Content Creation Audio Gear: Headphones, Microphones, & Wireless Systems

Whether you’re just beginning with content creation or looking to upgrade your audio gear, Audio-Technica offers a variety of equipment to help you capture the perfect audio for podcasting, broadcasting, streaming, and more. We’ve rounded up some of the best microphones, headphones, and wireless systems that podcasters, social media and YouTube personalities, journalists and interviewers, livestreamers, voiceover artists, musicians and more can use to produce work of the highest quality. Check out our picks for the best content creation audio gear, so you can get back to focusing on the content!

Great Microphones for Podcasting, Broadcasting, and Streaming

Content Creation Audio Gear: Headphones, Microphones, & Wireless SystemsThe AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone was designed with A-T’s stringent quality and consistency standards, setting it apart from other mics in its class. Featuring a low-mass diaphragm, the AT2020 was custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. Equipped to handle high SPLs with ease, the AT2020 offers a wide dynamic range and sets the stage for a new standard in side-address studio condensers. Looking for a similar mic with a shock mount? Check out the AT2035.

 

Content Creation Audio Gear: Headphones, Microphones, & Wireless SystemsThe AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser Microphone is designed for digitally capturing music or any acoustic source using your favorite recording software. Offering the same critically acclaimed sound as the AT2020 microphone, the AT2020USB+ is perfect for singer/songwriters, podcasters, voice-over artists, field recorders, and home studio recorders. Featuring a built-in headphone jack with volume control, this mic allows you to directly monitor your microphone signal without delay, while the USB output allows for easy connection to your computer. Looking for a mic with more connectivity options? Check out the AT2020USBi.

 

Content Creation Audio Gear: Headphones, Microphones, & Wireless SystemsThe AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic Microphone builds on the heritage of the renowned 20 Series line of studio microphones. This all-purpose, handheld mic offers two outputs: a USB output for digital recording and an XLR output that connects with a sound system’s conventional microphone input for use in live performance or recordings. Perfect for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voice-over use, the AT2005USB comes equipped with several features that are friendly for studio or portable use, including a headphone output with level control for monitoring.

 

Content Creation Audio Gear: Headphones, Microphones, & Wireless SystemsThe AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone is a lightweight microphone that offers a simple, powerful solution for capturing high-quality audio for video. This feature-rich mic delivers audio that’s a step-up from your camera’s internal microphone and comes equipped with an integral camera shoe mount that attaches quickly to DSLRs and shoe-equipped camcorders. Featuring a selectable line-cardioid mono and internally matrixed mid-side stereo modes, the AT8024 easily adjusts to record a single sound source or widen the field for outstanding sonic realism.

Wireless Systems for Audio in Video Content

Content Creation Audio Gear: Headphones, Microphones, & Wireless SystemsThe System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Systems are compact and portable, but offer powerful features for capturing media on the go. The receiver can be mounted to a variety of cameras and recording devices, making it perfect for video production, electric news gathering (ENG) and more. The Camera-Mount Wireless provides three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time and space. Additionally, the receiver operates in the 2.4 GHz range, remaining free from TV interference.

Available in a number of configurations, content creators can choose from one of the following setups to best meet their needs:

  • 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.

Best Headphones for Content Creation Playback and Editing

Content Creation Audio Gear: Headphones, Microphones, & Wireless SystemsThe ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones are the most critically acclaimed model in Audio-Technica’s M-Series line of headphones and are praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. Featuring large-aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups, three detachable cables, and a robust construction, the ATH-M50x headphones offer amazing audio playback for content creation monitoring or editing. Available in black or white, the ATH-M50x headphones offer the audio playback you need with the style you want.

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