Best Budget Mic for Livestreaming & Podcasting

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Best Budget Microphones Under $75

What’s the best microphone under $75 for livestreaming and podcasting? I watched popular podcaster Pat Flynn (of Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn) test 3 mics and I thought one was clearly the winner, but at the end he equally endorsed 2 of the 3 mics. I will tell you why the Samson Q2u is the best podcast mic under $75, better than the more well-known ATR 2100 from Audio-Technica and much better than the condenser Blue Snowball (for livestreaming and podcasting). You want to use a dynamic mic for podcast recording and livestream video because it will pick up less room noise. Both the Samson Q2U and ATR 2100 come with XLR and USB cables.

NOTE: Here is the link to Pat Flynn’s video — it’s an excellent video for anyone looking for an intro to budget mics for podcasting and livestreaming:

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