Samson Meteor USB Mic  

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The Samson Meteor Mic is the universal solution for inputting live audio to your computer. It is perfect for home studio applications, but the Meteor Mic is also ideal for Skype, iChat or voice recogn... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Samson Meteor Mic is the universal solution for inputting live audio to your computer. It is perfect for home studio applications, but the Meteor Mic is also ideal for Skype, iChat or voice recognition software. Its cardioid pickup pattern, smooth frequency response and 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution give you professional audio results no matter what the project. Meteor Mic's chrome-plated body includes a fold-back leg design that looks cool on your desktop, and the legs adjust to the optimal position for any application from acoustic guitars to vocals or speech.

Since there's no need for drivers, you can start recording right out of the box on any computer. And Meteor Mic is compatible with most computer-based digital audio workstations. A USB cable and carry pouch are also included.

For singer/songwriters or a band looking to capture a jam session right on a computer, Meteor Mic ensures you get every note. Its cardioid pickup pattern captures pristine vocals or can be used to close-mic an instrument or guitar amplifier. Unlike other USB mics that require a powered USB hub, Meteor Mic plugs right into your iPad with Apple's USB connector.

For multimedia creators, Meteor Mic brings amazing audio quality to voiceovers. If you're adding narration to a company video, or even your home movies, Meteor Mic will give your words clarity and impact. You can even use Meteor Mic to narrate PowerPoint presentations.

Meteor Mic is an all-in-one solution that lets you make great recordings on your computer.

Features
  • Large (25mm) diaphragm condenser for rich audio recording
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz - 20kHz
  • CD quality, 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
  • Fold-back leg design provides optimal mic positioning
  • Durable chrome-plated body
  • Plugs directly into any computer with a USB input, no drivers required
  • Compatible with most computer-based digital audio workstation software
  • Stereo 1/8-inch headphone jack for no latency monitoring
  • Headphone volume control with microphone mute switch
Specifications
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Capsule: 1-inch (25 mm) condenser capsule
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    Max SPL: 120dB
    Sample Rate: 44 .1/48kHz
    Bit Rate: 16bit
    Power Requirements: 5V 70mA (idle), 100mA (peak)
    Controls: Headphone Volume, Microphone Mute Switch
    Headphone Output: 85mW at 16ohms
    Headphone Impedance: 16 ohms
    THD: 0 .01% unloaded, 0 .04% @ 32 ohms
    Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    Signal to Noise: 96 dB (A)
    Dimensions: 1 .92" x 3 .9"
    Weight: .57lb.
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SamsonMeteor USB Mic
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is a pro quality mic!!

I bought two of these, one for me and my musical recording endeavors and one for my wife for her skyping. Unbelievably great sound!! It was plug and use for me, so...Read complete review

I bought two of these, one for me and my musical recording endeavors and one for my wife for her skyping. Unbelievably great sound!! It was plug and use for me, so easy. I use it for recording all my Youtube videos in all situations, acoustic guitar solo, guitar and vocals together. It seems to do the equalization itself. I place it where I think it will pick up everything and it does the rest. Can't go wrong purchasing this mic.

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Samson Meteor

This is microphone is alright for the price, definitely not ideal for vocal recording in a home studio or in your DAW due to the fact that this mic will pick up many background...Read complete review

This is microphone is alright for the price, definitely not ideal for vocal recording in a home studio or in your DAW due to the fact that this mic will pick up many background sounds and also distort with higher volumed vocals. I owned for 7 months which showed the mic a lot of use.. I would say from my experience that the mic definitely loses sound quality over time which is why I have upgraded to a Cardioid condenser microphone.. Good price for a mic if youre on a budget, NOT a permanent recording solution.

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4.0

Better than expected.

By DJ Groggy

from Four Corners

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

    Bought this for my 12yo to use in Garage Band. Easy plug and play. I was surprised at how sturdy it is. He uses it to record his violin. Sound is okay...not great. Perfect for getting ideas down.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very impressed.

    By Riefer

    from Rutland, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

        Honestly, when I saw the price for this mic, I expected it to be constructed of plastic. I was wrong. I don't remember seeing this in the description, but you can easily attach it to a mic stand without any additional pieces.
        I bought this for my son to use for his game system. He really enjoys it and likes the sound. I can't wait to get time to use it for recording.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Recordings sound amazing!!!

        By Axeman

        from Roscoe, Pa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

          I use the Samson meteor Mic for recording my Jm Tracks and Bluegrass Backing Tracks. It makes my acoustic guitar sound amazing!!! I use it with Audacity DAW software as well as my audio capturing device when creating videos. Words can't describe watch the video review or listen to any of my tracks on YouTube and you'll hear for yourself. Buy it you won't regret it!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Little Mic

          By 2Tall4U

          from Ames, Iowa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

            Love this usb mic. Great for home recordings with my iMac. Use it with garage band and iMovie and get some pretty quality recordings. Pics up EVERYTHING so make sure your using it in a sound controlled room. Great price and I'm happy with my decision to purchase this mic.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Samson Meteor

            By Ryan Baker

            from Richmond VA

            Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

            This is microphone is alright for the price, definitely not ideal for vocal recording in a home studio or in your DAW due to the fact that this mic will pick up many background sounds and also distort with higher volumed vocals. I owned for 7 months which showed the mic a lot of use.. I would say from my experience that the mic definitely loses sound quality over time which is why I have upgraded to a Cardioid condenser microphone.. Good price for a mic if youre on a budget, NOT a permanent recording solution.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I dig it!

            By CapSuper

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

              Nice warm sound, small enough to stay out of the way. You can hear an example of it's sound on my Podcast at www.ericpauljohnson.com

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Dont Buy without a Warranty

              By Tyler Hernandez

              from houston

              Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

              If your gonna buy something for recording at home its alright not the best mic for recording but if your on the road recording stuff or touring with the mic you might need to take in consideration that it is very fragile and the USB port(the micro USB port in the back of the meteor)will become loose and break from just by taking it in and out of its case. Dont waste your $$$ unless you buy the warranty which is very cheap.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Meteor shines!

              By Tim Chlupsa

              from Emerald City, Oz

              Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

              Had a Samson wireless for guitar decades ago...great stuff, very dependable! The Meteor works right every time! Quiet, very warm. it has worked in everything I have patched it into....what the hell else do you want for the price!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is a pro quality mic!!

              By Axeman

              from Roscoe, Pa

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

                I bought two of these, one for me and my musical recording endeavors and one for my wife for her skyping. Unbelievably great sound!! It was plug and use for me, so easy. I use it for recording all my Youtube videos in all situations, acoustic guitar solo, guitar and vocals together. It seems to do the equalization itself. I place it where I think it will pick up everything and it does the rest. Can't go wrong purchasing this mic.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good sound, but fragile.

                By kirby2112

                from CT

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy to set up
                • Easy To Use
                • EXCELLENT SOUND
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Voice Over

                Comments about Samson Meteor USB Mic:

                The sound quality of this microphone is extremely good for its price, however, the position of the USB input on the microphone itself means that if you bump it too far backwards, you'll break off the USB chip inside the mic. As long as you're careful, it's a good mic, but take care when adjusting it.

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