Product Comparison: Samson Q1U vs Samson Q2U


General Specifications
Brand
Samson
Samson
Model
Q1U
Q2U
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Samson presents the Q1U, the very first dynamic handheld USB microphone, which remains the most affordable choice for simple, versatile handheld dynamic miking capabilities.
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.
Size & Weight
Color
Silver
Gray
Height
8.5 in.
7.5 in.
Width
5.5 in.
2.2 in.
Depth
3.5 in.
2.2 in.
Weight
2.08 lbs.
0.7 lbs.

Samson Q1U

Samson Q2U

Samson Q1U

Samson Q2U

Samson Q1U

Samson Q2U

Samson Q1U

Samson Q2U

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Samson Q1U Dynamic USB Microphone
  • The Samson Q1U seems to be pretty well built and has a nice sleek design.
  • This is a great handheld mic. Great quality for the price.
  • The quality is better than expected for a USB mic and I am using it for a professional application. I have recommended it to others.
  • No drivers, easy to plug in to a front USB connection on the front of your desktop computer instead of digging around in the back to look for the tiny mic phone jack hole.
  • Very easy to use. Just plug and play. Decent quality for mid, low pitch.
Samson Q2U USB and XLR Microphone Recording Pack
  • It has some weight to it, very sturdy and professional
  • Stand is an ideal height on my desk however I had to tighten the mic handle as the mic would cause the handle to tilt downwards, due to weight.
  • Solid well-made with nice sound for a USB/XLR microphone and with comfortable lightweight headphones.
  • Sounds great, Stand is small and won't work with USB 3.0. Otherwise the quality seems pretty awesome.
  • Very high quality build. Substantial qualitative research into the durability of Microphone.
Features
Recording Patterns
Super-cardioid
Cardioid
Recording Sample Rates
16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz
16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz
Min. Frequency Response
50 Hz
50 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
16 kHz
15 kHz
System Requirements
Mac OS X, Windows
Windows, Mac OS X
Extras
Includes desktop mic stand, mic clip, USB cable and carry pouch, Compatible with most computer-based digital audio workstation software, High SPL neodymium element
Ideal for podcasting, live sound and music recording applications, On/Off switch controls both USB and XLR audio output, Dual-color Power/Clip LED, Solid, die-cast construction with heavy gauge mesh grille, Samson Sound Deck Noise Cancellation Software (Mac OS X/Windows) available for purchase

Samson Q1U

Samson Q2U

Samson Q1U

Samson Q2U

What customers say about "Features"
Samson Q1U Dynamic USB Microphone
  • The Q1U gives amazing fidelity for the price. The mike-software combo should exceed my audio recording needs for many years. Yahweh bless.
  • For the price this thing works great. Very clean sound.
  • So this is a very good mic for general purpose use. Voice quality is very good, and it doesn't pick up most background noise.
  • Its not a bad microphone but for a little more money you can get a way better USB microphone.
  • The sound quality isn't all that rich or warm, which is great if that's what you want.
  • It is a dynamic microphone so it is not as sensitive as the condenser mics that a lot of people are using now.
Samson Q2U USB and XLR Microphone Recording Pack
  • This mic will not pickup background noises, it has to be very close to your mouth the pick up the sound u can put the gain up on a mixer and pick more sound up of course but this mic is for you voice and your voice alone
  • Good for what it is - I like the dual XLR and USB connections and it is very easy to set up and use.
  • I really love the microphone, it's even got a remote volume control and built in USB and headphone out.
  • Great products for my vocal needs I love it. Quality of voice record is very good.I easy can plug it in to my comp and singing and listen in same time through headphones.
  • Overall I'm happy with this new mic. The only issues come from the fact that I didn't even receive a pair of the HP20 headphones with my order, meaning I had to get a discount.
  • Excellent microphone, but the earphones might as well just go straight in the bin.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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