Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld

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4.8

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More and more pros are finding the Samson Q8 to be a top choice for solid, reliable performance and the highest quality sound that meets and beats the industry favorites. Get it at the lowest possible price at Sam Ash with fast, free delivery.

The Q8 is the hand-held dynamic microphone that out performs industry standard microphones in every category. The Q8 is ideal for live sound reinforcement because of its feedback rejection and high output gain. The heart of this performance comes from the Neodymium multi-axis shock-mounted element and super cardioid pick up pattern. Vocals sound huge and instrument micing is crystal clear. The Q8 is also a versatile tool in the recording studio, a workhorse microphone perfect for any professional application.

Features:
  • Ideal for live performance applications
  • High gain before feedback, low impedance design
  • Neodymium Dynamic Mic Element
  • Super cardioid pickup pattern
  • Multi-axis shock-mounted element
  • Carry Case and Mic Clip included

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Model Q8
Sensitivity -52dBV/pa (2.5mV/Pa)
Polar Pattern Super-Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz-16kHz
Output Impedence 300 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 150dB
Connector Type XLR
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Dimensions 2.09 x 6.09 inches

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SamsonQ8 Dynamic Handheld
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (6)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This mic is the way to go!

    By 

    from Montebello, CA.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • House parties
      • Karaoke
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

      I use this products for all sorts of applications! I was going to buy another mic that's known for being the best in the industry and instead I gave this one a try. I found that it not only sounded better but I was able to get a 2 year 1 time replacement warranty with it! So now if my mic becomes defective I can go to any sam ash and get a brand new one for free!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This mic blows away the competition!

      By 

      from North Carolina

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Price
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Live performance
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

      This mic is a great overall live performance mic!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A/B MIC TEST THE TRUTH ABOUT THE Q8 MIC.

      By 

      from ill

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

      I WANTED A NEW MIC FOR SINGING LIVE SO I WENT TO MY LOCAL SAM ASH TOLD HIM WHAT I WANTED TO DO A A/B TEST TO FIND THE RIGHT MIC FOR ME I HAD HIM SET THE MIXER EQ FLAT AND NO EFFECTS I WANTED THE TRUEST TEST MY EARS COULD HEAR THE FIRST HE HANDED ME WAS A SM58 WISH MADE MY VOICE SOUND LIKE I WAS ON HELIUM NEXT A SEN. THEN A EV THIS WENT ON FOR 2 HOURS NOTHING JUST A WAST OF TIME SO I WENT THERE AGAIN ON SATURDAY AND TRIED 3 MORE MICS AUDIX AND OTHERS THEN I SAID DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE HE THEN SAID TRY THIS AND HANDED ME A SAMSON Q7 THIS MIC WAS WELL BUILT BUT THE BASS WAS OVERWHELMING SO HE SAID LETS TRY THE Q8 2 OF THEM HAD THE SAME HOLD YOUR NOSE SOUND TO ME THEN HE HANDED ME ANOTHER Q8 AND BAM!!! THE SOUND I WAS LOOKING FOR a natural sound crisp clear i then began my tests first was talking into the mic Cristal clear then i sang into the mic right on the grill and then 6 inches away no change then i yelled in it mouth to grill no distortion! i then talked on each side of it and dropped out to almost nothing the off axes clame samson said in the paper work was true the next test was handling noise it was vary low better the most mics. i taped the mic with my fingers and raped my hand around it next the plosives test the pu was vary low but the s present after finding this mic to give a true natural sound with vary little mic handling noise and provided a solid build i chose it over all others...
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      AUDIX OM2 MIC AND AT 2010 CONDENSER MIC

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      As good as Shure 58's

      By 

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

        We were set on buying the Shure Beta58A for our daughter when we walked in to our local Sam Ash Store. The sales rep in the live sound dept. said hold on..
        before you just go ahead and buy the Shure.
        He said for female voices that this mic may sound better than the Shure and offered for us to compare it in the store with any of the mic's they had, We did, and he was correct! This mic sounds really good with a vocalist with great volume or dynamics
        It has a certain smoothness that the beta58 didn't have, don't get me wrong, the beta58 sounded great, but it was a bit too brilliant in the mid-range and it had a better clarity than the SM58 the so called industry standard.

        I would tell anyone to give it a test before you buy a mic in the under $200 price range

        For the price, quality and construction
        I would definitely recommend this mic... !!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME

        By 

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • SUPER STURDY

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Karaoke
        • Performances

        Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

        Have had the same Q8's for the past 3 years. Not one problem. They have been slammed on the floor. Dropped on the floor. Not one glitch.
        (Q7 broke on the first drop)
        Buy the Q8 over the Q7 completely worth the extra money.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Close to Sennheiser quality...

        By 

        from Clearwater, Fl.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

          I ordered 11 Senn. E935 mics for a client and the salesman said' "the Q8 is just as good". He was so convinced that he included one in the deal... I A/B'd the two mics and the Senn. won so I threw the Q8 into my gig mic box. Recently on a "live" show the lead singer's wireless [*] out so I handed him the Q8 and a mic cord. HOLY SAMSON, BATMAN! With a little trim and EQ adjust this sucker was cuttin' thru the mix like hot knife thru BUTTA'! You'd be hard-pressed to find a better mic at this price point! Samson has hit HOMER on this one!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding mic for vocals

          By 

          from miami, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Powerful
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Live performance

          Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

          I couldn't believe when salesmen let me try 6 different brands simultaneously, This one stands out of the crowd, specially under $200 mics category. Sound is clear, powerful and smooth.You won't regret it. Recommended for live performances.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Microphone

          By 

          from NY

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Kinda Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Professionals

          Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

          I just got this microphone for Christmas. It sounds warm, it picks up all of the sound, and it feels good. I would recommend it for anyone, especially just starting out musicians who don't want to spend too much but want a great mic.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Samson Q8 Dynamic Handheld:

          "Our soundman has a collection of microphones so we were able to really compare the Q8 to a bunch of other microphones. The Q8 sounded as good, if not better than some of the expensive microphones in his collection. We were all surprised and impressed."

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          Q8 Dynamic Handheld

          The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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