Product Comparison: Blue Snowball vs Blue Snowball iCE


General Specifications
Brand
Blue
Blue
Model
Snowball
Snowball iCE
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Create studio-quality recordings with Blue Microphone's Snowball, a USB microphone with exceptional sound-capture capabilities. Using Blue Microphone's award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design, the Snowball produces crisp, clean recordings that are free of feedback and distortion.
Snowball iCE is the fastest, easiest way to get high-quality sound for recording and streaming. Powered by a custom cardioid condenser capsule, Snowball iCE delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone. It’s even Skype certified, which guarantees great-sounding results no matter how or where you use it—at home or the office.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
White
Height
4 in.
4 in.
Width
4 in.
4 in.
Depth
4 in.
4 in.
Weight
1.01 lbs.
1.01 lbs.

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowball iCE

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowball iCE

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowball iCE

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowball iCE

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Blue Snowball USB Microphone
  • I am very impressed with sound quality. The size is great, setup was easy. A great tool!
  • The mic by itself is about the same size as a softball.
  • This thing is massive in size and comes with its own stand.
  • I was also impressed by the size of the Snowball. When looking at it online, I was thinking baseball size.
  • The biggest flaw is that the weight of the mic is too heavy for the quality of the stand, which results in the mic tipping over when adjusting the legs or trying to position the sizable, inflexible USB cable.
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone
  • The weight was great, the build seemed sound and the design was outstanding.
  • THis mic is shaped like a softball. It's big and round and made out of metal. you can feel the weight. I love this mic
  • Trust me it is built very well and has that weight to it
  • Product has some weight to it and feels like quality as well.
  • I really hate the weight. It's soooooo heavy for a mic. Like seriously, I mounted it and it always makes the stand almost fall over. Silly.
Features
Recording Patterns
Cardioid, Cardioid with -10 dB pad, Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Recording Sample Rates
16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz
16 bit/44.1 kHz
Min. Frequency Response
40 Hz
40 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
18 kHz
18 kHz
System Requirements
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Extras
Hassle-Free Setup, Innovative Design Makes Recording Easy, Adjustable stand, Ideal for recording music, podcasts, live chat, and more
Includes tripod desktop stand and USB cable, Cardioid pickup pattern for capturing vocals, music, podcasts, gaming and more, Plug and play with Mac and PC

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowball iCE

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowball iCE

What customers say about "Features"
Blue Snowball USB Microphone
  • This mic sounds pretty flat to me which is great for instruments and vocals.
  • What's great also is the frequency response is flat or flatter than other mics. What that means is that, the mic isn't shaping your voice too much. What you hear is what you sounded like.
  • Windows 7 recognized the microphone instantly and installed appropriate drivers.
  • Easy plug and play. You plug it into a PC or Mac, and it's good to go right away.
  • This mike does not feature noise reduction but the cardioid pattern is satisfactory to reduce feedback.
  • It records High Frequencies too much which makes it a pain to EQ and compress vocals for that quality sound in music.
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone
  • The stand seems a little weak, But with the rubber at the end of the legs it works perfectly fine!
  • The usb wire is of very good quality and I don't expect any wear and tear for these guyz
  • Such an excellent usb mic picks up sound beautifully with no static at max volume settings picks up sound frome a distance
  • Comes with a nice stand that you can utilize, stands great on my desk and doesn't fall over if you don't hit it.
  • You can add many additions to the microphone such as a shock mount, pop filter and/or hood with ease.
  • The red LED. It looks terrible and is very intrusive. Yes, it lets me know that it's on.
  • It doesn't have the three settings that the Blue Snowball non-iCE has, instead only having the one setting that is most often used, the cardioid.
  • Only has Cardioid mode versus the non-ICE version which has three mode. No XLR output so you won't be taking this into a proper studio
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
MSRP
69.99 $
49.99 $

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