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.

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.

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

://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.

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:

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Steeve and the Parrots: I own an At4040 and a Blue Yeti Pro, Obviously the AT4040 is higher quality but the Blue Yeti pro is so versatile and easy to set up I would recommend it. I think the AT2020 sounds a bit better with raw recordings but at the end I prefer the versatility of the Yeti.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Rk9Productions!: god snowball shounds crap

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

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

Mongo Mupps: AT2020 sounds great!

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.

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

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

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

THEBADASSGAMER 007: My blue yeti pro is ordered

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

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

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

NIGGA best GANSTER: самый крутой микрофон аудио технеика

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

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

xXFireHawkXx: the Audio Technica AT2020 and The Blue Yeti Sound Almost The Same and + its cheaper than the Audio Technica AT2020 at the moment on amazon

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.

ViperCandy™: I think AT2020 sounds the best and the snowball sounds nice just quiet :-) but all sound nice

Mars búarnir: i am getting yeti soon and the yeti sounds best :)

windows8myram -: the yeti wins for me the at2020 sounds a little echoy and and also hear some hissing

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.

Pyxell. Apexx: AT 2020 Hands down Yeti is freaking HUUUUUGE and if you are doing youtube AT 2020 is all you need. If you are doing something for a job or interview GET A FCKING SNOWBALL NOT A CARDIOID ONLY

DutchGamingNL: THE yeti is THE best! 

Cozy Toad: They're all crap (usb mics suck in general) But if I had to use one of these mics I'd choose the chrome snowball, because it's the prettiest, and that's as good a reason as any!

Alex Munoz: I use the blue snowball.

George Ou: You need to match the loudness level in the 3 mics to make it a fair test.

Rating:
USB Mic Shootout: Review & Audio Comparison - Blue Yeti vs Snowball vs Audio Technica AT2020 4.9 out of 5

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