Podcasting is incredibly popular these days, both listening to them and creating them. So we’ve got a quick list of some of the best podcasting microphones to get things up and running on the creative side.
The best podcasting microphones
The podcasting microphones we’ve compiled here are priced around $100. This time around we’ve got five different microphones to choose from, ranging in price between $39.00 and $129.00, including some of the most popular brands out there. So, without further delay, here are five of the best podcasting microphones you can buy right now.
This straightforward microphone is built for spoken word (and karaoke), designed for “clarity in the standard frequency range of speech”. It has a cardioid polar pattern that picks up audio from the source while blocking out background noise. There is an on/off switch, and comes in three different options (one with an XLR cable, another with a QTR cable, and one without a cable).
This model is designed with a side address condenser, with a USB output. There is a built-in headphone jack There are dedicated controls on the front of the microphone, making it possible to easily adjust headphone volume on the fly. It boasts a high quality AD convertor with 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate.
Blue Yeti USB Microphone
The Blue Yeti offers a lot for just over $100. It has a tri-capsule array, multiple pattern selection – “cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo.Frequency Response- 20Hz – 20kHz”, and zero-latency headphone output. The microphone also has gain control and a mute button. As an added bonus, the Blue Yeti USB microphone comes in a variety of colors, too.
Samson G-Track Pro Professional
At $129, the Samsung G-Track Pro Professional podcasting microphone has an audio interface, a front-panel mixer that makes it easy to change microphone level, headphone volume controls, and more. It also makes it easy to select mono or two-track recording modes with Direct Monitor On/Off.
It has a “Dual 1″ (25mm) condenser capsules with three selectable pick up patterns – Cardioid (unidirectional), bidirectional and omnidirectional”, supports high-definition audio with “24-bit, 96kHz resolution. Plug-and-play, no driver installation required”, and an integrated desktop base.
Do you have any recommendations for a podcasting microphone around $100? Found a personal favorite? Let us know in the comments.