I need to purchase a USB headphone/microphone for a client who is going to add their podcast vocal from home. It needs to be a very simple plug-and-go device as the client has little knowledge of setting-up audio on to their PC, and with the current covid situation I can’t help in person. The cost should be £100 max.
I’ve read countless reviews and still none the wiser as the microphone, the most important part in this situation, often doesn’t produce very good results (Sennheiser PC 8 USB, for example). From what I can see, most headphone/mic devices are intended for gaming.
There is the option of using something like the Røde NT USB Mini, but the client would much prefer a headphone mic option if possible. I think they also only have a couple of USB sockets, although these could be expanded using a hub.
Does anyone have any experience using headphone mics and have any recommendations?