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As a Yeti owner, I can't comfortably vote for the all-popular Yeti. It's extremely sensitive. If you aren't in a recording-focused envirornment it's really not a good choice. Certainly not good for a desktop mic unless you're prepared to make room adjustments to compensate for the sensitivity. But that's all condenser mics, really.
Yeti owner, I can confirm that it is indeed possible to get solid sound out of it, but it's not as straight forward as one might think. If you're expecting to pull it out of its box, place it on your desk, plug it in and get stellar sounding recordings right away, be prepared for a disappointment. First of all, there's always going to be a lot of hiss, and nothing for you to change about that. Then there's the bad typing noise you'll be getting if you plan on using it on your desk (basically the way it was designed). Also, by the nature of condenser capsules, you will need to get some kind of pop-filter. And even if you decide to use it on a stand or something to get it closer to your mouth (which you definitely want), due to the nature of the capsule, you will still get a lot of background noise/room sound. And even then, it doesn't sound great.
The big disappointment comes when you're a Snowball user and think you're getting the big upgrade (sound-wise) when you get the Yeti, which in reality, you don't. All you get is a less practical form factor and 2 additional capsules that you probably won't ever use. And you pay more than double.
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