Yeti USB microphone review

“You have a package…and it’s ‘heavy’…”

So, I’m thinking I need to warm-up to keep from pulling a muscle…until I saw the box was 10 inches tall, and 5 to 6 inches wide on the sides. It only weighed about 3.5 pounds. (Based on the description by others, maybe we Americans really do need to exercise more…)

“Look, ma…it’s a Yeti!”

(in my best Marlin Perkins voice)
“The Yeti…or, ‘Abominable Snowman’…is a mythological creature. An ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region…” (Thanks, Wikipedia.)

However, the “Yeti” I received from Blue Microphones connects via USB. And, it’s got “toys”.

“The Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone available anywhere. Combining three capsules and four different pattern settings…THX Certified…”


“THX certifies products for your entire home entertainment experience.”

“THX Certified Multimedia Products are designed and engineered for PC gaming and multimedia on the desktop.”

“…A rigid THX testing process ensures the fidelity of the recording always remains true to its source, allowing you to accurately capture voice-overs, interviews and other sound elements with confidence…”

* Ultimate recording and playback fidelity: Superior design, quality and rigorous lab testing by THX affirms the best possible recording and playback fidelity.


On the front of the microphone there is a mute button, and a volume control for the headphone jack which is at the bottom of the microphone.

At the rear is a gain control, and the pattern selector for:
Omnidirectional (picks up sound equally from all directions)…
Stereo mode (left and right)…
Cardioid (for recording sound directly in front of the microphone)…
and Bidirectional (the microphone picks up sound at the front and rear of the microphone).

Omnidirectional and Stereo modes should give better quality, because the other two modes are attempting to “reject” sound.

Available on the bottom is a threaded mic stand mount. (Sweet!) On one side of that is a Mini-USB jack, and the 3.5mm headphone jack on the other.

A ten foot USB cord is included.


When I plugged the microphone into a computer that has Windows Vista as its operating system, the microphone was installed, and it works. End of review.

I mean…that’s it. At this time, I have nothing else to report. Other than I’ve been keeping it very close to me when I sleep. And a baseball bat nearby…

I love it. Get it…use it. I plan on doing so…you will be hearing from the Yeti. And me.

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