Can you use a shotgun mic for podcasting and get good results? That’s the question that Mark Wiemels explores in a recent YouTube video, where he pairs the Azden SGM-250H with the classic Shure SM7B.
The SGM-250H is a hypercardioid shotgun mic, which is both more directional than a typical shotgun mic, and also a type of mic not often considered for podcasting applications. But maybe it should be.
In the video, Mark does a blind sound test, switching back-and-forth between the two mics. Can you tell the difference?
With the added benefits of being able to boom it out of shot if desired and a more budget-friendly price, maybe you should consider the SGM-250H as your next podcasting mic.
Check out the video below.