Best Microphones for Twitch Streaming in 2021

Finding the best microphone for streaming can be tough. It’s a big investment, and there are a lot of options to choose from. That’s why we put together this handy guide to help you find the perfect streaming microphone to complement your setup.

Best USB Microphones for Streaming

Yeti X professional USB microphone for gaming and streaming

If you’re just getting started on your live streaming adventure, the simplest solution is a USB microphone. USB mics are quick, easy and affordable. They plug right into your computer and sound light-years ahead of your built-in microphone. Whether you’re looking for something simple to get you started or something with a little more flair, Blue has you covered—check out our list of the best USB microphones for streaming.

Best XLR Microphones for Streaming

Spark SL XLR condenser microphone for pro recording and streaming

USB microphones are great for streamlined setups, but if you’re looking for more control over your signal path or want to utilize additional pro audio equipment like mixers and preamps, then you'll want an XLR microphone.

Whether you want to use an analog signal processor to keep your levels from getting too high during intense moments or set up multiple microphones for a LAN party-style stream, XLR mics offer plenty of flexibility for streaming in any situation.

Streaming and Gaming Bundles

Yeticaster pro streaming bundle with Yeti USB microphone, Radius III and Compass.

It takes more than a quality streaming microphone to create a popular channel. With professional accessories, easy-to-use editing software and top-selling titles, Blue bundles have everything you need to game and sound like a pro.

Yeticaster: Professional Streaming Accessories

The Yeticaster bundle transforms the Blackout Yeti USB microphone into a whole new beast. The Radius III shockmount helps protect Yeti from vibrations, reducing unwanted noise and rumble, while the Compass microphone boom arm enables perfect mic placement in any scenario. Convert your desktop into a full-fledged streaming studio with the Yeticaster bundle for just $199—a $78 savings!

Blue Gaming Bundles: Get Your Game On

Quality sound is a crucial component of any popular game stream, but so is the title you’re playing. That’s why Blue offers a variety of gaming bundles that combine best-selling Blue USB microphones with award-winning titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG), Overwatch, Fallout 76 and more. And with options ranging from $54 to $149, there’s a Blue gaming bundle out there for everyone.