Blue Yeti specs: Connectivity: USB | Compatibility: Windows, Mac, ChromeOS | Pickup pattern: Cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional, stereo | Pickup array: Dynamic capsule | Mic Monitoring: Yes
The Blue Yeti is one of the most popular choices among podcasters and streamers. It features USB connectivity and plug-and-play compatibility with Windows, Mac, and ChromeOS devices. The on-board controls let you quickly and easily switch between the four pickup patterns, so you can transition from solo let's play streams to podcast interviews in a snap.
It also has a dedicated mute button, volume knob, and headphone jack for live monitoring. And if you download the Blue VO!CE software, you can create vocal effects to add more flair to your streams and recordings.
I love the way this mic picks up on audio, whether I'm recording vocals or a podcast episode. It pairs well with an inexpensive pop filter.