What Is The Best Microphone For A Podcast?

When it comes to recording a podcast, it’s important to have great sounding audio that is comfortable to listen to for a prolonged period of time. We’ve broken down our recommendation for best podcast microphone into two categories:

  • USB Microphone – Audio Technica AT2020
  • XLR Microphone – Shure SM7B

Audio Technica AT2020

The main reason to use a USB microphone is if you don’t have an Audio Interface or professional audio console. The Audio Technica AT2020 is our recommendation in this category.

Our thinking is that if you don’t have a professional audio console or USB interface, then you’re probably on a limited budget.

The Audio Technical fits this scenario by coming in under $150 while still providing great quality, full range vocal recording for your podcast.

Shure SM7B

The Shure SM7b is a legendary mic in the podcasting industry. This microphone is one that every podcast producer holds in great esteem. This purpose built microphone lives up to the hype – it’s an amazing microphone.

You will want to test it with your voice if possible before paying the $400USD price tag – But this microphone is ubiquitous with podcasting for a reason – it’s gorgeous tone and high quality reputation.