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Blueair - Snowball iCE USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 256 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I am very Happy with this

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    Xman0824
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    This mic has been out a long time and for the price its still one of the best Usb plug and play mics out there. I use it for my Ps4 Pro Streaming sessions and also to do voice overs for my videos on my phone. The only unfortunate thing is I can tell if I am being to loud or anything until after and I review my video. On my streams I have to check on another device and check out my stream and see what it sounds like. But besides that awesome purchase especially for price. You can check my videos and see what you think. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBF0yQzSh4hKaWOTEugVow?view_as=subscriber

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your time

    Posted
    TheSlushFund

    I bought this thinking it would be a nice little investment to increase the sound quality on my YouTube videos but boy was I wrong. This mic picks up a ridiculous amount of noise. Yes you can hear your voice loud and clear, but the recordings sound like you set up your mic in an ascending airplane. I paired this mic with an elgato for recording Xbox videos and for somebody reason the audio is extremely sped up when merged with the video making the audio totally unusable. I bought a mic off of amazon for half the price, and it came with a professional mic stand, so you can’t beat that value. If those reasons aren’t enough to convince you to save your time and money, the design should because this mic is not pretty at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Weird Microphone

    Posted
    YouTubeGlitch

    I used this microphone for a class last year and it worked decently. Later on, I returned it because I didn't need it anymore until now. I have decided to get another one to use it to record YouTube videos. When I purchased another microphone, I immediately tried to use it. As soon as I plugged it in, the microphone made a weird noise and smoke started coming out of it. I brought the mic outside, so the smoke won't spread throughout the house. I tried to connect it again and this time no smoke came out, but when I tried to use my new mic, it won't appear in my settings. This outcome was quite obvious and maybe the store itself is not good at taking care of their products, but the employees are really nice, so I raised the rating by one star.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I needed a USB microphone, and this works.

    Posted
    Krazyredboy
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    It's as simple as this: I needed an easy to setup, simple to use, and effective microphone. As this won't be used for much beyond podcast recordings and online streaming, the quality factor is not a necessity for me. As is, the quality is decent, but I would not begin to rank them with my good recording microphones. It does tend to pick up a bit more room noise than I would prefer, but I don't think that will really hinder its use. So far, it works, and that is what counts. It was easy to setup and did not require any special software, which was a good surprise. Windows 10 was able to accept it and use it, right away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mic for Podcasting Beginners

    Posted
    withoutbren
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    Picked up three of these powerful little mics and they work amazing! The voice quality isn’t as good as the Yeti, but that’s a given, you get what you pay for but Blue didn’t shortcut on the quality of these mics. If you’re looking for an affordable mic to start podcasting or transcribing, get a Snowball. You won’t regret it!! Unless you’re trying to use multiple Snowballs on a Mac, apparently the mics have to be configured by Blue to be recognized as unique devices (and yes that means you have to send them into to Blue in order for them to fix the issue) that’s the only con.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    You Get What You Pay For!

    Posted
    DaggerDekeTechReviews
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    Yikes, I got this to work for a couple of uses and now after a while of simply just taking a small break with it and trying to use it again. It simply doesn't work at all. The thing is a hunk of junk and definitely acted as if I paid $45 bucks for it. When it did work, the quality was bad at BEST. Definitely will not be buying this brand ever again, will look to spend a little bit more money on a better product. STAY AWAY if you don't like wasting money!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had more chances to use it

    Posted
    savvyshopper
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    The last time I was on a podcast, I asked the engineer to do a sound check. First I just used my headset with the built in mic, and he said, "Oh you sound great", so he didn't let me check with this mic. When I listened back I sound like I'm calling in over a bad phone. I'm very disappointed knowing I had this all set up and ready to use. I got to use it on one podcast and it sounds much better. I love the old fashioned look of it, too. Very cool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic acceptable-good quality desktop mic

    Posted
    editor
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    Sure, I love $1000 Neumanns, and love the sound of great VO microphones in the $200 range, but this mic is super-cheap and is perfectly acceptable for VO and basic singing and should be on everybody's editing desktop if they don't already have a VO mic. With EQ and compression, it sounds perfectly broadcast quality. I don't think I'd want to record a singer belting 90 db into it, but the audio holds up well with basic dynamics of voice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price

    Posted
    Emily
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    I use this mic for Twitch streaming. It is easy to set up and easy to use, however, it does disconnect randomly and that can be problematic. According to other reviews, this is a common problem with the micro usb cord it comes with, so it should be an easy replacement. I just wish it was not a problem at all. Still, the sound quality is great and for the price, you cannot go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    it solved my computer recording sound problems

    Posted
    hosshoss777
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    it delivers that right balance to the computer sound card thing that gives your replay presence. This was the best price for a USB mic, the others had more features that frankly I didn't need so why buy them, the guts are the same. This for what it is, if you know how to use it, is as good as any. Love this, it's a game changer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it!!!!

    Posted
    CDawg
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    I purchased a snowball microphone for my computer with the intent of getting extra support in typing research papers since I started as a Doctoral student. To my surprise, the purchase turns out to be the most exciting purchase from Best Buy. The seamless operation and integration with my laptop is impeccable. I recommend to anyone looking for a similar experience to pick one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for beginners

    Posted
    Bones
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    I bought this for streaming on Twitch and quickly realized this wouldn't be adequate for long term streaming purposes. I returned it 3 days later and purchased a better Yeticaster setup. I would recommend this to a beginner streamer or someone starting out podcasting. I wouldn't recommend this to an experienced podcaster/streamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mic for a great price

    Posted
    Scottatfe
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    I use this mic for my twitch stream, and podcast and it works great. I did and would suggest buying a stand and pop filter to help, but for the price this is a great plug in and go mic. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it doesn’t have its own gain control that you might find find on the higher priced mics by the same company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Babykitty02
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    Great product. Is very simple to set up and sounds great. seems to be durable for being plastic threading. The one downside i can see is I have a older desk and when i tap any part of it it makes a small creak, but when the mic is on the desk it is load as can be, so the legs do not do much for insulation. But other than that, it is a great product and i would recommend people to buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay, unless your training online!

    Posted
    CoachBobbie
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    Not a bad mic for day to day business; UNLESS, you do LIVE webinar training and then it is not as good a quality as needed. It will do for now, but I will be purchasing a new Yeti Blue very soon. Going to wear out my Best Buy card! I wouldn't recommend it for professionals, but day to day use it is fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sound Quality was OK

    Posted
    Chanel
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    This microphone wasn't anything special to be honest. Didn't hate it, didn't love it. I use it to record a podcast and I actually found that my apple head phones isolated the sound better than this. Which meant my voice was clearer for recording. I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality for price

    Posted
    CPSuper
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    This mic does a decent job especially for the price. We are using it for a podcast and getting pretty good audio quality from it. Only downfall is background noise. This will pick up background noise even from far away. So make sure you can use this in booth or in quiet place

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great introductory mic

    Posted
    Daniel
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    I came across the Snowball in my search for a good introductory condenser mic, and I'm pleased. Via USB it works with my software as a native audio recording. Because it's omnidirectional, for a little clearer sound, I would suggest putting foam or fabric directly behind the mic if you need only directional input.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good starting mic

    Posted
    Quin
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    This mic is good for the beginning streamer that may not have a lot of money for start up. However, this mic makes the user sound much quieter than intended in-game use. It is much easier to use than a laptop built in mic. I would say it is an ok 3/5 tool

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mic For Podcasting

    Posted
    Ozzie
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    The mic is great if you are up close to it and even better with its accessories BUT If you are arms length away from it... you sound really far away, you HAVE to be close to it. Overall Its a nice product. I won't recommend, I'm sure spending a bit more can give you a better mic and you won't regret it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend