Blue Microphones SnowBall iCE USB Microphone (78908Q)

  • Model #: 1974
  • Web Code: 10197278
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The Snowball iCE is a USB mic with HD audio. It delivers an audio quality that's beyond anything your computer's built-in mic could ever hope to achieve. And with an easy plug 'n' play design, it works perfectly for both PC and Mac computers.

More Information

  • Custom condenser capsule offers crystal clear audio making it ideal for voice, instrument or band recordings
  • Easy USB plug 'n play design lets you connect directly to Mac or PC; no drivers to install
  • Go from desktop to laptop to iPad (with Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit; sold separately)
  • Improves audio quality on Skype, Windows Live, Google Talk, and Yahoo! Messenger
  • Create podcasts and add HD audio recordings to home movies, YouTube, SoundCloud or Myspace
  • Includes adjustable desktop mic stand and USB cable
  • System requirements: Windows 7, Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional, or Mac OSX 10.4.6 or higher

What's in the Box?

  • Blue Microphone USB Microphone
  • User Guide
  • USB Cable


  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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4.6 / 5
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  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Decent quality but lacks sensitivity

The mic is very small and thus doesn't take up much space, the quality of it is quite fine, including the audio quality. But the mic has to be right up against you for the audio to even be audible, it's not great for recording music even though they advertise that as a strong suit of the mic. It's a mediocre mic that is accessible because it is USB, but your better off paying for a better mic that doesn;t have to be right against your mouth for it to be audible.

  • from Windsor, ON

Blue Microphones SnowBall iCE USB Microphone (78908Q)

A wonderful mic that performs perfectly for my needs. The only drawback is the stand needs space to sit properly.

  • from canada


I used to stream with my old headset mic with bad quality and my viewers said it. I saved up little money to buy it. Now my viewers on twitch and YouTube love it. I don't sound like i'm 5 either I sound my age.

  • from Toronto, ON

Very nice, totally worth it.

Was looking for a good quality microphone. I was 50/50 on returning it if it wasn't really good. This mic is totally worth it and good quality, easy to use. Will be holding onto this little guy :)

  • from Waterloo Region, ON

Great mic

We use this for professional dictation. It is a marked improvement over the built in mic on our iMacs. We were so pleased that we purchased a second. Our only caution to buyers is that it is much bigger than anticipated. It is about the size of a softball.

  • from South Cayuga

Pretty good

The quality seems decent, it's not obnoxious or bulky like other mics I've had are. The stand is a little awkward, and the fact it doesn't swivel left or right is kind of a bummer as well. 8/10 would reccomend

  • from Ottawa, ON

Frequently cuts out

I don't know if I just happened to get a lemon or not, but this thing just constantly cuts out. I've tried it on 4 different machines (2 pcs and 2 macs) and it's the same on all of them.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Perfect for my needs

Picked this up to replace my old cheap mic for gaming and game recording. Sound quality is excellent for the price.

  • from Moose Jaw, SK

Nothing but impressed

The audio quality is great for spoken word or singing. It works fine with music as well. You don't have to be right next to it for it to work as well. I like this.

  • from Lower Sackville, NS

Blue Microphones SnowBall iCE USB Microphone

works great. I am very pleaed with it s performance

  • from Edmonton, AB

Easy to set up; Great for Skype

I sent this to my Mom & Dad as a Christmas gift, because the built-in microphone on their computer was cutting out all the time when we talked via Skype, and wasn't picking up half of what they said, especially if there was any noise on my end of the conversation. They received it only a few days after I ordered it and were able to set it up themselves with no issues (!!). Now I can hear them very clearly, with no cutting out or duplex issues.

  • from Medicine Hat, AB

Snowball ICE review

I recently picked up this product for youtube videos and the quality is great! I got mine on sale for [price] so the price is more than fair. Great for youtube vids.

  • from Kelowna BC

Super Good Mic!

If you getting it for YouTube it's a super good mic! Really high quality!

  • from Ottawa, ON


Excellent for making youtube videos, picks up sound clear and from across the house, but for gaming if you don't have push to talk it gets annoying since people can hear the keyboard tapping sound( especially cherry mx blues)and mouse clicking. Good overall

  • from Crooked Creek, AB

A great little microphone.

This microphone is awesome. I bought one today. I plugged it in and the drivers automatically installed. I tested it out and it sounded great. It is good for someone with little desktop space. It looks good too. For the cheap price it's a great microphone. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Best mic

You can upgrade to the yeti for (price) more but there is not much difference best mic out there

  • from Toronto, ON


Best YouTuber Mic

  • from Scarborough, ON

Very Good Product

I have been using this product to produce youtube videos and stream on twitch. I find this mic to be of high quality and enjoy using it. It fits nicely on my desk and doesn't waste a lot of space, which some people may have a very crowded desk like myself. I would recommend buying this mic if you are just starting out and need a well priced microphone.

  • from Brampton, ON


Professional sounding mic. Easy to use and quite versatile.

  • from Chase, BC

Great Microhpone

This microphone works great!! The sound quality from it is crystal clear! I got it for Skype because all of my friends were complaining about my old microphone. Anyways, I did, however, have some issues setting it up. I plugged it in and it installed its drivers and whatnot, but when I went on Skype or just my sound recorder programme, it said problem with recording device. After going into my device manager and uninstalling the driver, unplugging the microphone and plugging it back in and reinstalling, it worked! I have a Gateway laptop with Windows 8 that I use this microphone with.

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