Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Rode
Connectivity Technology XLR
Connector Type XLR Connector
Special Feature Mute Function, Voice Activated Recording
Compatible Devices PSA1
Color Black
Included Components PodMic
Polar Pattern Unidirectional
Item Weight 2.6 Pounds

  • Cardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone with Integrated Pop Shield


The PodMic is a broadcast-quality dynamic microphone optimized for podcasting. It has a rich, balanced sound, with an internal pop filter to minimize plosives and internal shock mounting to reduce vibration. The PodMic is optimized for use with the RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio, but will also offer exceptional results with any high-quality microphone interface.

From the brand

From the manufacturer

PodMic Dynamic Podcasting MIcrophone

PodMic with AI-1

Offering professional quality, rich sound, high-quality all-metal construction and affordability, there is a reason the PodMic is the leading microphone used on podcasts and livestreams. Whether paired with the RØDECaster Pro, or used with a high-quality XLR interface (such as the RØDE AI-1), the PodMic excels in all voice recording applications.


The PodMic features an effective integrated pop filter that reduces plosives, making the microphone very forgiving to use. Internal shockmounting reduces rumble and keyboard noises, and the dynamic capsule focuses on the sound of your voice, reducing room tone and other external sounds.


Want that classic broadcast sound? A rich bottom end with a controlled proximity effect coupled with exceptional speech intelligibility makes the PodMic the perfect choice for all voice applications.


The PodMic will deliver great results with any XLR mixer or interface, but it really shines when paired with the RØDECaster Pro. A custom PodMic preset, coupled with the studio-grade APHEX processing give exceptional results that your listeners will love.

Additional information

Weight 2.6 kg
Dimensions 9 × 5.55 × 4.15 cm
Item Weight

2.6 pounds

Product Dimensions

9 x 5.55 x 4.15 inches

Country of Origin




Item model number


Date First Available

January 9, 2019

Color Name


Compatible Devices


Connector Type

XLR Connector

Material Type

Alloy Steel

Power Source

Corded Electric



10 reviews for Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

  1. Joshua

    A high quality mic for people on a budgetI got two of these mics for myself and my co-host for our podcast, and I honestly couldn’t be happier with them. They are very sturdy mics, and a lot heavier than I thought they would be. I was expecting a lot cheaper material considering how affordable they are. I started using them for podcasting but now I use them for just about everything with audio, including Twitch streaming. These are also excellent mics if you are unfamiliar with XLR setups and aren’t a professional audio engineer but are looking to get a professional sound from your audio. I bought a Behringer audio interface and some amazon basics cables for my setup and it was very easy to get everything going and sounding the way I wanted.It also drastically helped with audio editing, switching from Yeti microphones, I don’t have to do nearly as much manual work on audio to get it to sound great. I will say, the one thing I did have trouble with on this microphone is the gain. It took a while to adjust it to a reasonable gain level solely because you have to be VERY close to these mics for it to pick up and, admittedly, I am a very loud person naturally so I tend to keep myself a little further back from mics. This isn’t really the fault of the mic though, so it is by no means a reflection of the product. Just something to keep in mind; if you are a naturally louder person, and have a louder or more projective voice… you’ll need to do some extra testing with these mics.One more thing to add, my co-host has extremely loud S’s, which this mic seems to not be great at naturally filtering out. Not unexpected but just note, if you or whoever is using this mic have loud or high-pitched S sounds, you’ll really need to utilize a De-Esser in whatever recording software you use. (The mic is very good at filtering out Plosives on its own though, so that shouldn’t be too much of an issue).An all-around fantastic product from Rode, and I hope they make some more mics for content creators that are in this affordable category. You’ve earned yourself a loyal customer! 🙂

  2. Mike

    Great micI use a mic on a daily basis and have gone through tons this ones awesome it doesn’t come with an XLR or stand at least mine didn’t so make sure you get those and an interface if you plan on using this on your pc other than that it’s really good raw input and if you mix it well can be perfect

  3. Oscar ortiz

    MARAVILLOSO, CALIDAD Y CUMPLIMIENTOEs un magnífico micrófono llegó muy bien y días antes de lo esperad

  4. chrismortega

    Career ChangerInstantly give yourself more authority in meetings. You’ll be able to hear yourself better, allowing you to keep your train of thought while others try to talk over you. Others will be able to hear you better, even while you speak quietly and calmly. Game changer.

  5. Isa

    Awesome MicPod mic has really great quality. Sounds really good….If u don’t know what mic to buy I suggest the rode podmic for its price it’s really worth it 😎

  6. Diego

    Excelente micrófono dinámico para podcastingEs sin lugar a dudas uno de los mejores micrófonos dinámicos por debajo de los 100 dólares.La calidad de construcción es increíble. Un micrófono robusto, pesado, con una estética hermosa.En lo que respecta al sonido, su punto más fuerte es la claridad. Desearía que tuviera un poco más de graves, pero eso puede ser perfectamente compensando con un poco de ecualización.Un dato a tener en cuenta es que es un micrófono que necesita mucho poder de amplificación. Con una Podtrak P4 llega a niveles decentes de grabación pero con ruido de ambiente. Es recomendable un preamplificador.Ah! También recomiendo comprar el pop filter original de Rode para este micrófono. Cuidado con las versiones no originales, son de una calidad que deja mucho que desear.

  7. Andrea Zwisohn

    Depends what you use it for. Hasn’t worked out for meNOTE: I’m writing this review on my wife’s account (that we share)I’m always hesitant to write anything less than a 5 star review. Here’s why I can only give this a 3 star rating.First, the positives. I LOVE this mic’s look, and build. For years I regretted selling my EV RE20 (that I used for RECORDING), and this mic reminded me of that industry standard built-like-a-tank workhorse. The Podmic is HEAVY, robust, and professional. I like that it’s a front address mic, and really like its built in mount, which I attached to an equal (2lb) weighted Atlas boom arm (with an Atlas base).I used the Podmic for online music lessons, via interactive streaming. In 2020, I bought the first one (and a MOTU M4 interface) from Sweetwater (great place!). Although it’s well documented, I was surprised how much gain it needed, and found myself cranking the MOTU M4 to it’s limits. I sold that mic shortly after I bought it. I don’t like to return things to Sweetwater, as they’re a GREAT company, and the sales personnel are VERY customer oriented, and spend a lot of time helping and educating their customers. I don’t want to “stick” them with a returned item that can only be resold as used.Early this year, I sold the MOTU M4, and got a USB mixer (an Allen and Heath ZED60) via a trade. I decided to try the Podmic again, and bought another, this time from Amazon (so I could return it without guilt if it didn’t work out). Learning that the Podmic absolutely needs a gain booster, I traded for a second-hand (like new) Cloudlifter ($150 new), which supposedly adds about 25db gain.But even with the Cloudlifter, I’ve been less than happy with the gain of this mic. I set my mixer’s gain at unity (zero), and add some EQ. But in MY USE (online interactive music lessons) the Podmic is still not loud enough for interactive streaming, and if I push it, it comes close to feedback, as I use room monitors because of the lengthy nature of my work. Headphones or earbuds would be fatiguing.EQ-ing the Podmic has been very difficult, as minor adjustments contribute to feedback ….I also noticed some oxidation (and darkening) of the front grill …. not sure if that’s because I’m SO close to it? I hope that’s not typical?!FINAL ANALYSISI really wish this mic would’ve served my use, but it’s just not cutting it. It LOOKS amazing (other than the oxidation that I hope to clean). My online broadcast studio has to be functional, as well as “visually professional and well equipped”. The Podmic is heavy enough that it could function as a self-defense weapon if needed, lol!But, it always comes to the sound … and that’s been disappointing …NOTE:This review is based on MY use. There’s lots of great reviews, and I respect that. I can imagine the Podmic is great for podcasting, especially with the Rodecaster Pro. Keep in mind that it typically needs a booster, but streaming with it, especially with live monitors is problematic …YouTubers, Podcasters, etc who monitor via headphones, etc are apparently having more success with it. I’ve since switched to a condenser mic (Audio Technica AT2020). Significantly more gain (even without a booster), which allows easier EQ-ing … It’s working for me, it’s lighter (still a good build). I wish it was front address instead of side, but I can get used to that …Sorry Rode … I REALLY wanted to love the Podmic. I tried TWICE! … Maybe developing a condenser version with more gain is worth considering?!

  8. Russell

    Stylish, sounds great, built like a tank!I’ve had this microphone for a few months now and I’ve been impressed by the build quality it’s all solid metal, this thing wouldn’t break if I smacked it on concrete, it’s built like a tank! It’s surprisingly good sounding especially for it’s price, you can pretty much get it to sound however you want with the WaveXLR. If I feel like having more of a podcasty sound I raise the mids a bit. Anyways it sounds good. I know this is stupid but I also really like how it looks! Overall a great buy. I really tried to find something to critique but I just couldn’t except for that you need a boom arm and that it doesn’t come with a stand.

  9. Rudy

    Great mic but not worth it.Rode is amazing, let’s just start there. However, they developed this mic to work the best with the RodeCaster Pro. In my opinion, that’s where the fault is. They basically want you to buy a $500 console to get the best out of these mics. I didn’t have that and you could tell with the sound – super noisy and you have to pump the gain which in turn creates and introduces too much noise.

  10. Dakota Schild

    Very well made micGreat microphone for the cost!

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