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Help PLz! Need XLR headset to work with PC and be operated by pedal in DOTA2

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I am really sorry to post this like I'm a helpless turd but I am new to each of the 3 things I am trying to tie together here and I cannot find the info I need.

1. foot pedal - this might be the easiest. It looks like this software:
http://pedalware.software.informer.com/
will let me map any keyboard key to any pedal. So I could go into dota2 config, change the mic activation key to one that I don't use on my keyboard, and then also bind that key to the pedal with the software in the link.

2. headset - I wanted a headset with an amazing mic and no speakers. I want to hear my team talking over my regular desktop speakers and I don't want any foam on my ears. I have a fan sitting on my desk blowing air at my face so I need a mic that is directional (pointing at my mouth, not picking up the wind from the fan) and not so delicate that it accidentally picks it up while facing the wrong direction. I know what you are thinking and no I cannot make my house colder, then the rest of my body would be cold. My face is warm, sorry for making this complicated.

I am leaning toward this XLR headset:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sweat-Proof-Headset-Aerobic-Mic...

But this one is available in XLR, 1/4" Hi-Z Connector, and TA4F Connector. I mention that because I have no idea which one is easiest to get to work with a PC and still sound great. (Also ergonomically I like this one better because the plastic the mic attaches to goes down the side of my face, on the other it pointed toward the front).
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SHUWH20

3. I have no idea how to convert any of my 3 options (XLR, 1/4" Hi-Z Connector, or TA4F Connector) to work with my PC and sound good. I have noticed that I tend to think 3.5mm headsets sound better than USB so I hope we can connect the headset via the 3.5mm port. I also read I might need a preamp or a very specific sound card. And 1 person in a forum post mentioned drivers but no one else did. I really dont see how I could get windows drivers for a mic like this.. Why would they even be made in the first place?



Thank You very very very very much if you shed any light on this for me!
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I've figured most of it out. No need for anyone to spend an hour explaining it to me.
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