Are you looking for a low-cost mic to start your singing career?
Item: Samson Q7 Live Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Price: $80 US, £30 UK
At A Glance: Samson’s Q7 is a supercardioid dynamic microphone designed to provide top quality sound reproduction in a variety of live and studio applications, including vocals, guitar cabinets and drums. Despite its low-cost, this mic has been built to be durable, able to handle high SPLs to allow live vocals to be clear no matter how loud you sing. It features a rugged die-cast body and hardened steel grill, along with a multi-axis, shock-mounted capsule for minimizing handling noise.
High Notes: The mic tight pickup pattern is designed to have excellent off-axis rejection enabling it to pick up all the nuances of any vocal performance while reducing feedback and unwanted signals not originating in front of the mic. The Q7 has a frequency response of 80Hz-12kHz that is tailored for live vocals and incorporates a low frequency roll-off to minimize any excessive proximity effects. It comes with a mic stand clip and carry case; however, if this is your first live mic set up, you can get the Q7 in a package with a low-noise mic cable, stand and a gig bag (Q7VP).
Off Pitch: There are better sounding microphones if you are willing to spend more, however there is little to fault considering the price of the Q7.
VoiceCouncil Reviewer Says: The Samson Q7 offers great value for money for singers starting to do their first live shows. Although it is primarily recommended for live vocals; in can also function well on snare drums, guitar cabinets or even brass. On vocals, the Q7 has a clear and forward sound with a slight boost of warmth when you get close to the grill. Whether you are looking for your first live microphone or a low-cost option for backing vocalists, the Samson Q7 is definitely worth trying out.
Manufacturer’s Website: http://www.samsontech.com