Snowball Stories December 6, 2015

You have likely already seen some of our gift guides pop up on 9to5Mac filled with some of the best Mac/iOS accessories and gadgets. While even more of those top picks will be coming your way shortly, for now we will be looking at some great ways to improve your home audio/recording set-up without reaching too deep into your pocket. Down below you’ll find some unique gadgets, connected speakers, Lightning mics, interesting storage options and more: expand full story

Snowball Stories November 25, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Blue Microphones over 35% off: Yeti $85, Snowball $34 Prime shipped

Update 11/25 3:10pm: Amazon now offers for today only the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone Whiteout Bundle with Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for $159 shipped.

One of the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day is a savings of over 35% on select Blue Microphones. The first is the Yeti USB Microphone in white for $84.99 shipped. That’s $45 off the original list price and the lowest it’s been offered at Amazon. It has 3 condenser capsules that can record just about anything and it’s “perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls, ect.” The mic is plug and play on Macs or PCs and over 3,000 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars.

Next up, is the Blue Microphones Snowball Black iCE Condenser Microphone for $34.49 Prime shipped. That’s $25 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it. Features include “crystal clear audio for Skype, Messages and FaceTime”. It’s also plug and play with USB Macs and PCs and it comes with a stand and USB cable. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.4/5 stars and it’s the #1 new release in its category.

Adorama also has the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones (black or white) with the Blue Microphones Yeti USB Condenser Microphone for $169 shipped.

Snowball Stories September 11, 2015

expiredBlue Microphones: Yeti USB (silver or platinum) $85 shipped (Reg. $130), more

Today only, Woot is offering some nice prices on popular Blue Microphones starting with the Yeti USB Mic in silver or platinum for $79.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s $45 under the regular price/Amazon, and the best price we can find.

Perfect for podcasting and home recordings, this is a tri-capsule condenser mic with cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo pattern selections, along with an on-board mute and monitoring output. It is the best selling condenser mic on Amazon and has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 2,800 Amazon customers.

Woot also has the Blue Microphones Snowball USB mic in multiple colors for $49.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. While we have seen this mic dip down to $40, this is currently the best price we can find from a trusted dealer. This is a dual capsule condenser design and includes a desktop stand and USB cable. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 2,100 Amazon customers.

Snowball Stories July 21, 2015

expiredBlue Microphones Snowball USB Mic $40 shipped (Reg. up to $60)

Newegg Flash has the Blue Microphones Snowball USB Mic for $39.99 shipped. That’s more than 50% under the original listing, $16 below Amazon and the best price we can find. It still fetches as much as $60+ at some retailers.

This USB mic will certainly offer much better audio quality than your built-in options, making it great for music production, podcasting and more. It will work with your Mac or PC right out of the box and features a dual cap design, -10dB pad, and comes with the desktop stand seen above, and the USB cable.

It has an impressive 4.5/5 stars from over 2,000 Amazon customers.

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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.

Snowball Stories October 29, 2014

expiredBlue Microphones Snowball USB mic for Mac/PC/iPad (w/ adapter) $40 shipped (orig. $100)

Adorama is offering the Blue Microphones Snowball USB condenser microphone in white for $39.99 shipped. That’s around $60 under the original price, $29 under the average selling price, $15 better than Amazon and matching the lowest we’ve ever seen on this particular model.

The Snowball can be an effective way to get higher quality audio for your voice chats, podcasts and music recording, among other things. It has a dual capsule design to accommodate different recording situations and a handy -10db pad switch for capturing extremely loud signals. It provides a simple set-up right out of the box as well, with a USB cable and desktop stand included. Not only can they be used on both Mac and PC, but also with iPad using Apple’s Lightning to USB camera adapter (or 30-pin).

Like most of Blue’s highly rated USB mics, the Snowball has received great reviews with 4.4/5 stars from over 1,350 Amazon customers.

Snowball Stories October 2, 2014

expiredBlue Microphones Snowball USB mic for Mac/PC $40 shipped (orig. $100)

MacMall is offering the Blue Microphones Snowball USB microphone in white (SNOWBALL-MA) for $39.99 shipped. That’s $60 or 60% under the original listing, $20 under Amazon and matching the best price we’ve ever seen on this model.

Blue’s USB mics are an easy and, all things considered, inexpensive way to get much better audio quality for your recordings, podcasts and voice chats. It features a dual capsule design with omnidirectional and cardioid options for different recording situations as well as a -10dB pad switch which helps to minimize distortion on loud recordings. It ships with the mic itself, a silver desktop stand and a USB cable. Keep in mind Snowball doesn’t just work with Mac/PC, using Apple’s Lightning to USB camera adapter (or 30-pin) it also works with iPad.

Like just about all of Blue’s mic options, the Snowball has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 1,300 reviewers. If you’re interested in something a little more high end, the Blue Yeti condenser will bring even better audio quality and in our review we found the Blue Spark mic to be one of the better USB/Lightning options out there. 

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