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Before we get into the Apogee Mic vs. Blue Yeti comparison, grab a snack, sit back and relax because..
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What I will bring you in this review
For this article, I will do a quick and dirty comparison, and then link to my official recommendation towards the end! 🙂
- Similarities & Differences
- Final Word
Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!!
Similarities & Differences
- Both are plug and play USB microphones. The difference between a USB microphone and an XLR microphone.
- Both excel in many of the same recordings situations, including voice-over and podcasting stuff primarily. Both also do well with vocals and instruments of various types. I was actually surprised how well the Yeti did with my guitar and vocals together on stereo mode with no effects or EQ. I will have the clip towards the end!
- Both will need a Pop Filter or Windscreen of some sort. I use the Samson PS01 which I have had since 2007! Do be aware that it’s a bit of an adventure situating a Pop Filter for the Yeti, as it doesn’t really have a good place to attach one.
- Both will do even better with some Acoustic Sound Treatment employed.
- Both have gain control features.
- Both the Yeti and Apogee Mic can be used with your phone, though the Apogee is only compatible with Apple, while the Yeti can be used with both Apple and Android. Here is a link showing you How to connect the Blue Yeti to a Samsung Smart Phone. To use the Yeti with an Apple device you will need the lightning to USB adapter.
- The Yeti has live no latency monitoring features, while the Apogee Mic does not. What is Latency?
- David & Goliath. The Apogee Mic is compact, portable, and about the size of a fat piece of sidewalk chalk. The Yeti? Yeah, it’s about the size of mini spaceship. It could probably be used on the go as it feels like a dumbbell, but for the most part you’ll want to clear out some desk space for this big puppy. It’s gigantic!
- The Apogee Mic has a higher bit depth (24) than the Yeti. Bit Depth vs. Sample Rate.
- The Apogee Mic is not compatible with Windows, while the Yeti is.
- The Yeti has 4 different polar patterns, while the Apogee Mic does not.
- The Yeti has a mute button while the Apogee Mic does not.
It seems as though the Yeti is much more flexible and versatile, while the Apogee Mic is more specialized. In my opinion, the Yeti is the best USB microphone on the market today, because of everything mentioned above, plus:
- 4 Polar Patterns (Cardioid, Omni-Directional, Figure 8, Stereo).
- Mute Button.
- Gain Switch.
- Headphone Jack for live no latency monitoring
There is really no reason not to invest in this all in one solution. Everything you need is right at your finger tips, with no need for an XLR setup. What is XLR?
Interested in learning more about my favorite USB mic?
CHECK OUT MY OFFICIAL BLUE MICROPHONES YETI REVIEW!!
If you have an Apple device, and need something compact and portable, the Apogee Mic is a pretty darned good choice. It is a bit pricey, but will get the job done admirably. Much praise has been heaped upon this thing, and if I had a Mac or iPhone I would definitely consider it.
Well that’s about it for today my friend! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Apogee Mic vs. Blue Yeti comparison.
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Which of these tickles YOUR pickle? I would love to hear from you. Until next time..
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