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Samson Meteor Mic

Brand

Samson

Connection

USB

Estimated Price

$54

Endorsements

12 hosts
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Why buy the Samson Meteor Mic?

The Samson Meteor Mic is perfect for computer-based recording. Its intuitive design and easy-to-master functionality make it a good first-mic purchase. Its compatibility with iPad, PC and Mac (and most DAWs) via USB input without the need for drivers means that it can be lifted straight from its packaging to your recording area for use. Similarly, the fold-back leg design makes positioning and set-up simple. Additionally, we love this mic because:
  • Professional home-recorded sound — of all the USB mics available on the market, the Samson Meteor Mic has the largest condenser diaphragm. That combined with the cardioid pickup pattern and 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution gives users highly professional sound production.  
  • The controls — the Samson Meteor Mic has mute and volume control switches and a headphone jack for no latency monitoring.
  • It’s a pretty sexy microphone — If you’re into good looking hardware, the Samson Meteor Mic should be high on your list. Its chrome plated body gives this high quality technology old-school broadcasting charm.

The Samson Meteor is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to get into podcasting. It's super easy to use, just plug in the USB, and it's sound it's pretty good. Its three little legs can make for a quick-stand if you're in a hurry or traveling, but otherwise it's better to use it with a microphone arm to avoid noises from the table. With any third-party foam and a pop filter, the Samson Meteor is just great if you're getting into podcasting. Overall, it's very reliable microphone.

Alex Barredo, host of HacíaFalta

Under the hood

  • Patterns: Cardioid
  • Dimensions: 1.92 x 3.9 in (4.9 x 9.9 cm)
  • Weight: 0.57 pounds (263 grams)
  • Bit Rate: 16bit
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 120dB
  • Sample Rate: 44.1/48kHz