Excerpt: The AT 2005 USB microphone by Audio-Technica is designed for the professional audio recorder but it has everything a beginner needs, too. The AT 2005 is one of the more versatile devices on our USB microphone review. You can plug it in a USB port for great sounding digital recordings or use the XLR cable to convert the AT 2005 into a traditional mic for live performances.
Pros: The AT 2005 can be used as USB microphone and a traditional XLR mic.
Cons: This USB mic does not have a headphone jack to allow you to listen and record at the same time.