How to pick a great mic. You want to sound great!
There are a ton of choices out there for podcasting microphones. Let's explore a few options and find the best fit for you!
Your Computer's/Phone's Microphone: Free
You can always choose to record a podcast using the built-in microphone on your computer or your phone. The upside to using your built-in mic is there's absolutely no cost attached! However, the quality of these microphones is usually pretty poor. Listeners of your podcast are probably less likely to subscribe if the quality of your sound isn't great.
We recommend using the built-in microphone as a last resort option.
Cheap Options: $10-$35
If you're on a tight budget but can afford to spend a few bucks on your show, then we recommend these solid microphones. They're both really great bang-for-your-buck options:
Semi Pro: $50-$70
There are several excellent options in the mid-range tier that cost just a little bit more. These mics produce higher quality sound without breaking the bank:
If you want your podcast to sound the best it can sound, and you have the budget, then consider one of the follow spectacular mics:
Shure SM-58 (Make sure to get the USB version)
There are a ton of great microphones out there at all price points. These are just some of our favorite options! Feel free to search on your own if you're still unsure whether these mics are the perfect fit. We really encourage you to invest in a great microphone so that you can produce high-quality audio that your listeners will absolutely love!