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Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

BH #SAQ9U • MFR #Q9U
Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone
Key Features
  • For Podcasting & Live Streaming
  • USB-C for Computers, XLR for Analog
  • Built-In Pop Filter & Shockmount
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack for Monitoring
If you're a podcaster looking for professional end-address microphone that will work with both USB and traditional analog setups, look no farther than the Samson Q9U, a microphone with USB-C and XLR outputs to bolster its versatility. Use this mic for your own solo podcasts, and take it with you whenever you're doing an interview or a panel.
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Samson Q9U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
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  • 4
  • 5
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  • 7Pro-Grade Capsule
  • 8For Your Setup, Whatever It Is
  • 9Useful Appointments
  • 10Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
  • 11Built-In Monitoring
  • 12Useful Controls
  • 13Professional Audio Capture
  • 14Driverless Setup
By B&H Photo's
If you're a podcaster looking for professional end-address microphone that will work with both USB and traditional analog setups, look no farther than the Samson Q9U, a microphone with USB-C and XLR outputs to bolster its versatility. Use this mic for your own solo podcasts, and take it with you whenever you're doing an interview or a panel.
Either way, you'll appreciate the built-in shockmount that keeps the mic free from handling noise. You'll also be sure to value the integrated pop filter that fights against p-pops and plosives as well as the on-board tonal controls for tailoring the mic to your particular voice. A USB cable is included so you can get up and working right away. A foam windscreen is also included to reinforce the integrated windscreen.
This microphone is part of the B&H Virtual Mic Locker, an online tool to help our valued customers determine the sonic differences between popular microphones for podcasting and voice over work. Each microphone was recorded using a Grace Design M103 preamp into a Presonus Quantum 2626 interface.
Pro-Grade Capsule
The dynamic capsule with neodymium magnet provides plenty of output to work with any mixer or audio interface without the need for any external gain devices. A wide frequency response and large dynamic range capture the nuance and natural sound of speech and music performances. An advanced humbucking coil reduces the pickup of electromagnetic (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI) as well as hum from other equipment.
For Your Setup, Whatever It Is
With its XLR and USB-C outputs, the mic will work with mac and windows computers over USB, or with any audio interface, mixer, or preamp. Anywhere you need to use a broadcast-style, end-address microphone, you can.
Useful Appointments
The Q9U has a built-in dual-layer windscreen to filter out plosives and p-pops, so you won't get any distortion when you say words like "plosives" or "p-pops." The mic also comes with an integrated mounting system that keeps your audio unperturbed by unwanted handling noise.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic. Depending on your particular room, you may still need a little room treatment, or some noise-reduction software, to address issues such as your computer's hum or your air conditioner, but the chances of that are markedly lower with a cardioid polar pattern.
Built-In Monitoring
Use the built-in 3.5mm jack to monitor audio straight from the mic over your headphones.
Useful Controls
With low-cut and mid-presence controls, the Q9U can filter out rumble and give your voice the midrange bump it needs to stand out. A mute button will handily silence both the USB and the XLR outputs.
Professional Audio Capture
This USB mic boasts a 96 kHz/24-bit converter, one made by one of the best hardware DSP companies in the business. You'll be able to record audio with the same specifications of a professional recording studio.
Driverless Setup
The Q9U requires absolutely no drivers to run out of the box. Just plug it in to your computer and you should be good to go.

Samson Q9U Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Mic Mute
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
140 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C (on Mic)
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Broadcast, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
Yes
Tone Adjustment
Mid Boost
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Mic Mute
Performance
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
140 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-57 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
-16 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C (on Mic)
Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length
6.6' / 2 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
24-Bit
Sample Rate
96 kHz
OS Compatibility
Windows

macOS
Power
Bus Power
USB
Operating Current Consumption
170 mA
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting
Mounting Thread (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Dimensions
ø: 2.4H: 7" / ø: 61H: 177.8 mm
Weight
2.13 lb / 0.97 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.9 x 5.9 x 5.1"

Samson Q9U Reviews

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Could I connect this to a DSLR for audio input on ...

Could I connect this to a DSLR for audio input on the camera?
Asked by: Shravan
I would consider using an XLR camera audio adapter, such as the Marantz Professional PMD-602A 2-Channel DSLR Audio Interface, BH #MAPMD602A for a dynamic mic, such as the Samson Q9U to be connected to a DSLR camera.. The Marantz unit will give you gain control and let you send the mic to the camera in stereo or mono. Two mic's can be connected to the Marantz PMD-602A, and a 3.5mm mic-level output cable is included.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-01-27

What is the Sensitivity of this microphone?

What is the Sensitivity of this microphone?
Asked by: Steven
At this time, the sensitivity of the mic is unspecified by the manufacturer.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-06-11

Does the zero-latency monitoring mix with ...

Does the zero-latency monitoring mix with computer audio when the mic is connected via USB? That is, is it possible to set it so that you hear both the mic output and the computer output at the same time?
Asked by: Andrew
The zero-latency monitoring aspect of the Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone refers to a direct monitor of the microphone and does not provide the ability to mix in audio being recorded to the computer.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-12-22

Will any windscreen work with this?

Will any windscreen work with this?
Asked by: Henry
Hello, Thank you for contacting Samson Technologies. While this unit does come with an included windscreen, any similarly shaped broadcasting microphone windscreen should work for you! If you have any other questions or inquiries, please let me know at any time. Best Regards, James
Answered by: Samson Product Specialist
Date published: 2020-05-28

What USB cable or cables will come with this ...

What USB cable or cables will come with this microphone?
Asked by: Matthew
A USB-C to USB-A cable is included.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-01-28

What is the frequency range of this microphone?

What is the frequency range of this microphone?
Asked by: Razmuz
Hello, Thank you for contacting Samson Technologies. The frequency range on this microphone is 50Hz to 20kHZ. If you have any other questions or inquiries, please let me know at any time. Best Regards, James (Product Specialist)
Answered by: Samson Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-12-30

What are the dimensions of the microphone itself?

What are the dimensions of the microphone itself?
Asked by: Chris
7" x 2.4"
Answered by: Gabe
Date published: 2021-12-30

What It's Due Date Out On The Market ?

What It's Due Date Out On The Market ?
Asked by: Tyrone
So, supposedly, end of February is the newest of the new newest dates to be suggested to me by Samson after finally getting back to me 20 days after I emailed them for a different date from the Mid-Late January I posted in December.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2021-03-07
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