I encountered the problem how to choose the best microphone when I decided to start my own podcast channel. Just like purchase other electronic products, I searched as much information as possible before making decision on which mic should I go for as a newbie. Browsing around the reviews and all the specification of different products didn’t actually help that much.
Comparing varied brand and microphones, I cleared up my greatest demand: I need a microphone that has professional performance in sound processing so that the listeners don’t get bother because of the bad sound quality, which is I suppose the basic requirement of a microphone. At the same time, it has to be easy to use. This is really important as you won’t want to distract yourself by the complicated set-up of the equipment but focus on your podcast or creation.
What’ more important, the price should lay on my limited budget range.
I’ve added several microphones into my cart to compare on amazon and listed as following:
- Maono WM820 B2 -Best Podcaster Wireless Microphone for iPhone.
Maono WIRELESS TIKMIC PERFECT for PODCASTER
Sometimes we need the freedom of cable-free recording, but that doesn't mean we need to sacrifice audio quality. Maono WM820 B2 wireless microphones allow us to record incredible audio without limitations when you're on stage, on set, or in the field.
The Maono Wireless Microphone is an ultra-compact and extremely versatile wireless microphone system consisting of a receiver and transmitters. Maono WM820 B2 has passed Apple MFi certification. It offers the best performance and maximum compatibility on Apple iOS devices.
- Maono A04 -Podcaster USB Microphone for beginners
MAONO A04 podcast microphone is a classic microphone launched by MAONO. It is plug and play, easy to install and set up, and very suitable for starters. Loved by numerous users since its release.
The Maono A04 USB Condenser Microphone Kit Plug & Play -with the professional sound chipset, which lets the USB microphone hold a high-resolution sampling rate. Sampling Rate: 192kHz/24bit.
With a good cardioid polar pickup pattern, high output and low self-noise function, the USB microphone can accurately reproduce even the most subtle sound.
This computer microphone is suitable especially for studios, recording, broadcasting, podcasting, meeting and gaming etc.
Whether you need a mic to voice call from home or you need to record outdoors on your phone or computer.
- Maono PM422 - Best Budget Podcaster USB Microphone
MAONO PM422 PROFESSIONAL PODCASTER USB MICROPHONE
The microphone built-in professional sound process chipset, the sampling rate up to real 192kHz/ 24bit and is equipped with a USB output for applicate on computer easily. Cardioid polar pattern reduces the pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving the isolation of the desired sound source. The microphone has studio-quality articulation and intelligibility perfect for singing, podcasting, voice-over, field recording, and home studio recording.
All-in-one set improves your user experience. You will feel convenient, portable, cool. All you need to do is to enjoy your recording, podcasts.
I bought maono PM422 microphone at last for what it offers based on its price. It can be ranked top among budget microphone. To sum up, to get your budget professional podcast microphone, brand doesn’t come first but some emerging brand shines as every part of it values for the money.