Blue Yeti USB Microphone review

The Blue Yeti is a solid home studio USB microphone that can improve your audio production values

5 Star Rating
Blue Yeti review
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Blue Yeti is excellent value for money as it’s sturdily built, sounds great and lasts for years. Slightly cheaper equivalents such as the plastic JOBY Wavo POD are available but here you get what you pay for, such as a metal body and a wider range of polar patterns. You could call me biased and perhaps I am as I’ve been recording voice-overs on my Blue Yeti for years.


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    Four polar patterns

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    Excellent sound quality

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    Mostly made of metal

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    Lasts for years


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    Thin pads on base can lead to hum

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The Blue Yeti is the solution to many audio problems. Your PC’s built-in camera may do a great job of capturing high quality footage, but the accompanying sound will most likely be lacking in quality. The audio captured by a PC’s built-in mic can sound tinny and distant and will probably pick up the hum of external drives, the whir of your PC’s fan and echo from sound bouncing off the walls of your home office. 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.