This is the Blue Yeti nano Microphone. A newer, smaller sleeker, sibling to the super popular blue yeti microphone that everyone loves to use for YouTube, Twitch, voiceovers and ASMR. Just looking at this thing, it’s tiny compared to its predecessor. But, should you even consider picking it up over its more established bigger brother? Let’s find out with a review.
First when you open the box you’re greeted with the Blue Yeti Nano, a micro usb to usb cable, some manuals that can go straight to the trash, and a silica gel bag that can also go in the trash. Looking at the microphone itself has this metallic look to it and has a nice heft. And the mic itself is like 50% larger than my fist. I know what you’re thinking it literally looks like a miniature blue yeti. And that’s the point. It’s called the blue yeti Nano. It is just a miniature blue yeti, but there are differences other than size. This blue yeti Nano has a volume knob up front that doubles as a button. When it’s green its ready for use, when it’s red, it’s muted. On the regular yeti, these things are separate. The nano, connects to your computer via micro usb, the cable that you’ll find with a lot of different android devices, while the big yeti uses usb mini which isn’t as common. The threaded mount on the bottom is perfect for tripods but the mount adapter in the box does help if you need it the same size as the original yeti. There’s also still a headphone jack. Thank god they had the courage to keep that. On the back of the mic there’s a button to switch the sound mode between cardioid and omnidirectional. The bottom of the stand has some foam padding and the mic can fold down into the stand.
Now talking about how this mic looks and feels is nice. But how does it sound? Does it compare well to the Blue Yeti? Yes. That’s the answer to both. Using my super high tech dj sound boarding skills, I managed to listen to both back to back and at the same time, and well. It sounds exactly like the blue yeti in every single way. Here’s the audio comparison of both mics with me saying some basic Harvard sentences.
Okay so as you can see, they sound pretty much the same, with almost no differences. Both had the same amount of background noise and both were super clear. Making the nano, sound-wise just as good as their Blue Yeti.
Now what’s the downside? There’s got to be some negatives. Well, the blue Yeti Nano, build-wise feels cheaper than the normal Blue Yeti, and it lacks two other sound modes that the bigger one has, stereo, and bi directional. These aren’t deal breakers either considering that the most popular sound modes used on the blue yeti are probably the omnidirectional and cardioid modes anyway.
So, overall what’s the purpose of this microphone? It’s cheaper than the original blue yeti, has a smaller more portable form-factor but lacks some more versatile sound modes that the original yeti has. Overall, I can see this being a hot selling product for upcoming youtubers and streamers who want a nice sounding mic from a popular mic brand without all the extra features. This mic is a good value at $100 for a stationary and somewhat mobile product. I think it’s a good buy from me. It’s everything people love about the blue yeti microphone in a more compact and portable package for a smaller price too.
Anyway, guys, what do you think of this mic? Would you consider this over the Blue Yeti? Does it fit your needs? Leave that down in the comment section below, if you enjoyed this video, give it a thumbs up, and well, don’t forget to subscribe. I’ll see you guys next time.