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Blue Yeti question

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by denigor777, 27 Aug 2021.

  1. denigor777

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Mar 2015

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    Location: Wokingham

    Hi,

    Before i hit the Buy button on this microphone, please advise on this, you current owners.

    I like to hear my own voice (monitor/sidetone) when talking into a microphone and using a headset, with no lag. And of course, I still need to hear the PC sound too.

    Do I get this if I plug my headset into the Yeti monitor jack? Or would I only year my own voice? I'm trying to understand how to have a high quality microphone, headset, game sound and monitoring all working together. The built-in Windows function adds delay/lag so that's not an option.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Orcvader

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Oct 2009

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    Location: Greater London

    Yes, you hear both PC and mic audio through the headphone jack on the mic.
     
  3. JasonM

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

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    I'm not saying your wrong, but I thought the mic out was only to hear your own microphone input back? I presumed it was so you could hear your own voice, to make sure the levels were not being cut off for example?
     
  4. Orcvader

    Capodecina

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    Usually yes, but under Windows you can select it as a sound output. I can have a quick test again with it when I get back from work to confirm.
     
  5. JasonM

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

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    Yes your correct, sometimes i've connected a Blue Yeti mic and the sound output has defaulted to it - I never understood why this happened, however if it has the ability to play computer sound into the headphone output, then this makes sense.
     
  6. denigor777

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Mar 2015

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    Location: Wokingham

    Thanks! With this advice I looked further and what I found (user manuals online) correlates with this.

    I ended up buying the HyperX Quadcast today, because of favourable reviews and a decent current price deal. It also has a monitor jack which I'll use in the same way. My next task is to find a way to neatly attach a boom arm to the wall for it,
     
    Last edited: 2 Sep 2021
  7. Orcvader

    Capodecina

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    Just to get back and for anyone else wondering in future, tested and can confirm PC audio can come out of the audio jack.
     
  8. JasonM

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 3,320

    Thanks for confirming, I own 2 Blue Yeti's but never knew this. Handy to know this in case I ever need however.
     
  9. denigor777

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Mar 2015

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    Location: Wokingham

    Update; the monitor capability of the Hyper-X quadcast (received today) is *not* zsro latency. It is slight, but still noticable.

    I had the excellent 'Sound BlasterX H6' headset and the mic monitoring in that really was zero-latency, so I know how good it can be when done right.