Summary: The Yeti is one of the richest sounding, sonically flexible USB microphones money can buy, but its large size makes it inconvenient for portable applications.
Pros: Whether you're recording a podcast, an interview, or a concert, the Yeti's THX-certified sound quality, integrated gain control, and four recording modes (including stereo) make it a top choice for a USB microphone.
Cons: If you're looking for something subtle and portable, the Yeti is not for you. Plus, the wobbly plastic knobs make us wary about durability.
Excerpt: The Yeti isn't a dynamic USB microphone, but with all the settings and cool features you can basically turn this USB mic by Blue Microphones into something that sounds and performs pretty close. Here are some of the reasons we feel the Yeti deserves a place on our review of the best USB microphones , despite its condenser status.
Pros: Four cardioid patterns let you decide sound clarity.
Cons: The Yeti has a high price tag and still requires additional software and accessories in order to get good sound quality.
Excerpt: The Internet is, in many ways, the great equalizer. One merely logs onto a website and champions their opinions, wares, etc. to find a niche following and chase the promise of fame and glory. With this, there has been a seriously large crop of home studios growing in the United States.
Excerpt: (1 items) Imagine a beer can with a bouffant and you have an idea of the size and shape of Blue Microphones’ $150 Yeti USB mic. The thing is enormous and made larger still by a bulky and heavy metal base (you can remove the mic from this base and attach it to a microphone stand thanks to threads on the bottom of the mic). This THX-certified, triple-capsule (recording element) condensor microphone is versatile and offers good-for-the-price—though not outstanding—sound.
Pros: Four pattern modes, Gain knob, Mute switch, Good sound, iPad compatible
Cons: Bulky, Unbalanced sound between back and front of mic, Knob construction feels cheap
Excerpt: Blue Microphones has been making an impressive name for itself with high-end recording equipment. From the portable recording prowess of the Blue Microphones Tiki , to the podcaster's choice, the Blue Microphones Yeti Pro , we've always liked the build and sound quality of Blue Microphone's products.
Excerpt: I've had the mic for a little over a week. Before this Blue USB mic I had an Apex440. What bothered me about it is that it didn't have a high enough signal-to-noise ratio nor the right sensitivity to capture my voice. So I had to incessantly increase the volume recorded and then reduce the background noise, otherwise it would've been very unplea...
Excerpt: Using this microphone is very easy, all you will need to do is plug it in just like you would any USB compatible device. I am normally not a fan of USB microphones because in the past I was not able to find one that was great for voice and for acoustic guitar. This microphone really does it all and because I am a vocalist and acoustic guitar pla...