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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Zalman clip on mic.
How many people use a clip on mic with their audiophile headphones?

If so many people have to resort to a separate mic, then why isn't it already in popular headphones?
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How many people use a clip on mic with their audiophile headphones?

If so many people have to resort to a separate mic, then why isn't it already in popular headphones?
I use it on my M50s.

The zalman clip on mic sounds VERY GOOD. about the same as gaming headset mics.
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^^ LOL! (got ninja's, so with '^^' I mean the post above the previous post.)

How many people use a mic on their audiophile headphones.

this thread is insane

1) An audiophile headphone isn't plugged into a pc without DAC + AMP + audio card.
2) When 'talking over skype', you don't have a better sound quality with highend headphones, go buy a cheap pair with a mic, and be happy I gave you this advise as you'll stop wearing out your high end headphones for skype.
3) The by me previously stated reason.
4) Buy something logitech or the sorts.
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^^ LOL! (got ninja's, so with '^^' I mean the post above the previous post.)

How many people use a mic on their audiophile headphones.

this thread is insane

1) An audiophile headphone isn't plugged into a pc without DAC + AMP + audio card.
2) When 'talking over skype', you don't have a better sound quality with highend headphones, go buy a cheap pair with a mic, and be happy I gave you this advise as you'll stop wearing out your high end headphones for skype.
3) The by me previously stated reason.
4) Buy something logitech or the sorts.
Sorry i should have said "How many people use a mic with their audiophile headphones. (clip on mic)"

I'm sure you don't swap out the headphones your wearing if you occasionally need to voice chat.

Also I'm not saying people should buy high end cans for better sound quality in Skype, its just that so many people use a separate mic with their headphones, so I'm confused as to why no headphone makers haven't stuck a mic on their products already...
    
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Sorry i should have said "How many people use a mic with their audiophile headphones. (clip on mic)"

.....

so I'm confused as to why no headphone makers haven't stuck a mic on their products already...
Because audiophiles don't want a mic on their headphones.. they're for listening to music, not chatting with. I certainly don't want a mic on my Grados, it adds complexity and possible EM interference along the cable/in the cans, which I also don't want.

Makers of good quality audio headphones should stick to what they do best, which is audio quality. If you're the type of person who wants to game or chat with the headphones, then you've got the wrong product. Get some gaming headphones, which almost all have mics on them.
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...so I'm confused as to why no headphone makers haven't stuck a mic on their products already...
Because they're headPHONES, not headSETS. See what I did there?
The best is a clip on mic. It doesn't interfere with the signal when you detach it, because hardwired mics do.
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Desktop Mic ftw? That's what I use.
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So if I want great sound quality AND a mic, im forced to use a crappy razer/logitech POS


Exactly how much interference does a clip on mic cause?
    
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So logitech is crap huh? Did you happen to extensively test every model of them?
They're not made for headfi purposes, but they sound very decent, especially for skype, games and the likes.

BTW: may I ask, how do you connect your headfigear to your PC?
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So if I want great sound quality AND a mic, im forced to use a crappy razer/logitech POS
beyerdynamic MMX300. That said, gamers aren't what makes the bucks in high-end headphones.
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