Nothing can ruin a video more than poor audio can. Would you be willing to sit through a video with faint sound or excessive wind noise? It’s too distracting. A simple microphone – even just a cheap lavalier mic – can instantly improve the quality of your footage and increase engagement on YouTube.
Becoming a credible YouTuber requires more than just buying the best vlogging camera you can get. Without a decent mic you’ll never stand out from the crowd.
In this guide we’ve rounded up the best vlogging microphones you can buy to boost your audio quality, whether you record on your smartphone or a sophisticated mirrorless camera.
There are lots of different microphone options out there. You can read more here about the different types of microphones and audio recorders.
In our guide to the best vlogging microphones we’ve chosen a mix of lavalier and shotgun mics, wired and wireless, all chosen based on their balance of impeccable sound quality and value for money.