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For $200 USD, what kind of microphone setup would you recommend for two hosts, and how would they hook up to a single computer?

Hi. I am ready to move on from practicing with laptop microphones by upgrading into the $200 range (but wanting to spend less if the quality is still there) and my podcasts will regularly feature a friend as a guest host. We will sit about ten feet away from eachother and the room has manageable noise levels. The price range does not include accessories like a mic stand or the headset, but it does include a mixer if you recommend using a microphone setup that includes one. I also do not have an aftermarket sound card and I am using my stock motherboard

I like the sound quality and feel from the Blue Yeti (not the XLR Pro) and its on Amazon for around $90, but grabbing two of them could be pricey. Other mics I am interested in are: the cheap $20 Behringer XM8500 , $ 60 Audio Technica AT2020, and the $70 Samson SAC01 . Some of those mic's will require a mixer with phantom power. I am also considering the Blue Snowball but I am not the biggest fan of its visual design, and I keep coming back to the Yeti for its sound difference at stock

I have also read discussions comparing USB vs XLR, and phantom power setups, mixers, cardioid vs condenser vs dynamic mics, and I am just left anxious and reaching for help! Thanks for reading this and happy holidays
Edited by Jakain - 12/12/12 at 12:20am
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Blue mics are great. I have a Snowball. a Yeti and a Snowflake. All great.
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See the microphone section at the end of my thread.
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