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I highly recommend this mic. I've used that other Logitech stand mic and a couple others, but none sound as good and cancel background noise as well as this one in this price range.

It also has an on/off button, which can be handy.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...phone_for.html

It's also available on the egg, but it costs a few dollars more.
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post #12 of 17
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I highly recommend this mic. I've used that other Logitech stand mic and a couple others, but none sound as good and cancel background noise as well as this one in this price range.

It also has an on/off button, which can be handy.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...phone_for.html

It's also available on the egg, but it costs a few dollars more.
Looks just like my Labtec! And oh indeed how useful the on/off switch is.
    
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post #13 of 17
Erm... you guys know that the zalman mic doesnt clip to your shirt nor does it wrap around your neck, right? You clip it to the cable of your headphones (LIKE THIS), or just sit it on your desk like a desktop stand-up mic, with the excess wire coiled and tied off.

Sorry but it really annoys me when people come into these type of threads and start bashing on people's suggestion of the zalman clip on because it is annoying to "clip it to your shirt". really, come on, did you even read more than the name, or look at a photo, before coming up with the concept that it clips onto your shirt?


That aside, I'd like to point out that as wonderful as it is to have a directional, noise canceling mic, IN THEORY, in practice, it usually just ends up clipping out parts of your speech or other noises you are trying to capture, while totally failing to filter out any substantial level of background noise, and having very low pre-amp gain.

remember, you can always turn down the volume on a sensitive mic, but you cant always boost the gain enough to make a weak mic usable.

Theres also the point that the desktop stand mics are HUGE, and take up a ton of desk-space. And since they're directional, they NEED to be pointed straight at your mouth to work, which means you need to be constantly fiddling with it if you ever move, and it'll likely end up in front of your monitor at some point. just yuck. plus being grounded to your desk, it'll be picking up all your angry gamer keyboard pounding

The only true strike against the zalman is it's lack of a mute switch. That said, what program can you possibly use for it that doesn't either use PTT or have a mute button? Certainly, its not such a big loss that it is worth all the downsides of a desk mic plus three times the cost.
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I get it. But, no one was bashing your suggestion. I simply stated that I didn't like the clip on mics and made a different suggestion! Isn't that what suggestions are for, a suggestion based on opinion or personal preference?!

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post #15 of 17
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I really like what I've seen of the Zalman mic, and it seems to clip on to my specific headphones rather nicely. I appreciate everyone's suggestions and have looked at all of them, no need for any bashing or arguing and such!
    
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post #16 of 17
I'm late, but I'd thought I mention my setup. I use an Audio Technica AT2020 USB mic, hooked to a Heil PL2T boom mount, with a NADY MPF6 pop filter.

I sound like a radio host while in-games and through VOIP. It's primarily for voice overs and commentary for my youtube channel, but it's very convenient for gaming since I pull it over to me and it picks up my voice perfectly.
post #17 of 17
^^Haha! I love the overkill.

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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
I highly recommend this mic. I've used that other Logitech stand mic and a couple others, but none sound as good and cancel background noise as well as this one in this price range.

It also has an on/off button, which can be handy.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...phone_for.html

It's also available on the egg, but it costs a few dollars more.


The Zalman's cheaper, takes no space on your desktop, and has a really long cord! But it picks up EVERYTHING. It's omnidirectional.

Pay the extra $10 and get a real mic that allows you to use "handsfree" or "voice activated" mode proper.
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