A stereo microphone just shy of being studio-quality. Very high quality and very highly recommended.
With no drivers needed, this thing has been tested and works on various Linux distributions, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I've also tested it as an audio output device (a "sound card") and it works great.
- 2019-04-16 - Replaced by the Blue Yeti Nano
(date unknown) - Purchased. I'm guessing 2005.
The mute button ∞
I thought the mute button on the mic was "honest", but this is not true. As it turns out, Skype listens anyway, demonstrating that this mute functionality is not hardware-based. Since I don't trust Windows, I unplug the mic.
Freezing computer ∞
At some point, my computer would freeze up until I plugged my Yeti back in.
The workaround is to disable USB power management. From what I can tell, this isn't a perfect solution because my computer will still (rarely) freeze and the audio will hiccup, even after a complete reinstall. If this page is still tagged 'live' then please contact me if you have a better solution.
- Control Panel >
- Power Options >
- (o) Balanced (recommended) > Change plan settings
- "Change advanced power settings"
USB settings > USB active suspend setting
- I press
pto get there.
- I use "View by [Small icons]" at the top-right.
The list is alphabetical. Click "Power Options".
Next to your current plan (mine is "Balanced") click "Change plan settings".
Click "Change advanced power settings"
In the list, click to expand "USB settings", then "USB selective suspend setting" and set it to [Disabled].