Neat Microphones Announces Bumblebee II USB Mic for Gamers and Streamers
Neat Microphones has announced the Bumblebee II USB microphone, a $99 product targeting content creators, steamers, and gamers with a sleek design that should fit into any setup. It’ll be launching on December 12th.
Like the new Skyline model I reviewed recently, the Bumblebee II blends Neat’s years of professional microphone design experience with a modern aesthetic that’ll be right at home on your desk. As this model targets gamers, streamers, and creators both professional and aspiring, it has full compatibility with standard microphone mounting hardware. It also includes a cool little stand, and the impressively large 25mm capsule is internally shock mounted, which should help eliminate the noise issues I’ve had with some other small mics.
I think this microphone looks great, and I’m hopeful that it’ll live up to the performance of the recent Roccat Torch. Both Roccat and Neat are part of the Turtle Beach family, and where the Torch offered a fun dynamic “gamer” look, the Bumblebee II has a more subtle design for those looking for a different style. I also love that it has built-in mic monitoring, a must for a competitive USB mic at this price.
For even more details about the Bumblebee II you can check out the press release below. None of the links featured in this story are affiliate links as I don’t believe in the practice.
NEAT MICROPHONES EXPANDS 2021 PRODUCT HIVE — REVEALS THE VERSATILE BUMBLEBEE II USB MIC FOR STREAMERS, CONTENT CREATORS, AND GAMERS
Bumblebee II is Neat Microphones’ All-New USB Condenser Microphone Featuring Professional-Quality 24 Bit/96 kHz Digital Audio for Just $99.99 MSRP
White Plains, NY — November 17, 2021 — Neat Microphones, the innovative brand of high-quality digital USB and analog microphones from Turtle Beach Corporation (Nasdaq: HEAR), today revealed the Bumblebee® II Professional Cardioid USB Condenser Microphone, the latest microphone unveiled as part of Neat’s all-new 2021 line-up. Neat recently launched its new King Bee II XLR and Skyline USB microphone. The Bumblebee II is the latest bee to emerge from the same experts that founded Blue Microphones and have designed transformative, award-winning microphones that have changed how professional creators capture their voice, music, and more. The Bumblebee II is Neat’s successor to their original acclaimed Bumblebee mic which was often cited as a top choice for consumers and professionals. The Bumblebee II improves on its predecessor’s high bar by delivering even higher quality audio capture while maintaining its exceptional $99.99 MSRP. The Bumblebee II launches December 12, 2021 and is available for pre-order today at participating retailers, including Amazon, zZounds, American Music Supply, and Sweetwater.
“Bumblebee II features a 25mm capsule — larger than any other product in its price range — that delivers full, rich sound that will set a new standard for what consumers and professionals get out of a high-performance USB mic for $100,” said Skipper Wise, Founder of Neat Microphones and Vice President at Turtle Beach. “Bumblebee II is the next step in USB microphone design and is a perfect example of what you get from our team that has worked together designing microphones for decades.”
The Bumblebee II is a versatile and easy-to-use USB condenser microphone that offers professional-quality 24 bit/96 kHz digital audio output. It’s the ideal solution for voice conferencing, content creators, streamers, podcasters, gamers, vocalists, musicians, and voiceover artists. With its single, internally shockmounted, medium-sized 25mm condenser capsule, the Bumblebee II is an excellent personal mic for laptops, desktops, tablets, and any other audio device with a USB port. Plus, the Bumblebee II features a zero-latency headphone monitor with volume control, mic gain control, and mix control for monitoring source and playback. The sleek and sturdy yoke-mounted desk stand allows stability on any surface, and the Bumblebee II can be easily used with a traditional mic stand or boom mount. A USB Type C to USB Type A cable is included.
For the latest information on Neat Microphones’ lineup of professional and consumer microphones, visit https://www.neatmic.com.
About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (corp.turtlebeachcorp.com) is one of the world’s leading gaming accessory providers. The Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com) is known for pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for the last decade. Turtle Beach’s ROCCAT brand (www.roccat.com) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Under the ROCCAT brand, Turtle Beach creates award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach’s Neat Microphones brand (www.neatmic.com) creates high-quality USB and analog microphones for gamers, streamers, and professionals that embrace cutting-edge technology and design. Turtle Beach’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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