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Earl as always gives solid advice. I would add that Sony also makes great wired mic’s but if you’re really on a budget Audio-Technica makes some great mikes particularly ones you can use in the field without worrying about beating up too much. Sony and Sennheiser make great wireless kits as Earl mentioned and they have similar pricing. He’s also right about not ‘cheaping out’. You don’t want to break your budget, but you definitely get what you pay for.
The main thing is go wired when it permits and you have enough mic cable on hand. If going wired is out then wireless is a great solution. Make sure you have both on hand whether in the studio or on location so if one system goes down, you’ve got another to fall back on.