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Blue Microphones Yeti Pro review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £209
inc VAT

Superb recording quality and a wealth of features make this the ultimate home recording microphone


The extra resolution gives you more audio data to play with when editing, and the Yeti Pro has another special feature to help out budding musicians. As well as a USB output, the Yeti Pro also has an XLR mic connector. This is the connection used by standard studio and stage equipment the world over and means that you can take your mic into any recording studio and use it, rather than being bound to a PC input. It’s also incredibly useful if you want to use the Yeti Pro in live situations, such as for discussion panels or spoken word performances. However, condenser microphones require power to work, so if you’re not connected to equipment with phantom power you’ll need to provide a power source to the USB port.

Blue Microphones Yeti Pro ports

The mic also has a convenient 3.5mm stereo headphone output that you can use for monitoring USB recordings – it doesn’t work if you’re using the Yeti Pro in an analogue recording environment, though. You can’t simultaneously use the mic via both USB and XLR, either.

The Yeti Pro is a perfect mic for serious semi-professional recording, whether you’re a podcaster or a musician. At £200, it’s a serious investment, but if you need both quality and flexibility for studio recording, it’s perfect, and a worthy winner of our Ultimate award.

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