Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2015
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First of all, you need to know that in this review i wont be going over specs and technical stuff. The shipping was really quick and the package arrived on a perfect condition.I posted pictures from the start of opening the box to the end(they are in disorder, amazon uploaded them like that). The mic comes well protected in a box,inside another box as it's showed on a pic. The casing is beautiful enough to put on a shelve and admire. What you get is a simple and little user guide, the snowball itself, a tripod, and a large and very well made usb. The construction materials, from the snowball and the tripod, are really good, or at least mostly (later i will explain). Everything is great looking.
It's really important the fact that you don't really need to be kind of "eating" the mic when talking to get a good sound and voice as most of the people say,unless you speak kind of whispering, but if you talk normally, not loud, but not too low, you'll be perfectly fine, im usually between 3 inches, and other times like a foot away from the mic, and it does it's job great. Of course, if you want to get the best possible sound quality, you'll want to talk into the mic pretty close to it, not more than 4 inches away, but that will also get you the Ps and Ds sound much more louder so a pop filter would be perfect for that situation. In my case, as i'm usually between 7 inches, and a foot away, by talking on a normal way, it gets my voice really well, and when i have to speak lower, i just use window's sound device's properties to make the snowball pick extra sound ( being at 70% when speaking normally, and 100% when i need to speak lower because of any situation) or, you can just do it the old school way and be close to the mic, and as im not too close to the mic and i dont speak TOO directly into it, it gets good sound, no noise, and no p's and d's.
By the moment everything is perfect, until now. The tripod comes with a little but helpful extension for the mic to be 2 inches higher (which may seem like nothing but it helps a ton), and in my case, that extension was EXTREMELY difficult to strech or extend, i did even watch unboxings where everybody got it right easily, but mine was too though and hard to extend, obviously without using too much strenght to avoid breaking it. After getting some help to carefully get it right without breaking it, i putted it on the mic, and when trying to secure it i saw that it wasn't holding the mic right, it was like italy's pizza tower, so i open it by taking out the extension from the tripod, and i see some cheap, awful piece of plastic completely broken and loose. After removing that little piece of plastic and replacing it with a watch mesh and some tape, i was able to get the extension right.( i did not posted any pictures of it because it was hard to find the right spot for the extension to hold the mic right, so i don't want to touch that too much rn)
Now everything works fine, but when i want to move the snowball's angle, the extension gives up and i have to get it right and secure it all again by finding the right spot which bothers me a lot.
I wanted to give this mic so badly 5 stars but that really little piece of crappy plastic bothered me so much that i can't. I'm sure this was just a problem that just my product came with.
To be fair, even though that insignificant but kinda bothering problem that i had, this is still the BEST price-quality microphone on the market for under $100, and i would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great quality and sound recording mic without needing to spend more than $100, even if you're on a budget of $120, i would recommend getting this mic and some good quality pop filter($20) and mic boom arm($30) as i did(which i'm not including on the photos because im not currently using them). I'm really happy with it, it's worth every single dollar, don't doubt on buying it, it's one of the best purchases you can do.