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“Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording and Streaming on PC and Mac, Blue VO!CE effects, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain…

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Last updated on September 6, 2021 12:47 pm
  • Custom Three-Capsule Array: Produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube, game streaming, podcasting, Zoom calls and music.
  • Blue VO!CE Software: Craft the perfect broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.
  • Four Pickup Patterns: Flexible cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns allow you to record in ways that would normally require multiple mics.
  • Onboard Audio Controls: Headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and mic gain put you in charge of every level of the recording and streaming process.
  • Unique Positionable Design: Adjust and pivot the microphone in relation to the sound source to optimize your sound quality.
  • Plug ‘n Play on Mac and PC: Instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.

Specification: “Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording and Streaming on PC and Mac, Blue VO!CE effects, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain…

Product Dimensions

‎12.45 x 11.94 x 29.46 cm, 1.59 Kilograms

Item model number

‎988-000101

Colour

Connector

‎USB

Hardware Interface

‎USB

Material

‎Plastic, Metal, Zimanc

Hardware Platform

‎PC

Power Source

‎Corded Electric

Voltage

‎5 Volts

Item Weight

‎1 kg 590 g

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

‎China

Imported By

‎Savex Technologies Private Limited, S1, Gala No:1-2, 101-102, Perana Industrial Complex, Anjur Phata- Mankholi Rd Village, Bhiwandi District, Thane, 421302, Maharashtra

13 reviews for “Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording and Streaming on PC and Mac, Blue VO!CE effects, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain…

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  1. P Supriya

    I got my blue yeti yesterday. I was very excited to record with it- but i faced some technical difficulties.
    The recordings i did with my blue yeti had no sound captured at all !!! I looked the problem up on internet and most of the comments suggested that my mic must be defective. I became so dejected 🙁 But i decided to look into the settings and it turned out that actually the problem was just because of a few basic settings. To summarize it:
    1) I found that my laptop sets yeti as default “playback” and recording device automatically. So basically after recording i was trying to listen the recording from my laptop’s speaker when actually i was supposed to listen it through a headphone plugged into yeti itself. When i did just that i found that the recordings were not soundless at all 🙂 🙂 🙂 Phew! I am so relieved.
    The recordings play fine via the computer’s speaker ‘after’ plugging out yeti from the laptop because it again sets computer’s speaker as default playback device ( and that’s why it’s audible from the normal computer speaker once the yeti is out).
    2)Now to listen the recordings even when yeti is plugged in the computer i,
    – went to computer’s sound control panel
    – set computer’s speaker as default playback device
    – AND THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED 🙂
    I looked up at a lot of websites but none suggested that this simple thing could be the problem 🙂
    So If anyeone else is facing the same difficulty as me, you can try out what i did. I hope it helps:)
    By the way I am super happy with the sound quality i am getting with yeti 🙂 🙂

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  2. James Y. Kim

    Updated review. Bought about 7 months ago and it recently broke. I’ve used it sparingly for a few podcasts. Initially I thought the audio sounded nice but after comparing it to other mics I have (Rode NTK, AKG C3000B, AKG C414) it just doesn’t measure up to good professional quality recording mics. At the most it is good for individual vocals on streaming podcasts, which is what it really is intended for.

    Gotta dock a star for Blue’s customer service. It took a full week before they replied back to me with a return authorization and they won’t even send me a mailing label. I have to eat the shipping cost! I also have to dock another star because they “inadvertently” let me know this was a B-Stock when I registered the serial no. with them! Blue Microphones is selling B-Stock as if they were brand new on their Amazon store! Something was wrong with this microphone to begin with. No wonder it died in less than 7 months with hardly any use at all.

    I’m shipping it back at my expense and hope they will honor the warranty. But from my recent experiences with Blue microphones I can’t recommend them. Wouldn’t buy from Blue again.

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  3. Dr. Braj

    This mic is nothing but a big size toy. Neither it has condenser microphone property nor dynamic. U see some childish settings in the mic like earphone jack behind the mic and multiple settings of stereo…gain etc, which is just to make you fool.
    For eg. when you increase gain the noise also increases with volume only….and simply the other features are also fake. Here everything is given I mean printed in a single piece…🤣🤣🤣
    If you r singer : use any of Rode NT1/NT1A/NT2 with focuserite solo or 2i2/Motu M2 interfaces
    For Podcast/voice-over etc : Boya mic which comes within 1k.
    Note: if ur voice is good than your phone is sufficient for everything.

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  4. Vishal kumar

    It’s a pathetic product, there’s some sound like a storm always coming from this product.
    Explosive sounds coming from nowhere.
    I tried alot to resolve it but it’s not working.
    I lost my money on this overhyped product.
    How would I claim warranty?
    Where is its service center in India?
    I want this issue resolved asap.
    Contact me on my cell phone.

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  5. The Eloquent Savage

    I bought the Yeti to initialize my beginner/intermediate streaming setup. I also considered buying RODE, Audiotechnica, Shure, and more, but I ultimately went with the Yeti because of its stellar reputation and plug and play simplicity. Reviewers often say it takes a lot of work to make the Yeti sound good. This is true compared to your average gaming headset, but the sound quality improvements are SO rewarding. Frankly, it’s less of a barrier than you might think. With a little tinkering and research, I found it to be quite easy.

    Why Yeti and not Yeti Pro or something more intense? The truth is, no matter how good you sound through your system, the platform you utilize will downgrade the quality of your mic. For example, you may sound amazing on your own recording program but then mediocre on YouTube because it compresses your raw audio to fit within a certain khz threshold. You WILL sound better, but there’s a point of diminishing returns. I think the price point of the Yeti is among the most competitive for what it offers.

    •• That’s nice, but how does it SOUND? ••

    Amazing. It sounds amazing. Rich, warm, and robust are the words I choose. I went from using the microphone on my Logitech G35 to the Yeti. The difference is night and day. My wife’s Sennheiser PC 350 mic also sounds thoroughly meh in comparison. To test, I recorded all in Audacity (free audio editing software). I’ve used “cheap” mics for years and years, and I just didn’t think it made that much of a difference. Honestly, I was shocked how flat and robotic the gaming headset mics sounded compared to the Yeti. And keep in mind, these are $100+ headsets. However, you need to make certain considerations. Condenser mics pick up all sorts of sounds. Obviously, a room with muted acoustics is best. I don’t have the best acoustics in my living room, but it still sounds awesome. I think this is largely due to my accessories that limit vibrations and movement, but it’s also because of my placement (I’ll go over my chosen accessories in a later section). I keep the Yeti a comfortable 6-12 inches from my face on Cardioid mode. Cardioid mode is what you’ll likely use, as it captures sound from the area roughly in front of the mic.

    ••Speaking of Cardioid… Where Do I Speak? Into The Top? ••

    You might think speaking directly into the top of the mic is correct, but you’d be dead wrong. Instead, you want the mic pointed mainly up or down (I have it down in my setup) with the side of the mic facing you. You can likely see in my picture, but there are many Youtube videos showing how to properly use the Blue Yeti. If you’re at all confused, google it, and I promise you’ll have it sorted without too much difficulty.

    •• Setup and Accessories ••

    Overall, I didn’t find the setup that difficult, but I’ll admit that’s likely because I packaged it with most of its expensive accompaniments (

    RODE PSA1 Boom Arm

    ,

    Blue Microphones RADIUS II Shock Mount

    , and 

    Nady MPF-2 Microphone Pop Filter

    .

    My reasoning for the gear I picked was that I didn’t want to mess around with customized adapters. I wanted things that simply worked together, so I paid a premium for them. However, they’re all great accessories. The RODE PSA-1 doesn’t move around at all. I can shove it out of my way after using, and it’s perfectly fine. It’s stupid easy to install, and I’m definitely glad I didn’t mess around with a cheap arm. The RADIUS II shock mount nullifies vibrations from my mechanical keyboard, rambunctious cats, and all sorts of baby rage. Yes, it’s expensive, but I purchased it because I live in a place where vibrations were guaranteed. If you don’t have that problem, you may not need it. The pop filter was the only area I cheaped out on, and I think I got the best of the cheapies. The Nady does not sag or move at all, installs easily, and it does its pop filtery job perfectly.

    •• Tips for Setup – Settings, etc ••

    If you further research this mic, you’ll learn that fiddling with settings is necessary in order to make it sound great over every medium. For example, I had to do a bit of extra work in Discord because my gain settings were messed up. I was cutting in and out, even though it was being picked up flawlessly in Audacity and OBS. Speaking of Audacity, I highly recommend downloading it. You can record yourself at your leisure to understand exactly how you sound coming out of Windows.

    I was watching YouTube tutorials from 2014 and 2015 that were all saying, “YOU HAVE TO TURN DOWN THE GAIN IN WINDOWS,” which is done by right clicking your sound device in your task bar, choosing recording device, right clicking into properties, and changing your levels. So I turned the Windows gain down right away, and surprise surprise, I was having issues with the mic being picked up. While that may have been needed in earlier versions of Windows, I suspect it’s unnecessary on Windows 10. Regardless, what I did was leave the Windows gain at 100. I reduced the gain on the microphone’s physical nob to somewhere between 25-35%. That’s an estimation based on position. The point is, fiddle with it until you’re not BLAAAAAHRRRR fog horn loud and you’re not robotic. It doesn’t take much experimentation to find a happy medium. If my recommendations don’t work, there are SO many educational sources within googling distance, you’ll definitely find a setup that works for you.

    Specifically regarding Discord, I found the best results came from disabling the “Automatically determine sensitivity.” Set it manually. It’ll record you with pristine accuracy.

    •• Is an Equalizer Necessary? ••

    I personally like the raw output of the Yeti given my particular acoustic situation, but there are free software equalizers you can use to enhance almost every facet of your sound – particularly in capturing or pushing bass. One such program is called Voicemeeter. Amazon hates links, so I’ll drop a link to a YouTube tutorial in this review’s comments that goes over installation and setup. The YouTube fella might be a bit… intense, but he walks you through a simple way to enhance your sound. Once you’ve got it installed, I recommend messing around with it. Never take someone’s settings as gospel. Again, Audacity is a huge benefit here.

    •• Quick Note on Price ••

    Consider that the price drops frequently on different colors. I went with Space Gray because it dropped to $129.99. Shop around, and you won’t have to pay $150+.

    •• Conclusion ••

    I love the Yeti. I did a lot of research before buying it. I made sure every piece played nicely together. When I got all the parts, I simply put them together, plugged it all in, and boom… away I went. It took a few days to get the sound exactly where I’d like, so consider that you’ll be tinkering with it for a bit. Either way, it’s significantly better than what I had before. If you have any questions on the setup or really about anything, please leave a comment. I’ll try my best to accommodate.

    Update 03/04/2018: I’ve had the Yeti for just under a year now. I still love it. Zero issues. The Rode boom arm I talked about earlier is the absolute champion of my setup. I couldn’t recommend it more. It hasn’t moved in a year, and I only have it clamp mounted, not screw mounted, onto my desk. Countless streamers I watch use it, and I keep seeing it on TV shows when people are podcasting or doing radio shows. It’s literally the boom arm they use in Trish Talk in Marvel’s “Daredevil”, and I’ve seen it pop up countless other places.

    05/31/2020: Rode arm literally HAS NOT MOVED in 3 years with zero adjustments. Worth its weight in gold. The Yeti still crushes, and I’m triply happy.

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  6. Roebot56

    ORIGINAL REVIEW: A very good and solidly built Microphone.

    Pros:
    -The provided mount is solid and will not tip over.
    -The gain range is massive and the different pickup modes allow for great versatility.
    -A cheap pop filter designed to fit around a round portion of a Microphone will happily clamp onto the side of the sturdy Blue Yeti frame.
    -Having a mute button is very handy when you need to mute the microphone (E.g. Phonecall).

    Cons:
    -This is not an easy microphone to setup, the instructions that come with it aren’t great and out of the box it will be too sensitive and pick up absolutely every little noise in the room. (Tip, set it to Cardioid mode and turn the gain (both on the Mic itself and the one on the sound page on your PC) right down).
    -This is not a small microphone. At all. Including the stand, it’s about 30cm tall and 12cm wide.
    -Don’t attempt to angle the microphone. It is designed to be used upright and will pick up lots of background noise if you move it (like the quiet hum of your PC, this is not an issue when it is upright).

    UPDATE: The microphone has suddenly died (none of the internet’s help fixed it, it simply won’t record anything except it’s own interference, tried assorted different cables, powered USB hub, uninstalling, even trying another computer!) from light use (about 8 hours a week use spread over 3-4 days) after less than six full months. This is extremely disappointing for the price and I’m back on my old cheap microphone I originally bought the Yeti to replace.

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  7. NM

    This is a very good product but it requires a soundproof environment. If your recording room is not soundproof or you live in a noisy street or apartment you’ll be disappointed with this microphone.

    If you are buying this microphone for making YouTube video voice-overs only, you’d better get a dynamic microphone. This is a condenser microphone and it picks up a lot of background noises very easily.

    The build quality of microphone is good. It’s big and heavy but its buttons and dials feel cheap and flimsy.

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  8. Suryya

    This is the best USB microphone for your podcast. Its quite bulky to go on a stand but on desk its the best. Does not need any specific software to install. Plug and start recording.
    Most importantly, it comes with 4 different patterns that’s make this mic super usable. Highly recommend for those who want crisp audio recordings.
    Set your microphone gain to 20% on your system and 30-40% on mic. Adjust the monitor volume as you want on your headphones. ( Its has realitime, no latency)
    Else you may get digital humming after recording.
    If your are using DAW, take the recording dB level at -10 ( i preffered, it will easy the compression)

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  9. Puja

    USB cable is defective. It was already tilted. After 5 days it fully got broken.

    See the attached image.
    Worst thing is that there is no customer service number to contact them.

    I bought it for website Redserverhost.com podcasting

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  10. ISHAN MONITOR

    i bought this mic after watching many reviews on youtube but this mic is not good. voice quality is worst. total waste of money product

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  11. Razvi

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     He adjuntado un vídeo a la review para que se pueda apreciar la calidad de audio y la diferencia entre los 4 modos del micrófono.

    El micrófono desde el primer contacto se aprecia que está construido con materiales de alta calidad. La estética es impecable, es bonito y el color es como, al menos yo, lo esperaba. El micrófono es muy consistente. Tiene una base grande y pesada, lo cuál hace que sea muy estable y no se tambalee.

    La calidad de audio es impecable. No genera ruido de fondo ni ruido blanco. Tiene 4 modos de funcionamiento. Stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid y bidirectional. (Estos modos los he enseñado en el vídeo adjunto)

    En el frontal tiene dos botones:
    1. Un botón para para silenciarlo (mutearlo). Este botón tiene un led que nos indica si el micrófono está grabando o está silenciado. Cuando está grabando el led es constante, cuando está muteado el led es intermitente.
    2. Un botón de volumen. El volumen es para la salida de audio a través del conector jack que tiene en la parte inferior.

    En la parte trasera tiene dos botons:
    1. Un botón para cambiar la ganancia.
    2. Un botón para cambiar entre los 4 modos menionados anteriormente.

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  12. Dayalan

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     It is just perfect for non professionals and got a new one imported on Jun 2020 and I was able to successfully registered the product on Blue yeti website.

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  13. Simi

    I was waiting to get the RODE PSA1 Mic Arm due to it being out of stock for a few months. When it was back in stock, I planned to get it immediately, but then saw this new Blue Compass Arm had been released. They were the same price and after watching some reviews, I decided to give this one a try instead.

    This stand is simply not easy to use. It is stiff, the thumbscrews at the joints don’t do a good job of holding the arm in the position you want it, it is relatively short (a problem that is amplified by its lack of flexibility) and after a month of use it stopped being able to support the weight of my microphone (an Audio Technica AT2020 XLR). I honestly had a better experience using my much cheaper Neewer Mic Arm.

    The only positives I can give this are that it feels really high quality and I like the clips it has to hold the microphone cable in place. It’s a really neat and stylish mic arm, but functionality is more important than aesthetics to me.

    I eventually bought the RODE PSA1 to replace it and the experience has been so much better – it’s essentially a more premium Neewer Mic Arm which is pretty much all I wanted.

    I’d recommend to just get the RODE over this one since they are the same price.

    Edit: Just noticed that the price has jumped from £60 to £100. Now it is absolutely not worth getting. Avoid this one!

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