From phone calls using Google and Skype, to voice overs on animation projects, I really love using Blue Mic's Yeti USB microphone. Clean sound, easy set-up and a lot of control.
The mic features fully adjustable gain control, a mute button (seen in the photo), and a headphone jack, so that monitoring is live - a volume control is also provided for that jack. In addition, "The Yeti features Blue's innovative triple capsule array, allowing for recording in stereo or your choice of three unique patterns, including cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional, giving you recording capabilities usually requiring multiple microphones."
If you have a recording to make - and need a very good mic at a very reasonable cost, the Yeti is the way to go. Love this thing.