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    Regarding your list, I'd probably put the Blue Yeti Pro as number one because, as it has built in monitoring, it avoids a lot of those problems which can be frustrating.

    I'd probably put the Rode NT above their podcaster.

    However, unless you have a really good reason to go USB, I'd put a very basic mic and separate audio interface ahead of any of them if you want a future proof set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbsy View Post
    Regarding your list, I'd probably put the Blue Yeti Pro as number one because, as it has built in monitoring, it avoids a lot of those problems which can be frustrating.

    I'd probably put the Rode NT above their podcaster.

    However, unless you have a really good reason to go NT, I'd put a very basic mic and separate audio interface ahead of any of them if you want a future proof set up.
    +1 The problem is, the noob, home recordist sees USB mics as a cheap and easy 'in' to music recording. They ARE cheap but not easy to use. See, the noob has not thought thru/been shown 'The Process' .

    Many usb mics are also technically 'challenged' and do not deliver good quality, ok for close talking podcasts perhaps but with a 16bit converter and poor integration into most common recording software they are next to useless for say, acoustic guitar and any form of track building.

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    Yes, sure why not USB Microphone. I use them as my game streaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickIrwin View Post
    Yes, sure why not USB Microphone. I use them as my game streaming.
    Err? I just said "why not" and as I also said, ok for close talking when great sound quality is not important.

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    It may be an old thread, but as a newbie I have learnt a lot from this post.

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