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Old 5th September 2014, 8:57 PM   #1
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Default Headset or Microphone recommendations please?

I'm hoping you people can help me with this.

I purchased Voice Attack to use with Elite: Dangerous for when my DK2 FINALLY gets here some time in 2135.

I have a nice set of Sennheiser 2.0 cans for movies and stuff, but it/they doesn't/don't have a boom mic, and my webcam mic sucks epic balls. Plus, no aircon (cheap-ass landlord) so cans in mid-summer is no good due to the Smunge Effect (TM).

Looking for recommendations from people with worthy advice. Is a Logitech G27 / Corsair Vengeance 2100 the best bet or should I stick a cheapo Zalman $9 mic to my sennies? Is there another option that doesn't cost $300?

I should mention, I need OTE cans to accommodate a pair of hearing aids, I need them for clarity and speech comprehension, so vocal frequency ranges need to be a priority, the sub and buttkicker can take care of anything else.
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Old 5th September 2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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ModMic if you don't want to change your headphones and you want a microphone attached to it.
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Old 6th September 2014, 7:43 AM   #3
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Thanks Tarkhein, I looked at the ModMic but when you factor in delivery it comes to ~$80, which is around the cost of a mid-range headset with boom mic.
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I can recommend the Logitech USB desktop mic, excellent voice quality for $35 from the Logitech Shop: http://www.logitechshop.com.au/logit...icrophone.html
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Old 6th September 2014, 12:43 PM   #5
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If you're not in a huge hurry there's a couple of new headsets due to hit the market in the next month or two that will be worth checking out
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Thanks Tarkhein, I looked at the ModMic but when you factor in delivery it comes to ~$80, which is around the cost of a mid-range headset with boom mic.
If you are only in that price range then just get one with a mic built in, if you are buying a good set of cans then buy the ones that suit and get a mod mic
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Old 6th September 2014, 4:06 PM   #7
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Another vote for the Modmic here. I bought one as a present to go on a set of Sennheisers.

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Old 26th November 2014, 2:01 PM   #8
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If you're not in a huge hurry there's a couple of new headsets due to hit the market in the next month or two that will be worth checking out
Hi Snuf, can you elaborate? What should we be looking out for?

I'm thinking of getting the Corsair 2100 (or perhaps the Steelseries Wireless H if Santa is feeling generous) but I wouldn't mind knowing what else is on the horizon.

I definitely want USB and wireless capability so they're my two main factors to consider.

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Old 26th November 2014, 2:50 PM   #9
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Ah if it needs to be wireless and USB that limits the choices significantly and I wouldn't recommend any of them as being especially good for the price.
Especially wireless models - remember that a huge chunk of the cost goes toward making them wireless so a ~$200 wireless model from an established manufacturer might sound as good as one of their $100 wired models, but a ~$200 wireless model from a lesser established headphone manufacturer might have ~$60 wired headphone-from-established-manufacturer sound quality.
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ModMic here as well. Last I checked it's about $50 delivered. Massdrop has had the modmic's drop a couple of times as well.
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