Produce professional-quality audio projects with this Blue Yeti USB microphone. Manufactured with Blue's proprietary tri-capsule technology, this mic includes omnidirectional, cardioid, stereo and bidirectional pattern modes. The 3.5mm headphone jack facilitates real-time listening with no confusing sound delay. This Blue Yeti USB microphone comes with variable gain and mute controls for smoother recording sessions.
Designed for professional audios
For use with your existing device.
Electret condenser microphone
Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
For one-touch operation of mute and volume functions.
Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
Gain control, selectable polar pattern
Provides advanced recording technology.
For optimal positioning.
20Hz - 20kHz frequency response
For faithful sound reproduction.
USB plug-and-play connectivity
Enables simple digital recording.
Blue Microphones Yeti; Microphone stand
Yeti USB Multi-Pattern Electret Condenser Microphone
I have a moderately long history in live and studio sound production. I've been a podcaster for 2 years and a musician for 30 years. I pride myself on having the right tools for the job. I can record an interview or podcast or a band or run live sound in just about any scenario short of a 10,000 seat venue.
This mic is a simple mic to use. Plug it in (I'm an Apple user) and it works. The dials are conveniently located and are about on par with what you'd expect to feel on a $100-$150 mic. This is USB-only, so don't plan on using this with any interface (mixer, etc).
This is a CONDENSER mic. Please, please, please! Before you buy any mic, do your diligence and learn a little about mics before choosing which one is right for you. Condenser mics are very hot mics. If you're room isn't treated for sound, you're going to hear every single ambient noise that is in the room (fans, hard drives, mouse clicks, swallowing a drink of water, etc) and any noise that occurs within proximity of the room (dog walks by in the hallway, wife flushes the toilet or decides to brew some coffee, etc).
For those without sound treatment, please, go for a dynamic USB mic if you have to have USB. Mics like the Samson Q2U and the Audio Technica AT2005USB are FINE mics. I have about 50 mics. I podcast with a few like the Shure SM7B, Rode Podmic, Rode Procaster, Blue Encore 300 (condenser), Heil PR30B, etc and the 2 Samson and the AT sound very good when compared to the SM7B or any of the mics I mentioned after.
I have a deep 'radio' voice - boomer bob show for examples - and the 2 USB mics I mentioned are great entry-level mics that should carry you well into your streaming or podcasting endeavor.
Best Buy was very gracious while I was testing mics to suggest to my fellow aspiring streamer/podcaster friends. I was careful to unpack and repackage this mic and they only asked me if there was anything damaged when I returned it. Of course, it was kept clean (I used a pop filter to keep my breath off of the mic) and repacked like new.
Thank you to Best Buy. You consistently remind me why I choose you for my tech-based purchases.
Thanks for the feedback, and the helpful tips to condenser mic users! If you ever have additional feedback or questions regarding Blue products feel free to visit https://support.bluedesigns.com/hc/en-us
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BLUE YETI IS AN EXCELLENT BUY
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I purchased this mic to use for recording voice for a weekly radio show. Corona virus required us to avoid the radio station that my partner and I broadcast a weekly show from. One of my bandmates had purchased the Yeti for his home recordings so I was familiar with it. Its strongest features for computer recording are its switchable polar patterns (4 patterns), input level, headphone output which allows for real time, latency free monitoring and headphone output volume level (a nice feature). From the moment I plugged it into my system I’ve found it easy to use, trouble free and great sounding. I can recommend this mic without reservations.
Compared to just a few years ago, dictation software has vastly improved (especially on the Mac). After a horrible experience 3 years ago, I decided to give it a second go when Nuance released the new version of Dragon Professional for Mac. I started out using a cheap headset microphone, but it was uncomfortable and made me feel tethered.
After hearing from other Mac users of Dragon, the Blue Yeti came highly recommended and was also "officially" supported by Nuance. While $130 initially felt a bit pricey, after getting my hands on it and using it for a few weeks I consider it to be an absolute steal for the price. This mic is a legitimate professional mic that can used in so many different ways - Podcasts, Skype / FaceTime, Google Hangouts, GarageBand, YouTube Blogs, conference calls, and dictation just to name a few.
Initially I thought I would have to have the mic sitting pretty close while I dictated, but I just leave it sitting next to monitor facing towards me at an angle. Despite being nearly 2 feet away, it performed leaps and bounds better than the original plastic headset mic I used initially (which sat about an inch away from my mouth).
The Yetti is nearly perfect, but I do have 1 major complaint. I really wish it had an on/off switch because if you leave it plugged into your computer, it has a red LED that is constantly lit up (if it is muted the LED will blink). The only way to turn it off is to unplug it which can be inconvenient. However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it. Despite this one drawback, I still give it 5/5 stars and my full recommendation!
I am a tech enthusiast gearing up to start a YouTube channel. This was recommended to me by multiple individuals. The three condensers in this mic allow for amazing audio pickup and sensitivity. It probably wouldn't hurt to get a pop filter with this. The overall build of this is solid. This is a quality item being encased in a mix metal body. It looks sharp on the desk. However, the in box mic stand does pick up every tap on the keyboard and thumping on the desk. Other wise no complaints.
I use this for voice overs, recording acoustic instruments and to make regular FaceTime, google hangouts and skype calls as well (paired with my Logitech C930e). Being that I use a Mac Pro I also receive and make phone calls using this mic. Note this can be done with any Mac with OSX Yosemite. I highly recommended this mic. Don't wait on it just jump.
The quality of this mic is impeccable, however it picks up literally everything. If you are looking to use this as a microphone for your computer to stream or do anything other than have short conversations or voice commands then a boom arm is mandatory. The stand it comes with picks up every tap, touch, bump, mouse click, or keyboard stroke that you make. I turned the mic onto cardiod and the gain all the way down and it still picks up my mouse clicks. I have gotten it down to a minimum with some third party programs, but it is still there.
This microphone is excellent for recording your voice or sounds that you need for editing, however it might pick up more than you would like.
This microphone covers a variety of needs very well. I use it to record podcasts with multiple people and tutorials with just me. I have not used it to record music but I am blown away with what I have experienced already and would recommend this to anyone looking to take their podcasts and tutorials to the next level in quality.
Professional microphone at a fraction of the price
Starting a podcasts for the various things we do such as filmmaking and collecting we wanted to have to best in sound. And after researching for microphones the YETI by BLUE kept coming up. Focussing primarily on that microphone I found it to have everything we needed to give us the professional sound we wanted. The fact you can simply unbox it and plug it in without having to download software was amazing and the THX certification was a huge plus We love it so much we bought two.
A:AnswerThe condenser microphone requires a phantom power source in order to use it with the almost anything. Such as an mixer, however this microphone has its own power. Hope that answered your question.
A:AnswerI plug in a headphone jack on the bottom and listen on my headphones. I also have a splitter for up to 4 additional jacks. Otherwise any speakers connected to your computer should work just make sure your mic is muted or you aren't actively listening so that you don't have feedback from the mic hearing itself.
I don't want to lead you the wrong way on this, so I'm weary to say an outright "yes". However, there is a volume-in control that allows you to change the amount of pickup. You can basically set it to a scale of "everything in your house" to "just your voice". The lower you set it, the more your voice sounds like that of a person on a radio... you'll have to get closer to the mic, etc. I was really surprised by how easy this plug in play mic was. It really works great. That said, when I'm recording, I ensure that my central air is off and try to make everything as quite as possible, but it really depends what you're doing with it.
Final Answer: Try it out - you can always return it if it doesn't work out. Good luck!
A:AnswerYou don’t NEED an amplifier for this mic. It’s USB compatible so it can be plugged into anything that has a USB port. Once it’s plugged into a USB port, it automatically turns on. But if you want to record with it, you’ll need to plug it into a computer or recording device that’s USB compatible.