Since becoming involved with making ASMR Videos we have experimented with a number of microphones and through trial and error, we have gained an appreciation of the ones that we feel give the best performance.
Listed below are the microphones that what we have found to be some of the best microphones for recording ASMR sounds as well as some others that we haven’t tried ourselves but we have seen other ASMR artists use. We’ve included our own personal reviews of products we own as well as links to Amazon where you can read the customer reviews.
Just be aware that the prices listed for these microphones doesn’t take into account any additional recording devices or adapters you might need. For example, the Rode NT1-A microphones can’t be plugged directly into a computer so you will need an adapter of some sort like the Shure X2U or a recording device like a Zoom H4N. This all adds to the cost.
If you are looking for the cheapest option that doesn’t require any additional costs, then we suggest going with either the Yeti (which plugs into the USB port of a computer) or a Zoom H4N which you can record directly into. The Zoom uses a memory card so once recording is finished you can remove it and upload the recordings to your computer.
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|Yeti Microphone||Best Value for Money Microphone. This is a great microphone for starting out with ASMR. It's not a binaural microphone but it has excellent sound quality for the price.||No||$120||Read Our Review||Buy from Amazon|
|Zoom H4N Recorder /Microphone||This is an awesome little device. It works as a microphone, recorder and audio interface. It's used by many ASMR artists. You can also plug an external microphone into it. We highly recommend it.||No||$269||Read Amazon reviews||Buy from Amazon|
|3Dio Freespace Binaural Microphone||This is our favourite microphone for ASMR. The binaural sound is awesome.||Yes||$499||Buy from Amazon|
|Rode NT1-A Microphones||We purchased the NT1-A matched pair of microphones because we had read about how quiet they are ie. very little hissing and humming. We use these for vocal recordings like our podcasts for instance.||No||$550||Read Amazon reviews||Buy from Amazon|
|Soundman OKM II Classic Binaural Microphone||Excellent binaural microphone. We have used it in numerous videos.||Yes||$299||Read Our Review||Buy from eBay|
|Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphone||We found this one on Amazon but haven't tried it out. They seem to be reasonably priced for binaural microphones.||Yes||$110||Read Amazon reviews||Buy from Amazon|
|Rode NT5 Microphones||We haven't used these but notice that MassageASMR uses them and the sound is really good. You would need to buy a Matched Pair (ie. 2 microphones) to get the same quality sound he achieves.||No||$430||Read Amazon reviews||Buy from Amazon|