With more and more people working from home, taking up streaming as a potential side gig, and others just looking to improve their audio quality. Desktop microphones have taken off in popularity, even with microphones on gaming headsets finally starting to improve. One of the biggest names in desktop microphones for PCs has been the brand Blue with their Snowball microphone as well as their Yeti Microphone. Well, the Yeti received an updated version late in 2019 before all of the craziness of 2020 hit and I have been using the Blue Yeti X for a while now. With my review of the Philips X3, thought it would be a great time to take a look at a desktop microphone that could be paired with a higher-end pair of headphones like the X3 so today I’m going to check out the Yeti X and see how it performs compared to other desktop, add on, and headset microphones.

Product Name: Blue Yeti X

Review Sample Provided by: Logitech/Blue

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Microphone and Performance

Power Required/Consumption

62mA - 203mA

Sample/Bit Rate

48 kHz, 24-bit

Capsules

4 Blue-proprietary 14mm condenser capsules

Polar Patterns

Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional, Stereo

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz

Max SPL

122dB

Dimensions (extended in stand)

4.33" (11cm) x 4.80" (12.2cm) x 11.38" (28.9cm)

Weight (microphone and stand)

2.8 lbs (1.28kg)

Weight (microphone only)

1.14 lbs (.519kg)

Impedance

13 Ohms min, 16 Ohms typical

Power Output (RMS)

72mWrms per channel

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz

Signal to Noise

100dB

System Requirements

PC - Windows 7, 8.1, 10

MAC - macOS (10.10 or higher)

USB 1.1/2.0/3.0*

Includes

Yeti X USB microphone (including desktop stand), 2m USB cable, Quick Start Guide

 

 

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