B&H Photo is offering the Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Kit with Microphone, Crane Arm, Cables, and Straps for $69.95 shipped. Normally, the microphone is $60, the boom arm is closer to $25, and the headphones are $30 to start. If you add everything together here, it’s a great starter kit for any podcasting career. Rated 4.2/5 stars.
For a more budget-friendly option, Amazon’s #1 best-selling model is just $30 shipped. It’s rated 4.3/5 stars from nearly 1,000 shoppers and would be a great beginning point for any podcaster or voiceover artist, though you’re losing out on the benefits of the included headphones and other accessories above.
Samson Q2U Podcasting Kit features:
- For Podcasting, Live Sound & Recording
- Dynamic Mic, Cardioid Polar Pattern
- USB Compatible with Mac, Windows, iPad
- XLR Output for Mixer/PA System
- Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
- Spring-Loaded Suspension Arm
- Height Adjustable
- USB Extension Cable
- Set of Touch Fastener Straps
- Includes USB & XLR Cables + Windscreen
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