Do you want a plug and play microphone for which you don’t have to spend hours tweaking audio settings? Then Blue Yeti Microphone is one of the best options. This amazing microphone comes with a stand. It is a heavy beast weighing 3.5 lbs and standing a foot high. This microphone is mostly used by podcasters. For $179 the Blue Yeti Microphone is surely an excellent microphone to buy.
- Weight: 3.5 lbs (1.58 kg)
- Controls: Mute, Volume
- Included Accessories: Microphone Stand
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
- Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
- Capsules: 3 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
- Dimensions (extended in stand): 4.72″ (12cm) x 4.92″(12.5cm) x 11.61″(29.5cm)
- Colors: Silver, Aztec Copper, Blackout, Lunar Gray, Midnight Blue, Platinum, Slate, Space Gray, Steel Red, Whiteout, and Prime Red.
The three-capsule multi-pattern microphone design of Blue Yeti Microphone distinguishes it from other USB microphones. The capsules are arranged in a triangular layout, each 14mm.
This microphone offers four different recording patterns. They include Stereo, Cardioid, Bidirectional, and Omnidirectional. The three-capsule layout is an awesome new design, not usually found in most microphones.
At the bottom of the microphone, the headphone and USB ports are present. There is a headphone volume button at the front and a mute button as well. The mute button also works as a power light that lets you know when the microphone is plugged in. Despite being one of the best microphones, the large size of the Blue Yeti Microphone sometimes makes it inconvenient to carry.
Blue Yeti Microphone is best for recording podcasts, dialogues, or even music. All thanks to its four recording patterns. The Cardioid mode is perfect for podcasting, music recording, voice-overs as well as instruments.
This mode records sound sources that are in front of the microphone. It delivers a rich and full-bodied sound. In the Stereo mode, the left and right channels both are used to capture a wide and realistic sound image. It is best if you’re recording an acoustic guitar or a choir.
The Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all sides around the microphone. It is ideal if you’re recording a live performance of a band, a multi-person podcast or even a conference call. The Bidirectional mode records from the front and rear of the microphone. It is good for recording a two-person interview or a duet.
Blue Yeti Microphone has a lot to offer when it comes to performance. The most important thing is that this is the first microphone that has received the coveted THX certification. This certification is given to the Blue Yeti Microphone due to many factors.
They include tests for signal-to-noise ratio and frequency response and the proof of performance consistency across multiple product batches. In simple words, the Blue Yeti Microphone offers high-quality sound and it is also capable of sounding good for each and every user. This microphone delivers excellent sound quality. Moreover, no installation is needed.
WHAT I LIKE:
- Amazing sound quality
- Four different recording patterns
- Plug and play
- Worth the price
WHAT I DON’T LIKE:
- Inconvenient to carry to its weight.