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Blue Microphones Snowball Plug & Play USB Microphone
9.4 out of 10

Blue Microphones Snowball Plug & Play USB Microphone

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Overall 8
8.0

Great quality Microphone

Eduard L., Newegg
2 March 2015
  • Summary: The microphone itself is a great product. The quality is great for the price that it is worth. Great for people who are just beginning to dabble in things like music production, gaming (recording), Streaming... and the list goes on.
  • Pros: Decent quality Microphone. Great Price
  • Cons: The Microphone stand is a bit wobbly already.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better quality

Joseph T., Newegg
25 June 2014
  • Summary: It has a pilot light on it, but it didn't bother me. I'd like to know if a mic is potentially "live." Works with Windows Recorder, Skype, and VoiceMeeter. I have no regrets for this purchase.
  • Pros: The sound quality just on my voice was much better than on the cheap (e.g. $10) microphones I'd been using. I did not need to get right up on it either. For podcasting and similar uses, it is very fit for purpose. Plug and Play on Windows 7. The stand feels sturdy, and it is a good weight, so it won't fall over or slide around.
  • Cons: Huge; about the size of a softball. Has proprietary threading; i.e. you couldn't mount this on a standard tripod without finagling an adapter.
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it

jeremy b., Newegg
17 May 2014
  • Summary: I should have made the next step up, but I am very happy with this purchase, recorded hours and hours with this mic and I see no problems with it yet.
  • Pros: Great quality for the price, not the best, but in its price range, its pretty good. It picks up my voice pretty well from 2-3 feet away.
  • Cons: Its a little bit big, but if that is what it takes to get the nice quality out of it, then so be it. Mic itself is about the size of a softball, stand is about 6 inches tall. Its not wireless, and the massived sized (diameter) cord is a little bulky but still plenty flexible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mic for the money

Eric C., Newegg
13 March 2014
  • Summary: The stand is a little silly looking and picks up all lower frequencies (good luck typing while recording), but with the Blue Ringer Shockmount and a stand it makes for a great addition. keep in mind, its the size of a large orange, so if size is an issue, might want to go with something smaller.
  • Pros: Crystal clear sound, no set up, multiple settings to optimize sound capture.
  • Cons: Doesn't shoot lasers
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price!

William K., Newegg
22 January 2014
  • Summary: This isn't a con, Because the mic itself is a good quality but the stand as stated elsewhere is cheap. HOWEVER it works FINE! Overall if the price is right it's a great mic to have.
  • Pros: Sounds fairly well for the price, Easy to plug and play. Looks pretty neat too! Long USB cord.
  • Cons: Doesn't block out as much background noise as I had hoped but still does great! The Red light when plugged in (even if computer is off) stays on and is bright. Very annoying.
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Overall 8
8.0

Loving It !!

RYAN F., Newegg
6 November 2013
  • Summary: it was a lot larger than i was expecting but that is not a bad thing
  • Pros: this thing picks up sound very well but filter outs all the background noise great. i just got it and did a test run with it next to my noisy computer with out even thinking about it and it came out great!
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Great inexpensive mic.

Adorama
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I use it for voiceover for wildlife videos we make and it works perfectly well for that.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Great Price
  • Cons: Bulky/Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

User Friendly

A Knight of Columbus, Adorama
26 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I have used this mic to record voice audio which was then broadcast onto an internet radio station. Quick set up, download whatever preferred editing/recording program you like to use on your computer and it's ready to go. Works best in an environment without a lot of background noise.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Blue Microphones Snowball Black USB Microphone Kit

zformation, Overstock
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Mackenzie F., Newegg
10 November 2011
  • Summary: For the price, its a great microphone, but if you bought it with the intention of having a microphone thats able to pick up your voice clearly from more then 2-3 inches away and not pick up a lot of background noise, then this microphone is not for you. I'd suggest picking up an MXL for a few bucks more.
  • Pros: -Decent Audio Quality -Easy Setup -Good entry level mic
  • Cons: - Big, if you don't have a big desk you'll find yourself disconnecting it all the time to get it out of the way. -Picks up quite a bit of ambient noise, if you have a loud environment then this mic will not be for you, while its much better then your run of the mill microphone, its not what you'd expect -Quiet compared to some other USB Stuido quality microphones at a distance
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