Best Microphones for ASMR

Microphones for ASMr

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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.

We personally use the following microphones – Yeti, Soundman OKM II Classic, 3Dio Free Space Pro, Zoom H4n and the Rode NT1A matched pair.

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Average Price

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 quality sound for the price.No$120Read Amazon ReviewsBuy from Amazon

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$110Read Amazon reviewsBuy 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$269Read Amazon reviewsBuy from Amazon

Soundman OKM II Classic Binaural Microphone

Excellent binaural microphone. We have used it in numerous videos.Yes$299Read our reviewBuy from eBay

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$430Read Amazon reviewsBuy from Amazon

3Dio Freespace Pro Binaural Microphone

Just as good as the Soundman if not better.Yes$499Buy from

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$550Read Amazon reviewsBuy from Amazon


  1. You say the Yeti doesn’t do binaural but amazon says it records in stereo, omni and bi directional – is it lying?

  2. If I buy the binaural microphone do I have to have zoom recorder to get it on my pc.. or can I record binaurally straight into a program like audacity or adobe audition?

  3. Was thinking about starting to make some ASMR videos but have no idea where to start. Would like to start doing it in the cheapest possible way and was wondering what sort of equipment would be best start out with? Would really appreciate some advice and guidance on the subject.

    • You can start with something as simple as your phone or point and shoot camera. If it can record video and sound then you can make a video. This is a great way to start. Many ASMR artists started this way and just upgraded their equipment as they went. Otherwise if you want to invest in a microphone and want something fairly reasonable for the price then go with a Yeti Microphone. You can get one for under $100 and they have very good sound for the money. You can use Audacity to edit the sound – it’s free! –


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