Blue’s latest USB microphone, the Yeti X, is aimed directly at streamers, podcast hosts, and other content creators. The most visible upgrade: real-time LED metering on the microphone itself, letting you know when the gain is too quiet (or in the red) during your recording.
The big knob on the face of the new mic is its command center, and you’ll probably use it a lot to adjust levels and switch between its three modes. In addition to displaying the metering, the knob can turn up the gain on the microphone, and as you might expect, it’ll mute if you click it inwards.
Blue Yeti's are quite popular amongst podcasters and gamers doing streaming and this visual feedback could be very useful so that they can keep their eye on the "ball". It fully supports Windows, MacOS and most Android phones with USB-C adaptor, and although most of them work just fine on Linux it will be interesting to see if all this model's features fully work on Linux too. It is expected to launch in October for around $169.99.
#audio The Blue Yeti X’s real-time LED metering sounds ideal for podcasts and live streaming
Its multi-purpose knob can easily blend the mix, among other things