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Recommend me a good microphone for gaming

#1BigB0ss13Posted 10/3/2013 12:57:20 AM
I already got a $700 headphones which I mainly use for music but also to hear everything else on my computer but I need a mic for gaming. Can you guys recommend me one on Amazon?
#2Lemur_HPosted 10/3/2013 12:57:54 AM
Blue Yeti USB.
#3GameGrumpsPosted 10/3/2013 10:31:35 AM
Lemur_H posted...
Blue Yeti USB.


I have this, but it picks up EVERYTHING. So I gotta turn it down super low.

Is there any tips for making it not pick up my computer fan and static?

That said, it's still a damn good sounding mic(I picked mine up for 80 awhile back)
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#4_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/3/2013 10:36:29 AM(edited)
The blue yeti is often recommended, but I feel it may be a little bit overkill for gaming, both in cost, and the amount of desk real-estate it takes up.

However, some of the cheap mics like the Zalman clip on mic that are sometimes recommended are utter crap for a number of reasons. There are some products that kind of fall inbetween though. Good enough quality but also small and not as expensive. An example is the Samson Go-mic. It was intended as a good mic for use on the go, but also provides a happy medium for gamers who are often left to choose between a 7 dollar crap mic or a recording quality mic.
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#5Dollarman_2005Posted 10/3/2013 11:17:51 AM
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
However, some of the cheap mics like the Zalman clip on mic that are sometimes recommended are utter crap for a number of reasons. There are some products that kind of fall inbetween though. Good enough quality but also small and not as expensive. An example is the Samson Go-mic. It was intended as a good mic for use on the go, but also provides a happy medium for gamers who are often left to choose between a 7 dollar crap mic or a recording quality mic.


Had the Zalman and after some serious tweaking was able to get it to be passable and not the utter trash it is out of the box.

Then bought the Samson Go and have seriously had 4 friends buy one just based on my recommendation and personal experience with it. It's great for the money and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
#6Lemur_HPosted 10/3/2013 11:35:16 AM
GameGrumps posted...
Lemur_H posted...
Blue Yeti USB.


I have this, but it picks up EVERYTHING. So I gotta turn it down super low.

Is there any tips for making it not pick up my computer fan and static?

That said, it's still a damn good sounding mic(I picked mine up for 80 awhile back)


Assuming we have the same mic, change the setting knob on the back of it. It actually has an array of mics inside of it and certain settings will enable/disable certain mics within the array. There are settings that are omnidirectional. Then there is a setting that only picks up sound from one direction. In my experience, that setting is pretty damn good at blocking out noises I don't want it to pick up.

Having said that, there's only so much you can do. People yelling, dogs barking, loud AC units, cars driving by your house... They will always be an issue. You can't remove them, but you can make it have less of an impact on the mic with the proper directional setting.

http://cdn.bluemic.com/images/yeti/settings_chart.jpg
#7AlleRacingPosted 10/3/2013 3:21:04 PM
There's been a lot of microphone topics lately.

Anyone know of a good non-USB microphone? With either a 3.5mm or 1/4" jack.
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#8TheFeshPincePosted 10/3/2013 6:24:05 PM
Dollarman_2005 posted...
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
However, some of the cheap mics like the Zalman clip on mic that are sometimes recommended are utter crap for a number of reasons. There are some products that kind of fall inbetween though. Good enough quality but also small and not as expensive. An example is the Samson Go-mic. It was intended as a good mic for use on the go, but also provides a happy medium for gamers who are often left to choose between a 7 dollar crap mic or a recording quality mic.


Had the Zalman and after some serious tweaking was able to get it to be passable and not the utter trash it is out of the box.

Then bought the Samson Go and have seriously had 4 friends buy one just based on my recommendation and personal experience with it. It's great for the money and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.


I think I might get one of those. Looks good and I've heard that the Blue Mics have sensitivity issues.
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#9BomasaPosted 10/3/2013 6:49:12 PM
I use this one.
Labtec LVA7330 Clear Voice Head Microphone
http://www.amazon.com/Labtec-LVA7330-ClearVoice-Head-Microphone/dp/B00000JBRV

I used some velcro and attached it to the side of my Audio Technica ATH-AD900 just like this picture.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/446329/fragtalitys-audio-technica-ad700-boom-mic-mod
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