"(Harder Option 1) Microphone: This is the studio version of the MXL 990. The studio versions of the Samson and the Blue don't even match this in terms of quality (Samson) or Price (Blue) You'll need to run this through a mixer. Remember: Condenser Mics use Phantom Power"
"(Harder Option 2) This is the studio version of the AT2020. This is better than the MXL. I purchased the MXL when it was cheaper than the AT2020, but if it's not, the AT2020 is the mic to get. The AT2020 is $80 with Mount, while the MXL is $72 with Mount. It also looks nicer."
"(Easy Option 3): This is where the Blue gets you. While the Yeti is only 5 dollars more than the 990, the Radius Shock Mount is a full $35 more than the MXL-90 Mount. If you have the money, go for it. If not, the MXL is still a great mic."
"(Harder Option) With a studio microphone, you'll need a mixer to provide phantom power to your microphone. This will also be your microphone's gateway into the computer. The mixer also allows for you to connect multiple microphones to one computer. For more than two mics, you'll need a mixer that has more mic inputs."
"You'll want a good pair of headphones, and, from my experience, Sennheisers are always the best for the price. This pair comes with a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter if you choose to use your mixer for both output and input."
"OPTIONAL: (Harder Option) If your computer only has one port for both audio input and output, you'll need to use this splitter to hear anything while recording. I had to use my mixer's headphone port as well, because with just headphones, it recorded everything from the computer. You could use the UCA222 instead of this."
"OPTIONAL: (Harder Option) Instead of the Y Cable, use this with an RCA Stereo Audio cable. I'm not sure what the difference is, but if you've got the 30 dollars, it frees up your audio jack if your computer only has one."