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Samson microphones- Which one should I pick?

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Hello

 

I'm going to buy a new microphone, so I can use it to record my voice for my channel.

I was going to buy Samson Go Mic: 

http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/usb-microphones/gomic/

 

I heard many positive reviews of it, being a microphone with very good quality, packed small size and relatively cheap for USB microphone, so I though it might be a good start for me, because my budget is a bit limited. 

 

But when looking for more info about it, I also found out Samson recently (around April) released a new Go Mic Connect microphone, which also look good: 

http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/usb-microphones/gomicconnect/

 

What I'm curious, how is the new one when compared to the good old Go Mic. Thing Is, there isn't much difference between those two in price for which i can buy it, but Go Mic Connect is very close to my budget of 80$. The question is- is Go Mic Connect worth it? Problem is I couldn't find any particular review of it done by someone from my country, or even to find comparison of those two mic in any language. And that's why I'm asking you, what do you think? Should I go for Go Mic Connect, or stick with the old Go Mic? Which is going to perform better?

 

Or maybe just give up on both of those and buy Samson Meteor Mic right away:

http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/usb-microphones/meteormic/

 

It's still fits in my budget, and I heard, that it's a good alternative to Blue Snowball, which for me it's bit to big and bulky to fit on my desk. So another question is, Is this one is Much better than Go Mic or Go Mic Connect? Meteor Mic I slightly cheaper than Go Mic Connect, but more expensive than normal Go Mic. So it all would depend on quality of all three of them. 

 

As I said, general use would be Youtube on my desktop PC (with possibility of using it on my laptop).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

I gave you a price in USD, but It's after conversion from the currency used in my country. 

As I said- Blue Snowball is just too big and bulky for me, and I probably won't consider it. 

 

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It'd be nice if Samson would put more of the technical information about the mics on their site.

As far as not having a direct comparison of the two Go Mics, have you been able to find any reviews of either one that has a decently long sample of the sound? If you can find that for both, just A/B it by pausing one and listening to the other and vice-versa. How it sounds is kind of more important than anything else.

You mentioned space being an issue. Do you possibly have room next to your desk to put a mic stand (or even somewhere you could mount a scissor arm stand on the desk)? That'd open up your possibilities a bit.

How important is it that you get this mic now? The Blue Yeti is slimmer than the Snowball, is pretty good, and is $120-130-ish USD. If that's not too bulky and you can save up just a little more, you might want to consider it.

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It's all goes to the fact, that I'll probably receive some money, so I though I'll use it to improve my channel a bit, so pretty much It might be hard for me to save more money, mainly because I'm also planning to buy a new PC, and maybe ask some friendly artis if he/she would make a vector set of my OC, and I know how much work they put into this, so it's wouldn't be fair for him/her to work for free. 

 

In a nutshell- there's no possibility for me to buy Blue Yeti, so for now I look for something more "budget". Besides, I don't need something that good for now. 

 

As for the room next to my desk- sadly that's an issue too, so no. I barely can fit trust starzz microphone (kinda crappy mini-jack mic so you see why I wan' t to buy something better right away) on my desk. 

 

However, now I think its it even worth buying Go Pro Connect, if I can buy Meteor Mic, which is slightly cheaper? In fact, I'm currently more into Meteor Mic, but you're right about the lack of technical information. It would help me a lot, knowing if and how much better those mics are. 

 

After some debating, Go Mic Connect is pretty much my third pick, simply because do I really need to pay extra cash for that fancy Focused Pattern Technology, IF usually I'm recording when I'm alone in home, with closed windows, and I'm doing some extra editing after recording? Ok, maybe sometimes I am playing with friends, when there are people in my home sitting next to me (PC is in the living room, long story), but pretty much I've been playing with them before using old mini-jack mics, and for them my background was not a big issue.

 

 

EDIT:

 

After watching this randomly found video (thank you recommended) I see, that even more favour should go to Meteor Mic. Go Mic sound ok, but I think Meteor have a better quality, and I don't expect that Go Mic Connect would be much different from normal Go Mic. 

 

And maybe it's just me, but I also cant hear much difference between Blue Yeti and Meteor Mic.

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After some research and debating I've decided to go for Samson Meteor Mic. It provides a pretty good audio quality (some even claim, that it's almost as good as Blue Yeti), it's cheaper and smaller, much more compact, than Blue Snowball. I think it's worth giving it a chance. 

 

With that being  said, moderators, please close/remove/archive this topic. 

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