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Blue Yeti

Brand

Blue

Type

Condenser

Connection

USB

Estimated Price

$129.99

Endorsements

230 hosts
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Why buy the Blue Yeti?

That’s simple. Thanks to its sleek look and relentless swagger, the Blue Yeti is the most popular mic in podcasting, used by so many of the hosts we interviewed. But don’t take their word for it. Here are our top three reasons to start your next chapter in podcasting with the Yeti:
  • USB connection — If XLR cables aren’t in your wheelhouse, stress less with the Yeti’s simple USB connector. Plug and play into your laptop or PC and start recording instantly without any connection conundrums.
  • Affordability — Unless you have the budget for a studio set-up the Rolling Stones would envy, forget overpaying for your first podcasting mic. The Yeti isn’t the least expensive mic on the market, but it certainly isn’t the most, and you’d be mad to overlook it on price.
  • Four pattern modes — The Yeti comes in-built with four polar patterns: cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional, and bidirectional. These fancy words basically mean the Yeti is perfect for podcasting, working well for both single-host and multiple-host shows, and host/guest interview formats.
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I love my Yeti Blue, it’s really helped me lift my game in terms of profession-sounding audio for podcasting and pre-recording radio segments. The Yeti Blue offers rich, full-bodied sound while remaining natural. The Yeti Blue's choice of microphone patterns and gain setting helps fine-tune things but of course, like any high-quality mic, it does take a little research and practice in order to get consistently great sound. 

Adam Turner, host of Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

We love the Yeti. It is a versatile, easy-to-use desktop microphone that is great for beginner podcasters who want a good quality microphone that can be used in a variety of settings without breaking the bank. We are not audio experts, so having a simple setup that still sounds good is a huge bonus for us. The mic plugs right into the USB drive of our computer and its four settings can pick up sound from one or multiple angles, so it is the only microphone we need. We have been podcasting for nearly two years and still love it!

Matt & Jenna, host of Manna - Food for Thought

The Blue Yeti is perfect for anyone who want a nice easy setup. We use it on our show because all you have to do it plug it in and it works. No mixers or other external hardware required. And when it comes to USB microphones, the Blue Yeti’s audio quality is very reliable. With consistent performance and ease of use, you really get the most bang for your buck.

Chris Yee, host of Absurd Hypotheticals

The Yeti is SOOOO EASY to set up! And, man, it’s such a HUGE improvement sound wise. For about a year I used a super duper fancy expensive mic, and it was a pain in my booty. Get a Yeti! You’ll love it.

Molly Mahoney, host of Elevate Your Awesome Podcast with Molly Mahoney

When we were getting Profresh Podcast off the ground, we wanted a mic that would be easy to use, consistent in quality, and easy to transport. As a podcast about office culture, we needed to sound professional and clear above all. The Blue Yeti mic was the perfect microphone to utilize at a moment’s notice for those workplace situations that just had to be recorded. This mic gave us the resources and the confidence to turn our passion project into a full-blown podcast.

Haley Padilla, host of ProFresh Podcast

The Blue Yeti is a very versatile microphone and the sound capture is excellent. This microphone provides the capability to record in cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, or stereo mode, which allows me to record a solo podcast or with others in the studio and achieve the same great sound quality. I'm able to monitor my recordings in real-time with zero latency. It's also an easy microphone to use and it's plug-and-play, so you can be literally be streaming audio within minutes.

Jody Hanks, host of You Know What I Think? with Jody Hanks

I've been in the radio and podcasting business for over ten years, and I've tried a lot of different microphones. A lot. Nothing compares to the versatility of the Blue Yeti. Whether I'm recording in my home studio or on the road in front of a live audience, the Blue Yeti makes it so easy to get the best quality sound I could ever want. I recommend it to everyone who wants to start a podcast or upgrade their equipment. You can't go wrong with a Blue Yeti

Armand Rosamilia, host of Lunch Ladies Book Club

The Blue Yeti is an absolute must-have for anyone starting a podcast. The audio quality is unparalleled, and it takes less than 30 seconds to set up. Using the Blue Yeti dramatically improved the audio quality of all of the content I record.

Madeline Pratt, host of Finding Fearless

I first came across the Yeti mic after some online research which said it was easy to set up, produced good quality sound, and was reasonably priced - exactly what I was looking for when I launched my podcast! It's been all that and more; my favourite feature is that you can toggle between different recording options depending on whether you're filming an interview or a solo episode, and the Yeti will optimise the sound based on the direction it's coming from. An ideal starter microphone.

Corrie Jones, host of Self-Made Women

What I love about the Blue Yeti is how simple it is. I'm not a professional by any means, but the sound quality and user-friendly features help my podcasts to be successful and sound great!

Marisa Donnelly, host of VulnerABILITY Podcast

We love the Yeti Mic. I remember the first time we recorded with this. We had a group roundtable episode and I couldn't believe how well we picked up every voice and sound across the room from each other. No more back strains leaning into the mic or hoarse voices from screaming into it. The Yeti Mic picks up all the voices in a quiet room that you need to have a great podcast episode that sounds professional and shares your podcasts vision with clarity and ease.

Michael Rudd, host of Hot Dog Stand Chronicles - Marketing Fun With Mike

The Blue Yeti provides an easy, comfortable, and inexpensive method of recording your voiceovers without breaking the bank or investing in expensive sound software. All you have to do is simply plug it into your USB port and you can easily work your magic right out of the box. The Blue Yeti is compatible with free sound software like Audacity and can be used with its filters and effects to give your vocals the professional touch you need. Whether you're an expert or a beginner to the world of sound, the Blue Yeti is a great entry point for people of all skill sets and will provide the sound quality you need to sound like a professional.

Ryan Molina, host of Waxing Pixels: A Battle Geek Plus Podcast

It's a versatile USB mic that works great either on its own desk stand or on a mic boom. Typically, I use it in hypercardioid mode, as this configuration really cuts out background noise and provides a well-modulated signal back to my PC. I've also used it in the bidirectional mode for one-on-ones with interview subjects. The Yeti lets me get a good capture without carting around a lot of extra equipment. I'd strongly recommend the Yeti if you want a professional sound to your podcast.

Jim O'Kane, host of Airport Minute Podcast

When I started out using podcast software I had no clue what I was doing. Purchasing the Yeti was the best decision I ever made because it gives you professional quality sound, even through a phone, with a very simple and easy to use set of controls. I was able to unbox and start within minutes. I will always be a loyal customer as they continue to update and add more products.

Brian Horace, host of Duke Blog Podcasts

We have been using the Blue Yeti for our podcast for a few years now. We love that it is easy to setup, the price point was very reasonable especially given the great audio quality, and the multiple settings on the microphone make it very versatile. It is easy to use with our laptop to record a podcast or connected to our camera to make videos. We highly recommend the Blue Yeti as a beginner-friendly, all-around quality microphone that will grow with you and your future projects!

Angie, host of Money In The Bank

Under the hood

  • System requirements: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10; macOS 10.10 or higher
  • Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
  • Dimensions: 4.72 x 4.92 x 11.61 in (11.99 x 12.50 x 29.49 cm)
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds (1542.21 grams)
  • Consumption: 5V 150mA
  • Bit Rate: 16-bit
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz