Microphones & Recorders We Recommend
Great videos start with great audio and you need to invest in high quality microphones and recorders to get the best sound possible. You also need some professional monitoring headphones and speakers to use while editing to make sure you can hear every noise and hiss. Soundproofing and acoustic paneling for the room you're recording or editing in are helpful too.
We've owned everything on this page at one point, and still own most of it. And the best part about audio equipment is that it retains value way better than cameras do. You'll still be using the same microphones in a couple decades if you take good care of them.
Mic Stands & Shock Mounts
Monitor Headphones & Speakers
Before clicking export and upload, it is helpful to review your edit through both headphones and speakers. These speakers offer great sound so you can hear all the subtleties you wouldn't with built-in ones and they also won't break the bank.
See our review here.
Sound Absorption & Proofing
Stop hiding in the closet and surrounding yourself with all the soft things you own. These blankets hang on a wall or from a ceiling and really dampen echoes in empty rooms. Go buy some nice sound absorption curtains. Go. Now.
Have a full time recording space where you can adhere foam to the walls? Perfect. These panels are you best option for quenching room noise. If you are looking for something less permanent, go for the curtains above.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you. I will earn a commission % if you decide to buy through these links, which helps support all the free content we put out. I either own or have used every piece of equipment I recommend on my site. Also, know that no company is paying me to promote their products either. - Caleb Wojcik