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It's easy to use, easy to set up, and easy to manage. Only real issue is just how much backing noise it picks up with minimal gain.
That said, the Sherpa software from Blue helps cut all that out. With that, you can fairly effectively dial in exactly what you need, for podcasting and streaming.
I do not recommend this mic for vocal work, voice overs, or recording music. Get even a barebones basic XLR mic of ANY kind for that. Even the cheapest on Amazon will be better suited for that than a USB mic. No, this is not prejudice, I have both, and have ran side-by-side in a quintuple blind (or would it be deaf?) sound shoot out, and 7 out of 10 times, the Yeti lost to XLR mics.
THAT said, if it's what you've got, don't let that stop you from making music!
An excellent USB mic
This is my favourite USB microphone that I use to record audio for my YouTube tutorials, live instruments and vocals. I like that it has 4 settings: omnidirectional which is good for field recordings or conference calls as it picks up sound all the way around the microphone, cardioid which is ideal for recording one person's voice, bidirectional which is good for recording an interview between two people and stereo which is best for recording acoustic guitar or choir. It works straight out of the box with a minimal setup time. I really enjoy using it.
Great for anything
This microphone is an easy to use, USB plug and play work horse that is extremely versatile and great quality. It has different polar patterns for every scenerio and inbuilt gain and volume knobs. I use this mic for gaming and recording and it has a hardware mute button right on the front that is heaps more convenient than software options. If it was between this, and buying an XLR mic and an interface you could never match this mic's value. Yes there are mics better for professional studio work but unless you're prepared to spend thousands on the full setup this is the way to go.