Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

Samson's upgrade to the mega-popular C01U USB microphone, the lower-noise-floor C01U Pro adds a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring and a peak LED.

In 2005, Samson introduced the world’s first USB studio condenser microphone, the C01U. Today, Samson expands on a revolutionary design with the C01U Pro. Now with a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, the C01U Pro ensures the natural warmth and detail of vocal and instrumental performances are captured in all your digital recordings.

See how to set up your C01U Pro microphone in this video from Samson:

The C01U Pro is the ideal solution for musicians, producers, broadcasters, as well as recording audio for YouTube videos, voiceovers and podcasts. A large, 19mm diaphragm captures all the nuances of your voice, making the C01U PRO ideal for hip-hop/rap artists, singer-songwriters and ADR (automated dialogue replacement) work with video editing suites. In addition, the mic element is shock-mounted within a solid die-cast metal construction to minimize unwanted handling noise/vibrations on your recordings.

Capturing audio at a 16-bit 44.1/48 kHz resolution with a smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz–18kHz, the C01U Pro ensures the authentic projection of both high and low frequencies to your favorite DAW or recording app. In addition, Samson maintains its longstanding commitment to user convenience with plug-and-play operation (no driver installation necessary), USB power via Mac, PC or iPad (cable included), as well as an included tripod stand and swivel mount for optimal desktop placement. CO1U Pro even works with iPads read more and iPhones (4S and later) using Apple's Lightning USB Camera Adapter for those seeking to achieve pro-level sound on-the-go.


- USB studio condenser microphone
- Large, 19mm diaphragm ensures pristine studio-quality audio
- Headphone output for zero-latency monitoring
- Ideal for recording music, ADR work, Sound Foley, voiceovers, audio for YouTube videos
- Vastly improves Skype, FaceTime, VoIP applications and speech-to-text dictation software
- Supercardioid pickup pattern
- Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz–18kHz
- 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
- Solid die-cast metal construction
- Shock-mounted mic element
- Peak LED indicator
- Plug-and-play -- no driver installation required
- Compatible with most recording software and apps
- USB bus powered via Mac, PC or iPad
- Includes tripod stand, swivel mount and USB cable
- Samson Sound Deck Noise Cancellation Software (Mac OS X/Windows) available for purchase
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Frequency Response: 20 - 18,000 Hz
Polar pattern: Supercardioid
Element type: Back condenser
Diaphragm thickness: 3 microns
Digital sensitivity:
- Minimum Gain: -40 dBFS/Pa
- Maximum Gain: -4 dBFS/Pa
SPL: 130 dB
Weight: 1.06 lbs. (.48 kg)
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs.(1.15 Kg)
Height: 7" (180 mm)
Width: 2.125" (54 mm)
Depth: 2.125" (54 mm)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
C01U Pro
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SAC01UPRO
C01U Pro HD, Bundle with Samson SR150 Headphones, Overstock Sale
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SAC01UPROHD

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 516-870-7200

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 25, 2020 by Jan C in Hamilton, OH
"I like it a lot"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I’m a doc doing telemedicine for a medical marijuana clinic and it turned out no one could hear me using my 2019 15” MacBook Pro’s built-in microphone. So I initially got one of those cheap little clip-on mics from Amazon. It worked ok but I still ended up having to call a substantial number of patients directly. So I looked for something more professional and found this gem. For me it does precisely what I need - deliver crisp clear audio. It came today while I was working so I tried it out right away and it’s awesome so far, I haven’t had to phone anyone since switching to this. Also included in the bundle are some headphones (Samson SR150) which I’ve not yet tried out but could find no reviews on, and and a lite version of MOTU’s Pro DAW whose name escapes me (see my job description lol). I haven’t tried that either. But overall I’m extremely pleased with this microphone.
Musical Background:
Varied (drums, synths; piano at present
Musical Style:
Currently love playing piano, specifically the music of Ludovico Einaudi and Brian Crain.
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