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Blue Snowball USB Microphone (Textured White)

Create studio-quality recordings with Blue Microphone's Snowball, a USB microphone with exceptional sound-capture capabilities. Using Blue Microphone's award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design, the Snowball produces crisp, clean recordings that ...

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Look

(27 reviews)
Product

(73 reviews)
Microphone

(214 reviews)
Work

(32 reviews)
Sound

(152 reviews)
Mic

(270 reviews)
Stand

(41 reviews)
Record

(41 reviews)
Price

(55 reviews)
Snowball

(43 reviews)
Background hum

(13 reviews)
Leopard

(13 reviews)
Mics

(15 reviews)
Windows

(10 reviews)
Volume problem

(10 reviews)
People

(8 reviews)
Pop

(6 reviews)
Background noise

(61 reviews)
Unit

(6 reviews)
Drive

(4 reviews)

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Reviews around look (4.78 of 5)

  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
  • This is a very cool looking microphone and it works awesome.
  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
  • I was looking for a microphone to record youtube and such, and it worked perfectly with great quality and for cheap.
  • The look is funky and I highly recommend it!
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Reviews around product (4.50 of 5)

  • : This product works as described and I am very happy with it
  • fantastic says it all for this great product highly recomend love the high quality and function of this blue microphone
  • I want to love this product, it's a great quality piece for the price
  • I cannot recommend Blue, or their products, for that reason.
  • If you are using casually and don't need on a professional level (which you would end up getting a more expensive product) this is what you should get
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Reviews around microphone (4.37 of 5)

  • The microphone is easy to use and has good sound quality
  • I have had no problems getting this microphone to work with my Linux laptop
  • The Snowball Blue is an excellent microphone for the price
  • Quality is great, but this microphone is very sensitive
  • This is a relatively cheap microphone, especially compared to most other microphones
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Reviews around work (4.35 of 5)

  • Tends to fall over easily no matter how well it's balanced, other than that annoying issue works well!
  • It's a well working micEasy to use and set up and has great qualityDownside it only has it tha you have to be close to
  • The design eccentricities (large size, garish chrome grill) might have worked if the materials used had been quality
  • It has worked so well that I even made 2 DIY videos for add on items to use with this microphone.
  • I went to the website, and found many issues in the forum on use with Audacity, and in general not working
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Reviews around sound (4.27 of 5)

  • The sound of the recordings from this mic are pretty good, especially from a USB microphone
  • Not professional use, but the sound is good and the Mic its quality and easy to use.
  • Short of my lips touching the microphone, I wasn't able to produce a loud enough sound
  • the sound is good, the thing is you have to hold it closer to you to have a clear sound
  • The Snowball microphone is cute and stylish but has poor quality vocal recording sound in the playback
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Reviews around mic (4.08 of 5)

  • i honestly have no idea why you would go for a more expensive mic
  • This mic picks up WAY more background noise than my Blue Yeti
  • This mic, too, instantly had the same background EM noise
  • First of all this is a great Mic, the other reviews will tell you that
  • This mic is not as loud but gives you no static at all.
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Reviews around stand (3.91 of 5)

  • Having owned the Snowball Ice and now this Snowball Mic the stand on the Snowball is much more stable than the Ice, as well as being taller and heavier
  • Having owned the Snowball Ice and now this Snowball Mic the stand on the Snowball is much more stable than the Ice, as well as being taller and heavier
  • Other than that, I found that the stand it comes with can be finicky at times
  • The stand is a little weak but otherwise sound quality and use is amazing!
  • The one big issue I had is the stand is a little flaky and doesn't stay
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Reviews around record (3.89 of 5)

  • Because it is USB, all the background noise and analog RF interference of a PC do not effect the recording.
  • Compared to dealng with a soundcard and the noise with it.. it records a clean, sharp, recording with excellent/very good sensitivity
  • A difference of an inch can change the audio levels a lot and since there is significant lag in the analog to digital conversion it is nearly impossible to monitor the levels while recording oneself
  • This is top of the line for those who really need that "perfect recording sound".
  • only problem I have had is that recording guitars sounds rather dull
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Reviews around price (3.86 of 5)

  • Price is not too expensive but it has the quality of a 500$ mic.
  • It's not worth the price in my opinion because the quality of the mic isn't that great.
  • Great microphone for the price absolutely recommended to anybody!Cheers
  • Now there are plenty of more expensive microphones out there, this one is great for both the price and the quality to be honest its just as good as the yeti and the price is cut in half!
  • Even with the cheap price, this microphone does everything you would want
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Reviews around snowball (3.55 of 5)

  • The Snowball looks very nice and is very easy to set up
  • If you want a quality condenser mic with a budget I highly recommend the Blue Snowball.
  • The Blue Snowball is well known as the cheapest professional grade USB microphone around
  • The only problem I run into is that Windows occasionally has problems recognizing the Snowball (since going to Windows 10 this has been a problem)
  • In short I don't know if I got two different defective Snowball mics or if there is a compatibility issue or
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Reviews around background hum (2.61 of 5)

  • I've ordered a Samson G-Track, which supports real time monitoring.
  • I needed a new mic for my daily calls on Skype as well as for school and other various uses
  • I had one shipped to me, didn't like that background hum, sent it back thinking it was a problem with the mic, and got another one that sounded exactly the same
  • I use it in a classroom with kids and they can record with good sound quality even with the background hum of a busy room (not the most ideal recording conditions)
  • Not good as you expect : This microphone will not good as you think, so if you think this microphone will be mind blown, it actually isn't
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Reviews around leopard (2.40 of 5)

  • I heard alot of reviews on this site that this mic isn't compatible with Vista,but strangely when I plugged in this microphone into my comp it managed to work just as good as with my first computer
  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
  • While I fully believe that I received a lemon, Blue's support staff claimed that my four Macs running Leopard were to blame for the Snowball not being recognized and/or only sending an over-modulated static signal
  • I needed a new mic for my daily calls on Skype as well as for school and other various uses
  • Having owned the Snowball Ice and now this Snowball Mic the stand on the Snowball is much more stable than the Ice, as well as being taller and heavier
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Reviews around mics (2.18 of 5)

  • Now, there are good USB mics out there for under $100, and Blue's Snowball is adequate
  • Had set up some very expensive mics and guess what came out the best!
  • Blue makes some of the best usb mics and this one is no different
  • This microphone the same quality as any other junky mics.
  • This mic will not replace more expensive mics in the studio, but it will let you setup a quick studio wherever your laptop is
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Reviews around windows (2.15 of 5)

  • The red light on the mic will still light, but Windows will bring up an error trying to find the driver
  • If you require a microphone that will work on Windows Vista, be sure to contact the manufacturer BEFORE buying this product to ensure that they have upgraded the firmware to support Windows Vista.
  • You would think a company like Bluedesign would be concerned about losing many Windows 10 customers, and would provide support and guidance on their website
  • Although it's an older model, it works fine under Windows 7 and Windows 10.
  • I was worried at first because I plugged it into an available USB port on my USB3 hub, and Windows 7 said the device was not working correctly.
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Reviews around volume problem (2.11 of 5)

  • There are dozens of threads devoted to "fixes" for the volume problem, I tried them all with only temporary success using one control
  • I experienced none of the "low volume" problems others have reported
  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
  • The volume problem renders the unit useless, I was going to switch over to linux to record but saw that the snowball does not work on linux either
  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
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Reviews around people (2.09 of 5)

  • you search google, there are a lot of people angry with the Blue Snowball and their customer service is known far and wide to be lacking.
  • Some people may complain that it is only "CD quality," but for home recording applications and Podcasting, this mic is more than qualified
  • It seems as though 1 out of 20 people get a dud that is too quiet
  • Great sound: people I game with give compliments on the sound quality
  • People thought I was destroying my kitchen getting a glass of ice water, so keep the door to the room shut for safest operation
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Reviews around pop (1.95 of 5)

  • Greaт prodυcт Good ѕoυnd eaѕy тo use
  • If you're starting out in voice over work this is a great starting place especially if you couple this with a cheap pop filter
  • I suggest also purchasing a cheap (<$10) pop filter for this microphone to the avoid the pop sound on certain sounds (go say "pop" loudly in just about any microphone and you will see what I mean)
  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
  • If you have a pop filter (which a very cheap and can also be made at home) then I recommend purchasing this product or the Blue Yeti Microphone as they both are of great quality.
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Reviews around background noise (1.51 of 5)

  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
  • Took me a while, but o well, it worked and that's what matters to me
  • This mic picks up WAY more background noise than my Blue Yeti
  • Having owned the Snowball Ice and now this Snowball Mic the stand on the Snowball is much more stable than the Ice, as well as being taller and heavier
  • I heard alot of reviews on this site that this mic isn't compatible with Vista,but strangely when I plugged in this microphone into my comp it managed to work just as good as with my first computer
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Reviews around unit (1.44 of 5)

  • Not entirely whether this is just a defective unit, but the sound on this was just awful
  • It comes with a shiny tripod base unit to support the microphone that looks very professional
  • I just wanted to share my story in case someone else has an issue of only one of the three settings working, just know that it's probably a defective unit!
  • There is no way to up the gain and after a quick search on google, it seems that Blue knows that either there is a compatibility issue with Windows 7 32bit or that there are some bad units in circulation.
  • I'm thinking I likely got a defective unit, as I've heard other people using this particular
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Reviews around drive (1.00 of 5)

  • Instead, they blame Microsoft and even suggest creating a separate XP-only partition on your hard drive so you can use this mic.
  • I thought the snowball would be too sensitive and pickup the hum of the aircon or the whirringsound of the 2-bay external hard drive near
  • Very little background noise, even when cars and trucks are driving by.
  • I had a hard-drive failure and was forced to reinstall windows and, ever since then I've had a problem with my snowball not being detected on the system, but it works fine on other systems

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More about Blue Snowball USB Microphone (Textured White)

  • Create studio-quality recordings with Blue Microphone's Snowball, a USB microphone with exceptional sound-capture capabilities
  • Using Blue Microphone's award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design, the Snowball produces crisp, clean recordings that are free of feedback and distortion
  • A unique pattern switch allows you to toggle between three different settings, giving you the flexibility to record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, interviews, and more
  • With a plug-and-play design that is both Mac and PC compatible, the Snowball requires no additional drivers and is ready to record straight out of the box.