Samson Q2U studio microphone

This is the mic to start with if you’re on a budget. It’s even great to get an extra for mobile use!

Like the Audio-Technica ATR2100x-USB and AT2005USB, the Samson Q2U is a dynamic, cardioid microphone that can connect directly to your computer via USB. It can also (and simultaneously) connect to professional audio equipment via XLR.

But here's what makes the Q2U a better choice:

  • About 3 dB louder output, so you don't have to push the your gain so much
  • A 4 inch (10 cm) mic-stand riser, so you can get the mic closer to your voice
  • Lower price, usually about $60 (USD) and frequent sales drop it as low as $4

Where to buy the Q2U

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