The Samson CControl, my worst purchase ever.
I purchased the C-Control because I wanted a monitor unit with a talkback function built in. The C-control looked like it would give me a professional piece of gear without breaking my bank in the process. When I plugged in the unit and started listening to my sound card through it, everything seemed fine. This product doesn't color or alter the sound at all as far as I can tell, and the unit is very compact and very mobile, but those are the only positives I can say about my experience with this unit. If you want a decent talkback unit, I would advise you not to buy the C-control for several reasons. The first reason is the talkback mic is only active as long as the talkback button is pressed and held. The second is there is no dimm function, so the talkback won't dimm the main outputs. But the final reason is the one that is most crucial. Whenever you use Talkback, you want a clear crisp signal. The first time I held the talkback button in, the unit gave me an intolerably loud and excruciatingly painful buzz for as long as the button was held. It was a buzz so loud I couldn't hear myself through the talkback mic! I at first thought it was a problem with one of my electrical outlets, but finally had to face the fact that I wasted almost two hundred dollars for a cheap product that doesn't deliver. Even though I had to send the unit back to Sweetwater, I now have another unit from a reputable and well-respected company. The unit has an excellent talkback feature, is very compact, and is extremely versital for under $200.00 I learned my lesson the hard way. I will never purchase another Samson product again.