• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for Home Studio Use.

    • Written by from Ocala

    It is just a great sounding mic. It has a very detailed sound to it. It's especially great on vocals and acoustic guitar, but for the most part it makes anything you put into it sound good. Paired with a decent preamp, running through an apogee duet, you're on your way to professional sounding recordings.

    173 of 186 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Product

    • Written by from Tampa

    I love Blue's designs. The retro design looks cool, the sound quality is great, and construction seems robust enough for everyday home use. The only problem I've experienced is that I over tightened the thumbscrew on the bird cage and broke off the thumb tab. It's under warranty so I don't think there will be a problem getting a replacement.

    74 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant!

    • Written by from San Diego

    I just bought a Bluebird this weekend and I was astounded at the presence in my vocals, and the crystal clarity which it delivers. You can not beat this price right now at $299.00... you could spend $300.00 on the extras that you get with the microphone alone. I am in love with Blue products and will not ever buy anything else.

    67 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply AMAZING!

    • Written by from Riverbank

    I searched for months upon months for that cost effective mic that would give me a $1000.00 studio sound and would be perfect in every way - vocals, instruments, etc. Well I found it with the BlueBird!

    Amazing, just amazing. I thought, Ok I'm going to buy this thing, hook it up, and based on the good reviews it'll probably give me a decent sound for the price and if it's not up to my standards then I'm going to return it.

    The minute I plugged this bad boy into my Apogee ONE USB interface and put my ear phones on to speak into it ... OH MAN OH MAN! You have to try it to believe it.

    This thing could easily be sold for way more than 300 bucks. That's nothing for the quality you get from this mic. I can't say enough about it. If you have been treckin along for a while now looking for "that mic," then you can stop waisting your time and just buy the Bluebird. You'll actually be so impressed that you might be tempted to buy a second one as a back up. That's what I'm thinking of doing.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound!

    • Written by from Laurel

    I was surprised that this microphone had this much clarity and power to it. I was setting it up and than all of a sudden the sound came on through my headphones and I was amazed of how clear and rich the sound was. Definitely worth 300 dollars. I would recommend saving a little extra for this mic than for any of the others. Buy an icicle if you need the easy USB converter. Buy this product, I'm a Blue Microphones fan.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Response to RT

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    You are correct that you don't *need* a preamp. But many of us still want one. Put a nice mic through a sweet pre, and then you've got somethin'. I run my Chandler pre thru my Duet every chance I get. ;)

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Possible correction

    • Written by from Danville

    Just a quick correction to the other review (although I could be wrong and please correct me if I am): you don't need a preamp, the apogee duet has phantom power so a preamp will just be in the way.?

    12 of 26 people found this useful