Dynamic microphone or Condenser microphone for Podcasting?

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A dynamic microphone or Condensor microphone for Podcasting?
I personally use dynamic mics, mainly to cancel out background noise. Although, I have heard condenser mics sound more clear (Note, the cost is a factor in sound quality)

DYNAMIC MICROPHONE:

You can use it in a non-controlled area (background noise won’t be a huge factor with this microphone). The reason you can use this mic in a non-controlled area is it only picks up sound directly through the top, and virtual no sound will be picked up from the sides and back of the microphone.

~ Most, if not all dynamic mics – do not require phantom power, and some are plug n’ play, where you only have to plugin with a usb directly to your computer (so great if you want to get started recording right away!). But some, like the Shure SM7B use an XLR port, which requires an audio interface in order to use./

Here are two dynamic microphone options:

The microphone I use: Sampson Q2U (Currently priced at $59.00) I personally love this mic! and think the sound quality is pretty nice for podcasting.

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I’ve seen this mic used by a ton of podcasters and they swear by it: Shure SM7B (Currently priced at $399.00) Not sure if the sound outweighs the price tag though, as I havent used it. btw, if you’ve tried this mic out let me know what you think in the comments.

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AUDIO INTERFACES:

Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First (Currently priced at $88.75)
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BEHRINGER audio interface (UMC22) (Currently priced at $58.99)

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFIGZF6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FFIGZF6&linkCode=as2&tag=justinsunsh02-20&linkId=2ac34469c7430f168db675a55932f4ce

CONDENSOR MICROPHONES:

I’ve heard (haven’t owned one myself) that these mics have a really good sound, really clear. The only drawback I see with this microphone is you must have a controlled recording area, including noise cancellation in all directions because this will pick up from all sides of the mic.

~ Note may also need an audio interface and phantom power to run these mics as well.

Here are two condenser microphone options:

Rode NTK (Currently priced at $529.00)

This one comes with phantom power, which you need to run the mic, but you will also need an audio interface to connect it to the computer.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DUQOU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0002DUQOU&linkCode=as2&tag=justinsunsh02-20&linkId=b2e73b965dcd112950b5b4aeecbd2abe

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB (Currently priced at $399.00)

This mic doesn’t come with Phantom Power, so you’ll need to buy it.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B5ZX9FM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B5ZX9FM&linkCode=as2&tag=justinsunsh02-20&linkId=21849c0620bad1634e021621cc632f8d

PHANTOM POWER:

Neewer 1-Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply (Currently priced at $17.50)

– Get this mic on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014H8AWGC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B014H8AWGC&linkCode=as2&tag=justinsunsh02-20&linkId=84b802dc9796a8dba54f1cbb3a42faaa

BC Master BCM-PP02,2-Channel 48V (Currently priced at $18.99)

– Get this mic on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QM778JJ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07QM778JJ&linkCode=as2&tag=justinsunsh02-20&linkId=8c31a66da5c2fe97519a9dbdadea9326

Let me know if you have questions or if you need help setting up your phantom power or audio interface.

OTHER ITEMS YOU MAY NEED FOR PODCASTING:

Mic stand – AmazonBasics Tripod Boom Microphone Stand (Currently priced at $18.49)

– Get this mic on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019NY2PKG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B019NY2PKG&linkCode=as2&tag=justinsunsh02-20&linkId=e12c058b816a6d07640aa79e66f6590a

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