Podcast microphones - which one to choose?
If you want to take a small step up compared to the Yeti, grab the Rode Podcaster USB microphone as I think it is one of the best podcasting options on the market. You will probably have to buy stands and shock absorbers separately if you do not want to spend too much dough on your hands.
Here’s what you want: a stand, shock absorbers and a headphone jack.
With several reviews I recommend the Shure SM7B as the best dynamic microphone for podcasting. If you want to save some money and still offer a decent quality podcast, this is the microphone to watch, as it is well below the $100 mark.
The impressive quality means that if you use one of the best microphones available, you do not need to upgrade to keep up with the industry’s audio quality standards. One of my output condenser microphones for podcasting and the cheapest available is the Rode NT1-A. It offers good value for money, excellent sound quality and a decent price.
If you want to upgrade from beginner to professional podcast, the Samson Q2U has both a USB and XLR port, making it a good choice for both professional and beginner podcasters. This plug-in play podcasting pack contains a desktop clip on a tripod that can be positioned in various positions, such as left, right and left – on the side of the microphone. While a USB microphone is easier to connect to a computer and start recording, an XL R microphone requires a little more equipment and offers better control over recording quality.
This affordable podcasting microphone is compatible with smartphones, laptops and PCs and comes with a pair of headphones, a headphone jack and a microphone holder for your phone.
This microphone likes to combine broadcast – high quality audio with easy-to-use USB connectivity, meaning you don’t need an audio interface to use it without an additional XLR cable. This great USB podcast microphone comes with a pair of headphones, a headphone jack and a microphone holder for your phone. The USB microphone costs up to 150 PS150 and is compatible with smartphones, laptops and PCs as well as tablets and laptops. The microphone has the appropriate name and is available in a variety of colours and sizes, from black and white to red and blue. Sources: 4
In terms of sound quality, you get 16-bit 44.1 kHz, which is slightly higher than the average audio quality of most other microphones on the market, but that is pretty impressive considering. For the PS150, this microphone is an excellent value for money and a great addition to your podcast collection. Those of you who constantly need high quality sound will appreciate the fact that you can record and enjoy high quality audio from your phone, tablet, laptop or tablet computer and then send it out into the world via the USB microphone. Sources: 3, 4
The Samson Q2U is a great entry-level microphone and one of the cheapest microphones that is worth buying and can still deliver good quality. There are a lot of condenser quality studio microphones on the market that are so powerful, but you need an external power source to use them. The Samson Go is one of the best, being the most powerful and powerful microphone in its class and also the only one with a 16-bit microphone.
The Blue Yeti maker is known for its ability to produce high quality sound while being versatile and overall amazing. I personally use Blue Yeti and so far it’s awesome.
Podcasts recorded with a decent quality microphone are much better than if someone were to babble away with a tinny headset microphone. However, this is the level of quality you actually need to run a decent podcast. I’ve recorded a lot of podcasts with tools like Skype and Google Hangouts, but there is a difference between the quality of the connection and the sound level, no matter how you record.
When it comes to podcasting, you will want something that minimizes background noise, and that is a dynamic microphone with an XLR connector. If you are looking for a high quality kit, I have compiled a list of some of the best audio quality podcasts available on the market today.
Blue Yeti is my first choice for gaming and streaming microphones, but other great podcast microphones that have not been highlighted above are Audio Technica BP40 and Telefunken M82.