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Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Mic for Recording and Streaming - Red Onyx
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- Perfect for podcasting, game streaming, Skype calls, YouTube or music
- No-latency headphone output, headphone volume and mic mute
- Standard threading for Radius III Shock Mount and/or Compass Boom Arm
- Plug ‘N play-Mac and PC compatible
- Cardioid and Omni pickup patterns; Supports sample rates up to 24-bit/48Khz
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Yeti Nano is a premium USB microphone designed for broadcast-quality podcasting, YouTube content, game streaming, skype calls and voiceover work. Inspired by the #1-selling Blue Yeti microphone, Yeti Nano features 24-bit sound quality, a compact design, and plug ‘N play operation for instant streaming on PC/Mac. The premium finish looks great on camera and on any desktop. Featuring a no-latency headphone output and controls for headphone volume, mic mute and pickup pattern, Yeti Nano is the perfect mic for modern broadcasters.
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It's a decent mic, but I feel like better audio setups could be acquired with cheaper and more flexible configurations.
Would be a good plug-and-play office/conference mic.
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1. Even set on cardiod mode, expect (a lot!) of audible noise from your keyboard and general computer sounds like fan noise. ('Workarounds' to get rid of this are really tedious, mostly involving 'after-editing' being necessary, or installing interfaces for editing etc.) I am going to try a boom arm to hang the mic, to see if this helps. (Will report back.) My keyboard is not a loud one and using a recording head-set, almost no keyboard or computer noise gets picked up. I know that this is an open mic, so an entirely different beast, but ...
2. Reasonably quiet for recording otherwise, with warm, but crisp, clean and well-balanced sound. Nice!
3. Size - OK. (The non-nano Blue Yeti looks gigantic and clumsy compared to the nano!)
4. Sound settings - be aware of the following:
- There is no 'Gain' dial on this model. Online instructions you might find for the non-nano version of Blue Yeti (with 'Gain' dial) may be confusing and/or lead you into unnecessary complications as you work with the sound - expect to find lots of contradictory advice on YouTube, for example.
- On Windows - advise that you take the time to learn how to tweak the sound through the main Control Panel before trying anything more complex.
- The mic will not work without monitor earphones or earbuds plugged into the 3.5mm on the body of the mic itself. So if you just want to simply record your voice into the computer without needing to monitor it, and without being online etc ... you'll still need to have earphones/earbuds plugged in. (For most normal use, you don't really need to monitor, so I'm not sure how useful this is, at all.)
- Consider installing OBS software if you'll be using the mic for voice-over or live streaming. - it will give you visible and accessible 'tweak controls' while you're working.
- BEWARE 'Blue Sherpa' (Beta version), available from the Blue website as a free download - ostensibly for tweaking mic sound. Had lots of problems with it not recognising the mic, and it may have been responsible for a bizarre computer fault where PC randomly went into 'sleep' mode. This fault did not recur once I'd uninstalled 'Blue Sherpa'.
Update: Boom arm did not really help control keyboard noise, to my disappointment. The shock-mount was way too small (HAUEA).
Conclusion: To really get the best from this mic, for my purposes, I'd probably have to invest another £100 or so, to get a branded shock-mount and boom arm. Not sure it's worth it...
When the first one arrived I could tell that it was refurbished. There was hair BENEATH the sticker and it was very poorly placed NEXT TO the one that was removed, how could I tell? I could still see the residue the original left. Once I took it out of the packaging, the mic was scuffed. It worked for about a second before the software BLUE TELL YOU TO DOWNLOAD! stated it needed to update the mic before I could use the software. The update failed as it couldn't connect to the server and instead of restoring the mic out of update mode it BRICKED it. Making it useless.
Okay at this point you might be thinking that it was a faulty mic. I did too, Amazon's lovely tech support sent a replacement.
AGAIN it was a poor refurbish job. Skipping forward. I plugged the mic in, Blue Sherpa told me that it needed to update the mic and BOOM same again IT BRICKED THIS MIC AS WELL. My advice to anyone would be to go with anyone else, literally anyone other than Blue. On another note, I attempted to contact them for support and they just ignored me. I even called them (They only have a US number by the way.) and they refused to help, they said to just get a refund.
Amazon to the rescue again and offered to refund me as soon as they receive the mic.
I also have pictures of the packaging that I can provide, if anyone wants to see how bad they are at packing.
DON'T buy Blue products, DON'T try and contact Blue tech support, BUY any other mic that is not from Blue.
Blue clearly don't care about the product or the customer.
- Small foot print
- Solid build
- Looks great
- USB PLUG IN, and done
- decent mic, for most people
- picks up higher frequencies of your voice
- does not have GAIN knob (i knew that when i bought it though)
- not great for mobile device recording (recording audio for phones/ipads)
- may required editing of voice before you post online
- Its worth putting in $30 more for the Big Yeti.
Lets start with the good. Its small, looks absolutely great, and feels solid. Compared to my 5+ year old Big Yeti, this thing feels really nice. The rubber holding the microphone in place has been designed so that if the knobs are a little loose, the mic doesn't just nosedive into the stand, which is a solid plus for me.
The quality is great, if its just streaming, and more basic use.
By itself, it can be attached to a camera stand, or tri-pod, or a microphone stand with the included adapter which is great.
Now for the bads...
This microphone to me, considering the cost, is not the microphone you should get. For the cost, and sound quality, its just not up there. Now, if you have a nice soft radio friendly voice, this would be fine, but for an average girl with a slightly higher pitch voice, this microphone isn't too good. Even for me, where i have a deeper voice, i still sounded a little different from my big yeti. For a girl, it required some editing of the voice to make her sound more pleasant. The issue is, that this is for streaming, and i dont think it does it well. Basically, it favours the higher frequencies more, meaning your voice sounds a little tingy and weak. Dont get me wrong, compared to most common microphones, this will still sound superior to them all, but I think you are better off getting the Big Yeti than this one.
This could also be due to manufacturing changes from the time when i bought my Big Yeti, and all Yeti's sound like this, as i'm not sure, but if the Big Yeti costs $30, and still sounds like the one i have, it is worth it.
For those who like singing, this may not be the best microphone as well, same issue.
For those who like singing using those apps for karaoke, where you can edit your voice later before you post and stuff, not great either, as hearing yourself as you sing with this mic still feels off and can throw you off.
Now, if you are the type of person whos running around podcasting all the time, this microphone might be better for you, but the audio technica AT2005 or something might be better as it picks up less surrounding sound too. If you interview others a lot on your podcasting, and only got money for 1 microphone, this might be better as it can record 2 people at once well on the cheaper end, and easier to bring around.
If you plan to just buy this for basic voice chat on video games, skype, discord, etc, this would be fine as well, but gaming headsets are better. But for me, i prefer not wearing big headphones and it messes up my hair, so.. that might suit you better if you have same situation.
All in all, i recommend getting the Big Yeti as it will be better. If the Yeti Nano was cheaper, around $100 as base price, than i think its pretty good for what it is. At the moment, its just priced a little high, or to close to the Big Yeti to justify the Yeti Nano. Its small, and cute, and unless that is what you are prioritizing, than get the Big Yeti.
Also, not including the Gain Knob is a HUGE bummer. The rear button for the pick up pattern should also rotate for Gain level, similar to the headphone volume and push down for mute in the front. IF this had that as well, i think the this product would be worth it a lot more, as this can be a good travel microphone with mobile devices.
Negatives are that the microphone has very little adjustment on the boom arm, there is no way to angle it exactly as you want unless mounted directly 90 degrees from your face. Also, it is a little unfortunate that the volume button on the microphone is for headphones as I have studio headphones that are wired into an amplifier instead so it is not used at all. Finally, the mute button is often hard to press resulting in the mic picking up noise and that being very loud for anyone on the other end.
This microphone is not intended for studio use and is good for YouTube voice overs, gaming, streaming, Skype, discord and other social media however would struggle as a podcast mic or for recording vocals.
Hope that helps.
I have to say this mic excels at all three!
Firstly, I was impressed by the ease of installation. I run a windows system and as soon as I plugged in the mic, it was recognised, installed and was ready to go. I tested it with a variety of audio programs and was able to use it with no hassle in all of them.
The Nano has less features than the original Yeti, but if you are solely looking for a mic for gaming/Youtube/podcasts etc, I highly recommend this mic. Sound-wise I have heard no difference between the two in test videos I researched and the two recording settings the Nano offers are more than suitable for most situations.
The Nano is compact, a lot smaller than the original Yeti, and its build quality is very nice, even though it may look a little "plasticy". Once plugged in it is pretty much ready to go, though I would recommend playing with a few settings such as gain to find the sweet spot for you. I am still doing this myself, though the sound I got straight away from the mic was well above anything I have previously recorded with a headset.
As for gaming, this mic will pick up your keyboard and mouse. How loud they will come across is dependant on your setup. I suggest a mic stand to avoid vibrations from using your kayboard. I also purchased a pop filter with mine and would put this down as a must to prevent yourself headaches when recording p's and other "pop" letters. Having the mic away from my desk and in front of the keyboard has made it significantly quieter.
All in all I highly recommend the Nano, for the sound quality alone!
Podcasting in an environment where there’s going to be a lot of ambience noise I wouldn’t go for this mic. If your in an environment where you’re recording in we’ll sound proofed room etc then yes but I’d recommend something of a lower price tag.
The microphone structure is sound and has a nice weight to it too. It doesn't feel plastic and uses good materials which is always nice. Overall, I'm satisfied with the microphone.