Best podcasting microphone of 2020

Best podcasting microphone of 2020

The best podcasting microphone is the Maono PM422


For its compact design, the Maono PM422 is an insanely powerful microphone. The Maono’s

frequency response is flat and wide. The frequency response of this cardioid mic ranges from



By nature of its cardioid classification, the Maono PM422 doesn’t require external power to

function. However, if you’re not a fan of cranking your audio mixer’s gain, you may want to

pick up something like the CL-1 Cloudlifter. The cardioid polar pattern grants uniform

recording, and its internals are no slouch either.


It sports a new cartridge shock mount which prevents small movements from showing up in

your recordings, so feel free to build a mote of laptops, lights, and monitors around this thing.

It proves that professional design doesn’t have to mean inconvenient.


The yoke mounting makes for simple mounting and dismounting along with precision control

of the placement within your workspace.


There are also optional accessories, windscreens,and replacement cartridges to ensure

optimal recording quality. The included pop filter helps to mitigate plosives, and protects the

mic from any rogue spit.


The back of the microphone features: one-touch mute/unmute your microphone, and the

built-in LED Indicator lights to tell you the working status (Green Light: Working, Red Light:



The microphone gain adjusts knob will help you quickly adjust the sensitivity of mic to reach a perfect voice (+: Increase mic gain; —: Reduce mic gain).


The microphone has a USB data port, easy to connect with computers. No need extra driver

software, and no need for an external sound card. Only select USB mic as default input in

your software settings. Double shielding USB cable reduces interference. Compatible with

Windows and Mac OS.

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