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What was that mic that you guys usually recommend?

#1randy_123rPosted 2/6/2014 1:13:41 PM
You guys usually say to buy a headphone and mic separately, and would recommend some mic. Which one is that? Would that give me that awesome radio sound, you know what I'm saying? The mic I have now is capturing too much outside sound.
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#2HaMMeRHeaD25Posted 2/6/2014 1:16:07 PM
No idea, but the zalman clip-on mic tends to go with headphones
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#3TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 2/6/2014 1:23:49 PM
ModMic. It's a very good headset mic, but you are not going to get radio talk show host quality. Those start at around $100 with the Blue Yeti and can go into the thousands.
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#4randy_123r(Topic Creator)Posted 2/6/2014 1:39:47 PM(edited)
Yea I guess, but how bout the mini ones with the padding. I think I remember watching someone who used it, and it gave them a lot of bass. You can see that I'm very knowledgeable about this technical stuff...

Edit: I think that modmic was it anyways. Dunno how I skipped pass that. Thanks.
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#5_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 2/6/2014 2:11:04 PM
The Zalman clip on mic is one of those products that somehow got a lot of attention and recommendations, even if it is just a crappy quality omnidirectional mic.

But there is a problem with most mics. Either they are cheap and do not work well, or they are overkill. I like the Samson go-mic. Not overkill for your needs for games, and not too expensive, but audio-quality that is far superior to something like the Zalman mics.
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#6daemon_danPosted 2/6/2014 2:14:04 PM
I'm using a zalman mic till I save up to get Shure Beta 58-A. But my reasons for getting that are not merely for skyping and gaming. Going to record vocals and such with it, hook it to a PA when I get one, take it on any possible gigs, etc. Though it will certainly also be the mic I use for voice chatting. If it's hooked up and sitting there, might as well, right?
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#7r0ge00Posted 2/6/2014 2:14:21 PM
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
I like the Samson go-mic. Not overkill for your needs for games, and not too expensive, but audio-quality that is far superior to something like the Zalman mics.


Agree with the Zalman being bad or just really poor quality control. The Samson Go-mic is something I will have to try one of these days. Seems like a really good idea if you want to get rid of cable clutter and still have decent sound.
#8DV8ingSourcesPosted 2/6/2014 2:15:17 PM
Waiting on the new revision of the mod mic myself. Noise cancellation and a proper inline mute button will be nice.
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#9randy_123r(Topic Creator)Posted 2/6/2014 4:10:52 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Waiting on the new revision of the mod mic myself. Noise cancellation and a proper inline mute button will be nice.


dammit when is that coming out
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#10cody4783Posted 2/6/2014 4:18:56 PM
HaMMeRHeaD25 posted...
No idea, but the zalman clip-on mic tends to go with headphones

If you actually want to keep friends, for the love of all that is holy do NOT buy the Zalman mic.

That thing is an atrocity. Picks up more background noise than direct voice communication. And chances are it will cause your friends' ears to bleed spontaneously.

Friends don't let their friends' ears bleed.
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