Blue Yeti Nano USB Microphone Review

Blue Yeti Nano Microphone

Without a doubt, the Blue Yeti Nano microphone is very easy to use and set up and can capture audio with extraordinary quality and no latency delay. The device is indeed a great purchase for home audio producers and gamers who love streaming their adventures online.

The Blue Yeti Nano comes in several colors that you can choose from, including this great option, dubbed Red Onyx. This microphone is also compatible with both PC and Mac computers.

Blue Yeti Nano Microphone Design 

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The Blue Yeti Nano microphone is made from the same aluminum metal alloy as its bigger brothers. The Blue Yeti Nano is firmly developed and has an incredible weight to it with touches of unusual styling all through. You’ll discover the stylish black-chrome Blue logo on the upper front of the mic. The detachable aluminum stand is carefully weighted and painted shadow gray to suit the mic. The mic stand is bold yet subtle and has an unusual design and stand. The moment the mic is in its stand, it’s very easy for you to adjust its angle using the two knobs present on either side of the mic. 

The Yeti Nano isn’t totally cylindrical like its other brothers. It possesses a more aerodynamic, rounded rectangle shape that looks like it was made for traveling at high velocities. 

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It is available in four different colors, each completed to a good matte metallic effect. It comes in Red Onyx, Cubano Gold, and Vivid Blue. They all look extraordinary and also improve their on-the-go podcasting and streaming appeal. This mic seems attractive on the camera. Even if used in interviewing anyone, they’ll undoubtedly be impressed. 

On the front of the mic, you’ll discover an attractive black multi-use knob that controls volume, and, with a push, it allows you to mute the mic. It also has a ring light set within the knob that will light green whenever it’s in use or red when muted; It is gorgeously implemented within the knob and works without any difficulty. 

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The Yeti Nano weighs 1.39 pounds with its stand. The standard Yeti weighs 3.4 pounds. For example, if you major in location broadcasts or have to use a friend’s house to record the latest episode of your fan podcast, you’ll be thankful for the weight and its slimmer dimensions.

On the backside, you’ll discover the pattern button, which has two small lights on either side to show which pickup pattern (cardioid or omnidirectional) you’ve chosen. Along the bottom, you will see a micro USB plug and a 3.5mm low-latency headphone jack and also standard threading for an optional Radius III shock mount or connect to a boom arm. The Yeti Nano is perfectly developed, and you can tell that every detail was considerably designed and produced with perfection in mind. 

Blue Yeti Nano Microphone Sound Quality 

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The Yeti Nano and all its other brothers provide you with a professional sound with a minute tinkering. Although it’s a personal preference, we’re sure most people would say something’s missing in how the Yeti Nano captures vocals.

The Blue Yeti microphone setup is straightforward, and it’s ready to use immediately you plug it in. You will have to download the Blue Yeti Sherpa software. But the level straight out the box is more than enough to start recording instantly.

The Blue Yeti Nano has only two (omnidirectional and cardioid) recording patterns. On the other hand, the Blue Yeti Blackout and Pro have four recording patterns.

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Within the mic’s classic design cap are two cardioid mic capsules tuned and enhanced to produce extraordinary recording results. With the capacity to record at high-quality 24-bit/48kHz (much higher than the Yeti, Yeti Studio, and Yeti Blackout), the Yeti Nano provides high production value to your streaming, podcasting, and other recordings. 

Some people are specifically looking to spend $99 or less to sound more professional and don’t want their audience to have to put up with the tinny vocals or pops or distortion from their breathing mouth. And definitely, that’s what the Yeti Nano offers you, clearly right out of the box.

It doesn’t get you a range of polar patterns to play around with, as the Yeti X does. The Yeti X has four polar patterns: cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional, and stereo, using four capsules. 

The Yeti Nano’s lack of polar patterns will only discourage people who desire to apply their USB mic to a home recording application, which one it’s on is a compromise since XLR mics would do a better job. 

Blue Yeti Nano Microphone Specs

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Dimensions (extended in stand, LxWxH) 4.29 x 3.78 x 8.31 inches (10.9 x 9.6 x 21.1cm)
Weight(microphone and stand) 1.39 pounds (0.63 kg)
Polar PatternsCardioid, omnidirectional
Frequency Response Range20 Hz-20 kHz
Headphone Amplifier Impedance16 Ohms
Sample/ Bitrate48 kHz/24-bit
Extra MicroUSB to USB cable, removable stand, boom arm adapter


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However, the top-notch streamer mics are way short of an XLR studio model and a tenth of the price and well-suitable to their designed purpose. The Blue Yeti Nano is exceptional in this market, precisely amidst its pricier siblings, by providing near-identical sound at a reduced cost.

Well, if you can live without a few polar patterns that most people don’t use, the Yeti Nano is an industry standard-caliber mic for spoken word vocals that’s more convenient to carry.

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