A few weeks ago I had the chance to chat with Wayne Henderson from Media-Voiceovers dot com and the critically acclaimed Resurrection Revealed Podcast about his favorite piece of equipment, the Heil PR40 Dynamic Microphone . I first heard about this microphone from Cliff Ravenscraft while listening to Podcast Answer Man five years ago and also have heard Leo Laporte speak about his love for this mic. So, based on their recommendations, I bought one around the time I started one of my other podcasts, the Scifi Diner Podcast, in 2009. I have never regretted that decision.
The Heil PR-40 is one of the richest and warmest microphones I have ever spoken into. There is a clarity to the sound they produce that is hiss free. I know I struggled for a bit to shell out the three hundred dollars to get one. At the time, it was the most expensive piece of equipment I was looking at. But the difference between the Shure SM-58 I was using, which was a good microphone, and the Heil PR-40 was startling. I do demonstrate this difference in the attached podcast. This a great microphone for podcasting and worth every cent. If you are serious about your podcasting then the PR 40 is an awesome choice.
You can buy Heil PR40 here.