If you're looking to do podcasts, interviews, voiceovers, or high quality VOIP calls, the Blue Yeti USB microphone is one of the best options on the market. It uses a tri-capsule array, consisting of 3 condenser capsules for almost any recording environment. It has multiple pattern selection, including cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo.
The Blue Yeti has separate controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, microphone gain, and it has an instant mute button. It also has a zero-latency headphone output that allows you to listen to what you're recording in real-time.
The Blue Yeti comes with a desktop stand that's designed so you can adjust and pivot the microphone where you want it. Once you set the desired angle, you can use the screws to lock it in place.