Samson Q2U Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone Pack

 
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(11 reviews)

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Dynamic USB Microphone with USB and XLR Outputs and Accesories

The Samson Q2U is a dynamic microphone that offers both USB and XLR outputs so you can use it for both computer recording to your favorite DAW/ Recording software and for live sound applications by connecting it to a mixer or speaker. The Q2U Pack is your complete solution for creating digital recordings providing you with all the key accessories you need including a tripod desktop stand, windscreen, mic clip, and both USB and XLR cables. The Q2U simply does it all and is ideal if you are a vocalist, podcaster, educator, or looking to do a little of everything.

The Swiss Army Knife of Microphones

When we look at the Q2U, the first thing that comes to mind is versatility. The multiple outputs can even be used simultaneously so you can record your live performance to your computer recording software in real time. The microphones compact shape, rugged die cast construction, and lightweight design offer great portability so you can use it for on the go recording. The Q2U is even compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Android when you purchase the necessary adaptors (sold separately).

Accessories Included

At Sam Ash, we love providing our customers with superior value and the Q2U Microphone Package is an excellent example of that kind of offer. The package includes a lightweight tripod desktop stand so you can find the ideal placement next to your computer or laptop. It even includes a tripod extender piece if you want to experiment with mic placement and manage proximity to your sound source. An included custom windscreen help enhance the microphones portability and is ideal if your looking to record ideas on the go, outside, or in the field for projects like mobile journalism and live streaming with your preferred app.

Vocalists, Educators, Podcasters and Everyone in Between

In addition to offering you serious flexibility, the Q2U is very easy to operate. The On/Off switch on the microphone helps you control what the microphone transmits to your computer and prevents disturbances when you are switching speakers or setting up during live sound presentations. The LED on the microphone lets you know when its active and changes color when your at risk for peak/clipping so you can manage your levels while you record. With all these great features we almost forgot to mention the microphones ultra convenient headphone output for zero latency monitoring when you record. Your monitoring level can be adjusted on the microphone using the built in volume control. The Q2U delivers easy set up and operation regardless of your experience with audio signal path.

Why We Love It:

For a USB microphone the Q2U is a unique offering. Its dynamic design offers reduced sensitivity compared to most USB condenser microphones. This reduced sensitivity along with a directional cardioid pickup pattern helps reduce editing time by preventing background noise and vibrations from entering the signal you are transmitting to your computer. This makes on the go recording in crowded environments more manageable. However, the Q2U still manages to handle loud signals (up to 148dB)and offers an excellent frequency range so you can use it for applications like Sound Folley, Miking acoustic guitars, or recording emotional lectures, presentations, tirades, and more.

Who Needs It:

While everyone should consider owning a Samson Q2U for its premium flexibility, the microphone is great for beginner podcasters looking to cut down on editing time as well as educators who need an easy to use solution for projecting their lectures to the classroom or recording lectures for their websites and learning portals. Vocalists looking to experiment with recording should seriously consider the Q2U for its streamlined setup, direct computer connection, and ability to be used in live settings.

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone
  • 1.5m USB Cable
  • 6m XLR to 1/4" Cable
  • Mic Clip
  • Tripod Stand
  • Windscreen
  • Tripod Extension

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samson Q2u Recording Pak
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Performances (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Great little mic

By 

from Indianapolis

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

    This is a great little microphone for the money. The xlr and usb connections are great for home recording, live performance or podcast. Having the table top mic stand is always a great for capturing any new song idea.

     
    5.0

    Easy to use and affordable

    By 

    from Indianapolis

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

    This system is great for any amateur recording musicians who want a recording of their tracks for reference, or for getting some demos out there. While it's not the greatest mic in the world, it makes up for in versatility. It can be used as a USB recording microphone, or as a performance microphone on stage. Perfect for anyone who is just starting out in the world of recording.

     
    5.0

    Versatile Mic Pack!

    By 

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

      This Samson Q2U Dynamic Recording Microphone is a really versatile microphone. With the XLR feature it is great for live performances producing a clear sound. The USB feature makes this a great Mic for Podcast and at home studio work, because you do not need an interface for it to run through a computer. It is easy to use and would be a great starter microphone pack or add on pack! This is a staff review from Rocky in Indianapolis, IN.

       
      5.0

      Versatile and Affordable

      By 

      from Edison, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

        This Q2U mic by Samson is made with versatility as the first priority and that can been seen in every aspect of it's design and use. The mic has both USB and XLR outputs so right there you have far more flexibility to meet your needs. It can be used with your computer for home recording, or for live performance. Samson has made it so easy to get going because they have already included all the accessories you would need (table top stand, mic clip, cable, windscreen). There is now no need to scramble and try to piece everything together, Samson has taken the guess work out of the equation. This would be a great item for someone being introduced to home recording, podcasting, or lecturing who isn't trying to spend a ton of money. Great bang for the buck!

         
        5.0

        Great Mic Pak!

        By 

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

          This is a great pack for anyone! Whether you're in your room recording the demo for your next hit song, hosting a podcast, or the MC at this years most anticipated event and want to record it, the Samson Q2u will be everywhere you have to be. It's reliable, sounds fantastic and easy. Great piece!!
          This is a staff review from Memphis @ Store 57 in Indianapolis.

           
          4.0

          As Versatile as it gets

          By 

          from Columbus oh

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

            A jack of all trades mic set. Perfect for USB podcasts yet will sound excellent as a live mic in a PA system. Nice tight cardiod pattern ia great for avoiding feedback in live situations.

             
            5.0

            Recording made easy!

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

              Great starting recording pack! It comes with easy software and a great sounding mic. With this being a USB mic this can plug straight into your computer without the use of an interface. Easy with a good sound, it doesn't get any better!

              I am a verified Reviewer @ Sam Ash cincinnati

               
              5.0

              Super useful and great sound!

              By 

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

                Love this mic. It is easy to use and I use it for podcasts and a lot of readings. It has a crisp sound and natural at the same time. hooking it up to the computer is really easy to. XLR is nice because I can use it for my of my live sessions.

                 
                5.0

                The Yamaha "piano" was as expected, and more!

                By 

                from Mesquite Nevada

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

                  Since I am an organist, I don't have any use for the features that result in "Babalonian music". The pipe organ feature is very realistic. at the reed organ feature reminds me of the first "pedal organ" I played when my grandmother was my first music teacher. The concert piano is also realistic and I like it very much. I don't need all the noise makers, just the real music makers as far as features go but this is a great instrument. The piano does sound like an acoustic instrument I will use this instrument to teach my great grandchildren to play. Many thanks for the timely delivery.

                  Les. Matthres

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing Complement!!!!

                  By 

                  from Chesapeake,VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Samson Q2u Recording Pak:

                  Used with a keyboard dgx660 a great complement!!!!

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                  Series Q
                  Other Features The onboard headphone amplifier with level control allows you to listen to yourrecording directly from the microphone, plus you can use the output to connect activestudio monitors.
                  Model Q2U

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                  Warranty Info:

                  Q2U Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone Pack

                  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.