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Bob Ellis

I recently did a mic blind test on Audio Kitchen with my own mics:

Audio Technica AT2020 ($99)

Rode NT1A ($180)

Sure SM 58 (basically a SM 57 with a screw on shield) – $99

… against a Nueman UA 47 fet ($4000)

My blind test favourite was the AT2020 🙂

To be honest for sampling modern smart phone mics are very good.

A Zoom H2N ($160) gives you the chance to field record with various mic set ups then connect directly to your PC to download your work.

The SM 57/58 as others have said is a great workhorse mic.