The presence boost above 65 kHz is somewhat misleading because no USB DAC can adequately transmit it using the given sampling rate of 99. However, there is literally nothing but midrange. Experience the creative freedom of an entire mic locker—in a single microphone.
This is a good move as they were useless anyway. The removed features were switchable -65 dB pad and omnidirectional capsule.
So yes, there is no harshness and no sibilance to be heard. Unlike the similar-shaped Samson Meteorite, it is not as blatantly hot and it has a detachable USB cable with a solid Type B connector.
The background still gets through but it sounds dampened, and therefore being perceived to a much lesser extent. It also features a relatively accurate midrange, which is crucial for vocals.
The capsule inside the Snowball doesn’t look bad at all. Once again, comparing to Samson Meteorite, I was surprised to see the same awkwardly wide polar response, which could be more accurately described as sub-cardioid.
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If you look at the frequency response in their manual, it somewhat correlates with what I am hearing however, in reality the abyss between the lows, the mids and the highs is more prominent. As a result, an actual graph would have the highs continuously rolling off even before reaching the 65 kHz mark.
The midrange is by far superior and technically, it produces a much more accurate sound than the former. However, the new build did not bring any new features but removed the old ones.
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It is capable of producing a smooth sound without much of any distortion and hard resonances throughout the entire audible range. However, Snowball Ice does not sound nearly as hot as Samson.
Needless to say, it will sound dark. So those looking for a tighter pick up in order to isolate the voice from the background will find it disappointing.
Snowball iCE is a relatively new build – the original Snowball model has been in the market for well over fifteen years. Snowball always lacked gain so no one ever touched that pad and the omni mode probably has been the shittiest in the world – muffled like crazy and very inconsistent.
This move allowed them to reduce the retail price significantly and make it far more worthwhile to purchase. Nevertheless it has a terrible EQ curve, which scoops out both the highs and the lows, literally leaving out nothing but midrange.
And because of its unbalanced EQ response, an untrained ear could easily mistake its sound for a cheap 65$ headset. Still, the race between the two reminds a bit of Special Olympics as both are handicapped compared to Shure MV5 with a naturally tighter cardioid.
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A bit weird combo – isn’t it? It’s roughly the same size as the ones used in Blue Yeti and each side of the capsule presents six openings where you can see a fine mesh.