Best Mic For YouTube Videos (UNDER $50)

Omar shares his 3 favorite cheap microphones for YouTube Videos ****** Check out the best mic under $50 for YouTube HERE ➡️ (Amazon)

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📒 Show Notes 📒

1️⃣ Comica CVM-VM10II Video Microphone (Amazon)

2️⃣ Deity V-Mic D4 Mini Video Microphone (Amazon)

3️⃣ Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone (Amazon)

4️⃣ Pyle Microphone Boom Suspension Stand (Amazon)

5️⃣ Mic Clip (Amazon)

6️⃣ 1/8" cable Extender (Amazon)

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In this video, learn what the best cheap microphones for YouTube videos are. These mics are the best microphone under $50.

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— Whether you’re using
your smartphone or a camera

to create your videos,

having great audio is so important.

We’d like to say that
50% of video is audio,

and what’s so cool is that you
don’t need to break the bank

in order to have great audio.

And that’s why in this video,

I’ll be breaking down three different mics

that come in at around $50 to
see which mic you should buy,

whether you’re a smartphone
creator or using a camera.

So let’s go.

— [Man] You got to just press Record.

— Hey, what’s up?

It’s Omar El-Takrori with Think Media.

And just to let you know,

I’ll post all links to
the mics we’ll be testing

down in the description below

as well as some accessories
that I like to use

when it comes to filming my videos.

Like, I love to boom my mic.

And so, as you can see right now

there’s actually a boom mic,

and I’ll show you that
later on in the video.

Before we get into the rest of this video,

I actually wanted to go
and do an outdoor test

while I talk through
some of the similarities

when it comes to these around $50 mic.

So let’s head to the park
and see how these mics sound.

So I am using the Comica Mic first,

and it’s about arms length distance.

You know, I’m using my Sony ZV-E10.

But let’s talk similarities
when it comes to these mics.

I would say the first big similarity

is that none of these mics need power.

You don’t need to charge them.

You don’t need to put batteries.

You simply plug them into the camera

or smartphone you wanna use them with,

and you’re gonna get great audio.

And all mics that I’m using
come with a dead cat or a…

I guess, you could say,
wind muff like these things.

And so, I mean, maybe it’ll
draw a little bit of attention.

But nonetheless, because
it doesn’t need battery,

it’s very convenient to use,

especially if you are
using it with a smartphone

because you simply plug it in
and it’s just gonna auto gain.

For the Sony ZV-E10,

I have my input gain
set at 17 for these mics

and for this test,

and I’m treating nothing to the audio.

I’m not doing anything to the audio.

But another similarity with these mics

are that they are condenser mics

with a front pickup pattern.

Meaning, it captures audio
in the general vicinity

in which it’s pointing.

That’s why these mics work great
right on top of the camera,

like how I’m using it right right now.

But they also work best
when you can get them

as close as you can to your mouth.

And so when I use these
mics in the studio,

they’re are about eight
to 12 inches away from me.

Right out of the frame, but
it’s pointed at my chest.

And so, it’s capturing the
audio in that general vicinity.

Now, if I flip it ’em around,

it’s not gonna be as good

because the audio is now
coming out from over here

and I’m behind the camera.

However, for most use cases,

just having it pointed
at you is gonna be fine.

And if you are turning around
the camera and talking,

if it’s gonna be an extended time,

I would face the camera or
the mic toward your mouth.

But all of these mics sound pretty good.

I would say, it’s kinda hard
to determine the difference

between the three, but this
is kind of your vlog setting.

So if you were to get a
mic like this for vlogging

which is great because of the wind muff.

So, like I said, slight
breeze and we are outside,

arms length distance.

But let’s head back into the studio

and talk about what you get
in each package based off

of how much they cost.

Let’s go.

All right, so we are back in the office

and I am currently using the Comica Mic,

the $40 slash the cheapest
mic out of the two,

and have it boomed out of
the shot just like this.

And I’ll show you in a second
how I actually boomed the mic.

I think it’s a cool little setup

and maybe something you would like.

But this is the cheapest
mic out of the three.

And I would even say
one of the best values

out of the three,

being that you get a really
nice case with this mic

as well as the TRS and the TRRS cables.

So if you are gonna use this
mic with your smartphone,

you essentially are ready to go

with the mic purchase itself,

minus and adapter you would need

to plug into your Lightning
port if you have an Apple

or maybe a USB-C if you have an Android.

But nice that it comes with both of those

so that if you’re using
a camera or a smartphone,

you’d be good to go.

Another cool thing that
the Comica Mic comes with

that the others two don’t is a windscreen.

And so, what you see right
here is a windscreen.

You don’t see just like the mic by itself.

Let me kind of take it off.

So this is the windscreen
that it comes with,

and you can buy something
like this for like 10 bucks

if you wanted to put on the other two.

But coming in at the cheapest price,

it’s kinda cool that they
include it in my opinion.

And like what I mentioned at the park,

they all come with a dead cat

which is great for very windy days.

But I definitely think
this is nice to have

’cause it’ll kill some
plosives if you’re using it

in this manner

or even if it’s not that windy of a day.

It’s not a bad idea to have
something like this on your mic.

Now, as far as everything
you get in the box

with your purchase of $40,

I think it’s the best
value out of the three.

But let’s switch over to the Deity D4 Mini

and talk about what you get in that kit.

So this mic comes in at $50

at the time of shooting
this video here in the US,

and it is the newest mic out of the three.

This mic definitely has a feature

that I think you should know about.

I think it’s important to note though,

what you get in the package.

You’re gonna get the two
cables like the Comica had,

so the TRS and the TRRS

if you are using it with a smartphone.

You’re also gonna get a dead cat.

You’re also gonna get a really
cool, intuitive shock mount

that actually holds down the mic cable,

which I think is super appreciated

’cause not only does it keep
the mic from bouncing around,

but it also holds the cable
in place which is super nice,

especially if you’re out
vlogging and things like that.

Now, when it comes to audio quality,

you’re gonna get a very
similar performance

as you barely probably even
noticed when I switched the mic.

However, I think the only
thing to consider with this mic

as opposed to the other two

is that the Deity has an output line out

that would plug into your
camera or smartphone,

but there’s also an input
line built into this mic.

Now, maybe you’re asking,

«Omar, why do I need an input

«when it comes to my shotgun mic?»

I would say, the only maybe use case

this would be necessary for
is if you needed good audio

that came around a camera per se,

so maybe you put this
mic on top of a camera.

But then maybe you plug
in a wireless mic solution

for an interview or something like that.

And what the mic will
actually do if you do this

is it’ll put the audio from the mic itself

on one of the channels,
like the left side.

And then it will put audio
from the plugged in mic

on the right side.

And then later in post, you
can do something with it.

But I definitely think for
the average YouTube creator,

you won’t need to use that feature.

So maybe you do wanna go
with the Comica instead,

unless you like the sound of this better.

All right.

So now, we’ve got the legendary
Rode VideoMicro hooked up

to the boom.

And this is how this mic sounds.

Now, compared to these
three on a price standpoint,

this one comes in at $60 at the
time of shooting this video,

and it’s the one that comes
with the least amount of things.

So it definitely does come with a dead cat

and your mic cable,

but it doesn’t come with
one for your smartphone

and it doesn’t come with any other things.

Doesn’t come with a case
or anything like that.

So it, being the most expensive,
comes with the less things.

However, because this is an older mic,

you could totally shop used.

And I do like how this sounds
straight out more naturally.

I think there’s a little bit more low end

which works best for my voice

’cause I have a little
bit more of a lower voice.

However, I think if you’re
listening on a smartphone

and most content is
consumed on smartphones,

you can’t really tell a
huge, huge difference.

So, I think for all the little
it comes within the box,

it doesn’t make it the best value.

However, I do wanna show
you this boom setup.

So let’s jump into my little vlog set up,

and I’ll show you kind
of what I got going on

and how you can actually
boom a mic like this.

All right, so this is the
vlog rig that I’ll be using

to show you everything
that the mic facing me.

This is the Comica Mic,

and I got it on my iPhone 13 mini,

and this not so little wide angle lens,

but it definitely helps the vibe.

So, leaving my bathroom, entering office.

And this is kind of the setup

that you were just seeing that I was in.

And it’s very simple and minimal.

I don’t like having a bunch of stands,

hence why I wanna actually
show you my mic stand

or my mic boom which is this…

It’s called a Pyle.

It’s by a brand name Pyle, not Kyle,

but made in the US.

And it has a heavy base which is dope,

which is the reason why I
like it, small footprint.

And this is a pretty heavy duty

and large mic boom and…

or mic arm.

And I even had to remove
the spring for this setup

because it’s such a light
mic that’s holding up.

But you can hold heavier mics
if it is something you wanted.

And then, obviously, I
extend the mic’s reach

by being able to plug in a
longer cable into the camera.

That’s about nine bucks, maybe 10 bucks.

And then, right now, you could
see the Rode Mic is on there.

But I have this little clamp
mic holder which is cool

because if you’re switching
to and from setups,

this is very convenient

’cause you don’t have to
hardcore flip it in like these.

Like, if I try to do this on one hand,

then I’ll frigging…

Not even gonna try.

And so, I love this little
thing I had to show you.

Actually, little light flex real quick.

You know what I’m saying?

Think Media, you know what I’m saying?

But I actually use it
for my live streaming

and Zoom calls as well,

because my desk is a little thick

and so I couldn’t clamp something on here.

Sorry, it’s a mess.

But I have been actually
using the Rode Mic

or the Deity Mic as well as
the Comica Mic on my Zoom calls

because they sound great.

And I love how you can have
them outside of the shot.

And so that’s how I
actually set up these mics

to sound as best as possible

when using ’em to film videos like this.

You know, if you have a
super wide angle lens,

then you can totally put
it on top of your camera.

But anytime you can bring
a mic closer to your mouth,

if you’re further away from the camera,

your best bet is to do so to
get the best audio possible.

But let’s jump right back into my setup.

So when it comes down to these three mics

compared to each other,
which one should you buy?

The Comica, the Deity, or the Rode?

If I had to choose after
testing all three of these mics

and looking at all the things you get,

I would have to go with the Comica Mic

as the best cheap mic.

Because at $39 and what you get,

it makes it the best
value out of the three.

Well, not only the mic itself,

but coming with a nice hard case,

the two cables so that
if you want it to use it

with your smartphone, you could;

as well as the wind
screen and the wind muff,

all coming in at under 40
bucks is an incredible deal.

And it opens up my ability to
accessorize it as I need it.

So if I had a $50 audio budget,

now I can use another $11

to kind of go towards something else.

Maybe that’s a friction arm

that you wanna put on top of your camera,

so you can bring it closer to your mouth.

But when you’re listening to
these mics, for the most part,

you can’t even tell the difference.

And so, might as well go
with the cheapest option

and then accessorize as you need it.

Now, maybe you wanna
see what other options

on what kinds of mics you should go with,

maybe it’s a lavalier mic
that clips on your shirt,

or maybe it’s a dynamic
mic that’s a USB mic

that plugs into a computer or laptop.

Be sure to click or tap the screen

so that you know which mic you should buy

if it’s not one of these.

And I can’t wait to see
you in a future video.


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