Heil PR-30

The Best Microphone For Female Podcasters

Dynamic microphones like the Heil PR40, Rode Procaster, Shure SM7B, and Audio-Technica ATR2100 experience something called proximity effect.

Proximity effect is a phenomenon that leads to an increase in low-frequency response as you move the microphone closer to the source (your mouth).

Proximity effect can be super helpful as it makes your voice sound deeper, fuller, and smoother, which means you can sound like Larry King without the professional recording studio!

What’s not great about it is if you have a higher-pitched voice, which would apply to most female podcasters, and you don’t want to a deep, bassy sound.

That’s why Heil designed their PR30 dynamic microphone to reduce proximity effect, meaning you’ll still get excellent audio quality in your spare bedroom and your recording will be much closer to the actual tone of your voice.

Watch the video to hear the difference!

If you’re a female podcaster in the market for a new microphone, it’s hard to go wrong with the Heil PR30.

Travis Albritton

Travis Albritton

Travis Albritton is the Head of Content for Buzzsprout and host of "How to Start a Podcast" and "Buzzcast."