I’ve worked with $10,000 mics and $50 mics, and I’ve spent a lot of money swapping out different microphones in my project studio. What I discovered is that although the expensive mics are a nice treat, there are more affordable alternatives that sound just as good (or better).
Here are 3 cheap studio mics that actually BEAT the more expensive alternatives:
3. Small Diaphragm Condenser Shure SM81* (or Shure KSM137*)