Product Comparison: Blue Snowball vs Blue Yeti


General Specifications
Brand
Blue
Blue
Model
Snowball
Yeti
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Create studio-quality recordings with Blue Microphone's Snowball, a USB microphone with exceptional sound-capture capabilities. Using Blue Microphone's award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design, the Snowball produces crisp, clean recordings that are free of feedback and distortion.
Create unparalleled recordings directly in your computer with Blue Microphone's Yeti USB Microphone. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone's proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. It features four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, or interviews in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you'll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4 in.
11.61 in.
Width
4 in.
4.72 in.
Depth
4 in.
4.92 in.
Weight
1.01 lbs.
3.4 lbs.

Blue Snowball

Blue Yeti

Blue Snowball

Blue Yeti

Blue Snowball

Blue Yeti

Blue Snowball

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Blue Snowball USB Microphone
  • I am very impressed with sound quality. The size is great, setup was easy. A great tool!
  • The mic by itself is about the same size as a softball.
  • This thing is massive in size and comes with its own stand.
  • I was also impressed by the size of the Snowball. When looking at it online, I was thinking baseball size.
  • The biggest flaw is that the weight of the mic is too heavy for the quality of the stand, which results in the mic tipping over when adjusting the legs or trying to position the sizable, inflexible USB cable.
Blue Yeti USB Condenser Microphone
  • The size is good and the handle and comfort to play is good.
  • Very nice-looking, substantial in weight. Versatile with configurations.
  • Easy to setup and create clear and crisp audio! Fairly large for the size.
  • Although fairly large in size, the quality of the product is evident. Large selection of settings.
  • It is very sturdy and has some weight to it. It looks and feels professional!
Features
Recording Patterns
Cardioid, Cardioid with -10 dB pad, Omnidirectional
Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Recording Sample Rates
16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz
16 Bit, 48 kHz, 16bit / 48kHz
Min. Frequency Response
40 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
18 kHz
20 kHz
System Requirements
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Extras
Hassle-Free Setup, Innovative Design Makes Recording Easy, Adjustable stand, Ideal for recording music, podcasts, live chat, and more
Hassle-Free Setup, Polar Patterns: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo, Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)

Blue Snowball

Blue Yeti

Blue Snowball

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Features"
Blue Snowball USB Microphone
  • This mic sounds pretty flat to me which is great for instruments and vocals.
  • What's great also is the frequency response is flat or flatter than other mics. What that means is that, the mic isn't shaping your voice too much. What you hear is what you sounded like.
  • Windows 7 recognized the microphone instantly and installed appropriate drivers.
  • Easy plug and play. You plug it into a PC or Mac, and it's good to go right away.
  • This mike does not feature noise reduction but the cardioid pattern is satisfactory to reduce feedback.
  • It records High Frequencies too much which makes it a pain to EQ and compress vocals for that quality sound in music.
Blue Yeti USB Condenser Microphone
  • Simple to use and records great sound. I use it to record podcasts and the multiple recording patterns are a godsend. I love this mic.
  • There are manual switches for both gain and recording patterns - stereo, omni, cardioid, and bi-directional.
  • I bought this to use in a school music classroom to record rehearsals. I have used it for choir and band and the recording quality is great. I have also used it to record solo piano and vocal music.
  • It’s a very sensitive microphone, it picks up a lot of low and mid frequencies.
  • Great all around sound quality for a USB mic. great low end response as well as speaking voice. I was very happy with the quality of the recordings it produced.
  • Amount of background noise and static detracts from what should be professional quality.
  • Minimalist mic. This mic is for solo use. No real adjusting.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
MSRP
69.99 $
129.99 $

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