Summary: This is a great microphone. easy to install plug and play all you have to do is go into your sounds and under recording devices adjust your volume and start recording. i don't use the software it came with as i have a much easier software than the sonar. The mic itself is awesome picks up great has several features it isn't a cheap plastic mic nice and heavy duty I use it to DJ with and its quality is better than the more expensive mics.
Excerpt: Best podcasting equipment in terms of price, ease of use, and quality. You would need a lot of separate equipment and more money to achieve what this USB mic does. If you are thinking of taking it anywhere it could not be easier, you just plug it to any computer via the USB port. For completeness you just need a headphone and a pop filter. <br />In addition Adorama is a great company to do business with. When I first ordered with them I was hesitant.
Summary: Like: Sounds very good. Very handy - no weird plugs, just usb. Haven't used it to full capacity yet though. Dislike: the surface of the grip on the microphone was easy to dirty or scratch. The microphone spider mount seems easy to crack at joints. Bought it for professional quality for amateur price.
Summary: So far I only had good things to say about my condenser mic, it works perfectly, it allows me to adjust settings and remove excess background noise, obtain better voice quality, instrument sound quality. I use my mic to record acoustic and vocals, it come pretty close to pro settings. After looking at mic reviews on different websites, people kept emphasizing how good the Samson was, after listening to some samples I was tempted to purchase one.