My streaming setup is pretty simple, and I aim to keep it that way.
Microphone: Audio-Technica AT2020 USB
The Audio-Technica AT2020 USB (Discontinued, Amazon.com) is the USB-driven version of the AT2020. It’s a cardioid condenser microphone. Reviews frequently praise it over options like the Blue Yeti, which comes in at a similar price-point. Audio-Technica has replaced the AT2020 USB with the Audio-Technica AT2020 USB+ (MSRP $149, Amazon.com).
Capture Card: AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD
AVerMedia’s Live Gamer HD (MSRP $199.99, Amazon.com) is a PCI-e capture card that features HDMI pass-through.