I just ordered a new podcasting mic from Blue Microphones – the Yeti. If you like the SnowBall mic, then you'll love the Snow Monster.
- The best feature is the tri-capsule array– this means you can get four different pick up patterns: stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional.
- The microphone is the first to be THX certified microphone
- It has a built in amplifier and zero-latency headphone monitoring
- You can manually control the gain of the mic
- It works without drivers on Mac & Windows
The microphone lists for $149. I didn't get to try it out in-depth yet, but it sounded great with the quick tests I tried.