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How good voice quality does the Zalman clip-on mic actually give? The reason I ask this is because I want to use whatever headset/headphones I get with an Astro Mixamp so I can use it on the Xbox 360 as well as my PC and I don't want my voice to come out all muffled. Does anyone have any voice recordings or anything of what their voice sounds like with the Zalman clip-on mic?
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It's fine. Your voice will transmit clearly
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Its a good value mic, voice sounds crisp and clear.
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I found the one I bought and the subsequent 2 [Thank you Amazon from trying so hard, they have my undying loyalty at this point] to be trash.

They pick up almost every bit of noise and heaven forbid you bump into it, everyone gets a free loud thump.

If you don't bump into it and are in a generally quiet / low ambient noise area, them I'm sure it's superb, but in a location where there is constant foot traffic with people talking back and forth it's not even worth the $4 you pay.

To each their own, it simply failed for my use.

The AD700's are good cans though.. the mic leaves a lot to be desired.
    
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I just got my AD700 / Zalman mic last night. I tried a few mic mounting locations with some friends on skype and they kept telling me I sounded like I was trapped in a box (not even sure what that sounds like). This was when the mic was clipped to the headphone cable about 3 inches below to the left of my chin.

Then I put it right infront of my mouth and everything sounded great they said. Then I clipped it to my shirt collar directly below my mouth and they said it wasn't as good as when I talked directly into it, but it was still just as good as anybody elses mic.

My problems might be because my computer is somewhat loud with five Delta radiator fans. They are on a fan controller, so they aren't THAT loud, but still much louder than the average machine.
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post #6 of 10
I run this exact setup, but I have to raise the gain on the mic input a bit and talk pretty sound. The sound quality I'm told is reasonably good, so I'm pretty happy with the mic itself (moreso with the lovely AD700 though).
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I found the one I bought and the subsequent 2 [Thank you Amazon from trying so hard, they have my undying loyalty at this point] to be trash.

They pick up almost every bit of noise and heaven forbid you bump into it, everyone gets a free loud thump.

If you don't bump into it and are in a generally quiet / low ambient noise area, them I'm sure it's superb, but in a location where there is constant foot traffic with people talking back and forth it's not even worth the $4 you pay.

To each their own, it simply failed for my use.

The AD700's are good cans though.. the mic leaves a lot to be desired.
Its a condenser mic. Its supposed to pick up every little sound. The zalman mic is made for quiet environments and works best clipped onto like a keyboard cable. If your going to be using voice activation and moving around with it clipped onto you, then its not for you.

If your having volume issues its more likely ur line in/gain settings/ sound cards capability. Its a decent little mic for the price. Alot like was was packed with the icemat/steelseries siberia v1s.
    
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the sound quality is fine, and yes it picks up a lot of noise in the background,so make sure u game in a quiet room.

the "clipping" part,which u stick a headphone cable in, might be a bit too fragile. i stuck mine onto the ad700 cable,after some time that part just broke off. i guess the cable was stuck in too deep,or the mic wasnt meant to hang onto a cable as thick as the ad700s' one. now i just tie the mic to the headphones with a rubberband lol.
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I didn't like the Zalman Strap On. I bought 2 of them and the recording quality was decent but my friends all told me I sounded far away. I bought a Logitech desk microphone for $20 and people can literally hear me take a piss from my bathroom even though the mic is in my room.
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I don't want a desktop mic but at the same time I don't want a mic like the one on my webcam i.e. picks up every noise in my room and outside of it.
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