Samson Technologies ( has released the Q2U
Recording Pack with HP20 headphones. Samson designed the Q2U as a
high-quality microphone to meet all live sound and digital audio
recording needs, according to marketing director Mark Wilder.

A dynamic handheld microphone, the Q2U features both an XLR output
and a USB I/O allowing it to be plugged directly into a live sound
console or any computer with a USB input. Musicians can take the Q2U
to a gig for a live performance then take it home to record some new
ideas right to their computer. The microphone’s on/off switch
controls the XLR output, allowing anyone to perform in a live setting
and record to a nearby computer or laptop simultaneously.

The Q2U also features a built-in 3.5mm stereo headphone jack output
with volume control for no-latency monitoring during recording. Plus,
a cardioid pickup pattern and a high-quality A/D converter with a
16-bit, 48kHz sampling rate ensure the sound reproduction in both
live and recording applications is clear, detailed and accurate, says

Available at major retailers and pro audio dealers for US$89, the Q2U
includes USB and XLR cables, a mic clip, desktop stand, HP20
Headphones and Cakewalk Music Creator.