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Blue (Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics) is one of the most renowned brands in the world in the production of high-end USB microphones and condenser microphones.
The peculiarity of USB microphones is in reference to the ease and practicality of use. In fact, they represent the most immediate peripherals to use in order to record voice efficiently and with a very high quality. Their great practicality lies mainly in the ease of installation. In many cases, in fact, these devices do not require the installation of any specific program. Often times it will be sufficient to connect the USB cable to your computer, in order to have a better quality in the recording of voices. The USB microphones by Blue, then, are cardioid microphones, that is to say they are able to capture the sounds coming from the front. They are therefore perfect devices to be used in a recording studio. Not all USB microphones, however, are easy to install. In fact, professional and more expensive microphones are equipped with a 48V Phantom socket. The quality, of course, will be higher, but they will need more complex and more expensive equipment.
Condenser microphones, on the other hand, can be classified into two macro categories: large diaphragm condenser microphones and narrow diaphragm microphones. The former are microphones specially designed for recording vocals in a recording studio. The latter, on the other hand, will allow you to better record the sound of high-frequency instruments, such as acoustic guitar and cymbals.
Let’s now analyze the 10 best models of Blue microphones currently on the market, which you can buy on Amazon and other online stores at the most affordable prices.
The best 10 Blue microphones on the market:
Blue Spark Digital – See price or buy
The peculiarity of this USB microphone is that it can be connected to the Apple iPad or iPhone. In this way, it will be possible to transform your device into a real mobile radio station. It is an ideal product for recording vocals, podcasts, and for instruments such as guitars, pianos, brass, and drums.
Plug ‘n play for iPad, Mac and PC: no drivers needed
Headphone jack for zero-latency real-time monitoring
Works with GarageBand ™ and other recording applications
Frequency response: 26Hz – 20kHz
Noise level: 310 db (A-weighted)
Sensitivity: 28 mV / Pa
SPL management range: 65-128 dBA
Blue Yeti – See price or buy
The main feature of this microphone is the ability to change polar patterns. In fact, the three capsules present allow you to vary between 4 different polar models, customizing the way in which the microphone collects sound. The 4 models are: cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional and stereo. The bidirectional mode is mainly used for recording interviews. Stereo mode allows you to record voice and any musical instrument. Cardioid mode is suitable for recording podcasts, vocals and singing. Finally, the omnidirectional mode picks up sound from all directions and is useful for several aspects, including conferences.
Blue Yeti connects to your computer with the USB cable and works well with Windows and any other system. All inputs are located at the bottom of the microphone.
Voltage: 5V 150mA
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Bit rate: 16 bit
Three 14mm condenser capsules
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
The maximum sound pressure: 120 dB (THD: 0.5% to 1 kHz)
Impedance: 16 ohms
Output power (RMS): 130mW
Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB
Blue Yeti Pro – See price or buy
Like the previous one, this microphone also has four sound recording modes: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo. It is a fairly heavy (1 kg) and durable tool. It is used professionally, for example, by professional sports event commentators. Blue Yeti Pro is a USB microphone for easy plug-and-play recording on Mac and PC. The microphone is unable to function simultaneously in analog and digital.
Frequency Response: 15Hz to 22kHz
Maximum recording resolution: 192kHz / 24bit
Three condenser capsules with cardioid, bi-directional, omnidirectional and stereo settings
Analog XLR connection for use with professional equipment
Mountable on mic stand or table stand included for studio or desktop recording
XLR cable and USB cable
Blue Baby Bottle – See price or buy
The sound of this microphone is truly exceptional. It is suitable to be used to record anything, testifying to its immense versatility of use. It will be ideal, therefore, both for the spoken voice and for singing, but also for recording the sound of each instrument (drums, trumpet, cello, saxophone and many others). It is a cardioid microphone, that is, capable of capturing the sounds coming from the front. Included, there is a shock mount, a pop filter and a wooden case.
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Impedance: 50 ohms
Sensitivity: 33.5mV / Pa
Maximum sound pressure: 132 dB SPL
S / N Ratio: 87 dB
Power supply: 48V
Blue Blueberry – See price or buy
Blue Blueberry is a condenser microphone, specially made for recording vocals in a studio. It is a large diaphragm cardioid microphone, which allows you to better intercept the sounds coming from the front. Professional singers have a great time with this Blue branded microphone.
Lower edge of the frequent range: 20 Hz
Upper edge of the frequent range: 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 20mV / Pa
Max. Sound pressure level (SPL): 140 dB
Impedance: 150 ohms
Length: 235 mm
Diameter: 50 mm
Weight: 520 grams
Blue Raspberry Premium – See price or buy
Blue Raspberry Premium is a latest generation mobile USB microphone, ideal for podcasts, YouTube videos, streaming, singing and storytelling. This microphone has an internal speaker, which allows you to concentrate the sound of your voice and minimize room noise. It is compatible with iPhone / iPad and computers on Windows and Mac platforms. You will be able to record at resolutions up to 24 bit / 48 kHz.
Frequency range: 20Hz – 20,000Hz
Maximum SPL: 120dB
Dimensions with stand: 147.5mm × 58.5mm × 46.75mm
Weight with stand: 272.3 grams
24-bit / 48kHz plug-and-play resolution with PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad
IOS compatibility made for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (9.7 inch), iPad Pro (12 , 9-inch), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPod touch (6th generation), iPod touch (5th generation)
Blue Snowflake – See price or buy
This is a professional nature portable USB microphone with a very unique design. The microphone, in fact, is very small, and the cable can be folded in a special internal department. Despite its small size, Blue Snowflake offers an excellent sound level and covers frequencies included in the 35 Hz to 20 KHz range. It is an ideal tool for recording your voice in the studio, but can also be used optimally during interviews.
Works with Garage Band, Logic 7 and Adobe Premier Elements systems
It plugs directly into the USB port of a laptop or desktop computer
no additional driver installation is required, it works in Plug and Play mode
Frequency response: 35Hz to 20kHz
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz
Data transfer rate: 16 bits
Blue Stand is a type of condenser microphone, which allows you to work in both cardioid and omnidirectional modes. You will need to connect the microphone to your computer, via the USB port, regardless of whether it is a Mac or PC. This product guarantees optimal sound and eliminates external noise optimally. Included are a table stand and a USB cable.
Frequency range: 44.1kHz / 16bit
Sensitivity position 1-3: 40-18 kHz
Extra Benefits: No driver installation required when used with PC and Mac
Weight: 460 grams
Dimensions: 325 mm in circumference
Blue Nessie – See price or buy
This condenser microphone allows you to better record voices and instruments, using a normal home computer and the USB port. It is a cardioid microphone, capable of capturing sounds coming from the front. It is ideal for making home recordings. The product will ensure clear sound and limit external noise.
Frequency range: 15Hz – 22kHz
SPL: 100 dB
Bit rate: 16 bit
Voltage: 5V 150mA
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Weight: 0.64 kg
Blue Mikey Digital – See price or buy
Blue Mikey Digital is a stereo condenser microphone with a distinctive and compact design. This model is suitable for home use and to be connected to your mobile phone or tablet, so you can record audio. It is ideal for recording instrument sounds or vocals during interviews. The wide frequency range of this cardioid microphone ensures the best conditions for crisp, clean sound.
Sampling: 44.1kHz / 16bit
Frequency range: 35Hz – 20kHz
Quantization depth: 16 bits
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