The Samson Meteorite USB Condenser Microphone is a perfect device for capturing high-quality recordings on computer. It is the younger sister of Samson’s Meteor studio microphone. It is a perfect mic accessory for both desktop and mobile recording situations. A modern, cutting edge look to computer setup can be created by its stylish chrome-plated.
Because of the studio-quality 14mm capsule, cardiod pickup pattern as well as dedicated audio conversion path of Samson Meteorite USB Condenser Microphone, an immediate improvement can be observed compared to the internal microphones of computers or tablets, avoiding standard mic capsules or noisy soundcards. Its condenser diaphragm is also larger, enabling the ability of capturing the natural warmth and dynamics of voice.
Main features of the Samson Meteorite
- 14mm diaphragm
- USB condenser microphone
- Perfect for high quality recording in home or desktop studio environments
- Ultra-clear voice capture for Skype, FaceTime and voice recognition programs
- Plugs directly into any computer with a USB input
- Drive installation not needed
- Compatible with most computer-based DAW
- Cardioid pickup pattern
- Resoultion: 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz
- Frequency response of 20Hz–20kHz
- Integrated USB cable
- Powered by iPad and USB bus
- Chrome-plated body
- Removable magnetic base for optimal desktop positioning
- Microphone Type: Condenser
- Mono/Stereo: Mono
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Diaphragm Size: 14 mm
- Connector: USB
- Weight: 0.50 lbs.
Why we like the Samson Meteorite
We’re huge fans of USB microphones, especially with the recent boom in their production. It seems to be a pretty big trend as we’ve mentioned in our best microphone for gaming article. USB microphones are getting better and better each year in terms of quality. Not necessarily for professional recording, but we’ve seen the meteorite used with podcasts, gaming, as well as any other communication purpose out there.
The Samson Meteorite microphone can be connected to any computer directly. There is an integrated USB cable to do so. In other words, no drivers are required, so it is easy to set up. It is compatible with most computer based digital audio software as well and you don’t have to hassle with an audio interface. We’ve seen it compared to Blue’s snowball microphone.
With such an ultra-compact mic can enable users to make recordings of high quality for different kinds of application. Its frequency response, which is smooth and flat, as well as its CD quality 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz resolution make its sound reproduction features professional. The magnetic base of this product can let users tilt and swivel the mic to customize its positioning to their exact preferences. Users can take the mic off the base as well as speaking directly into it in order to record or communicate in crowded noisy environments.
The Meteorite USB condenser microphone is ideal for podcasting, creating audio for YouTube videos as well as recording music on software or apps. It is suitable for all users; in particular those who want to greatly improve their ability to communicate with their friends, families and business associates on some programs such as Skype, FaceTime and other VoIP software. It is suitable for musicians as well and can be compared to other USB microphones around the same price point. Users can enjoy convenience brought by this product due to its light weight; it is portable and hence they can bring and use it anywhere they like. With the combination of this mic and the iPad using Apple’s Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit (30-pin), this product becomes an ideal tool for making music on-the-go.