Blue Microphones Spark Condenser Microphone Review
|Product Name:||Blue Microphones Spark Condenser Microphone|
|Product Dimensions:||7.8 x 1.8 x 2 inches|
|Shipping Weight:||2.8 pounds|
|Frequency Response:||20 Hz to 20,000 Hz|
Another entry in the Blue Microphones family is the SPARK. This is a seriously professional quality microphone that is considered a beast by many. But it comes with it’s drawbacks. For instance, the microphone is so powerful it needs a separate source of power to power it up (called phantom power).
So if you decide to go with this microphone, you’ll likely need to buy some additional equipment. This fact doesn’t make it the ideal choice for most podcasters. Yes, you want high quality, but you shouldn’t have to build a recording studio to get to where you want to be.
If you decide to go with this microphone, coming in at about $150-$200, expect to dish out another couple hundred for an audio interface you can plug it into.
The microphone itself does have great detail to its recordings and it does boast some great circuitry and design. But for podcasting purposes, I don’t think it’s your best bet – although it will do the trick (and do it well).
It does have a USB connection, but you’ll need a USB audio interface, and won’t be able to plug it directly into your computer. Your best bet will be to buy the $50 XLR-USB converter from Blue so you can get it working right.
Here’s a quick look at the technical specs of the Blue SPARK:
- USB Condenser Microphone
- Comes with custom shock-mount and pop-filter
- 20hz – 20,000hz frequency response
This is yet another great option from Blue Microphones and is the actual mic that YouTube sensation Pewdiepie uses. So there’s that… But all-in-all it’s a great mic at a great price, and you can tell by the reviews/ratings on amazon, that people love it.Buy This Microphone on Amazon