Microphone Test

How to use this microphone test in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the button below to start the test
  2. Click to “Allow” your mic to be tested
  3. Say something! And don’t worry, we won’t store any recordings!
Get Drift Video

Now that you know your mic works, put it to use! With Drift Video you can easily create and share videos that start conversations. Not ready for video yet? Why not test your camera!

Now that you know your mic works, put it to use! With Drift Video you can easily create and share videos that start conversations. Get started for free!

In Chrome, click the microphone icon on the right side of the address bar to allow permissions

In Firefox, click the crossed out microphone icon on the left side of the address bar

In Safari, go to your Preferences, then Websites, and then Microphone and look for www.drift.com

Try these steps to help troubleshoot!

Make a louder noise so your mic picks up the audio

Refresh the page and try again - this usually works!

Double check your mic is connected and not muted

Unfortunately, it looks like our test doesn’t support your current browser. We suggest using Chrome or Safari to test your microphone.

Microphone Troubleshooting Guide

Believe it or not, the microphone is just as important (if not more important) than the video. Testing your mic is an often overlooked part of the overall video creating experience. It’s even easier mistake to neglect the microphone quality by focusing more on the visual aspects of your video, especially if you want a specific message to be conveyed clearly.

But today we are going to give you some mic testing tips that are going to give you excellent microphone audio on a budget. Here are our top tips:

Keep Your Mic Away from Distracting Noises

If you are using your microphone to record video for customers and prospects, you’re probably doing the recording in your office space. The problem with that is most microphones aren’t build to handle that much external noise in your immediate area. Your mic can also pick up on a lot of external sources of noise like music or conversations that can ruin the quality of your mic recordings.

So to avoid ruining the audio quality produced by your mic, try to find a quiet conference room or space that allows you to get the least amount of noise pollution possible.

Test USB Microphones

Sometimes the internal mic of your computer just won’t cut it. Luckily, a USB microphone like the Blue Snowball, Blue Yeti, or Rode Podcaster are affordable options that make your microphone audio sound amazing.

In the end, it doesn’t matter what mic you buy if you don’t position it and set your microphone up correctly, Take the time to make sure it’s perfect, so you get high-quality audio from your mic.

Use Software to Get the Most from Your Mic

Mic solutions like Krisp provide tremendous and affordable audio processing technology that can help in the case that you lack an external audio recorder or microphone, allowing you to have better quality audio on the go.

Bonus Tip: Test, Test, Test!

Take the time to make sure your mic produces the highest quality audio you can get in your recording environment; I promise you won’t regret it.

Keep in mind that having a high quality microphone goes a long way, and it’s going to help you spread your message clearly and consistently.

Now that you know how to get the best audio for your videos, make sure you’re getting the best quality video by running a webcam test.