Samson SE50 (Beige) Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 12 customer reviews
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from Maceo, KY
May 15, 2013Music Background:
Samson se50very happy with our SE50. Love the way it fits on your ear without having to attach to the other side.. Great sound.
John C. Baker
from Princeton, NJ
April 19, 2013Music Background:
A Great Solution At Low CostAs a classical recording engineer, I had never before received a request for an over-ear mic, but two months ago a world premiere performance required this type of mic for a vocalist with a symphonic wind ensemble. The vocalist was required to move around the stage, hence the need for a wireless, and specifically NOT a handheld. My Sweetwater rep stated this is the mic they use for over-ear application at Sweetwater's headquarters, and with that recommendation I ordered it. It worked exactly as needed, sounded wonderful, and met the composer's demands flawlessly for both looks and sound. The fact that it has every adapter imagineable for virtually all brands of wireless body-packs has already led to another use for the mic in the last two weeks.
from Clanton, Al USA
December 18, 2012Music Background:
25 year live sound tech. Southern Gospel Quartet Bass Singer.
Great Head MicGreat head mic from Samson. Love that it fits on just one ear. It is light and comfortable. I wasn't sure how stable it would be on just one ear but it works great. I use this mic with shure and sennheiser packs so I love the adapters that come with this mic. I ran six of these mics in our children's CHRISTmas play and they were great. This mic fits my 9 year old daughter as well as my pastor. Sounds Great. It is sensitive so watch your EQ's.
from United States
March 5, 2012Music Background:
Worship Leader, Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician
Great ValueI am amazed that Samson can make this product that is not only comparable in quality with other mics starting at $100 more, but is so versatile that it will last through any and all of my wireless base unit upgrades. My pastor loves that the mic stays put once he has put it on. Also, it sounds great with or without the wind screen if you position it right to keep it out of the wearer's line of breath. Good job, Samson, I'm impressed.
from Panama City, FL
September 13, 2011Music Background:
Love it!Great piece of equipment and great service/sales department.
This headset let's me move as much as I need.
from Sydney, Australia
July 15, 2012Music Background:
Over 40 years as a Sound Supervisor/Audio Director, mostly live and on location.
Wonderfully ForgettableThe wearers forget they're wearing them, ...the audience forgets that there are microphones involved ...and you'll soon forget what they cost.
Although all the other head-worn omni's I've used over the years have been significantly more expensive, NONE have survived equivalent usages as unscarred as the eight Samson SE-50's I've been using since they arrived from Sweetwater over six months ago...
Which would be irrelevant if they didn't sound any good. They do.
I've found them to sound nothing short of superb and would unhesitatingly recommend them for any SPOKEN WORD application.
In my experience, spending from a third more to twice as much will indeed get you a head-worn omni that will also handle the very loudest of percussive and/or sung bass transients without distortion, whereas the SE50's diaphragms won't.
(That's why I've deducted half a star.)
However, parting with that extra cash will also get you some headworn omni's that
a) Are nowhere near as comfortable,
b) Don't fit and stay in place nearly as well,
c) Won't as readily shrug off moisture and
d) Don't arrive "ready to plug into" nearly all belt-pack transmitters.
The Samson SE50 is also unique in that its "bowstring-style" behind one ear D-mount can both be stretched and moved around its armature to accommodate all shapes, sizes and acrobatics, with total freedom from the comfort and styling issues that attend other headworn systems.
In addition, the mic's boom will survive repeated bending and straightening, ...even to the extent of an "S-bend" shortening for youngsters.
One little "tip": ...A very carefully applied drop or two of clear silicone sealant (from the end of a toothpick or similar) onto the side of the miniature mic's capsule is a very effective way of retaining the tiny foam windgag.
That silicone "goo" is easy to scrape off and re-apply when replacement is eventually needed.
Although Samson (again, uniquely) includes spares and replacements are fairly cheap, I routinely do this to avoid the accidental mid-show loss of a "popper-stopper".
Once again, set and forget.
Which leaves but one quandary...
Can a mic (or anything else) be memorably forgettable?
from Newark DE
December 13, 2011
Samson SE 50The Samson SE50 headset microphone has made a tremendous impact on our church services. Crisp, clear sound has amazed people. We have had hard of hearing people telling us that it is the first time in years that they have been able to follow the whole mass! Wonderful product....
from Poteau, OK
November 8, 2011Music Background:
Full Time Worship Pastor
Can't beat for the money!This is a contender for the far more expensive countryman. Our pastor prefer's it over the countryman and we have both. We have had more issues with cableing for the countryman than we have had with the Samson.
from OK, USA
October 10, 2011Music Background:
Great ProductWe have been through three countryman to one Samson. The sound is awesome and they are a more sturdy than the countryman. I am the Worship Pastor for our church and highly recommend this product.
from Salem IL
June 10, 2011Music Background:
Praise and Worship Leader and southern gospel music singer.
A Shure thing this Sampson.This microphone was recomended to me by salesman Matt Adams, who has always done a great job of taking care of me. I have always be a big fan of Shure microphones. They, mainly SM 58s and their cordless versions, have always done the job so why stray away?. I wanted the best bang for the buck so to speak. I am a praise and worship leader who works the same as lots of others in my shoes...on a shoestring budget. Never figured that out. Anyway, that was what I asked for and what I got in the form of the Samson SE50 condenser mic for allowing me to be mobile and versatile at the keyboards. The sound is absolutely marvelous. I am being heard like never before. In fact, last week, I whispered something to a guitar player and everyone on stage heard what we said. I have nothing to say that is negative about this microphone.
from Bellingham, Wa
August 2, 2011Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
Great DealGreat clarity, very hot mic. A very snug fit and very easy to use on guest speakers. Great for drama departments where there is lots of movement.
from Los Angeles, Ca
May 23, 2012Music Background:
Pro producer, DJ, vocalist
Not quite as good sounding as Countryman but...Great for dictation while maybe not the best choice for singers. Still, if you can't afford the Countryman, this is a good second choice. The ear piece is designed for adults so if you want to put these on children (like for school plays) you had best have some surgical tape handy to tape the mic down to the cheek. For public speaking or aerobics instuctors, this is a great mic choice.