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Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (Gloss Black)

BH #BLSBGB • MFR #988-000069
Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (Gloss Black)
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Streaming & VoIP
  • Clear & Present Sound
  • For Computers & iOS Devices
  • Cardioid Capsule Minimizes Room Pickup
Streamline your digital recording setup with the Blue Microphones Snowball, a USB microphone designed for podcasters, streamers, and online content creators. This USB mic is easy to use and sounds good out of the box, so you'll be up and running in no time at all. The microphone is presented here in a gloss black finish.
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Blue Snowball Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2For Your Voice
  • 3Fits Your Needs
  • 4Multiple Pickup Patterns
  • 5Get Loud
  • 6Quality Digital Capture
  • 7Simple to Set Up
  • 8Included Blue Sherpa Companion App

Streamline your digital recording setup with the Blue Microphones Snowball, a USB microphone designed for podcasters, streamers, and online content creators. This USB mic is easy to use and sounds good out of the box, so you'll be up and running in no time at all. The microphone is presented here in a gloss black finish.

The mic offers two polar patterns for different kinds of content. The cardioid polar pattern naturally minimizes room noise by focusing its audio capture on whatever is in front of the mic, keeping audio pickup of the back and sides of the capsule to a minimum. This is great for content creators who don't have fancy room treatment. Use the omnidirectional pattern, however, if you and a friend will be using the mic simultaneously. The Snowball comes with its own stand and USB cable, providing a driverless operation to ensure connectivity with your device right out of the gate—you won't need to download any additional software to have your computer recognize this microphone.

For Your Voice

Whether you're solo podcasting, streaming game-play, or just need to VoIP with people over Skype, Zoom, or Discord, the Snowball will offer a clear and present sound so that your voice will be heard.

Fits Your Needs

This mic is perfect for recording directly to computers, be they mac or windows systems. With the right, separately available adapters, you can also record with Android and iOS devices.

Multiple Pickup Patterns

The mic gives you the choice of cardioid or omnidirectional pickup patterns. Cardioid is great for untreated rooms, as it minimizes audio pickup behind and to the sides of the capsule. In omni, the mic will pick up sound from all sides, making it the better choice to pick up more than one person at a time.

Get Loud

If you're using the mic alone, and you're a loud person, you're in luck: there's a cardioid -10 dB pad mode, which attenuates the output of the mic by 10 dB. This means you can be louder without incurring horrible-sounding distortion.

Quality Digital Capture

The mic records audio at 16-bit / 44 kHz, giving you the CD-standard in digital quality for a great sound.

Simple to Set Up

Just mount the Snowball on the included metal stand, plug the mic into your computer's USB port with the included cable, select it as a device in your recording or VoIP software, and you're ready to get to work. The mic runs off your device's power, so no need to plug it into a wall. With driver-free operation, you won't have to download pesky software to get it up and running.

Included Blue Sherpa Companion App

Let the Sherpa Companion app be your guide, as it offers deep control of the mic. Manage mic gain and more right from your desktop.
UPC: 836213001912

Blue Snowball Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsPodcast, Audio for Video, Corporate Presentation
Form FactorDesktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule2 x Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsPolar Pattern
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 18 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-B
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion16-Bit
Sample Rate44.1 kHz
Operating System SupportWindows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Available PortUSB (Interface Unspecified)
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Physical
Mounting5/8"-27 Female (via Integrated Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Dimensionsø: 12.8 x " / ø: 325 x  mm
Weight1.01 lb / 460 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.4 x 8.15 x 4.85"

Blue Snowball Reviews

No Longer Brushed Aluminum

By Jais
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

The photos and product name no longer match the product. This is now just "aluminum". A little disappointed with B&H. The mic works well, but it doesn't look great.

Great

By Ahmad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-15

Very nice, thank you

Nice USB mic, but needs better sensitivity

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-04

Build quality always A+++ For best performance, need to be within 6 of mic for best pickup/gain, even when audio is already max'd out in your computer. Too bad they couldn't have added a selectable gain control.

A Distinctive Mic

By Chee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-26

Bought it for my wife. It is reasonably priced and looks good with her setup.

Great microphone

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-24

I was sketchy about B&H when I looked up ''Blue Snowball'', $39.99 sounded like a sketchy price for a microphone, but after I placed my order, it shipped a few hours after ordering, I don't trust DHL after my phone case was in transit FOREVER they claimed it as ''LOST''. With this microphone though, it arrived in 4 days after shipping. I am a variety streamer and I was looking for a new microphone. Someone recommended BLUE MICROPHONES, so I looked for the cheapest microphone, and Blue Snowball was my only option since the YETI was $100. This microphone has worked ever since I got it all setup and has been working since. Great customer service helping me get the microphone setup.

cool

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-05

i simply got a cheap USB microphone that i could put on a boom arm for the simple convenience of not having to use my headset mic. it's better than my headset mic from what people have told me and the convenience of not having to take off my headset to get up whenever is also working without fail. ---CONS-- -The red light can't be turned off -No mute button

Sounds Great

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-17

All around it is great. I wish it had a littler more gain when using it on me desk.

Not bad

By Xin Ying
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

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The product states with Accessory Pack. What is included in the Accessory Pack? I have seen other online that include a pop filter, does this product include that?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Mark S.
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Asked by: Theis W.
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Answered by: Mark S.
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can this be used for 2 people?
Asked by: Anonymous
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will connect to the Canon XF105 Professional Camcorder?
Asked by: David C.
This must be connected to a computer only. It cannot to a camera's USB port.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

What is the diameter of the stand? I would like ...

What is the diameter of the stand? I would like to buy a pop filter with a clamp to fit the stand.
Asked by: Alyssa
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Date published: 2020-11-13
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