Logitech has unveiled its latest additions to the Blue microphone brand with the introduction of the Yeti GX and Yeti Orb. The Yeti GX is positioned as Logitech’s new flagship USB microphone, featuring a sleek jet-black aesthetic with gamer LEDs. The Yeti Orb, on the other hand, is a smaller successor to the popular Blue Snowball microphone.
The Yeti GX takes a more compact and minimalist approach than its predecessor, the Blue Yeti. It features a pill-shaped body with a heavy metal stand and an RGB strip at the base. Despite the design changes, Logitech claims that the new microphone is still based on the iconic Yeti design. However, it should be noted that the Yeti GX departs from the original plug-and-play setup with its cardiod-only setup and Logitech G Hub software control, catering more towards single-user recording.
Promoted as a microphone that captures broadcast-quality audio, the Yeti GX utilizes a custom dynamic supercardiod capsule. It offers 24-bit/96KHz recording, which is slightly higher than the original Yeti, though its frequency range is more limited at 50Hz-18KHz. Additionally, it includes a gamer-focused analog limiter to prevent sound distortion during intense gaming moments.
The Yeti GX is priced at $150, making it slightly more expensive than the original Yeti but cheaper than the updated Yeti X. It is currently available for pre-order on Logitech’s online store and ready to ship at Best Buy.
For those with tighter budgets or limited desktop space, Logitech has introduced the Yeti Orb as an alternative. The Yeti Orb retains the cardiod recording pattern and condenser setup of the Blue Snowball but boasts an updated design, including RGB lighting on the “G” logo. Measuring at 4.53 inches wide, it is slightly smaller than the Snowball and features a triangular base. The Yeti Orb is priced at $60 and is available for pre-order on Logitech’s store.
For fans of the original Blue Yeti design who prefer not to use Logitech’s software, the classic Yeti microphone is still available for purchase on Logitech’s store and other electronics retailers. It is expected to remain in production for several more years.
In conclusion, Logitech’s new Yeti GX and Yeti Orb microphones offer updated designs and features while still maintaining the quality and versatility of the Blue microphone brand.
– Cardiod-only setup: Refers to a recording pattern that focuses on picking up sound from the front and sides while reducing background noise.
– Supercardiod capsule: A type of microphone capsule that offers a narrower polar pattern, capturing sound primarily from the front and sides while minimizing sound from the rear.
– RGB lighting: Refers to colored lighting that can be customized and controlled, often used for aesthetic purposes in gaming peripherals.
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