New Blue Yeti Mic The “Ultimate USB Microphone”

blue-yeti-thx-usb-microphoneBlue Microphones has introduced Yeti, the first THX Certified microphone and, according to the company, the “ultimate USB microphone for professional recording.”

Yeti Features:

  • The first USB mic to offer Blue’s condenser capsules in a  triple capsule array for the highest quality, most versatile audio recording capability
  • Four patterns (Omni, Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional) for  versatility and superior results
  • THX certification
  • Studio quality performance and features, with zero latency, amplified headphone monitoring, microphone mute, and hardware-based gain adjustment
  • Driverless installation and works with both PC and Mac.
  • The Yeti’s angle can be adjusted on its custom-designed desk stand.

The Yeti microphone is designed to offer quality recordings in a wide range of situations, including podcasts, vocals, live or event recording, interviews, broadcasts, instruments, bands and more.

“THX testing and certification ensures the fidelity of the recording always remains true to its source” according to Matthew Chrispen, director of certification at THX, “allowing artists to accurately capture voice-overs, interviews and other sound elements with confidence.”

The Yeti, MSRP $149.99, will be available beginning December 2009.

If you’ve used the Yeti microphone, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!


22 thoughts on “New Blue Yeti Mic The “Ultimate USB Microphone”

  1. This looks pretty neat for another microphone from Blue. :) I wonder if it can compete with the Snowball or the Snowflake, or perhaps be similar? hmmm

    Nice Job Blue Microphones

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  2. I just got a snowball the other day. Not a bad mic at all for the price. I imagine this will be pretty worthwhile.

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  3. This was not aimed to really "compete" with the Snowball or the Snowflake, as they were all made from the same company (Blue).
    It is just an improvement from both microphones. It will be their top-of-the-line model of USB microphones, followed by the two you mentioned. So it's really no doubt that it will be better than them. They were made to be, and supposed to be.

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  4. This was not aimed to really "compete" with the Snowball or the Snowflake, as they were all made from the same company (Blue).
    It is just an improvement from both microphones. It will be their top-of-the-line model of USB microphones, followed by the two you mentioned. So it's really no doubt that it will be better than them. They were made to be, and supposed to be.

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  5. I just picked one up

    Never had the chance to play with the snowball or to critically listen to one, but the Yeti Sounds Fantastic.

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  6. I have both. We’d been using the Snowball and found it to be great, until I got the Yeti. The difference is huge. The sound has so much more depth to it.

    This could be because we’re not using sophisticated sound programs, etc., but out of the box operation demonstrates a huge difference. The Snowball is great, the Yeti is awesome.

    The question is – how professional do you need to sound.

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  7. thanks for the direct comparison Rob. I love Blue and was tinkering with my tape recorder (which i use when working out a new song) and thought, I should just get a snowball. Then i saw the Yeti. Think i'll go ahead and order one, Blue has never let me down before.

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  8. thanks for the direct comparison Rob. I love Blue and was tinkering with my tape recorder (which i use when working out a new song) and thought, I should just get a snowball. Then i saw the Yeti. Think i'll go ahead and order one, Blue has never let me down before.

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  9. Well this beats them all. The only negative thing I have is that the buttons are plastic and they move around when you touch them. That might cause a problem in the future. But you quickly forget that problem when you hear the sound and all the different patterns. Amazing! This mic is way cheap for its quality. I recommend it 100% 5/5 stars

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  10. I have only good words to say about this mic. Its truly rugged and provides studio like quality of sound reproduction and the richness is pretty telling when compared to other mics in this price range.
    I have written a detailed review based on my experience here :http://redshifter.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-yeti-

    I hope the review will help readers here.
    redshifter dot blogspot dot com – look for blue yeti review

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  11. I have only good words to say about this mic. Its truly rugged and provides studio like quality of sound reproduction and the richness is pretty telling when compared to other mics in this price range.
    I have written a detailed review based on my experience here :http://redshifter.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-yeti-

    I hope the review will help readers here.
    redshifter dot blogspot dot com – look for blue yeti review

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  12. I have only good words to say about this mic. Its truly rugged and provides studio like quality of sound reproduction and the richness is pretty telling when compared to other mics in this price range.
    I have written a detailed review based on my experience here :http://redshifter.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-yeti-

    I hope the review will help readers here.
    redshifter dot blogspot dot com – look for blue yeti review

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  13. I have only good words to say about this mic. Its truly rugged and provides studio like quality of sound reproduction and the richness is pretty telling when compared to other mics in this price range.
    I have written a detailed review based on my experience here :http://redshifter.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-yeti-

    I hope the review will help readers here.
    redshifter dot blogspot dot com – look for blue yeti review

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  14. I have just read another review, in which the subject of the buttons was addressed.
    It seems that rather than apply full pressure to the buttons which transfers to the boards inside, they are designed to be soft and absorb the pressure.
    So there is a deliberate attempt to preserve the longevity of the buttons and mic.

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  15. I just got this mic today…while I haven't had a lot of time to put it through the ringer, my experiments with it have left me EXTREMELY impressed, especially considering the price!!! This in my laptop bag with Mashine/Sony MDR7506 headphones/Macbook = field sampling euphoria. BTW you can get this via Amazon for around $100 US…a steal IMO

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  16. Addendum – I read redshifter's review before making this purchase and his assessment is spot-on…also lead me away from my Sweetwater catalogue and to Amazon for a quality purchase $50 less than they offered…sorry Ft. Wayne!!!

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  17. can someone please advise: Im about to buy a yeti but not sure if I should buy the 'kit' with a pop filter and the headphones (Coby CV215BLK CV215 Folding Deep Bass Headphones/Isolation Jammerz Earphones Combo) or to just buy the microphone. Can anyone advise whether these headphones are worth it? I'm buying online and can get the kit with pop filter and headphone with it for an extra $40… not sure if it's worth it or whether I should wait and buy better headphones later… I'm new to home recording so a novice and need advice :)
    Cheers
    D

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  18. Step into your wayback machine a couple of years and try to find a complete recording system for less than $500 w/ a condenser mic. Are you crazy at $100 this is a VERY good quality plug and play recording device. It's sensitivity destroys it's competition including the others offered by blue. The only other USB condenser I would even consider is the Rode " Podcaster " at more than twice the price.

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  19. Very helpful input from everyone. I've been researching mics for my screencasts and this was my last stop on the research wagon. Will head to Apple to buy the Yeti now. It's just worth it to have the best sound you can. Thanks for all the input.

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