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Good mic, but has a few drawbacks.
on July 2, 2016
I bought this awhile back. I'm a semi-professional musician who also produces music videos, live show videos, podcasts, and a variety of other media that requires capturing good audio. I use a Macbook Pro to do so, so my experience could differ from windows users.
It works well. The moment I plugged it in, it was recognized, and I could use it. The different audio modes are cool to play around with as well, the booklet that comes with gives some advice on how to use them and a quick explanation. The quality of the audio is also very good. Small thing to note is that the Mic is quite sensitive, so make sure to play with the gain a lot to get the sensitivity to where you want it, otherwise you'll find it picks up everything.
It works well, both for vocal, and for recording musical instruments. The mic itself also seems very durable. I wouldn't suggest dropping or throwing a 100$ + piece of equipment, but it doesn't look like it would be damaged if it accidentally fell off a table or bumped into something, which is a good thing to note.
The only thing that I can really hold against it, is that to be able to mount it onto a mic stand, you absolutely have to buy a specific shock mount produced by Blue Microphones, and that will cost you something like 50 - 80$ extra. Most mic stands even specifically say not designed for use with the Blue Yeti. I was expecting to buy the Microphone, and that was it, not to have to buy other accessories alongside it just to get the setup I need. It comes with its own base-stand which is fine for putting it on a table or something, but it definitely isn't ideal for all setups, so If you are planning on using this with your own already built setup or something, bear in mind it is going to cost you more money to buy the extra things you need to make that happen.
Really, this is a good mic, good for recording live music, vocals for podcasts, vocals for youtube, really anything you need good audio for. The price really can't be beat, just keep in mind that the accessories that go alongside it are also going to cost you some decent $$ if you need them.