Best 3.5 mm Microphones

Updated February 2019
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A 3.5 mm microphone includes a 3.5 mm jack. It is ideal for home recording on a laptop or other mobile devices. Some microphones can be clipped to your shirt, enabling you to use the microphone hands-free. Other microphones include a flexible neck that allows you to point the microphone in any direction. Microphones are sold across multiple price points. Various microphones come with an adjustable stand. They may also include a base that plugs into a 3.5 mm jack. A microphone commonly cancels out background noise and limits distortion and interference. It is often sold as part of a set with a mount and windscreen.

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