Following on from our previous post on setting up a podcast, today we dive into the best gear for making your podcast sound professional….

Written by Cleo Papadopoulos

1. Behringer PODCASTUDIO USB (Price: $119.00)

The Behringer PODCASTUDIO USB has everything you need for professional podcasting, music production, and digital home recording. This kit offers users a full recording studio “out of the box” and includes a high resolution USB/audio interface, studio-class mixer, dynamic broadcast-style microphone, and high-performance headphones. Also included are a table microphone stand, XLR microphone, and two stereo RCA cable. The comprehensive podcasting software (Podifier, Juice, PodNova, Golden Ear) and powerful audio editor (Audacity) that you can use for this equipment are available to download at

2. PreSonus AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle (Price: $319.95)

The Presonus AudioBox Studio Ultimate Bundle offers users an amazing value that provides everything they need for professional-quality production. It includes AudioBox USB interface, Studio One Artist recording and production software and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, 2-way active studio monitors, and studio headphones and condenser microphone. The bundle also features a desktop tripod stand and necessary interconnection cables.

3. Behringer U-PHORIA STUDIO Complete Recording/Podcasting Bundle (Price: $108.99)

The Behringer U-PHORIA STUDIO bundle offers its users everything they need for professional music production, digital home recording, and podcasting. Through this bundle, Beheringer promises users an experience like no other with the help of its included audio interface, condenser microphone, and studio headphones. It also comes with a swivel stand mount, XLR microphone cable, and USB cable.

4. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio Bundle (3rd Gen) (Price: £239.00)

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 comes with a USB audio interface, studio-quality condenser microphone, mic stand, 3-metre XLR microphone cable, closed-back headphones, and free software. It provides two mic/line/instrument inputs allowing simultaneous recording and playback of up to two channels with independently controllable headphone and monitor outputs. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 promises users good sounding and more reliable recording experience.

5. Rode Complete Podcaster Recording Bundle (Price: $999.99)

The Rode Complete Podcaster Recording Bundle is designed for podcasters and content creators and provides everything you would need to start recording professional podcasts – with no previous experience required. This bundle includes a RØDECaster Pro full production studio for recording voices, musical instruments, phone-ins, and more. The professional studio condenser microphones capture every nuanced sound and mitigate rumbles and vibrations. The kit also comes with two XLR cables, two sturdy microphone stands, and two sets of high-quality headphones. It’s a great bundle to consider buying if you’re looking for new podcasting equipment.

6. Mackie Creator Bundle (Price: £206.10)

The Mackie Creator Bundle is great for anyone who wants to get started in podcasting, as it is the ultimate setup for content creators, podcasters, and streaming – and it’s great as both a stationary setup and a portable one. The bundle includes an EM-USB microphone which can connect directly to your computer and can capture everything with perfect precision. The MC-100 headphones provide clear sound and noise isolation, and the monitors help deliver balanced sound for mixing. It also includes all necessary cables and software.

7. Audio-Technica AT2020PK Streaming/Podcasting Pack (Price: $149.00)

This Audio-Technica Podcasting Pack includes a gold-standard condenser microphone, along with headphones for monitoring, recording, and mixing and a studio arm, mic clip, Euro-thread adapter, and protective carrying pouch. All the user needs to complete the package is an audio interface. This is a great microphone/headphone combo to consider if you’re looking for new podcasting equipment.


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