This story was originally published on Passionfruit.
The Daily Dot may receive a payment in connection with purchases of products or services featured in this article. Read our Ethics Policy to learn more.
ASMR has become all the rage in the past few years, with it easier than ever to create and share these types of videos with others online. But if you want to jump into the creation game yourself, how do you start looking for the best ASMR microphone?
What is ASMR?
Backing up, if you aren’t familiar with ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response), it’s a phenomenon that occurs when people experience a tingling sensation in their head or spine in response to certain triggers, such as certain sounds or visual stimuli. It is often described as a feeling of relaxation or calm, and can even be used as a sleep aid.
Whispering, scratching, typing, and other ambient sounds are often used to create these recordings, depending on an individual’s preference or what they think will produce the desired impact on their audience.