The 5 Best Blue Yeti Microphone of 2020



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Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac
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  1. Tri-capsule array – 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation.
  2. Multiple pattern selection – cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo. Frequency Response- 20Hz – 20kHz
  3. Gain control, mute button, and zero-latency headphone output. Power output (RMS): 130mW
  4. Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls.
  5. Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), and requires a minimum of 64 MB of RAM(remove existing and upload).
4.5/5

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Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Mic for Recording and Streaming
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  1. Perfect for podcasting, game streaming, Skype calls, YouTube or music
  2. No-latency headphone output, headphone volume and mic mute
  3. Standard threading for Radius III Shock Mount and/or Compass Boom Arm
  4. Plug ‘N play-Mac and PC compatible
  5. Cardioid and Omni pickup patterns; Supports sample rates up to 24-bit/48Khz
  6. Power Output (RMS): 130mW
4.5/5

1501 ratings

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Blue Yeti X Professional Condenser USB Microphone
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  1. Four-capsule array – capture legendary Blue broadcast sound with greater focus and clarity than ever for professional-level gaming, Twitch streaming, podcasting and YouTube Productions.
  2. High-res LED metering – visualize your voice level with the Yeti X Microphone 11-segment LED meter. At a glance you can check if your voice level is too high or too low and adjust accordingly.
  3. Multi-function smart knob – easily adjust mic gain, mute and headphone volume, as well as the blend of microphone signal and computer sound in your headphones.
  4. Blue Voice broadcast vocal effects – download Logitech G HUB or Blue Sherpa (for PC and Mac) and gain instant access to a suite of Blue Voice broadcast effects for achieving Professional on-stream sound quality.
4.5/5

249 ratings

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Blue Snowball iCE USB Mic
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  1. Custom condenser capsule offers crystal clear audio for Skype, Messages and FaceTime
  2. Record vocals, create podcasts, and add narration to your home movies
  3. Add crystal clear audio to recordings for YouTube. Frequency Response: 40 –18 kHz
  4. Easy plug and play directly to your Mac or PC-no drivers to install
  5. Snowball iCE is a USB 2.0 device (USB 3.0 compatible as per USB 3.0 backward compatibility specification).Sample/word Rate: 44.1 kHz/16 bit
  6. Note: Refer the User Manual before use.
4.5/5

11465 ratings

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Blue 1967 Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphone
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  1. Three custom condenser capsules and four different polar pattern settings: Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional and Omnidirectional
  2. Cutting-edge A-D converter chip and separate analog circuit path for use with professional studio mixers and preamps
  3. Built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and direct controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, mute, and microphone gain
  4. 15 Hz – 22 kHz frequency response. Headphone Amplifier: Signal to Noise 114dB. Yeti Pro is not capable of simultaneous analog and digital operation.
4.5/5

656 ratings

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Tips for Choosing a Microphone

Directionality

Decide which type of directional pattern best fits your needs. Remember that it’s usually better to use a less directional mic in a position close to the sound source, than to be further away using a hypercardioid. For more information see microphone directional characteristics.

Frequency Response

Make sure the mic’s frequency response is appropriate for the intended use. As a rule of thumb flat response patterns are best, but in many cases a tailored response will be even better. For more information see microphone frequency response.

Impedance

The rule of thumb is: Low impedance is better than high impedance. For more information see microphone impedance.

Handling Noise

Remember that the diaphragm works by converting vibrations from sound waves into an electrical signal. Unless the microphone has some sort of protection system, the diapragm can’t tell the difference between a desirable sound wave vibration and any other sort of vibration (such as a person tapping the microphone casing). Any sort of vibration at all will become part of the generated audio signal.

If your mic is likely to be subjected to any sort of handling noise or vibration, you will need a mic which will help prevent this noise from being picked up. High quality hand-held mics usually attempt to isolate the diaphragm from vibrations using foam padding, suspension, or some other method. Low quality mics tend to transfer vibrations from the casing right into the diaphragm, resulting in a terrible noise.

Note that lavalier mics don’t usually have protection from handling noise, simply because they are too small to incorporate any padding. It is therefore important to make sure they won’t be moved or bumped.


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