Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone
This microphone lives up to the name "Yeti" because it is an absolute beast in terms of features and quality. The microphone itself is nice and sturdy, so it stays in place during recording. It has a multipattern design that lets you choose from four different setups. You can record in stereo for great two-channel audio, or in cardioid for simple professional or podcast recordings. There's also an omnidirectional setting that is great for capturing a band or group of people, and a bidirectional mode to record two people in a conversation or interview. The bit rate on this one is 24-bit for great audio quality and it has a sample rate of 192 kHz. It uses a 3.5mm connection, but has a USB adapter so you can easily plug it into any computer, and it works with both Macs and PCs. The price tag can be a bit steep, but Blue Microphones also offers a "non-Pro" Yeti USB microphone that is still high quality at a lower price.