Product Comparison: Samson Q2U vs Blue Yeti


General Specifications
Brand
Samson
Blue
Model
Q2U
Yeti
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
Create unparalleled recordings directly in your computer with Blue Microphone's Yeti USB Microphone. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone's proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. It features four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, or interviews in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you'll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.
Size & Weight
Color
Gray
Black
Height
7.5 in.
11.61 in.
Width
2.2 in.
4.72 in.
Depth
2.2 in.
4.92 in.
Weight
0.7 lbs.
3.4 lbs.

Samson Q2U

Blue Yeti

Samson Q2U

Blue Yeti

Samson Q2U

Blue Yeti

Samson Q2U

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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
Cardioid
Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Recording Sample Rates
16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz
16bit / 48kHz
Min. Frequency Response
50 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
15 kHz
20 kHz
System Requirements
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Extras
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
Hassle-Free Setup, Polar Patterns: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo, Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)

Samson Q2U

Blue Yeti

Samson Q2U

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Features"
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
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
129.99 $


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