The 5 best USB-C microphones for Android phones (India and US)

2021-12-16 08:01:07 By : Mr. Xi Teng Jewelry Accessory

USB-C on modern Android phones can handle more power and higher transmission speeds, making it ideal for accessories such as microphones. If you often record podcasts, YouTube videos, or voice-overs on your phone, then a good USB-C microphone may be worth buying. In this article, let's take a look at some of the best USB-C microphones for Android phones on Amazon India and Amazon USA.

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Most modern Android phones support OTG and can provide enough power to operate a USB microphone. Unlike regular USB microphones that require an adapter to be carried with you, USB-C microphones can be connected directly through the USB Type-C port.

However, they may not be suitable for commonly used applications on mobile phones. You may need to use third-party applications such as Dolby On, Open Camera, Cinema FV-5, FiLMiC Pro to record audio with a USB-C microphone.

Here are some of the best USB-C microphones you can use on your Android phone.

AKG Lyra is a USB-C condenser microphone for Android phones. It has a multi-mode quadrupole array and provides different audio capture modes, such as front, front + rear, close stereo and wide stereo. You can use either according to the use case.

The microphone can record 24-bit/192kHz high-quality audio, which is very suitable for recording podcasts, YouTube, live broadcasts, video calls, etc. In addition, it also has a zero-latency 3.5 mm headphone jack for audio monitoring while recording.

AKG Lyra is a simple plug and play microphone. You don't need a separate audio interface or software to play. In addition to Android, it is also available for iOS, Windows and Mac devices. It also includes Ableton Live 10 Lite audio production software.

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Boya BY-PM500 is a condenser microphone, compatible with computers and most smartphones with USB Type-C ports. It comes with two selectable directivity modes-cardioid (directed pickup from the front) and omnidirectional (captured sound from all directions).

You can record audio at 24-bit/48 kHz resolution. In addition, it also has adjustable microphone gain, delay-free monitoring and mute function through the 3.5 mm audio jack.

It is very suitable for recording YouTube audio, podcasts, and even the vocals of songs. The microphone comes with a desktop stand, a USB Type-C to Type-C cable for mobile devices, and a USB-A cable for computers.

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Shure MV88+ is a complete recording device with a condenser microphone. You can also get a Manfrotto PIXI tripod with phone clip, hot-shoe microphone clip and USB-C and Lightning cable for audio and video shooting right out of the box.

To use it, please install your phone and connect the microphone via a USB-C cable. With this setting, you can take video, self-recording, audio capture, interview or movie recording. There is also a built-in headphone output for real-time headphone monitoring.

It supports classic mid-side stereo recording technology, adjusts the stereo width by using cardioid pointing and two-way poles, while providing excellent mono functions.

Unfortunately, MV88+ cannot use phone, live broadcast or video conferencing applications on Android. Instead, you must use the ShurePlus MOTIV audio and video application to record on a supported Android device. Check compatibility here.

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Rode VideoMic Me-C is a high-quality directional microphone for USB-C phones running Android 10 or higher. It can be plugged directly into the connector without any cables, and has a 3.5 mm jack for audio monitoring and playback.

The microphone reduces background noise and focuses on your audio for clear audio quality. As far as accessories are concerned, it comes with a clip to fix the microphone and a furry windshield for shooting outdoors and in bad weather conditions.

Rode VideoMic Me-C works seamlessly with the Rode Reporter application and other recording applications. Overall, it is an ideal USB-C microphone for users who want to record podcasts or outdoor videos on Android phones.

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Sennheiser XS Lav is a lapel microphone that can be used with USB-C mobile phones and computers. It is an omnidirectional clip-on microphone suitable for vocals in interviews, video blogs and podcasts.

It provides clear, natural sound-you can clip it to your shirt to capture more of your voice than your surroundings. To use it, plug it into your phone and it will start working. If not, you will have to use a recording application that supports external microphones.

It’s all-encompassing and is an excellent lightweight USB-C microphone that maintains clarity and eliminates background noise. However, don't expect it to provide studio-quality audio-most lapel microphones do not.

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In addition to the USB-C microphone, you can also use an OTG adapter to use a regular USB microphone on your Android phone.

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These are the best USB-C microphones bought for Android phones in India and the United States. Before buying any microphone, make sure it is compatible with your device. Also, please check the prices on other e-commerce platforms. If you have any other microphone suggestions, please let me know in the comments below. Please stay tuned for more such articles.

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