- For Live Sound & Digital Recording
- For Podcasting or Gigging
- Works with Analog Devices & over USB
- 3.5mm Headphone Output
- Cardioid Polar Pattern Rejects Room Tone
- Easy to Use Operation
- Broadcast-Quality 48 kHz/16-Bit Audio
- Requires No Power to Run Live
- Bus-Powered when Used with USB
- Stand, Clip, Windscreen & Cables
Fits Your Needs
The Q2U features both XLR and USB outputs that enable flexible digital recording to any Mac- or Windows-based computer workstation, while simultaneously connected to any analog mixer, preamplifier or PA system.
Handheld Form Factor
This solidly constructed mic is designed to be held in your hand, though it can also be mounted on a stand—such as the one included with the mic. Because of its design, the mic lends itself to comedy shows and comedy podcasts, though it'll work for just about any vocal-centric purpose.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for Stage & Home Use
The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic. That's why it's equally effective on the stage and in the home-studio.
Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack
The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring. Just plug a pair of headphones into the Q2U's 3.5mm jack, and you'll be able to listen to your broadcast-quality audio in all its glory.
Easy-to-Use Controls, Minimal Powering Required
The mic offers a simple on/off switch for the XLR output. This acts as a mute, which can come in handy live. This switch has absolutely no bearing on powering the mic—in fact, as this is a dynamic microphone, it requires no power to run when used in the analog domain. When you're plugged into a digital device, such as a computer, the mic will draw power from the computer to operate the digital interface.
Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
The mic records audio at 16-bit / 48 kHz, giving you the broadcast standard for media playback. It's also worth noting that it can simultaneously record digital audio over USB and route analog audio over its XLR connection, so you can effectively mirror its output if you so choose.
The Q2U requires absolutely no drivers to run out of the box. Just plug it into your computer and you should be good to go.
In addition to the mic, the Q2U includes a desktop tripod stand with an extension tube, a mic clip, a foam windscreen, a USB cable, and an XLR mic cable, giving you almost everything you need to get started.
In the Box
- Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack (Gray)
- Desktop Tripod Stand with Extension Piece
- Mic Clip
- USB Cable
- XLR Cable
- Limited 1-Year Warranty