The cheapest streaming and gaming microphone

The cheapest microphone used to be shorthand for the best group of bad microphones. But one of the hardware trends that stood out last year was that the company pulled top-of-the-line microphone technology from its high-end settings and put it in a concise package with minimal features. Heck, some don’t even have a mute button or any buttons.

Don’t turn off budget microphones because they lack extra features, because the high-quality sound and low price make up for it. Although the absolute best microphones can cost you up to $300, these budget products start at as low as $40.