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Found out from Blue that this is a B Stock!
February 16, 2018
Updated review. Bought about 7 months ago and it recently broke. I've used it sparingly for a few podcasts. Initially I thought the audio sounded nice but after comparing it to other mics I have (Rode NTK, AKG C3000B, AKG C414) it just doesn't measure up to good professional quality recording mics. At the most it is good for individual vocals on streaming podcasts, which is what it really is intended for.
Gotta dock a star for Blue's customer service. It took a full week before they replied back to me with a return authorization and they won't even send me a mailing label. I have to eat the shipping cost! I also have to dock another star because they "inadvertently" let me know this was a B-Stock when I registered the serial no. with them! Blue Microphones is selling B-Stock as if they were brand new on their Amazon store! Something was wrong with this microphone to begin with. No wonder it died in less than 7 months with hardly any use at all.
I'm shipping it back at my expense and hope they will honor the warranty. But from my recent experiences with Blue microphones I can't recommend them. Wouldn't buy from Blue again.