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VIDEO: 5 New Podcast Mics Under $200 for 2020

Looking for a new podcast microphone? Here’s five that are brand-new for 2020. Easy on the eyes, ears and wallet, they can get you started or help raise your audio game.

Looking for a new podcast microphone? Here’s five podcast mics under $200 that are brand-new for Spring, 2020. Easy on the eyes, ears and wallet, they can get you started or help raise your audio game.

1. Sontronics has launched Podcast Pro ($149), an end-address dynamic mic for spoken-word use. Available in red and black, it has a supercardioid pickup pattern to reject off-axis sound, and is used via an XLR connection.

2. Mackie has introduced its EM-USB USB Condenser mic ($149.00), which connects directly to a laptop or mobile recording device using USB-C. It has a built-in headphone output with volume control for monitoring, and comes with a mic clip, tripod mount and USB-C cable.

3. Samson will release the Q9U Professional Broadcast Dynamic XLR/USB microphone in Q2 for $199. It uses an XLR output and also has a USB-C connection, a 24-bit/96 kHz A-D converter, has a cardioid pickup pattern and comes with a dual-layer windscreen.

4. AKG’s Lyra USB mic was released in late 2019, but the AKG Podcaster Bundle is new for 2020. For $350, you get the mic, AKG K371 headphones, Ableton Live 10 Lite, a four-part Berklee Online recording class and audio cables. The Lyra itself ($149) has an Adaptive Capsule Array that provides four capture modes and offers 24-bit/192 kHz audio performance and plug-and-play operation.

5. Røde’s new NT-USB Mini ($99) is a compact USB microphone for recording into a computer or tablet. It has a condenser capsule with RF shielding, a directional cardioid pickup pattern, a built-in pop filter and comes with a magnetic desk stand.

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