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Samson Q1U

Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Usb Port

The Q1U is the first professional dynamic USB mic on the market! It offers a "smooth" sounding neodymium mic element that withstands even the highest sound pressure and is connected in a clever way with the integrated microphone preamp, the AD converter and the USB interface.

  • For direct operation on the computer
  • Directional characteristics: Supercardioid
  • Internal A/D converter 16bit/48KHz
  • Frequency response 50 Hz - 16 kHz
  • Status LED for USB
  • Dimensions 53 x 180 mm
  • Weight 370 g
  • Incl. USB cable and table stand
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On/Off Switch No
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
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beiti, 04.11.2009
The Samson Q1U is very well suited for people who want to make voice recordings directly into the computer, eg as podcasts or for video commentaries directly in the editing program.

After the connection, the driver installs itself under common operating systems, and you do not need to adjust anything other than the recording level. The use is therefore straightfor for laymen problem-free.

In contrast to the longer-available USB large-diaphragm microphones, the Q1U can also be held in the hand without producing more noise. This makes the application possible quickly and spontaneously (without a tripod), so is ideal for casual users.

The sound of the voice recordings is fine. The quality is audible over the one that could be achieved with some cheap microphones at the mic input of the sound card. Not to deny is however a certain noise. It falls very discreetly, as long as one the Q1U from a short distance (about 15 cm) discusses and restrained, which is indeed with voice recordings the normal case. However, this microphone is unsuitable for more distant sound sources that would require a higher leveling.
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a good compromise

Laurent4089, 16.06.2015
At this price, obviously, one should not expect the very high quality. However, the finish is rather neat, the object is nice and very easy to use (ergonomics, connection, recognition on different software ...). The quality of the sound is not quite at the rendezvous, but remains quite satisfactory. So I remain satisfied with this purchase which remains a very very good value for money.
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