10 Best Podcasting Microphones

Last Updated March 2020 Based on 2075 Reviews
1 Best of the Best!
Samson Q2U Handheld Dynamic USB Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack
Samson Technologies Samson Q2U Handheld Dynamic USB Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack
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9.8 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Best of both worlds: professional handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output for connecting to a computer and XLR analog output for connecting to a mixer, audio interface or portable PA system
  • Sound your best: dynamic microphone capsule with a cardioid pickup pattern captures sound from in front of the microphone and less from the side and rear, minimizing ambient sounds and other room noises for podcasting, home recording or voiceover work. It also reduces possible feedback in live performance settings
  • Hear the mix: onboard 1/8" (3. 5mm) headphone jack allows for zero-latency monitoring, so you can hear yourself without any delay or echo, plus a mix of your computer audio playback
  • Start Recording: The Q2U is a plug-and-play device, meaning it doesn't need any special drivers to work with your computer. Just connect the microphone to your computer, launch your favorite audio software, and start recording.
  • It's All in the Box: The Q2U Recording and Podcasting Pack includes everything you need to start recording great sounding projects: an extended desktop stand with mic clip that positions the microphone close to the sound source, a pop-filter for reducing p-pops, and USB and XLR cables.
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Audio-Technica AT2020PK Vocal Microphone Pack for Streaming/Podcasting
Audio-Technica Audio-Technica AT2020PK Vocal Microphone Pack for Streaming/Podcasting
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9.6 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Ideal for vocal pickup
  • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • The circumaural design of the ATH M20x contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Adjustable studio boom arm provides full 360 degree rotation and adjustable, spring stabilized joints with thumbscrews for easy repositioning of the microphone
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Audio-Technica AT2005USBPK Vocal Microphone Pack for Streaming/Podcasting
Audio-Technica Audio-Technica AT2005USBPK Vocal Microphone Pack for Streaming/Podcasting
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9.2 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output for use with computers and XLR analog output for use with conventional microphone inputs
  • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, streaming, home studio recording and voiceover use
  • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone
  • The circumaural design of the ATH-M20x contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Adjustable studio boom arm provides full 360° rotation and adjustable, spring-stabilized joints with thumbscrews for easy repositioning of the microphone
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Silver
BLUE Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Silver
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9.1 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Tri-capsule array - 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation.
  • Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo.
  • Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output.
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls.Signal to Noise: 100dB
  • Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), and requires a minimum of 64 MB of RAM(remove existing and upload).
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Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Rode Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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9 Greet
Product Highlights
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  • High quality studio microphone with the convenience of USB connectivity
  • Pop shield, Tripod desk stand, ring mount, storage pouch and 6m (20') USB cable included
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring
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Audio-Technica AT2035PK Vocal Microphone Pack for Streaming/Podcasting
Audio-Technica Audio-Technica AT2035PK Vocal Microphone Pack for Streaming/Podcasting
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8.8 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise
  • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • The circumaural design of the ATH-M20x contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments. Impedance - 120 ohms
  • Adjustable studio boom arm provides full 360° rotation and adjustable, spring-stabilized joints with thumbscrews for easy repositioning of the microphone
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IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast podcasting mic for smartphones and tablets
IK Multimedia IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast podcasting mic for smartphones and tablets
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8.5 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Compact condenser microphone for podcasting and field recording with outstanding sound quality
  • 1/8" headphone output for real-time monitoring with supported apps
  • Unidirectional design rejects noise for clearer
  • cleaner recording
  • Hi/Low sensitivity setting for ideal sound quality in a range of environments
  • Bumper-friendly design means you can keep your case on
  • Works with all popular audio
  • video and VOIP apps
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Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone
Samson Technologies Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone
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8.2 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Compact and portable USB studio condenser microphone
  • Unique, fold up design with integral clip makes the microphone extremely portable and ideal for most recording solutions, especially for mobile laptop recording
  • Selectable Dual pickup patterns (cardioid and omnidirectional) make it ideal for recording voice, conferences, acoustic instruments and for just about any other sound source
  • The onboard headphone amplifier allows you to listen to your recording directly from the microphone, plus you can use the output to connect powered speakers
  • Computer controlled analog input gain with peak LED makes it easy to set the proper level and get a clean signal
  • Compatible with most Mac and PC based audio software that supports USB Audio
  • Connect to an iOS device using an Apple Lightning to USB camera adapter (not included) or to an Android device with a host OTG Adapter (not included)
  • The GO MIC is perfect for recording voice or music, podcasting, streaming or chatting and VoIP
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Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Rode Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone
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8 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Featuring a tight polar pattern and tailored-for-voice frequency response
  • Perfect for every application where a great sounding, rugged microphone with superior ambient noise
  • Internal shock mounting of capsule for low handling noise
  • Internal pop-filter to reduce plosives
  • Includes stand mount, 3/8 inch adaptor and zip pouch
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Podcasting for Beginners: Start, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast
Podcasting for Beginners: Start, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast
7.9 Good

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