Blue Ember Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 425+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$90
Blue Ember Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

The Blue Ember features a compact form factor with a tight cardioid polar pattern.

Primarily designed for streaming but also equally adept for vocals and voice overs, the Ember has a custom, side address diaphragm and a slightly scooped midrange for a more "open" sound that's ready for broadcast.

Features

  • Frequency Response: 38Hz-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Max SPL: 132dB SPL
  • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+/- 4V)
  • Best For: Voiceovers / Vocal recording, Podcast / streaming

Pros

Many users praise the Ember for its clarity for voices. Since it's designed as a broadcast mic, vocals sound present without being sibilant. Others liked the slim form factor as it does not get in the way of their vision whether during streaming or reading scripts and lyrics in front of them.

Cons

Needs a pop filter or screen. Plosives tend to get emphasized without it.

Overall

For streaming, voice recordings, singing and other general recording duties, the Blue Ember is a clear sounding, compact mic that does the job well.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Condenser Mics Under $100.

About the Author

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.