Product Comparison: Blue Snowball vs Blue Snowflake


General Specifications
Brand
Blue
Blue
Model
Snowball
Snowflake
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.
Snowflake is a portable high-quality condenser microphone that lets you capture high-quality audio at any location. It features a precision-tuned capsule, digital converter and custom onboard preamp to ensure optimum performance. And the ultra-compact design gives you the freedom of pristine sound on the go. Simply place Snowflake right on your laptop screen or desktop, plug into a USB port and get great sound in no time.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Silver
Height
4 in.
2.4 in.
Width
4 in.
6.1 in.
Depth
4 in.
4.1 in.
Weight
1.01 lbs.
1.01 lbs.

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowflake

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowflake

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowflake

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowflake

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 Snowflake USB Microphone
  • Seems very sturdy. Design for shipping and travel is great for a USB mic
  • Pretty good build quality, better than most consumer products.
  • It's light weight and small enough to carry with you when you are on the go.
  • A bit big, huge compared to cheap yet good mic jack microphones.
  • The weight just makes it a bit less stable when perched on the top edge of the laptop. Any bump can knock it forward and off it's perch
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
35 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
18 kHz
20 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
Precision-tuned Blue condenser capsule for high-quality audio, Proprietary digital converter and preamp, Ultra-compact design for maximum portability, Plug-and-play driverless set-up and performance

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowflake

Blue Snowball

Blue Snowflake

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 Snowflake USB Microphone
  • Good recording quality when close to the speaker
  • Built-in soundcard (A/D converter) with quite good quality. No need to worry about the humming noises of laptop internal sound cards, and no need to mess with external sound cards.
  • USB compatibility. Truly plug-and-play.
  • Surprisingly high noise/ low sensitivity when on the screen
  • Picks up too much ambient sound. Even a slight wind generates unacceptably high level of background noise. Completely unusable outdoors.
  • Excellent sound quality, but the form factor is a little quirky. I like its portability, but it doesn't sit too well on top of a thinner laptop screen as the "clip" can't be adjusted to clamp securely
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
MSRP
69.99 $
59.99 $

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