Best 3.5mm Microphones in 2020

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A 3.5mm microphone can be used to elevate sound quality in a recording studio or to ensure that your voice is clear and crisp during a podcast. Perhaps you want to record a tutorial for your YouTube account. Whatever your needs are, the variety in 3.5mm microphones is widespread. These easy-to-use microphones range in size, strength, and functionality; however, what they all have in common is their 3.5mm jack. Here is a list of our top picks.


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A wide variety of excellent microphones are available with 3.5mm jacks. If you're searching for a microphone to connect to a PC for in-studio recording or for creating podcasts, then the TONOR Professional Studio Condenser Microphone (opens in new tab) is a great choice.

However, if your needs involve recording while being on the move, then investing in a microphone that can quickly and efficiently connect to your mobile device like the PoP Voice Professional Lavalier Lapel Microphone (opens in new tab) or a camera like the Rode Stereo VideoMic (opens in new tab) may be the best option for you. Whether you're looking for a microphone for making videos, gaming, or creating podcasts, there is a 3.5mm microphone built for your needs.

Camille Sanghera is a freelance writer who loves using the power of words to give individuals and objects a voice. When she is not content writing, you can find her running trails with her dogs or writing novels and e-books. Find her on Instagram at @projectpvo.