• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this microphone. The USB mini-B connector used is prone to problems.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I've had my brand new Blue Yeti for less than a week. I really wanted to like this microphone, and bought it based on the excellent reviews for sound quality, etc. However, you are gambling if you buy this microphone. The connection to the computer is unreliable at best: for me, it drops most of the time unless I lightly hold the cable end in place with a light finger touch.

    This problem is a result of the use of the USB mini-B connector, and because of that, I'm unlikely to simply exchange my unit for another because the mini-B connector is a known source of problems. Just search for the question "Why was Mini USB deprecated in favor of Micro USB?" and you'll understand: "poor reliability after a significant but not vast number of uses." (Very few uses, in my case.)

    I can't recommend this microphone until and unless Blue releases a new version addressing the issue.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not for everyone.

    • Written by from Richmond hill

    sounds great
    you can plug in a seperate headset to hear yourself,
    volume knob, (mic input level, 'gain')
    mountable on normal mic stands
    looks awesome
    plug and go
    can hear from a specific direction.

    its huge. VERY huge
    hard to record yourself talk, IF you are trying to game with this.
    need foam under stand (or something soft) to lessen keyboard typing noise
    if mounted to a stand, its huge, and can have weight balancing problems.
    wont work well if you have a loud room, (loud heater, A/C, family, friends) as it picks up their sounds,

    I might have a lot of cons, considering i'm rating it for a 5-star product, but those are things i find are important to note for people who may need to know. However, i'm rating this 5-star regardless because you just cant get a better sounding mic for that price.


    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Beauty

    • Written by from Cheadle

    Checked it with GarageBand and Logic Pro X both.
    An awesome microphone...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Markham

    I love this mic, I bought this because I want and need to record songs, I own a mac and I can totally hear the difference between just recording with the built-in mic in the photo booth recording and using the blue yeti mic to record, the difference is amazing. If anyone's looking to buy a mic for recording songs, podcasts, voiceovers, or just for maybe video or voice chatting, I recommend this mic.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No sound, no volume control, no Apple return

    • Written by from North Adelaide

    I purchased this item but I did not open it for a few weeks. It does not work at all. The volume knob is not fixed, there is no sound although it receives power. The Apple Return policy refers to goods you can return online and goods you can't. It then speaks to returnable items and ignores un-returnable items. Australian consumer law protects unworkable items but Apple doesn't account for that. I am about to leave for overseas where I need to use this item for fieldwork. $300 down the drain. It's a disaster. It's so disappointing now to find so many negative reviews online about the YetiPro which 'has no gain' that the fantastic quality sound was never going to be heard.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too sensitive

    • Written by from Maple

    This mic is way too sensitive even with the gain a quarter from zero. It amplifies anything and everything even on another floor. I have no choice but to return it as even with the gain set to 0, I end up hearing a buzzing noise.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but cheap corners cut.

    • Written by from Port Hope

    This mic has an excellent sound. Recording quality is as good as you can get especially for the price. The build of the base and mic itself are super sturdy but the knobs are cheap and awful.
    The USB connection is at an awkward spot that causes it to bang against the stand when moved. It causes serious damage really quickly with the connection. Its built for quality sound but not built to last.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Conference room mic!!

    • Written by from Garland

    This mic works wonders for me. I have it suspended from my conference room ceiling connected to a mac pro for VOIP calls and video conferencing... It has been working great for about 9 months or so. The room is a 20'x25' or so. I wish it came with a baffle or something since I have speakers in the overhead as well, but I just have to fine tune it to reduce any feedback, if I have any. Most of the times it is really an issue on the remote ends.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this product.

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    This is my second microphone now. My first was from a completely different company and it somehow developed a terrible tinny, static sound over time and I was so disappointed so I had high hopes for this one. I record music and vocals on a regular basis so I needed a microphone I could really depend on.

    First of all, the design is so beautiful and practical. Turning the mic upside down in the holder is a great way to store it on your desk when it's not in use (whereas with my old mic, I had to store it in my desk drawer in a sock, otherwise it would just lay there and roll around and get damaged). It's very simplistic and it actually feels a bit lighter than it looks.

    The sound quality is impeccable and really not expected from a $150 microphone. I've only had mine for about 3 months now but it really hasn't seemed to age at all. It's also very easy to use on a mac, not complicated at all.

    I would recommend this product to anyone for any reason.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Caledon East

    Solid, well built device. Great user interface, all you had to do was plug in and start recording. So happy that I treated myself to this microphone. The sound is fantastic, and there are multiple settings on the physical microphone for any type of recording you wish to do.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be warned!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This Yeti works wonderful BUT it will burn out in a couple months!! It no longer works and I am very upset!! The microphone company doesn't have a warranty on the product either!!

    32 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice recording

    • Written by from Al Hafoof Wal Mubarraz

    The mic is pretty good. I used it many times to record very good quality sounds. a friend of mine told me this mic is more than enough for me.

    Best regards

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but cons

    • Written by from Leiden

    Got this microphone since 2 days ago and I must say it's a pretty big but very nice looking microphone. Although the sound haven't blown my mind yet.
    I'm still configuring with the settings to get the best out of it. My mic is like 8 inches away from my face and once I'm speaking with gain low you can barrely hear my voice and onve I bring the gain a bit up you already start hearing things from 10 feet away and soft background noices. I hope I can fix this soon!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best USB mic

    • Written by from Springfield

    This is the best USB mc I have used, even better than the goofy snow ball. I use this for voice overs and Garageband. If you have even the slightest concept of how to record music this will work perfect for vocals and acoustic instruments. Great product.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound preferences?

    • Written by from MILLINGTON

    Seems that people complain they can't hear me. when I check Sound Preferences the input volume has return to nil. Adjustment corrects the issue.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just freaking awesome!!

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    Got the Yeti a couple of days ago and connected it up to my Macbook pro running Lion and had no issues at all. I was recording in a couple of minutes of unboxing. Also works like a charm on my iPad 2 but does need a powered hub (I have a small Belkin one) to work. Word great with garageband and other recording apps. Awesome to have a studio quality mic for the price, especially with all the modes and patterns that this baby has! Definitely a worthwhile purchase.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blue Yeti Pro USB

    • Written by from Valley Village

    Upgraded to Lion OS X and Blue Yeti Pro. Does not work. When plugged in USB, the cable is loose light blinks. Seems high quality product, but manufacturer skimps on updates and fixes. Spent approx $300, and very upset with Apple and Blue for not resolving before launch.

    A quick search reveals that many others are having this issue. Try to avoid investing in USB microphone until Apple or Blue resolve this issue.

    48 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    will not work with OSX Lion

    • Written by from Barrie

    Just got it yesterday. Plugged into USB on iMac. Turned on computer and it will not show in Sound of System Preferences as it says it will. Tried unplugging it and plugging it back in and still nothing. Does not work with Lion OS it seems.

    36 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as advertised.

    • Written by from connersville

    Having messed with music & recording equipment for years, I recently made the move to Apple and recording on the computer. I didn't want to have to buy interfaces and cords to use my existing equipment. I wanted something that would sound good and was easy to use. I got what I paid for. The mic sounds good on vocals and recording my acoustic guitar. I would recommend this mic to friends and family. It is plug and play....

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from McLoud

    This microphone is fantastic. I bought it to use with my laptop, and it does that perfectly. I got the idea to try it with my iPad2. I used the Apple Camera Connection Kit and plugged the microphone in. I did receive a message that the iPad couldn't power the device, however it works perfectly with the iPad. I have been using this for about a year with multiple Macs and iPads with no problems or issues. I reccomend this microphone to anyone needing a reliable, quality way to record audio. And it looks really cool!

    8 of 9 people found this useful