I have an AT2020 USB Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic. I am plugging it directly into my Toshiba Laptop and running Cool Edit to record vocals. The quality is ass haha. I have a mid-range voice. my vocals sound drowned or suffocated behind pillows. I want to invest in something that will give me significantly better quality, for an affordable price. i would like to spend no more than 300 for this next piece of equipment. eventually, i will like to continue purchasing more equipment. any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. thank you!