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Blue Microphones - Snowball (Brushed Aluminum)

  • USB digital output
  • Ideal for podcasting
  • Dual capsule design
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Finally, a USB mic that's not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. Meet the Snowball; the world's first professional USB mic.

Whether you're recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture it with detail unheard of before in a USB mic.

  • newegg Plug and play installation With absolutely zero need for an audio input device, the Blue Microphones Snowball can be plugged directly into your Mac or pc via its standard USB port!
  • newegg Versatile Recording The Blue Microphones Snowball features three pattern modes (Cardioid Mode, Cardioid Mode-10 dB PAD and Omnidirectional Mode) capability makes it an ideal choice for recording music, podcasts, Skype conversaions, and live chat.

Learn more about the Blue Microphones Snowball


Blue Microphones


Microphone Frequency Response
40Hz - 18kHz


The Snowball is a direct plug n' play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC - no additional software is needed. With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch (cardioids, cardioids with -10dB pad and Omni), the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band - and it's ideal for podcasting.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Blue Microphones Snowball

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  • Scott F.
  • 3/3/2014 8:14:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawsome

Pros: Great sound quality and background noise cancelation

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: great mic for gaming and professionals

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  • Jacob
  • 2/21/2013 7:12:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsballin

Pros: i dont think their is an easy way to explain so i will give a typical benchmark, i play music from my speakers and have the mic pick it up, i play it back and it sounds the same. perfect

Cons: auto adjust volume for skype can never make up its mind, my friends were complaining that i was to quiet or loud when i did not have this issue with other mic's so i set it to permanent level

Other Thoughts: waiting for a beautiful fast high quality usb camera

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  • Douglas K.
  • 12/28/2012 7:10:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSomewhat disappointed, but definitely worth it!

Pros: It's no more simple than plugging it in and using it! Very simple set-up. The tripod it comes with is real nice. The aluminum finish looks splendid as well along with it's overall appearance. The sound (accompanied by a few effects) is great.

Cons: It captures my keystrokes and mouse-clicks, but I will take the fault for having it so close. I have to add a "noise-removal" effect on it, for the background noise (slight hiss) is annoying. But the same should apply for most microphones.

Other Thoughts: As with most of the things I order, it'll take some time to get used to. And I feel that it's definitely worth what it costed. I do like the fact that I can record more easily now that I have a set of headphones and mic separately. (Was originally using a headset, which I've encountered many difficulties with.) Would definitely recommend to anyone who records music, videos, etc.

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  • Trey G.
  • 6/24/2012 9:10:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very sensitive, excellent sound quality, easy to add and run
I'm very impressed with the snowball. We're using it with Dragon for a Doctor's dictation. She loves it and it can pick her up from any point in her dictation room.

Cons: size.
It is quite large and difficult to orient on a cluttered desktop

Other Thoughts: worth every penny

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  • Miguel C.
  • 6/5/2012 5:55:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSnowball Mic

Pros: Sound quality is good for chatting and gaming. Plug and Play.

Cons: None, just the price.

Other Thoughts: Not for someone looking for super high quality. But it does its job and it does it great.

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  • Cherie E.
  • 4/10/2011 9:30:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSnowball USB

Pros: Sounds great, works as advertised and is def plug n play.. Looks pretty cool as well :)

Cons: None so far

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  • 2/15/2011 10:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWon't be disappointed!!!

Pros: -Great sound quality when recording
-Plug and Play works with XP, Vista and 7

Cons: -Had to buy it.....

Other Thoughts: The reviews by others speak for themselves. This is a quality microphone that easily integrates with most apps you'll record with and the sound quality is top-notch. I would recommend this mic to anyone interested in recording high quality audio.

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  • Timothy C.
  • 2/23/2010 10:30:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a Charm

Pros: #1 no strings attached, works right out of the box, and as soon as you hook it up to Mac or PC it installs itself, no searching for drivers or anything.
#2 the quality of sound is amazing, probably the best mic I've ever heard out of a studio
#3 Looks AWESOME. something you can brag about

Cons: none. its built tough, looks awesome, and works its magic every time in quality

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