Deciding the microphone for youtube video is depending on your type of video styles you create.Because there are many different types of videos, and different microphones that work well for recording them. Lavalier microphones are great in a lot of situations.Shotgun mics are good for vlogging, and interview-style shots.
We are listing some of the best microphones we have used so far for various style of youtube videos.
The NT-USB is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording singing and musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over.
Sound quality is excellent and easily one of the best. This mic come under $200. Headphone jack with volume control is also available as well.
It has an internal pop filter to reduce p-pops and an internal shock mount to reduce vibrations and handling noise. It’s an end-address dynamic cardioid mic that needs a decent amount of gain. The easiest way to give it an extra boost is to use the Cloudlifter CL-1 or a separate pre-amp like the DBX286s, but I use it straight into a Zoom H5 with the gain set to about 6 without any issues.
If you just want to plug and play setup then the Rode SmartLav+ is a popular choice. This is a great choice if you don’t want to spend several hundred dollars on a professional-level lavalier mic.
Rode VideoMic Pro+
The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is a new addition to the best-in-market on-camera category. It is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.
Some of my favorites are auto power on/off, removable cable, safety channel, and rechargeable lithium battery.
The Audio-Technica AT4053B is a hypercardioid boom mic that is highly recommended for indoor dialogue (voice). This microphone is totally free of the distortion associated with conventional transformer-coupled outputs