The Podcaster’s High Quality Microphone Shootout

by Chase Reeves
Today we are doing a test to see if the hype is true about high quality podcast microphones: is there really a mic out there that can make your voice sound amazing, if so, which one is it and is it worth the cost. This test is for pro podcasters who care about both sounding great and not needing to take out a loan to buy the necessary gear.Read the full article

Podcaster's High Quality Microphone Shootout

Today we are doing a test to see if the hype is true about high quality podcast microphones: is there really a mic out there that can make your voice sound amazing, if so, *which one is it and is it worth the cost??* I've written up the test and podcast GEAR GUIDE here: http://fzzl.co/podgear This test is for pro podcasters who care about both sounding great *and* not needing to take out a loan to buy the necessary gear. I'll be testing for: 1. Background noise sensitivity.* 2. Vocal tone. 3. Price.* The Mics I Tested: Telefunken M82 -- $400 -- requires: $100 XLR audio interface, pop filter. Shure SM7B -- $350 -- requires: $100 XLR audio interface (but likely needs higher quality preamp to avoid hiss). Heil PR40 -- $330 -- requires: $100 XLR audio interface, pop filter. Shure Beta 87a -- $250 -- requires: $100 XLR audio interface, pop filter. Rode Podcaster -- $230 -- requires: nothing. Audio-Technica AT875R -- $160 -- requires: $100 XLR audio interface, pop filter. Shure SM57 -- $90 -- requires: $100 XLR audio interface, pop filter. ALL MY THOUGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THIS TEST: http://fzzl.co/podgear Try out the podcast course for free here: http://fizzle.co/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=podmicvideo