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Top 7 Podcast Mics

Looking for the best commercial microphones for recording podcasts, voice-overs and commercial broadcasting? Well, look no more. We have curated a list of some of the best microphones available out there for recording podcasts hassle-free at your home set-up or any place of your convenience.

We have got you covered in this list of the top seven microphones for podcast recordings, from portable microphones to commercial-grade mics.


ATR2100-USB

Brand: Audio-Technica | Price: Rs. 8549

Top 7 Podcast Mics

The ATR2100-USB is best suited for recording in your home studio, recording podcasts, recording voice over, recording on the field, and recording on-stage. The mic comes equipped with a USB output which can be conveniently connected to your computer for recording in the convenience of your home.

Check out the following table for the specifications of the ATR2100-USB:

Specs ATR2100-USB
Noise Level24 dB
Frequency50 – 15,000 Hz
Power Source‎Corded Electric
Signal To Noise Ratio‎192 Hz
Connector ‎USB, XLR
Mounting Hardware‎Microphone, Stand clamp for 5/8″-27 threaded stands, tripod desk stand, 2 m (6.6′) USB-C to USB-C cable (USB On-The-Go Compliant), 2 m (6.6′) USB-C to USB-A cable, 3 m (9.8′) XLRF to XLRM cable
Dimensions183.0 mm long, 51.0 mm maximum body diameter
Buy ATR2100-USB here

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Samson Q2U

Brand: Samson | Price: Rs. 6900

Top 7 Podcast Mics

The Samson Q2U is one of the best dynamic USB microphones, which will undoubtedly not disappoint whether you are recording at the comfort of your home studio or on-stage. The mic gets a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack for wider compatibility.

You can check out the specifications for Samson Q2U in the following section:

Frequency ResponseCardioid: 80Hz–18kHz;
Omni: 20Hz–20kHz
Noise levelMaximum SPL- 110 dB
Power SourceCorded Electric
ConnectorUSB, XLR Connector
Signal to noise ratioUnknown
Batteries1 AAA batteries required
Mounting OptionsLaptop Monitor, Desktop, Mic Stand
Mounting hardwareTripod stand, mic clip, boom arm and mic stand
Item Dimensions33 x 10.2 x 25.4 Centimeters
Buy Samson Q2U here

Rode NT-USB

Brand: Rode | Price: Rs. 17,999

Top 7 Podcast Mics

The Rode NT-USB is quite a versatile microphone when it comes to connectivity. You can connect the mic with any recording device or recording application if they feature the connectivity of external mics. The Rode NT-USB is best suited for recording podcasts and voice-overs.

You can check out the features of Rode NT-USB in the following table:

Frequency Range20Hz – 20kHz
Noise levelMaximum SPL- 110dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Power SourceCorded Electric
Connector‎USB
Signal to noise ratioLowest- 20Hz
Highest- 20000Hz
Active ElectronicsJFET impedance converter with the bipolar output buffer, A/D converter 16bit 48kHz
Mounting hardwarePop shield, Tripod desk stand, ring mount, storage pouch and 6m (20′) USB cable included
Dimensions184mmH x 62mmW x 50mmD
Buy Rode NT-USB here

Rode Procaster

Brand: Rode | Price: Rs. 18,499

Top 7 Podcast Mics

The Rode Procaster is designed to deliver you the best recording experience as it is specifically tailored for voice frequency response. This microphone is perfect for environments where superior ambient noise cancellation is required.

Check out the following table for the specifications of the Rode Procaster:

Frequency Response20 kHz
Noise level45 dB
Power sourceCorded electric
ConnectorUSB
Number of Channels1
Signal to noise ratioSensitivity
-56.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (1.6mV @ 94 dB SPL0 +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Mounting hardwareInternal shock mounting for low handling noise
Product Dimensions28.58 x 6.35 x 13.97 cm; 745 Grams
Item Weight‎745 g
SizeProcaster
Buy Rode Procaster here

Heil PR-40

Brand: HEiL sound | Price: Rs. 54,757

Top 7 Podcast Mics

The Heil PR-40 is a complete package in a microphone as it is best suited for a wide variety of professional recording such as commercial broadcasting, live sound recording etc. The microphone can withstand vast amounts of SPL, and it performs ten times better than other condenser mics.

Check out the table below for the specifications of Heil PR-40:

Audio Sensitivity53.9 dB
Frequency response28 Hz – 18 kHz
Noise level40 dB
Signal to noise ratioSensitivity: -53.9 dB at 1 kHz
Power sourceCorded electric
ConnectorUSB
Item Weight2.2 Pounds
Mounting hardwareInternal Sorbothane Shockmount
Number of Channels1
Product Dimensions‎26.67 x 17.78 x 10.16 cm; 997.9 Grams
Output Level53.9 dB @ 1 kHz
Max SPL148 dB
Buy Heil PR-40 here

Shure SM7B

Brand: Shure | Price: Rs. 36,999

Top 7 Podcast Mics

The Shure SM7B is a dynamic microphone with a wide-range frequency response ideal for performances and professional applications. It is equipped with shielding against neon lights, electromagnetic hum produced by computers and other electrical devices.

Check out the following table for the specifications of Shure SM7B:

Frequency Response 50-20,000Hz
Noise level22 dB SPL
Signal to noise ratioSensitivity: -59 dBV/Pa
Power Source‎Battery Powered
Voltage‎1.12 Millivolts
Mounting hardwareProfessional Shockmount for reducing vibration and reducing audio edit timing
ConnectorXLR Connector
Product Dimensions‎33.78 x 18.29 x 12.19 cm; 921 Grams
Polar PatternUnidirectional
Buy Shure SM7B here

Samson Go Mic

Brand: Samson | Price: Rs. 4771

Top 7 Podcast Mics

If you are looking for the best portable microphone out there which can facilitate excellent field recording, podcast recording and recording in your home studio, then Samson Go Mic is the ideal product for you. Because of its compact design, you can easily connect it to your charger and carry it anywhere hassle-free.

Check out the following specifications for Samson Go Mic:

Power Source‎Corded Electric
Noise level-10 dB (three recording modes- Cardioid, -10dB Cardioid and Omni-directional)
Signal to noise ratio90 dB
ConnectorUSB
Battery TypeAlkaline
Mounting hardwareThe Go mic base features a threaded hole (3/8 inch) for mounting to a mic stand
Frequency response20Hz–18kHz
Resolution16-bit, 44.1kHz
Dimensions6 x 1 x 5 inches
Buy Samson Go Mic here

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