Amplifying Sound From Crystal Mics to Ring Mics

 - Jul 21, 2009   Updated: Apr 3 2011
It’s a wonderful innovation that projects your voice without the need to yell: the microphone has made many concerts and public speeches a much easier endeavor.

Microphones help with voice command technology and sometimes just look awesome (crystallized mics...CHECK IT).

From old school USB mics to iPod mics, here are 10 magnificent microphones.

Implications - The rise of karaoke and YouTube broadcasting has created a consumer demand for much more aesthetically pleasing sound equipment. The microphone itself is a symbol of talent and mass communication, making it ideal as design inspiration for art, fashion, and other facets of the art industry. Essentially, the microphone is an important part of pop culture's obsession with expression.