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I was, once again, perusing my local record exchange and I came upon a "like new" condition Blue Snowball from the late 2000s. It was on sale for $15 and I had some loyalty points and a coupon that brought the price down to $5. It didn't come with the stand, but I also happened to have some Amazon gift card money...bought a desktop stand and the rest is history! Great for podcasts and things of that nature. I use it primarily for intros, outtros and sample type recordings for my mixes.
People keep mistaking the Snowball iCE for the original Snowball, and there is a huge difference. While they sound the same, they have very different features, and different pricing.
One has two condensers and can have an omnidirectional input, cardioid, and cardioid with a 10 decibel pad, and the other has only one condenser and can only do cardioid input. This version is the second. It's a more recent model than the original because Blue wanted to have an even cheaper recording solution for casual users that use Skype on their iPads and computers.
And for good reason. The sound isn't that bad, and for the price that I got it (A.K.A. way below it's original selling price), it's a stellar $23 microphone..
My only gripe with it is that there's no monitoring the audio input without lag, but there's probably no need for that if you're not making professional quality music.