In case you want a easy microphone with actually good sound for movies, podcasts, video conferences, or no matter, this mic is value testing. The value is a bit excessive, however so is the standard.
Greatest Costs As we speak: Logitech G Yeti GX
There’s a variety of makes use of for pc microphones as of late. Video conferences at work, video calls with buddies, recording a podcast, streaming one thing of your personal on Twitch, or effervescent along with your mates in Discord whereas gaming. The expertise might be vastly impaired by poor sound high quality, so it’s normally a good suggestion to spend money on a microphone.
There are various to select from on the market, however one model that may all the time be counted on are the Yeti fashions. Initially referred to as Blue, the microphone specialists at the moment are generally known as Logitech G, and the most recent mannequin is the Yeti GX. Sure, it has RGB lighting with Lightsync assist and feels substantial, whereas being simple to deal with. As ordinary, the standard of the supplies is excessive.
This USB microphone might be positioned on a desk or mounted on a growth arm. The latter might be preferable as a result of in any other case you possibly can simply get decide up keyboard strain or different actions you make on the desk prime.
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Logitech G Yeti GX design and specs
Yeti GX maintains a sparse design profile with few and easy controls. It’s black, has a strong weight, and has lighting that provides somewhat further ambiance to your desk. On one aspect, the G emblem is illuminated and an identical LED ring adorns the underside fringe of the mic. Flip the mic over and also you’ll discover a scroll wheel, similar to on a mouse, that lets you modify the achieve and within the middle of the scroll wheel is an LED strip that signifies whether or not you’re at an acceptable stage. There may be additionally a button to activate mute. The strip within the scroll wheel will flip purple (as it’ll if the sound begins to chop).
There’s a USB-C connector on the underside, however sadly no 3.5mm aux plug to attach your headphones. If you wish to hear your self for, say, a podcast recording, you’ll should resort to different means.
The opposite finish of the included USB cable is USB-A, which is okay for backwards compatibility, however it will have been extra trendy to make use of USB-C in any respect ends.
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You should use the microphone simply by plugging within the twine, choosing the proper microphone, and beginning to speak. It sounds nice so long as you’re not hammering on keys or banging on the desk on the identical time. However if you wish to affect the sound, or the RGB lighting for that matter, you’ll want Logitech’s G Hub software program, and sadly the app is a blended bag.
How does the Yeti GX sound?
The sound high quality when recording is commendable. Logitech G Yeti GX runs at 96kHz sampling frequency and 24 bits, which provides a pleasant sound no matter what primary materials (the voice) now we have to work with. The mic makes use of supercardioid audio pickup that focuses within the middle of the puff guard and it ought to filter out background noise.
Logitech guarantees that button clicks received’t be heard, however we don’t fairly agree with that. If we wish to report a podcast, we’ve discovered to maintain our fingers away from the desk the mic is on, however this could most likely be solved if we mounted it on a growth arm as a substitute. An adapter for that’s included within the field.
The Logitech G Hub has settings for the RGB mild and sound. On the PC aspect it appears to work correctly, however on the Mac aspect they haven’t even managed to replace the app for Apple’s personal processors. It requires quite a lot of rights within the working system, so I couldn’t set up it on my work pc. As soon as I bought it put in on one other Mac, the app works and it’s simple to make changes to the sound to get it excellent. There are additionally blue voice filters and results to play with.
One characteristic value mentioning is the good audio lock. That is an analogue limiter that adjusts the achieve to stop clipping. This characteristic might be activated by urgent the scroll wheel or by way of a checkbox within the G Hub. In principle, it sounds tremendous good, however the lock ought to most likely not be left on by default. For instance, in a podcast recording with different individuals, you get a way more even sound stage. It can merely be the identical stage whether or not you speak low or excessive. This most likely works rather well in stay broadcasts the place you can not affect the sound afterwards and the place you communicate your self.
Must you purchase the Logitech G Yeti GX?
In abstract, I can conclude that Yeti GX maintains excessive sound high quality proper out of the field and is a compelling proposition in its worth vary — every thing actually oozes high quality. It suits properly with most eventualities, even when Logitech G is aimed toward sport streamers.
Product title: Logitech G Yeti GX Examined: September-October 2023 Producer: Logitech G Connection: USB-C to USB-A Microphone expertise Condenser capsule Sampling frequency : 96kHz Bit depth: 24 bit Frequency vary: 50Hz – 18kHz Polar sample: Supercardioid System necessities : Home windows or Mac Measurement (incl. stand) : 10 x 10 x 17 cm (WxLxH) Weight (incl. stand ): 616 grams Rec. worth: $149.99
This evaluation was translated from Swedish to English and initially appeared on m3.se.