Best USB Microphone Under $200? — RODE NT-USB Review and Sound Test

Quick review and test of the RODE NT-USB Microphone. Check out this mic on Amazon here: ***** Download the FREE Think Media TV Video Gear Buyer’s guide here:

** Show Notes, Gear and Links **

Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone

RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm

** Shock Mounts ** Note ** I have my mic setup without a shock-mount but most people prefer to use one.

RODE SM6 Shock Mount with Integrated Pop Shield

Rode SMR Microphone Stand (Referenced in the video)

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———Cameras Used To Shoot This Video ——-

Camera — Sony Alpha a6500

Lens — Sony SEL1018 10-18mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Tripod — Ravelli Light Weight Aluminum Tripod With Bag

Microphone — Rode VideoMic Pro Compact VMP Shotgun Microphone

Lighting — StudioPRO (Set of 2) S-600BN Dimmable 600 Bright LED

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About This Video:
In this video Sean Cannell from Think Media reviews the rode nt-usb voice over microphone for youtube videos. Is this the best usb microphone under $200? Sean thinks it is and that it’s one of the best usb microphones for YouTube overall. Check out this , rode nt-usb sound test and review of this usb microphone for YouTube. If you are looking for the best USB mic under $200, check out this rode nt usb review.


Sebastian Smith says:

I have a Blue Yeti, like just about everyone else. I recently started live streaming with it, but originally I bought it to record VO auditions. I also have the Blue Spark, but that’s obviously out of the price range.

I would like to use a Rode USB, but with as much as ive invested into my audio setup, I think my next mic is going to be an XLR mic.

Armando Gonzalez says:

I like that mic might look into getting it

RØDE Microphones says:

Hey Sean! Great video! Glad you like the NT-USB! 🙂

Stephanie A. Davison says:

Thanks for the content. Would you consider making a video about your Facebook live and google hangout setups?


Can you do best gadgets for iOS videos

Calisthenics Journey says:

Fitness channel here and working hard to grow.

NikonVisuals says:

Follow @nikonvisuals on ig

FoodBros says:

Any small filmmakers want to support each other? Like this comment and reply if you are interested!

Mad Mikeey Gaming says:

I’ve been using this for around 6 months now and absolutely love it! Got it on sale for $120 aud and use it for podcasts, YouTube and PS4 streams.
Also if your on a budget, can get an apple USB/lighting connection to use on the go

Pigeon Pete says:


Adam Your Dog Trainer says:

SEAN do you think it is better than the Blue Yeti mic?? Thanks Keep crushing it!!

Rehan Khan says:

Its better than blue yeti…btw love from India

Heaven Dancer says:

I create dance videos including teaching videos which makes me further away from the camera (at least 3 feet or more; otherwise I’d hit the camera). What’s the best type of mic to get the best sound quality of my voice but not have a wire or echo? Wireless lavalier or Takstar/Rode mic?

Zak Tech Reviews says:

Great review Sean! I just reviewed the Blue Yeti on my channel and I love it.

Tom's Test Kitchen says:

I like my Blue Yeti but I’m a big fan of Rode, it sounded really nice.

GrilledChristian says:

BIG help here! Thanks so much.

Miguel Ogas says:

Awesome! I use a Rode mic as my primary vocal mic for music production. Love their stuff!

Hell Of A Night says:

Rate my channel from 1 -10.

sallah says:

Is it binaural?

DansModernLife says:

Mic looks slick. Might pick this up.

Steve Barcellona Comedy Magic says:

Great video! I love your reviews.

Sacha Slone says:

Thank you for the review!

DomDetex says:

Should I use it over the blue yeti pro???

DubsmashMediaTv says:

How did you make the amazing logo of yours and is it for free or not

The Linthicums says:

Great information, as always. (And welcome to the white hair club!)

Colin Bloodworth says:

Fantastic review, Sean. May be in the market for one of these soon.

jarrodthehut says:

That cable is troubling me… LOL it bothered Sean too

RandomCheetah says:

I use my headphones mic for my videos. I want something a little bit better. I heard that the blue snowball is a good choice. Any one got a better mic for around those mics?

Dezmond Ford says:

Do you think that you could use this for recording audio for a song

Nicki Steinberger says:

To use the NT-USB with the PSA1 boom, do I need a shock mount? Thanks!

Tribble says:

The Blue Yeti !

JJ Sharp says:

Never seen the back of your head before! Great video BTW!!

Pakistan Media Today says:

Is it better than Blue Yeti?

ZRA says:

Guys can anybody tell me the song name of the intro

Scion XB says:

Hello Sean tyvm

drake playz says:

You should look at the at2020 usb +

DigiGod : Digimon Gamer says:

i tried this mic for a few days and wasnt happy with the Results i use a turtle beach headset for my gaming videos and didnt find the Rode NT – USB that much better quality and my headset was only 60$

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