• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 seems to have brought bugs to the USB Drive

    My Yeti Microphone has been working well until the upgrade for Yosemite 10.10.5.

    The issue is the same as other people experienced: it'll be recognized by the system for a while then it's gone. The system no longer sees it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Works Intermittently With El Capitan

    The mic worked for awhile when I got it, but in the middle of testing settings in Garageband it just disconnected and will not reconnect. Trying different usb ports MAY work but only for awhile. Using a different cable is the same. This is apparently an issue with USB bugs in El Capitan. I've been seeing the same reports since last year, so god only knows when these people will even MENTION that there's a problem. Good luck.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working in El Capitan

    Fantastic audio quality. Unfortunately not working for more than a few minutes in El Capitan due to Apple's USB bugs. Sound recorder works for a minute or two then just records static. Garageband does the same. Randomly disconnects and disappears from system profiler. Works perfectly under Yosemite though.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont believe the lies..IT WORKS WITH EL CAP

    Yeah the Yeti works with EL CAP. I currently own one and am running EL CAP on my 2015 Macbook Pro 13 retina and am able to use my mic with no issues. That being said, I have no idea why people keep saying it doesn't work....because....it clearly does.

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad that it does not work in El Capitan

    Very disappointing. Worked great prior to El Capitan and now it does not work.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars if your using an OS prior to El Capitan

    Like several other reviewers here, I've had my Yeti microphone for several years. It's worked flawlessly on every Mac OS revision up until El Capitan. I must have the "newer" mic version according to Blue since I don't have the connection issues, but instead I have horrendous glitches in my recorded audio that manifest themselves as either small gaps or large noise spikes in the resulting waveforms. I've been recording podcasts with this mic on my 2012 MacBook Pro and have not had any issues until I upgraded to El Capitan.

    Fortunately I had a Time Machine backup and was able to revert back to Yosemite (which was a 5+ hour ordeal) and now everything is back the way it was. I suppose I'll just have to stick with 10.10 for the foreseeable future, which really stinks since I can't take advantage of the iOS9 features on my iPhone that depend on El Capitan (ie. the new Notes app, for one).

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working for no reason

    I've owned this mic for 5+ years. It worked with the last 4 OSs, but not El Capitan. Someone posted a message on another forum from a Blue Mic representative which basically said that this mic has an old chip in it and is not supported anymore. Great, thanks Blue! Now that's customer satisfaction! Stay away from Blue products, you never know when they're going to pull the plug. Hopefully I can get some money for this POS on ebay.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    10.11.2 El Capitain NOT WORKING for USB Yeti Pro Microphone WHEN wil

    Dear Mr. Tim Cook
    My Yeti USB Microphone will not work with El Capitain .
    It works perfectly under Yosemite on the same hardware
    Apple please Fix this issue
    I have 10.11.2 and it still will not work
    I booted from external drive via USB with Yosemite 10.10.5 and it held solid under sound properties. But under 10.11.2 it goes out and in .
    There is a serious problem with El Capitan abilities with USB
    PLEASE FIX this issue
    I have always been a fan of apple for a long time
    This type of issue should not happen
    Quality control of OS is very important
    I Wonder if the resources are being devoted to Mac OS X

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work with El Capitan

    Loved the mic when it worked! Now with the El Capitan update, it won't connect. Neither company will take responsibility and provide a fix. I couldn't be more upset! Of course, my review won't matter to either company either. So, I just have to take it up the rear again because of Apple's lame update.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yeti Pro on El Capitan

    As someone else has also mentioned, the Yeti Pro stopped working after I updated to El Capitan. I think this is unacceptable. Either Apple should have left the driver alone when they came up with El Capitan or Blue should have updated a driver for El Capitan. I contacted Apple and they blamed Blue for not updating the driver for the mic. I have contacted Blue but I am still waiting for a response in regards to my inquiry. I would have expected this from Microsoft but not Apple, it is very disappointing.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great on El Capitan

    I just got my Blue Yeti Blackout - works great, folks on a VoIP conference call said I sound ed great. Seems to be just as I would expect.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with El Capitan

    My Yeti Pro, which worked flawlessly with Yosemite and Windows 10, does not work with El Capitan. Caveat emptor!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Blue's best product, and a good value.

    I've spent quite a bit on Blue misfires, especially after Cisco Systems pulled the plug on the Flip video camera that Blue had geared up for, then unloaded on unsuspecting customers as 'potentially" useful for superior audio recordings made with an iPod Touch.. The same goes for the mics that Blue made for use with the iPod Touch. Both versions of this $60 mic were marginally operative, requiring adhesive tape to keep them in place when plugged into the bottom of an iPod. Fortunately, the Yeti microphone is not one of Blue's misfires. Its audio is slightly superior to Blue's Snowball mic both in terms of frequency range and sound stage. And for announcing it enhances the voice with "body" that the user is bound to be pleasantly surprised by. The extra weight and size of the mic seem gratuitous, made to impress the customer more than to supply a heavier magnet for superior sound. And as some others have observed, the knobs for volume and tone are not a tight and smooth, custom fit but have enough room to be jiggled from side to side, top to bottom. Nevertheless, my Yeti has held up for several years. Moreover, the weight and exra surface area of the mic facilitate attachment of a heavy "pop filter" to the mic or base. When so equipped, the Yeti produces audio comparable with studio mics at 3-4 times the price.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not My Best Mic

    I have not been able to fix the problem of this Blue Yeti Pro mic constantly dropping and reconnecting in Garage Band. I know many people have this same problem and try various fixes. Some work some don't. Mic works fine in Audacity though. I just bought a new iMac 2015 and the Blue Yeti still drops and reconnects constantly.

    This was a gift so I will just store it away with other devices that don't work, but for those considering a purchase here, I'd be a little cautious about connecting this USB mic to iMac.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this microphone. The USB mini-B connector used is prone to problems.

    I've had my brand new Blue Yeti for less than a week. I really wanted to like this microphone, and bought it based on the excellent reviews for sound quality, etc. However, you are gambling if you buy this microphone. The connection to the computer is unreliable at best: for me, it drops most of the time unless I lightly hold the cable end in place with a light finger touch.

    This problem is a result of the use of the USB mini-B connector, and because of that, I'm unlikely to simply exchange my unit for another because the mini-B connector is a known source of problems. Just search for the question "Why was Mini USB deprecated in favor of Micro USB?" and you'll understand: "poor reliability after a significant but not vast number of uses." (Very few uses, in my case.)

    I can't recommend this microphone until and unless Blue releases a new version addressing the issue.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not for everyone.

    sounds great
    you can plug in a seperate headset to hear yourself,
    volume knob, (mic input level, 'gain')
    mountable on normal mic stands
    looks awesome
    plug and go
    can hear from a specific direction.

    its huge. VERY huge
    hard to record yourself talk, IF you are trying to game with this.
    need foam under stand (or something soft) to lessen keyboard typing noise
    if mounted to a stand, its huge, and can have weight balancing problems.
    wont work well if you have a loud room, (loud heater, A/C, family, friends) as it picks up their sounds,

    I might have a lot of cons, considering i'm rating it for a 5-star product, but those are things i find are important to note for people who may need to know. However, i'm rating this 5-star regardless because you just cant get a better sounding mic for that price.


    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Beauty

    Checked it with GarageBand and Logic Pro X both.
    An awesome microphone...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I love this mic, I bought this because I want and need to record songs, I own a mac and I can totally hear the difference between just recording with the built-in mic in the photo booth recording and using the blue yeti mic to record, the difference is amazing. If anyone's looking to buy a mic for recording songs, podcasts, voiceovers, or just for maybe video or voice chatting, I recommend this mic.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No sound, no volume control, no Apple return

    I purchased this item but I did not open it for a few weeks. It does not work at all. The volume knob is not fixed, there is no sound although it receives power. The Apple Return policy refers to goods you can return online and goods you can't. It then speaks to returnable items and ignores un-returnable items. Australian consumer law protects unworkable items but Apple doesn't account for that. I am about to leave for overseas where I need to use this item for fieldwork. $300 down the drain. It's a disaster. It's so disappointing now to find so many negative reviews online about the YetiPro which 'has no gain' that the fantastic quality sound was never going to be heard.

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too sensitive

    This mic is way too sensitive even with the gain a quarter from zero. It amplifies anything and everything even on another floor. I have no choice but to return it as even with the gain set to 0, I end up hearing a buzzing noise.

    11 of 15 people found this useful