Photojojo iPhone Boom Mic
photojojo.com. $40.
Do your recordings sound like they were made in the shower? The 4-inch Boom Mic can create studio-quality audio, works with i-devices, and has near/far settings.

V-moda Crossfade LP2 Special Edition
v-moda.com. $199.
Made from a sturdy steel shell, the Crossfade LP2s are nearly indestructible. They sound great, yet weigh less than 10 ounces and sport memory-foam ear cups.

Learning Resources Easi-Speak
learningresources.com. $70.
Whether it’s a class podcast or an audio memo, the Easi-Speak recorder saves up to four hours at the press of a button. The mic has a built-in USB connector.

Califone PA419
califone.com. $999.
The PA419 can make any classroom sound better. Besides a built-in iPhone dock, the system has a 2,000-square-foot range, a pair of wireless mics, and a remote.