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Blue Snowball

Brand

Blue

Type

Condenser

Connection

USB

Endorsements

61 hosts
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Why buy the Blue Snowball?

No mic maker makes mics that blend aesthetics, function, and price as flawlessly as Blue, and you’d be a heartless brute not to fall in love with this weird and wonderful piece of recording beauty. Here are our three reasons why you simply can’t go passed the Blue Snowball:
  • Funky design — No one makes a better looking mic than Blue, and the Snowball is undeniably one-of-a-kind. Available in textured white, electric blue, glossy black, chrome, and orange, this mic is so freaking fashionable you’ll have a tough time putting it down at the end of every episode.
  • Versatile polar patterns — The Snowball’s three polar patterns — cardioid, omni, and cardioid with -10DB pad — allows for single-host, multiple-host, and interview-style podcasting formats, which makes it great for hosts to meet all their recording needs in one mic.
  • USB connectivity — The great wonder of a lot of the Blue model mics is that they come with a USB connection, making them a simple fit for your laptop or desktop. If you’re a hobbyist podcaster who has no interest in transforming your basement into a professional-grade recording studio, this minor detail makes the Blue Snowball a perfect fit.
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I’ve been using the Blue Snowball USB microphone for ten years now and not only has the sound quality exceeded my expectations it’s also one of the most durable pieces of equipment I own. The sensitivity of the mic is exceptional as it can pick up even the most nuanced sounds perfect for live audio recording. I’ve been using it not only for my podcast but also for recording live music performance and it has proved time and time again to be a lifesaver. The versatility, resilience, and unbelievable audio clarity make this the perfect microphone for both the amateur as well as the professional podcaster.

Myles Dunhill, host of What's New to Netflix Instant!?

I absolutely love my snowball for both the sound quality, and the ease of use. I know little to nothing about sound engineering so I need something that makes my life easier. With the Snowball, I get exactly that. I just plug it into my laptop and record whatever I need to record. I’ve used it for facebook lives, podcasts, zoom meetings. It requires zero software and no setting up. There are a few toggle options on the mic itself so you can fine tune the sound if you need too.

Celeste Currie, host of T-Break Transformation

I really like recording with the Blue Snowball mic! It’s super user-friendly, with no fiddly switches or settings - just plug it into your computer and go! The mic is very good value for money. Considering it’s one of the less expensive products on the market, the sound quality is very good.

Lindsey Morse, host of Assassinations Podcast

Under the hood

  • System requirements: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10; macOS 10.10 or higher
  • Patterns: Cardioid or Omnidirectional
  • Dimensions: 12.80 in (32.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1.01 pounds (460 grams)
  • Frequency Response: Position 1-3: 40 –18 kHz
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz/16 bit