I have to say that getting a microphone boom arm was one of the best decisions I made for my podcasting studio.
Why? Because I can be ready to record so much faster. All I have to do is pull the boom arm toward me and hit record. But it also frees up a lot of space on your desk and feels much more professional. A mic boom arm also allows you to get perfect mic placement much easier and with better posture. That means your voice sounds better.
Also, if you get a shock mount (and you should), you will need a mic stand of some kind in order to attach it.
It’s pretty crazy that one basic piece of equipment can do so much.
But quality varies quite a bit and certain microphones (like the Blue Yeti) are heavier than average and will need a sturdier boom. If you invest in a decent one, it will last you a long time. I would avoid the cheaper ones if you can.
I’ll start with my favorite: [Read more…] about Best Microphone Boom Arm (For Podcasters & Home Studios)