Best USB microphones for streaming: Upgrade your stream with high-quality audio

Our top picks provide great vocal clarity and robust features while still being affordable.

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Whether you're streaming games to Twitch, YouTube, or another platform, your audience needs to hear you clearly over the gameplay. (The same holds true if you're holding live chat sessions or talking with your viewers as you work on a project.) And unfortunately, microphones built into laptops, webcams, and even headsets just don't sound as good compared to a full-size microphone sitting close to your mouth.

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