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Reddit reviews on Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play – Blackout

Sentiment score: 59
Reddit mentions: 121

We found 121 Reddit mentions of Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play – Blackout. Here are the top ones.

Tri-capsule array - 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation.Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo. Frequency Response- 20Hz - 20kHzGain control, mute button, and zero-latency headphone output. Power output (RMS): 130mWPerfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls.Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), and requires a minimum of 64 MB of RAM(remove existing and upload).

Found 121 comments on Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play – Blackout:

u/frem19 · 74 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you're looking at something to wear all day, and I mean all day then these are it, so incredibly comfy.

EDIT1: YMMV some below have said they have found others comfier so do some research and maybe buy a few, compare, and keep your favorite pair. Others suggested the AKG K7XX, the HD598, and the SHP9500.

EDIT2: Wire is removeable although long, 10ft/3m I believe, other sizes can be purchased although not universal since it's 2.5mm to 3.5mm. just search 558 or 598 cable

EDIT3: I don't own a mic other than the one built into my webcam. I have read up on the modmic which you can attach the headphones and something stand alone would be a blue [snowball] (https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Snowball-iCE-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B014PYGTUQ/ref=lp_2586045011_1_1?srs=2586045011&ie=UTF8&qid=1503600799&sr=8-1) or a yeti. There's a 4th option but you will have to mod the headphones sorta using the v-moda boompro, you'll have to google that. Good luck!

EDIT4: These are open headphones, unlike the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x's so that means sound does leak, and they're not isolating unless very loud. Check out reviews there are plenty of comparisons and youtube videos out there.

u/akaisei · 9 pointsr/buildapcsales

Your link leads to a different color. I think this one will work.

I would say good price, but Amazon and probably the driver will probably expect you to tip. Still makes it lower than Black Friday Price. Then again, some colors are below Black Friday pricing on the regular site right now too, which is a bit hilarious seeing how much attention the Black Friday sale got.

u/cmiles777 · 9 pointsr/hackintosh

PC Setup (Generated from my old spreadsheet)

u/Timmone · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

I ordered the Blue Yeti Blackout Edition earlier today off of the Amazon Prime Now site for $66.02 shipped.

It began at $71.09 and then I used the 10PRIMENOW code for an extra $10 off. This left me, after taxes, at $66.02 shipped. Not to mention that Prime Now got it to my door in two hours.

So, you can give this link a try, if you're looking for a mic at a similar price point. https://primenow.amazon.com/dp/B00N1YPXW2?m=A1VPEJV7O66L91&qid=1482086910&sr=1-0&ref_=pn_sr_sg_0_img_A1VPEJV7O66L91

u/brother_bean · 8 pointsr/sysadmin

I'd say for me, if I were making my own home office and wanted to trick it out:

At minimum a dual monitor setup, but it would be nice to have 3 (I have dual monitors and also the laptop screen running them so it works out to 3.) A nice monitor arm that will hold both (or all 3) monitors to keep the desk clutter free. Something nice that makes both monitors adjustable for you (maybe even a 90 degree rotation so you can code on a vertical screen when you feel like it.)

A nice condenser mic with an arm for it as well. I figure if I were working from home I would probably be doing conference calls more regularly than if I were in the office, so a good condenser mic will make my life easier and make sure I can communicate well. Maybe a blue yeti or blue yeti snowball with a nice boom arm for it like so so I can use it when I want it and then push it away when I don't.

In the same vein, a decent webcam that can clip on to my monitor (or buy one of the above boom arms and attach the camera to it, probably smart for only $15 so you can move it around.)

Definitely a great office chair since you can justify the expense and you're going to be sitting all day.

This one is great regardless of working for home or working from the office, but a nice mouse. I just got a Logitech G502 the other day for gaming as well as work purposes and MAN. I never knew what I was missing out on. I have thumb buttons/extra buttons programmed to copy, paste, delete, winkey + e to open an explorer window, ctrl + t for new tab, and also a key combination to switch my active window to my other monitor so I can quickly move stuff between them without having to click and drag.

Since you're working from home and don't have to worry about bothering other people, I'd definitely buy a nice mechanical keyboard. They're a dream to type on. I used to have an office to myself so I bought one and I miss it dearly now that I'm in a cubicle. In my opinion, well worth the expense.

Again since you're not in an office you could get a nice speaker. Bluetooth to keep the cord clutter down but really anything works. You can go budget or big here.

If you're a whiteboard person, a whiteboard to hang on the wall.

Definitely yes to the dock. I have one here at my office and it's so flipping nice being able to plug in one thunderbolt cable and keep the clutter contained to the back of my desk behind my monitors with the dock.

I'd probably buy a nice standing or desk light that still uses filament bulbs to make it warm/easy on the eyes. Ample lighting. And probably a plant or two just to make it look nice and feel good being there.

That's all I can think of. Can you tell I'm living vicariously through you? I know you said must haves, so if I were going to buy the above in order, it would be monitors > dock > mouse > blue yeti snowball > mic stand > camera > camera stand

u/Clockw0rk · 7 pointsr/MensRights

More lies to keep the propaganda machine burning.

Oh no, the Black Yeti Mic on amazon is more expensive than the Silver Yeti Mic. They're clearly being racist!

Or, you know, companies have MSRPs and buying things in bulk can reduce the price. Which do you think sells more, the gender neutral scooter, or the pink one?

It's a free market, ladies. Companies wouldn't charge you more for pink shit if you didn't fucking buy it. That's not sexism, that's the difference between an informed consumer and a useful idiot.

Occam's razor is the quick death of most misogyny claims. "Is this a global conspiracy against half of the population?!" .. No, it's just you being a fucking tool.

u/viosdr · 7 pointsr/FireEmblemHeroes

Overall they seemed like decent beginner tips, however

  • I'd recommend lowering the volume of the background music(maybe change it to something more ambient)
  • If you plan on doing this longtem I'd also recomend investing in a better camera & webcam sample webcam & sample mic
  • maybe add some fire emblem artwork on one side then information or a bullet list of what you're talking about with links to that part of the video to replace the black bars, such as mantastic
u/SgtKashim · 6 pointsr/Guitar

You have a couple of options, but the webcam and mic just... aren't going to cut it. You'll never get the sound mixed right. Best bet is going to be capture the audio and video separately, then re-combine. The problem is I've never met a camera that really captures good sound. You can get decent sound by using a video-capable DSLR with external mic connections... but you'll spend $3k - $5k to get that sort of a setup working right.

I'm assuming the primary focus here is the audio, so you can probably get away with the webcam for the video, or any digital camera that's video capable. The key to making it look good will be lighting, more than the camera. If you have a couple of halogen worklights around you can use those as cheap stage lighting. Failing that, position yourself in the sunlight from a window. Make sure the background behind you is free of distracting stuff like old clothes, random papers, etc. Even a cheap, crappy camera can usually take decent images and video if you give it enough light to work with.

Software: You'll need something like Audacity - which is free and pretty easy to use. Does everything you need.

On to hardware: Two options. I'll give you the expensive one first, then the hackier way.

If you're going for absolute audio quality, you'll need a large diaphragm condenser mic. You'll want a mic for each channel you want to capture - so one for the vocal, one for the instrument. Expect to spend ~$100 per mic give or take. Monoprice has a decent one a little cheaper. Craigslist is a good source. When you get into mics, it's as fidgety a question as "which guitar is the best" - but that's your starting place. You'll need to run the mics into a mixer board (and condenser mics usually use phantom power, so your mixer needs to support that). Again, Monoprice has some decent sub-$100 options, or you can chase Craigslist. Figure this will cost you $300 to $350 after mics, cables, stands, and mixer. You can easily spend $$$$$$ as you get better stuff, but that's the basic setup.

The cheaper way - something like a Zoom H2N. Since these will do stereo recording, I tend to hang one off a mic stand horizontally halfway between my guitar and face. That lets me catch (mostly) the voice on the right channel and (mostly) the guitar on the left. After that I can do corrections and relative volume on each at least mostly separately.

The third alternative would be a USB mic like the Blue Yeti on the desk, use the computer's webcam to record video and the audio from the mic at the same time. I have a friend who's an operatic tenor, and he records his video auditions this way. I don't have the details on the software he's using, though. The H2N I linked above can be used the same way - put it in USB mic mode, record audio and video at the same time.

Given what you're trying to accomplish, I'd recommend the H2N, and depending on just how lazy you want to be either record separately and recombine, or use it as a stereo USB mic. But you really do want a way to separate the vocals and the instrument at least a little to fix specific things on each side and match the volumes a bit.

I didn't do a stunning job with it, but about 30 minutes ago I did a quick demo of a song on the H2n. I love mine, anyway...

Edit

You can also get a better USB webcam. Many Point-n-Shoot digital cameras also can be used as a USB recording device.

u/obviouslyaman · 6 pointsr/CybersexWorkers

Open Source Software

u/Bioniclegenius · 6 pointsr/buildapc

I'm currently using a Yeti Blue and a pair of Sennheiser HD598SRs. Planning on switching to a Modmic 5 in the future, for more easy plug-and-play with a straight headphone jack, rather than messing around with a USB mic that I have to unplug to switch my audio back to speakers.

u/Shado_Temple · 5 pointsr/Twitch

the Blue Yeti is hard to beat when it comes to relatively-easy setups for different group configurations, as long as everyone is pretty close.

u/Ladybonerthrow86 · 4 pointsr/GWABackstage

So for recording with my Samsung Note 5, I use the voice recorder app already on there. I've never had an issue with it. I use the Stony Edge Lapel Mic, which just plugs into your headphone jack for anything with the phone now. Haven't done a commute ramble with it yet, but I will.

For other recording purposes, I use a Blue Yeti Blackout Edition, and have a Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone, Cardioid Mode(Gloss Black) for mobile use (i.e. traveling). I have a generic pop filter I picked up at a music store, and a DR Pro Tripod Mic Stand with Telescoping Boom for streaming and recording at home.

The Yeti is a pretty popular mid-price mic for GWA peeps. Snowball is a GREAT starter mic though. My dream mic is a toss up between the Shure SM7B and the AT2035 (both please?)

For desktop recording/editing, a lot of people use Audacity, which is what I started with. I now use Reaper Pro to record, and Izotope RX6 for editing.

Disclaimer: None of these Amazon links are referral links, and I earn no money from them

u/LurkTV · 4 pointsr/Eve

The Desktop.

Was asked for a full parts list. Here is everything in one spot. (xpost)

u/crocket_ · 3 pointsr/microphones

There are a few possibilities.

  1. Your microphone is faulty and should be replaced
  2. The microphone volume in your operating system is low
  3. Your computer's hardware or software is faulty.
  4. The low volume is an inherent problem in your microphone. Given that it costs 13USD on amazon, I surmise this could be a real possibility. Look for bad reviews on SF-920.

    If you will speak into your microphone and plan to use it for a long time, I recommend that you buy a pop filter, too.

    If you are willing to spend more money, there are USB desktop microphones for which customized pop filters are available.

  5. Blue microphone sells blue yeti(116~130USD) and a pop filter whose design is customized for blue yeti(50USD).
  6. Cyber Acoustics sells CVL-2008(100USD) which contains a removable pop filter.

    blue yeti and its metal pop filter are pretty durable, but they are more expensive than CVL-2008 which comes with a less durable customized nylon pop filter that is not sold separately from CVL-2008. However, if you didn't abuse a pop filter and washed it from time to time, even a nylon pop filter could last a decade or two.
u/Not_A_Red_Stapler · 3 pointsr/French

Thank you for doing this. I can see how it could be a great resource.

I hope you don't mind, but can I recommend:

u/thenappyginger · 3 pointsr/podcasting

blue yeti

I personally do not have one of these, but have a couple friends who use this to record their acapella practices. It has an omnidirectional mode which means you can theoretically place it in the middle of the table and just talk normally. Plus its USB so you won't have to pay $100 for a pre-amp.

Also, I would do some research about EQ and Compression, especially if you use one mic for three people. The EQ will help any echo/muddiness which may show up and compression is in case one person is recorded louder than the other two.

Best of luck starting up! Let me know when it starts up and I'll give it a listen :)

u/ibizzet · 3 pointsr/headphones

When it comes to mechanical keyboards, condenser mics will pick up those clicks and possibly annoy those you're playing with...

You can go two routes with this:

  1. You can buy a mic and an interface, an interface being like a [Scarlett 2i2](Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E6T56EA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yoi4ybJBHNM56), along with a dynamic mic (more directional, usually used on a stage because they're less sensitive) such as a [Shure SM58](Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone, Cardioid https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CZ0R42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Ppi4ybEA290QY)

    The great thing about this route is the interface also serves as a DAC, a headphone amp, speaker volume knob, and you can also record your voice or instruments if you need to!

  2. This would be going straight up USB mic such as the [Blue Yeti](Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_jri4ybF1D7V80) which is a dynamic mic, or the [Audio-Technical AT2020USB](Audio-Technica AT2020USB PLUS Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B5ZX9FM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Wri4ybDRZYM7R) which is a condenser mic (picks up more sounds, usually used in a studio for vocals).

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    Remember, when it comes to this stuff, don't always go with the cheapest option. Remember the saying "If you buy cheap, you buy twice." Think about what you want going into the future (i.e. do I want nice speakers, to record anything in the future, etc.). Let me know if you need anymore information!
u/jivedinmypants · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I personally have a Blue Yeti Blackout Edition on a spider mount connected to a scissor arm. Set it to cardioid mode. I usually voice chat with my friends and they don't hear my typing unless I'm super violent with my keys. Though they can hear when I jiggle my foot since that runs the vibrations through my desk.

u/darthvacuous · 2 pointsr/u_heartdamage

Microphone suggestion:
Depends on if you want to buy a audio interface (XLR-USB) and a mic or a combo. I started out with a audio-technica ATR2100. Its a great mic for the price and you can use it without an usb interface.


Comes with a little stand and and you can hook it up to USB. I would get foam cover for it so you don't pop your pees. (Heck I'll send you mine for free)

Or you can get the humungus Blue yetti mic all the streamers buy.

I have a Heil PR40 I use for my recording and radio stuff.

Bon Appetite: Claire is my waifu dog.

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u/BobaFettThicc · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Ok.

If you want to pursue good audio I recommended the PreSonus Eris 3.5, they are good budget studio monitors. For headphones, I would recommend the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm version. These are very good headphones for the price. Then I would pair the Beyerdynamic headphones with a good Audio Interface like Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) it's a good budget audio interface that doesn't break the bank. For a microphone, a Blue Yeti USB mic will do well. However, if you want an XLR microphone, which is better btw. A well-rounded XLR microphone is the Audio-Tecnica AT2020.

u/SilverSix311 · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

I recommend getting some Studio Over Ear Headphones, and getting a Mod Mic or Desk Mic to go along with it. I bought an Antlion ModMic for the wife, and it works great. Sounds great as well compared to all the shitty gaming headset mics. My setup is a Razer Seiren Pro that I got on a banging deal almost $100 cheaper than typical pricing :). I have a mic stand that sits right above my monitors. It does pick up echoes if I have my speakers turned up too loud, but it's not too bad. I use voice meeter banana to route all my audio to 2 separate audio devices so I can just mute my speakers and put headphones on.

 

Recommendations:
Desk Mic: Blue Yeti - ~$120, Blue Snowball ~$50
Mod Mic: Antlion ModMic ~$60, V Moda BoomPro ~$30 (V Moda Mic wont work on all headphones)
Headphones: r/Headphones | Read about headphones.

 

They come down to preference for the user typically. I have M-Audio Q40's with Beyerdynamic's EDT 770 V Replacement Pads. You probably won't be able to find any Q40's online, but I bought mine back in 2010 and I still use them today. I've replaced the audio cable probably 10+ times now. They are built to endure, and they are not that comfortable with the stock pads. Put the EDT 770 V pads on and feels like a cloud. I personally also have a desk headphone amp to get clearer/crisper sound.
As I said, this all comes down to preference. You need to research specific items you are interested in. Try to find reviews on reddit or forums. I wouldn't follow "reviews" that are articles on web pages. Half of those are BS and are generally favored towards the provider of the equipment unfortunately.
Typical google searches would be:
M-Audio Q40 headfi
Blue Yeti Pro reddit
Blue Yeti Pro Issues reddit
mod mic reddit

 

Good luck on your ventures! Let me know if you have any other questions.

PS - If you have a mechanical keyboard, invest in o-rings/pads to help with the clickiness, or if you don't have a mechanical keyboard and you are looking for one, get silent keys. I forget the actual switch types names.

u/RedSky1895 · 2 pointsr/DnD

C920. Buy once, cry once - the resolution is only part of the equation of good pictures across more than 3ft of distance. Do you have an area microphone for the table? If not, a Blue Yeti or Snowball will do nicely without breaking the bank (relatively speaking, in any case). You can use the microphone on the webcam, but all of them suck in my experience. Try it first, but be aware that you may desire more.

u/Therion596 · 2 pointsr/tabletop

For this podcast, we used a Yeti Microphone sitting in the middle of the table. There were a number of problems with this - any contact with the table is audible, phones vibrating are audible, etc. The editing process was extensive. I have written a list of Best Practices for my group to use in the future to try to cut back on these. The sound quality is pretty excellent, though.

u/Mebbwebb · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Amazon prime now is not available in 97% of all towns, cities, and villages. My comment was without any extra promos considered.

But yes your comment is valid if you can use that promo.

Also the blackout is 71.99 for me right now

https://primenow.amazon.com/dp/B00N1YPXW2?m=A2LQ1988UZZWEF&qid=1481938433&sr=1-0&ref_=pn_sr_sg_0_img_A2LQ1988UZZWEF

u/WeGotLighters · 2 pointsr/Twitch

If you're willing to go a little over budget I'd pick up the [Logitech C920] (https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/hd-pro-webcam-c920) and the [Blue Yeti Microphone] (https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520708427&sr=1-3&keywords=blue+yeti). Both of these are quality equipment that even bigger streamers with a large budget use. If that's outside of your price range, I'd switch out the Yeti for the [Blue Snowball] (https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Snowball-iCE-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B014PYGTUQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520708583&sr=1-2&keywords=blue+snowball). It's still a good quality microphone for around half the price of the Yeti. I'm not sure if there is anything better at that price range but I've heard nothing dealbreaking about either the Yeti/Snowball or the C920.

As for tips, I'd recommend having some way to look at chat and whatever alert system you use (We use StreamLabs) without having to alt-tab out of game constantly. Whether it's a two monitor setup, a tablet/phone, or even playing in windowed mode, interacting with the people watching is definitely important.

u/CRockTV · 2 pointsr/heroesofthestorm

I have heard great things about the Yeti by Blue Microphones its also #1 on amazon for computer microphones, so that helps.

u/VertigoHC · 2 pointsr/Twitch

You could get a Blue Yeti it has an omnidirectional mode which is pretty powerful just turn up the gain and you'll get to hear every squeak, belch and fart your players make. I currently use a Blue Yeti myself and you can do a lot of stuff with the software to help with your problem.

u/OrionParadox · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My birthday was yesterday, and I got this mic and this new longboard coming Sunday and Monday! I'm beyond excited for both of them and its driving me nuts that I have to wait even until tomorrow for the mic

u/dzifzar · 2 pointsr/beatbox

Totally doable via software or hardware, and can be pretty cheap.

It really depends on your mic -- the Yetis have a headphone port on them, so if it's powered the sound will go through the headphone jack. And if you have a USB mic, garageband/audacity/audition have monitoring options that can be pretty quick (I often use mine with unnoticeable lag).

If you have an XLR mic, there are a handful of mini soundboards that will allow you to plug your headphones in directly, w/o a computer. If the mic is powered then you might be able to get an XLR to 1/8" converter and plug the headphones directly in, if it's unpowered that wouldn't work so well.

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Hope this helps!

u/DiscipleTD · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Try this (Blue Yeti Mic) and this mic stand

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These might look a little like his buddies. But the mic is very recommended from streamers and such, I personally us it and it is great. If he likes his headphones then a new mic would be another step to improve his audio.

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I would say that I am not sure this is ideal for him, just trying to help as much as I can based on the original post!

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EDIT: This is a cheaper mic made by the same company that is also a great option. Best of luck!

u/foreverfriend_zoned · 2 pointsr/buildapc

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=twister_B07F77QHP2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Purchased last year around christmas for around 100 and it came with a game (watch dogs 2 I think?)

u/Andr00F · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

I have a pair of the 58x jubilee on the way, and I’m going to be using my blue yeti. I also have this mic arm and pop filter combo with this shock mount that I have been using for the past couple of months and has worked out really well.

u/dman81 · 2 pointsr/Twitch

This seems to be a popular one. Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_F3eazb565E53S

This is the one I want to get
Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002E4Z8M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_c5eazbXZ73MRP

u/StayFrosty7 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Audio Technica ATR-2500 for $75

CAD u37 for $50

Snowball iCE for $50

Samson Go

Samson C01 for $70



If you can pony up a bit, the Blue Yeti Blackout for $130 will blow these other mics out of the water (not to say that they're bad, but this one is really good in comparison).

Also, don't forget to get a stand (preferably a scissor stand for your desk) and a pop filter.

u/ph0x79 · 2 pointsr/snes

Enjoyed the vid. Audio quality was the only issue imo, as others have mentioned. Here's a really popular mic I've seen many Twitch streamers using: https://smile.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-USB-Microphone/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=zg_bs_3015406011_1

Thanks for making the vid!

u/kevnadz · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Yeeeee Blackout Blue Yeti! I paid full price for mine but they are $90 on Amazon right now!

u/argus2968 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Speakers: Edifier R1280DB.

Go with 2.0 bookshelf speakers, not 2.1 computer speakers. These have Bluetooth, optical, and coax. Oh, and they sound amazing.

Headphones are tricker. Will you also be using them with a console or a phone at any point? Want to keep them on while running to get a cup of tea or take a leak? Do you play FPS's?

You have few different options:

Convenience be damned you want awesome audio quality above all else.

  • Get a DAC. Sennheiser GSX 1000. Modern, slick gaming features, solid DAC. Little Dot MKII. Because toooobs.

  • Open back headphones. There are a million suggestions at dozens of different price points. I recommend prioritizing comfort, spatial positioning, and a warm sound that won't cause listening fatigue.

  • Modular attachable boom mic. Antlion Audio ModMic 5 or Minimic. Don't underestimate these mics. They sound amazing, you have little-to-no background noise, don't need any additional acoustic treatment, and you don't have to worry about boom arms and the like.

  • Blue Yeti. You just couldn't imagine not having a huge mic like you see streamers using. It's the defacto go-to mic for a reason. Keep in mind everyone will hear your mouse and keyboard and that guy diving by and your dog sneezing and...

    Wireless PC and PS4.

  • SteelSeries Arctis 7. Wireless for PC and PS4, wired for Xbox (blame Microsoft).





    Gaming headphones.

  • Wired. HyperX Cloud Alpha or HyperX II

  • Wireless. Corsair Void
u/munja90x · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Here is a budget setup
1x HDMI Cable - https://amzn.com/B014I8TC4E
1x Logitech camera that will sit on top of your TV - https://amzn.com/B0040508OY
1x USB hub https://amzn.com/B00XMD7KPU that will plug into users PC
1x USB cable extension for Camera to USB hub - https://amzn.com/B00NH12O5I
1x Yeti microphone - https://amzn.com/B00N1YPXW2
1x USB Cable extension for Yeti microphone to USB hub - https://amzn.com/B00NH12O5I

Might have to get some stuff for cable management and get some cheap video adapters on Amazon, but this setup is like $300 max. Also, I would write up some good documentation and have it available in the room at all times. You will have to create some kind of documentation either way with any expensive solutions you find (Polycom trio, Logitech etc..).

u/Yulppp · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

You seem to be pretty knowledgeable, so maybe you'll have some input for me. I jumped on this yesterday as my girlfriend really wants to start making videos, but doesn't have a clue what she needs as far as video/audio recording etc. Anyways, I bought this setup to attach to my desk and use as a recording station. I don't know much about boom arms, or windscreens (and the quality thereof). I've just seen them used and Amazon suggested them and they seemed like a good deal so I jumped on them. Was surfing around after making the order, and was seeing some much more expensive boom arms, etc.. Got me to thinking maybe I bought something junky, as I have a huge pet peeve of buying quality if it's worth the extra few dimes.

Anyways, sorry for the wall of text, was just wondering what people think of this setup, given everything i just said about what I'm looking for;

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout Edition:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N1YPXW2/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DY1F2CS/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Dragonpad pop filter Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AOH1O6/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Nicodemu5 · 1 pointr/battlestations

These are the items I bought, Amazon had a "suggested bundle" that i got, i might check out a different pop filter if you go with that mic arm, i had to get some spacers to make it so the screw could tighten all the way down.

Mic - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N1YPXW2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

Arm - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DY1F2CS?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00
Pop Filter - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AOH1O6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

Other than the pop filter complaint everything works well and sounds great.

u/orios · 1 pointr/podcasting

Hmm, six peeps is going to be tough. Without each person having their own mic into a mixer or interface, there really isn't a way to set individual levels. If your tight on budget, i'd just get a Blue Yeti and sit it in the middle of the room. The more dead you can get the room, the better. Think blankets on the walls, mattresses, whatever you can think of.

Then in post production, take the file and put it into Levelator to attemp to get all the levels equal.

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u/beardedmanstudios · 1 pointr/Twitch

As far as a mic. You have a lot of options. You can go with a USB connection. Which is a reasonable option with good quality in products like Blue Yeti or going with a much better studio quality mic like MXL or even Audio-Technica however going with the studio mica I have listed you will need an audio interface. Like the scarlet or Yamaha

u/thinkbee · 1 pointr/letsplay

Just a heads up, but the Blue Yeti is on sale for Prime Day right now for $89.99. If you're going to get one, now might be a good time before the price goes back up.

u/lukeman3000 · 1 pointr/obs

Sure... Any suggestions for a mic? I was looking at this one...

So in addition I should probably get an arm for the mic, and what else? Maybe a pop filter? Anything else?

u/drinkit_or_wearit · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

So is this really that different from the regular Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout Edition, like this one? Or is the main difference the XLR cable, and can I even hook that up to my PC without any extra external stuff?

u/monitorhunter · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

There is currently an Amazon Warehouse one listed for $86.13 w/ 2 day shipping. "Minor cosmetic imperfection on front of item"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00N1YPXW2/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

Edit: Gone now

u/thejdubb · 1 pointr/audio

Based on your explanation, more mics closer to smaller groups should always, in theory, produce better sound for sure. however a shotgun mic might work as well, however, 4 feet above their heads is a large distance. My experience with shotgun mics is that they are just above the person, just outside of the view of the camera.

If you are recording a podcast, seeing the mics is not uncommon and not that big of an issue IMO. I would personally go for multiple mics if you can or if your budget allows.

I would personally recommend the Blue Yeti (that's my main mic) set in Omnidirectional mode to capture all of them sitting around the table, keep in mind that the room sounds or any echo coming from the space might also be captured so some audio editing might be needed to clean that up.

This is the black Yeti I have - http://amzn.to/2Brmxjx

Hope that helps somewhat.

u/AverageDeadMeme · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Already Repping a This for headphones, This for a stand up microphone, and nothing else worth mentioning, but would my Boot times be insanely fast with an M.2 drive? if so im buying one right now

u/Nexdeus · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Mic

Stand

Adapter to attach the Blue Yeti to stand

DAC - better than a the Creative Blaster Z imo, I've owned both ;)

Headphones

So what you have listed above are the following items.

Blue Yeti mic - great mic, very clear, has quite a few modes.
The stand I use, I have my mic above my monitors. The adapter listed is used to be able to screw the mic in.
The headphones I listed I own, and they are very comfy (use the plush ear cups), they sound great, and very clear.
The DAC I listed is a fantastic little box, this will replace your sound card and output the audio via USB and you plug into this bad boy.

Hope this helps!

u/Emperor_of_Cats · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

My current peripherals:

Mouse: Logitech G502

Headphones: Sennheiser HD 598. I prefer the open cans, but that's just me. I also only paid $100 for them.

Keyboard: Corsaid K70 Blue Switches. Switch color is completely up to you, but I would definitely go with a mechanical keyboard of some type. The K70 is really a solid choice.

Microphone: Blue Yeti: Blackout. I won't really recommend the microphone at its current price unless sound quality is incredibly important to you. The only reason I got mine was because I got an amazing deal on it.

I don't have any speakers yet. I live in an apartment, so I like to keep things on the quiet side.

u/whatwouldsigmunddo · 1 pointr/psychotherapy

I used a condenser mic. This one specifically ( https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2), but cheaper versions are out there.

I already owned it before I got into a counseling program. I'm not sure if I would have gone out and spent the money otherwise haha.

u/wildtabeast · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Headphones

Mic

Granted I probably spent more than most people are willing to, but these headphones and a cheap mic will destroy any "gaming" headset.

u/NVSGamer · 1 pointr/letsplay

Depends on your price range. For less than 100 or cheaper you can get the Yeti Microphone. https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=yeti+mic&qid=1574477572&sr=8-3

If you look at the pattern picture, it has a bidirectional setting so that you may use it between both of you like an interview situation (across one another) or side by side (sitting together). It has 3 condenser mikes.

You can also just get 2 Lavalier Mics like these and have 2 audio tracks for the game. (see some youtube reviews first on the mics).

https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Omnidirectional-Microphone-Smartphones-Cancelling/dp/B073QP48RV/ref=sxin_3_ac_d_rm?ac_md=0-0-Y2xpcCBvbiBtaWM%3D-ac_d_rm

u/Syrus_Black · 1 pointr/gameofthrones

I can. I have a Blue Yeti. While it's not the best out there, it does a wonderful job for podcasts.

Dont have a studio built, but have an office that is quiet enough for recording.

u/xmaltman79 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Don't get Razer headsets. Trust me. I and many others have had bad experiences with Razer products.

I would recommend the Logitech G430, which is a very popular choice. You can find it for 50-90 USD on Newegg or Amazon, and it has pretty good audio quality as well.

If you would like something for some better quality, but a little more of a cost, I also recommend the HyperX Cloud II

Message me if you need any more recommendations for cheaper or better quality headphones (:

Edit: If you're looking for a dedicated mic, get the Blue Yeti or Blue Yeti Pro

u/sch3p3rs · 1 pointr/rap

That's not bad at all for starters. The one thing I would suggest would just be possibly cranking the beat to a little higher volume over your lyrics. Other than that as far as quality goes, the Blue Snowball isn't exactly a 10/10 mic. If (and only if) you have some money to throw at rapping, a Blue Yeti or AT2020 will make a big change if you're worried about the sound quality.

Just keep getting after it, and you'll eventually see improvements just as in everything else in life. Believe in yourself man! good luck!

u/furlerer · 1 pointr/JurassicPark

Awesome man, it's a lot of fun!

I'd say most important thing equipment-wise when starting out is getting a decent mic. Easiest mic setup (if it's just you or maybe two people) is a USB condenser mic, then you can skip a mixer and/or interface altogether.
Most people are keen on the Blue yeti, but in Australia they're not too widely available, so I got a MXL Tempo instead, which does a good enough job. We still need to build it a little foam booth to remove a lot of the echo and room noise.

For PC recordings, we just use Open Broadcasting Software, aka OBS. I've played around with DxTory, fraps, and raptr in the past; OBS trumps them all because of how much control is possible, plus the ability to record in a constant frame-rate, very important when it comes to editing. OBS is a little fiddly to set-up but has given the best results so far, and there's plenty of information out there on it. It is designed as a streaming software but also produces awesome local recordings.

We just bought an Elgato HD game capture for console recordings, which we chose over the Elgato HD60 because the ability to record older consoles was more desirable to us than 60fps recordings. The Elgatos are pretty much accepted online as the best all-rounder out there. No doubt there's better units out there, but hard to beat for the price and ease-of-use.

Finally, an Adobe creative cloud subscription gives you access to Premiere (for editing), Photoshop (for images/thumbnails), and Audition (for voice recording/compression etc), plus Flash, After effects etc. I'm a student so it was a half-price I think.

We haven't tried any streaming yet because of our woeful <1mbp upload haha. Go Australia!

u/VLAD1M1R_PUT1N · 1 pointr/LogitechG

I mean a high quality pair of headphones and an actual separate microphone. I'm currently using a Philips Fidelio X2 headphone with a Blue Yeti microphone, but a lot of people go with something cheaper like an Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and an Antlion ModMic. These leave you without the gimmicks of "gaming" audio, but rather with pure quality sound. Obviously there are many other combos out there that people use, which is awesome because you can tailor yours to your own needs.

u/reallypleasedont · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I'm looking for a microphone for speech recognition [Dragon NaturallySpeaking].


I am considering the Blue Yeti [cheap] and the Audix OM7 [less ambient sound than the Shume SM-58]. Any other recommendations or criteria would be appreciated.


The OM7 requires an interface. The cheapest on the gear guide is Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Is there a strong reason to pick another? I'd like to not buy monster cables.


Is buying used problematic?


If it helps pretend I'm looking to do podcasting and want to increase signal to noise

Edit: Bought the Blue Yeti

u/deepfriedchril · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

I use the Soundmagic HP200's with my Blue Yiti sitting on a desk near by. I have the Lenovo Explorer and am barely able to manage the headphones sitting over the headset. I think having soft ear cups helps the most so they can smoosh over the headset band.

u/Polarthief · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This? I've actually heard of Blue Yeti before, but I'm a bit concerned about the length of it; pictures alone don't do it justice for me.

u/PinguM3mes · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

PC comes to about 2000$, peripherals are an extra 800$.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor | $379.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard | MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Memory Express
Memory | Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $181.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Kingston - A400 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $89.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $72.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card | Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card | $869.99 @ Memory Express
Case | be quiet! - Pure Base 600 w/Window (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case | $99.99 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Monitor | Acer - S220HQLAbd 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor | $109.00 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor | $538.63 @ Amazon Canada
Keyboard | Logitech - G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $117.87 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse | $69.99 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2789.18
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-12 21:14 EDT-0400 |

MIC: https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1536801218&sr=8-3&keywords=blue+yeti+microphone

u/motionglitch · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

That mic is a overpriced as fuck.

Get a Blue Yeti instead

u/realmenlovecats01 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap
u/SeafoodDuder · 1 pointr/Advice

I've heard that the Samson Meteor and Blue Yeti are pretty good. Be sure to use a Pop Filter too. That's all I can think of though at the moment.

u/First_Last7 · 1 pointr/ShinyPorn

The Blue Yeti is a good budget mic if you wait for a sale. I also edited videos and things in my spare time and I use Movie Studio Platinum. It's a budget Sony Vegas basically, there are earlier versions with less features but they're also less expensive.

u/orbweaver82 · 1 pointr/singing

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Blue+Yeti&qid=1558732635&s=gateway&sr=8-3

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This mic allows you to switch between recording patterns. It can do Caradiod, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional and Stereo

u/cat-gun · 1 pointr/SexWorkers

Yes, there's a market for all body types. Many sex workers are pleasantly surprised at the level of demand for their "look". However, you will likely need to hustle more and it may take you a little longer to find your audience if you don't have a classically beautiful body. CamModelMom has tips on getting started as a plus size cam model.

You can get started with just your computer's webcam or a phonecam. People have shot feature films on phone cameras.

The key to getting good video out of a phone camera is to learn to take advantage of natural lighting, and lights you already may have (such as desklamps, worklights, Christmas lights). I recommend reading about how to light / film yourself first, then decide what kind of lighting you need:

u/Kurumi78 · 1 pointr/playstation

If your fine with the quality of the sound from your headset just get a Blue Yeti, great mic, works on everything. HERE is am amazon link for the Black version which is the cheapest.

u/elvizzle · 1 pointr/singing

I have the [Blue Yeti USB Microphone] (https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2/)

You can also look at the cheaper [Blue Snowball] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002OO18NS)

The Blue Yeti has a built in monitor, so you can hear exactly what you are singing in real time.

u/Aggress0r · 1 pointr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Thanks for the in depth response.

I do use separate headphones and microphone. I have a Blue Yeti and use some Klipsch IEMs

However I do not have a dedicated sound card. I use my motherboard's built in one, and then I use an analog to USB adapter since the standard cord on my earbuds is too short. I was thinking about getting a pair of open back headphones like these since I'm usually in a quiet room.

u/Crimtide · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

What's your budget? A common affordable mic is a Blue Yeti, or Blue Snowball. A favorite among the gaming community is the Sennheiser HD 598, or HD 598 SE.. they are the same, but the SE are black. Then if you want those headphones but with closed backs they are now around $50 less then the open backs.. HD 598 C's. It is preferred with those headphones, to buy a headphone amp or USB DAC to go with it.. If those don't work within your budget, let me know and we can find something else! There are many options. My personal setup is Sennheiser PC-350 headset with the Mic removed, and an AKG P220 condenser mic mounted onto a Rode PSA1 desktop boom arm connected to a Behringer Q802USB Mixer.

u/day9-made-me-do-it · 1 pointr/elearning
  1. I think OBS is the most resource-friendly recording solution. I am able to record HD videos in 30 fps on a fairly medium office machine (Windows 7, i7, integrated graphics). Though to be fair, I have zero experience using either Macs or the Mac version of OBS. The OBS forums are usually a good place to look for solutions on technical issues.

  2. As long as you don't plan to record chat alongside your lesson, chat can run separately. I'd recommend at least two screens for that purpose. If you would like to show chat whenever you address chat questions, you can simply set up another scene in OBS that also shows chat. As soon as you start using scenes, I recommend using global sources instead of simple sources (look it up in the manual). Also, defining hotkeys for scene switching is a life saver for a smooth video. Also note that scene switching basically allows you to record videos in one take without the need for ex-post-edits.

  3. I haven't tried live streaming yet, but I have considered it. A platform like Twtch would be ideal, but it is restricted to gaming. Your best hope at the moment is probably Google hangouts (free) or Adobe Connect (not free). Hangout could look somewhat like this: https://youtu.be/Okwgrsb9WUA

  4. Hardware: Computer performance aside, a good microphone should be on the top of your list. What I mean by "good" is something like this

    http://www.amazon.com/Rode-NT-USB-USB-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B00KQPGRRE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459376263&sr=8-1&keywords=rode+nt+usb

    or this

    http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020USB-PLUS-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B00B5ZX9FM/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1459376263&sr=8-8&keywords=rode+nt+usb

    or this

    http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-USB-Microphone/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1459376263&sr=8-3&keywords=rode+nt+usb

    alongside a shock mount and proper stand. The quality of your voice transmission is the first thing people will judge you on, both positivey and negatively.
u/hexydes · 1 pointr/remotework

Want something basic? Just get a cheap Snowball and any Logitech HD webcam.

Next level? Get something like the Blue Yeti, Sony Alpha a6000, and Elgato HDMI capture adapter.

u/blueman541 · 1 pointr/OverwatchUniversity

Headphones I've used the past 10 years.

  • ATH-AD700 - Discontinued now, but cheap used, open back, under $50, one of the biggest soundstage, but lacks bass
  • ATH-AD700X - updated revision of the ad700, under $100 on sale, tiny bit better bass. The stock pad made my ears sore since it touches the driver. I replaced it with memoryfoam BrainWavz pad, and they feel much better. Puts less pressure on my eyeglasses too.
  • ATH-M50X - My go-to music headphone, but I use it for travel gaming too since they fold up nicely and closeback for noise isolation.
  • ATH-AD900X - Better version of AD700X
  • Philips Fidelio X2 - About $200 on sale, a little bit less soundstage than AD700X, but much better bass. If you can splurge, I highly recommend this. They are balanced type headphones. Basically replaced the the M50X for music listening and AD700X/AD900X for gaming. It feels really nice, pad fits much better than the AD700X. I forget I am actually wearing headphones. If this is too expensive, SHP9500, is a cheaper alternative at 1/3 the cost.
  • All of the headphones listed above are low impedance meaning you don't need an amp to get good sound output.
  • Most gaming specific headphones aren't that good for the price. You're paying mostly for the marketing. Get any decent audiophile headphone and it will be much better.

     

    Virtual surround sound I've used

  • Xonar U3 - Got this to replace my broken mobo sound, but found out it does virtual surround sound. Basically simulates 5.1/7.1 sound on a 2 channel headphone. Used it for many years gaming. Sounds awesome with good headphone that has big soundstage. Nice to hear directional audio to know here footsteps are at in games. Also acts like an amp with boost mode for high impedance headphones.
  • Razer Surround Sound - free, but the worst virtual surround sound I've heard. Things sound muffled.
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi - Upgraded to this, it has better virtual surround sound technology.

     

    Hate wired headphone?

  • How to convert wired phones into wireless gaming one

     

    Microphone

  • ModMic - Used this for many many years, but got tired of wires dangling around
  • Blue Yeti - Audio quality is so much better than the modmic, but it is big. Use a mic stand or arm.
u/yzzyxmusic · 1 pointr/oliverfrancis

I'm not sure what Oli uses, but if you're looking for a good mic, these are phenomenal, especially for the price: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1YPXW2

Honestly, as long as your mic isn't noisy with feedback and stuff, it all comes down to mixing and mastering.

u/iSmear · 1 pointr/singing

If you care about audio quality and your room sounds good, I'd recommend either the Blue Yeti or the Audio-Technica AT2020. The Blue Yeti has more features, but the AT2020 sounds significantly smoother than the Yeti.

The AT2020 was also designed for more of a "studio-level" purpose than the Yeti, which was designed mainly for on-the-go podcasters and radio personalities. The Yeti will bring out the bass more than the AT2020, which isn't as good for singing (it makes the singing voice sound muddy and unclear).

Do bear in mind that these are condenser microphones, which means they will be quite sensitive to room noise, as they pick up basically everything. But if you're not planning on doing any studio-level work, or if you record in a room that has decent acoustic treatment, these will be great. I use my AT2020 for recording demos when I'm away from home, and I love it to death.

u/kiwiandapple · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Just because you have the budget, doesn't mean that you have to spend it.

First of, you're current peripherals. That monitor is going to be a 1920x1080p. This needs a big upgrade when you spend so much money on a PC.

Also.. I see that you're a fan of Razer. I don't care much about the mouse & keyboard. But the headset.. Yeah, you can do soo much better. The sound quality of the Tiamat is just.. terrible, trust me.
I included a very high quality pair of headphones. It's hard to suggest the absolute correct one, without knowing your music preference, but this pair will work in 90% of the case.
I also included an extremely high quality, but rather large microphone. You can get a much smaller one, if you prefer that. Let me know!

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I'll provide you with my standard list of videos to help you understand why I suggest these products.
I give you a couple of great guides to help you build the PC.
Lastly, I'll provide my rationale for each product. I'll also compare it to the $4000 build if I feel the need for it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | £275.99 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £67.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard | Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z170 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | £119.99 @ Novatech
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | £54.74 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £112.00 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | £167.26 @ More Computers
Video Card| Nvidia GTX1080 (marketing page)| ~£500.00
Case | Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case | £64.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | £99.98 @ Novatech
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) | £71.81 @ More Computers
Monitor | Acer XB270HU bprz 144Hz 27.0" Monitor | £529.98 @ Ebuyer
Headphones | Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Headphones | £102.00 @ Amazon UK
Microphone| Blue Yeti Black| £100.00 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes and discounts |
| Total | £2266.72
| Generated by Kiwiandapple |

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  • How to build an Intel 115x socket PC?
    This is my personal favorite because it goes in depth, but still keeps the video relatively short.
    It also got great camera work so you are able to follow all the steps very well.
    I would suggest to install the aftermarket CPU cooler right away, then you don't have to clean the thermal paste.
    I decided to skip the start of the video. The reason being that the video is posted on 17th of May 2013, he gives the rationale of his selected parts at the start. This is a very long time ago, so the parts are very old, so no need to hear this out. But building a PC is still pretty much the same. No drastic changes.
    There are a lot of different build guides on the internet, but I really like this one. It's easy to follow.

  • How to install a 115x CPU?
    Very simple and easy to follow guide again.
  • How to install thermal compound?
    The temperature difference between the best and the "worst" thermal compound is a couple degrees Celsius. The temperature difference between applying thermal compound one way or an other.. is 0 degrees.
    Be careful though! The only way that the temperature will rise is when you don't put enough. So it needs to have enough, but too much can cause problems as well. So don't go overkill either!
    Thermal compound helps with the contact of the cooler + the CPU. They both have microscopically small gaps, which the thermal compound fills up to let the heat get too the heatsink.
  • How to install Windows 8(.1) or 10 from an USB drive?
    You have to download "media creation tool" which is located at the bottom of the page (blue button). Run that program with a 4GB+ USB flash drive plugged into a PC. Then follow the simple steps and the program will make the USB drive bootable. After that all you have to do is build the PC and boot from that USB drive to install Windows.
  • How to set up your SSD & HDD?
    This video is another older video, but it works pretty much the same in Win 8/10.
  • How to overclock an Intel 1151 Skylake CPU?
    Again a simple video and not too long. They used an (overpriced) Asus motherboard which got different names in the BIOS compared to other brands. So you might have to look around a little bit. But in general they're named very similar. I would personally start with a 1.2V & 44 multiplier. I might have been unlucky with the CPUs that I overclocked but 4,6GHz wasn't running at 1.2Vs that often, just one so far.
  • How to use Ninite?
    This video explains it very well, as well as their recommendations. For security I advise to only get Avira (if you don't mind to get an add every day; if you do mind - just use Microsoft Defender) & Malwarebytes. If you want to pay for an anti-virus; Webroot! Light weight; very high detection rate.

u/Ir0nhide · 1 pointr/techsupport

For me my grandma tripped on the headset cord and pulled it out of my console (yes, she's fine, don't worry :) ) and it started making static noises whenever I adjusted the volume. I simply contacted them and within a week had a replacement shipped and en route. If I were you I would email their support (sometimes phone can be faster) and get it replaced. I have since moved my setup into a Blackout Blue Yeti mic and a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 SEs and I find it to be way better than a headset if you have the scratch for it. If you get your headset replaced, sell the new one (and maybe the old one too) and put it towards this.

u/PostalFury · 1 pointr/buildapc

A nice pair of headphones (I use the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohms) and a separate mic like the Antlion Modmic or the traditional Blue Yeti microphones

u/MoogleMan3 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Should have grabbed a yeti for $89.

I prefer dynamic mics myself, but the yeti does a fine job for what it is.

u/h2ogie · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I had no idea what kind of mic could be described as a dildo, so for anyone else curious, it's just your average shotgun mic.

Since those tend to be pricy, a viable alternative would be something like the Blue Microphones Yeti or the Snowball.

Regarding shotguns, this one seems to be the best option within a reasonable price point, but the others will give a much richer sound to your voice as they have a frequency range that extends to 20 versus the shotgun's 90. Additionally, the shotgun is a condenser that requires a Phantom power line, typically from an audio interface (I don't trust much in the way of XLR to USB), which is an additional step/cost/complication.

u/MyPhonePaysMe · 1 pointr/podcasting

I was thinking about this, but then I read that USB mics aren't recommended.

u/packotictacs · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm looking to buy a microphone for my friend, but I have no experience in this department. My friend isn't going professional idol singer mode, but I do still want to have some sound quality and after doing some research, I got some came up some picks and was looking for any insight.

My picks were:

Blue Yeti USB

AT2020+ USB

AT2020 with Behringer audio interface and XLR cable? Do I need this? Its didn't seem to be included in any of these.

Are these alright just for some casual recording/singing?

u/PhantomIsFrightened · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For LANs, I recommend the Logitech G430s. For home, I recommend something like the Sennheisher HD 598s if you have a large budget and play alone in a room (due to them being open back) and pair it with a dedicated mic like a Blu Yeti. I, personally, would stray away from both of the headphones you have listed due to the fact that they are both marketed towards gamers, and generally, headsets of the sort will be of poorer quality (more on that here). If you're on a tight budget, but still want high quality sound, I'd recommend a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50Xs' with the Blu Snowball. I also saw you mention the kinds of headsets used by professional gamers. Pros usually are sponsored by certain brands, and in turn, use the brands gear (such as mice, keyboards, headphones, etc.). Additionally, pros generally use 2 separate pairs of headphones, one pair of in-ear monitors, and one pair for noise cancellation. The pair used for noise cancellation is generally one own of their sponsors. As you continue to search for a pair, please consider what I have mentioned, and feel free to ask me any questions.

u/Catorak · 1 pointr/buildapc

Blue Snowball, pop filter, and a decent arm. $80

If you want to go higher quality you can drop and extra ~$40 to get the Yeti and this arm I use with it.

The Yeti is a MASSIVE jump in quality and it's, as far as I'm concerned, the best USB condenser mic available. It's simply amazing for it's price.

u/dr150 · 1 pointr/Guitar

I use a good quality mic.

Something like these really highly rated units like the Blue Yeti ($129) or Audio Technica 2020USB+ ($149) or Rode NT ($169). These are all USB units so you don't need an input box. If you were to get a Mic with a XLR input, you'd then need an Input box like the Scarlett 2i2 ($150). So USB Mic is the cheapest way to go.

These Mics listed above are truly outstanding and will pick up the sound of your amp really well. These are best-in class mics in the bang/buck category. The Audio Technica had the smallest footprint on a desk and is the crispest sounding (buy a $10 wind screen for it to help out with p's/s's). The Rode is warmer sounding, much larger and has a pop filter (which the other two don't). The Yeti has different mic modes, is large though and is considered a bit less refined than the other two but still fantastic sounding (buy a wind screen for this as well). Any of these 3 will do the job and no matter how much research you do, it'll always conclude to this group. THESE WILL BLOW AWAY ANY HD WEBCAM MIC OR IPAD/PHONE/LAPTOP MIC BY A HUGE AMOUNT!

For my use, I chose the 2020USB+ b/c of the MUCH smaller footprint and a sound that takes a backseat to nobody in this bang/buck "Pro Level" category:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3pfOcw7E44



AUDIO TECHNICA 2020USB+ (this AMAZONoffering comes with a FREE Pop Filter, but I bought a small wind screen for it ANYWAYS to reduce the desk footprint. I listed the link of the Wind Screen down at the end):

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020USB-Condenser-Microphone-Filter/dp/B0145OGS7U/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518547381&sr=8-2-fkmr1&keywords=audio+technica+2020USB+with+pop+filter


YETI BLUE:

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1518545786&sr=1-3&keywords=blue+yeti

RODE NT:

https://www.amazon.com/Rode-NT-USB-USB-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B00KQPGRRE/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1518546294&sr=1-1&keywords=rode+nt

Audio Technica 2020 Wind Screen (I use this one--fits perfectly):

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZIDS2A/ref=sxr_sxwds-rbp_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3346373122&pd_rd_wg=XIWsv&pf_rd_r=Q0EPJAEB8JDWD3R0P5X4&pf_rd_s=desktop-rhs-carousels&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B01LZIDS2A&pd_rd_w=K1EYT&pf_rd_i=audio+technica+windscreen&pd_rd_r=55e611e4-b6ba-4bc8-a416-1b039f3919c3&ie=UTF8&qid=1518546919&sr=3

u/Rvby1 · 1 pointr/microphones

Hey, all!

I'm looking into getting a microphone with a shock mount, microphone arm, and pop filter. It will mostly be used to record singing, instruments, and voice over work.

At the moment, the Blue Yeti has my attention; it seems to be pretty universally praised, and it doesn't seem like it's all that expensive.

As far as the shock mount goes, I think Blue Yeti has its own proprietary one? I'm also looking at this pop filter and this microphone arm.

Any recommendations?

Thanks, guys!

u/jninja119 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

On my personal rig I use the [audiotechnica ATH M50Xs](Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HVLUR86/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_J9fIybVCJPWFD) and they sound amazing, I also use a [blue yeti mic](Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_55fIybEAPYH7B) and it comes out clear crisp and clean. To keep my desk from lots of chaos I use a [boom arm](RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D7UYBO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_l7fIybE7YH913).
( I don't use that boom arm personally, but for someone who wants a good quality boom arm, that's the one.)

Now all this stuff will give you the best experience for a separate mic and headphone combo (well best experience that won't cost thousands of dollars) but if you don't want to use the yeti on a boom arm and just want a headset, get the M50Xs and get an [attachment microphone ](Antlion Audio ModMic 4.0 Attachable Boom Microphone - Omni-Directional with Mute Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T6XUL8S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bRagIybFHB6Q2N) instead. This mic has better quality than pretty much any mic built into headsets since the mic tends to be where they cut corners.

As a person who owns dozens of pairs of gaming headphones, I would choose my audiotechnicas with an external mic over them all. I have used Sades GW, Corsair Voids, Turtle Beaches 800Xs, Astro a40s, Logitech g930s, Tritton 720+s and many cheap headsets as well. Get the m50Xs, I would also recommend [sennheiser hd598](Sennheiser HD 598 Special Edition Over-Ear Headphones - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0126HISOO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UkgIybSZ1SBNW) headphones. The truth about all those gaming features (and this is my opinion, as an owner of all the aforementioned headphones) is that high quality sound is better than fake 7.1 surround.

u/4ever_alon3 · 0 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Look into getting a Yeti mic. Excellent starter mic with decent quality that hooks up through the USB. You can also hook up headphones to it and hear how you would sound in a recording in real time (great for practicing over instrumentals).

u/Soldium69 · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Cheapest blue yeti on amazon is $111.99. not $10-20. It's not basic math, it's doing a Google search.

u/acyclovir31 · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Most Blue Yetis are around 120$-140$ and they are phenomenal. Yeti Blackout

u/xartin · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Naturally just one very high quality example but yes usb microphones do work very well.

https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2

u/InSOmnlaC · -1 pointsr/starcitizen

It's the industry standard for content creators (podcasts, music, etc).