• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for Podcasting and Videochat!

    Just wanted to clarify something I was not aware of before purchasing. The headphone-out on the back is the best feature since it allows zero-latency monitoring. Furthermore, if you switch the audio output on your mac to the mic, you'll get the monitor plus any audio output from your computer. This lets you video chat while hearing yourself. I'm not sure why this is so fantastic but it somehow is.

    The negatives would be the size (hard to avoid since it needs to be elevated) and also the materials. I'd love this to be aluminum or another metal even if were 2x the price. That said, it still looks solid and will probably last a long while. Another negative is its ability to pick up voice from afar - this might be inherent in the way sound works but when you are right up close to the mic the detail is about 5x as opposed to 6" away. The shock mount is also not all it is cracked up to be. Take these negatives with a grain of salt since there are many more positives than negatives.

    Overall it is solid and I'd not hesitate to purchase it again. Making a mic with professional-grade construction with the same consumer-driven features would be the icing on the cake. Still the best desktop mic I've used and I'd highly recommend.

    93 of 104 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Microphone that will Improve the Quality of Home Recordings!

    The audio this microphone produces in voice mode is at least as good, if not better, than anything I could create through hours of post-production editing. Nessie is going to be a real time saver.

    The mute button is a little sensitive. It’s a capacitive button which means you simply have to touch it for it to respond. A very light brush across its surface can cause Nessie to mute. The button is very sensitive and it became a little annoying when I tried moving the mic into a different position. Several times I inadvertently turned mute on when I held the base to move the mic. I didn’t realize that one of my fingers had brushed against the button. When mute is turned on the LED in the base slowly blinks. I wish the mute button was a little higher up on the neck.

    There’s not much to mention about the adjustable serpentine neck. The head’s range of motion is limited.

    Nessie works well with Dragon Dictation. With the mic set in voice mode, I ran through Dragon Dictation’s voice training. It didn’t miss a word. Even when I dictated some real text later on, the word recognition was perfect. There wasn't one mistake. This microphone will improve the quality of any home recording.

    81 of 85 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Voice overs

    I like this mike. For voice overs it is much better than all others that I have tried. The only fault is that the design of the mike lets it flop down from the upright holder. Poor design there. [Same thing on both Nessies that I have used.] But it works and works very well.

    52 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work with my ipad

    Based upon the information here, I purchased the Nessie mic to use with my ipad. When I tried to use it, the ipad indicated that it did not have adequate power to run this device. I contacted the Blue Mic company and they confirmed that the Nessie mic needs a powered USP to work with the ipad and the "camera connector" mentioned on this site is not powered. I was forced to return the item. The product was fine, but did not work with my ipad 3, even with the camera connector.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product.

    I have had one for quite some time now and it really is a fantastic microphone. It's perfect for the home user, whether recording podcasts, music tracks, or just chatting with friends, it does the job and does it very well. This is the second time I have owned a Blue Microphone (My first was a Snowball) and it certainly won't be the last. I highly recommend it.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great For Podcasts & Commentaries!

    I got this microphone straight from Apple website and its perfect. The audio quality is very high and perfect for YouTube, Podcasts or anything you do. All you have to do is to remove the background noises if your computer is noisy. I love it for my YouTube Channel.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Microphone!

    This mic is definitely worth the money. So, if you're are looking for a professional mic, please get it.

    -Sound is great
    -3 settings (music, voice, and raw)
    -Headphone jack
    -Has good grip
    -Lights indicate status of mic
    -VERY easy setup
    -Pop filter and shock mount work well

    -Picks up every single noise about within 100 ft of mic (could be good or bad)
    -Mute button can be turned off/on easily
    -Materials are plastic, not metal

    Overall a great mic. The first time I listened to it, I was blown away because it makes anything sound 10x better. Anyway, if you're looking for a good mic for $100, get this one. It is seriously AMAZING!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Microphone

    I can't compare this to the other mics in the Apple Store. I haven't bought them. However, I can say without a doubt that I love this microphone for voice. I haven't tried it with music yet. I love the heavy feel. This is a solid piece. It looks very stylish. After making a few voice recordings I am really quite surprised the difference that a very high qualify microphone makes. I actually like my voice on the recordings. I have tried headsets before. I never cared for the feel and I didn't like the quality. This is much different.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    It took me a while to figure out the best way to use this mic for singing with Garageband on my iMac. If I get closer than about 20 cm it can hear my headphones. Sometimes it records crackly sound, but I can clear that by unplugging it and plugging it in again, then recording again. It also records very quietly: I have to boost the volume in GB as high as it will go (+6 dB). Not brilliant for $NZ195.00

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    planned malfunction

    the warranty on the product is 2 years and i bought this microphone 2 years and 6 weeks ago. today, i wanted to video-record a presentation in camtasia and it just went off an on. like it's pulsating. i first thought that it's a connection problem but i tried other usb peripherals and they work perfectly with the ports. the light around the base stays lit, but when i plug headphones into the mic i can hear that it stops recording every 2-3 seconds. it's a nightmare.

    worked for 2 years with gentle use, but it's just junk now.

    3 of 7 people found this useful