Which Mic is Best? Battle of the USB/XLR Combo Mics (Under $100) for Podcasting & Live Streaming

Which microphone sounds better and comes at the best price? In this video, I'll be putting the Samson Q2U, the Audiotechnica ATR-2100 and the ATR-2100x USB / XLR microphones to the test!

Computer and iPad tests, plus regular distance voice checks, background noise tests, both USB and XLR tests – let's see which one makes the most sense for podcasting and live streaming. Which one would you prefer?

Links to mics below (please note, these are affiliate links I earn a commission from Amazon from):

Samson Q2U:

Audiotechnica ATR-2100X:

Audiotechnica ATR-2100 (discontinued):

How to record more than one USB mic into a computer:

The podcasting kit I recommend:

A previous video about comparisons between the ATR-2100X and ATR-2100:

Any other mics you'd like me to review? Let me know in the chat below!

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    4 Responses to Which Mic is Best? Battle of the USB/XLR Combo Mics (Under $100) for Podcasting & Live Streaming

    1. Think & Grow March 16, 2020 at 10:17 pm #

      Wow! Amazing.

    2. Randy Kendrick March 16, 2020 at 10:22 pm #

      Too bad the 2100x has such a crappy stand.

    3. Chris Gorges March 16, 2020 at 10:22 pm #

      Awesome, this is a great comparison!

    4. JonDavisTV March 16, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

      I’m impressed with the Samsung.

      I was surprised that it seemed to have more volume than the original 2100.

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