Yeti

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Nessie

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G2 Personal Radio Player

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Nessie

by Blue Microphones

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Price Best Price: $163.00
Best Price: $60.00
Best Price: $60.00
Pros
  • Four pattern modes
  • Gain knob
  • Mute switch
  • Good sound
  • iPad compatible
  • Sports a stylish look
  • Pre-processing makes it easier to record decent quality spoken word audio
  • Good music variety
  • Nicely designed device
  • Easy to use
  • Access to short album reviews and artist biographies
Cons
  • Bulky
  • Unbalanced sound between back and front of mic
  • Knob construction feels cheap
  • Audio is captured too quietly, with a lack of onboard gain controls
  • Built-in pop filter really doesn't work.
  • No Mac software
  • Screen is difficult to see in bright sunlight
  • Mac users can't use MP3 playing feature
  • Syncs only via Wi-Fi
At A Glance

Despite its flaws, Nessie is a microphone worth considering if you are budget conscious or don't like mucking around with audio settings.