Whether you're looking to start a podcast or stream your gameplay, getting clean audio is a must. Since acoustically treating your room to reduce background noise and snagging a top-tier XLR microphone and audio interface is out of budget for most novice users, you could save by going for the internet's favorite USB microphone while it's on sale instead.
At $25 off, you'd be snagging one of the best prices of the year on the Blue Yeti mic over at B&H. It's down to $104.99 (opens in new tab) in the blackout colorway there as a flash deal meaning you only have a few hours to buy it at that price. It regularly sells for $130 and is going for around $120 at other retailers right now.
The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals
Blue Snowball iCE plug-and-play USB mic white (opens in new tab)
$34.42 $50.00 Save $16
This is a budget condenser mic that can still provide crystal audio for any sort of video conferencing like Zoom or Skype or FaceTIme. The plug-and-play access means you can use this on PC or Mac with no drivers or software to install.
Blue Yeti USB condenser microphone blackout (opens in new tab)
$101.34 $130.00 Save $29
The mic includes a desktop stand and four directional patterns for customized use. The tri-capsule array records any situation. Plug-and-play with no drivers required and is compatible with PC and Mac. Comes with a two-year warranty.
Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm (opens in new tab)
$99.99 $149.99 Save $50
$169.99 $0.00 Save $-170
Blue Snowball USB Microphone (Textured White) (opens in new tab)
$49.99 $99.00 Save $49
The Blue Yeti is one of the most beloved microphones because it's inexpensive yet incredibly versatile. It plugs directly into your computer through USB and features four different pattern modes to give you as many options for recording as possible. The Yeti's already a steal at its normal price, but for $105 it's a must-have.
It's great for anyone doing podcasts, streaming, or voiceover work, especially if you're going to be taking it on the go thanks to its compact size. You can choose from multiple patterns (cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo) that allow you to pick up audio from a specific direction (directly in front of the mic, all around the mic, in front and back of the mic, etc.).
The built-in headphone jack is great for monitoring your audio with zero latency, and there are built-in level controls along with a mute button for when you need to be able to cut your own audio in a pinch. It's also got a built-in stand which is a huge bonus for those just getting started as you don't need to invest in a boom arm (though it does have a threaded port on the bottom if you decide to).
It works with Windows XP and up or Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher and requires a minimum of 64MB of RAM, which is a really basic requirement. It also comes with a two-year warranty.
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