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Samson Q8 Professional Dynamic Vocal Microphone


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  • High gain output, low impedance design
  • Neodymium dynamic mic element
  • Super cardioid pickup pattern
  • Multi-axis, shock-mounted element
  • Carry case and mic clip included
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4.8 x 3.2 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000HQ89P0
  • Item model number: Q8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,778 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 14, 2006

Product Description

The Q8 Dynamic Handheld Microphone brings a high level of accuracy and audio performance to live and studio vocal miking applications. Using state-of-the-art microphone technology, the Q8 is engineered to the finest detail to provide the ultimate in sound reproduction and professionalism. The heart of the Q8's performance stems the neodymium dynamic mic element. Offering high gain output and a low impedance design, the capsule also features a super cardioid pickup pattern. This enables the Q8 to pick up all the nuances of any performance with exceptional clarity and detail, while reducing feedback and unwanted signals not originating directly in front of the mic capsule. The Q8 is equipped to withstand high sound pressure levels, so live vocals sound huge and crystal clear. This also makes the Q8 a versatile tool in the recording studio, a workhorse microphone perfect for any professional application. With a rugged zinc alloy, die-casted case, the Q8 will provide reliable performance in even the most demanding environments. In addition, the Q8 comes with a carry case and mic clip.

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The sound quality is fantastic.
Celeste Thoms
I can sing softly and get detailed articulation or belt out a high pitched chorus and get the sound of aggressive rock n roll!
O. Padilla
I walked out happy with the Q8, and spent about 40 bucks less than I had intended.
Grateful Fred

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By O. Padilla on April 22, 2011
I sang through a good ol' 58 straight to mixer for years and then I picked up a tc helicon create xt vocal processor end of last year, which wow....really added some clarity depth and sparkle to the 58's muddy profile. Whenever the processor was turned off though it really became apparent that I didn't like the sound of the sm58 on its own. so I went into Sam Ash to look for new mic, I was thinking Sennheiser e845 or a shure beta 87......
Luckily the worker there turned me on to his favorite new mic and let me a/b them through the store pa with flat eq and no effects.
I was blown away.
Its got warmth, depth, clarity, punctuation, sparkle, and tons of spl before feedback. I can sing softly and get detailed articulation or belt out a high pitched chorus and get the sound of aggressive rock n roll!
With this mic and the tc helicon my live vocals have never sounded better.
The rest of the band still runs 58's and eqs with the mixer.
The difference is night and day.
This is a real hidden gem of a mic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nathan A. Edwards VINE VOICE on April 22, 2014
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I am the lead singer for a cover band that has a pretty eclectic set list. Being that we range from progressive rock to singer/songwriter stuff, I have always desired a warm mic with high gain before feedback and minimal off-axis coloration. After a couple of years of not being quite satisfied with the old-standby, Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Vocal Microphone without Cable, I was given the Shure BETA 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone with High Output Neodymium Element for Vocal/Instrument Applications to try out and immediately fell in love with it. After reading several reviews for the Samson SAQ8 in which side-by-side comparisons with the Beta - oddly all taking place at Sam Ash stores - proved the Q8 to be superior, I was quite excited to start using the mic that appeared to be even better than my favorite.

My excitement was not justified.

After using the mic across a wide variety of songs, I decided to perform a side-by-side of my own; not at a Sam Ash store, but on our own equipment. I didn't mind using the Q8 while we were playing, and definitely felt that it was superior to the SM58 as a vocal mic, but the side-by-side with the Beta proved to me that the Beta provides a truer, brighter, sound. In comparison, the Q8 sounds muddy and sluggish. I don't know what was going on during the Sam Ash side-by-sides experienced by the other reviewers of the Q8, but the results were clear in our comparatively independent trial.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Grateful Fred on November 17, 2011
I went to Sam Ash to buy a decent dynamic mic for vocals to use while playing an acoustic guitar, and was pretty sure it was going to be the Shure Beta 58a. However, I a/b'd several other mics to compare and be sure. Several of them were more expensive than the 58, a couple were a little less. This comparison exercise went on for over an hour. One of those that were a little less was the Samson Q8 which was the last one I plugged in. Just as soon as I tried it, I knew it was a winner. But I told myself it couldn't be, it's priced 30 bucks cheaper than the Beta 58. But after further comparisons, it just seemed to have the fullest, warmest sound out of all of them while still maintaining great clarity...and just as much punch. I walked out happy with the Q8, and spent about 40 bucks less than I had intended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PD VINE VOICE on April 29, 2014
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I remember when Samson products first came out via Sam Ash and the general consensus was "OK, inexpensive, but not for pro sound". Obviously that has changed over the years. We've always used Shure SM58's for live sound especially in arenas for the great proximity effect, low handling noise and tough build. Cut to the chase, this Samson is a huge and welcome surprise. It's built well, has a really nice grippable but comfortable finish (we had to duct tape 58's so people wouldn't drop 'em, lol), and most of all has a great live sound. It seems to have a great mix of good proximity effect like with a dynamic SM58 yet has this slight upper mid presence like you get with a condenser mic. Wow, nicely done Samson. I'd definitely use these instead of a 58 if they were available on stage. It comes in a really nice protective case and worth the price.

If interested, I did a quick audio test with just me speaking a few words so you can hear the difference between the industry-standard SM58 and this SAQ8. Then I pulled out two condenser mics as a comparison, basically because they were sitting here, lol. Dry voice, no effects, no rehearsal, try and bear it. Thanks!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jay on April 23, 2013
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I am the producer of a radio show which we broadcast live from various locations such as bars, restaurants, music venues, etc. We had been using Shure SM58's exclusively. When I had a mic go bad, I went to Sam Ash to pick up another. A guy working there had suggested I give the Q8 a try and I have to say I've been hooked on them since. This one is another replacement for an SM58 that went bad. I, obviously, will be purchasing more of these as the old SM58's fail...or if I get too anxious, I'll try to sell some SM58's so that I can replace them with the Q8's. They are a bit heavier than the SM58's but the sound is worth it. They have a much warmer sound at nominal settings. And what was key for me is that they pick up much less background noise...which can be an issue at some of the places we do the show from.
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