Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone


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Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone

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The Go Mic first appeared on our recommended list for USB Microphones Under $50 when we published our first edition in February 2018 and it has remained on that list ever since.

It was also on our USB Microphones list from June 2020 until March 2021 when it was replaced by mics with higher ratings.


If you're looking for a portable multi-purpose condenser mic then the Samson Go Mic may just be what you need.

It features a compact profile that can easily fit into pockets for transport, clip on laptops/tablets for mobile use, or stand on a desk for home recording.

It houses a small 10mm diaphragm condenser with switchable polar patterns (omni and cardioid), making it viable for solo vocal/instrument recording or for group/multi-instrument recordings.

Other features include a frequency response of 80Hz-18kHz (Cardioid), 20Hz-20kHz (Omni), and a max SPL or 121 dB.


  • Type: Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid or Omnidirectional
  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz to18 kHz
  • Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16 bit
  • Applications: Voice recording, instrument and vocal recording, podcasting, conference calls, streaming.


  • USB Class Compliant
  • Windows: Windows 7/8.1/10 with USB 1.1/2.0/3.0
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher with USB 1.1/2.0/3.0

Portability and great sound quality is a hard combination to achieve, but the Samson Go Mic goes a step further and adds affordability to the equation. You can see it on our recommended list for The Best Cheap Microphones Under $50.