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Old 12-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering what you guys think about my choice. My Astro A30 mic is starting to break after a 1 and a half - 2 years, rather than replacing the boom mic, I decided it was about time to get some new headphones (want some over ear ones).

I decided I would go with a pair of normal headphones as apposed to 'gaming' headphones and just buy a separate mic.

Thinking about this combo, any input?


Headset: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

Mic: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294




Edit: If it wasn't obvious this is primarily for gaming, although I will be listening to music.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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If I had to rebuy my headset I definitely would have done what you're doing... These ones with integrated mics just don't have the same sound quality.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I had to rebuy my headset I definitely would have done what you're doing... These ones with integrated mics just don't have the same sound quality.
The mic on my Astros isn't actually too bad, A lot clearer than my old Turtle Beachs and my friends headsets. But I agree that a separate mic would be a lot clearer (especially if you spend more money than the 10 I'm spending )

Edit: I'm just hoping that this clip on mic isn't too bad, at least if it turns out bad it is very cheap. Seen some pretty decent reviews so...... fingers crossed.
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Good headphones, cheap mic. I suppose whatever works.
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Good headphones, cheap mic. I suppose whatever works.
Got a better mic recommendation, I can go a bit higher? I'm just hoping the mic will be alright.

In case anyone was wondering I'm pairing this with my Astro Mixamp, so I won't be using onboard audio
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Thanks a lot man! Didn't realize I could get a better mic for 70.
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The only thing I worry about with a clip on mic is it rubbing on your shirt and being annoying for anyone that's listening. The headphones are a great choice though. Also whether or not sound canceling matters to you these are not. I personally love sound canceling.
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The only thing I worry about with a clip on mic is it rubbing on your shirt and being annoying for anyone that's listening. The headphones are a great choice though. Also whether or not sound canceling matters to you these are not. I personally love sound canceling.
Nah, im not too bothered about sound cancelling as they will be primarily for gaming in my room. I did think about the mic rubbing, I'm really just hoping it won't be a big deal. Couldn't really find much else (don't really want to spend too much).
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Nah, im not too bothered about sound cancelling as they will be primarily for gaming in my room. I did think about the mic rubbing, I'm really just hoping it won't be a big deal. Couldn't really find much else (don't really want to spend too much).
You could buy a medium prices Logitech webcam and use that as your mic. The mic's aren't bad and at least you get a two for one.
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