Podcasting Gear Guide from Audio-Technica

Podcasting Gear Guide from Audio-Technica

Are you looking to create a new podcast or improve your current show? Search no further! This guide covers everything from high-quality microphones to studio monitor headphones, as well as the best of both worlds, A-T’s newest streaming and podcasting packs, that are the whole package. Continue reading to check out all the A-T gear we recommend for recording a successful podcast!

Microphones for Podcasting

The first major piece of hardware you’re going to want to invest in is a high-grade microphone. Understanding the importance of sound quality is crucial, because the condition of your audio may make or break your podcast. Here are a few of our favorite models for podcasting.

AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone


The AT2020 side-address studio condenser microphone’s low-mass diaphragm sets it apart from similar microphones. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone is praised for its vocal clarity and articulation.


AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone


Equipped with a USB output, the AT2020USB+ is designed for digitally capturing audio using plug and play USB convenience. The microphone offers the same award-winning sound of the AT2020.



AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The AT2035 studio condenser microphone delivers exceptional clarity and low noise when recording. Equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad for recording flexibility, the AT2035 microphone provides professional sound quality thanks to its studio-grade large diaphragm. The AT2035 includes a protective pouch and a custom shock mount.



BP40 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The BP40 broadcast dynamic microphone was specifically designed for the most demanding vocal recording needs. From podcasting, voice-over, to radio broadcast the mic delivers commanding vocal presence. Its narrow hypercardioid pickup pattern focuses on you while minimizing unwanted background noise.



AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

The AT2005USB microphone’s cardioid polar pattern specializes in reducing the pickup of unwanted background noise while recording to deliver the highest quality audio for creators. This rugged microphone offers two outputs. The USB output plugs right into your computer’s USB port and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. The XLR output connects to an analog input on a standalone recorder, USB interface or mixer.

Headphones for Podcasting

Wearing headphones while podcasting can serve many benefits, such as improving mic technique and having the ability to listen and control the audio as you’re recording.  Check out these models we recommend for editing and production. As an added bonus, all these models serve as great music listening headphones for downtime between recordings.

ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones

Equipped with 40 mm drivers, the ATH-M20x headphones are tuned for enhanced low-frequency performance in the studio. Ideal for podcasters who record long sessions, the ATH-M20x headphones are both comfortable and durable.



ATH-M30x Professional Monitor Headphones

The ATH-M30x headphones combine modern engineering and high-quality materials to deliver enhanced audio clarity and sound isolation. These versatile headphones are designed primarily for tracking and mixing, and offer added features for increased portability.



ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

The ATH-M50x headphones are the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line. From the large aperture drivers, detachable cables, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the ATH-M50x provide an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.



Bundles for Podcasting

Imagine if there was a way to get an awesome microphone and pair of headphones together. Oh wait – A-T’s bundles were created just for that reason! Continue reading to learn about each of the streaming/podcasting packs and their unique features.


Comprised of an AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone, a pair of ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones, and a studio boom arm threaded with an XLR cable, the AT2020PK pack was created with podcasters’ needs in mind. The adjustable studio boom arm clamps securely to desks, tables and other flat surfaces up to 55 mm (2.2″) thick. The boom is threaded internally with an XLR cable for a clean appearance and unhindered operation.



Equipped with the same boom arm and ATH-M20x headphones as the AT2020PK bundle, the AT2020USB+PK also includes the AT2020USB+ cardioid condenser USB microphone. Designed specifically for capturing vocals using software for recording, the AT2020USB+PK bundle is any streamer or podcaster’s dream.



The AT2035PK vocal microphone pack is designed for podcasters and other content creators who need a versatile, easy-to-install, easy-to-adjust boom microphone setup. The AT2035PK bundle comes complete with the AT2035 cardioid condenser microphone, a pair of ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones, shock mount and a studio boom arm threaded with an XLR cable.



The AT2005USBPK vocal microphone pack includes an AT2005USB cardioid dynamic USB/XLR microphone, a pair of ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones and a studio boom arm threaded with a USB cable.



What A-T products do you plan on implementing in your content creation?  Let us know in the comments below!



  1. I have an Audio Technica 500XL cardioid condenser mic.
    Do you have any info on this, does this require phantom power?

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