Great review dude. Very detailed
What is the difference between this microphone and the Q8x?
*Still the industry standard **do7.pl/SM58** and for a reason. As close as you're going to get to an ideal balance of frequencies for a human voice. You need a little mike technique to find the sweet spot between too far away and too close- it throws out a huge low-end hump if you overcrowd it, but once you find the spot, you're there. The on/off switch helps me because I am playing trumpet as well as singing, and except when the horn is tightly muted it's best to shut it off while playing. Working like a charm, and for the price it's a steal.*
I own the SM58 and hence I am biased, agree that the differences were subtle but if I had to choose I would pick the SM58 for the smoother mid-tones and warmer lows (watched the video with headphones). Surprised at how good the samson was
In the future please take out the background music in the sound test part so we can hear the mic properly.
Sm58 has less clarity. The Q7 definitely sounds better overall.
I had a q7 for a couple years but it broke. When I was taking out the xlr, the 3 pins came off and looked like I gutted it. I just an sm58 afterwards
I am very satisfied with Samson Q7. Perfect
Fifty cents worth of molded plastic case and slick packaging graphics are what attract uninformed buyers to products, unfortunately. Entirely unrelated to quality specs, perhaps even contraindicated, as electronics design, manufacture, and quality control exist in a separate space, virtually and literally, from where marketing and packaging are handled. A generalization about established top tier products is they cut corners to save $, on packaging, extras like cases and even sold w/o cables, etc. even advertising, because the item sells itself. The rest must add the extras to separate from others, entice via features, and to otherwise make the entire package look more like a bargain, knowing all that stuff really adds little to production costs, compared to upscaling the actual internals of the unit. The informed buyer has to decide if the extra features add enough value to offset the likely reduced quality of the main part in question.
Do you have any info about the Q8X???
I’ve owned a Q7 since 2007 and it’s been a great mic, as a lead singer I much prefer it over sure. It’s really easy to equalize even using it with a harmonizer.
what audio interface do you recommend with samson q7?
I own 2, being a voice actor and soon to be podcaster. I hope the Q7's will do the job. Thx.
The song is so funny... lol
*Gaming, Voice-Recording, Work Meetings. **do7.pl/YetiMic** This is where I use my Blue Yeti USB Mic.Everywhere people are always asking me "What kind of mic do you have, your voice is so clear". And I'm like "Blue Yeti". You can hear the envy in their voices as they say "Oh, that's cool. So you don't have a headset". As I hear this response, over and over, I stare blankly into my monitor and wonder what has happened to society. Do people not know that one can own more than 1 microphone, does one not know that you can select in your settings which microphone to use. Am I the only person in the world who wears a headset and talks through a Blue Yeti... Of course not, I've seen people do this on YouTube for years.... So I respond back with "Yeah, I use a headset but I disable the microphone in it and use the Blue Yeti" only to hear the inevitable response of "Oh, why do you have a separate mic" .... I start pondering life at this point. I want to say "Ummm because I wanted high quality which you commented on to start this conversation in the first place. I mean, didn't you go "What mic are you using" because you were hearing me in crystal clear hd glory?" but instead I respond with "Because the sound quality is better on the stand-a-lone mic" . Then I always get the same response "Yeah, but I wouldn't like having to speak into the microphone while I'm gaming. Plus, $99 for a microphone is pretty expensive" says the dude wearing a $300 headset that has inferior mic quality AND inferior sound quality to my $200 complete setup.Ughhh. You don't have to speak directly into the mic. There are adjustments that can change where the direction of the sound is recorded from. You can change the Gain on the mic itself, which is huge because some apps amplify sounds which is annoying without having the ability to quickly adjust your microphone.If you are looking for a great USB microphone this is my favorite one. Feels solid, sounds great, and has been working for quite a while now.*
I find really hard using this mic with my band for the rehearsal. I am new to singing with microphone so it will be part of the problem...but for the best sound I need to be "kissing" the mic (moving two inches from the mic changes the sound drastically). And because I tend to sing with closed eyes, I usually miss the "sweet spot" or I hit the mic with my teeth... I really hope that if I buy SM58 I will be able to sing freely (I'd say I have above-average volume) and from a greater distance than "kiss". (When I sing without guitar, it is ok, because I can hold mic or mic stand with my hands but when Im playing a guitar + sing, I find really complicated to maintain consistent tone and volume.)
I bought this mic about 3 or 4 years ago after watching this video. It just popped up in my recommended videos again, so I watched again.
It's a good mic, specially because I only paid $30 for it, and I have been using it on everything since I got it.
Of course, it's not as good as a 57, or a 58, but it gets the job done quite nicely.
Hey podcastage, which one would you prefer to do live recording for vocal? Samson Q7 or behringer xm8500?
2:56 Thumbs up for not sucking a big ole bag of dongs.
Does this mic require phantom power?
Works well for trombone!
@podcastage I'd love to hear you review the Samson Q4 dynamic mic
q7 or atr1300 would you recommend for outdoor using (eg. doorstop) ?
It looks like it will work good for didgeridoo!!!
nice review. covered variables. GREAT SONG! would be interested to hear remarks on how the Q7 frequency response vs shure sm58 affects source - and include typical various standard electric and acoustic instruments. (i've become aware any mic is fair game for any instrument in studio...depending on desired goal & situation)
looking forward to response, thanks.
u were skinnier
should I get the Q7 or the Q8X?
It is a good budget microphone for people who has soft voice. Samson Q7 take higher frequency. but they are not so sensitive for loudness term. but good at handling surrounding noise. worth it
I wanna ask you a question please read this and answer me. what would you prefer a samson q7 or behringer xm85000?
Nice monitor headphones (sony mdr-7506). I have same one ))