Vlogging Gear Guide: Headphones, Microphones, and Wireless Systems
Vlogging, or video blogging, has become extremely popular in the past few years, and, with all the emerging content creators on various platforms like YouTube and TikTok, it’s important to have the right vlogging gear to make your own content stand out! Audio-Technica offers a variety of vlogging equipment, from cardioid condenser microphones to headphones, and wireless systems for on-the-go content creation. Whether you are just starting out on your vlogging journey or have extensive YouTube and TikTok followings, we’ve rounded up our favorite vlogging gear to help you develop your best content.
Best Vlogging Headphones
The ATH-M50x headphones offer a closed-back, over-ear design, providing comfort while isolating unwanted, exterior noise, which is great for vloggers during the editing process. These critically acclaimed M-Series, professional headphones are designed for all-day comfort and deliver exceptional audio playback for vloggers and content creators.
Best Vlogging Microphones
The AT2020 is the iconic A-T mic that set a new standard for affordable side-address studio condensers – and it is perfect for vlogging! Offering a wide dynamic range and handling high SPLs with ease, the AT2020 delivers professional audio with studio-quality articulation, ideal for vloggers, content creators, and podcasters.
The AT2020PK vocal microphone bundle is a great solution for vloggers, streamers, and podcasters. This versatile, easy-to-install pack features the AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone that handles high SPLs with ease, as well as a pair of ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones, plus a studio boom arm threaded with an XLR cable.
The AT2005USB cardioid dynamic microphone is a multipurpose microphone that’s perfect for all content creators, whether working on stage or at home. This handheld microphone offers two outputs: USB for digital reading, and XLR for connecting with a sound system’s conventional microphone input. The AT2005USB can plug right into your computer’s USB port, ideal for vlogging, home studio recording, voiceover work, and other forms of content creation.
The AT8024 stereo/mono camera-mount microphone is a great vlogging mic for those on the go. It features a lightweight, portable design and selectable mono and stereo modes for flexibility in capturing high-quality audio for video. The AT8024 delivers audio that is dramatically better than your camera’s internal microphone. Not only does this microphone provide great audio, but it also includes a camera shoe mount designed to attach easily and quickly to DSLRs and shoe-equipped camcorders.
Best Vlogging Wireless Systems
The System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Systems are ideal for vloggers and content creators due to their portability, especially for vloggers who travel or are developing content out of home. The versatile receiver can be mounted to an array of cameras or recording devices, perfect for capturing video on the go. The systems provide three levels of diversity assurance (frequency, time, and space) and operate in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping them free from any TV interference.
Since not every content creator has the same needs when it comes to vlogging gear, the System 10 Camera-Mount gives you three configurations to choose from:
- ATW-1701: ATW-R1700 receiver and ATW-T1001 body-pack transmitter.
- ATW-1701/L: ATW-R1700 receiver and ATW-T1001 body-pack transmitter with MT830cW omnidirectional lavalier microphone.
- ATW-1702: ATW-R1700 receiver and ATW-T1002 handheld dynamic unidirectional microphone/transmitter.