You may not have created your own podcasts before, but no doubt you’ve probably listened to one. However, podcasts aren’t just for radio shows or news outlets. Podcasting is rapidly transforming into one of the most popular marketing tactics in just about every industry you could imagine.
Why? Well, would you rather absorb content by reading through an article or being a witness to real-life interactions and conversations? If you’re considering getting into podcasting, or perhaps enhancing your already-existing podcasts, then you’re in the right place.
While creating valuable and interesting content is obviously the most important aspect, using professional-sounding equipment is also important. After all, which podcast are you going to take more seriously; a recording that sounds like it was taken in someone’s garage on their smartphone, or a professional-level piece that sounds like it was recorded in a studio? If you don’t yet know what exactly you’re looking for in a microphone, hop on down to the buying guide and we’ll go from there. By the end of this, we’ll have you hooked up with the best microphone for podcasting.
Best Microphone for Podcasting 2017 – Selected By Sound Experts
Our team has created an easy-to-use table detailing each microphone’s most notable features, in a way you can compare and contrast each product.
|Microphone||Included||At a Glance|
|Floureon BM-800 Studio||Blue mic, shock mount, power cord, anti-wind foam cap, user manual||1 year warranty, requires 48V power supply, suppresses feedback and low self-noise, shock mount reduces handling noise, great for beginners|
|Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio||Mic, case, mount||Reputable brand, bright yet soft and controlled, sophisticated recording sound, produces widest frequency range on dynamic mic|
|Pyle PDMICR42SL Retro||Mic||Cardioid polar padding for smooth sound, unique design, has some background noise/crackles, self-tensioning swivel mounts|
|Rode Procaster||Mic, RM2 stand mount, ⅜ inch adaptor, ZP1 zip pouch||Broadcast quality, tight polar pattern, great ambient noise rejection, high output dynamic capsule, internal shock mounting of capsule, all-metal construction, 10 year warranty|
|Blue Yeti (Blackout Edition)||Mic, adjustable stand, USB cable, instructions||Operate in various modes, convenient, gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output, unique design, plug ‘n play|
|Shure SM7B||Mic, detachable windscreen, foam windscreen, locking yoke mount||Flat, wide frequency response, bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis, shock isolation, excellent cartridge protection|
|MXL 990||Mic, shock mount, protective case||Silky, high sound, blocks most ambient noise, attractive vintage design,|
Now that you have you an idea of the best microphones for podcasting across skill levels, take a took a bit further to answer any questions you may have about any of the products