Getting ready to do some talking? Going live with your video game stream or starting up your podcast? Wish you could improve that audio system you're using? Never underestimate how valuable audio is for a content creator. Grab the Samson Q2U microphone podcasting pack on sale for $59.99 at Amazon. Back before the global pandemic killed supply lines and forced price jumps on tech, the Q2U going for $60 might not have seemed like a great deal. It has been going for $70 or more for much of the last year, though, and the only other time we've seen it drop this low was last November. If you're looking for a great microphone at a good price, this is the deal for you.

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Samson Q2U USB/XLR dynamic microphone pack

The bundle includes a mic clip, desktop stand, windscreen for the mic, and the cables you need. The Q2U dynamic mic can hook up via USB for digital output and plug-and-play use or XLR if you want to hook up to a mixer or audio interface.

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First of all, the Q2U is a dynamic microphone. That's important because you might be used to mics like the Blue Yeti that are condenser microphones. These mics are used in different ways, but the main consideration is that a dynamic mic is great for capturing loud sounds. They are usually cheaper, don't require external power, and are often quite durable. You'll find if you're switching to this mic from a condenser mic that you'll have to talk louder onaverage, but it will also be much better at capturing your voice, just your voice, and none of the ambient sounds like your keyboard. Positioning is a lot more important for a condenser mic to avoid those noises. I personally use and prefer a dynamic mic for content creation.

The Q2U is also a plug-and-play mic. You can easily just plug it into a USB port and get going with whatever you want to record. You won't need special drivers or any software beyond the audio software you plan to use for recording. Just connect and go and get your work done.

If you want to go a more advanced route, you can thanks to the separate XLR connection. The XLR plug gives you the option to connect this mic to a mixer, audio interface, or portable PA system. For more advanced audio control, including syncing with an instrument or adjustable gain, you can use the XLR connection.

Either way, this pack includes a mic clip and a desktop stand so you can find multiple ways to set it up, whether you're using it with your desktop PC or a laptop on the go. It also comes with a basic set of cables you need.

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