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Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone

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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 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP Home Edition or XP Professional 

USB 2.0 High Speed; 256 MB RAM (minimum), requires downloadable driver

 

Macintosh: Mac OS X (10.6.4 or higher) 

USB 2.0 High Speed; 256 MB RAM (minimum) 

 

 

Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone
  • USB & XLR Y-Cable
  • Custom Base
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    BlueYeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone
     
    4.3

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (31)
    • Easy to use (29)
    • Versatile (21)
    • Durable (19)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (18)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (30)
    • Professional recording (23)
    • Amateur recording (22)
    • Performances (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (26), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

    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.

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    4.0

    Ok in USB, Absolutely wonderful thru xlr

    By DJDB901

    from Nashville TN

    About Me Experienced

    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 only gave it a 4 cause of the usb. The usb preamp isnt the best. Its definitely enough for light background vocals for songs or for voice acting but not good for my uses with recording instruments. Running it xlr to my apogee ensemble though is fantastic. For the money this is the mic to get. 100% improvement over sound from the built in preamp. I own 4. I also own a few shure's, other blue's, and a couple of mxl's. The yeti pro and shure SM7 are my go to mic's. All the capsules in it are wonderful at what they do as long as you have it set up properly for what your wanting to record.

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    5.0

    AWESOME

    By YOUTUBE BROIDHODGES

    from Waterford Ny

    About Me Child

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

      Amazing feels like your on the radio or doing a song

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      3.0

      Not so great for acoustic guitar

      By Donaldo

      from Belmont, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightning Connection

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Lacks Highs

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

        Might be good for podcasting, but I can't recommend it for acoustic guitar. The Spark literature talks about it being a professional mic ideal for "vocals, drums, guitars…", so I thought it would be worth a try. I wanted to get the convenience of a Lightning connection for iPad etc. I put it head to head with a old, medium-quality condenser XLR mic (AGK CE 1) running through an M-Audio Mobil Pre (USB to a Mac) and there was a world of difference — much clearer highs and harmonics on the XLR mic. Maybe not a fair comparison since an XLR mic plus a pre-amp is going to cost more— but be advised. I returned the Blue Spark, thank you, and got a Focusrite iTrack Solo to connect my old mic to an iPad and am very happy.
        On the other hand, it does seem like good engineering to get a decent mike to plug directly into a Lightning connection and require nothing else. Given its convenience and potential for portability it seems odd that the mic is so heavy and is laden with that bulky shock mount. (Would be nice if it were threaded for a standard mic stand.)

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        4.0

        This is the perfect mic for podcast

        By Rob in New Jersey

        from NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Must Take Care Mounting
        • Purchase The Shockmount

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

        This mic is great. I use it with a Rode Podcast boom mount and the radaris shockmount. Be careful when you unscrew it from the current base. There are washers inside the knobs that can get lost. Sound quality is excellent.

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        4.0

        Excellent

        By Rob in New Jersey

        from New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

          I like this mic a lot. It is sturdy and works well. I would urge those who are considering this mic to also purchase the shockmount.

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          5.0

          A+ Outstanding

          By Wombat

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

          I use the Yeti Pro for voice overs for eLearning modules. The end product from the Yeti Pro is outstanding, no need to go buy an $ + Microphone as this produces crystal quality. At present I don't have anything I dislike about it, If I was to be picky I would say it is a bit bulky and you have to fiddle with the universal Blue pop filter to attach it (but no you don't have to drill any holes to fit the blue universal pop filter)Great product and great company to buy from, very efficient. I will be buying more equipment from B&H

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          5.0

          Excellent Microphone

          By ChrisMoody

          from Chapel Hill, NC

          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:

            I've owned the Blue Yeti Microphone for years. The Pro Version is even better.

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            3.0

            Can't use 2 Yeti Pro Mics via USB @ once

            By Phil

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

              We've been using one of these Mic's were I work for some time. It's a great USB mic, but when we purchased a second we discovered that you can not use 2 mic's at the same time via USB. I spoke with customer support at Blue and found that it is not possible at all to use 2 Yeti Pro Mic's via USB at the same time on a Mac because the mic's all use the same chip inside so the computer will only recognize one at a time. I had to purchase an audio interface so I could plug both mic's in using the analog ports. So if you know you only need one mic then go ahead and pic up one of these, but if you're planning to plug in two, don't pick up this mic, get an interface and two analog only mics.

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              5.0

              great for the price

              By mikeguyon

              from bourbonnais IL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                A very versatile mic and a great price

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                5.0

                Amazing!

                By sandrodavrieux

                from Fort Myers, FL

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                Amazing product, studio quality.

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                5.0

                Amazing!!

                By Ricker

                from Brandon, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Blue Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone:

                Great sound even through the USB! This mic will change everyone's opinion of USB mic's.... If you use the XLR option, the sound is remarkable....

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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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                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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                  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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                    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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                    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 14 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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                      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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                      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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