With ever-increasing numbers of people turning to VoIP services, online video chats, and even personal podcasts or Webcasts, top-shelf audio equipment like headsets and desktop microphones are becoming as common as the computers they complement.
The Yeti Pro is an attempt by veteran audio-peripheral maker Blue Mic to offer an elite-function microphone at a price accessible to consumers. An upgrade over the Yeti, the Yeti Pro proclaims itself to be the "world's first USB microphone combining 24 bit/192 kHz digital recording resolution with analog XLR output." It allows the warmer sound of that analog to emerge from the 1s and 0s of its Mac or PC hub.
The Yeti Pro promises to "capture digital audio with up to four times the clarity found on CDs." It also provides a built-in headphone amplifier and direct controls for headphone volume, mute, and microphone gain. This all means that the microphone records professional-quality audio through computers any average consumer can snag. With its suggested price of $230 to $300 (depending on outlet and extras), the microphone is not outside the reach of amateur audio enthusiasts looking for a professional home microphone. … Read more