Product Comparison: Shure MV51 vs Blue Yeti


General Specifications
Brand
Shure
Blue
Model
MV51
Yeti
Origin
USA
China
About the Product
With both iOS and USB connectivity, the MV51 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone offers content creators professional-quality audio, in the studio and on the go. Plug it in and get to work right away, take advantage of five onboard DSP presets to quickly dial in the right sound for your project, or dive even deeper with the free ShurePlus™ MOTIV™ iOS app for enhanced recording, editing, and sharing.
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
Chrome
Black
Height
5 in.
11.61 in.
Width
3.4 in.
4.72 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
4.92 in.
Weight
1.26 lbs.
3.4 lbs.

Shure MV51

Blue Yeti

Shure MV51

Blue Yeti

Shure MV51

Blue Yeti

Shure MV51

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Shure MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone + USB & Lightning Cable
  • As a former audio producer/engineer, I appreciate the thought that went into this design.
  • It's a great, heavy duty all metal mic that should last for many years.
  • Heavy, high-quality build with a solid micstand connection in the back and lots of character.
  • The build of the Shure is without a doubt superior to any iOS mic I have seen, it's built like a tank and heavy, I like that
  • It has excellent build quality, intuitive touch-sensitive controls, and a very useful kickstand. This unit is built to last and withstand a bit of abuse.
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
Cardiodic
Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Recording Sample Rates
24bit/48kHz
16 Bit, 48 kHz, 16bit / 48kHz
Min. Frequency Response
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
System Requirements
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Extras
iOS/USB connectivity, Front panel touch control for DSP presets, Large-diaphragm condenser capsule, Integrated kickstand for tabletop use, All-metal construction
Hassle-Free Setup, Polar Patterns: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo, Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)

Shure MV51

Blue Yeti

Shure MV51

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Features"
Shure MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone + USB & Lightning Cable
  • It has a wide range of options based on your musical application and I have been happy with everything I have tried recording (vocal, piano, guitar, drums...).
  • I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great microphone that is easy to use with your phone or tablet on the go!
  • The sound of the mic in its "flat" setting will work well for those that will apply processing elsewhere.
  • This Shure mic with lightening cable works extremely well with my iPad Air 2 and a third party recording app I use.
  • However, having adjustable microphone sensitivity, headphone volume control, and otherwise flawless operation makes this a great microphone for me as an Android user.
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
199.00 $
129.99 $

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