Summary: I bought the Snowball with the intention of recording my band (vocals, 2 guitars, bass and drums). We wanted a microphone that could capture everything. The very first position of the mic was perfect. Almost in the middle of the band, waist high. We are a band playing very loud rock and the Snowball just picks up everything! It is absolutely amazing!
Summary: I purchased the Snowball for dictation with 10.8. Previously I had tried speaking to the Internal Mic, using a Bluetooth Headset and using a wired Mic - all fairly useless. The Snowball, however, is amazing. I have placed it a foot away on my desk and it captures my speech almost without error. I've used it to dictate emails, Word documents, and I've even used it to dictate updates in FileMaker. In fact, this review is being dictated using the Snowball.