13 Best Instrument Condenser Microphones

List Updated January 2020

Bestselling Instrument Condenser Microphones in 2020


Pyle-Pro PMSAX1 Instrument/Saxaphone XLR Condenser Microphone

Pyle-Pro PMSAX1 Instrument/Saxaphone XLR Condenser Microphone
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Shure SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Shure SM81-LC Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 0 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave roll off
  • Low noise and high output clipping level
  • Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds
  • Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc)

Neewer NW-700 Professional Studio Broadcasting Recording Condenser Microphone & NW-35 Adjustable Recording Microphone Suspension Scissor Arm Stand with Shock Mount and Mounting Clamp Kit

Neewer NW-700 Professional Studio Broadcasting Recording Condenser Microphone & NW-35 Adjustable Recording Microphone Suspension Scissor Arm Stand with Shock Mount and Mounting Clamp Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • The Set Includes: (1) Condenser Microphone, (1)Adjustable Suspension Scissor Arm Stand, (1)Table Mounting Clamp, (1)Metal Shock Mount, (1)Pop Filter, (1)Ball-type Anti-wind Foam Cap, (1)3.5mm Male to XLR Female Cable. NOTE: Sound Card, 48V Phantom Power, 1/4" to XLR Cable & XLR to XLR Cable are needed to purchase additionally; If you want better sound effect, a sound card should be used; Please use a extra 48V phantom power adapter to connect it (phantom power adapter is not included)
  • The professional condenser microphone adopts the completely new audio circuit. Capture rich, full-bodied sound from sources that are directly in front of the mic. The cardioid pick-up pattern minimizes background noise and isolates the main sound source.
  • The adjustable scissor arm stand is made out of all steel construction, sturdy and durable. Folding type, convenient to carry. Can be mounted on the announcers' table. The double-braced arms add strength. Your microphone is held safely on this scissor arm microphone clip.
  • The microphone wind screen pop filter mask shield can ensure that your tracks are audible and easy to understand.And also it will make sure your message loud and clear, and banish the dreaded hissing and lisping sounds.
  • The metal shock mount features an angle adjustment with locking knob and can effectively reduce handling noise. The ball-type anti-wind foam cap can protect microphone against wind interference and singers' spit.

Shure PGA98H-XLR Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Instrument Microphone with 15' XLR-XLR Cable

Shure PGA98H-XLR Cardioid Condenser Gooseneck Instrument Microphone with 15' XLR-XLR Cable
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Tailored microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of wind instrument sound sources
  • Flexible gooseneck design makes accurate positioning quick and easy
  • Integrated horn clamp for quick and easy mounting
  • In-line preamplifier provides phantom power and a direct XLR connection
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
  • Two available options: (1) with 15-foot XLR-XLR cable (PGA98H-XLR; inline preamp and cable), or (2) with TA4F connector for use with wireless bodypack systems (PGA98H-TQG, no preamplifier provided)
  • Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
  • Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments

CAD Audio U37 USB Studio Condenser Recording Microphone

CAD Audio U37 USB Studio Condenser Recording Microphone
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Large condenser microphone element for warm, rich recordings
  • Cardioid pick-up pattern minimizes background noise and isolates the main sound source
  • Smooth, extended frequency response is excellent for singing, speech and instruments
  • It has 10dB overload-protection switch minimizes distortion from loud sound sources
  • Bass-reduction switch reduces room noise
  • The U37 is Windows and Macintosh compatible, with no software to install--simply plug it into any available USB port, select it as your input in your software settings, and you're ready to create your own audio.

Audio-Technica Condenser Microphone (AT8010)

Audio-Technica Condenser Microphone (AT8010)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Ideal for interviews, group vocals, strings, cymbal overheads, acoustic guitar and piano
  • Omnidirectional polar pattern provides maximum ambient pickup
  • Extremely smooth, extended response on- and off-axis
  • Low sensitivity to popping and overload

Audio-Technica PRO 35 Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrument Microphone? ??-INCLUDES-? ?Behringer MicroPower PS400 Phantom Power Supply, Blucoil 10-Ft XLR Cable AND 5-Pack of Cable ?Ties

Audio-Technica PRO 35 Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrument Microphone? ??-INCLUDES-? ?Behringer MicroPower PS400 Phantom Power Supply, Blucoil 10-Ft XLR Cable AND 5-Pack of Cable ?Ties
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle, BM-800 Mic Kit with Adjustable Mic Suspension Scissor Arm, Shock Mount and Double-layer Pop Filter for Studio Recording & Brocasting (BM-800 Microphone Bundle)

ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle, BM-800 Mic Kit with Adjustable Mic Suspension Scissor Arm, Shock Mount and Double-layer Pop Filter for Studio Recording & Brocasting (BM-800 Microphone Bundle)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Audio-Technica PRO 35 Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrument Microphone

Audio-Technica PRO 35 Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrument Microphone
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • UniMount clip permits accurate positioning, provides shock resistance and protects element
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Extended frequency response captures subtle nuances of the performance
  • 6' (1.8 m) cable permanently attached to microphone

Nicama Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrument Saxophone Toms Brass and Percussion Microphone 4-pin XLR Output for Shure Wireless Microphone Transmitter

Nicama Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrument Saxophone Toms Brass and Percussion Microphone 4-pin XLR Output for Shure Wireless Microphone Transmitter
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • UniMount clip permits accurate positioning, provides shock resistance and protects element
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Extended frequency response captures subtle nuances of the performance
  • 6' (1.8 m) cable permanently attached to microphone

AKG Pro Audio C414 XLS Instrument Condenser Microphone, Multipattern

AKG Pro Audio C414 XLS Instrument Condenser Microphone, Multipattern
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound for beautifully detailed recording of vocals and any acoustic instrument
  • Nine selectable polar patterns for the perfect setting for every application
  • Three attenuation levels (-6/-12/-18dB) for close-up recording or high-output sources of up to 158dB SPL
  • Three different switchable bass-cut filters to reduce wind noise, subsonic noise or proximity effect
  • Overload warning with audio peak hold LED to detect shortest audio peaks

Shure PGA81-XLR Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Shure PGA81-XLR Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Flat-response microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of acoustic instrument sound sources in more sensitive environments
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
  • Two available options: (1) with 15-foot XLR-XLR cable, or (2) without cable
  • Stand adapter for mounting to a microphone stand
  • Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
  • Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments

Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid - Black

Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Custom condenser capsule offers crystal clear audio for Skype, Messages and FaceTime
  • Record vocals, create podcasts, and add narration to your home movies
  • Add crystal clear audio to recordings for YouTube. Frequency Response: 40 -18 kHz
  • Easy plug and play directly to your Mac or PC-no drivers to install
  • Snowball iCE is a USB 2.0 device (USB 3.0 compatible as per USB 3.0 backward compatibility specification).Sample/word Rate: 44.1 kHz/16 bit
  • NOTE: Refer the User Manual before use.

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