As a sound engineer I am always asked about which microphone is the best, as well as asked to recommend which microphone an artist or producer should buy. Unfortunately, there is no single answer to either of these questions. Every vocalist sounds unique, and every microphone sounds unique, too. It's all about finding the specific microphone that compliments your unique voice. But with all of the options out there, with such a huge range in prices, it can be hard to narrow down the list. So, based on a budget of $500 I have compiled a list of my 5 favorite vocal microphones available within that budget. Check out the full article for the details.