Product Comparison: MXL 990 vs Blue Yeti


General Specifications
Brand
MXL
Blue
Model
990
Yeti
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. The first high quality condenser microphone to come into reach of working musicians, the MXL 990 has a FET preamp and a large diaphragm for truly professional sound quality in both digital and analog recordings.
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
Champagne
Black
Height
5.11 in.
11.61 in.
Width
2.36 in.
4.72 in.
Depth
2.36 in.
4.92 in.
Weight
1.2 lbs.
3.4 lbs.

MXL 990

Blue Yeti

MXL 990

Blue Yeti

MXL 990

Blue Yeti

MXL 990

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
  • It's also very nice looking, and has heavy aluminum construction.
  • The weight and size made me feel like my studio had been upgraded.
  • The size is perfect and it looks great.
  • All and All the design and box it came in (foam with plastic around all the pieces) was impressive.
  • This is a great buy for mics! the design is very technological, and i read up on condenser mics and found these are very very good for vocals.
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, Stereo, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Min. Frequency Response
30 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
System Requirements
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Extras
FET preamp with balanced output, Provides silky sweet high end and retains tight, solid low and midrange reproduction, Vintage body style with champagne finish, Includes custom shockmount, mic stand adapter & carrying case, 6 micron gold-sputtered
Hassle-Free Setup, Polar Patterns: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo, Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
Recording Sample Rates
16bit / 48kHz

MXL 990

Blue Yeti

MXL 990

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Features"
MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
  • The spider-mount is a plus for live recording and vibration suppresion, and also looks really neat.
  • This mic is definitely sufficient for normal recording, especially if you run it through a vocal effects processor.
  • I use this mic for podcast recording and it has been great.
  • I have not used it for instrument recording, but it's a cardioid not an omni pattern so not ideal for acoustic guitar/strings anyway.
  • It's a good inexpensive way to record vocals, but I find the sound a bit muddy, and often come back with eq to turn down some of the low-mid frequencies.
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
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
MSRP
129.99 $

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