Top 5 podcasting microphones for 2018

With so much choice in the microphone market, it can be hard and daunting to know what to choose. To help, we take a look at the most popular and evaluate the price, quality, features, and overall value, to provide our top 5 list.

Make & Model Price Range Overall Rating
#1 Blue Snowball iCE USB Microphone $50-$60 4.5 star rating
#2 Blue Yeti USB Microphone $90-$120 4 star rating
#3 RØDE Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone $210-$240 3.5 star rating
#4 Heil PR-40 Professional Studio Microphone $320-$340 3 star rating
#5 CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone $40-$60 2.5 star rating

#1 BEST VALUE

Blue Snowball iCE USB Microphone

Price: 5 star rating
Quality: 4.5 star rating
Features: 2.5 star rating
Overall Value (Rating): 4.6 star rating

Available in white or black.

We love the Snowball mic so much we have 3 of them amongst our team. It’s affordable, robust, good quality, stylish and does exactly what you need it for.

Blue Snowball iCE USB microphone review

#2 GREAT VALUE

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Price: 4 star rating
Quality: 4.5 star rating
Features: 2.5 star rating
Overall Value (Rating): 4 star rating

Available in different colors including white, black, silver, blue, red and gray.

The Yeti microphone is a great value mic that comes in a very close second for us behind the Snowball. One advantage the Yeti has though is the ability to tilt the microphone to different angles as you require. The quality is great and it has a simple elegance.

Blue Yeti USB microphone review

#3 BEST PRO VALUE

RØDE Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone

Price: 3 star rating
Quality: 4.5 star rating
Features: 2.5 star rating
Overall Value (Rating): 4 star rating

Available in white or black.

Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic microphone review

#4 PROFESSIONALS CHOICE

Heil PR-40 Professional Studio Microphone

Price: 3 star rating
Quality: 4.5 star rating
Features: 2.5 star rating
Overall Value (Rating): 4 star rating

Available in white or black.

Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic microphone review

#5 VERY POPULAR

CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone

Price: 5 star rating
Quality: 4.5 star rating
Features: 2.5 star rating
Overall Value (Rating): 4 star rating

Available in different colors including white, black, orange, silver, camo, red and gray.

CAD U37 USB Condenser microphone review