Blue Icicle XLR to USB Mic Converter/Mic Preamp

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I am not a crook's head
Member Since: Mar 14, 2003

I just saw this for the first time. Anybody used one of these? I'm curious whether or not they're worth anything. Cool idea, for sure.

It's an inline converter that you can use with any mic. It just plugs right into your USB port. Clever, for sure. But I wonder if it actually delivers any acceptable level of sound quality.

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Veni, MIDI, Vici
Since: Jul 02, 2008

Nov 21, 2008 09:55 pm

Noticed those too in the latest zZounds catalog and had the same thoughts. Would be interesting to hear from someone that's actually using one. I'm not very fond of USB for mics, but who knows? The price of the gizmo isn't too bad at least.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Nov 22, 2008 04:29 pm

Being that it is Blue I would assume that it would be pretty good or they would not put their name on it.

That said however, I am not a fan of anything USB that states it does not need dedicated drivers.

The fact it is probably solid state and well built would be hard thought out against the no dedicated driver thing here. I would like to hear one though for sure.

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