Friday, 8 January 2016

Is it worth buying a Yeti Pro?

Is it worth buying a Yeti Pro?

For a long time now I've wanted to start making YouTube videos of games, so slowly over time I built up my video making arsenal, and recently I added a microphone to that collection namely, the Blue Yeti Pro. Now, this microphone costs almost £200, whereas its littler brother, the Blue Yeti, costs only £100. So, why did I pay almost £100 more for the pro version? Well, it's all down to personal preference.

Here are the stats for both the Blue Yeti, and the Blue Yeti Pro:

Blue Yeti:

Power Required/Consumption: 5V 150mA
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bit Rate: 16bit
Capsules: 3 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
Specifications
Dimensions (extended in stand): 4.72" (12cm) x 4.92"(12.5cm) x 11.61"(29.5cm)
Weight (microphone): 1.2 lbs (.55 kg)
Weight (stand): 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
Headphone Amplifier
Impedance:16 ohms
Power Output (RMS): 130 mW
THD: 0.009%
Frequency Response: 15 Hz - 22 kHz
Signal to Noise: 100dB

Blue Yeti Pro:

Power Required/Consumption: 5V 500mA (USB)/48V DC (analog)
Sample Rate: 192 kHz
Bit Rate: 24bit
Capsules: 3 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity: 4.5mV/Pa (1 kHz)
Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)

Dimensions (extended in stand): 4.72"(12cm) x 4.92"(12.5cm) x 11.61"(29.5cm)
Weight (microphone): 1.2 lbs (.55 kg)
Weight (stand): 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
Cable: 12" Y-Cable and 2M USB cable


As you can see, the Yeti Pro is clearly superior to the Yeti, but that's not to say that the Yeti is any pushover, by no means is it. The Yeti is widely used by professionals everywhere. But the question remains, why did I spend an extra £100 for the Pro?

One of the advantages of the Pro is the option for Analogue connections, now I have nothing to use this with, but it does leave room for improvement and expansion in the future. Not only that, but as I said earlier the Pro is quite superior to the Yeti, but that's just my opinion.

Thanks for reading!

     -Efan






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