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Blue Snowball Ice

Brand

Blue

Type

Condenser

Connection

USB

Estimated Price

$49.99

Endorsements

18 hosts
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Why buy the Blue Snowball Ice?

Let’s start with the obvious: the Blue Snowball Ice is a thing of beauty. No company blends affordability, functionality, and flair as well as Blue and the Snowball Ice is no exception. If you want a mic that doesn’t cost a fortune but does everything you need it to, go no further than this little beauty. Here are our three reasons to buy it:  
  • Price to performance — Any mic with a price tag under $50 that performs as well as the Snowball Ice deserves a spontaneous standing ovation. If you’re new to podcasting and are thinking about upgrading from your built-in computer mic, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option.
  • USB compatibility — No need to muck around with XLR cables and interfaces. The Snowball Ice has a USB connector that allows you to plug in directly to your laptop or desktop for quick and easy use.
  • Skype certified — The Snowball Ice is Skype certified, which means its configured to work perfectly if you use Skype for podcast interviews or to co-host your show.
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I've been podcasting for close to 9 years, and I've used every type of cheap microphone.... And no amount of countless hours of editing could make it sound decent. Ever since I've bought the Snowball Ice microphone, the sound has been clear, and the editing has been limited. For a low price I can't imagine why I didn't get it when it first came out. It's easy to set up with a USB plug in... Perfect for the beginner or even expert podcaster

Robert Dalton, host of Rouge Radio

Under the hood

  • System requirements: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10; macOS 10.10 or higher
  • Patterns: Cardioid
  • Dimensions: 12.8 in (32.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1. 01 pounds (460 grams)
  • Frequency Response: 40 –18 kHz
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz/16 bit