Sometimes you gotta splurge a bit on your audio equipment – especially if you plan on producing some good audio here and there. When it comes to us here in The Technoclast, we pride ourselves in the quality of our audio and video that we put out – as evidenced by our dedication to our HD videos and unboxings at our YouTube channel. Recently though, we’ve also decided to upgrade our dedicated production microphone to a little bit more enthusiast quality. (Which you’ll be able to experience in our future videos.) Hence our purchase of the Samsung Meteor Mic. It is one of the more higher quality USB condenser microphones out there and admittedly we also picked it up for its rather dashing 60’s chrome design. Who could resist, right? Anyway, get a load of what it can do in our unboxing video below!
So the Samson Meteor Mic is what you would call a semi-pro or enthusiast-level microphone for budding podcasters, musicians, voice over artists, and various other potential uses for high quality audio. Of course, you can still use it for your typical voice chats, video conferencing, video blogging, audio recordings, and the like. A decent-sized 25mm diaphragm (in shotgun / directional / cardioid pickup pattern) delivers flat response over its 20-20kHz frequency band – which you can probably tell is very high quality in our video. As you may have also seen, it has that classic chrome-plated zinc body, handy folding legs (with rubber feet), and the 3.5mm monitoring headphone jack on the back. Unfortunately, it can’t run without USB power so you’ll need a computer/laptop/iPad/tablet/phone to set it up. (Bit of a bummer for people who would like to use it as an interview mic, for example.)
Minor niggles aside, the PHP 3,490 price tag from Channel International Audio Supply didn’t bother us at all. For something that sounds as good as that, (and at the same time looks as good as that,) we’re very happy. So if you’re interested in doing your own music production, podcasts, or other audio related work, consider the Samson Meteor Mic for your needs.