Kicking off this collection of USB microphones is the high-resolution sound of the MK 4 Digital from Sennheiser. It’s a combination of Sennheiser microphone quality and Apogee conversion technology that offers a studio quality condenser microphone that’ll plug straight into your Mac, PC or iOS device. And, get this, it’s the only USB mic on our list to come with a Lightning cable in the box so you don’t have to mess around with an Apple camera kit or any other adapter.
The conversion quality matches the HypeMiC, our #2 pick, at 24bit and 96kHz but it goes that extra step and features a high-end 24-carat gold plated 1-inch large diaphragm capsule that’s internally shock mounted for low handling noise.
There are no bells or whistles like headphone sockets or gain controls just confident quality and the ability to handle a wide range of sources from spoken word to vocals, drums, and amplifiers. If sound quality is your only consideration, then the MK 4 is for you.
Street Price: $349