Blue, now owned by Logitech, has launched a new accessory related to the world of audio that will continue to corner its most direct rivals. Because the new Blue Icepop is a microphone that you can add to some of your most popular headphones to enjoy higher quality sound with the use of its Blue Voice software.
Icepop, an upgrade to the microphone of your headphones
Blue’s microphones have been very popular in recent years, today they continue to be despite the fact that there are already very solid proposals for all kinds of uses. From microphones for podcasts or direct on Twitch from brands like Shure, Rode, etc., they offer a great performance and sometimes better results because they are mostly dynamic and not condenser type.
However, it cannot be denied that the company part of Logitech continues to know how to do things well and now presents Icepop. This new microphone designed to update the one included in some of its most popular headphones with microphones is nothing really new, but it will allow anyone looking for a quality bonus to take that leap without changing all the equipment.
This new microphone will be familiar to you, because we have already seen some similar proposals. It is basically a microphone like the one that many other helmets include. Through a 3.5mm Jack connector the new Icepop can be used in helmets such as the Logitech G Pro X, G Pro or even the Astro A40. What’s more, any helmet with the possibility of connecting the microphone out of the way will be able to use it.
- Type: Electret Condenser
- Pickup Pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
- Size: 9.9mm
- Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
- Sensitivity: -45 dB (+/- 3 dB)
Regarding the characteristics, it is a more sensitive mic than those that these headphones with mic usually include. This is good as you will be able to capture more nuances of the voice, but you will have the risk (as with other Blue mics) of picking up more external noise. Hence, along with the micro also comes a new software with improvements that help to get the most out of it through different settings.
What is interesting is that the microphone includes an anti-pop filter. That is, a protection so that words with plosive consonants where there are normally “p” and “b” sounds do not generate those annoying noises during recording or broadcast.
Icepop by Blue and other alternatives
With all this, if you have one of the compatible headphones and want to improve the sound quality when you do a live show or simply play online video games with friends, the price of the new Blue Icepop is 49.99 euros.
However, this is not the only option of this type that exists, there are other brands that have long been offering solutions for all those users who seek to improve the sound without having to change headphones. One of them is ModMic , which we have already talked about on occasion. This microphone that can be placed and used with any headset is one of the most popular solutions. But it is not the only one, there is also the AntLion microphone.