Headset microphone for recording YouTube videos?
April 3, 2022 5:05 AM   Subscribe

Hello everyone, can you recommend an *inexpensive* headset microphone for a kid to record YouTube videos?

He's 12 and a big fan of the Minecraft YT streamers. He wants to make videos for his friends in the same vein. I don't particularly care if it's super high-quality, I just want something that he will enjoy playing with. He has a 2018 Macbook Air.

Will this headset do? It's $40, about as much as I want to spend. Thank you.
posted by Ollie to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you search for "call center headset" you'll find plenty of no-name options in the $20 to $40 level that will to the job fine.
posted by mhoye at 5:43 AM on April 3, 2022

Best answer: I came in to recommend the $35 HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset, which is one of the headsets Amazon lines up to compare to the one you selected. I started recording for YouTube with a very cheap Turtle Bay headset and then graduated to the HyperX headset I could afford, which is the Cloud Stinger. You can listen to my channel to see if the sound quality is suitable. If you compare any of the last 100 episodes to an early episode when I was recording with the Turtle Bay, it is vastly better!
posted by DarlingBri at 5:54 AM on April 3, 2022

Response by poster: Thank you! Birthday, sorted.
posted by Ollie at 7:01 AM on April 3, 2022 [1 favorite]

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