Blue Yeti Review

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A while back I purchased a Blue Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition for my gaming battle station. The microphone itself is, “The World’s #1 USB Microphone”. I would consider this to be true for the consumer as It appears to be an entry-level professional grade microphone with the consumer product price tag $99 on Amazon.

Features of the microphone include:

  • USB
  • Numerous ways to handle noise
  • Internal soundcard
  • Easy gain control
  • Headphone Amplifier
  • Auxilary out on the bottom
  • Pretty

 

Target:

This product would be targeted to anyone looking for a plug & play, high-quality microphone without burning a hole in your pocket. Someone who is looking to get a customizable microphone as there are many colorway options to choose from. Often used by streamers on sites like twitch.tv, this is a perfect gift for any gaming enthusiast.

Market Advantage: 
The benefit that separates this from other microphones is the price for performance. It’s solid, high build quality, and is catered to your needs. If you have a red room, you can get a red Blue Yeti! Having a soundcard is another big advantage as you don’t have to purchase a separate sound card that is on average just as expensive as the microphone itself.

Useful Information:

  • Cheapest price I’ve found was on Amazon.com for $99
  • There are separate gaming & streaming bundles you can purchase.
  • Easy as plug & play, no bloatware included.

Cons:

  • Bulky: It’s hard to tell from photos online the size of the microphone. Eventually led me to purchase a boom arm, which creates another problem due to the microphone’s weight.
  • Too good: From a gaming enthusiast’s viewpoint, this mic will pick up EVERYTHING. This includes your mechanical keyboard. This problem can easily be solved by purchasing a shock mount or creating your own.

 

Final Judgement:

I stand by what I wrote about the price for performance. I have had two other microphones that I was comparing against and the Blue Yeti blows it out of the water. The Razer Kraken Pro & Razer Megladon were both headsets, but after having the stand-alone microphone there is no way I can go back.

I suggest you pick this one up and If you don’t end up liking it return it!

 

Here are a few pictures of my personal setup:

 

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