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, 3.5 mm Jack, XLR Connector|
|Connectivity Technology||USB, XLR|
|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Item Weight||16 Ounces|
|Hardware Platform||Laptop, PC, Camera|
|Number of Channels||1|
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Samson's Q2U 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. It comes with a mic clip, desktop tripod stand with an extension piece, windscreen, XLR cable and USB cable… A package with everything you need to start recording right out of the box.
Overall, the Q2U provides significantly improved audio over a headset or your computer's internal microphone. The Q2U can be connected directly to your computer or mobile device via USB, or plugged directly into a mixer or audio interface with an XLR cable. You can also utilize both connections simultaneously for recording a live event or performance. The Q2U works with iPhones and iPads via Apple's Lightning to USB Camera Adapter or Android devices via a Host OTG cable.
If you're looking to start a new podcast, the Q2U is the best choice for creating a production studio on a budget. Whether you're recording a solo broadcast on your laptop or multi-person interviews through a mixing desk, the Q2U delivers high-quality audio effortlessly with minimal setup. It even has a 1/8 (3.5mm) headphone output to monitor the audio you're capturing, as well as the audio from your computer.
A Stud in the Studio
The Q2U is a great mic for home/studio recording. Its dynamic capsule is great for miking vocals, instruments and amplifiers. Onboard, high-quality analog-to-digital converters provide excellent audio reproduction. The Q2U's cardioid (unidirectional) polar pattern picks up sound from in front of the mic, while rejecting unwanted sound from the rear and sides. This minimizes the amount of ambient/room noise that is captured on your recordings.