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Samson Q8x Professional Dynamic Vocal Microphone

 
4.9

(19 reviews)

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Samson's flagship Q8x Professional Dynamic Vocal Microphone provides the ultimate in sound reproduction for live and studio vocal and instrument performances.

Question the Status Quo
This high output mic faithfully captures a wide dynamic range with exceptional mid-range clarity. Its supercardioid pickup pattern provides maximum gain before feedback, while an updated body design and pneumatic capsule shockmount minimize handling noise.

Why So Superior?
The Q8x's superior reproduction stems from the linear frequency response of its neodymium dynamic mic element. The response is flat with a slight lift around 8kHz. This makes fitting vocals in live mixes extremely easy with minimal EQ adjustments. The mic also features a supercardioid pickup pattern with excellent off-axis rejection. This enables the Q8x to pick up all the nuances of any performance with maximum volume and clarity, while reducing feedback and unwanted signals not originating in front of the mic. In addition, a high saturation level audio transformer further rejects hum and noise.

Not Just for Vocals
The Q8X is not just a great live vocal mic. It's an extremely versatile tool in the studio, perfect for numerous recording applications. As the Q8x is equipped to withstand high sound pressure levels up to 150dB SPL, it allows vocals to sound huge and crystal clear, but can also handle close miking instruments such as piercing snare drums, screaming guitar cabinets and much more.

New and Improved
With a newly-designed rugged die-cast body and hardened steel grille, along with an improved pneumatic capsule shockmount for minimizing handling noise, the Q8x provides reliable performance in even the most demanding environments.

Features:
  • Premium dynamic vocal microphone with exceptional mid-range clarity
  • Neodymium dynamic mic element for wide dynamic range
  • High output, low impedance design
  • Supercardioid pickup pattern with excellent off-axis rejection
  • High saturation level audio transformer rejects hum/noise
  • Smooth, flat frequency response of 50Hz–16kHz
  • Handles high SPLs of up to 150dB for close miking situations
  • Improved pneumatic capsule shockmount minimizes handling noise
  • Rugged die cast body, hardened steel grille
  • Includes mic clip and zipper pouch

Get your Q8x Professional Dynamic Vocal Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Q8x Microphone
  • Mic Clip
  • Zipper Pouch

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

A truly DYNAMIC mic!

By 

from Indianapolis

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Build
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Recording
    • Studio

    Samson products continue to please me with their reliability, quality, and price. This microphone continues on with that. Really clear mic for vocals or anything you need to mic. A goop price and a work horse that is built well to take from gig to gig.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Hard to compete with the Samson Q8X

    By 

    from Sam Ash Music - Lyndhurst, Ohio

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Price Point

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live
      • Studio

      If you are looking for an affordable and versatile dynamic microphone to add to your collection, then the Samson Q8X is a great choice compared to others in this price category. The Neodymium mic element provides a wide dynamic range, coupled with the shock mounted capsule, this mic is ready for use live or in the studio.

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      5.0

      Great stage mic!

      By 

      from Lyndhurst, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • excellent feedback rejection
      • extremely durable
      • great frequency response
      • smooth clear sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • live
        • practice
        • recording
        • stage

        I've been a huge fan of the Samson Q7 and Q8s for years, having several in my gear arsenal. The updated Q8x is fantastic update to the series. Very rich and smooth frequency response that I didn't think could get better from the previous version. Very durable build quality, and am excellent mic for live due to its stellar feedback rejection.

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        5.0

        Good mic!

        By 

        from Cincinnati, OH

        Verified Reviewer

        Samson provides a really great quality microphone with excellent response for vocals. This microphone is almost as great quality as the Shure Beta 58's at a price that you really can't beat. The Neodymium dynamic mic element provides a wide range and has great mid-range! Very nice high quality mic, great addition to any arsenal of mics and great for a small venue or practice space.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Mic With Great Sound

        By 

        from Cincinati, OH

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live Sound

            This mic gives you great clarity, great frequency response, and high output compared to other mics at the same price. It has a supercardioid pick-up pattern so it doesn't pick up sound from the sides which does a great job suppressing feedback, and it has low handling noise because of the internal shockmounting system! This is a great mic for vocals in live applications.

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            • Yes
             
            5.0

            good

            By 

            from ohio

            Verified Reviewer

            good

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great sound and durable design!

            By 

            from Indianapolis

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • durable
            • great sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • drum microphone
              • live vocals
              • scratch vox track for recording

              The Samson Q8X is one of the more underrated microphone available. It has great response and performs well on a stage with lots of noise. The narrow pickup pattern has more rejection to the back and sides of the mic, meaning it hears more of your voice and less of the stage noise which equates to less feedback! This mic sounds great and is easy to control from the mixer!

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              5.0

              Built to last

              By 

              from NYC

              Staff Reviewer

              This mic is fantastic! Save yourself the money and go with this over the other brands - it's build like a tank and sounds loud and crisp. We got a few for the whole band at our rehearsal space a little while ago and they've been great.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Samson has great value

              By 

              from cincinnati

              Verified Reviewer

              Once again Samson delivers quality at a great price point. The Q8X is perfect for live vocal reproduction or placing in front of a speaker cab. Not only do you get a clean even response but also tough as nails durability. The Q8X should be in every gigging musicians arsenal.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Mic, Great Price!

              By 

              from nyc

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • durable
              • sounds great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • live
                • recording

                This is a fantastic mic and offered at a great price. These mics are incredibly durable with a great dynamic range. Some consider them better than a sm58 and offered at a better price too. Anyone could always use another one of these, a workhorse for sure.

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                Capsule/Element Neodymium dynamic mic element
                Series Q
                Polar Pattern Supercardioid
                Model Q8x
                Maximum SPL 150dB
                Frequency Response 50Hz–16kHz
                Warranty Info:

                The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for TWO years and labor for TWO years from date of purchase.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. ALL rechargable batteries are covered for a period of 90 DAYS from date of purchase.