensHopper

Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars    141 ratings
4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #16,672 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#1,489 in Condenser
Date First Available 30 April 2014
Manufacturer Shure Incorporated
Item Dimensions LxWxH 25.4 x 13.2 x 10.7 Centimeters
Generic Name Condenser

The VP83F LensHopper camera-mountable microphone delivers high-quality audio for documentary and event videographers. Its highly directional super cardioid/lobar design includes a low-cut filter to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise from wind, handling, and air conditioning.

The VP83F has an additional layer of RF2 radio frequency protection designed to resist interference from wireless mics, cell phones, computers, and other devices that can cause buzzing and humming sounds during quiet moments of filming.

7.Sony Omnidrectional ECMCS3


Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.37 x 6.26 x 1.5 inches
Item model number ECMCS3
Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars    3,463 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,557 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#78 in Multipurpose Condenser Microphones
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No
Date First Available June 27, 2011
Color Name Silver
Hardware Platform PC

The Sony ECMCS3 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone features a clip-style design that makes it simple to attach to your clothing. The microphone captures clear high-quality sound from any source. Featuring a flexible design, the microphone is perfect for use with DVR or PC recording and records audio in the same direction that you speak. This microphone comes with a 3.5mm adaptor for plug-in power support.

8.Neewer CM15

Brand ‎Neewer
Manufacturer ‎NEEWER
Model ‎10096818
Package Dimensions ‎26.82 x 10.72 x 6.71 cm; 201.28 Grams
Item model number ‎10096818
Hardware Platform ‎Camcorder, Camera
Power Source ‎Battery Powered
Batteries Included ‎No
Batteries Required ‎No
Connector Type ‎Auxiliary

The Neewer CM15 professional camera microphone uses a cardioid pickup pattern to limit the direction in which the microphone picks up sound. This camera mic has a -10 to 0db sensitivity switch, and 3 different low-cut filter options to help reduce background noise and pick up only what you want.

This microphone has a soft foam windshield that is comfortable to wear as well as protects your microphone from damage due to wind. The furry soft foam windshield is easy to put on or take off of your neewer CM15 microphone and is also machine washable.

9.Audio-Technica Pro 24 Condenser

Brand ‎Audio-Technica
Manufacturer ‎audio-technica
Model ‎PRO24
Model Year ‎2010
Product Dimensions ‎24.89 x 12.95 x 7.37 cm; 317.51 Grams
Item model number ‎PRO24
Batteries Included ‎No
Batteries Required ‎No
Signal To Noise Ratio ‎57 dB
Includes AC Adapter ‎No
Manufacturer ‎audio-technica
Item Weight ‎318 g

The Audio-Technica Pro 24 is a multi-purpose condenser microphone that delivers professional performance for project and home studios, as well as live applications.

This professional large-diaphragm microphone features a cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise, making it an ideal choice for recording and broadcasting applications.

The microphone’s gold-plated XLR connector and analog circuitry provide outstandingly low self-noise. It includes a shock mount and padded zippered case.

10.JBL Commercial CSUM10 Condenser USB Microphone

Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars    154 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #100 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#30 in Condenser
Date First Available 16 April 2021
Manufacturer Harman Professional Inc., Harman Professional Inc., Harman Professional Inc., 8500 Balboa Blvd, Northridge, CA 91329, United States
Packer 8500 Balboa Blvd, Northridge, CA 91329, United States
Importer Harman International (India) Pvt. Ltd., Prestige Tech Park, 4th Floor-Jupitar 2A, Marathahalli Ring Road, Bangalore-560103, Karnataka, India
Item Dimensions LxWxH 9.9 x 9.9 x 18.4 Centimeters
Net Quantity 1 Count

The JBL Commercial CSUM10 USB microphone is the ideal companion for podcasters, presenters, and streamers, as well as vocalists or amateur musicians who use their computers for audio recording.

The compact USB microphone is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks and offers a wide frequency response of 50 Hz to 18 kHz with two selectable polar patterns and an adjustable mic gain and headphone volume.