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Good standalone mic?

#1Ichigo619Posted 10/19/2013 8:31:21 PM
Trying to look for a good standalone mic for gaming purposes(skype, mumble, etc.)
Want low sensitivity(lot of noise here)
Budget is $50

Thanks in advance
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#2lionheart5656Posted 10/19/2013 8:48:12 PM
I once bought one for 1.99 from Newegg that lasted me 3 years. Worked perfectly. All I had to do was keep it close.

So the question is, do you want to spend to your limit or save what you can?
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#3Ichigo619(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 8:52:46 PM
lionheart5656 posted...
I once bought one for 1.99 from Newegg that lasted me 3 years. Worked perfectly. All I had to do was keep it close.

So the question is, do you want to spend to your limit or save what you can?


Well the cheaper, the better. As long as it works well, I'm good.
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#4claytonbuckleyPosted 10/19/2013 9:01:30 PM
I have a Samson C01U

Trick to not picking up alot of background noise, set the 'level' of the mic in windows to something really low, then have the mic close to your mouth.
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#5BomasaPosted 10/19/2013 9:07:32 PM
I have this mic.
http://www.amazon.com/Labtec-LVA-7330-Clearvoice-Microphone-Shielded/dp/B00004Z6BL

I modded it so I can attach and take it off it and I put it on left side of my Audio Technica ATH-AD900 just like this.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/446329/fragtalitys-audio-technica-ad700-boom-mic-mod
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#6BomasaPosted 10/19/2013 9:10:50 PM
That mic was a huge improvement compared to my Logitech Desktop Mic that I had before, it was very sensitive to sound and I always had to mute myself or turn the mic gain down to the lowest setting.

http://store.mancor.org/images/products/detail/LogitechUSBDesktopMicrophone.jpg
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#7Bazooka_PenguinPosted 10/19/2013 9:42:24 PM
Like a desktop mic?

If not what about the modmic?
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#8_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/20/2013 1:55:32 AM
I went with the Samson Go mic. Intended for on the go. But much better than all those cheap mics, not overkill for my purposes, small size does not take up too much desk space, and decent price within your budget. It performs well too. I have it set up like this:
http://i.imgur.com/vH4hfDx.jpg
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#9claytonbuckleyPosted 10/20/2013 2:17:40 AM
samson go mic won't work for this guy. he needs a mic that doesn't pick up alot of noise, and the go mic has to be set at high levels because you can't put it anywhere near your mouth. Unless you want to tape it to your face.
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#10Dollarman_2005Posted 10/20/2013 2:40:37 AM
claytonbuckley posted...
samson go mic won't work for this guy. he needs a mic that doesn't pick up alot of noise, and the go mic has to be set at high levels because you can't put it anywhere near your mouth. Unless you want to tape it to your face.


Wut.

http://i.imgur.com/ESTG1fs.jpg

I have the mic. I set it to the -10 db and sit 2 feet away from my mouth. If I set it to the frontal cone option then people can clearly hear my roommate when he's sitting 6 feet away in a chair in my room (albeit at that setting it picks up my keyboard stupid loud and stuff played from speaker can be heard). It doesn't pick up my speakers when it's on the -10 db setting. I do have to have it raised off the desk on the cheap cup (quite a few pennies on the bottom) because my desk isn't sturdy enough so that when I type it shakes the desk and makes the mic shake and make noise.

Great mic, superb quality, enhanced with a pop filter. Perfect for Skype and voiceovers for the Tube.