3Dio Free Space Pro II

3Dio Free Space Pro II Microphone

When it comes to ASMR, there is no doubt about 3Dio’s popularity. Its various microphone models are most preferred by ASMR artists. The 3Dio Free Space Pro II is probably one of the best the brand has to offer.

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

If you are new to ASMR and are looking for an affordable but good quality upgrade from your current microphone, the Blue Yeti USB Microphone should be on the top of your list.

Rode NT5

Rode NT5 Microphone

The Rode NT5 is used as a pair of pencil-style small diaphragm microphones that are specifically designed for recording instruments and sound reinforcements. Although not as popular as other microphones, the NT5 are still used and trusted by some good ASMR artists to record triggers sounds.

Zoom H4n

Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

If you want an all-in-one device which you can use both as a recorder and microphone, we recommend that you check out what the Zoom H4n has to offer. The Zoom H4n is a professional digital voice recorder which has built-in XY unidirectional microphones and doubles as an audio interface as well.

Zoom H1

Zoom H1 Handy Recorder

The Zoom H1 isn’t really marketed as a microphone as it is primarily a recorder. It just so happens that it is also equipped with two unidirectional microphones which record in stereo. But for beginner ASMR artists on a budget, it is a great all-in-one option.

Rode NT1-A

Rode NT1-A Microphone

The Rode NT1-A, a large diaphragm condenser microphone, is known in the ASMR community for its very low self-noise and affordable price tag. It’s even dubbed as the quietest studio microphone in the market right now.

Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder

Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder

While there are plenty of affordable options for both microphones and recorders, some may still find it too expensive to shell out for both at the same time. That’s why we highly recommend that beginner ASMR artists start out with the Tascam DR-05.

Roland CS-10EM

Roland CS-10EM Microphone/Earphones

If you’re looking for an affordable set of binaural microphones for ASMR, the Roland CS-10EM would surely make it to your short list. These microphone-equipped earphones combine both in-ear monitoring and binaural recording in a lightweight and compact recording companion.


ATR2100 Microphone

Are you new to ASMR? Looking for an affordable microphone to learn with? Then you should definitely consider the Audio-Technica ATR-2100 microphone to start out with. Aside from its very cheap price of around $65, the ATR-2100’s main selling point is its flexibility.

Sennheiser AMBEO VR Microphone

Sennheiser AMBEO VR Microphone

The Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic is one of the most recent ones to join the game. It promises to capture realistic spatial audio without having to set up a lot of microphones. The AMBEO VR Mic also seeks to make audio editing easier especially for beginners and non-experts.

Mitra Corp. 3D Mic Pro

Mitra Corp. 3D Mic Pro

One of the best and most popular 3D microphones in the ASMR community is the Mitra Corp. 3D Mic Pro. This microphone is specifically designed to mimic how the human ears hear sound in real life.

Soundman OKM II Classic Microphone

Soundman OKM II Classic Microphone

If you’re on a budget but still determined to dabble with binaural ASMR, the Soundman OKM II Classic maybe your best pick. It offers a great balance between sound quality and affordability. Retailing for around $330, it’s a good midrange binaural microphone for ASMR.