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Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 981 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 3.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact4.9   average
Portable4.8   average
Video4.8   above average
Vocal4.8   above average
Fit4.7   above average
Size4.7   above average
Guitar4.6   average
Simple4.6   average
Sound4.6   above average
Travel4.6   average
Value4.6   average
Audio4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.5   average
Voice4.4   above average
Microphone4.2   above average
USB4.0   average
Clip3.9   above average
Plug3.8   average
Program3.8   average
Windows3.8   average
Sensitive3.6   average
Cable3.5   average
Headset3.3   below average
Level3.3   below average
Monitor3.3   below average
Connector3.2   average
Connection2.9   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"I wasn't really amazed by the quality of the audio, but for its size and convenience of portability, I think it's worth the money."
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"I was never able to get good audio quality from this microphone."
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"Much to my delight, this solved the muffled audio problem!"
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"Audio quality isn't that phenomenal and you need to be quite close to the microphone in order for it to hear you, which often results in pops and hisses."
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"The audio quality isn't as good as the Meteor Mic (not bad though), but at half the price and a quarter the weight it's much more likely to be with me."
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"I found out too late that this was happening and it made my audio sound just terrible."
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"Its audio monitoring was very clear for a mic this size and actually eliminated some (but defiantly not all) background noise."
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"the rest of the audio was great but when it goes kdfjgdskafh and cuts of half of the chorus, it's pretty irredeemable."
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"I used it for audio recordings on instructional videos for work as well as a Skype mic for my desktop and never had any complaints about audio quality or otherwise."
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"The mic itself have a 3.5 mm input for headphones where you can listen to the audio of the PC + the mic input, so great for monitoring your record."
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Cable

Cable:
"Terrible spent more on adaption cable for iPod air then almost the price"
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"the cable has some conncetion problems... pretty sure other people complaining about connection problems is because of the faulty wire... had to buy a seperate AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A Male to Micro B... and it fixed all the connection problems.. but if I knew that the cord was bad, would've gone with a different mic and not spent money and time figuring out this stuff."
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"Room noise was not an issue at all (any good mic requires attention to ambient noise), and I experienced no popping (for voice work, I place all mics to the side and don't speak directly into them).The only negative for my day-to-day use is the need for cord storage."
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"Just placing this on my desk was an option too but i found that using this method kind of doesn't work to well because when the usb cable is plugged in it tugs the mic due to its weight and angle to much."
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"Only detail I would mention is that the little case is perfect for the mic, but the cable has to be carried separetely."
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"It Work perfect and better, if you have a original Adapter Cable = lightning 8 pin to USB Female, the microphone will work with your iphone Ipad in any software like Vocalive or Garageband...."
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"I assume that his particular unit must have been from a different production run or factory because its swivel ball joint was nice and tight and firmly held the Go Mic in any position supporting both the mic and the attached cable nicely."
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"unable to support their own weight and even less able to do so with the cable attached."
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"Great sound quality and a sufficiently long cord."
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Clip

Clip:
"The connection between the microphone and the clip is very weak."
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"I think the clip is a little weird, seems a bit too strong, but it didn't scratch or compress the lid of the laptop the way I was worried it would."
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"The only issue I have is that the clip is stiff and a little hard to keep open for me (I have small hands), but it will stay clipped and not come off."
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"I wish the built in clip opened wide enough to clip to my monitor but i cant really complain because I purchased this mic knowing it was designed to be portable and probably designed for laptops."
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"Another drawback is the mounting clip."
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"The mounting clip was a disappointment because it is not wide enough for some laptops or a table."
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"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)."
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"I'm not sure how useful the clip part is, but it stands up nicely on its weighted clip stand."
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"Its stand also clips to my laptop for use there as well."
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"Appearance - This mic fits the bill perfectly for a small, portable mic to clip onto your laptop."
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Compact

Compact:
"In my initial tests of the Samson Go Mic Compact USB Microphone I was really disappointed."
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"Good styling, compact."
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"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)."
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"So cute and compact."
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"Great sound quality, looks very durable and compact."
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"It's nice and compact and very easy to use."
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Connection

Connection:
"I've had a ton of connection problems with the mic though."
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"This mic is a great value but they compromised in an important area: the mini-usb connection on the mic body."
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"the cable has some conncetion problems... pretty sure other people complaining about connection problems is because of the faulty wire... had to buy a seperate AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A Male to Micro B... and it fixed all the connection problems.. but if I knew that the cord was bad, would've gone with a different mic and not spent money and time figuring out this stuff."
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"The connection between the microphone and the clip is very weak."
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"The connection is pretty fast but the audio always was the problem until I heard about this Samson Go Mic."
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"I was having trouble getting clear, consistent audio on my Skype connections."
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"the cable has some conncetion problems... pretty sure other people complaining about connection problems is because of the faulty wire... had to buy a seperate AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A Male to Micro B... and it fixed all the connection problems.. but if I knew that the cord was bad, would've gone with a different mic and not spent money and time figuring out this stuff."
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"I was previously recording with an internal mic, as well as a variety of inexpensive analog mics connected via the microphone port."
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"Very clear and with the properly installed drivers for my audio - works perfectly with the USB 2.0 connection on my powered USB hub."
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"Size is one of it's best features, I can fit the mic in my pocket with it's connection cable comfortably."
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Connector

Connector:
"I suspect that the failure occurred in the mini-D jack, after about 100 or so pluggings and unpluggings."
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"The only problem I've found is it uses USB Mini connector instead of USB Micro connector which now seems to be the industry standard for small electronics."
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"Only problem was, it didn't have a microphone jack."
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"The headphone-output jack really does help with the latency problem when recording with DAW software, and the -10dB pad is useful, though -20dB and or -30dB would be even more useful."
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"One small gripe I have is that it doesn't balance well on a table because the USB jack is on the opposite side of the stand, making it tip to that side easily."
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"I was happy at first and ready and expecting to love this mic now that I had one with better fit and construction until I plugged my new Samson sr950 headphones into the monitoring jack on this cute little mic."
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"The base is metal, keeping the microphone in place so it doesn't lean, and it has a headphone jack so that you can monitor your sound, which is a nice thing to have."
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"The built-in headphone jack is a really nice feature."
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"The mic is actually pretty good... samson should invest in quality usb connectors though"
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"Plug your headphones into the jack on the mic for best results."
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Design

Design:
"As I own about a dozen different mikes of different sizes and qualities I've been able to do a lot of comparison, and this is simply a mid-quality mike... not bad, not great, but good design, sturdy, and okay recording."
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"I like the design of this product but it broke after two months."
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"I wish the built in clip opened wide enough to clip to my monitor but i cant really complain because I purchased this mic knowing it was designed to be portable and probably designed for laptops."
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"A weakness of the SAMSON Go Mic is the delicate nature of the design."
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"If it had worked, I would not have liked the design."
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"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)."
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"Very nicely designed product."
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"I give this 4 5 because it's very good at what it's designed for and works well for 90% of what I need, and the price is great."
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"Third impression was design very clever!"
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"Small portable micCaptures good clean audioStrong metal design"
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Fit

Fit:
"Only negative is the clamp to hook it on the computer will only fit on a narrow monitor which forces you to set it onto something else if your monitor is too thick."
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"I could've never imagined that quality sound could be picked up by a microphone that can fit in a closed palm, but I was wrong."
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"This little mic is powerful, has great sound, and can literally fit in your pocket."
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"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)."
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"I was happy at first and ready and expecting to love this mic now that I had one with better fit and construction until I plugged my new Samson sr950 headphones into the monitoring jack on this cute little mic."
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"Appearance - This mic fits the bill perfectly for a small, portable mic to clip onto your laptop."
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"also, it comes with a very cute small pack to fit your microphone."
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Guitar

Guitar:
"You won't want to use it for voice and guitar; it's just not good enough."
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"Guitar sounds great much closer to natural than a dynamic mic at this price for sure."
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"What you see on your monitor is likely life sized ...so don't expect it to pick up a clear mix of electric guitar, bass, and drum set in a small rock band practice space without clipping noticeably."
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"I use it to record songs, acoutic guitars and it works very good."
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"I use this for conference calls primarily, but have even gotten good results with this micing a small guitar amp."
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"I took this mic outside on a windy night and recorded my buddy who was both playing an acoustic guitar and singing and it sounded great."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"The attachment microphones for the headphones did not have good feedback so I opted for getting this device."
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"Trying to configure it with GarageBand was as easy as anything else, but I had not dealt with something that added an extra output and was a bit confused when I could not hear anything through my normal headphones (via laptop output)."
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"My one complaint is that when you plug in the headphones for direct monitoring, the mic sometimes falls over under the weight, however it is not a deal-breaker."
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"I spent a lot of time researching microphones for online gaming to use with the Bose quiet comfort headphones."
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"The mic itself have a 3.5 mm input for headphones where you can listen to the audio of the PC + the mic input, so great for monitoring your record."
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"Both the first and third mics I rec'd tested gave me clear, latency free sound to my headphones, but this one was a dog, so back to Amazon it goes, click return."
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"I was happy at first and ready and expecting to love this mic now that I had one with better fit and construction until I plugged my new Samson sr950 headphones into the monitoring jack on this cute little mic."
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"I was really enjoying and was satisfied with my Samson 950 headphones, so why not give the Go Mic a third and final chance."
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Headset

Headset:
"I wasn't looking to spend too much money so this is about the cheapest USB microphone I could find that wasn't super cheap looking or a flimsy little headset."
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"Bought this because my headset mic broke."
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"However I usually recording my own voice go through tutorials and it doesn't perform as well as my Logitech USB headset."
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"I once did a blog radio show and the mike was not good on my headset, which made me sound somewhat hic...hope this is better"
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"I have to use the headset plugged to the Samson Go which I found somewhat annoying, Other than that, it is a good mic."
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"This mic works great - my only complaint is that once I plug in the mic, I have to plug in the headset to the mic to hear."
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"Highly recommended for those times you do not want to use a headset."
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"What's great is that I don't need to wear a headset to use Dragon."
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"I came from using a headset mic and this is the best upgrade to my audio ever."
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"This mic will provide sound quality as good as any 50~70 dollar headset microphones from my experience, and having to buy 3-4 of them for 3-4 different people in the room will not be cheaper option."
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"I believe you would need a good headset to hear the full benefits of what was recorded."
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Level

Level:
"At best, I was able to get decent sound when the Go Mic was partially isolated in a makeshift enclosure isolator dampener that was clearly superior in quality to my c920 as it sat on the top of my screen, but there was still an unacceptable level of background noise, noticeably greater than that of my webcam mic."
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"I was not expecting it to do so well on cardioid setting with me at that far a distance from it, but unfortunately that level of sensitivity came at the price of significant background noise."
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"Omni gave the best, clearest sound, not unexpectedly, but it was hard to get a good level when close miking."
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"The GoMic just can't hear me at any reasonable level."
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"This second one worked fine for a week, but after frequently switching between the dictation and conference pickup levels, the switch broke."
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"At best, I was able to get decent sound when the Go Mic was partially isolated in a makeshift enclosure isolator dampener that was clearly superior in quality to my c920 as it sat on the top of my screen, but there was still an unacceptable level of background noise, noticeably greater than that of my webcam mic."
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"So, I started tweaking mic position, rigging a makeshift vocal box shock mount, adjusting levels EQ, pretty much trying any and everything I could think of to make this mic work for me in my conditions on the regular cardioid setting."
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"With the levels properly adjusted, my voice sounded great on this setting with minimal background noise, but this was not my intended use for this product."
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"Omni gave the best, clearest sound, not unexpectedly, but it was hard to get a good level when close miking."
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"Using the -10dB pad I was able to get some acceptable levels from a few feet away."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The attachment microphones for the headphones did not have good feedback so I opted for getting this device."
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"This mic worked great while it lasted but it has since broken right at the ball joint between the mic and the stand."
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"I've had a ton of connection problems with the mic though."
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"Third Go Mic arrives in same type of packaging as the first and it has the same weak floppy swivel and inability to stay clamped onto my LCD screen."
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"My one critique would have to come from the clip's hinge that the mic swings out on- it sometimes feels a bit weak for the weight the mic represents, and the mic swivels a little too easily for my liking."
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"The mic has been able to pick up the depths and complexities of my voice."
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"Its audio monitoring was very clear for a mic this size and actually eliminated some (but defiantly not all) background noise."
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"Didn't have this problem with lower quality microphones, and i tried this multiple times on both settings."
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"It is small and portable which makes it so much easier to use than a big microphone."
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"Nice portable Mic"
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Monitor

Monitor:
"Some have surmised that it's the monitor feature that is causing the dead mics (where they advise people not to use it and in Windows, disable the mic as a listening device.)"
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"I wish the built in clip opened wide enough to clip to my monitor but i cant really complain because I purchased this mic knowing it was designed to be portable and probably designed for laptops."
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"The only downside is that when I do use the clip to attach to my laptop monitor it gets electrical feedback in the form of popping sounds."
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"Easy fix though: I simply moved it just above my monitor and nobody has complained since."
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"The base is metal, keeping the microphone in place so it doesn't lean, and it has a headphone jack so that you can monitor your sound, which is a nice thing to have."
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"Sound is good, very loud, clipped on my monitor."
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"The clamp doesn't always work if you are using a monitor, but the sound quality is super good for under $100."
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"Very sensitive, good sound, and the headphone monitor is very appreciated."
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"Most people will put this on their desks or monitors or laptop screens and will be sitting a good 18-24 away."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"Third Go Mic arrives in same type of packaging as the first and it has the same weak floppy swivel and inability to stay clamped onto my LCD screen."
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"The only problem is in the package you get a CD called Music Creator LE and because I have a Mac it doesn't support the software."
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"In one word... amazing, i never expected such good quality out of small package, makes me think about all those big mics.... why they make them so big."
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"The packaging was beautiful (very Apple-esque), but I found the interior packaging to be wasteful."
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"Packaging was more impressive than expecting."
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"I immediately noticed the exceptional build quality of this microphone, the quality packaging, and most importantly the great sound quality this mic is capable of."
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"This is a really nice little mic -- quality plus, over kill on packaging but really nice and shouts pride from the makers."
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Performance

Performance:
"I cannot say how well this would perform for something that you need studio quality sound files."
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"However I usually recording my own voice go through tutorials and it doesn't perform as well as my Logitech USB headset."
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"This mic WILL NOT perform well to record jam sessions live gigs."
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"In summary, EXCELLENT construction, EXCELLENT performance."
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"This mic has performed perfectly!"
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"A really fine product, solid construction, versatile attached storage clip device, very good acoustic performance, all at a remarkably reasonably price."
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"I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a compact mic that's easy to transport (fits in the palm of your hand), but an amazing performance."
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"I was a bit skeptical about how well this tiny condenser microphone would perform."
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Portable

Portable:
"I wish the built in clip opened wide enough to clip to my monitor but i cant really complain because I purchased this mic knowing it was designed to be portable and probably designed for laptops."
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"It is small and portable, and I wouldn't recommend it for crucial recordings, but if you have a relatively quiet room and want a good clear recording, look no further than this microphone."
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"It is small and portable which makes it so much easier to use than a big microphone."
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"Nice portable Mic"
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"She couldn't be happier with it and is glad that it is small and portable as well."
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"Appearance - This mic fits the bill perfectly for a small, portable mic to clip onto your laptop."
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"The Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser is fantastic."
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Price

Price:
"I was not expecting it to do so well on cardioid setting with me at that far a distance from it, but unfortunately that level of sensitivity came at the price of significant background noise."
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"Really unbelievable for the size and price...and I really hate even putting the and price qualifier in there as it makes it sound as though there is a significant trade-off."
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"I was hesitating to spend this much of money and now I think I was wrong."
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"This is such a small instrument that you might feel disappointed and feel like you have wasted money on it, when you see it for the first time but when you play, you will be amazed."
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"Cheap looking and so far not able to make it work smoothly"
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"Good price to."
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"Great microphone for the price!"
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"Best microphone for the price."
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"Great price point."
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"Sound quality is great for the price and size."
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Program

Program:
"Only had a couple problems with people hearing me, and as soon as I restarted my program it worked just fine again."
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"It comes with the mic a usb cable, a carrying case, a nut, a music editing program (Not good), a stand thing and a user Manuel."
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"The mic works perfectly, but it should be noted that programs do weird things that are not attributed to the mic itself."
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"Perfect with skype and other computer programs that require clear conversation."
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"It gives me clear, crisp audio both live and recorded and also works perfectly with my 3rd party audio software programs as well as live video conferencing apps like Skype."
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"I got this mic because I couldn't get my internal mic to work in some programs, and it is a very good quality piece of equipment."
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"Both programs worked well with the mic and did what I'd hoped it would do - eliminated my need for a clunky, wired mic headset."
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"I like the music creator program it comes with, because of the good effects for mixing it down nicely."
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Quality

Quality:
"The failure is in the build quality."
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"At best, I was able to get decent sound when the Go Mic was partially isolated in a makeshift enclosure isolator dampener that was clearly superior in quality to my c920 as it sat on the top of my screen, but there was still an unacceptable level of background noise, noticeably greater than that of my webcam mic."
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"Highly inconsistent build quality."
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"this microphone OF GOOD qualitybut the stand that it is on is very flimsyit broke off the hinge and i had to super glue it on , but then broke againsound quality is good and clear , but it is made cheapit did arrive on time though , before estimated deliveryi would suggest buying a more durable microphone with a stand ..."
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"PROS small for travel or for a laptop folds easily for safe storage lasts a long time (I have never dropped mine so I don't know the extend of that durability) has different settings omni and cardioid UsbCONS Not the best quality if you're used to Studio quality mics The hinge on which it pivots can wear down after time causing it to droop."
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"Didn't have this problem with lower quality microphones, and i tried this multiple times on both settings."
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"I used it for audio recordings on instructional videos for work as well as a Skype mic for my desktop and never had any complaints about audio quality or otherwise."
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"Good sound quality."
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"Arrived faster than expected and the sound quality is pretty impressive for such a small mic."
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"Excellent quality, small, durable and seems to work really well so far"
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Range

Range:
"She was very frustrated that the iMac's built-in microphone had such a short range."
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"In the $35 range this is a pretty good mike, but not great."
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"Bad build quality is understandable at this price range, but the terrible customer support is a deal breaker for me."
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"Best value for $50 price range."
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"If you need a mic, you want a decent one, and this is in your price range then this is the mic you're looking for."
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"*shrug* ) But getting a decent sound for my belting range can be quite difficult."
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"I was looking for a microphone that would give good quality over a wide range of tone and decibel levels to make podcasts of my lessons for students."
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"It does an excellent job of full range of sound and being easy to use."
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Sensitive

Sensitive:
"Obviously, these problem occurs due to microphone being too sensitive, so using post-production programs on your recording will definitely help this(Compress and EQ will be necessary)If you have a sound-proof studio this microphone will provide you excellent cost efficient work, however, at that point you might want to go for $100 microphones such as SHURE SM57, or Blue Yeti depending on your use."
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"My only problem with it is that it is far too sensitive."
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"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) - it's a sensitive piece of equipment."
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"It also seems excessively sensitive to motion but not in moving sound, but in electronic crackle and pop."
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"I really like this sensitive little mic, and can't recommend it highly enough!"
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"I was pleasantly surprised by how sensitive and accurate this thing was."
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"Is pleasantly sensitive, and there's a noticeable difference between all of the settings."
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"Nice little mic - very sensitive."
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"not as sensitive as de big diaphragm microphones, so is very good for podcast or voice recording, not intended for singers or studio recording."
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"This is a condenser mic, which means it is sensitive and has good frequency response, but needs phantom power supplied by whatever you plug it into."
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Setting

Setting:
"I was not expecting it to do so well on cardioid setting with me at that far a distance from it, but unfortunately that level of sensitivity came at the price of significant background noise."
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"PROS small for travel or for a laptop folds easily for safe storage lasts a long time (I have never dropped mine so I don't know the extend of that durability) has different settings omni and cardioid UsbCONS Not the best quality if you're used to Studio quality mics The hinge on which it pivots can wear down after time causing it to droop."
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"It is quite sensitive but you may have to figure out the best setting by trial and error as the included instruction manual is mostly useless."
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"So far, this is the best mic for a classroom setting I've found."
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"fantastic mini mic, working great, it have 2 settings on high and low to pick up everything or compress the sound for voice over .. also great with skype and PC or laptop , did not expected"
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"Summary: Go Mic on -10dB cardioid setting is a great little microphone and a great value."
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"With the levels properly adjusted, my voice sounded great on this setting with minimal background noise, but this was not my intended use for this product."
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"Is pleasantly sensitive, and there's a noticeable difference between all of the settings."
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Simple

Simple:
")Installation was relatively simple, though there was a glitch."
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"Great sound quality and simple operation."
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"I bought this for simple recording and so far it has been great."
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"I have contacted them a number of times and not had a response so very frustrating that a great mic is not simple desk furniture."
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"A simple but really clever touch."
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"I use it to add voice overs for my blog videos and the quality is great and sets up fast and simple."
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Size

Size:
"Really unbelievable for the size and price...and I really hate even putting the and price qualifier in there as it makes it sound as though there is a significant trade-off."
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"This is such a small instrument that you might feel disappointed and feel like you have wasted money on it, when you see it for the first time but when you play, you will be amazed."
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"I wasn't really amazed by the quality of the audio, but for its size and convenience of portability, I think it's worth the money."
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"The only issue I have is that the clip is stiff and a little hard to keep open for me (I have small hands), but it will stay clipped and not come off."
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"When I got a chance to review this mini Samson product, I didn't expect it to be as good as the large size Samson (it isn't), but I thought it might offer similar quality on the go."
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"It is small and portable, and I wouldn't recommend it for crucial recordings, but if you have a relatively quiet room and want a good clear recording, look no further than this microphone."
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"Its audio monitoring was very clear for a mic this size and actually eliminated some (but defiantly not all) background noise."
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"So far I love itI cant believe how much it picks up making it perfect for my applicationsOther commentors had commented on how small it was and I can emphasize that enough."
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"You will be amazed at its size."
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"It is small and portable which makes it so much easier to use than a big microphone."
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"She couldn't be happier with it and is glad that it is small and portable as well."
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Sound

Sound:
"Using a grand piano, I've had a hard time getting it to reproduce the sound of the piano accurately, but I imagine there's something I'm doing wrong."
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"You can read and watch reviews for this device that praise it over and over again, but until you own one you cannot appreciate how truly incredible the sound is that you capture with this tiny microphone."
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"However my problem with this item is that when plugged in, any external sound devices will not function."
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"However, if your intended use doesn't require perfect sound, then this is the mic for you."
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"It sounds great, but it's form-factor gives it a few problems with expanding into better quality voice recordings."
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" I bought this microphone on a whim from Amazon recently and still can't believe how great it sounds."
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"DIRECTIONS WERE OK, BUT, SEEING THAT I DIDNT READ THEM AND HOOKED IT TO MY MAC AND WENT TO SYSTEM PREFERENCES>>SOUND AND IT WAS RIGHT THERE, THAT'S TERRIFIC"
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"When I use it to VOIP, people are always surprised at how clear I sound."
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"Amazing product - clear sound on creation of video."
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"At least once (if not more) clipping errors interrupted sound in playback."
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"It also picks up the sound easily and clearly when chatting online within the games."
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Traveling

Traveling:
"The clip is very tight and keeps the microphone in place when traveling to keep it from getting damaged."
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"I'm a voice actor and thought this would be great to record auditions while traveling or running errands around town and unable to get home or to my agent."
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"Moreover, if you are traveling not sure when you will need it, it is so incredibly easy to take with you."
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"The sound quality is excellent, it has a nice form-factor, and it comes with a handy traveling case."
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"I'm a voice actor and thought this would be great to record auditions while traveling or running errands around town and unable to get home or to my agent."
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"Great for traveling."
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"Also easy to pack when traveling."
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USB

USB:
"The only problem I've found is it uses USB Mini connector instead of USB Micro connector which now seems to be the industry standard for small electronics."
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"the cable has some conncetion problems... pretty sure other people complaining about connection problems is because of the faulty wire... had to buy a seperate AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A Male to Micro B... and it fixed all the connection problems.. but if I knew that the cord was bad, would've gone with a different mic and not spent money and time figuring out this stuff."
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"The only negative is that you can't pack the usb wire in the case with the mic, there's no room."
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"Just placing this on my desk was an option too but i found that using this method kind of doesn't work to well because when the usb cable is plugged in it tugs the mic due to its weight and angle to much."
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"However I usually recording my own voice go through tutorials and it doesn't perform as well as my Logitech USB headset."
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"In my initial tests of the Samson Go Mic Compact USB Microphone I was really disappointed."
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"This microphone isn't a studio mic, but as a USB Condenser this does an amazing job."
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"The Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser is fantastic."
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"I have been very satisfied with Samson's Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone."
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"I upgraded from a basic usb desktop microphone and have been told that my voice is now clear and audible during skype calls."
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"Pros:Excellent voice qualityLong USB cableComes with recording softwareCons:TBD"
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Value

Value:
"This mic is a great value but they compromised in an important area: the mini-usb connection on the mic body."
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"Excellent value."
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"Summary: Go Mic on -10dB cardioid setting is a great little microphone and a great value."
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"Great value!"
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"Very good value for money."
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"This mic is a great value but they compromised in an important area: the mini-usb connection on the mic body."
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Video

Video:
"Are you kidding me-- they include a video about the mic and the sound is not very good-- sounds like the guy has a pail over his head."
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"Amazing product - clear sound on creation of video."
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"I used it for audio recordings on instructional videos for work as well as a Skype mic for my desktop and never had any complaints about audio quality or otherwise."
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"Watched a few YouTube videos to get the gist and then everything else was good."
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"Works well, the best mic for making video - the sound quality is great."
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"GREAT Mic for recording video content on a computer, for a great low price."
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Vocal

Vocal:
"I wasn't expecting a great quality when it came to vocal recording for music but i expected something in the range of the average low budget condenser mic."
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"Great Mic for Music Recording, Good For vocals aswell"
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"It has been a great tool for me and my vocal teacher to use."
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"Smaller than I thought it would be, but my son seems to think it records sax and vocals really well."
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"It ain't fancy and it's not going to replace more expensive mics in a professional studio, but if you need a good basic USB mic that can travel and which is good enough for recording basic vocal tracks, it's a great buy."
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"Great microphone it has lasted me 3 years so far and it great for podcasting and recording vocals"
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Voice

Voice:
"I want to shout at my teammates with my manly girl voice and they always hate me for it because I have such a teeny annoying voice."
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"I had been using my built in laptop microphone, which is TERRIBLE, and I got FL studio and wanted to add my own voice samples."
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"You won't want to use it for voice and guitar; it's just not good enough."
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"It sounds great, but it's form-factor gives it a few problems with expanding into better quality voice recordings."
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"However I usually recording my own voice go through tutorials and it doesn't perform as well as my Logitech USB headset."
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"The mic has been able to pick up the depths and complexities of my voice."
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"fantastic mini mic, working great, it have 2 settings on high and low to pick up everything or compress the sound for voice over .. also great with skype and PC or laptop , did not expected"
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"When it works, the product gives good voice clarity."
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"It picked up my voice well and gave a warmer deeper and more professional sound to my voice than the mics on my c920(under normal setup)."
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"With the levels properly adjusted, my voice sounded great on this setting with minimal background noise, but this was not my intended use for this product."
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Weight

Weight:
"unable to support their own weight and even less able to do so with the cable attached."
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"My one critique would have to come from the clip's hinge that the mic swings out on- it sometimes feels a bit weak for the weight the mic represents, and the mic swivels a little too easily for my liking."
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"unable to support their own weight and even less able to do so with the cable attached."
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"Its light weight, the real deal, with head phones its fantastic, I recorded my voice on to Audacity, the play back is awesome."
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"It is light weight but still pretty sturdy!"
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"mic, good design, mid weight for the size, i like it so much you can but anywhere even your bucket"
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"This can be easily fixed with a simple weight or a clamp.2."
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Windows

Windows:
"I had to contact Samson when I couldn't get it to work and there is a glitch for Windows 10."
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"IMPORTANT: One thing to mention is that my friend had problems with his using windows 8.1 .."
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"Prior to an update this year I would have highly recommended this item but since the Win 8.1 update in the Spring Windows fails to recognise this with a Code43."
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"The product itself seems very well-made in terms of durability and I have not had any technical issues with the product on a Windows 8 setup."
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"I tried it for myself on my Windows7 computer and was impressed at how easy this thing installs and works well right out of the box, no driver needed."
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"My laptop is a four year old, middle of the road Acer with Windows 7, which has been and is still a very good functional laptop."
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"Finally I realized it's only compatible with Vista and XP not Windows 8."
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"I even did a search microphone compatible with Windows 8 and this item was listed."
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iPad

iPad:
"Works great for an Ipad that's has a protective case that muffles the speaker and microphone"
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"I thought it was just my voice, but I can record using a standard mic from a apple phone or apple ipad and I love how it records my voice even though there is a lot of noise in the background."
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"The only minor thing with it is the clip doesn't always stay on the ipad real well."
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"Able to use it in a variety of ways - with laptop, and iPad (using USB adapter).."
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"I bought a Thunder USB adapter and found that this mic works on my iPad as well when I add voice overs in iMovie."
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