• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for the New

    • Written by from ALBANY

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for the price.

    • Written by from Montreal

    I'm a voice over artist, and often have to send auditions in mp3 format over the web. Unfortunately, this microphone is barely better than 40$ usb mic. I took it back to the store, since with a little work i could make the build in mic from my iMac work about the same for auditions in mp3 format. This is a good mic for chatting, podcasts and stuff, but if you work as a narrator or advertiser, you better spend 50$ more and get the Yeti. The good thing is, it's plug and play. Be careful with the mic USB port, it's fragile and has a big breaking potential.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Static issue

    • Written by from Dayton

    This microphone works great except for the static issue in the second position(which is used for sound dampening. I returned the first one I got, but the replacement had the same problem. The other two channels seem to work fine. There are also some syncing problems due to the lack of a direct jack from the microphone. The software must process the sound and return it causing a lag.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    better buy elsewhere!

    • Written by from Spring

    decent mic for what these people are probably using it for
    BUT... it is absolutely NOWHERE NEAR what you get for the SAME $99 if you buy a Sure SM58 (yes, the infamous indestructible microphone)

    the Sure SM57 and SM58 really is a great microphone
    and between this thing and the SM57/58, there really is no contest

    if you go with the sure (which within all sanity, you should)
    you'll end up buying a $7 cable that can convert the Microphone out into a Mini jack so you can plug it right into your mac or PC

    otherwise, to get the REALLY good quality
    you'll end up buying an audio interface or preamp

    only thing i like about this compared to the Sure is that there's no need to hold it up or get a stand or driver: it really is just plug and play!

    80 of 136 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound Pickup

    • Written by from South San Francisco

    It doesn't pick up sound very well and up have to crank the mic volume up to the max to get some sound.

    15 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Simple Recording, Sound Quality Lacking Though

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I purchased this microphone in order to have a simple plug-in-and-play device for recording vocals in GarageBand. The mic works as advertised, but I found myself a bit disappointed in the sound quality. I know for $150 you cannot expect a great microphone, but this mic is from B.L.U.E., which is a world-renowned microphone and pro audio company that got its start restoring vintage Neumanns and Telefunkens. Also a bit irritating is the need to go into system preferences and change the sound input source back and forth from line-in to USB Snowball. But overall, this mic delivers on the promise of being a simple and easy to use mic for non-critical applications.

    53 of 61 people found this useful