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Samson 5Kit Reviews

3.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • Simpson Of A Down
    from Norrisotwn PA February 8, 2010Music Background:
    Basic recording artist

    Great Mics and Value

    My friends won these mics in a contest at a drum competition and he let me use them to record for one of my band's albums. Even when they were run through a low end mixing board they still sounded awesome. The one problem I found is that the clips a plastic and one snapped on me when I went to take it off. But besides that this is a great set of mics for the price.

  • Alles Media Mix
    from August 30, 2011Music Background:
    Producer and musician

    sounds good!!!


  • Diana Rankin
    from Arizona January 8, 2014Music Background:
    my boy friends a drummer.

    Very satisfied with the product i purchased

    The microphones are awesome for the purchase price I paid they do the job. and that's what I need.

  • Jeff
    from Orlando, FL September 28, 2010Music Background:
    Drummer, Audio Engineer

    Not bad

    I got these years ago and I still use them. Mainly use them for just toms now (Qsnare on highest tom, kick mic on lowest tom). They do not sound bad at all. I've recorded a couple albums worth of drums with these and with good placement and good mixing you can get these to sound great. I'd still choose other mics for kick (Audix D6, Beta 52a, etc) but if needed these are good for beginners. It's all about personal taste and I don't mind putting it a little extra work mixing for these. I don't expect any microphone to sound 100% perfect on it's own so why should anyone with these? Even the greatest mics on the greatest voices get EQ'd and compressed some.

  • davetastic
    from Los Angeles, CA January 8, 2009Music Background:
    Indie Producer

    Save your money

    I bought this mic pack and one of the Tom mics was DOA. They sent me a replacement quickly. I think these mics are fine maybe for live applications in a smaller venue, but overall, the sound just isn't that great. I definetly would save money and get a better kit for recording. The bass drum mic doesn't give you any kick and sounds very dull. The other mics have too much bleedover. I've tried different mic placements and still can't get too great of a sound out of them. If you're on a budget and absolutely need some low-end mics, go ahead and get these. But, if you can save some money and get something better, you'll be much happier.

  • Eric Hamilton
    from west palm beach September 1, 2010Music Background:
    recording engineer,pro musician

    Mmm not so much

    Im running logic pro, m-audio 2626 firewire interface, tube preamp, and these samson mics....gotta say, didnt expect much and didnt get much. these mics are very lifeless and dull..kick drum sounded like crap on a well tuned mapex kick...had to use drum replacement....could not be saved...i think your better off getting a better set of mics....just my opinion....eric hamilton, engineer,producer

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