Update 1/23: PopVoice (98% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers a smartphone lavalier microphone for $9.61 Prime shipped when code DX254BJA is used. (Reg. $13). Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Groupon offers the Audio-Technica AT2005USB USB/XLR Microphone for $55.99 shipped. For comparison, it usually sells for $79 at Amazon where it hasn’t fallen below $60 in a year. This is the best offer available from a trusted retailer. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Audio-Technica AT2005USB features:

  • USB & XLR Outputs
  • Headphone Monitoring Output
  • Extended Frequency Response
  • 16-Bit, 44.1 / 48 kHz Converters
  • Includes Tripod Desk Stand
  • Mac & Windows OS

USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound system’s conventional microphone input for live performance.

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