Best USB microphones in 2024: desktop mics for podcasting, streaming and more

Best USB microphone: Blue Yeti
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Your computer has a built-in mic, but the quality that it captures will probably sound flat and tinny.  If you want to boost your presence in a Zoom meeting or capture professional sounding voice-overs for your YouTube channel then it’s well worth investing in a USB microphone.  

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.

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