We’ve been fans of the Blue Microphone line of USB microphones forever. They just have a really great line of products that are the mainstay of thousands of podcasters, voiceover performers, audiobook readers and other voice talent. In fact, it was a Blue Mic “Yeti” microphone that we used when Joel Comm and I recorded the audio edition of our popular book Twitter Power 3.0 for Wiley. The company definitely gets microphones!
But does Blue Microphone understand headphones? First the company released the Mo-Fi, headphones with an unusual articulated design and a built-in amplifier to really rock the listener and add immediacy to the listening experience, and now the latest product from the company is the “Lola” headphone, essentially identical to the Mo-Fi but without the built-in amplifier. No worries, though, turns out that most audio sources can push out plenty of oomph for them to sound good, as I found when I gave them a spin. Except for one little issue with the mechanics of the headphones, as I explain:
You can learn more about Blue Microphone by visiting their Web site, and you can check out the Yeti Pro microphone on their Web site, as well as the Mo-Fi and, of course, the Lola headphones in white (as reviewed) and black.