A Review of Blue Microphones Yeti

Finding the right microphone for your computer can be an overwhelming process. There are so many options in different styles, shapes, sizes, and prices. Which one should you choose? The wrong microphone can frustrate and be time consuming to set up. Not to mention that there are tons of annoying background noises that can ruin an otherwise perfect recording.

Considerations

There are many factors to consider when buying a microphone, from microphone pattern, polar pattern, sensitivity, frequency response, and more. It’s daunting to find the right one for your needs. The Yeti USB mic from Blue Microphones offers studio-grade recordings that capture every detail of your audio with pristine clarity.

From vocals and instruments to podcasts and voiceovers, this mic does it all. The included stand allows you to use a desktop or boom arm for more versatility in your workstation setup.

Ultimate Control Center

The Yeti is the ultimate control center for audio recording. It provides total recording control, with instant mute and microphone gain on the top of the unit. The buttons are designed for easy visibility in any environment. A 3.5mm headphone jack is conveniently on the rear of the mic to provide quick access to headphones.

Technical Specifications

Microphone

  • Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Bit Rate: 16-bit
  • Capsules: 3 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
  • Dimensions (extended in stand): 4.72″ (12cm) x 4.92″(12.5cm) x 11.61″(29.5cm)
  • Weight (microphone): 1.2 lbs (.55 kg)
  • Weight (stand): 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
  • HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Power Output (RMS): 130 mW
  • THD: 0.009%
  • Frequency Response: 15 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Signal to Noise: 100dB

Headphone Amplifier

  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Power Output (RMS): 130 mW
  • THD: 0.009%
  • Frequency Response: 15 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Signal to Noise: 100dB

Pattern Modes

Blue Microphones’ tri-capsule technology gives four different pattern choices to pick from:

  • Cardioid mode delivers rich, full-bodied sound. It is perfect for podcasting, Twitch streaming and music recording.
  • Stereo Mode uses both the left and right channels to capture a wide, realistic sound image which provides ideal results for recording acoustic guitar or choir.
  • Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from all around, so it can pick up changes in background noise. Best used to get the “being there” effect while recording a band’s live performance.
  • Bidirectional mode records from both the front and rear of a microphone. This is good for, when recording a duet or two-person interview.

Final Thoughts

When you’re looking for the perfect recording solution, you don’t want any noise interference! The Yeti USB microphones by Blue help minimize background noise while capturing high-quality audio.