For those who need a bit more shock absorption for their Blue Snowball USB microphone, B&H Photo has created a kit that includes a Ringer shock mount, allowing you to use the Snowball on a standard mic stand. In addition, a pair of closed-back headphones are included for convenient monitoring. The mini tripod stand and cable provide convenient desktop use and connection to your computer.
Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (White)
The white Snowball from Blue incorporates Blue's revolutionary Ball microphone design with the added convenience of a USB output. The USB output allows an audio signal to be fed directly to software-based recording applications without unnecessary preamplifiers or hardware. The Snowball incorporates 2 separate capsules to give you a choice between cardioid and omnidirectional pickup patterns.
The cardioid polar pattern has a more focused pickup and generally "hears" whatever the mic is pointed at, while the omnidirectional pattern picks up sounds in all directions. The sensitivity and signal character of the Snowball result in outstanding clarity and detail while capturing vocals, guitars, drums, and more at CD-quality rates of 16-bit/44.1kHz. A -10 dB pad switch provides added headroom and minimizes distortion when capturing audio at excessive levels. The mic comes complete with a desktop stand and a USB cable so you can begin recording right away.
The USB output enables direct integration with a desktop or laptop computer, allowing CD-quality recording to software-based applications without a preamplifier
The dual-capsule design incorporates omnidirectional and cardioid elements to give you a choice of what the mic "hears"
-10 dB Pad
A -10 dB pad switch eliminates noise and distortion when capturing signals at extreme volume levels
A desktop stand and USB cable are included so you can begin recording right away
Blue Ringer Shock Mount
Designed for Blue's line of spherical microphones (like The Snowball), The Ringer uses elastics to suspend the mic when mounted on a stand. This dramatically reduces low frequency vibrations that can create unwanted noise (like rumbling from footsteps and vehicles). It also doesn't hurt that The Ringer looks really cool! It's compatible with any microphone with a built-in thread mount or a thread mounting clip that fits inside its ring.
Polsen HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
The HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Polsen are designed for monitoring audio in studio, field, mobile, and DJ applications. They feature 50mm drivers that provide a frequency response of 18Hz to 22kHz for accurate reproduction of your audio.
The ear cups on the HPC-A30 have an around-ear (circumaural), closed-back design, allowing for the increased isolation often desired while tracking or monitoring playback. Additionally, the ear cups can be pivoted for single-ear monitoring. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. A padded and adjustable headband provides comfort during extended use. The 32 ohm impedance allows for ample volume when used with mobile devices. The headphones have a single-sided, 9.8-foot cable that terminates in a 3.5mm stereo connector. A 1/4" adapter is included for additional compatibility.