A microphone is an indispensable electronic device for composing podcasts. Companies such as Trust, Shure, Audio Technica and Blue sell models starting at R$159, such as the Trust GXT 232, a condenser microphone that features echo and noise cancellation.
The Blue Yeti, on the other hand, has USB-C connectivity and an articulated arm support in different formats for prices starting at R$999. Another alternative is the Shure SM7B, which has a hanging tripod and cardioid reception for around R$ 3418 dollars. Below are five podcast microphones that will be on sale in Brazil in 2022.
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The Trust GXT 232 is cost-effective for those who need a more advanced option and don’t want to invest too much in equipment. The microphone is equipped with a filter, a structure that serves to reduce the sound of breathing, providing cleaner and clearer reproduction. The microphone uses a USB connection and works on any type of computer, be it Windows systems, macOS, as well as compatible with PS4 and Xbox Series. The model is available for R$ 159.
The device is a condenser microphone with an omnidirectional polar pattern. The model also has anti-vibration elastic suspension and is equipped with echo and noise cancellation technologies, promising clear sound reproduction. The product is equipped with an adjustable table stand, 1.5 meter long cable and anti-vibration elastic suspension to reduce noise. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by recent customers, the device stands out for its value for money and pop filter.
- Advantages: equipped with a pop filter and the ability to connect to video games
- Against: the recording may not be as strong depending on the distance between the mouth and the product
The Trust GXT 232 is equipped with an adjustable tripod and a 1.5 meter cable — Photo: Disclosure/Trust
The Yeti, Blue, has a discreet shape in black metal, without much detail. It offers more options for recording sound in four modes, namely flexible cardioid, omni, two-way and stereo. Also according to the manufacturer, it produces good broadcast vocal sound with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples, for podcast, YouTube and Twitch. It has a USB-C operating system for connecting to PC and macOS. The product can be purchased at a price starting at R$ 999.
The microphone body also has a multi-function button that helps the user mute and control the volume. The plugin also has a frequency response that oscillates between 16 bits to 48 kHz, which is 48,000 Hz, while its support promotes an articulated arm with different formats. With a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers positively point out the high efficiency of audio recording and all the features that the software brings. However, they point out that module configurations must be performed using the Logitech G Hub program.
- Advantages: very versatile use and HD sound recording
- Against: high price
The Blue Yeti has a USB-C port — Photo: Reproduction/Blue
The AT2020USB+PK Kit is designed for streamers, podcasters and other entry-level content creators who need a versatile microphone setup with easy installation. The AD converter features high quality 44.1-bit sampling rate and 16-bit 48kHz audio and mix control to match the microphone signal and recorded audio. It was seen for around R$1749.
With a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, customers rated the quality of the download and that it is a product that matches their desktop accessories. Others point out that the microphone had issues and flaws that hindered the quality. The combo includes the AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, the ATH-M20x professional headphones and a table-mounted stand with a USB cable.
- Advantages: audio recording quality and profitability
- Against: reports that it is the microphone breaks down after a certain time of use
The AT2020USB+PK is for beginner podcasters who need a versatile microphone setup with easy installation — Photo: Handout/Audio Technica
The Shure MV7 is a good choice for anyone looking for a podcast microphone outside of a studio environment. It’s sound-isolating and has a 3.5mm headphone jack on its base, allowing you to monitor the sound and make various changes via the intuitive touch panel. The dynamic microphone has XLR and USB outputs, which allows you to use it both in professional audio interfaces and on computers with Windows and macOS systems. The box also contains two three-meter cables, one with a USB-C connector and the other with a USB-A connector. The model can be found at prices from R$ 1929.
The ShurePlus MOTIV desktop app offers additional settings such as auto-equalization mode. The feature allows the user to select the desired tone of voice and mark the distance from the microphone, allowing the software to make the necessary adjustments in real time. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, recent customers cited its clear sound, touch volume adjustment system and more discreet settings layout.
- Advantages: clear sound and touch volume adjustment
- Against: above average prices
The Shure MV7 dynamic podcast microphone has XLR and USB outputs.
The Shure SM7B is a microphone intended for use on hanging tripods. This model also has a vertical cylindrical body, but with a discreet and simple shape in black. The pickup system has a padded construction that helps combat annoying noise for a cleaner sound. The sound reception technology is cardioid, which captures sound from the front and sides. Interested consumers need to pay 3418 BRL to purchase the product.
Designed for people working with podcasts and audio, the SM7B is a model widely used in professional sound proofing studios and equipment. Shure claims that it effectively captures sound, regardless of high or low vibrations. The electronics offer a frequency response between 50 Hz to 20 thousand HZ and XLR connectivity. With a rating of 4.9 out of 5, consumers highlight the quality of recording and sound finishing. However, criticize that the manufacturer does not send the connection cables in the box.
- Advantages: clear sound recording
- Against: does not come with connecting cables
The Shure SM7B can be ideal for your podcast setup — Photo: Disclosure / Shure
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