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Single pattern, I use them to record live bands from the audience. They sound great
they feel as solid as any Mic I own, or have use
For the price these sound fantastic. Actually, I won't say "Any" price but for what one might use these for I don't see the need to spend any more on a set of Mics.
I've used Nuemann, Rode, AKG, Cad, Shure etc.... No less quality here, in fact I used one of these mics to do a voice over for my son's homework project, Perfect!!
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There really shiney....who cares the sound great.
Active musician, semi-recording engineer
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Submitted March 1, 2005 by a customer from yahoo.com
It can be used for all four parts of my quartet. I would use it for the bass part if i did not have the Cadilac of Bass mic's, The Shure Sm-81. I was very suprised that such a love priced mic could had those real low notes so well. If i had not ben able to aford the Sm-81. this mic would have been more than adequate.
The factory windscreen is poorly constructed for bass singers. I recomend getting a Windtech 1300 windscreen for the best sound. These windscreens are only about $5 to $6 on various websites. With the 1300, this mic becomes a gret inexpensive bass or any othe part mic. If your bass singer sounds good, everyone else will. It will not make you a bass singer if you do not have the vocal ability to sing that part
In my opinion this mic is terribly under priced. It should sell for at least $200 a piece
don't know have not need it
weekend quartet, church music
Southern Gospel Church music from Hymns to praise music
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10 for the money...at this price buy a pair if your not gonna beat em up too bad on the road...put your savings into your instrument, these will mic it well in a live setup.
I use these as overheads in my drum booth at church / @ the hi hats and ride cymbals. They also pick up my crashes. These teamed with a sure sm57/beta52 drum mic pack are giving us phenomenal sound. The CO'2s are very articulate, and pick up well. A little EQ'ing on the mixer board for taste, and I like them a lot. I rate them a ten for the price. These do their job well.
Semi sturdy feel. I would want a heavier duty Sure or Audix Condenser setup for full time travel/play/gigging.........I play in one place every week and they stay set up...perfect for me.....10 for the money
Ease of Use
plug and play........10 for the money
works for me....
10 for the money
I thought one was bad but it was an old cable i was using. I emailed sampson. They did respond. They told me they would replace it if they found it to be defective. I am ok w/ the way the handled business..but it truly wasnt the warmth of Gretsch supportor yamaha support that i have gotten...i give them a 7 for seeming to be a little cold.
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it sounds GREAT in a drum application.if you can make hihats sound good then these will reproduce it well
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Stop talking about those big names, on mics it's not WYPWYG, i can name you numerous occasions where the more branded overated mics lose out greatly to the cheaper unknown ones. Like i say, i met a person who kept swearing on a branded mic even though the cheaper ones were obviously better sounding. People have preconceptions that are difficult to break...
I luv the sound of these. Let me put it this way, compared it with an AKG C1000S and recorded samples on the same cymbal hitting a few spots. Then i played back to a few friends to hear and see their feedback. Everyone pointed that the Samson sounded better.
Sometimes it's better not to tell people about the mic when you let them compare, they always tend to prefer the well-known mics more just becos of preconceptions they already have.
Rate it an 8 becos i haven't had chances to compared them with NT5, MK012 or KM184s.
What features are really needed, all needed is there...
Ease of Use
Besides cymbals, i have used them as room mikes, but they tend to pick up only higher frequencies. Used them on vocals and they didn't fit my friends, actually was only right for my own voice.
They are best on cymbals and as a bridge pickup mic for acoustic guitar.
Does feel fragile, gotta take care of them well....
Come on, look at the price... Whatz more, i only paid 50% of it for a brand new match pair, the shop was on clearance sale.... wow, i really had a deal...
The Wow Factor
It looks really great...
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