Blue Snowball

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In order to take advantage of my new headphones (Audio Technica ATH-M35s) I decided to buy a standalone microphone so that I didn’t have to switch to my headset to play games and talk. After some research I settled on Blues snowball microphone. It’s a ball shaped USB condenser microphone with a three pattern switch, the first of which is cardioid (heart shape) which is good for doing voice overs or VOIP, the second pattern is the same as the first but -20db which makes it good for loud environments such my dorm room, the third and final pattern is Omni directional which is intended for recording music or conducting interviews.

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The sound quality of the microphone is excellent, although it does pick up quite a lot of background noise (I am in a loud environment) which can be a pain. Another issue that I have with it is that it picks up vibrations though I expect this can be fixed if I was willing to invest in a shock mount and a proper mic stand.

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Overall I’m very happy with the snowball as despite its issues the quality is still outstanding and it means that I can take advantage of my headphones in all situations giving me a better experience all around.

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