It's got solid build quality
Sounds great out of the box
Provides a clear upgrade path by supporting USB and XLR
Direct monitoring via USB
Can sound even better w/ post-processing
Rejects background noise better than most other mics
Isn't too heavy
|Connector Type||USB, XLR Connector|
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USB/XLR dynamic microphone for recording, podcasting and streaming
Samson Q2U meets both your digital and analog audio reproduction needs in one convenient package, including the mic itself and all the accessories you need to start recording right out of the gate. The Q2U dynamic handheld microphone features both XLR and USB outputs, making it ideal for home/studio and mobile recording, as well as stage performance. The mic’s cardioid (unidirectional) pickup pattern, high-quality A/D converter with a 16-bit, 48kHz sampling rate and 50Hz–15kHz frequency response ensure that the audio captured on stage, in studio or on the go is clear, detailed and accurate. It's also compatible with most computer based digital audio workstations, so your recordings can be developed with enhanced control and functionality.
Easy To Use, Everywhere
Delivering high-quality audio effortlessly with minimal setup, the Q2U is an ideal choice whether you’re on stage, in the studio or on the go. It offers plug-and-play operation with no driver installation, and even works with iPhones and iPads via Apple's Lightning to USB Camera Adapter or Android devices via a Host OTG cable.
Go All Out
The Q2U can be connected directly to your computer or mobile device via it’s USB output, or plugged directly into a mixer or audio interface using the XLR output. It also features a 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output for monitoring captured audio, as well as the audio from your computer.
In addition to the mic itself, the Q2U Recording and Podcasting Pack comes complete with everything you need to start recording, including a mic clip, desktop tripod stand, tripod stand extension, 2.25m USB cable and 3m XLR cable.
|Go Mic||Q2U||Meteor Mic||C01U Pro||Satellite||G-Track Pro|
|Type||Side Address Condenser||End Address Dynamic||Side Address Condenser||Side Address Condenser||Side Address Condenser||Side Address Condenser|
|Zero-Latency Headphone Monitoring||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Headphone Level Control||-||✓||✓||-||✓||✓|
|Additional Analog Input||-||-||-||-||-||✓|
|Output||USB||USB & XLR||USB||USB||USB / iOS||USB|
|Mounting Options||Laptop Monitor, Desktop, Mic Stand||Desktop (includes tripod stand and mic clip), Boom Arm, Mic Stand||Desktop (fold-back legs), Boom Arm, Mic Stand||Desktop (includes tripod stand), Shockmount, Boom Arm, Mic Stand||Desktop (fold-back legs), Boom Arm, Mic Stand||Desktop (includes desk stand), Shockmount, Boom Arm, Mic Stand|
|Frequency Response||Cardioid: 80Hz–18kHz; Omni: 20Hz–20kHz||20Hz–18kHz||20Hz–20kHz||20Hz–18kHz||20Hz–20kHz||50Hz–20kHz|
The Samson Q2U USB / XLR Microphone combines the convenience of digital and analog audio capture into one dynamic microphone. With XLR and USB outputs, the Q2U is the first choice for home/studio and mobile recording, as well as stage performance. The Q2U is simple to setup and outshines microphones that cost more than twice the price. It comes with a mic clip, desktop tripod stand with extension piece, windscreen, XLR cable and USB cable. . . A package with everything you need to start recording right out of the box.