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Podcast Equipment

Welcome to our Podcast Equipment page! This is a carefully compiled list of equipment and software recommendations that we believe can significantly enhance your podcasting journey. We’ve done the research and testing so you don’t have to. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to upgrade your current setup, we’ve got you covered.

Best Equipment for $200

This setup is perfect for those who are just starting their podcasting journey. It includes everything you need to start recording high-quality audio right from your personal computer.

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Microphone: Samson Q2U 

Price: $69.99

This dynamic handheld microphone provides professional sound quality. It’s perfect for beginners due to its ease of use and excellent performance.


  • Type: USB/XLR handheld dynamic microphone

  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid

  • Frequency Response: 50Hz-15kHz

  • Max SPL: 148dB SPL

  • Sensitivity: -54 dBV/Pa

  • Connector: XLR, 1/8" (headphones), USB Mini-B

  • Dimensions: 7.5" x 2.2"

  • Weight: 0.7 lbs

Boom Arm: Samson MB38

Price: $50.39

This boom arm is sturdy and adjustable, holding your microphone securely in place. It’s designed to reduce noise from movement and vibrations.


  • Type: Articulating Microphone Boom Arm

  • Material: Durable Steel Construction

  • Arm Reach: 38" Maximum

  • Mic Clip Threading: 5/8"-27

  • Weight Capacity: 5lb Maximum

  • Mount: C-clamp mount (2" maximum grip) included, Flange mount (with wood screws) included

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Shock Mount: Sunmon Q2U

Price: $14.99

This shock mount isolates the microphone from vibrations and handling noise. It’s essential for maintaining clean, professional audio. The pop filter is included with the shock mount.


  • Type: Microphone Shock Mount Holder

  • Material: Metal

  • Weight: 181 Grams

  • Color: Shock Mount with Foam Windscreen

  • Compatibility: Special design for Samson Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone


Headphones: Sennheiser HD 200 Pro - $60

Price: $69.95

 These closed-back, over-ear headphones provide excellent sound reproduction. They’re comfortable for long recording sessions and deliver accurate audio feedback.


  • Type: Closed back, Over-ear

  • Impedance: 32 Ohms

  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz

  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 108 dB

  • Cable length: 2.0 m

  • Weight: 441 g

  • Wearing Style: On-ear

  • Connector: Straight 3.5 mm jack

  • Adapter: 6.3 mm adapter is included


The Equipment our Executive Podcast Producer Uses for $569

These equipments are what Jamie Kennedy personally uses for her podcast. It’s a bit more advanced and offers higher quality components for a professional podcasting experience.

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Microphone: Rode Podcaster

Price: $199

The Rode Podcaster is a dynamic microphone that delivers broadcast-quality audio. It’s perfect for professionals looking for superior sound reproduction. Shock Mount and Pop Filter are Internally included in mic.


  • Type: Dynamic USB Microphone

  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid

  • Frequency Response: 40Hz - 14kHz

  • Max SPL: 115 dB SPL

  • Sensitivity: -51 dBV/Pa

  • Bit Depth: 24-bit

  • Sample Rates: 44-96kHz

  • Connector: USB Type B, 1 x 1/8" (headphones)

  • Color: White

Boom Arm: Rode PSA1+ Pro Studio

Price: $129

This professional studio boom arm offers full 360-degree rotation and a maximum reach of 820mm horizontally and 840mm vertically. It’s built to provide the flexibility and stability needed in a professional podcasting environment.


  • Type: Professional Studio Boom Arm

  • Material: Durable Steel Construction

  • Arm Reach: 37" Horizontal12, 34" Vertica

  • Weight Capacity: Supports Mics up to 2.7 lb

  • Thread Size: 3/8" or 5/8" (with included adapter)

  • Weight: 1520g

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Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

Price: $169

 These headphones offer excellent sound quality and comfort, making them ideal for long recording sessions.


  • Type: Closed, over-ear, dynamic studio headphones

  • Impedance: 80 Ohms

  • Frequency Response: 5Hz - 35,000Hz

  • Max SPL: 115 dB SPL

  • Cable Length: 3m (straight cable)

  • Weight: 270g (without cable)

  • Connector: Gold plated stereo jack plug (3.5 mm) and 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)

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