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Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone

B&H # BLYETIPRO Mfr # YETI PRO
You Pay: $229.00
Product Highlights
  • USB & XLR Output
  • 24Bit / 192kHz Resolution
  • Tri-Capsule Array
  • Cardioid, Omni, Figure 8 & Stereo
  • Master Volume Control
  • Headphone Output
  • Microphone Gain Control
  • Custom Base
  • Windows & Mac OS

The Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone is a versatile and flexible microphone designed to handle the gamut of recording tasks in studios, at home or in remote locations. The Yeti Pro features both XLR and USB outputs for use with standard analog microphone preamps, or direct integration with computer software (PC & Mac compatible).

A professional A-D converter chip produces 24-Bit / 192kHz resolution. The Yeti's unique, tri-capsule array features cardioid, omnidirectional and figure 8 polar patterns. The Yeti Pro is also capable of capturing in stereo for recording ambiance, live performances, audio for sound design and more. The Yeti Pro delivers the feature set and flexibility well suited for vocal recordings, instrument capturing, sound design and more.

USB microphone combines 24 bit/192 kHz digital recording resolution with an analog XLR output
Cutting-edge A-D converter chip and separate analog circuit path for use with professional studio mixers and preamps
Built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and direct controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, mute, and microphone gain
Three custom condenser capsules and four different pattern settings
Transducer 3 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
Bit Rate Sample Rate: 192kHz
Bit Rate: 24bit
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 4.5mV/Pa (1kHz)
Max Input Sound Level (SPL) 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
Headphone Amp Impedance: >16 ohms
Power Output (RMS): 130mW
THD: 0.009%
Frequency Response: 15Hz - 22kHz
Signal to Noise: 114dB
Cable 12" Y-Cable and 3M USB cable
Dimensions 4.72" x 4.92 x 11.61" (12 x 12.5 x 29.5cm)
Weight Mic: 1.2lbs (0.55kg)
Stand: 2.2lb (1kg)
System Requirements PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional USB 2.0 High Speed; 256MB RAM (minimum)

Macintosh: Mac OSX ( 10.6.4 or higher ) USB 2.0 High Speed; 256MB RAM (minimum)
Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone
  • USB & XLR Y-Cable
  • Custom Base
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BlueYeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone
     
    4.3

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (21)
    • Easy to use (20)
    • Versatile (17)
    • Durable (14)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (13)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (21)
    • Professional recording (15)
    • Amateur recording (14)
    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A lovely mic that's well worth the money

    I decided to purchase a Blue Yeti Pro mic as I was making a music video for a school project and needed a relatively easy to use mic to record decent quality recordings. I...Read complete review

    I decided to purchase a Blue Yeti Pro mic as I was making a music video for a school project and needed a relatively easy to use mic to record decent quality recordings. I decided to go with the Blue Yeti Pro from all the positive reviews given on it so far.
    It was recommended that I buy the Pro version of this mic over the normal one as there is a difference in sample rates. Basically, this mic is considered better for recording acoustic instruments.
    The Blue Yeti Pro is VERY easy to use. Plug it in and off you go! For a usb microphone the sensitivity in which it picks up noises is also really good. Every time I take in a breath, the Blue Yeti Pro records me doing it! A little embarrassing, but goes to show the great recording capabilities of this mic.
    The build quality of this mic is exceptional and is securely packaged in the box. I even had a little bit of trouble better the mic out of the moulded Styrofoam!
    Having the four recording settings is really handy and Blue makes sure you know which one is which with a well written concise manual talking about the settings.
    The only possible downside of this microphone is the issue of the low gain settings that many buyers may complain about. However, on the mac it is an easy fix. All you have to do is to click 'go' in the toolbar at the top of the screen, click on 'utilities' and find a application called 'Audio MIDI Setup'. Make sure the mic is connected to the mac before opening it up. Click on 'BLUE USB Audio 2.0' and turn the input and output settings up to the very right so that the values should be at 1. With that adjustment, the microphone should have more gain, so you don't have to turn the gain knob up all the way in a desperate bid for more gain.
    The Blue Yeti Pro is also a fairly bulky, heavy mic. But since I don't move it around much, for me at least, this is not an issue.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Low gain issue in USB mode

    Not sure why more people haven't mentioned this, but this mic has very low gain in USB mode. You have to turn the gain all the way up on the mic, and in...Read complete review

    Not sure why more people haven't mentioned this, but this mic has very low gain in USB mode. You have to turn the gain all the way up on the mic, and in your software to get useable sound. This is a known issue on The Yeti Pro, that the original Yeti USB mic does not have. The Yeti Pro also has driver issues in Windows 7, that can cause various problems, stuttering, drop outs, and high latency. As far as I know Blue has not addressed these problems.

    If I hadn't gone beyond 30 days I would return this. If I can't get good results with the mic in analog mode, I'll sell it. From reading other reviews around the net The Yeti USB, the original mic, has good gain levels, and is usually plug and play. Wish I'd bought that.

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    5.0

    The Yeti Pro

    By Tech

    from Arlington, Tx

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

    Purchased this microphone after using the Blue Yeti for a bit over a year. They are both excellent performers but the Yeti Pro has just a bit more crispness which makes it an outstanding microphone for Karaoke. Having both the USB and XLR enables me to use it at home and out when performing. overall just a great piece of equipment

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    5.0

    This Mic is awesome!

    By Rob

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

    I use the mic for an internet radio broadcast. Set up is a breeze and the sound quality is excellent. I've also used it as an external mic for Skyping and Skype phone calls. Quality is excellent. Ease of use with my Mac Book Pro is excellent. The fact that it can be used either xlr or usb, plus the four settings are great features. Overall great product.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Never worked

    By BSB

    from San Francisco

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

      This never worked because it could not communicate with the downloaded software. Called customer service and they did everything they could, but they issued a prepaid labels so I can send into them. Bought another one and same thing happened.
      I like the idea of this, because we do podcast with physical audience participation and can (if this ever works) switch from cardioid to omni without having 2 mics.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quality Way Beyond the Price

      By JD

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

        Possibly the best multi-function mic I've ever used, and rather inexpensive, too. Not that it REALLY matters, but it's also quite a looker.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great mic, odd size

        By voicedan

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

        The microphone itself is a great tool - well built, solid. The vintage styling makes a great visual addition to a small studio. Sound is great, especially when run through XLR output to the Apogee Digital ONE. However, the mic itself is so fat that no standard shock mounts fit it, and I am sad to say that the shock mount made by Blue (the RADIUS) is just awful.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A lovely mic that's well worth the money

        By Brandon

        from Melbourne, VIC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Well packaged
        • Worth the money

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Record Music Instruments

        Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

        I decided to purchase a Blue Yeti Pro mic as I was making a music video for a school project and needed a relatively easy to use mic to record decent quality recordings. I decided to go with the Blue Yeti Pro from all the positive reviews given on it so far.
        It was recommended that I buy the Pro version of this mic over the normal one as there is a difference in sample rates. Basically, this mic is considered better for recording acoustic instruments.
        The Blue Yeti Pro is VERY easy to use. Plug it in and off you go! For a usb microphone the sensitivity in which it picks up noises is also really good. Every time I take in a breath, the Blue Yeti Pro records me doing it! A little embarrassing, but goes to show the great recording capabilities of this mic.
        The build quality of this mic is exceptional and is securely packaged in the box. I even had a little bit of trouble better the mic out of the moulded Styrofoam!
        Having the four recording settings is really handy and Blue makes sure you know which one is which with a well written concise manual talking about the settings.
        The only possible downside of this microphone is the issue of the low gain settings that many buyers may complain about. However, on the mac it is an easy fix. All you have to do is to click 'go' in the toolbar at the top of the screen, click on 'utilities' and find a application called 'Audio MIDI Setup'. Make sure the mic is connected to the mac before opening it up. Click on 'BLUE USB Audio 2.0' and turn the input and output settings up to the very right so that the values should be at 1. With that adjustment, the microphone should have more gain, so you don't have to turn the gain knob up all the way in a desperate bid for more gain.
        The Blue Yeti Pro is also a fairly bulky, heavy mic. But since I don't move it around much, for me at least, this is not an issue.

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        (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Worst USB Microphone on the market...

        By C Jones

        from Toronto, Canada.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Build Quality
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Known Manufacturer Defect
        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

          I purchased Blue Microphones Yeti Pro after spending several days researching USB microphones. Its main purpose for our studio is to record video tutorials, SKYPE, and the occasional studio recording. After unboxing the mic we were impressed with the build quality and styling.

          The disappointment came when we plugged the mic into the year-old iMac running OSX 10.7.3. We followed Blue's instruction booklet to the letter and were alarmed when the audio recording was extremely quiet. After over an hour of testing at various gain levels and OSX audio settings, we could not resolve the issue. We've also tested this on two other Mac Pros and experienced the same gain problem and they are running 10.6.8.

          After a little online research I discovered many other people who have experienced this problem as well. It seems that it's not simply a Mac problem. Several Windows users have experienced similar problems.

          I sent a tech support request to Blue Microphones and several days later received a response stating the following...

          "We have had issues with the Yeti Pro's gain in the past, but our engineering department has recently found a solution to fix the Yeti Pro mics already sold. This requires the return of your unit & is covered under the warranty."

          Today I received a brand new replacement unit from them and after several hours of testing we're experiencing the exact same gain issue we had previously experienced.

          Don't buy this microphone if you intend to use it as a USB microphone. More than likely it won't perform as well as it should.

          My experience with Blue Microphones has been extremely frustrating and has left me with absolute resolve never to buy one of their products again. I'll also never recommend this USB mic to clients or colleagues or anyone else for that matter. It's been a terrible experience.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          pickes up everything

          By Shengiti

          from Saudi Arabia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

          excellent, very sensitive picks up just about everything from far, it needs an off button and it would be the only mic you will ever use

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I recommend this microphone

          By Godzown

          from Minden nv

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

            Easy to use rite into your computer

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            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Low gain issue in USB mode

            By Zygs Malone

            from Charlotte N.C.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Driver Issues
              • Low Gain In USB mode

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                Not sure why more people haven't mentioned this, but this mic has very low gain in USB mode. You have to turn the gain all the way up on the mic, and in your software to get useable sound. This is a known issue on The Yeti Pro, that the original Yeti USB mic does not have. The Yeti Pro also has driver issues in Windows 7, that can cause various problems, stuttering, drop outs, and high latency. As far as I know Blue has not addressed these problems.

                If I hadn't gone beyond 30 days I would return this. If I can't get good results with the mic in analog mode, I'll sell it. From reading other reviews around the net The Yeti USB, the original mic, has good gain levels, and is usually plug and play. Wish I'd bought that.

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                5.0

                very very good clearest mic I've ever

                By tony

                from St.Louis, Mo.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • a little heavy
                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                very very clear sound . the cleanest mic I've ever used, 4 different polar paterns to choose from for all voclist.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                The Best USB Microphone is Different

                By Liang

                from Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                The best USB microphone is in a category of itself and should not be compared with non-USB microphone.

                The sound recorded through this best USB microphone does not have the clarity of other professional microphone.

                A wind screen is strongly recommended to avoid the clipping noises.

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                5.0

                Great sound

                By ChrisMN

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                  I was pleasantly surprised by the sound - especially the warm bass. Very well constructed.

                  It came up with a device error until I read the guide and worked out I had to install the specific driver from the manufacture. In the end, not a big deal.

                  It does produce nice rich tones when speaking close to it. It is on the heavy side, but I think that is a good thing.

                  You can't go wrong with this one.

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                  5.0

                  fantastic

                  By Raven

                  from San Pancho, Mexico

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                    Yes, it picks up every noise in the room but i thought that's what a good microphone should do.
                    This is a game changer product at a very good price.
                    Can't wait to do some serious music and voice recordings for my movie..so...turn off your cell phones and anything making a noise you don't want to hear and enjoy.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Phenomenal

                    By Nate

                    from Bellingham, WA

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                      Use for prosumer voice over work and video blogging. I love the versitality and everyone I've talked to is amazed by the quality: especially at the price.

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                      5.0

                      Thanks be to Yeti. . .

                      By gregmedia

                      from Ras Tanura

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Bulky/Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                      I've used this microphone for voiceover and podcasting the quality of sound recorded in 24 bit 192khz is unbelievable. This microphone is durable and I would like to suggest to make the next model more slim and less weight.

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                      4.0

                      Outstanding XLR Quality

                      By Chris

                      from Boulder, CO

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                        The XLR quality was outstanding. The USB quality was good, but I wasn't able to get the same level of input gain using USB. Had to talk right next to the mic.

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                        5.0

                        Absolutely Delightful

                        By Packy

                        from Jersey City, NJ

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Bulky/Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Portable Studio

                        Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                        My wife and I picked this microphone up to do some podcasting and theatrical sound design. It's a bit heavy, but it's a dream to use: we just plug it into a laptop and we have a portable recording studio. The sound quality is better than anything we've owned before. I've used some professional microphones before, but this is the first one I've owned. The bidirectional setting is particularly useful--sounds from in front and in back of the mic pick up loud and clear, but computer fans and meowing cats to either side are nigh-inaudible in the recording.

                        I'd say this is the best microphone you can get in this price range.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product!!

                        By Tony

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                          I use this mic for voice-overs. It's easy to use and sounds great! I can't say enough great things about it!

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                          4.0

                          Great Mic

                          By Mike @ HAP Digital

                          from Satellite Beach, FL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Cool retro look
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Big
                          • BIG Price
                          • Bulky/Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                          Great for home studio voiceover work or podcasts.

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