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At 40 dollars consider the Samson Go-Mic This mic is very capable, but can be awkward to place. It's not designed to clip onto your headphones like the Zalman. It's great for latching onto monitors or laptops that are less than a few feet from you. It's also great if you're doing youtube commentary after the game play and want very clear audio quality. The Samson Go-Mic has multiple features that are useful. It's omni-directional, uni-directional and has a -10db mode which silences a large amount of background noise that even uni-directional mode picks up. This mode is meant for youtube commentary that you record after the game when you can hold the mic to your mouth or close enough.

so, mic that are :
good for voice chat (remove background noise)
very good audio quality (youtube commentary)
easy to use (when gaming)
budget around 50 usd

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i dont know what is better , usb or "regular" jack ?
i will use it with xonar dx, so then is maybe better "regular" jack?

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i can get Sony ECM-CZ10 for 43 usd,
BUT i dont know how it sound, cant found decent review


what do u recommend ?
(plz no Zalman Clip-on smile.gif )

thx
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at least can som1 comment on
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usb or "regular" jack
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I can at least comment on the "regular jack" thing. In terms of audio quality, you are most likely going to be better off with USB.


The reason is that Microphone outputs are very very weak. Thus, they must be amplified thousands of times before being fed into the ADC. The inside of a PC, where there are tons of RF-hurling devices everywhere, is the last place you want a signal that weak to go. The traces in the sound card act as antennas, picking up interference computer components, primarily the VRMs.

A USB device will be better isolated from all that crap. Also, it'll clearly be matched to the microphone element, matching impedance and gain, making clipping much less of a problem.
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i was assuming that i can use same logic for mic as for headphones
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if u dont have soundcard then usb hp are better
looks i was wrong

then, only negative side on usb mic that i cant use voice features on xonar dx
dunno rly how good/important that features are

definitely i need do more research on mic subject
any input are welcome, cant found nice read for comp/amateur mic like i can for headphones
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Not so much. That would require a USB adapter with phantom power output... Which are about $40. And also a stand of some sort. You WOULD have an amazing sounding setup when you were done, though.


I'd stick with a dedicated USB mike, honestly. Much simpler.
You'd want something that attaches to your headphones, right?
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Not so much. That would require a USB adapter with phantom power output... Which are about $40. And also a stand of some sort. You WOULD have an amazing sounding setup when you were done, though.
I'd stick with a dedicated USB mike, honestly. Much simpler.
You'd want something that attaches to your headphones, right?
want something that will give me clear voice
i have very deep voice and when i use cheap mic it sound muddy and hard to understand

atm i dont need "pro" sound, maybe later if i can make some ..., then investing more in sound is ok
but dont wanna buy something just for sake of buying ...
something in middle would be nice smile.gif

clip on mic or desktop, dont care rly, just want that i can use it easy
meaning, desktop mic should be able to pick clear voice at 60-80cm distance

as for samson, cant get it at croatia
if i buy at ebay, price/ship/tax =87 usd, so im searching for alternatives
Edited by LeClerc - 12/15/12 at 3:16am
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What about the very popular Blue Snowball? A lot of youtube commentators use that, but I've never tried one myself.
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