Blue Yeti USB Microphone Review – Audio Test and Setup

Blue Yeti USB Microphone
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Are you a Twitch Streamer or Youtuber? In this unboxing and review, we look at the Blue Yeti USB Microphone. The Blue Yeti Microphone features four easy to use recording patterns, extremely easy plug and play installation, and a great build quality.

The Blue Yeti USB Microphone features 4 different recording patterns. These different recording patterns make the Blue Yeti great for just about everyone. Check out all 4 of the Blue Yeti recording patterns below.

– Stereo: The Blue Yeti records from the front, and sides. This is perfect for recording vocals or instrumentals
– Cardioid: The Blue Yeti records from only the front. Cardioid is perfect for recording podcast, voice overs, tutorials, and vocals
– Omnidirectional: The Blue Yeti will record from all directions equally. This is perfect for conference calls, ASMR, and events.
– Bidirectional: The Blue Yeti will record from the front and back. This is perfect for interviews, instruments, and vocal duets.

Pros of the Blue Yeti USB Microphone:
– Very good build quality. Almost the entire microphone is made of metal and feels very sturdy.
– Easy to setup and install. With my Windows 10 computer installation was as simple as plugging the Blue Yeti into my computer. – Once I did that the microphone automatically installed and was activated.
– Cool looking design. I am so impressed with the look of the Blue Yeti. It looks professional and expensive.
– Inexpensive at anywhere between $90 and $135
– 4 built in patterns make it easy to use the Blue Yeti in several different situations and recording environments
– Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher)
– Several easy to use controls on the microphone for gain, patterns, mute, and headphone volume.
– Has the ability to use other mounts.
– Available in 10 different colors

Cons of the Blue Yeti USB Microphone:
– Uses mini USB rather than the more widely compatible micro USB
– The Blue Yeti is pretty large which might be a problem for people with limit desk space
– No On/Off switch

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14 thoughts on “Blue Yeti USB Microphone Review – Audio Test and Setup

  1. It works. But, I’m trying to use this for my YouTube channel, and if I connect this mic, the game volume still comes out of the computer and it’s really loud. Is there anyway to conncect different headphones for the audio and this to talk with?

  2. I just got my today guys . Mi m super excited
    I got the blue one . I love it .
    Can this work with my iPhone 10 plus ?

  3. Not intuitive when in mute or not (red solid vs red blinking) – which is on mute? can you provide link to user's guide & spec sheet?

  4. do you have to record on your laptop in order for the mic to work? or can you record on anything else as long as it’s still plugged into your laptop?

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