How to Read Microphone Specifications for ASMR

asmr microphonesUnless you are a bit of an audio geek, you have probably never really sat down and studied your microphone’s specifications. In fact, most people simply buy a microphone because either it’s cheap, the guy at the store said it was a good one, or they read a few reviews on the internet for a good sounding microphone. Rarely do they actually consider the specifications and what they mean.

We did the same until we really got serious about our microphone choices and it took us a long time to wade through technical jargon spouted by the audio experts. It’s actually not that easy to find information about microphones that is spelled out in layman’s terms so this is our attempt below. Honestly, there is a ton of information on the net if you want to really get into the nitty gritty and hone in on each and every detail, but we figure most people here just want to spend the majority of their time making good quality ASMR videos and not studying the technical aspects of it all. So this is a easy to read guide just to help you feel confident about what you are buying when you go searching for a microphone. read more

Choosing a Microphone for ASMR

In this video, we show you a number of different microphones that we use to create our ASMR videos. They are pretty much the most common types that you will see used by ASMR artists.

It’s also worth checking out our Best Microphones for ASMR page and also our indepth article on What to Look for When Buying a Microphone for ASMR.


Listen to a Sound Test of the 3Dio Free Space Microphone

Click the link to listen to our podcast which was recorded  using only the 3Dio Free Space Pro Binaural Microphone. It will give you an idea of how this microphone sounds.

CLICK THIS LINK TO LISTEN –> 3Dio Free Space Pro Sound Test

What to Look for When Buying a Microphone for ASMR

Microphones for ASMRIf you are already an ASMR artist then you will know that one of the most common questions asked is: “What microphone do you use?”. This assumes of course that your microphone is generating fairly good quality sound. No one is going to ask you that question if your microphone hisses and hums and creates very low or poor quality output which seems to be fairly common amongst ASMR artists.

However, having a poor quality microphone isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’ve seen plenty of ASMR artists who have poor quality sound but are still very popular. What’s more important are the types of sounds, the voice, the visuals and so on. So the microphone isn’t the be all and end all of making good ASMR videos…it just helps and you will find that as you progress you will naturally want to improve your sound. read more

Best Microphones for ASMR

Microphones for ASMr

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. read more

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