I plan to begin podcasting. Also, know in the future I'd like to record vocals and keyboard (but not immediately). I settled on the MXL 990 microphone. Now, until yesterday I knew absolutely nothing. Including what a pop filter was. I now know in order to hook this mic into the PC I need a preamp with phantom power and preferably an audio interface. My sound card is a normal Creative 5.1. I was planning to spend about €100 on the two of them (low budget). But then I discovered the T-Bone Micplug USB. On the surface, to me, this looks like a good deal for €30. Is it terrible quality? Also, this appears to plug directly into the microphone w/o an XLR cord. Is that right? So, would this combo work for me? I'm also not opposed to hearing other options/opinions on a good setup. I plan to purchase everything through Thomann.de and I'm in Dublin.