Blue Microphones YETI USB Microphone Review
|Product Name:||Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone|
|Product Dimensions:||5 x 5.5 x 10 inches|
|Shipping Weight:||3.9 pounds|
|Frequency Response:||20 Hz to 20,000 Hz|
|Polar Pattern:||cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo|
The Blue YETI is an extremely popular USB microphone for podcasters the world over. It’s a very affordable microphone ($125 for the microphone alone and $150 for the full set) and boasts great quality for the entry level podcaster.
It is the company’s best-selling model and many people have used (or at least seen) it. The best thing about this microphone is it has 4 different pattern settings. You can set it to block out noise from the rear and sides of the microphone, or if you’re podcasting with a guest, you can set it so you can both speak into the same microphone on different sides.
It’s a pretty versatile piece of gear, and for the low price, it makes it a bargain. Now here’s the thing, you don’t want to speak directly into the top of the microphone like you’re using a stage/live mic. You should be speaking into it from the SIDE of the microphone head.
And if you think the original YETI isn’t good enough for you, they come in two other models – the Yeti Pro and Yeti Studio. The main differences between the models is the audio recording quality (plus some extra bells and whistles. The Yeti Pro is $249 while the Studio version runs in at $150, similar to the original model.
The best part – it covers the entire frequency spectrum of human hearing, ensuring you get a clear, neutral and natural sound from your recordings. If you’re unsure about what’s best for you, you can’t go wrong with the Blue Yeti USB microphone. A ton of people use it, and that’s social proof that can’t be bought.
Here’s a quick look at the Yeti Pro (since it’s the best one) features/specs:
- 4 Recording Patterns – Cardioid, Stereo, OmniDirectional, BiDirectional
- Zero Latency/Lag
- 16 bit resolution w/ 48khz sample rate
- 20hz – 20,000hz frequency response
- Completely Plug-N-Play
If you’re looking for a really great entry level option, get the Blue standard. But if you really want to have a quality microphone that will last a while, consider going with the Pro option. The Studio version will give you higher resolution, but that’s not necessary for the podcasting world.Buy This Microphone on Amazon