Excerpt: As its name suggests, the Yeti is big, imposing, and has near mythical abilities. But unlike its Himalayan counterpart, Blue Microphones’ newest USB podcasting mike is most definitely real.
Pros: Sharp, clear recording in all four settings. Stereo setting yields dizzingly dynamic results for podcasting. Bidirectional setting yields audio more intimate than an afternoon in Victoria’s Secret.
Cons: Gain, headphone volume, and pattern-select switches on the mike’s body are awkwardly placed — makes them hard to get at when the mike’s in its stand. Using hefty mike for field work probably not a wise idea.