That means you do not get any of the cool features of the Blue Voice.
NA recorder, now at a fraction of the price of the Yeti with better features, had the same problem.
The one very stupid design feature, and why I subtracted one star, is that the USB input is at the bottom of the microphone.
The sound quality with this mic is excellent, and the features are great - I wasn't sure that the LEDs on the front would be worth paying more for, but they are very useful when recording and streaming
The Yeti X is the more recently upgraded version of the Yeti with a lot of nice features, like the realtime monitoring using the LED meter which works really well by the way
Expensive products deserve rigorous engineering practices, there is little engineering rigor applied to this product.
Blue, please modify this product and release it with USB-C!!!!Edit: Since I wrote this review, I have found quite a good number of microphones with USB-C
n’t understand the fuss about USB A port while most people still have devices with USB A ports
On to my review of the mic itself after addressing the complaints that this mic doesn’t have USB-C. Sorry, but it really bothers me to see illogical one-star reviews that make no sense at all when they ought to be assessing the quality of the mic itself.1) Micro-USB works great and most products are still using it
At the Blue Yeti X's price, it's possible to get a mid-tier XLR microphone and an audio interface for a hundred more, but for those that just want a USB solution that works out of the box, you can't do better
Had to contact RMA twice because every unit I received had a defective micro USB port
The power cord did not fig snugly into the usb slow on the microphone so the power fluctuated on and off to the mic
The options it provides for the cost are awesome (omni directional, stereo, cardioid, dual sided for interviews), there is not a better USB for so many uses
This new Yeti X is probably the best USB microphone I’ve had the opportunity to use and test
I do not have any particular criticism of the USB-A to micro-USB solution (there are some angry people out there with USB-C obsessive needs), most setups are desktop which are USB-A cords, but this would be a bit annoying on Macs.
The people lamenting the fact that is has micro USB are being overly critical
Everything is now up and functioning marvelously and because of stellar customer support people like Shay
The only issue some people will have is that if you buy this without special mounting brackets (or removing from mic from the desk surface), it's very hard to avoid picking up keyboard noise, even with careful selection of condenser pickup ranges
Hence, if you buy this mic to use with your M1-chip computer, you will join the unhappy ranks of the unhappy people who are already in that situation