Whether you’re a YouTuber or a podcaster, one of the most important things to own is a quality mic. While there are tons of options out there, Blue brand microphones have been particularly popular with creatives all around the world - especially the “Snowball” and “Yeti” models. But which of them is the better choice? In this article, I’ll explore the pros and cons of each mic and will offer my thoughts on which one to choose.
Why are Blue microphones so popular?
If you watch YouTube, there’s a big chance you’ve watched a YouTuber who is using either the Blue Yeti or Snowball. Why is that?
Well, there are many reasons, but the main reason is that both of these microphones are designed to be set up right on your table. In fact, both come with sturdy (and beautiful) table stands. That’s cool because you don’t need to deal with buying and setting up a more complicated stand (although getting a boom arm is a great idea!).
Another reason is that both of them are USB mics. Until a few years ago, you still needed an audio interface if you wanted to work with professional microphones. Thanks to their USB inputs, both the Blue Snowball and Yeti make recording to your computer a breeze.
Now, how do the Blue Snowball and the Blue Yeti differ from each other?
Let’s compare them.