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Samson Meteor Mic Review – USB Studio Microphone

(4.5 / 5 from 703 Reviews)

67,99 $ 149,99 $

last updated: November 22, 2017 5:14 am

Brand
Type of ProductStudio Microphone (or PC)
Microphone CategoryCondenser Microphone
Pickup-PatternCardioid (front focus)
ConnectionUSB, Headphones
ExtrasCarrying Pouch
Main PurposeYouTube (voice-over), Gaming (pc-recording, Podcast, Music & Ambience

Samson Meteor Mic – Review – Portable  Recommendation for YouTube


 

BThe Samson Meteor Mic is a really surprisingly good sounding microphone. Especially for its form-factor it is among the best portable microphones. From its size and possibilities the Samson is something in between our usual categories. Not Ultra Portable like the Samson Go Mic or the Blue Snow-Flake but even not a full grown USB desk microphone like the Blue Yeti. BUT – as the sound quality is really good, we can give it a recommendation if you are looking for an easy to use, well built microphone. It really looks stylish on the Desk next to your computer. 


Recommended cheap solution for YouTube / Podcasting and Gaming.


Overall Rating

90.75%

"One of the best Budget Microphones you can buy!"

Installation/Setup
95%
excellent
Sound-Quality
91%
best in its price range
Features
82%
good
Price / Value
95%
excellent

 

Samson Meteor Mic Review – USB Studio Microphone


Features/Specs of the  – Best Microphone for YouTube:


  • Large, 25mm diaphragm USB studio condenser microphone
  • Works with iPad using Apple’s Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit (30-pin)
  • 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
  • Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz–20kHz.
  • Stereo 1/8″ headphone jack for no latency monitoring

Best Microphone for YouTube (Portable & Desk Microphone)

Samson Meteor Mic Review – USB Studio Microphone


Samson Meteor Mic best microphone for podcast- condenser microphone vs dynamic microphone-rightThe Samson Meteor Mic is a good universal solution especially if you want to record music on your computer. Its unique foldable design makes it stand out of the crowd of microphones and looks stylish on your desktop. Because of its size and the good sound quality it is a good microphone for your home studio. You can improve your overall sound quality for Skype, iChat or voice recognition software as well.

Therefore its main purpose might be YouTube / Podcasting / Gaming and recording music in decent quality.

 

 

Sound-Quality:

Sound Quality of the Samson Meteor MicWe already said that the sound quality of the Samson Meteor Mic was a real big positive surprise as it even could compete with much more expensive – pro grade microphones. But as always sound quality often is an individual question of taste.

Find out Yourself how it sounds! Listen to a recorded voice-reading example: (by thewirecutter.com)

 

Possibilities:

Features of the Samson Meteor MicThe Samson Meteor Mic is a good . Its cardioid condenser microphone for voice-overs and podcasts.

With the built-in Stereo headphone output and headphone volume knob you can listen while recording with zero latency.

Meteor Mic plugs right into your iPad with Apple’s USB connector.

Solid and Sound Producing rich audio recording for any application. With one of the largest condenser diaphragms (25mm) of any USB mic available you get smooth frequency response and 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution for professional audio results.

The unique fold-able legs design helps you when you have to carry it around. No extra stand for your desk necessary.

An extra feature that we were missing with a lot of other microphones is the microphone mute switch. You get audio privacy while video conferencing or when in an intense gameplay and you want to mute the game-chat.

The integrated mic stand adapter at the bottom of the Samson Meteor Mic helps if you want to mount the microphone on a boom or desktop stand.

With the included USB cable and carry pouch you get a convenient Plug & Play solution. This comes in handy if you are a YouTuber or Musician and record in different locations.

Its cardioid pickup pattern captures vocals and music in a crisp clear manner. Sound Quality was even better than from a lot of the much more expensive microphones we tested. Well done!

Podcasting continues to grow in popularity and creators need both audio quality and ease of use. Therefore the Samson Meteor Mic is a good cheap solution without big compromise.

Accessories:

recommended accessories for the Samson Meteor MicYou do not need anything if you want to start with good sound quality on a budget!
If you want to improve quality with a simply and cheap solution our top recommendation is a Pop-Filter. You can take a look at the cheap but good Dragonpad USA Pop filter. (on Amazon for about $8)

 

For any microphone you use that has a microphone mount (jack) we highly recommend to use a boom arm or boom scissors arm. You can read in our No. 1 Mounting recommendation all about the Rode PSA1.

 

Final Conclusion with help to choose 

The Samson Meteor Mic is one of the best microphones with a smaller form factor. With its unique design the outstanding sound quality (for its price) and solid extra features like mute button, mounting jack and headphone line out you can not go wrong. Of course if you are into Professional Music Recording or want to step up to pro grade recordings you would have to spent a few more bucks.

 

 

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67,99 $ 149,99 $

last updated: November 22, 2017 5:14 am