Podcast Microphones

Podcast microphones are condenser mics that can be plugged into a mixing desk or directly into your PC.

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  1. USB Podcast Mic with Stand - Power Dynamics PCM120
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    USB Podcast Mic with Stand - Power Dynamics PCM120
    • USB connection to allow direct plugin to a PC
    • Headphone connection to listen back in real-time
    • Volume control for microphone and headphones
    • Mute button making it ideal for podcasts
    • Included shock mount table stand
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  2. USB Podcast Microphone with Stand - Power Dynamics PCM100
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    USB Podcast Microphone with Stand - Power Dynamics PCM100
    • USB connection that allows direct plugin to a PC
    • Cardioid polar pattern to avoid unwanted background noise and making it suitable for podcasting
    • Included shock mount to be placed on a desktop
    • Compact design that allows easy transportation and placement in tight spaces
    • Plug and play design with an included USB cable ready for use straight away
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  3. Vonyx CMC200 Phone & Camera Condenser Microphone
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    Vonyx CMC200 Phone & Camera Condenser Microphone
    • An external microphone for smartphones, cameras and more, the CMC200 is a high-quality shotgun condenser microphone designed to capture clear, precise audio. The durable aluminium construction and battery-free design includes a sturdy shock mount to minimize handling noise.
    • Plug and Play: no battery is required, the CMC200 phone microphone is compatible with nearly all phones, cameras, laptops and others.
    • Ideal for recording YouTube vlogs, TikTok videos, holiday trips, interviews, live music and all kind of other events. Plug it in and go.
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  4. Vonyx CMS300B USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, Black
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    Vonyx CMS300B USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, Black
    • All-in-one USB condenser mic kit
    • Direct connection to PCs with the USB output
    • Desk-clamping stand with an adjustable scissor arm
    • Pop shield and shock mount for minimal unwanted noise
    • Wide 50Hz - 14.000Hz frequency response
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  5. Vonyx CMS300W USB Condenser Studio Microphone, White
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    Vonyx CMS300W USB Condenser Studio Microphone, White
    • Condenser microphone kit in white
    • USB connection to connect directly to a PC
    • Desktop tripod stand with an adjustable design
    • Pop filter reduces air hitting the microphone
    • Wide frequency response
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  6. Vonyx CMS300S USB Condenser Studio Microphone, Silver
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    Vonyx CMS300S USB Condenser Studio Microphone, Silver
    • Silver USB condenser microphone
    • Built-in soundcard with USB direct output to PCs
    • Folding tripod stand with a height-adjustable design
    • Pop filter and shock mount for minimal unwanted noise
    • Wide 50Hz - 14,000Hz frequency response
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  7. Vonyx CM300 USB Condenser Studio Microphone, Black
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    Vonyx CM300 USB Condenser Studio Microphone, Black
    • Condenser mic set in black
    • USB connectivity for direct connection to PCs
    • Foldable desktop tripod stand with a shock mount
    • Pop filter reduces air hitting the microphone
    • Wide frequency response
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  8. Vonyx CMS300S USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, Silver
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    Vonyx CMS300S USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, Silver
    • Silver all-in-one condenser mic setup
    • USB output and built-in soundcard for direct PC connection
    • Adjustable scissor arm with a desk clamping mount
    • Shock mount and pop shield for minimal unwanted noise
    • 50Hz - 14.000Hz wide frequency response
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  9. Vonyx CMS300 USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, Black
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    Vonyx CMS300 USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, Black
    • Black condenser microphone set
    • USB output directly connects to a PC or laptop
    • Desktop stand with an adjustable shock mount
    • Pop filter increases clarity in your recordings
    • Wide frequency response
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  10. Vonyx CMS300W USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, White
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    Vonyx CMS300W USB Condenser Studio Microphone Set, White
    • White microphone set for studios
    • USB connectivity for direct connection to PCs
    • Desk-mounted stand with a boom arm included
    • Pop filter ensures high-quality recordings
    • Wide frequency response
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  11. Vonyx CMS400B Studio Condenser Microphone Black/Gold with Stand & Pop Filter
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    Vonyx CMS400B Studio Condenser Microphone Black/Gold with Stand & Pop Filter
    • Black and Gold condenser microphone with Phantom Power
    • Includes Shock Mount, XLR cable, Pop filter and adjustable desk stand
    • Brilliant for Podcasts and YouTube productions
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  12. Vonyx CM400B Studio Condenser Microphone Black/Gold
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    Vonyx CM400B Studio Condenser Microphone Black/Gold
    • Easy to use podcast microphone
    • Comes with shock mount and XLR - Mini Jack cable
    • Built in phantom power capability for excellent production value
    • Condenser mics have extra sensitivity, be sure to record in a quiet environment
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  13. Vonyx CM400 Studio Condenser Microphone Silver
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    Vonyx CM400 Studio Condenser Microphone Silver
    • Silver Condenser microphone with Phantom Power
    • Supplied with XLR to mini jack cable, windshield and shock mount
    • Excellent for podcast and youtube newcomers
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  14. Condenser Podcast Microphone Kit - Vonyx CMS400 with Stand & Pop Filter
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    Condenser Podcast Microphone Kit - Vonyx CMS400 with Stand & Pop Filter
    • Included pop filter, windshield, mic arm and shock mount
    • XLR connection which has superior noise reduction
    • Sensitive condenser microphone with increased dynamic range
    • Perfect for podcast recording
    • Requires phantom power of 48V
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We offer USB podcast mics that can plug directly into your PC using a USB cable. These are great for podcast purposes, as you don't have to worry about any extra equipment such as mixers and audio interfaces to get it running, due to the microphone already having an audio interface built-in.

Along with the microphone itself, all of our podcast microphones come with a stand for ease of use. There are two types of stands that you will see in this category, which are desktop stands and boom-arm stands. Desktop stands have a tripod design and can be placed right in front of you with the mic mounted on them. Boom-arm stands are different as they are larger and are mounted to the edge of the desk, with adjustable height and easy mobility.

A great add-on that a lot of our podcast microphones feature is a pop shield or pop filter. These are used to minimize background noise which is ideal if you are recording a podcast. As well as this, they reduce the harshness of certain sounds created from air being pushed against the mic such as 'P' and 'B' sounds, making for a much more professional audio recording.

Using a podcast microphone

When podcasting, it is essential to ensure that all of your equipment is set up correctly so that you can avoid problems with the recording. Depending on the type of microphone you are using, you should check specific parameters such as the input gain level on your mixer, or the levels on your recording software before starting your podcast. Making sure that all of your equipment is set up and working correctly before you start recording will help to minimize problems and annoyance when podcasting.

Some of our podcasting microphones have built-in controls that allow you to adjust their gain level, as well as the headphone volume level. There are also some microphones that have a built-in mute button, allowing you to stop the microphone from picking up your voice at any moment. This can be ideal when podcasting, as you may need to speak to someone in the room without wanting your voice to be picked up in the recording.

Most podcasting mics will come with a stand that allows you to position them on a desktop surface. There are also boom arm stands, which fasten to the side of a desk and have an adjustable arm for simple movement during your recording. The desktop-style stands are short in design, with a weighted and shock-absorbent base that helps them stay in position while reducing unwanted vibrations in your audio recording.

There are also many accessories you can use with a microphone that helps you achieve better quality recordings, such as pop filters, reflection fields, and shock mounts. These all ensure a better quality recording of your voice, which helps your listeners stay engaged throughout the duration of your podcast episodes.

Podcast condenser microphones

When using a podcast microphone, it is important to make sure that you have all the right equipment for your requirements. For example, if you are using a condenser microphone with an XLR connection, you will need to ensure that it is used with a mixer or audio interface with phantom power.

Condenser microphones, unlike dynamic microphones, require an external power source to polarise the microphone's diaphragm and amplify the audio signal. Phantom power is a method of supplying this power over the same cable that carries the audio signal, simplifying the setup and reducing the need for additional power cables.

Phantom power is usually supplied at a voltage of +48 volts DC (direct current) and is commonly applied to both the positive and negative pins of a balanced XLR microphone cable, which is a standard connector used in professional audio applications. The receiving device, such as a microphone preamplifier or audio interface, provides the phantom power to the microphone through the same XLR cable used for audio signal transmission.

There are some condenser microphones for podcasting that come with an XLR to 3.5mm mini jack cable. The mini-jack connector would go directly into the microphone input on a computer, which acts as a phantom power source, enabling the microphone to work properly without the need for any additional equipment.

Similarly, USB microphones are usually condenser, but due to their design that allows them to connect directly to a laptop or PC, they do not need any other devices to work. You will just need to make sure that you have suitable software available on your PC to mix and record your voice.

Advantages of USB microphones

In recent years, podcasting has exploded in popularity as a medium for sharing information, stories, and opinions. With the rise of digital content creation, the need for high-quality audio recording equipment has become essential for podcasters.

A condenser microphone is a type of microphone that uses a capacitor to convert sound waves into an electrical signal. It requires an external power source to operate, which traditionally involves the use of XLR cables and audio interfaces with phantom power. However, USB condenser microphones provide an all-in-one solution by integrating the microphone, preamplifier, and analog-to-digital converter into a single device that can be directly connected to a computer via a USB port.

One of the main advantages of USB condenser microphones for podcasting is their ease of use. They typically come with plug-and-play functionality, requiring minimal setup and configuration. Podcasters can simply connect the USB microphone to their computer, and it is instantly recognized as an audio input device. This eliminates the need for complex audio interfaces or additional power sources, making USB condenser microphones a convenient option, especially for beginners or those with limited technical expertise.

USB condenser microphones also offer excellent audio quality. They are designed to capture sound with precision and clarity, making them suitable for recording spoken word, vocals, and other sound sources commonly used in podcasting. Many USB condenser microphones also feature built-in features such as adjustable gain, headphone monitoring, and mute buttons, allowing podcasters to have more control over their audio recording process.

In addition to their simplicity and audio quality, USB condenser microphones are also highly portable. They are usually compact and lightweight, making them easy to transport and set up in different locations. This allows podcasters to record on the go, whether it's in a studio, at home, or in the field.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of microphone is best for podcasts?

The type of microphone that is best for podcasting will depend on several factors. For example, if you are only hosting a podcast with two people, you may only need USB condenser microphones, as they connect directly to your PC for simple recording. On the other hand, if you have four or more people in your podcast, you may need XLR condenser microphones and a mixer.

Can I use a podcast microphone in a live setting?

Typically, podcast microphones are condenser mics with a USB connection, so they are not really suitable for live applications. That being said, some podcast microphones have XLR connections, which allows them to be connected to PA mixers for live sound. Condenser microphones in a live setting are not used as often as dynamic mics, but they are still good for certain purposes.

What to look for when buying a podcast microphone?

When buying a microphone for podcasting, it is important to consider several factors, including the connection type, compatibility with other equipment, and the style of microphone. For example, if you want a mic that connects directly to your PC, you would need a USB microphone, while, if you want a mic that connects to an audio interface or mixer, an XLR microphone would be better.

How important is microphone placement for podcasting?

The position of a microphone when podcasting is very important, as it is the difference between a clear, professional recording or a muffled, unpleasant recording. When placing your podcast microphone, it is important to consider background noise and whether or not it will be picked up by the microphone. If you are using cameras for video podcasts, it is also important that the microphone does not get in the way of the camera and obstruct the view.

What else do I need to start podcasting?

Aside from a podcast microphone, you will also need a laptop or computer, recording/editing software, and a mixer or audio interface depending on the type of podcast microphone you have. There are also additional accessories that assist in recording concise speech, such as pop filters, shock-absorbent stands, and reflection shields.

What mic doesn’t pick up background noise?

While no microphone is able to completely eliminate background noise, it is best to get a cardioid microphone for podcasting, as this will only pick up sound from the front of the mic while rejecting sound from the sides and back. You can also use additional accessories such as pop shields and reflection filters to ensure a clear recording of your voice.

How do I connect a microphone to my PC for podcasting?

How you connect a podcast microphone to your PC will depend on the type of microphone, as well as the available connections on your computer and/or what other equipment you have. For example, a USB podcast mic will connect directly to a PC or laptop without the need for any other equipment, while an XLR microphone will need a device like a mixer or audio interface, which then connects to your computer for recording purposes.

Should I use a USB or condenser microphone for podcasting?

Both USB and condenser microphones are a great choice for podcasting, so it will depend on your specific requirements and studio setting on what microphone would be best for you. USB microphones are easier to set up, as they connect directly to a PC or laptop where you can then record audio through software. Condenser microphones, on the other hand, will usually have an XLR conector, and require an audio interface or mixer to work with your computer.

Is a dedicated microphone required for podcasts?

Yes, having a dedicated microphone for podcasting is extremely important, as it allows for clear and professional-sounding recordings that just isn’t possible using phone or headphone microphones. By using a podcast microphone, you can record your voice in a high-quality manner while using recording and editing software that allows you to fine-tune the sound to your exact preference.

How many microphones do I need for a podcast?

The number of microphones that you need for your podcast will depend on how many people are talking. That being said, It may be beneficial to have one or more additional microphones available, just in case you run into any issues with your microphones during a podcast, ensuring that it can continue smoothly.