Blue Raspberry USB & iOS Mic Review / Test

Today I review the Blue Raspberry; a travel iOS microphone that records up 24-bit 48kHz. This thing is not only compatible with iOS, but also windows and Mac. Given the limited market for iOS microphones, this is a pretty good option, but if you’re a laptop or desktop user, I think you’re better off getting a standard USB microphone.

Buy the Blue Raspberry

00:00 – Intro / Price
00:21 – Setup / Disclaimers
00:34 – What’s in the Box
00:54 – Build Quality / Walkthrough
01:42 – Specifications
02:01 – Polar Pattern Tests
02:14 – Background Noise Test
02:22 – Distance Test
02:36 – Windows 10 Test
02:50 – iPhone Test
03:07 – Gain Noise Test
03:22 – Music Test
03:54 – Pros & Cons
04:46 – Recommendation / Conclusion
06:03 – Outro

My YouTube Kit:
My Favorite XLR Mics:
My Favorite USB Mics:

NOTE (FULL DISCLOSURE): If you purchase an item using my amazon link, it provides me a small referral fee. For more info check my FAQ page links below.

Check the FAQ to see if your question was already answered:

Vote For The Mics You Want Reviewed:

Check us out, Follow us, & Like us over at:
Personal Twitter:


Oded Hen says:

Do you think the Apogee 96k is better? Or any other mic at the same price?

Nelfie de Jesus says:

hello!! is this enough for asmr videos? thank you

StudioGeek32 says:

hi you rock you are in my vlog!!!

InstantCake says:

Can You review The MXL BCD-1?

Grumpy Gamer says:

I’ve been watching your vids for about a year now and i just get more confused on what to get! Anyone use the Rode podcaster? i have no control on background noise so need a usb dynamic mic. Thanks in advance

The Zanfis says:

Hey man I am planning to move from a built-in microphone on my HyperxCloud 2s to something a bit more serious. I am thinking about XLR microphone with audio interface. My question is: should I get a stereo MIXER or AUDIO INTERFACE like Focusrite Scarlett Solo? What’s the difference between them? What should I get if I want to start uploading videos consistently on youtube and maybe start streaming later on? I would be uploading my PC gameplay.

Is a mixer a good choice if I want to equalize my microphone and put effects on it (demon,radio voice etc etc etc) or should i just get audio interface and use some kind of software?

Thanks for your answer, love ur videos!

Socity 13 says:

Now I’m torn. I need a great portable mic for interviews and I thought this was a viable option. Now I’m having doubts…lol

A-q Khan says:

Great Sir

Michael De Lazzer says:

The microphonics on this one made me sell it. Just touch anywhere near it and it picks up any sound. The Apogee Mic (version 2 or whatever the new one is) performs way better on the road, just bring a sock to control the plosives. I use this for professional voice overs on the road. Record to Twisted Wave on my iPhone and upload to a server. The Apogee is my go-to portable. If I have a little more room in my kit, I use the AT2020 USB for a slightly richer, more neutral sound.

Andrew M. Sheppard says:

Hey Bandrew… gett’a load of _this:_ that shit head, +Frequency Wars Channel Closed, is now making videos *about me!:*

Fawk’n hell… this dumb kid seems to think I’m some sort of self-professed ‘expert’ in audio engineering… while he whines that I don’t compose YT comments at a school child’s level! #NotEvenTrolling

NeoOwnz says:

When I Connect the the iphone cable to the microphone the led stays off and the mic does not record. This happens each time I attempted it. When I Connect USB cable from mic to laptop it works great. What could be causing the mic not to work on my iPhone?

Unicorn Parade says:

I don’t care for the sound of that microphone at all.

Nysttren says:

Review the Floureon BM-800 condenser mic

ChaseCavs says:

I got this on Craigslist for only $30 and since my yeti died this is my new daily lol not bad so far. But yes I agree on shock and the cheap feeling of it.

vgamesx1 says:

For recording apps you might give Hi-Q and RecForge II a try, they have more recording options and recforge even has an audio editor. (oh wait, sorry I just remembered that you were using iOS and I don’t know if those apps even exist there.)

Random Videos says:

Hi can you do any DI box review?

Aaron Fantazii #AFLive says:

Oh My Gosh you did the Review I wanted, Thank you !!!!

Anonymous Rex says:

Would u say this is better than irig mic studio

reggiep75 says:

2:22 – One day you have to say ‘I’m Batman!’ or another grunted Batman quote for a laugh!

Blueon123's factory says:

Can you do let’s plays

Firmbie says:

Another great review.Thank you good sir.

shivam singh says:

Suggest me a usb mic for making youtube tutorial which sounds good even at distance of 1 feet and capable to reject background noise.

DaXo says:


Jim Mulkern says:

Do a versus between all of the MXL mics you have!!!!!!!!

FoodTechLife says:

What!? $200 That’s silly.

Gaurav Agrawal says:

Hey podcastage if possible then do a review of AKG C3000
It was not in your voting list thats why I am asking you

Șerban says:

50£more because IOS compatibility..

Scott Johnson says:

Got one on clearance at Best Buy for $80

Ezequiel says:

Someday you’ll make a “Best condenser (XLR) mics under $50/$100”?

love ur videos!

Write a comment


Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Do you like our videos?
Do you want to see more like that?

Please click below to support us on Facebook!

Send this to a friend

▷ Other ReviewsVehicles   Show Cars   Motorbikes   Scooters   Bicycles   Rims & Tires   Luxury BoatsFashion   Sunglasses   Luxury Watches   Luxury Purses   Jeans Wear   High Heels   Kinis Swimwear   Perfumes   Jewellery   Cosmetics   Shaving Helpers   Fashion Hats   Modeling TipsFooding   Chef Club   Fooding Helpers   Coktails & LiquorsSports   Sport Shoes   Fitness & Detox   Golf Gear   Racquets   Hiking & Trek Gear   Diving Equipment   Ski Gear   Snowboards   Surf Boards   Rollers & SkatesEntertainment   DIY Guides   Zik Instruments   Published Books   Music Albums   Cine Movies   Trading Helpers   Make Money   Fishing Equipment   Paintball Supplies   Trading Card Games   Telescopes   Knives   Vapes   GameplaysHigh Tech   Flat Screens   Tech Devices   Camera Lenses   Audio HiFi   Printers   USB Devices   PC Hardware   Network Gear   Cloud Servers   Software Helpers   Programmer Helpers   Mobile Apps   Hearing AidsHome   Home Furniture   Home Appliances   Tools Workshop   Beddings   Floor Layings   Barbecues   Aquarium Gear   Safe Boxes   Office Supplies   Security Locks   Cleaning ProductsKids   Baby Strollers   Child Car Seats   Remote ControlledTravel   Luggages & Bags   Airlines Seats   Hotel Rooms   Fun Trips   Cruise Ships   Mexico Tours