Fantastic microphone for recording and podcasting. I've used a borrowed Yeti for a couple years and it was amazing. When I had to give it back, I looked for an alternative, and this model had just come out. My relatively amateur ear can hear that this is a quality mic with quality sound, and I honestly can't really tell the difference between my recordings with the Yeti and the Yeti Nano. I got a cheap boom mic and am so happy with the results. If you're someone that is looking to up the quality of your sound, but wondering if you need to go 'full Yeti' for the few extra features (extra condenser, a few other sound modes) you probably don't need anything more than this. Plus the form factor is HUGE. It's a lot less obtrusive, and stores much easier. For me there is no appreciable quality difference and a huge gain in practicality for ~30% less than the Yeti.