Blue Yeti USB Microphone £73.99 @ Amazon (Lightning Deal)
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone £73.99 @ Amazon (Lightning Deal)

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Found 15th May 2013
It's a lightning deal so it will end quickly. I have one of these microphones and it is the best microphone I have ever owned. It is extremely versatile; you can set it up as a cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional or stereo microphone. It is amazingly sensitive and the quality of the recording it makes is exceptional. It is fixed at 48k samples/sec and 16 bit.

I used it for recording the audio part of training sessions I was doing with somebody. The microphone was about a metre away from us. It picked up both our voices extremely clearly.

If you want to record your voice or an acoustic instrument well, this will do the job nicely. It works fine with Audacity. It also works on Linux if that is a concern. Many podcasters use it and recommend it. It works very well even with Skype, although it is overkill for that.

Note: It's big! It's about a foot high. It's also pretty heavy. It's a nice piece of kit.

16 Comments

This is a bargain.......usually sells at around £95 - £110

Horrible Horrible Horrible Microphone! A friend of mine bought a couple to do some tests with, even a Behringer C-1u would do a much better job and cheaper too. 3 patterns in one mic!? really? If you want to be taken seriously, spend a little bit more and get a proper brand mic...

Awesome microphone! Just got one of eBay for £82 delivered. This is the best deal around! Votted Hot!

Says £95.82 now, has it expired?

nickrenwick

Horrible Horrible Horrible Microphone! A friend of mine bought a couple … Horrible Horrible Horrible Microphone! A friend of mine bought a couple to do some tests with, even a Behringer C-1u would do a much better job and cheaper too. 3 patterns in one mic!? really? If you want to be taken seriously, spend a little bit more and get a proper brand mic...


With all due respect I value dozen of reviews from audio professionals more than one unsubstantiated claim from you imaginary friend.
At this price this is a very hot deal.
The microphone works exactly as advertised, is very sensitive, all 3 modes works exactly as they should and it doubles up as USB headphone amp for me, which is very handy.
It is a bit of an overkill for me, but I use it for skype, phone support i.e. mostly voice and it does that job wonderfully - it picks up my voice (and any other noise) from across the room just like a human ear would...

Btw. it's still not expired, only 10% claimed so far...

Original Poster

nickrenwick

Horrible Horrible Horrible Microphone! A friend of mine bought a couple … Horrible Horrible Horrible Microphone! A friend of mine bought a couple to do some tests with, even a Behringer C-1u would do a much better job and cheaper too. 3 patterns in one mic!? really? If you want to be taken seriously, spend a little bit more and get a proper brand mic...



I've got one answer for that. Check out the reviews on Amazon for both products.

Unfortunately I'd have to agree with the poster who doesn't think this is very good. You'd be better off getting a cheap audio interface and mic separately. This is no better than the internal mics that most laptops have nowadays. Only good enough for Skype.

ClubFoot

Unfortunately I'd have to agree with the poster who doesn't think this is … Unfortunately I'd have to agree with the poster who doesn't think this is very good. You'd be better off getting a cheap audio interface and mic separately. This is no better than the internal mics that most laptops have nowadays. Only good enough for Skype.



A wildly incorrect comment. Since when do laptops get fitted with capacitator microphones? This microphone is comfortably better than any inbuilt laptop microphone and certainly good enough to record demos, singing, speech, field recordings etc. Have you actually used this? and if so, did you know what you were doing?

What it doesnt really challenge is a £100+ XLR capacitator microphone driven by a seperate USB/Firewire/PCI audio interface. It also cant be driven by an iPad USB adaptor, as the voltage from the iPad is insufficient.

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Sulphur Man

It also cant be driven by an iPad USB adaptor, as the voltage from the … It also cant be driven by an iPad USB adaptor, as the voltage from the iPad is insufficient.



The iPad can't source enough current. You can do it if you use a USB powered hub.

You can do it with a Nexus 7, but you need to buy a paid app.

Come the frak on! I've been stalking the internet for this, and it appeared as a Lightning Deal... Serves me right for not reading my Amazon emails.

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c.a.o.

Come the frak on! I've been stalking the internet for this, and it … Come the frak on! I've been stalking the internet for this, and it appeared as a Lightning Deal... Serves me right for not reading my Amazon emails.



I think this is not the only time it's been a lightning deal, so if you can wait some months (probably) it may come round again.

davtom

I think this is not the only time it's been a lightning deal, so if you … I think this is not the only time it's been a lightning deal, so if you can wait some months (probably) it may come round again.



Got a brand new one on eBay for £60, thank you Best Offer...

c.a.o.

Got a brand new one on eBay for £60, thank you Best Offer...



any left? who was the seller?

FearTheBassPlayer

any left? who was the seller?



Sorry dude, nope. Just a dude selling one...

Banned

Amazon is selling now for £85 which isn't too much more.
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