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11 Best New Podcasts for Your Every Mood in 2021 (+11 honorable mentions)

From true crime podcasts with a little bit of conspiracy theories and supernatural on the side. We will have you all ears, with our list of the 11 best new podcasts.

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13 All-Time Best TED Talks

13 Best TED talks of all times to inspire your next great idea, to convince you that nothing is impossible. The creme de la creme of the best TED talks ever is here.

Speaking Equipment

XLR and USB Microphones for Podcasts

Having poor sound in a podcast show is like having unfocused, blurry video footage for a YouTube channel. It’s unprofessional, and it won’t make your audience want to stick around. Providing the best sound possible is essential, and contrary to popular thinking, it’s not as expensive as you might think. Before we get into the detailed guide on the best microphone for podcast recording, let’s take a look at why microphones are so important when starting your very own podcast show. 

Microphones for Streaming, Gaming and Live Chats

Microphones for streaming, gaming, and live chats have become an essential part of a decent PC setup. However, with such a massive variety of choices, how do you know what is worth spending your money on? 

Wireless Microphones

Wireless mics are not just amateur singing sessions. They’re beneficial for presentations in front of large audiences in schools and universities. Many wireless microphones are also used during interviews and can be carried easily without plugging them directly into a computer or mixing board. There are also hands-free headset mics, a top choice among performers that can’t hold a microphone during a dancing and singing routine. 

Four Types of Microphones Explained

There are all sorts of microphone types out there, and trying to understand a bit of each of them will bring you closer to choosing the perfect microphone for your needs. If you’re wondering how many microphones there are and how they work, your questions will be answered by the time you finish this article!

Portable Microphones and Speakers for Presentations

There are plenty of excellent PA systems out there that won’t break your back or empty your pockets, and most of them even include microphones. Whether you’re looking for a portable microphone and speaker for presentations, performing on the subway, or singing at your upcoming house party, there’s a match on our list!

Bluetooth Microphones for Smartphones

Wireless microphones are an excellent example of Bluetooth technology completely revamping another technology. Not to mention you no longer have to put up with untangling cables. That has to count for something, right? We have selected ten great Bluetooth microphones designed to make your life easier – without breaking your bank. Before we jump into our top picks, let’s take a look at the advantages of Bluetooth microphones. 

Microphones for YouTube

While many people think having a great camera is all you need to become a YouTube sensation, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While you need passion, a good sense of aesthetics, and a subscription to Adobe Suite, you also need the right sound equipment. There’s nothing that can put people off more than horrible popping sounds and plosives. So let’s have a look at the best microphones for YouTube that are guaranteed to aid you on the path to becoming a famous YouTuber!

Portable (Handheld) Microphones

When looking for the best portable microphone, it’s essential to know what you’ll be using it for. Do you need a portable USB microphone to plug into your computer straight away? Something you can carry with you everywhere? Maybe you’re after a speaker and microphone set for a class or a small intimate concert? By the time you’re done with this article, you’ll become a handheld mic pro. Let’s go ahead and talk about the handheld mic before we jump into the top 10 handheld portable microphones review!

Microphone Shock Mounts

This article will talk in-depth about shock mounts, what they are, and when you would need a shock mount. We’ll answer some FAQs, take a look at the different types, and finally give you a review of the top 10 microphone shock mounts.

Microphone Isolation Shield Reflectors

Mic isolation shields also make a great first purchase for up-and-coming podcasters, vloggers, and singers. We have selected the top 10 microphone isolation shields that suit everyone’s pocket and needs, so stay tuned for our reviews!

Microphone Stands and Desktop Boom Arms

Before you start adding mic stands to your shopping cart, I’ll give you a pro tip. Take a look at the different mic types, and gain a better understanding of what you’re buying. You can save a lot of money by learning more about microphone stands and their different styles and uses.

Old-School Microphones

This microphone guide will help you find the best old-school microphones combining modern technology, vintage appeal, and excellent sound quality. Before we jump into our unique top 10 review section, let’s take a brief look at microphone history and how microphones changed the way we sing and perform today.