Banish those thoughts. It’s just not true anymore. You can get a very decent microphone on a budget.
If you’re looking for an economically priced microphone that can be a workhorse in your studio, consider the Samson Meteor.
As you’ll see from this review at the-gadgeteer.com it’s more than just a fancy looking microphone.
The Meteor packs a whole lot of punch in a small package. But don’t take my word for it:
Whether you want to record vocals or acoustic instruments for music, voice for podcasts, or you just want to sound better for Skype or Face Time, you can’t go wrong with the Meteor Mic. At a list price of $150, it’s a high-quality, moderately-priced microphone that will improve any recording or VoIP call you make.
Since your microphone is a core piece of your studio, an investment like this, especially at such a low price, is one that you need to consider making.