Podcast Equipment

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Koss Multimedia Stereo Headphone with USB Plug
This mic is a budget friendly for beginner podcasters who don’t have a good quality external microphone.

Koss B45 communication headset features Koss Clear V Technology (CVT). The SB45 helps cancel out background noise and also helps you to both hear and speak clearly. Also its great for those applications you are looking to use such as speech to text. See features below:

  • Communications headphone with electret microphone for handsfree communication
  • In-line Volume Control for easy level adjustment
  • USB connector to plug directly into your computer
  • Leatherette ear cushions for comfort and sound isolation
  • Frequency response 18- 20,000 Hz for great sound quality
  • 8 ft. cord

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
This is the mic we use and is also recommended by John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneurs on Fire as a good quality external mic for podcast interviews.

The Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone can to be used whether you are on a stage or in a studio. See features below:

  • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output
  • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound system conventional microphone input for use in live performance
  • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use
  • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone output without audible delay
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone -Silver or Blackout Edition

This microphone is great for a number of formats but may not be the best choice though if you don’t have an insulated studio. Background noise is not eliminated. See features below:

  • Tri-capsule array – 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation
  • Multiple pattern selection – cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
  • Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
  • Plug ‘n play – Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher) and PC (Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP)

MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones with Memory Wire (Black)

 

 

These earphones can connect to the Yeti or ATR2100 Microphone and come in an arrange of colors. See features below:

  • Secure over-the-ear fit with memory wire never falls out
  • Patented ergonomic earpiece design provides long-term wearing comfort
  • Noise isolating in-ear design with energetic sound and enhanced bass
  • Certified IPX5 sweat- and water-resistance for increased durability
  • Includes carrying case and 6 sets of eartips for the best fit and comfort; 1-Year manufacturer’s warranty

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam

This video camera is great for interviews and webinars. See features below:

 

  • Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels) with the latest version of Skype for Windows
  • 720p HD video calling (up to 1280 x 720 pixels) with supported clients. Full HD video recording (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • H.264 video compression, Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction. Automatic low-light correction, Tripod-ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors
  • H.264 video compression, Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction. controls: Video and photo capture, Face tracking, Motion detection
  • Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later. Works in USB Video Device Class (UVC) mode: Mac OS 10.6 or later (HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac or other supported video-calling clients; Full HD 1080p video recording with QuickTime Player) Chrome OS,Android v 5.0 or above (with supported video-calling clients),USB port,Internet connection

Ethernet Patch Cable

You should seriously consider being hardwired when doing an interview or webinar. Wi-Fi can have drop outs and interferences during your broadcast. To have the best quality and less chances of disconnects, hardwire yourself into your computer and your internet modem or router.