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Blue Yeti Blackout

Brand

Blue

Type

Condenser

Connection

USB

Endorsements

18 hosts
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Why buy the Blue Yeti Blackout?

The Blue Yeti is already the most popular mic in podcasting, and the Blackout just adds a good dose of style into the mix. With an entry-level price point and a performance output that embarrasses more expensive mics, you can’t go wrong buying the Blue Yeti Blackout. Here are our three reasons why you should buy:
  • Versatile polar patterns — The Blue Yeti Blackout comes with four different polar patterns — cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional, and stereo — which allow you to switch between single-host, multiple-host, and interview-style show formats without needing a vast armory of mics.
  • Simplicity to performance — Podcast hosts we spoke to marvel at how well the mic performs relative to how simple it is to set up and start recording. Its USB, plug-and-play connectivity means you don’t need a degree in sound engineering to get started, but that doesn’t hold the mic back from outperforming other, more elaborate (and expensive) mics.
  • Swagger — More than its entry-level price-point and its ease of use, the Blue Yeti Blackout is just flat out classy. If you want a mic with style and sophistication built into its design, go no further.

Under the hood

  • System requirements: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10; macOS 10.10 or higher
  • Patterns: Cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional, bidirectional
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.7 x 11.6 in (12.45 x 11.94 x 29.46 cm)
  • Weight: 3.51 pounds (1592.11 grams)
  • Bit Rate: 16bit
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
  • Sample Rate: 48kHz