Blue Ember Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Discontinued)


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Blue Ember Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Gearank Recommendation

The Ember appeared on our recommended list for Condenser Mics Under $100 from March 2021 until it was out-ranked by other mics in March 2022.


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.

Since it's designed as a broadcast mic, vocals sound present without being sibilant.

You need to us a pop filter or screen otherwise plosives tend to get emphasized without it.

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


  • Frequency Response: 38Hz-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Max SPL: 132dB SPL
  • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+/- 4V)

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Sound On Sound Paul White 90/100
Sound Guys Lily Katz 87/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.
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.

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