Their main difference is that the Fifine K670 is about $50 cheaper than the Blue Yeti and occupies a smaller surface area. Everything else including the build quality, weight of the base and ease of set up is identical for Fifine K670 and the Blue Yeti.
Summary: buy the Fifine k670. It saves you money without giving up on any quality recording.
Fifine k670 review
The Fifine K670 is one of those too good to be true product. For its low price, you will expect mediocre audio and poor build quality. What I found was the complete opposite.
- Easy to set up: The Fifine K670 has a built in driver. You only need to plug this into your device and the installation will be done automatically. Just make sure your mic setting is set to usb mic.
- Sound quality: It is as good as Blue Yeti and Blue Snowball. If you have used these budget microphone before, you will know they are the best product in their class.
- Quality build: Besides the sound quality, the other thing that really surprise me is the build quality. Rather than plastic, it is made of metal. As such, it feels like premium mic that can cost you over $100.
- Easy Volume Control: There is a volume knob at the front of the mic that makes it super easy for you to change the volume on the fly.
- Detachable cord: I love that the cord can be detached for easy moving of the mic.
- No mute button: To have zero recording, you need to turn the volume down to zero, which is a bit cumbersome.
- Non vibration absorbing: Like all budget mic, don’t expect this mic to cancel out any vibrations from your desk. You will need to get a shock mount to prevent the mic from picking up these vibrations.
- No fancy effects: The Fifine K670 doesn’t have any of the fancy effect that mics in the $200-$300 range possess. It is a basic mic that does it job well. However, if you need more things, it is not the right choice.
Common FAQs for k670
k670 vs k670B
There is no difference between the 2 models except for the color.
Can I do live monitoring?
You cannot hear yourself when using the mic unless you are using the headphone jack.
However, you can do so via the use of other software such as Audacity or Quicktime Player.
For users of Audacity, simply go to the “tranport” function and enable the software playthrough (switch from off to on).
For Quicktime player, you need to open a new audio recording, look for the arrow beside the record button and select the “USB PnP Audio Device”.
Can I use the Fifine k670 on an audio interface?
No you cannot as the mic is usb based. It uses the basic usb cable to connect to your PC or other usb devices.
Can I use the k670 mic on PS4?
Yes you can but not on an Xbox. The k670 also doesn’t work out of the box with the ipad and the iphone. You will need to get a Camera Connection Kit to connect the mic to the iphone.
Which mic armstand works with Fifine K670
The size of the mic thread is 5/8″. This is a standard size and should work with most of the mic armstand in the market. However, do note the package itself already comes with an armstand.
Is the K670 a condenser mic?
Yes, it use the cardioid polar pattern, meaning it focuses on picking up sound from anything in front of the mic. This is in contrast to a dynamic mic that picks up sound from 360.
Does the k670 pick up background noise?
Due to the large diaphgram, the mic might pick up background noises like mouse clicking. To avoid this, here are some tips:
- Have at least a 1 foot distance between mic and your PC
- Adjust the volume to around 50%
- Move your mouth closer to the mic (4 inches is the suggested distance)
- Make sure the back of the mic is facing the noise source, and not the diaphgram
Can I use the k670 for recording instruments
You can but don’t expect the world class quality. The mic is tune to record sounds in the low, mid and high range, which is where our vocal lies in the frequency response curve.
However, instruments usually range from bass to mid. As such, some of the bass tone will sound flat and uninspiring.
Fifine k670 vs k669
One thing you might be wondering is the difference between Fifine k670 and k669.
Their main difference is that the Fifine k670 has the headphone jack while the k669 does not. The k670 also costs $10 more than the K669. Finally, the K670 has a removable cord while the K669 does not.
In terms of audio quality the k670 comes out slightly ahead with a fuller voice that sounds rich. The k669 is not bad but definitely sounds cheaper when compared directly with the K670.
Other differences include the following:
- Diaphgram: The K670 has a larger disphgram (16mm) than the K669. This is one the reason why the audio quality for the K670 is fuller.
- Mic monitoring: Due to k670’s headphone jack, you get do some form of mic monitoring that isn’t possible for the k669.
Aside from these, both mics are pretty similar as both uses the cardioid pick-up pattern and features a volume knob. However I would recommend the k670. For just $10 more, you get some pretty useful additions.
The Fifine k670 is one of those product that you can’t believe it existed. Having a cheaper price, I will expect a lower audio quality and a poorer build quality. However, neither was true.
The Fifine k670 is an excellent mic that is perfect who folks want something affordable for gaming, streaming or podcasting purposes. Its audio quality is on par with the blue yeti but costs much less.