As much as picture gets discussed and dissected, sound will forever be the unsung hero of your project. For today's creators, a small footprint that packs a punch is preferred, especially if you are a vlogger. That's why we're going to look at the best microphones for vlogging. Better yet, microphones that cost less than $100 dollars. 

In the video below, we tested 4 different microphones, the Movo VRX10 Pro, Deity D4 Duo, Sennheiser MKE 200, and RØDE VideoMicro to see how well they performed. The blind test will allow you to hear each microphone in different situations before revealing which microphone was which. Watch the video below to see the results. 

Movo VRX10 Pro - $49

What We Like: 

  • Supercardioid polar pattern
  • Runs on plug-in power 
  • Higher sensitivity, wider frequency response
  • Removable Rycote shockmount 

Deity D4 Duo - $89 

What We Like:

  • Dual Cardioid Pickup Patterns
  • Low noise circuitry
  • AUX Input for lavaliers microphones or wireless receivers
  • Rycote LYRE shockmount
  • 1/4" and 3/8" threaded mounting options

Sennheiser MKE 200 - $99

What We Like:

  • Directional microphone
  • Integrated wind protection
  • Internal suspension mount
  • Battery-free operation

Rode VideoMicro - $59 

What We Like: 

  • Compact size 
  • All-metal body
  • No battery required
  • Rycote Lyre shock mount 
  • Deluxe furry windshield 


While it's the cheapest of the group, Connor preferred the Movo for its fidelity and fuller sound. The worst sounding being the RØDE VideoMicro. As for the Deity D4 Duo, even with its rear capsule, it didn't sound any better than the super-cardioid patterns found on the Sennheiser or Movo. However, the Deity D4 Duo does have a 3.5mm input which is an "X factor" where creators can add a lav...and the other microphones don't offer that. 

But what do you think? Which one sounded the best to you?