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Hey guys, just wanted to know quickly which headphone/microphone combination would be best for my need.

Not for music, for that I have my speakers.

They're mostly for chatting / gaming.

The microphone should be good enough to record audio for podcasting or just some sort of commenting stuff.

Would there be any alternative in Headsets? I was throwing an eye at the Steelseries Siberia or some new Creative Headsets, are they any good?

The price tag pretty much doesn't matters, but it shouldn't be above 250$

I'm looking primarily or a microphone which I can use while gaming or just being at the computer. The headphones don't really matter, since I can ask my brother everyday if I want to have a recommendation (he works in a Hi-Fi shop).

I hope this is pretty much it, if you need to know anything more, just ask wink.gif
    
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Condenser mics are ok?
Or does it need to be clip-on/glue-on like Modmic/Zalman?
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

Condenser mics are ok?
Or does it need to be clip-on/glue-on like Modmic/Zalman?

It doesn't matter, I just have to be able to use it with the computer, the only thing I then need to know, is what will I need to use it, the adapter or whatever doesn't matter how expensive it is ^^ hope this helps

A stand microphone would be nice too
    
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post #5 of 6
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Are they good, even when I'm hearing music next to them? smile.gif I mean the background noise, are they very noticable?
    
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Originally Posted by Danisumi View Post

Are they good, even when I'm hearing music next to them? smile.gif I mean the background noise, are they very noticable?

You can't do this with any microphone. You shouldn't even use open headphones because sound will leak through to the mic.

Condenser mics pick up everything in the room and require a pop filter, while dynamic mics are more directional. Either will require a mic preamp between $30-$100, or buy a USB version with the amp built in. The former option is better if you prefer to upgrade mic or amp individually.
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