If you have a podcast and are looking for a great USB mic, you should consider whether you are looking for a dynamic mic or a condenser mic. Dynamic mics are better for places with unwanted noise whereas condensers are better for home studios. The AKG Lyra is a great sounding mic that has different recording patterns and it’s own mic stand. The Blue Yeti is also a very popular condenser mic that has different polar patterns including a setting that can allow you to record an interview using each side of the mic.
- Condenser microphones are more sensitive and subtle than their dynamic counterparts, but also pick up more background noise.
- Plugging headphones directly into your microphone can let you hear what is being recorded, allowing you to catch problems earlier.
- The AKG Lyra offers superb sound quality and ease of use for just $150.
“The bottom line is that all of these mics are good enough to podcast with.”