My audio kit is one that I have accumulated over the years as a singer-songwriter and as I started making videos and recording tutorials, etc. The Shure SM7B is my favorite mic I have ever owned and the Rode NTG3 is incredible. Of course they are the most expensive on the list, but both are solid.

The second list (Popular Online) are microphones I hear about over and over on Podcaster Blogs & various sites that discuss gear and equipment. Pat Flynn from has raved about the Heil PR-40 for years as have a lot of others, who note this as one of the best podcast mics for the money.

My Personal Audio Kit:

Shure SM7B ($350)
Rode NTG3 Shotgun ($699)
Rode NT1 Condenser($249)
Rode VideoMic Pro ($100)
Shure SM58 ($90)
Blue Yeti USB ($129)
Audio-Technica AT899 Lavalier ($269)
Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 ($250)
Zoom H6 ($399)
Sony MDR7506 Headphones ($75)


Top 10 Popular Online: 

Audio-Technica ATR2100 ($60)
Audio-Technica AT2005USB ($50)
Samson Q1U ($50)
Audio-Technica ATR2500 ($65)
Rode Podcaster c ($200)
Rode Procaster ($230)
Samson C01UCW($55)
Blue  Yeti USB ($125)
Heil PR-40($325)
MXL 990 ($100)


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