Music is an integral part of our lives. We need it to cope, to thrive and to simply get by. It can bring out emotions we didn’t know we could feel. It helps us relate to people we will never meet and it brings us closer to those we love. There are few things as universal as the love of music. Of course, we all vary drastically when it comes to the type of music we choose to listen to and that we love. Some like slow classics whereas others are always looking for the new and undiscovered. There are concertgoers, record collectors and musicians themselves. As much as we are different when it comes to music, we are all the same in the sense that there is a particular type of music out there that makes us feel something.
It wouldn’t surprise me if you are listening to music right now. Or maybe, you’ve just got a song in your head that’s been there all day? One of the best things about music is that we can listen to it alone or with others. It’s not a strictly solo or collective act. We can choose how, where and when we want to listen to it. The same goes for singing along. Some of us are shower singers, some sing along in the car and then, of course, there are those who never truly sing out loud, only in their heads.
It’s a truly emotional experience when a favorite song or a song that’s just perfect for your current situation comes on and you get to belt out the lyrics along with the original artist. You are transported from your current location and state of mind. You just feel connected to the music, singing along without a care in the world. There’s a small chance you haven’t experienced this before. If you haven’t, there’s no better time than now to put on a song that had always made you feel something, close the world out and sing along as if you wrote the song and you are speaking to someone who really needs to hear those lyrics.
It doesn’t matter if you are singing alone or with others. Either way, it’s truly an experience. It’s important to ensure that you are getting the most out this experience. Have you felt the difference of when you are singing sans microphone and when you are fully equipped? When you get that microphone in your hand, it’s a complete change. Some find it thrilling and others find it terrifying. Which type of person are you? You have power when you hold the microphone and you have the opportunity to be heard! When someone starts to talk about microphones and singing, it’s common to only think of Karaoke. Karaoke is a fun and interesting spectacle, but sadly it takes the entire spotlight and prevents people from realizing that they don’t need to be in front of a group on a night out to sing their favorite songs with a microphone.
I strongly recommend truly giving your music experience a chance. It’s time to upgrade from just nodding along and letting the songs wash over you. It’s time to engage with them and sing along with the power of a microphone!
Once you’ve made the decision to truly give your music a chance. You need to start considering what equipment will be best for you. Do you want something heavy duty with all the gadgets or simple and lightweight? Do you want something with a long cord to twirl around or do you need the freedom to dance with a wireless microphone? We’ve recently been looking into some of the best USB microphone options on the market and they have really turned our heads. There are so many different options out there and I highly recommend going to take a look at them all, but just a small snapshot of some of the awesome products follow.
1. Shure MV5
Are you a fan of some old rock and roll? Have you ever wanted to look like Elvis when you are belting out your favorite songs? This microphone allows you to finally do just that! It may not have the sound quality of some other more expensive options, but it’s a bargain and will make for fantastic photos! It’s portable and of course compatible with most major computer operating systems. Why not try and add a little flair to your show?
Blue Microphones Yeti
This is a microphone fan favorite. It’s got a modern design and has amazing quality. No matter how great or terrible your singing voice is, you are sure to provide an experience to those listening – even if it’s just you! Why not give yourself everything you need to truly feel the song you’ve chosen to take to the next level? If quality is what you’re after, then this is the product for you. It’s got an easy setup and is made of a full metal body, so you know it’s going to last!
This small little number may not last you forever, but it’s a great start up microphone. If you aren’t ready to make a large financial commitment, you may want to start here. This model allows for even more portability and can hook up to your ipad for on the go fun! We do want to mention though, that it does have a very short cable, which may prevent you from moving around and really feeling the jams!
The Messie Nessie
If you have been looking for a microphone with interesting features that doesn’t cost you an arm and leg, then this might just be the product for you. A cool stand and touch sensor mute button are only two of the enticing features on this product. It’s definitely worth looking into!
Blue Snowball iCE
This small but powerful microphone has a detachable USB cable so that you don’t have to be tied down to your computer or tablet when jamming. It’s a stylish piece and will help you look awesome while sounding great! If you want space saver without having to sacrifice quality, this may be the one for you!
We strongly recommend starting your journey to truly experiencing music now. You don’t have to start singing along with a microphone just to do it in front of people. You can amp up your tunes by singing along in your microphone solo too. What matters is that you are going to really feel the music and not idly let it go in one ear and out the other!