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Currently I am using a Zalman clip on mic but the wire near the jack is bad. If the jack is moved at all or the wire is moved then the mic stops working. I don't even know how many times I have to alt tab out of a game to position my mic so that the wire works. I don't have a price budget since mics aren't ridiculously expensive but I do want a clip on or table top mic.

Also, are USB mics any good? I'm thinking that maybe I have a bad mic jack or it could just be a bad mic wire.

What do you guys think of this? My friend has one and it can pick up voices a good 10 feet away.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-SOUNDMAX-SUPERBEAM-MICROPHONE-/170924140946?pt=US_Computer_Microphones&hash=item27cbdf6992
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Originally Posted by SharpShoot3r07 View Post

Currently I am using a Zalman clip on mic but the wire near the jack is bad. If the jack is moved at all or the wire is moved then the mic stops working. I don't even know how many times I have to alt tab out of a game to position my mic so that the wire works. I don't have a price budget since mics aren't ridiculously expensive but I do want a clip on or table top mic.
Also, are USB mics any good? I'm thinking that maybe I have a bad mic jack or it could just be a bad mic wire.
What do you guys think of this? My friend has one and it can pick up voices a good 10 feet away.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-SOUNDMAX-SUPERBEAM-MICROPHONE-/170924140946?pt=US_Computer_Microphones&hash=item27cbdf6992

Is picking up voices from 10' away a good thing? In any case it depends what you are using the mic for.

If you want an actual high quality mic for your computer get this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001R76D42?ie=UTF8&tag=therapeleablo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001R76D42

It is going to be a lot better than most of the crap mics, like the Asus one your friend mentioned, but won't break the bank.
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