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Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone

style:Microphone Samson Go Mic Compact USB Microphone is a versatile computer-based miking and recording solution. Due to its custom compact design, the Go Mic is able to clip directly onto your laptop or sit unobtrusively on your desk. Plug and pl...

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Job

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Size

(39 reviews)
Product

(95 reviews)
Sound

(173 reviews)
Price

(76 reviews)
Work

(37 reviews)
Design

(37 reviews)
Case

(59 reviews)
Microphone

(246 reviews)
Record

(45 reviews)
Thing

(61 reviews)
Cable

(16 reviews)
Plastic

(8 reviews)
Fan noise

(10 reviews)
Bite

(18 reviews)
Ambient noise

(23 reviews)
Background noise

(54 reviews)
Room noise

(6 reviews)
Hinge

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Reviews around job (4.85 of 5)

  • Amazon did a great job getting it to me, no problems there
  • Amazon did a great job getting it to me, no problems there
  • It's really small but does a great job picking up even the quietest voices.
  • This little mic really does a great job in picking up what you are recording or you can dial it back and focus on just yourself
  • It does a really great job and does not have a lot of noise to it!
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Reviews around size (4.68 of 5)

  • Pros: Small Size, Great Cost, Good Sound Quality, Easy to use, DurableCons
  • The sound is good too as well as the size, and it is portable, small and easy to use
  • Besides the quality I like the small size and sturdy composition
  • Not only the portable size of this mic win, but also it's sound quality
  • Sound quality is amazing and the small size is perfect for travel.
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Reviews around product (4.65 of 5)

  • This mic turned out to be a great product and very useful
  • I was not able to give the product five stars since I haven't worked with the mic too much yet, but the little I have worked with it and played it back on my computer the quality is good.
  • This is totally an underestimated product, The quality from this little guy is amazing
  • This product is awesome, the sound quality is just great i would recommend this product to others
  • Overall good product for podcasting/youtube enthusiasts
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Reviews around sound (4.54 of 5)

  • Three-way switch helps isolate sound to a single speaker or include more background noise, per the user's specification.
  • This picks up sound extremely well and the "quiet" filter is excellent at eliminating extraneous outside sounds.
  • During my first recording, I kept hearing an annoying ticking sound in the background and had NO IDEA what it was
  • It's a constant static sound and very common issue with these mics
  • This mic makes it easy for me to get great sound from my little PC set up.
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Reviews around price (4.52 of 5)

  • It's small, easy and convenient to use, and has *great* audio quality (especially for this reasonable price)!!!
  • Terrible spent more on adaption cable for iPod air then almost the price
  • I think the price was reasonable for such a quality product.
  • The quality is outstanding, great price and incredibly compact
  • Other than that, it's a great sounding mic at a good price.
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Reviews around work (4.51 of 5)

  • This mic works great for recording vocals on my Mac using Garage Band.
  • On my (formerly) high-end desktop nothing has worked--those 'skype-type' headsets, with built-in mics, regardless of price, which work OK for telephone conversations, had so much static that it sounded as if someone were sending Morse code behind my reading
  • I am using this mic to publish podcasts for my classroom and this mic works great
  • The sound of of Mic y good works very well with my software
  • Main problem: the Mic only worked for me once
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Reviews around design (4.35 of 5)

  • I love the design too, with its compact swivel base that functions as a clip - to clip to your monitor, a desk stand, and a carrying method - when you swivel the mic into its clip (which fits well into the included carrying case)
  • The build quality of the mic seems excellent, and the compact design is fantastic!
  • It's a shame because the design of the mic is very nice.
  • My personal preference from listening to many different podcasters and online reviews is for the AT2020 over the Yeti, but it is suposedly designed with a tighter cardioid pattern not ideal for my use.
  • Clever design allows you to clip the Samson Go Mic to a laptop monitor but not a regular LED monitor
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Reviews around case (4.29 of 5)

  • It also comes with a semi-hard case that protects it well
  • A very nice case comes with the mic, which will fit in the palm of your hand (with room to spare)
  • It's also built pretty solid and comes with a nice little case.
  • Just because it's small doesn't mean you can abuse it, be careful with it; the case helps protect it while traveling, but you wouldn't want to throw it around, and be careful about knocking the microphone or blowing into it; it's not good for the microphone (or any microphone
  • Lightweight, compact, and comes in a nice and tidy case.
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Reviews around microphone (4.25 of 5)

  • This microphone is great for gaming when paired to a good gaming headphone
  • The computers recognized the microphone but it simply did not work.
  • The stand/clip is solid however the microphone itself feels cheap and plastic
  • I was looking for a cheap but good microphone for rapping and came across this
  • I purchased a cheap lapel microphone from Amazon and clipped it right near the Go mic
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Reviews around record (4.10 of 5)

  • Yesterday, I started to get alot of static as I recorded
  • Nice mic, small so doesn't take up a lot of desk space, is super portable and very clear recording
  • By surrounding myself with padding I got surprisingly clear recording
  • The recording is extremely clear and picks up everything I need it to
  • It works pretty well and records pretty clear audio when I'm doing live webinars/workshops and when I'm recording videos
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Reviews around thing (3.82 of 5)

  • It is no EV RE20, but for a few hundred dollars cheaper, this little thing is great
  • Picked one up from staples and i love this little thing
  • It's a great compact little thing and does the job I need it to do
  • I wish it's little carrying case could also hold the USB cable, which is a very picky thing to wish for.
  • I was and continue to be amazed at how good this thing was
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Reviews around cable (2.31 of 5)

  • My uses for this mic include voip applications like skype, mumble, ventrillo, and others, as well as for blog posts and even amateur voice recording
  • I've found that using better shielded cable has helped (and attaching one of those little circular magnets to that as well) but the problem still somewhat persists sometimes
  • A thin/flexible USB-cable will mitigate the repositioning problem I mentioned (a thick/stiff cable makes it worse).
  • It uses standard Mini USB if you ever lose the cable, and it even has a hole to mount it to a microphone stand
  • A thin/flexible USB-cable will mitigate the repositioning problem I mentioned (a thick/stiff cable makes it worse).
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Reviews around plastic (2.02 of 5)

  • Ball & socket connection is made of a fairly cheap plastic (Ball
  • No, I've got much better mics for that, but if I needed a better mic that what laptops have (all awful without exception) with an easier way to mount it than flimsy plastic stands, this is what I'd get.
  • I don't like the fact that the microphone body feels like cheap plastic.- Even with the -10db pad engaged, the mic will still peak out in loud environments
  • The base is not some flimsy plastic that won't stay put: it's a solid piece of metal that will serve to hold the thing whereever you want, just be careful the USB cord doesn't strain it
  • Works as I expected
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Reviews around fan noise (1.80 of 5)

  • It did pick up a fan noise from my laptop, but that was easy to eliminate with Audacity.
  • If your laptop has loud fan noise, don't clip it to your laptop -- the vibrations will interfere2
  • My uses for this mic include voip applications like skype, mumble, ventrillo, and others, as well as for blog posts and even amateur voice recording
  • Just be silent for a minute and use Audacity to sample and eliminate the fan noise.
  • Also, I did not have any issue with the mic picking up too much fan noise while attached to my laptop
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Reviews around bite (1.78 of 5)

  • However, if you are a bit more quiet, or just want better sound quality because the closer you are, the better the sound quality
  • I was a bit skeptical about how well this tiny condenser microphone would perform
  • It picks up background noise a bit, but what do you expect for the price
  • I was a bit skeptical after reading some of the reviews regarding room noise, popping, etc., and was prepared for disappointment
  • My voice sounded a bit clear on Samson Go Mic when compared to my Logitech C920 built-in mic
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Reviews around ambient noise (1.56 of 5)

  • My uses for this mic include voip applications like skype, mumble, ventrillo, and others, as well as for blog posts and even amateur voice recording
  • The mic is pretty sensitive and will pick up any ambient noise, like a computer fan or keyboard typing.
  • The mic has different setting allowing you to pick up ambient noise or just one side of the mic, for when you are recording by yourself
  • This is really cool except the mouse farts, and other normally quiet ambient noises, were well amplified
  • and I can hear the ambient noise of my refrigerator in the kitchen
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Reviews around background noise (1.28 of 5)

  • The microphone doesn't seem to pick up the background noise at all (eg
  • Also, comparing to other mics (like my Razer Blade built-in mic) works great not having background noise signal (natural background and silent) and capturing the sound of your voice and surroundings
  • The cardioid modes will help with noisy background noise.
  • Its audio monitoring was very clear for a mic this size and actually eliminated some (but defiantly not all) background noise
  • i even released my first song with this :) so happy to buy this :D
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Reviews around room noise (1.00 of 5)

  • The only reason it's not 5 stars is because it's not utterly incredible in sound quality since without isolating the microphone, you get ambient room noise.
  • You can make presets for room noise and how much the mic will pic up
  • Ambient room noise is high, but it's a solid unit with good functions.
  • The only gotcha is since it's a condenser mic, it's susceptible to room noise; so if you have a noisy room it will affect your audio quality
  • This mic may be good for podcasting in quiet environments, but it picks up far too much room noise and noise from the surface it is sitting on to be useful for VoIP calls in the real world
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Reviews around hinge (1.00 of 5)

  • Good audio quality.-1: loose ball hinge keep mic from staying in desired position.-1: It would occasionally overheat
  • The hinge makes squeaky noise when you adjust the position.
  • I don't like the ball hinge as it started squeaking early on, but it holds well so a very minor complaint.
  • The clip design works very well for attaching to a laptop screen, but its weight can be problematic for units with weaker hinges

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More about Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone

  • style:Microphone Samson Go Mic Compact USB Microphone is a versatile computer-based miking and recording solution
  • Due to its custom compact design, the Go Mic is able to clip directly onto your laptop or sit unobtrusively on your desk
  • Plug and play operation also means it’s completely compatible with a Mac or PC, with no drivers required
  • The Go Mic is perfect for recording music, podcasts or field recording, but its range of functionality extends beyond typical USB microphones
  • The Go Mic is also ideal for voice recognition software, iChat, web casting and even Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).