Samson Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack

One Mic for Stage, Studio and On The Go.: 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.

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One Mic for Stage, Studio and On The Go.: 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.

  • Best of both worlds: professional handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output for connecting to a computer and XLR analog output for connecting to a mixer, audio interface or portable PA system
  • Sound your best: dynamic microphone capsule with a cardioid pickup pattern captures sound from in front of the microphone and less from the side and rear, minimizing ambient sounds and other room noises for podcasting, home recording or voiceover work. It also reduces possible feedback in live performance settings
  • Hear the mix: onboard 1/8″ (3. 5mm) headphone jack allows for zero-latency monitoring, so you can hear yourself without any delay or echo, plus a mix of your computer audio playback. Solid, die-cast construction with heavy gauge mesh grille
  • Start Recording: The Q2U is a plug-and-play device, meaning it doesn’t need any special drivers to work with your computer. Just connect the microphone to your computer, launch your favorite audio software, and start recording.
  • It’s All in the Box: The Q2U Recording and Podcasting Pack includes everything you need to start recording great sounding projects: an extended desktop stand with mic clip that positions the microphone close to the sound source, a pop-filter for reducing p-pops, and USB and XLR cables.

Breakfast Puppies Notes: The Q2U is our recommendation for a low-cost but very versatile USB+XLR combo mic that sounds good. If you’re getting started podcasting and you don’t have a big budget, this is a great starter mic that you will still find a use for even after you eventually upgrade your studio.