No streaming setup is complete without a quality microphone. Blue Microphones was at TwitchCon 2017 and I spoke with one of the reps on what is the best usb microphone for different types of streamers and content creators.

Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone

For those who are one a budget, The Snowball is a obvious choice. It costs Under $50 and provides clear audio over USB.

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

The Yeti might be the most popular USB microphone among twitch streamers and podcasters. It can record almost any situation so it doesn’t need to be close to you. Unlike the Snowball, The Yeti has a built in headphone jack and gain control switch so that you can test your audio without going into the settings.

Blue Spark Blackout SL XLR

For podcasters and artists who want the highest of audio quality. The Spark Blackout SL XLR is basically like having full broadcast studio at home. Its not the most ideal solution for beginnings since it requires a mixer and some knowledge of audio settings. However, Its good to keep in mind if you’re looking to upgrade down the road.