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Comparing Blue Yeti and Rode NT1A

Lowest price found: $108.80 Show listings
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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Blue Yeti ranks #30 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 1 / 214
100%
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Rode NT1A ranks #28 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Popularity Score
June 2021 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
The best microphone overall
by Tom's Guide
on 10 Jun 2021 (14 days ago)
by MusicTech
on 9 Feb 2021 (4 months ago)
Best Plug-and-Play Mic for Streaming and Podcasting
by IGN
on 15 Jun 2021 (9 days ago)
by Pitchfork
on 13 Oct 2020 (8 months ago)
The best and easiest microphone for any user
by Just Creative
on 5 Apr 2021 (2 months ago)
by MusicTech
on 9 Feb 2021 (4 months ago)
by Pitchfork
on 13 Oct 2020 (8 months ago)
Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [12]

90
Total expert reviews: 12
  • with a score: 9
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by TechRadar
100
Average score based on 12 reviews
90
Lowest score by CNET
77

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
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20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [14]

88
Total expert reviews: 14
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 6
Highest score by makebeats101.com
100
Average score based on 14 reviews
88
Lowest score by shout4music.com
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
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0-20
Consumer score distribution.
Rode NT1A ranks #28 and Blue Yeti ranks #30

Very similar consumer sentiment

Both Rode NT1A and Blue Yeti have very similar amazing reviews. In our awesomeness score Rode NT1A ranks #22 out of 214 and Blue Yeti ranks #1 out of 214.

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Blue Yeti is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Blue Yeti is a more popular microphone, based on its 30,000+ reviews. In our popularity score Rode NT1A ranks #67 out of 214 and Blue Yeti ranks #1 out of 214.

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To consider

Customers who view Blue Yeti and Rode NT1A often consider Audio-Technica AT2035, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Blue Yeti and Rode NT1A
Audio-Technica AT2035 $138
In comparison:
Audio-Technica AT2035 ranks #82 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
Less-known
Popularity rank: 156 / 214
28%
Elgato Wave 3 $147
In comparison:
Elgato Wave 3 ranks #6 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Very popular
Popularity rank: 41 / 214
81%
Better Reviews
Shure MV7 $248
In comparison:
Shure MV7 ranks #5 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Better Reviews
Blue Yeti Nano $84
In comparison:
Blue Yeti Nano ranks #31 out of 173. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Very popular
Popularity rank: 18 / 214
92%
Cheaper
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
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UPC Numbers: 723707270049, 723707270056, 836213000168, 836213000175, 836213000199, 836213000533, 836213000540, 836213001066, 836213001080, 836213001257, 836213001561, 836213001646, 836213001677, 836213001950, 836213001967, 836213002018, 836213002032, 836213002049, 836213002070, 836213002117, 836213002124
Model Numbers: 988-000076, 988-000077, 988-000079, 988-000084, 988-000092, 988-000094, 988-000097, 988-000098, 988-000100, 988-000101, 988-000102, 988-000103, 988-000104, 988-000223, 988-000257, 988-000398, 988-000434, YETI, YETI-CGREYASSN, YETI-TEAL
EAN Numbers: 0989898424665
UPC Numbers: 698813001453
Model Numbers: NT-1A
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Blue Yeti is a top selling option on the higher end of the price range. It's a #1 bestseller in microphones category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Razer Seiren Emote or Elgato Wave 1 .

Blue Yeti is $49 more expensive than the average microphone ($90.99).

Rode NT1A is a popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Rode VideoMic NTG or Rode NTG Shotgun .

Rode NT1A is $158.10 more expensive than the average microphone ($90.99).

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