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[Amazon.ca] Amazon.ca - Blue Yeti USB Microphone (Midnight Blue) - $118.91

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[Amazon.ca] Amazon.ca - Blue Yeti USB Microphone (Midnight Blue) - $118.91

Amazon.ca has the Blue Yeti USB microphone in stock (delivery by May 12) and on sale for $118.91

Very well reviewed microphone. Not an all-time low price, but microphones and webcams have been in high demand during these times, so a sale on these with them also being in stock is pretty good!

https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-Microphones- ... 072&sr=8-2
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Pretty great price actually, for a very well reviewed mic. I just bought the Nano last week for $130.

Previously, the Blue was on sale for $150, but the usual price is $175.
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Looks good and solid. And I need one... but still so expensive for my play funny time need.
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pretty good deal, all time low is 100 apparently. i got mine a few years ago around this price.

theres a lot of reviews on youtube. but tl;dw these mics are wasted. they're basically the same as $50 mics, with extra features that suck so you won't want to use those extra features. they do what other $50 mics do perfectly though. and they look super nice.

basically they aren't bad, but just overpriced even at sale price. i don't regret my purchase though. looks for my set up is important to me. BUT it takes a bit of setting up if you're planning to use these for conference calls and stuff. like all decent mics, the quality is great, but they pick up EVERYTHING in the background. there are ways to reduce it. but if your home office is in a loud area, everyone will hear everything in the background crystal clear.
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I'm seeing regular price for some reason
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kiukiumoar wrote: like all decent mics, the quality is great, but they pick up EVERYTHING in the background. there are ways to reduce it. but if your home office is in a loud area, everyone will hear everything in the background crystal clear.
Picking up all audio isn't the sign of a quality microphone. It's the characteristic of a condenser microphone that may or may not be good quality. If you have an untreated room or noisy home, buy a dynamic microphone. Samson Q2U, Audio Technica ATR2100x-USB, AT2005-USB etc are options if you need something usb powered. I bought a refurb ATR2100-USB from BestBuy a few months ago for $60 and it appears to still be around for $10 more.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/au ... d/14417532
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I remember some people paying $55 or something during a price error, I was jealous because I paid 80 years ago.

$120 seems like a good price, I wouldn’t have minded a darker color.

I sometimes use headphones to monitor the sound to avoid echo during webex
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kiukiumoar wrote: pretty good deal, all time low is 100 apparently. i got mine a few years ago around this price.

theres a lot of reviews on youtube. but tl;dw these mics are wasted. they're basically the same as $50 mics, with extra features that suck so you won't want to use those extra features. they do what other $50 mics do perfectly though. and they look super nice.

basically they aren't bad, but just overpriced even at sale price. i don't regret my purchase though. looks for my set up is important to me. BUT it takes a bit of setting up if you're planning to use these for conference calls and stuff. like all decent mics, the quality is great, but they pick up EVERYTHING in the background. there are ways to reduce it. but if your home office is in a loud area, everyone will hear everything in the background crystal clear.
Do you have links to the $50 mics that you considered just as good without the frills. I'd really look at those since I'm only an occasional user.
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3digit wrote: Picking up all audio isn't the sign of a quality microphone. It's the characteristic of a condenser microphone that may or may not be good quality. If you have an untreated room or noisy home, buy a dynamic microphone. Samson Q2U, Audio Technica ATR2100x-USB, AT2005-USB etc are options if you need something usb powered. I bought a refurb ATR2100-USB from BestBuy a few months ago for $60 and it appears to still be around for $10 more.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/au ... d/14417532
sorry, my wording was incorrect there. you're right. i just meant decent mic -> great quality. the part about picking up everything is an entirely different thought for the work at home part.
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kiukiumoar wrote: pretty good deal, all time low is 100 apparently. i got mine a few years ago around this price.
This model is like ten years old and has gone on sale below $100 many times.
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You can use the new Nvidia RTX Voice software if you want to remove the condenser microphone background noises (you have to use a RTX GPU but it's also possible to use it with a GTX1000+).
3digit wrote: Picking up all audio isn't the sign of a quality microphone. It's the characteristic of a condenser microphone that may or may not be good quality. If you have an untreated room or noisy home, buy a dynamic microphone. Samson Q2U, Audio Technica ATR2100x-USB, AT2005-USB etc are options if you need something usb powered. I bought a refurb ATR2100-USB from BestBuy a few months ago for $60 and it appears to still be around for $10 more.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/au ... d/14417532
Did you plug yours via USB or do you use an XLR audio interface ? If you are using it via USB, is the sound loud enough ? Asking because I was looking for a dynamic microphone for games/discord but I didn't want to spend much money in an audio interface.
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jadzzz wrote: You can use the new Nvidia RTX Voice software if you want to remove the condenser microphone background noises (you have to use a RTX GPU but it's also possible to use it with a GTX1000+).



Did you plug yours via USB or do you use an XLR audio interface ? If you are using it via USB, is the sound loud enough ? Asking because I was looking for a dynamic microphone for games/discord but I didn't want to spend much money in an audio interface.
I'm using a Samson Q2U USB and there's no need for gain or amps in USB mode. I recall YT Channel Podcastage has some audio tests with the Q2U and other USB Mics (and with XLR if available). He's great for comparing microphones, looking at budget options, recording tips etc.
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3digit wrote: Picking up all audio isn't the sign of a quality microphone. It's the characteristic of a condenser microphone that may or may not be good quality. If you have an untreated room or noisy home, buy a dynamic microphone. Samson Q2U, Audio Technica ATR2100x-USB, AT2005-USB etc are options if you need something usb powered. I bought a refurb ATR2100-USB from BestBuy a few months ago for $60 and it appears to still be around for $10 more.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/au ... d/14417532
omg thank you so much. I wanted a Q2U but it is pretty much only available on Amazon and now it's sold out (was waiting for a sale lol). I was looking into a ATR2100 and they are 150 on Amazon so this is perfect!

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