equipboard.com. Condenser mics are wonderful tools, but they are rarely the best choice for podcasters who have studios with less-than-perfect acoustics. Most of the mics in that survey are condensers. People buy them because they look neat, not because they do the job.

The latest craze is blab.im. At least 90% of the blabbers are using their computer mics. Few people complain. I can't listen to them. If the standard has been lowered that low, just grab anything that will pick up your voice and go for it. Use your webcam or computer mic. It's the absolute fastest way to say, "I'm a rank amateur."