Helpful features to look for:
-Noise canceling blocks out ambient sounds for clear audio transmission.
-Stereo uses left and right channels to capture a wide, realistic sound that accurately records acoustic guitar or a choir.
-Cardioid delivers rich sound by recording directly in front of the microphone, which is ideal for podcasts, game streaming, vocal performances, voice-overs and instruments.
-Omnidirectional is best for recording ambience at live performances or with larger groups, since it picks up sound quality from all around the microphone.
-Bidirectional is suitable for a duet or two-person interview since it records from the front and rear of the microphone.