In our University musical theatre, we use mostly Countryman E6's and are pretty happy with them.
Trying to save money, I picked up a Samson SE10. Been pretty content with the performance. Same review as the other inexpensive countryman style mics: Could be better on the high end, but a pretty good mic in spite of that. I would definitely rate its physical characteristics high. It it as stiff, yet flexible as an E6, but beats an E6 in mounting to the ear. The little plastic nub on the back fits really well under an earlobe and the rubber band really keeps it on the ear. No tape necessary for this one.
Definitely different than an E6, but for who our audience is (college students and retirees), you'll hear no gripes from me.
Here are the 3 questions that are keeping me up at night:
Are the Samson SE10 and the OSP HS-09 the same mic?
They look EXACTLY the same physically. If they are, then the Samson is actually cheaper at $99 vs $169 for the OSP.
There are 2 Samson earset models, the SE10 and the SE50, the SE50 comes in at $199, but I can't seem to find any comparison show any differences.
How would the SE10 compare to the MM-PSM in frequency response and physicality?
I've read so many threads talking about these mics, but have not seen much comparison with the Samsons.
Can you all speak to this?
U of Tampa