Blue Microphones Snowball Review

Blue Microphones Snowball Review

Blue Microphones Snowball is considered as a reliable microphone series on the market as they make use of the company’s proprietary dual-capsule and circuit design, allowing the models included in the series to provide better outputs. Since the company wants to satisfy its consumers’ diverse needs, it included a number of reliable models on the series and this includes the following.

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Textured white)

The Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone Textured White, is known for its exceptional sound-capture features that create studio-quality recordings. This comes with a dimension of 4.9×7.9×10 inches and weighs around 2.5 pounds. This features the dual-capsule and circuit design responsible for making crisp, clean and distortion-free recordings. It also has a switch that allows the user to select the best recording option through the three available settings.

The Snowball also comes with an attractive design that looks like an old-time microphone, and a desktop stand that allows convenient adjustments with regards to the source of sound. This product features a plug and play function that makes it compatible to any PC or Mac. Finally, it is equipped with a reliable USB cable and plug.

Pros

  • Portable and quite lightweight
  • Comes with a dual capsule design with cardioids and omnidirectional elements
  • Eliminate distortion and noise upon catching louder signals
  • Comes with an attractive exterior design
  • Equipped with a desktop stand for convenient positioning
  • Works with common PC and Mac operating system
  • Does not require a driver for installation

Cons

  • Might only be shipped to several international destinations
  • Has no warranty policy offered

With its impressive capability to capture and create studio-quality sounds, Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone Textured White may be the best option among buyers. Its capability to work well with the most common computer operating system, without the need of a driver, further makes the product a recording must-have.

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Bright Orange)

The Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Bright Orange) is another popular model in the series. This has a dimension of 4x4x4 inches and weighs around 1.7 pounds. The product is equipped with the dual capsule and circuit design that helps it provide clean and distortion-free recordings.

A uniquely-patterned switch that allows convenient shifting from Cardioid Mode, Cardioid Mode with 10-dB PAD and Omnidirectional Mode is also attached on the microphone. Each of these settings works well in handling different kind of sounds, thus, making the microphone ideal for podcasts, music recordings, live chats and Skype conversations.

The product, with its brushed-aluminum frame and metal grille, looks like an old-time microphone. This is attached to an adjustable tripod that helps obtain better sound quality by positioning the microphone in prescribed positions. An LED indicator light is attached to the product that glows red when turned on.

Finally, this Snowball is compatible with common operating systems, such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8, Windows XP and the Mac OS X. When used on the computer with the said operating system, the product does not require any driver, but a simple calibration to make it work.

Pros

  • Portable and lightweight
  • Has dual capsule design that incorporates cardioids and omnidirectional elements
  • Can eliminate distortion and noise when catching signals with higher volume levels
  • Sold with an attractive exterior design
  • Has an LED indicator light
  • Comes with a tripod or desktop stand that makes positioning more convenient
  • Works with common computer OS, such as Windows XP and Vista, Windows 7 and 8 and Mac OS X
  • Does not require a driver for installation

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Requires regular maintenance
  • Might not be shipped in some countries
  • Does not come with a backup warranty policy

The Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Bright Orange) still remains a bestseller. This is because it packs a lot of useful and advanced features, such as noise cancellation function. This is also very compatible with almost all common computer operating systems.

Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid

The Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid is relatively cheaper compared to its other siblings, is also a good option among consumers. The microphone is sold with a dimension of 10.6×9.1×5.5 inches and weighs about 1.8 pounds. It is known for delivering better audio quality compared to what a computer’s built-in microphone do.

As sold in the market, the iCE comes with the customized condenser capsule that enables it to deliver crystal clear audios and capable of reducing the amount of noise absorbed during the recording. This also comes with an attractive circular design, which it shares with its other siblings. A desktop stand is also offered with the microphone and this permits better positioning. A flexible USB chord and reliable plug is included on the package and this allows the product to automatically work with a PC or Mac.

Pros

  • Portable and lightweight
  • Comes with an attractive design
  • Equipped with a custom condenser capsule
  • Produces crystal clear and noise-free audios
  • Equipped with a desktop stand
  • Comes with a USB chord and plug
  • Works with PC and Mac

Cons

  • Lacks many advanced features that its siblings have
  • Requires regular maintenance
  • Might not be shipped in some countries
  • Does not come with a backup warranty policy

The Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid is a best buy for consumers who want a microphone that offers better sound quality. This microphone is a good buy since it works well on most PC and Macs. Finally, this comes with a desktop stand that makes it more user-friendly.

Conclusion

The three Blue Microphone Snowball models are absolutely the best in their own classes. However, the Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Textured white) emerges as the top option for this review, due to a long list of advanced features.

The Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Bright Orange) achieves the second spot by providing almost the same set of features that the Textured White does.

The Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid, although the cheapest among the three, settles in the third spot as it lacks the advanced functionalities that the other two have.

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