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Hello,

I'm in the market for a new microphone as my cheap £4.00 one has bitten the dust. I have ordered another one but I think I will be investing in one of higher quality as it's something that I use everyday.

I will be using the microphone for Teamspeak, Ventrilo and Skype and have a budget of £50. Given the high budget, I would like something of high quality, in terms of construction and recording. I have been looking at 2 microphones but unsure of which would be the best option.

1.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samson-Mic-Clip-USB-Microphone/dp/B001R76D42/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361961491&sr=8-2#productDetails

2.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samson-METEOR-Meteor-USB-Microphone/dp/B004MF39YS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1361961491&sr=8-3

I've always used microphones via a 3.5mm jack but noticed that these are USB. Does this interface hold any benefit over what I have been using previously?

All of my other audio hardware can be found in my sig rig. Any questions, let me know!

Crooksy
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I bought the Samson clip mic, and it looks awesome and is made really well. The mic sounds great and is very clear. The biggest problem I had with it is it picks up everything. All the background noise from anything. It's super responsive, you could hear my dog licking his junk on the couch across the room.

As for USB, all my mic's have been USB and I've never had a problem with this.
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I bought the Samson clip mic, and it looks awesome and is made really well. The mic sounds great and is very clear. The biggest problem I had with it is it picks up everything. All the background noise from anything. It's super responsive, you could hear my dog licking his junk on the couch across the room.

As for USB, all my mic's have been USB and I've never had a problem with this.

Wow, that does sound sensitive but I'd prefer that than horrible buzzing and muffle that I get at the moment. Thanks for your input, just need to find out what people think of the meteor.

As for your dog, well that's just hilarious. Literally just laughed out loud in the middle of the office!
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