THE MOST INTUITIVE USB MICROPHONES FOR ANY APPLICATION
Capture studio-quality audio for vocals, music, multimedia production and gaming with Snowball—the world’s most popular family of USB microphones. Snowball and Snowball iCE feature industry-leading Blue condenser capsule technology to deliver natural sound directly to your desktop. And the simple USB connection and plug-and-play operation means you don’t need any extra gear—just plug right in and start recording and streaming in amazing quality.
SNOWBALL pricing allows this to be one of the quality microphones to use on a budget. They go for around £50 (Last checked 28/8/18 on amazon.co.uk) which is very good compared to the rest of the microphones out there. Despite the Snowball having a big ball as a design of the microphone, it can be used on pretty much loads of apps and software.
For anyone that is new to having a product from BLUE MICROPHONES, I recommend them from all the times I have used their products. From 2013 to now, Any issues I have had with their products they are very good and fast with helping out on any queries. On top of that, ALL products that I have used have been of high quality and have shown in my videos or my twitch streams!
One thing to take note for is that this microphone takes USB-B Connector. The chances of you having a spare lead like this is very slim as its not commonly used. I made a similar issue of misplacing the same lead for my BLUE MICROPHONES SPARK DIGITAL and getting another one was pretty complicated.
The mic itself seems heavy and well structured. All you have to do with this mic is plug in and wait for the drivers to install and your all set!
The actual design of it seems pretty big for a microphone on the general market. I like the design for the sleek and unique ball they got going on but it is a tad big. It is abit heavy but it does get the job done when picking up audio for your podcasts, streams etc.
The Blue Snowball is pretty cool for starting out with equipment when it comes to creating content and what you need for doing house streams, podcasts, video content etc. You can pick these up from Amazon around £50-£60. It wont give you that WOW factor but is a stable choice for beginners looking for a decent microphone to complete their setup!
Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient With USB digital output
Polar Patterns: Cardioid or Omnidirectional
Frequency Response: Position 1-3: 40 –18 kHz
Sample/word Rate: 44.1 kHz/16 bit
Dimensions: 325mm (circumference)
Windows 7, 8, 10
USB 1.1/2.0 (or newer)
64MB RAM (or better)
Mac OSX (10.4.11 or higher)
64 MB RAM (minimum)