Testing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of the best microphones for podcasting, voice overs and home recording

Mic drop

Adam Buxton has one, Peter Crouch has one, and honestly would you even be that surprised if your uncle has one too?

Yes reader, we are living in the age of the podcast, and perhaps you're sitting excitedly on a potentially broadcastable idea right now. Or maybe you're tired of seeing people rake it in by opening boxes and want to have a go at this YouTube lark yourself. 

Either way, you're going to want a good microphone, and it just so happens that we've rounded up the best mics for any job. 

Words by Rob Ostlere and Tomi Adebeyo