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Samson c01u Pro

Brand

Samson

Connection

USB

Endorsements

3 hosts
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Why buy the Samson C01U Pro?

For indie hosts who want to spend more time podcasting and less time worried about complicated equipment setups, the C01U Pro is a great, entry-level USB mic. Here are our top three reasons to buy it:
  • USB connectivity — For most podcasters, we love recommending mics with USB connectivity as we think XLR connectors can bring an added layer of complexity to the already-challenging job of podcasting. If you’d prefer a plug-and-play mic that doesn’t require you to have a masters in sound engineering, go no further than the C01U Pro.
  • Durability — Although the C01U Pro is not the best-looking mic getting around, what it lacks in style it absolutely makes up in rugged durability. Built with a die-cast metal exterior, it’s the perfect traveller’s or guest mic because you can trust it will withstand the rigors of almost any versatile recording conditions.
  • Sound quality — We spoke to a lot of indie podcast hosts who use the C01U Pro and lauded its quality sound output, notwithstanding its entry-level cost. That means it sounds great without breaking your budget.

Under the hood

  • System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8; Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
  • Patterns: Supercardiod
  • Dimensions: 7 x 2.125 x 2.125 in (17.8 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm)
  • Weight: 1.06 pounds (481 grams)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz–18kHz
  • Max SPL: 130 dB