Top 5 Studio Mics

Here are the 5 studio mics have hit the top ratings for those we’ve reviewed thus far.

Every month VoiceCouncil magazine brings you reviews of the latest products that we feel to be of interest to singers. Over the years we have looked at a large number of studio vocal microphones and, to save you time reading through them all, we have compiled a list of the highest rated ones that we have looked at.

  • Rode NT2-A Studio Set

    Rating: 5/5

    Price: 399 (US), 219 (UK)

    Review Excerpt: “If you are looking for your first studio microphone then the NT2-A Studio Solution Pack offers excellent value for money”

  • Shure SM7b

    Rating: 5/5

    Price: 399 (US), 350 (UK)

    Review Excerpt: “[The SM7B] is excellent for situations where you want to minimise the amount of room sound in your vocal recordings such as a bedroom studio”

  • M-Audio Sputnk


    Price: 699 (US), 399 (UK)

    Review Excerpt: “this large diaphragm studio condenser delivers a classic sound normally associated with vintage mics”

  • Peluso P12

    Rating: 5/5

    Price: 1299 (US), 999 (UK)

    Review Excerpt: “This re-make of a legendary mic produces a luxurious sound on vocals”

  • Neumann U87

    Mic Rating: 5/5

    Price: 3599 (US), 2199 (UK)

    Review Excerpt: “The U87 has its own distinct sonic signature, providing a deep, rich, pleasant tone to anything you record”

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