Blue Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 7350+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$100
Blue Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone

Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommended

The Yeti Nano first appeared on our recommended list for USB Microphones in March 2021 where it remains today.

It also appeared on our list for Condenser Mics Under $100 from March 2021 until March 2022 when it was out-ranked by other mics.

Overview

The Blue Yeti Nano is more than just a diminutive version of the larger Blue Yeti. Instead of compromising with a digital algorithm based polar patterns, the Yeti Nano utilizes two separate capsules to provide cardioid and omni polar patterns.

This gives it two selectable polar patterns which is a godsend for interviews, field recordings, rehearsal recordings and dialogue.

It carries over the "broadcast sound signature" of its larger counterpart especially well helps which makes it a popular podcasting mic.

It features a headphone out and a Multifunction knob to microphone gain, headphone output, and functions as a mute switch.

Best For

Podcasts, Content Creation, Streaming, Vocals and Voice overs.

If you like the sound of the original Yeti and always wanted a USB version for on-the-go purposes, or if it's your first time buying a condenser mic and don't want to get a separate audio interface, the Blue Yeti Nano is a great pick.

Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid and Omni (selectable)
  • Max SPL: 120dB
  • Power Requirements: 5V USB power
  • Sampling Rate: 48kHz
  • Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • Device / Operating System compatibility: Class - Compliant USB ,Windows 10 or higher, Mac OS 10.10 or higher with USB 2.0

Hands On Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
PC Mag Tim Gideon 80/100
Tom's Guide James Archer 80/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.
At publication time this was on our recommended list for The Best USB Microphones.

About the Author

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.