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Samson - Go Mic Portable USB Microphone with Software-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great step up mic for laptop voice recording

    Posted
    TheSig
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    Wanted better audio than the default Lenovo Thinkpad mic. Do a lot of webinars and bought this in particular to record screen walkthrough with voiceover. I like that this is small and portable. Keep in mind I recorded this in a hotel room with AC going on in the background so I couldn't have a really nice mic that picked up everthing. I started using a Samson Bullet and it picked up the fan in the background so back it went. This Go Mic blocked out the fan in the background using the -10db mic setting. I recorded with all 3 different settings and that's the one that worked recording a how to with just screen capture and voice without getting in too much background noise. I use this on the road in less than ideal conditions. I wouldn't use this with anything but simple voice. My home mic for recording voice is an xlr mic with 286 preamp/processor. I rated this 5 stars because it perfectly met my needs of recording a simple voiceover how to video using screen capture sw and not because it's the best mic out there. It works for me because it's not very sensitive at the -10db setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good

    Posted
    MattMc
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    Samson has always been a good audio brand, so I felt secure in purchasing this little guy. Two things surprised me: 1. how small this mic is...it's teeny (about an inch by 3)! 2. the quality. I can say, "Hey, Cortana" or "Alexa" from across the room, and it picks up without a hitch. The ability to contour the sound pattern (cardioid vs supercardioid) is also a plus and a nice add-on for such a budget mic. One thing I didn't care for was how narrow the clip opens. There were only so many places on my monitor (Samsung 32" curved) that I could put it, and those places put the microphone controls in an awkward place...so I ended up using the clip as a mount and put it right next to my monitor. You hardly even notice it, because of its small footprint. All in all, it's a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner mic

    Posted
    Jason
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    My wife originally bought this mic about a year ago to use for a school project that she needed voice over for. We mostly chose this mic for the size and the price, and we didn't need a large professional mic. We recently started a YouTube channel and this mic has come in handy for that as well, much better than the Lenovo mic on the laptop. In the future we will look for a better mic for YouTube, but this works great fort now. I highly recommend this mic for anyone that travels or are just starting out with film, webinars, etc. My one complaint is that I wish it used a micro USB cable as opposed the the mini-b connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Windows 10 Compatible

    Posted
    SkullDaisyGimp
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    After purchasing this microphone, we took it home and plugged it in only to find out it did nothing. No Windows app or system dialog could detect it, other than Device Manager, which returned a Code 43 error that the device "reported it was having problems." We tried updating drivers, UI uninstalling USB drivers and reinstalling everything, rebooting the system, and every other listed step. We even went onto the manufacturer's website to find they don't offer any drivers. The site specifically says "plug and play, no drivers needed!" Maybe this works for someone. That's great. But apparently, it doesn't with either of our Windows 10 computers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good voice quality for Cortana voice control

    Posted
    mharrsch
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    I bought a new Windows 10 workstation that came equipped with Cortana. I wanted a good quality microphone so Cortana would respond appropriately without misinterpreting my voice commands. I liked how small this unit is while providing a strong audio signal. I have had no problems with Cortana understanding me while using this device! The only problem I had was that I could not get the included audio recording software to install properly on Windows 10. However, I prefer to use Audacity (a free program) anyway so I wasn't particularly disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple & Adequate

    Posted
    ShadowFox
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    I bought this to use for game chat on my PC. I had been struggling with various chat related issues trying to use my Turtle Beach Elite 800x Xbox headset on my PC, so I set my headset for sound only and supplement my chat with this mic. I decided on this mic after reading reviews on Amazon from similarly priced mics that Best Buy had in stock and so far so good. My friends say that they can hear me really well, almost too well. I still need to play with some audio settings, but its worth the price of purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good microphone, but......

    Posted
    Rick
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    The Samson microphone works fine for my purposes, but I wouldn't recommend it for podcasting or music recording. I needed a mic for Cortana and Google on my desktop computer and it does the job well. I'd recommend it on that basis only. A couple of negatives: the supplied software (via download) has no documentation I can find and experimentation hasn't made it work ... and the carrying case that comes with the mic is large enough for it and its clip but not for the absolutely necessary USB cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Blue

    Posted
    Brilithos
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    I have a top of the line Microsoft Surface Pro 6. I bought this mic for podcasting and other recording because I have tried two Blue Ice microphones that will not work with my Surface Pro. I plugged this in and it was immediately recognized. It is significantly better than the built in mic. It also has a headphone output so you can listen live without the echo. This is a great little microphone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for travel use

    Posted
    MadMark
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    I bought this mic to use with my Chromebook for travel and meetings we hold for a charity group. It works great, has a switch to change between cardioid, full circle pattern, and a -10db mode for noisy areas. The sound is clear and understandable, if not quite professional quality. It comes in a very small carry case that it folds up into, and has a combination clip/base, that lets you set it on a table, or clip to the top of a laptop lid. Very handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small,unobtrusive, performs great, even looks cool

    Posted
    Geevi
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    Looks good to start and has it's own stand which combines as an attachment clip which you can snap anywhere on the laptop. It is sensitive and multi directional in addition to being able to swivel on the base. It has an on off switch, if needed, as well as independant volume control, A color light signals that it is on and recieving input, It is also a breeze to set up and connects easily with the attached USB cable. An Excellent Value for money,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable mic for your laptop

    Posted
    BuddyBestBuy
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    I create professional development for the faculty of our college. I provide much of that instruction by way of short video clips. Since I work away from my desk much of the time, I needed a microphone that would do a better job than the built in mic on my laptop. The Samson-Go mic has done that job. My voice comes through clear and much of the background noise disappears! It is hard to believe the quality that this mic produces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sensitive Microphone Is Great

    Posted
    QuietMouth
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    The Samson-Go Portable USB Microphone is the best microphone I have ever purchased. Its compact size easily fits in my pants pocket even when the microphone is in its case. This microphone is sensitive; when resting on my desk, if I thump the desk, it will momentarily flash red. Recorded sound has superior quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Compact High Quality Mic

    Posted
    Stach
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    I was looking to improve my audio in meetings without taking up a lot of desk space. This microphone greatly improved my audio (according to others) while being a nice small and compact unit, that also folds up for easy portability. While it doesn't sound as great as the its bigger brother, it is fairly close and MUCH better than my built-in microphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great microphone for the money!

    Posted
    Wlb1
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    I bought this microphone for a class project where I had to record a voice over over a video I created. The microphone had great voice quality and I was clearly understood. The quality was ten times better than my laptop or headphone microphones. The software was a little overwhelimg at first but after a few minutes I had it up anand running and I was able to edit my recording easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Decent quality microphone at a fairly low price.

    Posted
    ReimuHakurei
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    This microphone is definitely better than say, the ones that come in laptops and stuff. When in its' included case, it's very compact, and the clip/stand can be used to let it sit on a solid surface like a desk, or to clip onto a laptop or other thin object, but it doesn't expand enough to clip onto any of my computer monitors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a beginner

    Posted
    HappyCustomer229
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    This microphone was very easy to use and setup. It took a while to find the instructions for how to set up the software due to me misplacing the piece of paper that contains the activation code (included in the box). However, once I found the paper that had the activation code for the software, downloading and installing the software was very easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice USB Mic

    Posted
    Floridamike
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    I'm actually very impressed with this mic. Solid build, great recording sound, nice options on the Mic. Sounds just as good as my $150 mics. It comes with a nice carrying case but does not have room in the case for the USB cable. Why these designers don't think about the full product and always leave the cables out of the equation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super fast to use, easy and always works

    Posted
    FVStrona
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    The go-mic is one of my favorite add-ons for my laptop. Perfect for podcasting and recording. Yet functional and dependable enough for those of us who spend a lot of time on conference calls or teaching online. Super simple to set up and an ease to use. A good buy for a good price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Compact Mic

    Posted
    Mike
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    Needed something for the home office for a week of online classroom training sessions so I didn't have to dial in on my phone all week. Initially went to pick up something more expensive, but this little guy caught my eye. It sounds clear, it doesn't take up much room on my desk, and the setup is quick and simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great small microphone

    Posted
    Medtech
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    This is a well made microphone which easily clips onto where you would like to put it and picks up great sound quality from a comfortable distance. Comes with some included software that is hit or miss but the microphone itself is fantastic for daily normal use like Skype or basic recording

    I would recommend this to a friend