With the COVID lockdowns intensifying, the musical education of my daughter has also become increasingly remote. This results in her having to often record her singing and/or piano performances to send to her teachers.
I still don't know much about music, but the techno geek in me is itching to upgrade some equipment to get better results. :D
So I was looking at better (yet still inexpensive) microphones that would provide a noticeable improvement over the simple cheap chat-oriented ones that we have. A local music shop offers a JTS TK-600 for just 30€ and on the paper it looks fine. However it's a 600Ω dynamic microphone with an XLR connector and I'm scratching my head whether or not the sound card that I have (an Asus Xonar U3) will be able to use it properly. I just can't find any information about the microphones it supports. Nor do I know what a typical "skype grade" microphone is like (dynamic, probably, but what impedance, and does it matter?)
So... Should such a microphone work fine with standard consumer sound cards, or do I also need a separate audio interface designed for an XLR microphone?