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The 5 Best Podcast Microphones for High-Quality Audio

If you’re planning on making a real go of your podcast, it’s time to invest in a quality podcast microphone. 

Australians have never been more interested in podcasts with more than 1.6 million Aussies tuning in to catch up on their favourite series. 

And for businesses, podcasts offer an exciting new revenue stream, with the Australian podcast market bringing in an annual revenue of $47 million by the end of 2020. 

With such a promising marketing opportunity for your business, you want your podcast to be the best of the best. And you can’t do that without high-quality audio, delivered with a superior microphone.

Upgrade your equipment and get your hands on one of the best microphones for podcasts below.

What is the best podcast microphone?

A podcast microphone in front of a computer screen.

Blue Yeti USB microphone

Easily one of the most popular microphones for beginner podcasters, the Blue Yeti USB microphone is easy to use and incredible value for money. 

This versatile mic can record just about any situation thanks to its multiple pattern selection (cardioid, stereo, bidirectional, and omnidirectional). You can choose settings for solo recording, interviews, and group recording. 

You can select whether you want the mic to pick up the sound being directed straight at it (which is ideal for podcasts) or whether you want it to capture sounds from a wider angle. 

The Blue Yeti USB mic comes with 3 different condenser capsules in one, delivering exceptional sound quality. 

Shop the Blue Yeti USB microphone today.

RØDE Podcaster

It’s all in the name. This is a microphone made specifically for podcasting, which means it produces broadcast sound quality. 

It’s built for vocal recording (especially speech) with an internal pop-filter designed to reduce plosives and increase clarity. 

RODE podcaster microphone for podcasts

The Podcaster mic is a dynamic microphone that can be plugged into your computer via a USB. Many podcasters attach the mic to their desk with a boom arm. This means the sound can be conveniently recorded directly to the computer. 

The RØDE Procaster is an alternative to the Podcaster but with an XLR connection, which produces superlative sound quality but requires additional audio interfaces and mixers. 

Check out the RØDE Podcaster online today.

Blue Snowball iCE

The Blue Snowball iCE is a USB microphone with a custom condenser capsule that captures sharp audio for podcasts. 

It has an easy plug-and-play setup that doesn’t require any driver installation. The mic plugs into your Mac or PC and runs immediately. 

Its petite size, ease of use, and versatility makes it a great starting point for new podcasters. But since the mic is specifically designed as a microphone to improve voice call quality, its audio quality won’t rival the other options here for podcasts. 

Take a look at the Blue Snowball iCE microphone today.

RØDE NT-USB

The NT-USB is RØDE’s equivalent of the Blue Yeti USB mic. The mic comes with a cardioid pickup pattern, which means it focuses on sound directly in front of it. 

Unlike the Blue Yeti USB mic, the NT-USB comes with a pop shield to dampen plosive sounds.

The NT-USB is easy to set up and comes with a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring, as well as a direct mix control to help adjust mic input and source output. 

Check out the RØDE NT-USB mic today.

Blue Yeti Professional

The Blue Yeti Professional mic is one of the best podcast microphones around, thanks to its versatility and ease of use. This microphone has both a USB and XLR output, making it the kind of mic you can grow into as your skills develop.

Blue Yeti professional microphone in black against a white background.

The Blue Yeti Pro captures high quality recordings thanks to its 3 custom condenser capsules and 4 different polar pattern settings (cardioid, stereo, bidirectional, and omnidirectional). 

You also get a built-in headphone amplifier to monitor zero-latency, as well as direct controls for pattern selection, mute, microphone gain, and headphone volume. 

Take a look at the Blue Yeti Professional microphone online today. 

Shop online for your new podcast microphone

Ready to transform your podcast with crisp, quality audio your audience will love? Visit us in-store or shop our selection of podcast microphones online at Camera House and spend over $49 for free delivery across Australia.

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