Blue Microphones Snowball Microphone

Blue Microphones Snowball Microphone

$69.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 114 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Whether you're recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture sound with detail unheard of before in a USB mic. Plus, it's a direct plug and play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC - no additional software is needed.

    Record anything from vocals to a full band

    With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch - cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad, and omni - the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band - and it's ideal for podcasting.

  • Highlights

    • Professional condenser microphone
    • USB powered
    • Plug and play functionality
    • Unique three-pattern switch
    • Dual capsule design
  • Did you notice?

    The microphone is bus powered from USB, so no batteries are required.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Recording everything from podcasts to your live band, easily and with professional quality.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Snowball microphone
    • 6-inch stand
    • USB cable
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 40Hz - 18kHz
    • Connections: USB
    • Weight: 2.25 lbs.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v.10.4.9 or later
    • 64 MB RAM
    • USB 2.0

    Windows

    • Windows XP (SP2)/Vista/7
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 836213001851

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Get The Firmware Update!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Before reading all the negative reviews written about this microphone, i just wanted to tell everyone who is looking to buy this m Before reading all the negative reviews written about this microphone, i just wanted to tell everyone who is looking to buy this microphone, that a firmware update patch was just released on 8/10/06, about volume level issues. You can download and install the new update at Blue's website.

    Now as for me, even without this update, the microphone worked perfectly. Great sound, unique design, and just all around cool...so i have no idea why the heck everyone is complaining so much, seriously, maybe they don't know how to use it correctly.

    I use Blue's Snowball for recording voice overs and radio commercials so i am usually close to the microphone. Though, i haven't recorded any instuments while using Blue, but hopefully it'll produce the same good outcome as for speaking up close.

    So overall, with Blue's new firmware update, this microphone is great. If your a pro, of course there are way better mics out there, especially expensiver. Though, if you don't wanna pay to much and if ur a hobbisty, or close to a pro, this mic is great for you. Good luck!!

    • Written by from Fairfield

    839 of 1043 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Get The Firmware Update!
  • Bad Reviews

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased after some humming and haaaing after reading the reviews here on apple. But asked questions and looked at some other mic Purchased after some humming and haaaing after reading the reviews here on apple. But asked questions and looked at some other mics. I decided to come back to this mic and figured I could return it if I faced problems. I have found this to be a fantastic mic. It eliminated the fan noise problems I was having with my other cheapo mic. I use it for voice in podcasting. Easier to use than easy. I use SnapX Pro, Quicktime Pro and works great. In short I could not have asked for more ...

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    537 of 714 people found this useful

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  • Great mic - works as advertised

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I hesitated big time on buying this mic because of all the negative reviews. Although I don't do "pro" audio work, I needed a mic I hesitated big time on buying this mic because of all the negative reviews. Although I don't do "pro" audio work, I needed a mic that didn't require an amp but also gave me excellent quality. I have only used this mic in Garage Band and I am very impressed with the quality.

    I can't discount the other negative reviews because that is their experience. I will however share my positive experience with this mic and I recommend it. The only plug I'll make is, like with most things we buy, how about a lower price?

    • Written by from Bremen

    500 of 703 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great mic - works as advertised
  • Worth The Money

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall this mic has been very good.
    Never had problems that serious. Sometimes
    when I record audio I get a bit of backround
    n Overall this mic has been very good.
    Never had problems that serious. Sometimes
    when I record audio I get a bit of backround
    noises but it picks up my voice extremely
    well. This is at a fair price and I've had it for
    almost a year. I've also had my kids drop it a
    couple times but it doesn't mess up the audio
    at all. Not saying go drop it off a 5 story building
    and see if it's broken, haha.

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Worth The Money
  • Not for the New

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    When I first bought it, it did work. It worked well and I used it a lot. But then I traded my MacBook Pro for the latest model w When I first bought it, it did work. It worked well and I used it a lot. But then I traded my MacBook Pro for the latest model with the up-to-date operating system and now it doesn't work. People keep this in mind when you're looking to purchase it.

    • Written by from ALBANY

    3 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not for the New
  • Blue Microphone

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Recently purchased this mic. The sound quality is brilliant. The design is fantastic and you'd find it hard to get such a versatil Recently purchased this mic. The sound quality is brilliant. The design is fantastic and you'd find it hard to get such a versatile mic thats as easy to use. The only reason I haven't given it 5 star is that I haven't used it enough to deem it perfect yet.

    • Written by from Kenilworth

    19 of 23 people found this useful

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