Blue Yeti/Snowball for Gaming?

nsaylor95

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I've been looking into new standalone microphones to get for gaming instead of getting a new headset with a mic attached. I've found the Blue Yeti and Snowball. Both look really good to me, would these be good to use while gaming on my PC, video chatting, etc.? I've seen some reviews on the Blue Snowball that say that it sometimes has low sensitivity. Also, some people report compatibility issues on the Snowball with Windows Vista. I'm using Windows 8/8.1 so would I have issues with that? Thanks in advance.
 

audioranger

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honestly if your aim is online gaming or webchat, then you're better off skipping the yeti and buying any decent clip-on mic like the zalman m1 for around $10.

the compression codecs used for these VoIP connections will nullify 99% of what a good mic would add to your voice. if you're recording high fidelity voice on your computer and listening locally, then it'll sound awesome. but once it goes through vent, teamspeak, skype, etc...all is lost.

a zalman vs. a blue yeti passed through voip are nearly indistinguishable in terms of tonal quality.

my 2 cents. save and pimp out some other portion of your setup

peace man. happy gaming

 

audioranger

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honestly if your aim is online gaming or webchat, then you're better off skipping the yeti and buying any decent clip-on mic like the zalman m1 for around $10.

the compression codecs used for these VoIP connections will nullify 99% of what a good mic would add to your voice. if you're recording high fidelity voice on your computer and listening locally, then it'll sound awesome. but once it goes through vent, teamspeak, skype, etc...all is lost.

a zalman vs. a blue yeti passed through voip are nearly indistinguishable in terms of tonal quality.

my 2 cents. save and pimp out some other portion of your setup

peace man. happy gaming

 
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