USB Mic Shootout: Review & Audio Comparison - Blue Yeti Vs Snowball Vs Audio Technica AT2020




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LBCvalenz562: It's everyone deaf? At2020 is the better microphone.

delzirockz: But the Yeti looks like a pencil :((

Dezzlor: for people who only wanted blue yeti vs AT2020 sound quality Blue Yeti: 2:00 AT2020: 2:24

rihasanat rofolo: The yeti sounds much better! Some people may think the Audio technica sounds better only because it was shown right after the snowball. This makes it sound like a huge difference. But if you go from the Yeti directly to the Technica you'll see that the Yeti is superior.

://about _blank: I don't really think Blue and AT are really aiming for the same thing. The AT2020 is in itself a studio microphone, but they adapted it to USB for relative ease of use (which was stupid in my opinion). Also note that the AT2020 has an entirely metal construction. Meanwhile the Blue mics are oriented towards casual users and are made of cheap plastic.

Mehmet Ali Çalik: At2020 sounds better but the extra features of the yeti makes it better in my opinion. Anyone thinks the same?

Samuel Chernow: Hey guys. Really need your help. So basically, I need a mic for skits and stuff. I can't use a shotgun because my dSLR doesn't have a 3.5 mm jack input. What I am going to do is get an adapter for my iPad so that i can plug the mic into the iPad and record the video from my camera. I was looking at mic's to do so, and I saw the Blue Yeti. I see a lot of people gaming with it, but wanted to know if it would still be good if me and maybe one other person were doing skits and the mic was 3-4 feet away? Would it still pick it up in moderate to good quality? If not, do you have any other mic suggestions that are around the same price but are good for recording things like skits? Thank you!

BossManiacGames: The snowball seemed the best to me. Seemed clear and not to loud compared to the other ones 

Sarcastic Klein: I wish I had watched this video before buying the snowball...

illuminati: the problem of the AT2020 is that it peaked when saying the word AT2020.

TheIsaacandspotty: I have the AT2020 USB it works really well I did have the snowball before I my other mic yeti sucks

ballsonacat: I bought the at2035 and it didn't come with that stand and I really want that one hahaha does anyone know where I could get it separate? o:

Ty Brown: I think the AT2020 is the best one. Yea the Yeti has all those features, but I think the noise cancellation on the AT2020 make up for all that.

xecko75: I would definitely go with the Audio Technica because it sounds a bit more natural and I love the colour

Eron Constante: I still wonder why you haven't hit a million subscribers mate.

Rk9Productions!: god snowball shounds crap

PullUrSlip: I have the AT2020 microphone and have experienced some issues with it. Every now and then if I'm doing a continuous voice overlay (about 6 minutes in length) the audio will have a 4-5 second cut out every few minutes. It is very frustrating as sometimes the section that does not get recorded is in the middle of a key point of interest to the video. I don't know why it does this, I have had this issue ever since I bought it. Not sure if I just have a faulty microphone, but I have not seen a large number of posts stating it being common in most AT 2020's. Just thought you all should know if you are considering spending the $100 (roughly) on either the AT2020 or the Blue Yeti. With my experience with the AT 2020 and he hours of frustration it has put me through I would have preferred the Blue Yeti microphone over the AT2020. I wish I had done more research before purchasing the AT2020, I most likely would have chose the Blue Yeti as it has more options as well as the earphone plug in to hear yourself when recording. Hope this helps future buyers. Please do not go purchase one of these microphones from just watching this one video, do your research!

NickonAquaMagna: The snowball may be quieter, but the quality still sounds fine.

Preps Etcetera: Jonathan, I have the blue Yeti on my desktop PC. When I want to do a Snagit video capture of something I want to comment on, I get a lot of background noise from the PC fan. What can be done to help reduce background noise. I have it set to the proper carded mike setting.

mazinais31: that's why you buy the AT2020+ ... which has some controls on it...

Lennart N: Yeti is most balanced and most pleasant to my ears, Snowball is a bit muffled but still good, AT is brightest.

Even Eriksen-Ørpetveit: At 2020 sounds best

☺Jboy☻: Don't waste your money on this, a microsoft lifecam mic + audacity noise removal gives me PERFECT sound in my videos! C;

MCA Plays: Don't get the blue snowball, I have it and on mode 1 and 3 it picks up a bunch of background noise, on mode 2 u can't even hear your voice

geekgamerlamer: I have the xlr version of the at2020 and with the right settings and a pop filter it actually sounds better than the yeti in this video

James Nixon: The At2020 and blue yeti both sound great. I have an audio interface so am going to get the at2020 xlr version as its like half the price then the usb version

Ahmad Adam: Thank You Man !!! <3

HazE: Guys, could you tell me, i've heard that these usb microphones doesn't depend on soundcards? In other words the quality of the recorded voice can't be improved or degraded with the soundcard. Am i right? For me Audio Technica sounds better.

Coalminds.com: Blue Yeti sounds great, I needed to find one for voiceover work for my cartoon so this was a great demo, thanks. Technica seems a little boomy.

adrian khazaiy: Thanks for your help but I'm still thinking which has best sound record quality if you could tell me which best for sound it would be much appreciated, thanks

CALISTAR FRESNO: I had an audio technica like the one in this video they are a freaking dissapointment the little leg stand broke the 2nd day the usb 2.0 input on the Mic has little prongs in it that are really weak and became loose and fell of within a week not a very good Mic that blue yeti though gets a ten all around for price,quality, ease of use, and durability very good mic I've had it about a month now I recorded a whole MIXTAPE and it still works like new BLUE YETI Hands down worth every penny

Robb Gorringe: I just bought a black snowball mic today, and my iphone mic sounds better than this. 

oʇɐǝq ʎǝlᴉɐq: Do you think it is worth upgrading to the Yeti Pro? Money isn't really an issue.

JackYT: Would i need to buy a pop filter for the blue snowball and if so which one?

tobias: i like the blue snowball best because its cheap and have a good sound quality

Mongo Mupps: AT2020 sounds great!

Shayd: 1:Yeti 2:Technica 3:Snowball Snowball was quiet and Technica has a bit of Echo or room-like sound to it, but still better, and Yeti seemed the best to me.

Christian L: I just went the extra mile and bought the Blue Yeti Pro so I could have the option of both usb and xlr connections. 

Thoric: I want to get the Blue Yeti for my videos but i am worried when i am playing and recording my voice will the mic pick up the sound of my keyboard and my mouse clicking? Pls help

Spec-Ops Medcomm: How does the blue yeti compare to the Samson G track USB mic?

ThatTexasGamer: The snowball is a great mic if you are on a budget. After looking for a while I found a snowball on amazon for only 50$ and around $60 if you get a pop filter with it (I got the pop filter to). The audio may be quieter, but they quality is amazing.

BlurHD: Im choosing between AT2020 ($130) and Blue Yeti ($95 sale) and buying from Amazon.... Please help.

Retro Gamer: im going to use the snowball works fine ive had it before and it worked fine

Younggrasshoppa: How on earth does Yeti win if it's clearer and has so many more features?

ljgmdad: The 2020 is the clear winner. 

Loyal™: I use a Snowball to talk to people online, then a Blue Nessie for commentaries.

Drift SkillzZ: Does everyone else think the blue yeti is the best?

The Control Lab: Thanks, good review, even though it seems a bit biased toward the Yeti

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Burning ice Tiger: I don't get why people say the snowball sounds like crap, it is honestly not even that bad for its price range. It is well worth if you are on a budget and can find it on sale. However, if you find the yeti or for $99 and can afford it then go for that. In the end the main for the snowball is not its recording quality, you just need to be close for it to pick up noise.

Holiday: We don\t make alot, but our group do get to travel frequently. Just this year we went to Bangkok to get pictures and their holiday schedules. We are still in a growing phrase so best we can aim for is break even. I think everyone have to overcome the same type of challenge when starting something new. Don\t give up!
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USB Mic Shootout: Review & Audio Comparison - Blue Yeti vs Snowball vs Audio Technica AT2020 4.9 out of 5

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