The Shure SM7b has to have one of the best bragging points in pop culture history. Apart from being an excellent microphone for podcast recording and voiceovers, no other microphone can say that it recorded vocals on the best selling album of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
The SM7B is a dynamic microphone with a flat frequency response from 50Hz to 20 kHz and is resistant to mechanical noise, EMI, RFI and plosives). Known as one of the broadcast standards for radio talkshow hosts, podcasts and voiceover, it's also widely used for instrument and vocal mic’ing in the studio. The “bass rolloff” switch attenuates low frequencies below 400Hz and the “presence boost” switch effects the high-mids by +3dB. A great mic that is made even better by adding a Cloudlifter - effectively giving it 20dB additional gain.