Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone
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- October 2020: Equal Highest Rated USB Mic Under $50
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
Excellent and fantastic are just two of the many positive adjectives that are used to describe the Samson Go Mic. Most of the reviewers are happy with its balance of portability, sound quality and value for money. It works excellently as a podcast/voice-over/dictation software mic, but it is also receiving a lot of thumbs up for how it handles singing and even acoustic instruments. Its intuitive design is also mentioned as one of its strengths.
There were some users who noted that the mic is sensitive to wind noise and popping sounds, thankfully, these are issues that can be dealt with depending on the situation. It may not be optimum for louder sound sources.
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.