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Rated 5 out of 5 by Paulius2444 Excellent Mic
This is an excellent mic, and in my opinion, the best mic you can buy in this price range. The sound quality is crystal clear with great tone.
I use this for voice overs, commentary and podcasting and it's incredibly versatile in that respect. In cardioid mode with the gain set low, you can get a great recording of your voice with 99% of the background noise cut out. Set to omnidirectional with the gain turned up, you can pick up a pin dropping two rooms away.
The monitor feature is also excellent. Plugging in a standard set of headphones into the mic gives you zero-delay feedback on your voice, while also playing system audio. This is great for remote podcasting or music recording. For example, When I'm recording a podcast, I get zero latency monitoring on my own voice, and also get the audio from Mumble through the same set of headphones.
My only minor complaint is the included desk stand. It's extremely well made and sturdy, but it has zero shock absorbtion, meaning sounds from the surface it's on get transferred to the mic. For example, if you have this on your desk and you're typing at the same time, it will pick up every keystroke. You can solve this by placing the stand on something soft (I used a rolled up t-shirt)...but a cheap scissor-arm mic stand is recommended.
Only other minor niggle is that because of the placement of the controls, this mic won't fit a generic shock mount, and Blue's custom made mount is a little expensive at around £60
03 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayJ Good Performance
The Microphone is very sensitive and can the gain can be set according to the distance you're speaking from. The more you turn the gain up the more noise it will be picking up from the surroundings.
Most of the time I am not using it for voice overs, just talk videos. which means a greater distance than 6 inches away. Hence it picks up noise which I have to remove in audacity. The quality of the recording is still great.
The microphone itself feels great as it has a metal grill and body, which gives it a nice heavy feel. If you have a relatively small desk, however, it sticks out like a sore thumb because of its size. The only features that could be improved are the thumb screws on the side that hold the microphone in place when tightened but easily become lose after tilting the microphone a few times, which causes the microphone to slam against the stand. I therefore recommend tightening the screws every time you adjust the microphone and also place a small piece of foam on the part of the stand where it is likely to slam to prevent cosmetic scuffs.
Great product overall
21 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ross7 Fantastic Mic For A Great Price!
The four different settings on this mic make it really versatile. And the quality of sound you can produce with this is just mind blowing. Definitely worth the money.
10 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susan76 The product is excellent for work projects
I bought the blue yet mic after recommendations from colleagues in the US. I need to use it for Podcasts and animation videos. The sound quality is excellent and even although I work in a really noisy office you can barely hear any background noise. A great purchase and a great price. Would definitely recommend this product to anyone who works in learning and development and needs a microphone for similar projects.
04 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by djkeith Love this Mic
I already have this Mic for internet radio shows. My brother also does internet radio shows, so i bought him this for his birthday
23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dasha Brilliant sound quality, and superb build quality
I bought this for my daughter who has her own kind of blog going on and who also records songs in the kitchen! The 4 different pattern settings are perfect for switching from voice over style work to recording her singing along with an acoustic guitar.
The build quality is superb and the MIC stands very sturdy on its base.
21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Garian Great Multi-Purpose Mic
If you want a professional mic for whatever reason, this is the one to get. The only issue I've had with it so far is that when trying to record audio with audacity, the left and right channels aren't 50/50 all the time, but that's easily fixed by plugging into another port.
18 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by turbodude555 My first Pro mic, stunned with the quality
Boy does my video work sound better with this! Having used a headset mic boom arm for years, this is a heck of a step up! Great audio can be had from this when set up correctly! Voice over work is amazing now
29 March 2015