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[link] I really recommend this and getting a good pair of headphones if you really don't want a large mic in the way or a mic stand.. But I will still say that a stand alone mic is the best way to go for really good mic quality
OneNote on my laptop; drawing using the stylus doesn't work well because the mic is on the screen, but it's pretty clear while typing (even sitting at the back) so that's what I do for economics and a humanities course. I like it because you can click on what you've typed and listen to that part of the lecture to get some context.
If that's still not good enough then maybe a cheap portable mic may work.
A USB mic will not have power issues, though since it is seen as a separate audio device, things like echo cancellation and other sound card features will not work on a USB mic, this means that unless the application you are using offers echo cancellation, if you do something like talk to someone over skype while using the speakers on your PC instead of headphones, then the person you are talking to, will hear them self over your mic.
If you need features like echo cancellation, then you will be stuck using an analog mic that can plug into the mic port.
In those cases, you can try different analog , especially ones that are used in close proximity, such as the zalman ZM1 [link]
Though trying different analog mics, are a bit of trial and error, especially if the mic input is naturally noisy with the card. A higher quality analog mic can improve audio quality, but the sound card has a large influence on audio quality.
If you're not creating video/audio content but just using your mic for discord chat, etc... I recommend this.
It's a cheap solution that I personally use and my friends assure me that they can hear me loud and clear.
Ah, I use a Zalman mic i picked up for like 9 on amazon. It's not the most elegant looking but I haven't had any complaints of background noise. Here it is incase you wanna give it a go: [link]
My setup is like iamlouie's, except that I use the Sennheiser HD201 instead of the HD555. (It's significantly cheaper and still offers reasonably good quality, far better than I've gotten from any of the $50 Logitech headsets I've used.)
I'd recommend getting a nice set of Sennheiser headphones and buying a clip-on mic separately. This thing is supposed to be la creme de la creme when it comes to standalone mics, and Sennheiser offers amazing bang for buck in terms of quality. Cheapest is the HD201 which can sometimes be found for as low as $20; it beats most $50 headsets I've seen in terms of quality and comfort. If you're willing to spend a bit more, there's the HD555's, which are ~$90.
I really cannot recommend Sennheiser enough; the quality on their headphones is amazing and when paired with a good standalone mic you will be hard-pressed to find a headset that matches them for quality and economy.
I have a zalman clip-on, used with my sennheiser HD555 headphones.
I used to use one of those logitechs that sit on the desk but sometimes I would be too far away from it and people complained. The Zalman clips onto your headphone cable so it's always on you, and if you need to leave the desk, just take off your headphones nothing is clipped to your clothes.
Well, for a good cheap headset, the logitech g330 is great. However, going above that, headphones+mic is better combo. An ad700 and this mic should be under 100.
Headsets break easier than headphones and mic, because if one breaks, the whole thing is done. Also, often times headsets have worse wiring, and are lower quality soundwise for the price. Also, beware headphones that shove 6 phones into one earpiece for surround sound, as that means they only had 1/6 to spend on the driver. Aside from lower quality speakers, you can't even tell the surround effect because of the closeness of the speakers. Good simulation, which most games now have, and can be done with a cheap soundcard like the xonar dg, will give a better effect.
It's not hard connecting a microphone to the PS3. Heck, you can use a bluetooth headset like one you'd use with your cell phone. Obviously the quality of ambient noise filtering varies between headsets, but you can turn down the mic sensitivity to compensate for it. Alternatively, you can get the popular Zalman Mic and hook it up via a mic->usb adapter (not sure if this exists, actually).
You're almost better off just buying a good pair of cans (sennheiser, audio technica, grado, shure, akg, etc.) and attaching a clip-on mic to the cord. far superiour audio quality, and the mic is good still. You can get a stunning pair of 75-80$ headphones and spend the rest on a mic
Yes! That is probably the problem.
Mics on things like your earbuds usually use what's called a TRS or a TRRS plug. You can look at how many stripes are on the plug to see which it is.
Depending on how it's wired, it can be outputting the signal to a different spot.
TIP|RING|SLEEVE will usually correspond to:
Ground|Signal A|Signal B
The jack on your computer/motherboard is likely meant only for a TS jack, which will only have ground and signal wiring.
What's likely happening when you plug in you earbuds, is that the wrong signal is trying to connect. You may even be using the earphone part as the mic, which might help explain how you're getting a faint signal. A microphone works a lot like a speaker in reverse, and your headphone are just tiny speakers.
One thing you can try, is to pull your plug out slightly, and see if you get any input in something like Audacity.
Long term, though, you should probably just get something like a Zalman lavalier mic for cheap, or a nicer dedicated mic if that's something you can consider.
Oh, one other thing you might try. Check your motherboard manual, 'cause the headphone jack might be configured to use TRRS combo plugs, and you might actually be able to get signal for your mic from that jack. I've seen these on laptops and some HP & Dell 'office' pre-builts.
For a separate mic, recommending the Zalman mic all the way. You can attach them to your headphones. Cheap price and quality is nice and clear. I've had several of my friends get them as well and they all agree about how well it works.
Senheisser is one of the best brands of headphones out there, and HD555's are probably the best bang for buck model they make. The HD595's are better obviously, but the only actual difference is that the 555's have foam inside the cups which muffles the sound a little bit, pull that out and you now have 595's :D The only downside to them is that they don't have an integrated mic. Thats where this little fellow comes in. I've heard it's really good for gaming, not sure if it still holds up well enough for recording though sorry. You should probably read up some reviews to be sure.
Also, don't fall for all that 5.1 and 7.1 headset BS, it's just a gimmick and if anything makes the headset heavier and less comfortable. You hear perfect 3D with only 2 ear holes after all don't you? ;)
Another suggestion is that, unless you are live streaming, it may be better to do any commentary after the fact with a good quality pro mic. Record a rough version as you play and then re-do it afterwards when you have an opportunity to do re-takes and edit stuff.
I tried going with a separate mic and headset, and I ended up hating it. The headset was okay, but I couldn't really tell much of a difference between it and my old gaming headset that broke, and it got uncomfortable after wearing it for a while. I don't have room for an on desk mic, so I went with this. My friends were constantly complaining that I sounded like shit, because I sounded like shit, and it was difficult to get the mic to pic up what I was saying. I couldn't fix any of this no matter how I configured it.
Switched to a Steelseries Siberia v2 and never looked back. It's comfortable, inexpensive, and I can't really observer any quality difference. The mic is also much, much more convenient. That being said, I use the headset for gaming with music in the background; f you were producing music on your computer, a more audio centered headset would probably be better.
I'm using that mic. My setup on PC is my M50s and that mic just plugged into their respective ports. Rather than buying a headset for my PS4 I'm hoping the splitter recommendation by /u/SYNYST3R1 works and I can just use the same setup.
I've played with people who don't have mics, it's really pretty bad and you'll never get anywhere if you can't communicate.
Just pick up one of these or something and you'll be good.
I've got the Zalman Clip on Mic and just clip it to the cord on my 558s and it works great. Everyone can hear me in game and I haven't had any complaints about it. It's also cheap.
Do you already have a pair of headphones? If so I'd recommend this I already spent a bunch of money on a good pair of headphones but wanted to have the ability to chat online still, I almost settled for worse sound quality to have the ability to talk but instead I came across this mic. It's currently less than 10 bucks, the build and sound quality is amazing.
Super simple, it just plugs into the mic input with a super longer cable and has a little clip to attach to the cord on my headphones.
My friend has the same set up as me and the Skype quality is superb.
Could be this one which I have, looks very similar.
If it is, it's actually a pretty good mic for the money. No one ever complains about the quality of my voice while using it.
Well thats a great response to nothing I said. He said that this mic [link]
Is better than "any headset mic made". I've owned this mic, it is the worst of any mic I've heard. If you think this thing sounds better than the audio technica ath-adg1's or sennheiser game zero's you are bat shit crazy. The razor kraken, as shit as it is, has an exponentially better built in mic than this piece of shit. I never said razor makes "audiophile" products. I have heard turtle beach, which I think we can all avree are the worst headsets made, with better mics than that zalman mic. I responded to a specific statement then you twisted words to say something completely different. Please people who play online, if you want a cheap clip on mic, get a mod mic or something different. That "$8 zalman mic" so many people use, and yes we can tell, sound terrible.
I use the Zalman ZM-MIC1 which is a clip on mic and performs really great!
Also can't believe it's just €5.50, bought mine for €13 incl shipping... :P
Ah, alright. Thank you for clarifying.
Alright, so, just to get final clarification before I start designing a system, the monitor was not included in the $1,250, but is included in the $1,600, correct?
It is with certain switches - buckling spring, MX Greens, MX Blues - but a lot of them are quiet. Within said group, would you prefer a tactile switch, with a "bump" on actuation, or a linear switch, which just goes straight down with no difference in actuation force?
No worries. How high does the quality need to be? IEMs, obviously, don't work with things like Modmics or the like, but a cheap Zalman clip-on would work if you're not overly concerned with quality.
No preference at all? Alright, that being the case, I'll target a fairly neutral sound. One last question, re: IEMs: do you prefer to wear your cable straight down from your ear, or over the back of your ears?
+1 for this guy. It's everything you need, no more, no less.
Although if you need a splitter and mic I'd recommend this combo, it's better quality and costs a little less.
Screw any other brands. Get yourself a $75-80 pair of AKG's or Sennheiser. Then buy a little clip on microphone, like this Zalman. This will be better than any Razer, HyperX, SS, or Logitech headset.
For now one 27" monitor. For headphones I went through my stash... All sounded good, Grado, Senn's, AKG's, best was my Audio Technica ath a700's with a Zalman clip on mic ([link]). Voice Attack, and Either hotas X, or x52 depending on day and which my son is not using. Probably will pick up a pro, or grab an x55. Waiting to see what Hotas setup SC makes a deal on. When wife is away I have kilpsch system hooked up as well. pretty much Playing Elite for now though till they get the hotas controls more ironed out in SC. Also for Headtracking built my own with a teensy board and IMU breakout. Cost roughly $40.00 to make. No drift, no camera needed. Just a small tic tac box attached via Velcro to top of headphones.
First you should really get a mic, The communication part of comp is what makes the matches fun and challenging. Here is a relatively cheap one that I use.
Secondly you really shouldn't be nervous, just take that first step and you are in for a world of fun. Low level leagues are perfect to start off in. I was nervous when I wanted to start out too. It will pass after your first match or two.
The Soldier is a very adaptable class to play. In HL his role is mostly of flanking the other Medic or power classes. However he can make a decent pocket if the medic is still up and the combo goes down.
If you get a mic and are serious about competitive TF2, join an Iron UGC league. You will meet new friends, have a blast, learn new skills, and get the experience you need to move up in comp.
Along with HL and 6s UGC now has a 4s league. Its a very fun more fast paced comp game that is a little less competitive than 6s.
I hope you are able to have a great time playing in competitive TF2 and remember to above anything else have fun!
I have a $15 pair of Siberia mobile-type headphones with a retractable mic that I have never used (the mic). Normally they are supposed to be like $30-45 but it was a "1-a-day" flash sale. They are a bit...muffled almost, but they work OK for BF4 and other stuff and music. Some part of the range is a bit recessed or something, but the quality is actually relatively good. It has a 3-segment plug, unfortunately, so I had to get an unreliable adapter online.
Otherwise, you can get the ModMic for $9.97 here (or $10.99 with a splitter idk what for):
In one of them you would plug in your Beats, and in the other you could plug in an external mic. I personally use a Zalman mic and it works perfectly.
EDIT: Here's link to the Zalman mic, currently $9.85 on Amazon. [link]
Get a pair of decent headphones as soon as you can afford them and use this mic in the meantime. It's decent and probaly 3 times better than the mic of a Steelseries. Modmics are for the fancy looks
I use this and skullcandy ear buds I stole from an ex-girlfriend. I have found that headsets with attached mics are a far worse value than higher quality headphones and a decent mic.
You should get one
this is what I use. works great.
Unless you just don't like voice chatting, which is fine.
That being the case, you don't need to consider going used/refurb, as a new HD558 is within your price range. I'd suggest a Zalman ZM-Mic1 as a cheap clip-on mic to make it into a gaming headset.
What about PSU - yes, it will affect airflow. And you may want to go with additional fan. But if I were you I would just place the PSU the way it can have it's own airflow (so the psu won't get hotter from temperature in the case) and then have 2 intakes 1 exhaust. Whatever you chose will be good :D
Fans - as I said I doubt you will hear any differences. BUT if you are planning some streaming then the tower has to be as quiet as possible. BUT I have old case with bad airflow under my desk and it doesn't affect any recorder voice in gameplays (I mean it is loud).
Conclusion? - tower under desk & good mic (i have this one) and you can go with what whatever CPU cooler, case fans etc.
Don't buy a gaming headset.
Buy a decent pair of headphones and a cheap clip on mic, it will do the job just fine.
My two cents
I haven't used it a lot, but I've had no complaints when I have used it. I'll try to record something today and let you know what it sounds like, but no promises as to when that could happen during the day. Your best bet might be something like this, though. It's cheaper, affords you more control as to placement, and doesn't contain anything you don't need. You could also grab some sort of mic that sits on your desk, which can be more expensive, depending on how good you want to go. That might be best from a quality and ease of use perspective.
It's not absolutely necessary, but you should probably get a mic before you start playing competitive. Callouts and communication are very important, even if people don't use them much in lower ranks.
I just use the built-in mic on my laptop so the only recommendation I have is this one if you want something cheap. I've also heard that getting a separate mic rather than going for a gaming headset is the better option if you want to keep your sound quality.
Before you join any multiplayer focused game that uses teamwork, get yourself a mic.
Fits under your budget. (For a single month) I have it, decent quality, and it's a mic. Just the first off the top of my head, you can probably find cheaper mics or choose to buy a more expensive mic. If you want a headset (most people will recommend against and tell you to get a standalone mic and headphones) I have a Turtle Beach Eaforce X12, which has a very good quality mic for it's price. It's about ~$20, can be found for less.
This the mic I use,
It's really cheap, pretty good quality, extremely portable, and very durable. I've had this thing for a few years and she's still going strong. Feel free to check out my stream or playbacks, there is some background noise but that can easily be fixed with some sort of filter (and if my computer didn't sit right next to me).
Basically I just attach it to my shirt and I'm good to go.
Well the zalman mic is really cheap and easy to setup and use. If you don't care about leaking sound then the hd598 really is better than the m50x, but doesn't fit the color scheme at all. If that's a problem than just stick with the m50x they are very good.
If you are looking for an all in one headset than the one you initially chose is fine, but you get a much better experience for the price when you purchase good headphones (most of the headphones they use in gaming headsets sound pretty bad) and a clip on mic or mod mic.
I have a mechanical keyboard as well and figured the same. I've deicded to go with a Zalman after a good bit of considering. The top review swung me towards it, especially after listening to the demo.
This. I got an AD700 for $80 new on eBay, and used my webcam mic as a mic until I got the beamform mic with my Sound blaster Z.
Even if you want a clip on mic, the zalman mic ([link]) is only $10.
Thing is I use the setup I described, with this mic, and I just always leave it clipped to the cable. Convenience is the exact same as a headset, but better quality.
Like others are saying I would say get a standalone headphone and Mic. That would probably be even more budget friendly than getting a "good" headset.
I have the zalman mic and for 10$ it was way worth the price. Honestly now that I think of it, it has probably been the most impressive purchase I have ever made. I use it almost every day and it is going 5 years strong
I've heard great things about the Antlion modmic. If you're willing to drop the money on them, then they're great. Otherwise the $9 mic is here. I haven't used it but people say it's more than good enough for gaming online. I don't really know much about standing mics. I know the Blue Snowball is great but it also picks up basically everything so everyone will hear every click and key you press.
As everyone will mostly tell you, it all depends on your budget. But the ideal solution is to go with headphones and getting a seperate mic.
The cheapest mic I would ever recommend is the Zalman Zm-Mic1. This thing sounds REALLY good! Better than all the built-in mics that gaming headsets come with.
If you want something a bit more expensive and flexible, the Blue Snowball and Yeti mics are really good.
I don't have these headphones so I can't comment on them but...
If you're interested in getting improved sound quality but still want a microphone for all your hard core gaming needs I highly recommend getting a nice pair of headphones and pairing them with something like this Zalman mic. I have the mic clipped to the wire and I've never had any complaints from my friends not being able to hear me.
I use Panasonic RP-HTF600's with the antlion mic mentioned. Been using them for around 2 years and dont regret the purchase.
Edit: Ive also heard very good thing about this mic
I would still stick with the 6700k, its the best for gaming right now. Drop the 3rd 980 ti, after 2 GPUs the results diminish pretty hard. Drop the PSU power in accordance with the 980 tis, 1200 should work fine. Also, if youre gonna spend that much on speakers buy surround or something haha, 235 is ridiculous for stereo audio. Add this to your build so your 558s have a mic, its what I have. Also, if you drop to the 6700k, remove the PCI SSD and add a Sata one as you wont have enough pci lanes for it. IDK much about wifi cards but I highly recommend just buying a long ethernet cord. I lived on wifi in my room(separated from my house) and it was utter ass. After buying a 100ft ethernet cord things are a million times better. Also Id stick with the Corsair RGB over the razer one, razer products are known to be pretty defective. I have a non RGB k70 with cherry MX blues and it kicks ass, just kind of loud. Just saw the blue yeti mic, your choice on whether you want the clip on. Lastly, just because you have lots of money doesnt mean you have to blow it all. Live in moderation man, 3 980tis isnt worth it over 2 haha.
This right here is the reason why I don't think I will ever drop a huge sum of money on "gaming headsets"
Just get a comfortable pair of headphones that won't break your bank and buy one of these bad boys.
If you are using your headset just to game, you shouldn't need to spend over 80 dollars and a headset. As for those who actually get headsets for recording, studio purposes that is another story, but there is separate mics for that and better headsets for that kind of thing.
Nah I just grabbed a super cheap clip on because I don't really use the mic that much anyway. It sounds as good as the G35 one anyway.
Come and lurk /r/headphones, man
Wasteland is fine without a mic. On Independent it is you vs the world so there is no coordination needed. You can use text chat for the most part, half the people in Wasteland don't even use mics anyway, there's rarely any coordination. BTW you can probably find a cheap mic that will get the job done for a low price.
As an audiophile, I want a wire on my headphones. And I also want a separate mic.
I really love my Sennheiser HD-598 headphones. If the price is a bit high, the HD-558 is almost as good.
Both headsets have the same exact comfort level. You can wear either set for hours on end without any discomfort.
As for a mic, since I don't care about the quality of my voice, I chose a cheapo Zalman mic for $10 on amazon.
I got this: [link]
Its only $8 and from reviews so far it looks like it'll be good enough for xbox live. If not, I'll get the vmoda boom pro. I have the preview dashboard and for some reason, every time I tried to change the volume of the controller, it just goes straight back to the dashboard.....its acting really weird. Anyway, thank you for your response.
Find yourself a really comfortable pair of headphones/headset that doesn't have a mic and buy one of these
You could probably get something cheaper than $50 dollars with the set up.
You don't need to spend more money than this. Its cheap in price but has amazing quality. You clip it on to your headset wire where you want it to be and it will work wonders.
Indeed, mic doesn't need to be expensive, something like Zalman ZM-MIC 1 works fine.
For what it's worth, I have these headphones and attach a cheap $7 mic with no problems so far. The headphones are fantastic and the mic is good enough (omni-directional though, so it may pick up background noise).
When I got my headphones amazon recommended a lapel mic for $10 that worked really well for a while. Had to replace it after a while for a desktop mic, but I didn't have any issues with the quality. Not studio grade by any means, but for CS:GO quality voice chat it's more than fine. I'll try find the link...
Here's the link
if you already have an ok pair of headphone, just pick up one of these [link]
i use one paired with my Sennheiser HD 558 and it works perfectly - nice and clear
If you like your MDR-7506's, then just use them for gaming and buy yourself a decent mic, like this Zalman Zm-Mic1 off Amazon for $8.
It's been a long time since I've heard a set of V6's/7506's so I don't recall if their soundstage and positioning were good for FPS gaming or not. They're certainly detailed enough tho. EDIT: And they're easy to drive so whatever sound card/onboard sound you're using should be sufficient.
If you plan to play Competitive mode then I would strongly recommend you get a mic. You don't need anything special, just get a cheap one (here's the one I use). But if you only plan to play the other modes (Casual, Deathmatch, Arms Race, etc) then you don't need one.
Absolutely. Even if you don't have a mic you can still have fun. As long as you don't play competitive, there won't even be the slightest issue. Competitive play is where a mic is highly recommended, although you can sort of get away without one, it really, really helps. I'd recommend grabbing something cheap. To start, a basic mic will be fine, just as long as you can be heard clearly. Something like the Zalman Mic One is cheap and very high quality. I bought one for $1 or so on ebay. If you really get into it, I'd recommend a pair of good headphones (I personally like the ATH-AD700s) and a good mic (A modmic 4.0 is pretty common, high quality, basically makes headphones a headset) Do make sure you use text chat when possible, but don't stop to type unless you are sure. Learn to use radial commands, they are essential if you don't have a mic and very underused.
> He would not have multiple sources set up (in my opinion) if he did not want to hear multiple sources at the same time. Hey may want to listen to music, watch a live stream on his pc, or talk on his phone while playing.
Ordered this: [link] I'll report back how it works.
Great cheap mic. Sounds perfectly clear and doesnt pick up anything more than a few feet from it. Only downside... No mute. But you can program a hotkey in TS or whatever program you use.
Do you have a modmic? How is it? I considered getting one but I ended up just getting one of the super cheap clip on Zalman mics.
I'm afraid that the price tag on the modmic is paying for the magnetic mounting gimmick and not for a quality mic.
The mic I've been using for the past few months on PC is a Zalman Mic1. Just clip it onto the cord of my headphones and it works just fine.
For budget stuff this zalman mic is actually quite good for the price, especially if you get it close to your mouth (make a makeshift boom or something) and stick it to your headphones :)
As far as headphones I'm not too caught up on what's around right now, but /r/headphones has a lot of good info, there are buying guides and whatnot on the sidebar over there.
For myself while gaming (and for music/movies/tv) I use the DT770 Pro headphones with one of the first gen ModMics on it, that's around ~$220 total though and most people don't really want to spend that much.
I think the Sennheiser 598 would be good for you. Great for vocals, good soundstage, and a little more kick in the low-end than their younger brother the 558. And right in your budget as well.
Do you mean this one? I usually let the cable run down the inside of my arm to the floor, is it sensitive enough to pick up my voice and not the clack of my keyboard?
Zalman ZMMIC1 just clips onto the headphone wire. Seems to be decently recommended around here. For that price, I'd say give it a try.
It all depends on how you consume Arma as to how necessary a mic is. Most of the public game modes will be quite playable without your chatter although voice comms do make it a lot easier to gain friends. You can still join TeamSpeak channels without a mic, you just can't talk back (obviously).
If you join almost any group, milsim or otherwise, you will need a mic to get anything done.
Any microphone your PC will recognize will be suitable. Here is just one example.
NEVER BUY A HEADSET JUST GET A GOOD PAIR OF HEADPHONES AND A MIC. THIS MIC SOUNDS BETTER THAN ANY TURTLE BEACH BULLSHIT AND ITS ONLY 8 DOLLARS.
What will it be used for?
I was in the market for ~$100 microphone to (wanted it on a boom), and went with the Zalman Zm-Mic1 to hold me over till I found what I was looking for. It ended up being exactly what I needed and it ended up saving me ~$100
Worth a shot.
A clip-on mic can be really good quality and quite cheap. This is the one I use; it doesn't pick up my fan(which is important since I'm in Cali) and the audio quality is really good for $8.
I use the Zalman zm-mic1. It is super sensitive, so you'll need a quiet place to do recordings. Costs about $8 and clips to your headphone cable.
Edit: I should clarify, I use mine for gaming, not doing recording hits. I haven't done those.
<strong>This</strong> is all you need. It's what I have. Before I bought it I was looking into a modmic and even looking to spend $100+ on a mic+boom. After a lot of google research and consideration, I decided that spending a lot of money on a mic set-up was hard to justify, so I went with the Zalman. It was a solid decision. Everyone I game with can hear me perfectly. And when I do video editing with voiceover the audio is crisp and clear.
For a recommendation that is less than $10
Seriously though this is an underpriced mic... 4 years in use.
> in a few months
An optimist! I like that!
To answer your question, this is what I use, it's decent.
Yup yup. Open mic is the way to go without a doubt. I have a $8 Zalman mic. After playing with the thresholds it only triggers when I talk, flick a lighter, or drop something on my desk.
I got a cheap Zalman when I switch from PC gaming headsets to an actual audiophile's headset. Bought a splitter for mic/audio jacks for like 4 bucks. The only problem I have with the mic is the cable is rather long for PC purposes, unless you're sitting across your room for some reason. I have to tightly roll and tie the cable, and even then it's cumbersome to keep out of the way.
I have one of these and it works fine. The clip is designed to attach to the cable of your headphones. The cable is 10 feet long, which is kinda ridiculous. I ended up wrapping the cable around the cable of my headphones and keeping most of it bundled with a twist tie at the end next to the port.
I agree with this. I got the Audio Technia ATH-M50X (Pretty sure I got for around $100 might have been on sale though) and then i bought a mic that you can clip to the wire and its been working great. I found the mic on a post on reddit and it was like $10 on amazon. These headphones don't have the right mic jack so that why I had to do that...but other headphones might be better for you.
Pretty sure this is exactly what I have. No one has complained yet
Zalman Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone [link]
I just clip this to the headphone line, after securing the extra line from the mic I use Velcro cable ties to secure the two together
I heard many great things about it, but if you just want a mic for VOIP and dont need high end sound quality, you can get something like this:
No need to spend that much on a mic of all you do is talk to friends.
By standalone do you mean one "standing" on the desk, or one to attach to your headphones? I can't help with the desk standing option but for the attachment you have basically 2 options. There's the modmic which is usually $50 USD, and then there are a variety of generic clip on style mics. I have the zalman which is perfectly functional but getting it positioned correctly is a PITA.
I have been using it for over a year and can happily recommend it Amazon Link . Do not be fooled by the low price. It isn't a bad and cheap mic. Also there are a lot of youtube videos about this mic go check them out.
If you want a high quality mic for streaming or recording or something, look into a BLUE mic (snowball etc) or a modmic. If you're just going to be talking on skype/discord/teamspeak etc, you could go as cheap as a decent quality zalman clip on mic.
Modmics are pretty expensive for what they are, I have the Zalman zm-mic1 and even though it's $7, it is surprisingly good quality (for a headset mic) and it just runs along the headphone cable. Definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a mic for their headphones
This is the mic I have. I have it on 100 volume with +0 db mic boost. On everything that records my sound, it has massive static and I can barely hear myself over the static, even when the mic is in front of my mouth, the static is much louder than my voice
The V-Moda's you listed and ModMics are both great solutions but are pretty expensive at $30-50. If you want a cheap, affordable clipon, there are these cheap ~$10 zalman mics. Not great, but they do the job
And if you're on a budget, look at the Zalman. Picked one up earlier today. Or the VMODA BoomMic Pro.
Pick a good pair of headphones, and clip this thing on the wire: [link]. Even though it's nowhere near your mouth, it picks up everything, my friends can hear me just fine. I personally use them with Sennheiser HD558 and Audio Technica M50x headphones.
If you're just wanting to use voip to talk to people, get the Zalman mic on amazon for under $10. I wouldn't recommend any recording with it, but there's not a headset I would recommend recording with either, and your friends will hear you just fine.
I use the zalman mic and attach it to the cord of my audio technica ath m50x's and have had no problems. If you are just talking in cs go or skype or whatever I would recommend it. It's only like $8 too. No complaints from anyone either about quality. Definitely not for recording purposes though.
Yep this was after the patch. Before, it was completely black. And yep, I'm using the Vive mic.
Where you talking about this mic? Is it possible to use with the psvr too?
To be honest, I liked the scariness of the demo more. The full release was more subtle and the optimized textures where more noticeable. There's a game on the PSVR called Here They Lie, and I'd say that's really scary. Also A Chair In a Room is def the best horror game for the Vive right now.
I'm looking for a headset with a microphone or just a microphone for the PC, do you have any recommendations?
I currently have Sennhesier HD 558's, which are great. But I have this microphone which I was recommended but people complain they can't hear me.
30 bucks is cheap? If you're going to go cheap, get the Zalman as the starter. It's not the best, but it works pretty damn good for $5. Especially if all you use it for is voice chat with your buddies.
I use one of these because it's dirt cheap you'll probably get static that's noticeable when you don't speak but you will under $20, plus you could just use push to talk to eliminate that.
Look at getting a normal pair of headphones and then the clip on zalman mic off of Amazon for under $10. I have it and it works good enough for communication. Gaming headsets often aren't worth it and you can also use a normal pair of headphones outside of just gaming so they are much more useful.