Perhaps you’ve though about venturing into the world of podcasting but aren’t quite sure on what microphone to use. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Microphones for Budget Friendly Podcasting. The entrants for the list meet a criteria of being somewhat half decent whilst retaining that pocket friendly factor. There’s a mix in the list of USB plug and go microphones to those what will require some additional extras like a power supply.
5 Budget Friendly Microphones For Podcasting
Blue Microphones NESSIE Adaptive USB Condenser Microphone, Cardioid
It’s usb so there’s no need for a pre amp, comes with a built in pop filter*, de-esser, zero latency and an internal shock mount to prevent excess noise when using your desk, you won’t go far wrong with the Nessie.
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Silver Edition
Here we have a microphone that can record in stereo, cardoid (directional) or bidirectional modes from the front and back making this ideal for interviewing. Once again there’s a zero latency audio port for feedback and it comes highly recommended on any review you care to read. We think that special pop filters for the blue yeti are also a vital addition, take a look at: MusicCritic.com Best Pop Filters for Blue Yeti
AKG Perception 220 Professional Studio Microphone
Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone
JAYS T00075 a-jays four Earbud for iPhone
For the ultimate in budget friendly, these in ear headphones with a microphone in line might lack active noise cancelling but you aren’t going to be crafting your cast in a noisy environment are you and who doesn’t like cables which are tangle free? [asa]B00BUIA362[/asa] [asa]B002VA464S[/asa] [asa]B00167UQLO[/asa] [asa]B000CZ0RLK[/asa] [asa]B00427WG9U[/asa] *Pop Filter A pop filter or pop shield is an anti-pop noise protection filter for microphones, typically used in a recording studio. It serves to reduce or eliminate ‘popping’ sounds caused by the mechanical impact of fast moving air on the microphone during recorded speech and singing. It can also protect against the accumulation of saliva on the microphone element. Salts in human saliva are corrosive and thus use of a pop filter may prolong the life of the microphone. Source : Wikipedia.
We use affiliate links at times and it helps to fund EssentialMac’s running costs. Clicking affiliate based links can sometimes result in a payment to the site.
You shouldn’t notice any difference and the link will never negatively impact the product. Plus the editorial line (the things we write) is NEVER impacted by these links. We aim to look at all available products. If it isn’t possible to get an affiliate link for the top deal, it is still included in exactly the same way, just with a non-paying link.