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Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver)

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Product Highlights
  • USB Output
  • Requires No Drivers
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
  • 44.1kHz / 16-Bit Resolution
  • Clip-on or Desktop Mount
  • Includes Cakewalk Music Creator Software
  • Silver

The Samson Go Mic USB Microphone is a compact, plug-and-play solution that requires no drivers and is completely Mac and Windows compatible. The Go Mic features a USB audio output and a 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output. A folding clip allows for laptop screen mounting.

Switchable polar patterns provide cardioid and omnidirectional pick up patterns for added flexibility and control. A wide frequency response and 44.1kHz / 16-bit resolution make the Go Mic a viable microphone for Podcasts, voice recognition software, music recording, general speech, etc.

The Go Mic is perfect for recording music, podcasts or field recording, but its range of functionality extends beyond typical USB microphones. Ideal for voice recognition software, iChat, web casting and even Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Go Mic is the ideal solution for recording on the go.
Because of its custom, compact design, the Go Mic can clip right onto your laptop or sit unobtrusively on your desk. Plug and play operation also means it's completely compatible with a Mac OS or Windows, with no drivers required.
High-quality components and meticulous engineering ensure the Go Mic offers remarkably clear, professional audio reproduction. Thanks to its switchable cardioid and omni-polar patterns, you can pick whichever pattern is more appropriate for your specific situation. Use the tightly focused cardioid pickup pattern when recording a podcast, acoustic guitar or vocals. Or use the omnidirectional pattern to capture the entire room, whether you're jamming with your band, webcasting with a group or conducting an online meeting with multiple members in a single location. Plus, with a frequency response of 20Hz - 18kHz and a resolution of 16-bit/44.1kHz, you can be sure you're getting professional audio specs in a compact, multi-purpose design.
As the podcasting trend continues to grow, standards for audio quality and ease of use grow with it. Go Mic surpasses expectations for both needs with CD quality audio and the ability to record directly into your preferred software program. No matter whether you're a PC or Mac loyalist, Go Mic has you covered. And if you don't already have a recording program on your computer, Go Mic comes with Music Creator software, so you get everything you need to elevate the quality of your podcasts in one box. Go Mic can help you wow your listeners and set yourself apart in a crowded podcasting community.
If you're a frequent online communicator, Go Mic provides an easy, inexpensive solution to enhance the quality of your communication. Whether your preferred method of interaction is Skype, iChat or VoIP, Go Mic can introduce a level of clarity you didn't think was available. On the road for work? Make sure you can hear about your family's day like they're right there in the room with you. Online meeting with potential clients? Ensure every crucial word of your proposal is articulated with the in-person enthusiasm you're looking for. With Go Mic, you can make any online interaction clearer and more personal.
For multimedia enthusiasts, Go Mic brings impeccable quality to your voiceover work. If you're adding narration to a video, Go Mic can ensure your words create the impact you're looking for. There's no reason to lose the power of your voiceover due to poor audio quality. Make sure your audio sounds as good as your video looks with Go Mic.
Whether you're a singer/songwriter recording vocals and acoustic guitar, or a band looking to capture the room sound of a jam right on your computer, Go Mic will make sure you don't miss a note. Use the cardioid mode to capture vocals or close-mic an instrument. Or get the sound of a full band by flipping to omnidirectional mode, ensuring sound is recorded from all directions of the room. Whatever the application, Go Mic can help you take your music to the next level.
Frequency Response 20Hz to 18kHz
Polar Pattern Cardioid and Omnidirectional
Resolution 44.1kHz / 16-bit
Connections USB
Headphone 1/8" (3.5mm)
Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver)
  • USB Cable
  • Cable Clip
  • Mic Stand Adapter
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Cakewalk Music Creator Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SamsonGo Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver)
     
    4.6

    (based on 56 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (49)
    • Compact (47)
    • Good audio (17)
    • Durable (16)
    • Reliable (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere (19)
      • Home or business (18)
      • Travel (18)
      • Home studio (11)
      • Amateur recording (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (20), Experienced (15), Budget shopper (10)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (21), Business (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (20), Mac (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice mic. Pay attention to PC speaker se

      I use this as a desktop mic for narrating screencasts. It also works well with Windows 7 speech recognition for dictation and PC control. The Go Mic records clear, strong audio signal. It...Read complete review

      I use this as a desktop mic for narrating screencasts. It also works well with Windows 7 speech recognition for dictation and PC control. The Go Mic records clear, strong audio signal. It has some capability to serve as a playback speaker, which is a feature I don't use. When first plugged in, the driver set the Go Mic as my default playback speaker, which silenced my normal PC speakers. It was confusing at first, but easy to correct in Windows through the Sound control panel.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good quality microphone, heavy

      I was looking for a good quality "travel" microphone to use with speech recognition software. The pickup and accuracy of this microphone are just fine for that purpose. However, the...Read complete review

      I was looking for a good quality "travel" microphone to use with speech recognition software. The pickup and accuracy of this microphone are just fine for that purpose. However, the court is 4 feet too long and the nature of the microphone will not let it clip onto a MacBook Pro. Therefore it meets to sit on the desk to the right side of the laptop instead of at the top center of the screen. Unnecessarily heavy.

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      5.0

      Easy to Use - Eliminates Noise

      By HappyTunes

      from North Carolina

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

        I am using this microphone instead of the built-in laptop microphone or basic inexpensive analog voice microphones I had been using previously with my computer recordings. I like that I can simply plug the GoMic into the usb of various assorted computers I use and simply get a clean sound. With the laptop the fan noise is eliminated and with my older computer the hum from the analog input is eliminated.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Really tiny!

        By RCP

        from Richmond VA

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

        I guess I wasn't paying attention to the specs, but I was surprised by how small this guy is, photo attached. I'm using it for iPhone calls on my iMac (now with that feature in Yosemite), so the size is a plus--less desk space. The quality is better than with the built in mic, but not night and day better. I'd say 20% better.

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Jimbob

        from Texas

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

          I have used it once for a Lync conference call and record a high school Orchestra concert. The clarity is great and almost to sensitive, the clicking of cameras 4 seats over was picked up.

          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Great for the price

          By Joel

          from NY

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Fast
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere
            • Home or Business
            • Travel

            Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

            Great Quality

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Samson Go...Way to go!

            By Joe

            from Fairfax, VA

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • Travel

              Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

              So the Samson Go Mic may not be an absolute pro mic... but for $39 bucks how can anyone complain!!?? Its very small, easy to use and works with the iPad (with the camera adapter kit). I only use the middle setting (-10db) with a fairly close proximity to my mouth. There is a bit of "p" popping if you don't use a pop filter but I just used a foam filter and it works fine. I am using it with BossJock for podcasting and get some really clean recordings. It seems fairly sturdy and has a strong clip. Love it...you should buy it. Even if it just ends up as a skype desktop mic its great.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              wow it sounds as good as it looks.

              By Pastor Troy

              from Milwaukee, WI

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Fast
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere
                • Home or Business
                • Travel

                Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                I use this mic as an alternative to the mic on my webcam to record church services. I cannot believe the sound. It truly sounds as good as it looks. Easy to hook up, easy to run and great sound. I thought I was going to have to spend a little money for like a blue yeti or something to get good quality audio but I found this samson go mic and it is as good as yeti or better and a quarter of the price. Only problem is coming up with the little filter that goes in front of the mic. If you are looking for a good sounding mic this is it.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Very nice and practical

                By Alter Kaker

                from LA , CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere

                  Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                  Great for most applications. Polar pattern works very well. Sound is crisp and clear.
                  Cannot beat it for price and usability

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Worth the price, smaller than expected !

                  By Eda

                  from Amherst, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                  Couldn't decide between samson meteor and go. I had experiences with meteor but didn't want to spend that amount of money. Go Mic satisfied me with its quality, it's really compact and instrument recordings are better than expected(read horrible reviews about guitar records). If your aim is podcast then don't even think. For music purpose, it's reasonable.

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                  4.0

                  Works well enough.

                  By Leo

                  from NYC

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Ball Joint
                  • Clamp Tolerance

                  Best Uses

                  • Home or Business

                  Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                  I bought this mic primarily for use during skype calls and the occasional video game session, and it's more than adequate for the job. The mic generally sits about eighteen inches away from me and has no problems picking up my voice, although it also picks up the clacking of my keyboard with relative ease as well.

                  I've spoken with several people over skype and in-game voice chat. Everyone has said that there isn't any background noise or hiss, and the audio quality was good. I don't deal in pro audio so I can't give any insight into how this mic would work for professional projects or productions.

                  The mic is quite light with the base being significantly heavier. When not in use, the mic folds into the base, being secured by the clamp that is meant to be used for clipping it to a laptop. Length and width is less than that of a credit card, although it's obviously deeper.

                  I have two problems with the mic. The first is that the ball joint that connects the mic to the base is very loose. The mic will stay in the position you put it, but a slight shaking of the stand will move it. The ball is made of plastic and connects to a metal socket. This seems to be the least durable part of the mic. The second problem is the clamp on the base not accommodating anything larger than about an inch. I am using it with my desktop, but cannot clip it to my monitor, monitor stand or keyboard because of the tiny height tolerance of the clamp.

                  The mic also has an LED that flashes red when there is audio clipping and a headphone jack, which I haven't used, and so cannot comment upon. The top half of the mic is metal with the bottom half being plastic. The bottom half of the mic heats up slightly when being plugged in for a long time. Mic operated correctly upon being plugged in.

                  Having said all that, this mic is more than worth the asking price.

                  Setup:
                  Windows 8 PC with a sound blaster card.
                  Connected via mini-USB via the monitor pass-through.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  The product is nice

                  By key and jay

                  from birmingham, al

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home or Business

                      Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                      The great thing about this product is that you can travel with it, and don't take up a lot of space.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Exactly what i was looking for

                      By Aniki

                      from NY

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere
                        • Gaming
                        • Home or Business

                        Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                        I've been using this for gaming and the quality of the unidirectional setting is great, i don't even have to wear headphones, i can listen to music and there is no echo or feedback what so ever

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        4.0

                        Impressive and affordable mic

                        By Fil

                        from Brooklyn, New York

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home or Business
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                          Samson has truly impressed me with their Go Mic. This little microphone has a surprisingly rich sound to it, and captures an impressive dynamic range; you can capture some high-quality, professional sounds with this microphone. I use mine primarily as a to-go mic for my laptop for TV Specials, capturing voiceovers with it. The quality is undoubtely broadcastable. If there's a minus that could be the fact that my Macbook Pro didn't recognize the mic right away and I had to re-install the plug-in. Size is one of it's best features, I can fit the mic in my pocket with it's connection cable comfortably.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Great portable Mic

                          By Nick Powell

                          from Melbourne, Australia

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Crisp Sound
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Portable
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Not For Professional Use

                          Best Uses

                          • Home or Business
                          • Voip Services

                          Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                          I have been using this product for interviews conducted over skype. The mic is connected to my laptop and the strong clip stand enables it to latch on to the top of my Macbook. The sound is crisp and it also clearly records the sound coming out of the speakers which has been a problem with other microphones in the past. I would highly recommend it for creating podcasts and recording amateur songs but if you are looking to record professionally then this might not be the mic for you.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          Good Product so Far

                          By John M

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anywhere
                            • Home or Business
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                            Just used once and set-up was easy and all worked fine. Looks like it will be a winner. Nice and compact.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Best portable mic out there!

                            By Jester Ryan Corpuz

                            from Maple Valley, WA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Fast
                            • Reliable
                            • Simplistic

                            Cons

                            • None That I Know Of

                            Best Uses

                            • Anywhere
                            • Bed
                            • Home or Business
                            • School
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                            This microphone has been very useful and easy to use. You simply plug it in the usb port and the computer will automatically recognize it. It's worth the $. I use it for Skype and also recording music. Great sound quality. I recommend this for anybody looking to start off with a simple microphone. Remember. Simple is always best. Go ahead and get yourself one. This product will never disappoint. Trust me:)

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Great for a small home studio setup

                            By jonshi

                            from Grand Rapids, MI

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Anywhere
                              • Home or Business
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                              I recently purchased this thanks mainly to the reviews on here and the real-world examples of its use posted on YouTube. I have been toying with the idea of adding vocals to my tracks for a while and this decision was finally sealed by an online contest that supplied only the lyrics to which I have to record vocals. Really, the mic is awesome for its size and price point and I love the fact it has three different settings (cardioid, omni, -10dB); I also purchased a pop filter to avoid those plosive bees and pees when using the -10 setting. I have done several sound tests and the vocals sound like they were recorded in a studio. Considering it's small size and supplied carry case it's a perfect portable recording solution. Although the pop filter is big (6 inches) it actually doubled as a handy mic stand right out of the package though clearly reduces the portability factor. As others have said, you have to pay attention to your settings and ensure that the Go Mic is set as your input device when you're recording... this took me a little while to figure out in FL Studio but I got there in the end.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              Compact and cool!

                              By Koothrapallli

                              from Foster city ca

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                                I have been recording for a few years as a hobbyist and I am really impressed by the capabilities of this microphone. I find it great for carrying around due to its tiny size. It's also great for recording my violin sounds and works almost as good a pickup.
                                One downside is the soft popping sounds heard when put in omni directional pickup mode. But otherwise it seems to be a great product!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Perfect tool for dictations

                                By 3-D Dave Brown

                                from Detroit Michigan

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Fast
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Anywhere
                                  • Home or Business
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                                  I will admit I am not the best typer. But with this Go Mic, and almost every dictation program out there, drafting and writing is now so simple. It only took me 5 seconds to write this review. So if you have to do audio recordings, or draft literature this product will make your day so much easier. A very vital tool for me

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  4.0

                                  Good Product, suggested to friend

                                  By kadakias

                                  from USA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Anywhere

                                    Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                                    This mic was used to record music for my son smart music assignment and it works fine, it only problem, they dont suppy good quality USB cable, so some time it works and some time it take time to detect, overall good mic at this price.Suggestion: to include very good quality USB cable

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Best purchase of 2012

                                    By sleepinin

                                    from Boston, MA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Samson Go Mic - USB Microphone for Mac and PC Computers (Silver):

                                    I have been using this daily for about a month now. My boss works in a different city and has no idea that I am doing all of my conference calls from home on skype. Very high quality fit and finish and call quality is same as a real phone.

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