Reviews and Problems with Blue Microphones Snowball Plug & Play USB Microphone
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Blue Microphones Snowball Black USB Microphone Kit
3 October 2012
Summary: I was expecting the headphones to fit comfortably around my ears (like turtle beaches) however they are small and barely cover my whole ear. I have not used nor have use for the ear buds, I own too many pairs already. The pop filter's clamp rests at an angle due to its design, not sure why it was made like that but it isn't bothersome because it has an adjustable stand to be positioned in whatever fancy loop you want it to be.
Summary: I was hung up trying to figure out how to get the microphone to work with Garageband software for Mac. I was about to call to complain when I did a check on the internet and, sure enough, someone else had the same experience and made the same comment about lack of clarity in the "how to" and lamented the fact it took them 10 hours to figure it out.
Pros: Added features, Comfortable, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Quality Microphone
Summary: I'm using it as a high quality recorder for lectures, podcasts, and presentations. The sound quality is good (much better than passive mics). It's easy to use, and it does look pretty cool. The drawback is that it's bulky (I could theoretically use a handheld digital recorder). But it does give very nice sound for podcasts.
Summary: This mic is a great tool for the musician or podcaster looking to do good wuality home studio recording. The sound quality is great and has very little noise. When i first set it up the recording sounded aweful but i realized that it is best to plug it in after you have opened your Garage Band project. For some reason plugging it in before makes for a noisy track and low volume recordings.
Summary: Used the mic today to record a jam session consisting of several guitars, banjo, and vocals in Garageband. The final CD quality is very good. Obviously not a studio quality cd, but good enough to send to friends. I didn't get a stand with mine, and was told by the manufacturer that a stand is not part of the package. Maybe apple store is including one, but I didn't receive one, (it screws on to a standard mic stand), and you have to buy a GOOD USB cable.