To be honest, our answer is get the best you can afford! That simple.
Top of the rangeThere are a number of exceptional microphones available including the iconic Electrovoice RE20 (£420) and the Neumann BCM 705 (£497) which is a lot of cash!.
The real worldWhat do we use on Affinity Radio you may ask. Well our main studio microphone in both of our studios is a Behringer B-1 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone which is currently retailing at a very reasonable £80.
We also use as guest / outside broadcast microphones a brace of Behringer XM1800S Ultravoice dynamic microphones now at a bargain price of £35 for a set of 3. We also use a Shure SM58 (£95) and to be honest you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the Shure and the XM1899S.
Ultimately the choice is yours and the size of your budget. Always make sure you use a shock mount and p…