Reviews and Problems with Blue Microphones Snowball Plug & Play USB Microphone
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Sometimes it won't play with my computer
Jef Free, buydig.com
5 December 2012
Summary: My computer has a lot of trouble finding this mike after it is plugged in. Sometimes it shows right up and engages, other times it will not show up anywhere. Also, i'm a bit disappointed with the size. I bought it on-line so i had no idea how big it was. I was picturing something a lot smaller. Otherwise, when it works it seems to work fine, though i haven't had much time with it yet.
Excellent for Simple Recording, Sound Quality Lacking Though
Vaughan J, Apple Store
15 October 2005
Summary: I purchased this microphone in order to have a simple plug-in-and-play device for recording vocals in GarageBand. The mic works as advertised, but I found myself a bit disappointed in the sound quality. I know for $150 you cannot expect a great microphone, but this mic is from B.L.U.E., which is a world-renowned microphone and pro audio company that got its start restoring vintage Neumanns and Telefunkens.
Summary: We got an iMac in November 2013 and it doesn't work with this excellent microphone. Actually, it doesn't work with any USB microphone. Apple have a huge hardware and/or software flaw on their hands and don't seem to be doing anything about it. Using a USB hub almost entirely aleviates the problem, but every once in a while it still reoccurs and as a result, completely removes all sense of security when using this microphone on the iMac. The problem?