I always read reviews before making a tech purchase. So many people were clamoring how easy it was to use this Blue Snowball microphone in conjunction with their gaming needs that I decided to go against what I really wanted, which was the Turtle Beach Microphone that is now available.
The Blue Snowball is extremely easy to use. It doesn't even come with software to install. The booklet said that it was plug and play with any PC/MAC. I have a Mac, so I connected it and it automatically appeared in the following software by name: Elgato Video Recorder/Editor, Garage Band, Final Cut Pro X, and iMovie. I haven't plugged it into my PC, but I assume it should work just as well.
The microphone has 1 switch on the back with three options. Option 1 is recommended for game-play/podcast recordings. Option 2 is best suited for musical needs. Option three is best suited for outdoor recordings. I had a concert to go to the day after I received the mic. I took my Mac book and recorded the concert (it was a high school choir in an auditorium). The sounds quality was impressive. My wife (choir director) said she had never heard her choir sound like that.
For voiceovers on my video gameplays, I can provide you a link to a video I uploaded that showcases how the mic sounds with my voice.
Judge for yourself. Using the ELGATO software, as I hit record, it automatically records my voice over the gameplay so that I don't have to sync the video with the audio later. It's seamless, easy, and sounds great. I now look forward to recording with the microphone because it has eliminated a time-consuming task of having to sync the audio with the video. Definitely worth the investment. I'm sure there are better microphones out there, but none will be as easy to use as this Blue Snowball microphone. There aren't many options to highly customize the mic, the booklet itself even says that if you want a mic that you can custom modify, to look elsewhere because this mic was meant for people who just want something that works out of the box. In that sense, the goal is over-accomplished.