Audio-Technica ATR2100x-USB

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Audio-Technica ATR2100x-USB Cardioid Dynamic Microphone (ATR Series)USB and XLR Outputs, Silver

This is the mic to start with if you’re on a budget. It’s even great to get an extra for mobile use!

The ATR2100x-USB is a dynamic, cardioid microphone that can connect directly to your computer via USB. It can also (and simultaneously) connect to professional audio equipment via XLR.

Here are some of the standout features of the ATR2100x-USB:

  • Strong output signal: loud enough so you don't have to push the gain so much (about 13 dB louder than the previous non-X version)
  • Zero-latency, full-volume headphone monitoring: your own voice won't sound robotic and you'll hear yourself no matter how you adjust volume on your USB device
  • USB-C connectivity: an easier-to-use and future-friendly USB-C port, letting you connect to computers, tablets, and smartphones (with adapter, if necessary)
  • Affordable price: usually around $79 (USD) and sometimes drops as low as $59
  • Lifetime warranty: better than all the competitors!

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As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.

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