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Stylish Microphone Ideal For Mac mini, iMac, MacBook

Shopping for a Mac compatible USB desktop microphone that look's as good as it sounds? This stylish USB condenser mic can really compliment the look of your Apple Intel or M1 Mac mini, Mac Studio, Mac Pro, iMac, or MacBook computer.

Great Looking USB Mic For Mac

Driver-Free MacOS Plug and Play

Tonor's sleek aluminum alloy desktop mic features a realtime 1/6" 3.5mm headphone / earbud jack for delay-free monitoring of the microphone's signal. There's also a conveniently located front mounted volume control knob to adjust the volume of the input level of the mic as needed.

Mac and iPad Compatible USB-C Lavalier Microphones

USB-C Microphone For Mac or iPad Pro

Due to the wide adoption of USB-C audio in many new smartphones, we're starting to see a growing number of USB-C microphones, USB-C headsets and USB-C earbuds coming to market rather quickly. That makes them ideal candidates for use on recent Apple iPads and Macs / MacBooks which have either a Type-C Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 compatible port.

Apple Compatible Movo USB-C Lavalier Mic

With Long Cable, Clip, Windscreen and Carry Case

Here's a few examples of Mac / iPad compatible USB-C lavalier clip-on mic ideal for podcasting, speech recognition, online conferencing or video recording sessions and interviews where a small, unobtrusive microphone is desired. It's optimized for accurate and voice production.

USB-C Lavalier Mic For Mac

Type-C Connection : Omnidirectional Condenser

Simply plug the Type-C lav mic into a modern MacBook, Mac mini or iMac computer with their USB-C compatible Thunderbolt 3 ports. They can also be used in the USB-C connector on one of the new(er) Apple iPads that now have a Type-C instead of a Lightning port , After setting your sound input device preferences, you're good to go!

Yeti Nano Mac Compatible USB Mic Review

The best-selling USB microphone for Mac recently got a face-lift and a bit of weight-loss surgery. The venerable Blue Yeti microphone has been a #1 selling mic for Apple using podcasters, streamers, well heck - anybody wanting a really high-quality desktop mic. But admit it; the original Yeti is a HEAVY and BULKY computer peripheral monster on your desktop. So Blue recently updated it to the more diminutive Yeti NANO featured below:

Blue Yeti Nano USB Mic For Mac

Dual-Pattern - Omni Directional and Cardiod Modes

Far less weighty and klunky than it's hulking cousin, the Blue Yeti Nano delivers silky-smooth audio recording response in a somewhat smaller, lighter footprint. Available in Gold, Onyx, Grey and Blue, there are four microphone color choices to suit your aesthetic taste. And it still features a built-in 1/8th inch analog headphone monitor jack for real-time listening as you record. It's also more affordable, saving you $20-30 or more over the cost of it's larger sibling.

There's a lighted, front mounted volume control and mute combo button on the front for easy access. A rear push button also allows you to switch between Omidirectional and Cardiod pattern modes when needed.

Turtle Beach Multi-Pattern Mac Compatibile USB Stream Mic

Whether you're wanting a microphone for Mac speech recognition, podcasting, live streaming, voice or musical instrument recording, Turtle Beach offers an affordable and Mac friendly USB recording mic that's comfortable on your desktop and also optionally supports boom microphone arm mounts.

Turtle Beach USB Mic For Mac

Multiple Mic Patterns + Headphone Monitoring

Once connected to your Mac computer via USB, the Turtle Beach Stream microphone offers up to 6 different mic pattern modes can be set with the press and or hold of a button to control directionality of the condenser microphone's pickup pattern. A colored LED ring around the mic's front-facing mute button indicates which pattern is selected. The microphone can be set to front, front and rear, or omnidirectional front, side and rear pickup depending on whether you're using it solo -- or with other people in the room.

Turtle Beach's Mac compatible USB Stream Mic also has a standard 1/8" 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for real-time audio passthrough monitoring which has it's own volume adjustment thumbwheel at the rear of the microphone. All of this is housed in an elegant, stylish and compact design that will look great with your Apple computer setup

Go Mic Connect - Mac Compatible Beam Forming Microphone

USB Microphone with Focused Pattern Technology
The Go Mic Connect is Samson's newest portable USB stereo microphone. It's a highly advanced audio recording solution for Apple computer recording, as well as Mac Skype, VOIP, conferencing and Mac OSX speech recognition.

Dual-Element USB Condenser Microphone

Focused Capture With Peripheral Noise Supression

It's somewhat unusual design is much like a webcam, the Go Mic is a compact oblong device with 2 front facing condenser mic elements. Below is a folding clip to position it atop a MacBook's lid or an LCD desktop display for optimal center positioning. On the rear is a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for realtime audio monitoring. Atop the mic is a mute button. There's a LED behind the front metal microphone grille to indicate mute status as well as turning RED as a peak level warning indicator.

By combining Active Noise Cancellation and Focused Pattern Technology, the Go Mic Connect generates a targeted pickup pattern which focuses the mic’s sound-field toward the preferred source. This helps to ensure that cleaner, high-qaulity audio is delivered to your Mac's computer applications.

• Pattern: Omnidirectional Polar
• Mic Capsule: Dual 10mm Condenser Capsules
• Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
• Sample Rate: 44.1kHz - 48kHz
• Bit Rate: 16 Bits
• USB Power Requirements: 50Milliamps at 5V
• Color:s Available: Black or Silver
• USB Cable and Protective Pouch Included
• Windows and MacOS compatible: No driver required
• Digital Noise Reduction: Software Filter Algorithm

At the core of the Mac compatible Go Mic Connect is a advanced, unique version of the Samson Sound Deck software. The software’s Focused Pattern Technology allows the focus array to be positioned, as well as toggled on and off. Once set, all sound that originates outside the focus area is significantly reduced, making the Go Mic Connect ideal for business communications and mobile recording. Sound Deck’s Active Noise Cancellation improves intelligibility of the audio heard through VoIP communication, while the Echo Erase feature reduces echo or feedback caused by monitoring audio with speakers during recording.

Go Mic Connect features a custom, compact design that clips to the top of your laptop or computer monitor, as well as internally shock-mounted dual microphone capsules and a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring. Go Mic Connect combines studio-quality sound and “next-level” technology for exceptional audio via Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts and more.

• Portable USB stereo microphone
• Compact design clips atop your laptop or computer monitor
• Zero-latency headphone monitor output
• On-board mute switch
• Focus Pattern Technology aligns the microphone’s peak sensitivity with a desired sound source
• Active Noise Cancellation eliminates background noise for clearer communications
• Echo Erase (Windows only) minimizes feedback caused by computer speakers
• Compatible with VoIP, DAW, Chat and Speech Recognition software
• Ideal for FaceTime, YouTube, Hangouts, Skype and other conferencing platforms

Download and install the Mac OSX version of Samson Sound Deck software app from www.samsontech.com

CAD Large Capsule USB Condenser Microphone For Mac

Shopping for a great sounding, large capsule condenser mic for your Mac audio recording needs? Fo under 50 bucks, CAD's GXL2400 shock-mount USB microphone delivers smooth and sensitive sound capture at a great price!

CAD USB Microphone For MacOS

With Desktop Tripod and Shock Mount

• Microphone features a 1" Aoedein capsule which delivers studio fidelity
• Includes a quality shock mount, desktop tripod stand, and USB cable
• Windows and MacOS compatible - No driver installation required
• Perfect for voiceovers, vocals and music recording, podcasting, Skype
• Full-Range frequency response : 20Hz - 18kHz
• Backed by a full 1 year limited warranty

Low-Cost USB Condenser Microphones For Mac

Shopping for a quality but cheap condenser microphone for your Mac audio recording needs? We're seeing a large number of import microphones hitting the market that are offering quality sound reproduction at prices half that of established major brands.

Fifine USB Condenser Mic With Stand

Onboard Volume And Echo Controls

Above we have Fifine's stylish condenser mic with mini-tripod stand that offers the flexibility of it's native 3-Pin XLR interface for mixing decks, but also comes with a XLR to USB cable for direct recording to your Mac computer. On-board controls allow direct adjustment of volume and another to add digital ambient echo when desired without having to fiddle with settings in your Mac's DAW application. A foam windscreen is also included to minimize 'pop' at close range.

Audio Technica AT2020+ USB Mac Podcasting Mic Review

After combing through other Mac podcasting microphone reviews and recommendations from Pro podcasters in the biz, a few Apple compatible podcaster microphones stood out head and shoulders above the rest. The Audio Technica AT 2020 Plus was one of them held in high esteem in nearly every mic review.

Mac Podcasting Mic

Highly-Rated By Apple Podcast Pros

An onboard headphone jack with volume control allows monitoring of the microphone signal with no delay. A separate Mix dial allows you to blend your external pre-recorded audio source with the microphone signal. The standard shape and styling of the AT 2020+ is also ideal for boom arm and shock mount use. It includes a USB cable and mini tripod mic stand.