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USB vs XLR microphones (which should you buy?)

gear Jan 27, 2022

Today I'm going to explain the differences between USB and XLR microphones, and clarify why you should buy one or the other.

In this video you'll learn:

  • Key differences between USB and XLR microphones
  • What to look for when purchasing any microphone
  • When to use a dynamic vs condenser microphone

00:00 Intro
00:16 Connectivity
01:32 Ease of Use
01:41 Versatility
02:11 Sound Quality
03:00 Expandability
03:34 Cable Lengths
04:04 USB Mic Applications
04:44 XLR Mic Applications
05:38 Condenser vs Dynamic Mics
07:00 Polar Patterns
08:00 Final Thoughts