The Best Microphones for Vlogging in Any Setting

June 14, 2021 4 min read

Camera technology has made so many advances that even the most basic smartphone lenses can capture fine quality videos making them perfect for short films, TikTok videos, or vlogs. However, you can’t rely on your phone’s built-in microphone to record the best audio by itself. You’ll need something more than that. Don’t fall into the trap of having great visuals, but forgetting to make sure your vlog audio quality is top-notch. Make your vlogs sound as good as they look by investing in a good microphone for vlogging.

Movo has a great range of external microphones for vloggers of all levels. Whether you’re in need of something for your vlog studio or for outdoor recording, we have a vlog microphone that will fit your audio needs.

For Vloggers Who Are Big on Ambiance

If you’re looking for something small but powerful, the MovoVXR3000 external microphone is a great option. Thanks to its omnidirectional polar pattern, you can pick up and record studio-quality audio from any angle. Moreover, you don’t have to settle for a heavy and bulky microphone just to achieve that. Despite its compact design, the VXR3000 has a 35Hz-20KHz frequency response so your recorded audio has a nice mix of rich tones and deep bass. It is a versatile mic that can work both on different cameras and smart devices. Simply plug it in, hit record, and capture the best audio.

For The Run-and-Gun Vloggers

Those in need of concentrated and clear sound in their vlogs that they can adjust in real-time can benefit from getting the MovoVXR3031 for their vlogging setup. Its supercardioid polar pattern only picks up the audio from subjects directly in front of it, leaving your vlogs with high-quality audio and no background noise. Furthermore, you can refine the direct-to-camera audio using the 3-stage level control switch and the 2-pass (flat and 80Hz) filter to prevent signal peaking and any low-frequency noise, respectively. This external microphone is best suited for DSLR cameras and requires 2 AA batteries as a power source.

For The Vloggers On the Go

Being out and about while vlogging often means that you have to keep your equipment small and lightweight. If you are in need of an external microphone that fits those requirements - without sacrificing audio quality - look no further than the MovoVXR10 for recording your audio. It has a cardioid condenser capsule that focuses on sounds coming from the front of the mic for reduced peripheral environmental noises in the final recording. The mic can also pick up a diverse array of sounds clearly, including higher frequencies and bass tones. With this mic, you can spend less time editing your recording in post-processing and focus more on vlogging about your adventures and sharing it with the world. The VXR10 is compatible with smartphones and cameras alike and works well for vloggers of all levels. 

The Best Beginner Vlogger Bundles

If you are only just starting your vlogging journey and you need more than a microphone, here are some of Movo’s best bundles to invest in that will help you take your content to the next level:

  • All-in-One package, bundle filled with every accessory you might need while vlogging on your Android:uVlogger
  • A Starter Kit for beginners who want to upgrade their iPhone for perfect vlog content creation:iVlogSK
  • Interview Lavalier Set, made to connect with any device and catch professional grade audio:VersaLav

Vlogging Microphone FAQs

1. Do I need to get an external microphone for vlogging?

We would strongly recommend that you get an external microphone for vlogging, as the microphones built into your phone or your camera won’t provide the best audio quality. They do a decent job, but to make your production quality higher, investing in a mic for vlogging is your best bet! The last thing you want is for a viewer to stop watching your vlogs due to low-quality audio!

2. Is my phone’s microphone good for vlogging?

Your smartphone microphone will do an okay job at capturing your audio for your vlog, but it won’t have the same high-quality sound that you would get from an external vlog microphone. You don’t need to break the bank to get a great vlogging microphone for your smartphone! Check out somesmartphone compatible vlogging mics today!

3. What type of microphone is the best for vlogging?

The best microphone for vlogging is highly dependent on the type of content you want to shoot, as there are different audio considerations to keep in mind. We highlighted a few options above depending on the type of vlogger you are or want to be, but here are a few more considerations:

  • If you’re primarily recording at home, or in a studio, aUSB microphone is a good option (bonus: this type of mic tends to be more wallet-friendly!)
  • If you’re primarily vlogging out and about or need to record others, awireless lavalier mic and acamera shotgun microphone are good options. If it’s really windy outside, don’t forget to pack awindscreen!

Final Thoughts on the Best Vlogging Microphones for You

With the right external vlogging microphone, mediocre audio will become a thing of the past in your vlogs. We hope our guide helps you find the best microphone for vlogging, perfect for any situation you want to film in. For helpful tutorials, guides, and fantastic deals on Movo’s audio and video products for vloggers, check out ourvlogging tips and even morevlogging equipment!