Samson Meteor Mic Desktop Studio Condenser USB Microphone

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 4350+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$70
Samson Meteor Mic Desktop Studio Condenser USB Microphone

The Samson Meteor Mic is a compact condenser microphone with a convenient fold-back leg design for portability.

Applications

Voice recording, instrument recording, podcasting.

Features

It features a dual-chrome-played body with a fold-back leg design adjustable for ideal positioning. Its 1/8" stereo headphone jack and headphone volume provide total control when it comes to monitoring your recordings. The microphone's mute switch is a plus factor that gives you audio privacy while video conferencing. In terms of connectivity, it lets you easily connect to an iPad via Apple's Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit (30-pin).

Compatibility

Compatible with Mac, PC computers and iPad via Apple's Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit (30-pin).

Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sampling Rate: 44.1/48kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16 bit
  • Maximum SPL: 120dB
  • Power Requirements: 5V 70mA (idle), 100mA (peak)

Pros

Many customers said it has great audio quality. Its cardioid polar pattern picks up audio sources, such as vocals and acoustic instruments, from up front while rejecting a lot of ambient noise. It picks up quite accurate and clear sound since it has a nearly flat frequency response. Its foldable and chromed steel design makes it easy to set up, and convenient enough to carry around without worrying about damaging the unit.

Cons

Some reviewers mentioned its lack of gain control, the volume can only be adjusted on connected headphones or on the computer. Other issues include one of the legs blocking the i/o ports and restricting position/angle setting

Overall

If your priority is being able to record on the go and need a microphone with maximum portability, the Meteor Mic is a good option.

There are options available that have higher ratings - you can see them in our guide to The Best USB Microphones.

Polar Pattern

Samson Meteor Mic Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

Samson Meteor Mic Frequency Response

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