Let’s compare the Blue Yeti USB microphone to the Shure SM7B XLR microphone. These microphones are opposite in almost every way that you can measure, but we hope that this video will help you determine which mic is best for you.

Quick Answer: If you’re looking for an easy to use all-purpose microphone, the Blue Yeti is perfect for you. If you’re looking for a high-end broadcast microphone, the Shure SM7B has higher quality.

Blue Yeti vs Shure SM7B Comparison

The Blue Yeti is the most popular USB microphone in the world for a reason. Its flexibility, build quality, and sound quality makes it a high-quality option, especially for the price.

The Blue Yeti is plug-and-play with PC and Mac computers. This means that you do not need to install any drivers to make this microphone work. This makes it an ideal microphone for people who are new to home studio recording and live streaming.

Despite the high quality, we wish that the included stand was more flexible and that the microphone had a better shock mount and plosive protection.

Related: Avoid These 5 Mistakes With Blue Yeti

The Shure SM7B is an extremely high-quality, consistent broadcast dynamic microphone. It’s typically in the top 3 of any list for podcasting, broadcast, live streaming, and home studio recording.

The Shure SM7B requires an XLR cable to connect it to an Audio Interface or Audio Mixer.

Its rich tone, tight polar pattern, and exceptional plosive protection make it ideal for recording vocals.

It is featured on many famous recordings, broadcasts, and podcasts (including Joe Rogan) due to its consistency, quality, and reliability.

One major downside of the Shure SM7B is the amount of gain that is required to power this microphone. With a sensitivity of – 59dB, you need an interface with more than 60dB of gain to power this microphone properly.

Blue Yeti VS Shure SM7B Specs

Blue YetiShure SM7B
ColorBlack + OthersBlack
Polar PatternCardioid, Omni, Figure 8, StereoCardioid
Capsule OrientationSide AddressTop / End Address
On-Board ControlsGain, Microphone Mode,
Mute, Headphone Volume
High Pass Filter, Mid Bump
WindscreenNot Included1 x Small, 1 x Large
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz50 Hz to 20 kHz
ImpedanceNot Listed150 Ohms
SensitivityNot Listed-59 dBV/Pa @ 1kHz
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg1.69 lb / 766.57 g

Blue Yeti vs Shure SM7B Pricing

We’re always surprised at the various deals that we can find. Check out the links below to see up-to-date pricing on the equipment featured in this video and comparison.

Blue Yeti vs Shure SM7B Topics

  • 0:00​ – Introduction
  • 0:45​ – Pricing & Info
  • 1:34​ – Specs
  • 2:36​ – Physical Features & Build Quality
  • 5:09​ – Background Noise Rejection Tests
  • 6:08​ – Proximity Test
  • 6:55​ – Comparison & Review
  • 11:54​ – Final Thoughts

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