I originally did these audio clips for my own amusement. When listening to them
1. These audio clips were not done in a pristine audio lab.
2. Try listening to them with headphones to truly appreciate the differences between
3. Remember that your listeners won’t be doing an A/B microphone comparison. Therefore,
most of these microphones will sound great to your listeners.
Logitech Deluxe USB Headset
USB Type Microphones
Samson USB Microphone
Alesis USB Microphone
Blue, Snowball USB Microphone
Here is a classic. Great sound, reasonable price and fantastic durability.
Shure SM57 Microphone
Super Cheap Chinese Dynamic Microphones
At incredibly low prices, these microphones sound awfully good. The last mic listed
is a cheap Shure that I bought at Fry’s Electronics. Personally, I think that the
cheap Shure doesn’t compare to these other microphones.
Nady Star Power 1
Chinese Studio-Type Condenser Microphones
Here are a couple mics, including a Podcaster favorite, the MXL 990. This microphone
sounds good and its cheap. However, for a little more I think you can get even better