The Blue Yeti X professional USB microphone is a featured deal in Best Buy's deals of the day (opens in new tab), and it's down to just $94.99 today. That's a crazy low price for the "War of Warcraft Edition" considering the standard black mic is going for $170. Even where it's on sale at Amazon (opens in new tab), the Blue Yeti X is still going for as much as $140.
We reviewed the Blue Yeti X and gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 with a Recommended badge. Rich Edmonds said, "the future looks to be bright for Blue microphone fans. This is one killer mic for podcasting, streaming, and recording audio in general at this price point."
This is actually a version of the mic designed for World of Warcraft fans. The changes are mostly cosmetic in nature with a different color scheme featuring gold accents and a Battle Grey finish. There are also some laser etched LED Warcraft runes, and you'll get access to hundreds of HD audio samples from the game and Warcraft universe.
The Blue Yeti X includes four versatile pickup patterns: stereo, omnidirectional, bi-directional, and cardioid. Often that last one is the one most popular among streamers and content creators because it can pick up your own voice really well while keeping sounds coming from behind the mic, like your monitor or your keyboard, to a minimum. If you're recording instruments or doing something else with the mic, you may have to play around to find the pattern that works best for you.
Other features include high-res voice metering that helps you see your levels at a glance, a four-capsule array that captures your sound with focus and clarity, and enhanced vocal effects you can apply.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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