Reviewed by George on Argos
This mic is easy, simple and unique it is everything a streamer needs. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to start streaming.
Reviewed by Hammered on Argos
Firstly, the microphone is just amazing. The quality is mind blowing. The dial at the bottom of the microphone is very useful changing the sensitivity how much is picked up. The ability to touch the microphone to mute it is one of it's best features and the red and black design with the illuminating red is the best. There are multiple pickup selections the microphone provides which suits it to different kinds of needs like ASMR and podcasts which eliminates any reason not to get it. ... More
Reviewed by Disco on Argos
This product is amazing! I sound great with it and love the look of it. Really easy to use, easy to find drivers online to update. Has USB-C which is a huge bonus.
Reviewed by Jeannette on B&H Photo Video
I got this mic after having a similar model from a different brand for over 5 years. I was drawn to it because of the RGB lighting. I stream an like having pretty, decorative pieces in my setup. The sound quality is amazing, very crisp and professional sounding. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who streams or needs a professional mic that is also good looking.
Reviewed by Ludo the Red Furry Beast on B&H Photo Video
I am a training specialist who is transitioning from on-site education to virtual, including on-line, real-time interactive classes and Web Based Training. After enduring my company-supplied high-end headset, which presents you on video as a headset-wearing geek with a scratchy voice, I decided to invest in a big-boy microphone. My Scott heritage argued for economy, so I took a chance on the Snowball. Talk about Bang for your Buck! Instead of sounding like a robot from a bad 50's sci-fi, my customers can now enjoy my rich baritone. I am re-recording earlier WBTs to bring up the production value several notches. And I have started using speech recognition software for dictation, something the headset mic just couldn't handle. My Snowball saved the day at a recent class. It was a live class, but one student needed to attend remotely. The instructor couldn't use a headset as she needed mobility across the front of the room. I plugged in the Snowball, and she could be heard loud and crystal clear from any point in the presentation area. The only negative comments I've read complain that the tripod is too small and the 6' USB cord is to short. Hogwash! These included accessories are perfect for 95% of users. The Snowball mounts to a standard tripod screw. Need a sturdier base? Go get one! Need a longer cord? It's standard! Go get one! Bottom Line, if you are looking for solid audio performance at an unbeatable price, this is your mic. Rob Walsh P.S.: When I received my Snowball, my first thought was OMG! I bought the Death Star!. And if you screw in the tripod and turn it sideways, it kinda looks like Sputnik. So, a Must Have for space geeks! ... More
Reviewed by Shadowknight805 on B&H Photo Video
I use the Snowball for audio recording and general gaming. Even if I'm away from my desk, leaning back in nmy rolling chair on the back two legs, because I, too, like to live dangerously, the Snowball still picks up my voice rather well. The product is also quite pretty. Yeah, I said pretty. So what, big whoop, you want to fight about it? I'm unsure how much damage it can take, but if you are worried about that, then you may just want to stock up on some Rock Band or Guitar Hero mixs and get a stand for them. That'll be a lot cheaper than breaking one of these babies. I guess the only downside, and this may just be because my desk is small and I have items everywhere for my professional worky time, that the Snowball is a rather large gentleman, and will take up much desk space. Also, it does not include a top hat or monocle, which makes it hard to believe that it is a gentleman. ... More
Reviewed by MrE2u2 on Guitar Center
What can I say.. first mic to meet the tough THX (Lucasfilms) standard.. 20-20k flat freq response, uses inexpensive USB cable. No buzz, very clear audio. Sensitive, good all around pickup, very flexible, does the work of about $600 worth of different mics. Built-in phantom 48v power for condensor mic capsules. Can use for skype or other voicechat progs, (a bit expensive for that purpose, however!) Built-in soundcard with zero latency headphone monitor port (1/8" jack). I intend to also use it to audition for voice-over acting jobs. Thanks, Blue (and Guitar Center!) Dislikes? A bit heavy, 4 pounds with stand, 1.5 without. BIG! Don't expect much portability. Very sensitive; pop filter recommended. Must be very close to get full, rich sound using directional cardiod pattern. A definite best buy! ... More
Reviewed by Bob on Guitar Center
Needed a quick voice trak capture solution sometimes all 3 of our production studios are busy the THX certification was an attention getter so we tried this mic out our editing software(adobe Audition) Windows xp and Windows 7 machines reconized the mic no problems.. with out eq or signal processing mic sounds Prety Darn Good!! when you buy this mic, yes pop screen is standard and like other condensers this mic has very good ears even in cardoid pattern so be aware of your studio ambient noise levels so for usb voice capture and budget we're Darn happy with this mic.. Try it we think you'll dig this mic! ... More
Reviewed by Darrin on B&H Photo Video
I have another review that I wrote about this mic, but B&H's website doesn't appear to let me update that review. I've now been using this mic almost daily for over a year. The audio is crisp and clear, background noise is kept to a minimum, and people on the other end of the meeting/phone call give compliments on the detail that this mic captures. I used to use a condenser mic, but that also had the annoying feature of picking up a lot of 60Hz hum. This mic doesn't do that and I didn't have to make any adjustments to the room either. For the person who mentioned they couldn't fit it in a shockmount, it has one internally. That is why the mic is the size that it is. For those complaining about the USB port, mine hasn't had any issues. I accidentally bent the micro usb connector on the cheap cable they shipped with it and the mic survived just fine. The cable, on the other hand, was useless after that. I solved this problem by finding a 90 degree USB adapter so that the connector isn't pointing straight out the back of the mic. It now sits mostly flush and swiveling the mic is more likely to cause the adapter to disconnect at the other end. If your laptop, like mine, is usb-c only, don't try to buy long usb-c to usb-c cables. They are crazy expensive. Instead, try to buy a usb-c to mini or micro usb-b cable. They are much cheaper. My setup is usb-c to micro usb (10 feet), then an adapter from micro-usb to usb-c (1 inch), and then finally a short usb-c to 90 degree micro-usb adapter (6 inches). ... More
Reviewed by Paul on B&H Photo Video
First of all, the quality! The QUALITY IS OFF THE HOOK! (Sorry people that I was screaming at this review section). I say the quality because I'm from using Rode Video Shotgun Pro mic on my Canon 80D, so seeing this Shure MV7 mic for the first time, I was stunned by the quality has been built out of it! It almost feels like the first time I saw Dolce and Gabbana brown leather jacket with gold plate on the left chest! (Note that I used the word saw, NOT bought. It was too expensive and the quality is... ) Back to the review! Second was quality! (Seriously? Quality again?) I meant the voice quality. It so crisp that I want to listen to my voice over and over and over (I don't have great sexy voice but I just have normal Asian voice with excitement). The touch control was another part that so good to use. The touch sensor is pretty good (I think the best one is iPhone so if iPhone touch sensor is 10, this mic is 7.5). The last but not the least, the setup. It's so easy. It's getting the power source from the connection (I used USB-C on my MacBook Pro). All cables are included which is another bonus for me. So all you gotta do is plug in. PS. Those of you who are going to use tripod at your home, recommend to get thread adapter that sells in B&H unless you get your own mic stand. I bought Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black) here. But when I wanted to use on my small tripod, I needed it. Hope this review helps you to make purchasing decision. Thank you. ... More
Reviewed by Philip on Argos
Overall: 8.5/10 Great Microphone. clear and great for spoken voice. Mids and High frequencies are shown more than deep voices but if you add EQ then you can fix that- can't be done in the wavelink app it comes with. Mac software needs at least 10.14 (Mojave) to run so be aware. I had to update to be able to use. On my PC i had USB resource issues but thats more because I have a lot of tech plugged in. I would suggest buying the shock mount before the pop filer as it helps more overall ... More
Reviewed by Dave on Argos
The Elgato Wave 3 is a very nice design. Easy to set up and get going. User friendly software to adjust your mic/headphone levels. Discord picks up my voice a lot better than the cheaper microphone I previously had. Although the description says USB C that's the mic connection, the PC connection is USB A. The mute button on the top is excellent - a light tap rather than a clunky button. It also remembers it's muted when you turn your PC back on. Easy to change mounts too. ... More
Reviewed by J-Hill on Guitar Center
This thing is great! I can't believe how good it sounds. I won't be going to those $80 an hour studios anymore! The ease of use is amazing, the quality is crazy. I highly recommend you get the stedman pop filter with this! It works great with the mic. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to get studio sound without a studio budget.
Reviewed by Can't Tell on Guitar Center
This microphone is amazing man.... The volume on this is perfect and amazing, It's clear enough for me to hear my vocals. I Don't really even have to edit my vocals with this microphone because it's that good. YOu better buy them now while you can now, because once people start buying these it aint gonna be possible for anyone to get one.
Reviewed by Chris on Guitar Center
This is my 4th mic I've used while doing my podcast. The Rode NT-USB is by far the best I've ever used. The Blue Yeti was too sensitive, the Blue Spark garbled my voice, and the Samson Meteor Mic required too much software to function properly. The Rode was good right out of the box and did not require tinkering to make it "better". The included pop filter is worth it's weight in gold. The other thing that makes this great is it uses a standard USB/USB2 cord, so they are easily picked up if you need an extra. Listen to people on YouTube and SoundCloud compare audio clips using Rode and the other three mice I mentioned and see if you do not agree. Suoer impressed! ... More
Reviewed by Matt on Guitar Center
It mic was perfect for the music project that I have been working on. I needed a mic that simple to set up, easy to adjust, and very user friendly (I am not a great singer, so I just needed something that can make me sound half decent at a good price). The price is very affordable for the quality that you will receive. The fact that it comes with a pop filter was awesome too (really makes a difference). And having it as simple as a plug into a USB port was extremely convenient. My Mac recognized it as what it is immediately (just have to adjust the mic input and output if needed; very simple). It sounds great, and if you want to sound better, just use your music software to adjust if needed. Great product. Amazing price. ... More
Reviewed by Dwight C on B&H Photo Video
This mic exhibits the same audio characteristics as its big brother in a much more manageable size. It has only cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns, but that's no problem if you're using it for its best application - single voice podcasting and the like - you only need the cardioid setting. It's a condenser mic, so it's going to be very sensitive and pick up everything - any kind of ambient noise (computer fans, HVAC, cats tiptoeing across keyboards) and every little artifact (especially sibilance and plosives) -but that's true of all condenser mics, not just this one. Use a pop filter! The true zero latency output is absolutely essential for headset monitoring. 24 bit/48kHz bit/sample rate is all you'll ever need or be able to discern. Same goes for 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response. If you want to get really excellent audio results you must use acoustic treatment in your recording environment, otherwise everything will sound very hollow and reflective. You don't have to spend much, use recycled cotton moving blankets (dirt cheap) hung around your recording booth to dampen the liveness of your room. This is a SIDE ADDRESS mic, so you speak into the FRONT of the mic where the logo faces you, NOT the top! Many people complain that it lacks the input level control knob found on its much larger sibling. Not an issue! If you're using this mic properly you shouldn't be messing around with the input anyway, because the default setting from the factory is going to be optimum 95% of the time. If you must play with the record level it's dead simple with the included software. Experiment with different speaking distances from the mic, as well as different angles of address (directly into the capsule or diagonally across in either direction) to find your ideal mic placement. In combination with judicious use of the pop filter and proper acoustic damping, this mic can give you comparable audio results as a mic costing an order of magnitude more. Audio snobs (i.e. - amateurs who think they know what they're talking about) will tell you that you can't get professional audio from a USB mic, that you have to have an XLR or nothing. Pure balderdash! I've built more recording studios than those wannabe experts have ever been in, and I defy them all to do a blind delta test with this mic, properly set up and used, and any Sennheiser or Neumann they care to pick. Yes, those are outstanding mics, but this one gives you audio results that are as good as human hearing can discriminate, so the additional audio perfection the others achieve is only appreciated by test and measurement equipment, not people listening to your voice. Learn how to use this mic and you'll never regret purchasing it. ... More
Reviewed by Jason on B&H Photo Video
I had a Blue Yeti for the longest time and absolutely loved it, but I hated carrying with me everywhere, as I travel quite often. So when the Nano came out I had to get it. The size difference is certainly noticeable. Its much lighter and fits perfectly in my case compared to the Yeti. I thought I would miss the Gain knob on the back, but think I actually prefer using the included Sherpa software to control the Gain. In fact, I use the software on the Blue Yeti now as well. I definitely recommend the Nano. ... More
Reviewed by Scott on Musicians Friend
So this is the same great AT-2020 Condenser microphone with a built-in AD converter for USB recording. GREAT option for recording yourself playing through an amp at home or in the studio with a computer. It's a big big step up from any built in microphone on a camera or phone, and the price is not bad. You can often find this on sale for the same price as it's non-USB version. It features its own volume control as well as a headphone jack and built in headphone amp with its own volume control, allowing for monitoring of the signal outside of the computer you're recording on. Sound wise this is a very nice mic. Clean, articulate, and sensitive. It's sturdily built and feels substantial in your hand. I use it to record and compare various amps, tubes, guitars, pickups. There's only one teeny tiny negative and that's that the tripod is a bit off-center and easily tips over if you don't arrange to have one leg sticking out directly under the microphone. Not even worth taking off a star though as it's rarely a real problem. ... More
Reviewed by Champ on B&H Photo Video
I use this microphone to record my videos for youtube. Quite often I would recieve comments that my old microphone (which had cost me $300) allowed for a lot of background noise to interrupt my commentaries. Admittedly I was skeptical about buying a microphone for less than $ and expecting any decent results. (Especially for a USB microphone). As it turns out, not only does this microphone beat my old expensive microphone in every possible way, its easy to take with me on trips so I don't have to sacrifice audio while submitting videos away from home. The USB allows for me to carry this microphone anywhere I go as it does not require any additional equipment. In addition, at this price I've decided I am going to buy two, just so I can keep one in a travel pack so I don't forget. The quality is heads and tails above similarly prices microphones and even the really expensive ones! On the downside its not quite the quality of the really expensive microphones but, those would cost you easily ten times the price of this one. What a great product, audio technica really surprised me with this one! ... More