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Microphone Month 5

Samson CS Series Mic Reviews

4.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • John
    from Dayton, IN July 8, 2013Music Background:
    Worship Pastor

    A Lot of Bang for the Buck!

    When I ordered this microphone set I was looking for an affordable and versatile instrument Microphone. There weren't any reviews on this set, so it was kind of a shot in the dark, but for the price, it was worth it! The mics shipped in their own carrying case which is really handy for protecting and transporting, while not in use. The build quality and feel is very good. These feel like much more expensive microphones.

    The sound quality on both capsules is very good. The vocal capsule is warm and natural, and sounds very close to a Shure Beta 58. The instrument capsule works very well as an amp microphone, as it has a high SPL, but it also excels with live instruments. This past weekend at church, we used it to mic an acoustic guitar, and placed about 5" away from the soundhole, the tone was very balanced, and it cut through the mix very nicely.

    Overall I have been very impressed with this microphone set, and am planning to purchase a set to start my own mic collection.

    All in all this is a pretty rugged package that performs and sounds much better than the price would lead you to believe!

  • Jeff
    from Chicago, IL April 8, 2013Music Background:
    Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Songwriter. Live Sound Engineer

    WOW.

    I can't believe there wasn't any reviews on this. It is a 60$ Mic and i'm sure people look past it cause of the brand name but this thing is awesome. I did a Mic Shootout between this, a sm 57, a beta 57 and an e609 and I ended up liking this and the beta 57 the most, actually they weren't too different tone wise. Beta 57's are expensive and now that i know these are pretty close I'm gonna get a few more of these! I havent checked out the vocal mic capsule yet but im sure its awesome!

  • Larry
    from S.E. Texas September 29, 2014Music Background:
    25 years hobbyist guitar and recording.

    Awesome value!

    Get these while you still can. I have noticed the prices dropping lower and lower and many retailers no longer carry it so I am guessing it won't be around too much longer.

    At the current price this is pretty much a steal and it can be had even cheaper if you look around, a lot of open box and demos of this item out there.

    I don't understand how anyone could be unhappy with this mic for the price.

    The best knock-offs of a 57 and 58 I have heard. A little more handling noise and slightly more prone to feedback than the real things but not a lot. Maybe a touch of harshness on the high end, but nothing compared to the average budget mic.

    I bought it mainly for the instrument capsule but lent it to a friend who sings through a Sure SM58 and have played hell trying to get it back from him ever since. And it blew a PG58 out of the water.

    It seems pretty rugged. I worry about the contacts on the handle and the capsules corroding or wearing down with excessive capsule changes but only time will tell.

    I don't think they sound as good as the real things, imitations very rarely ever do, but for the price they sound pretty damned good!

    Highly recommended at the current price.

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