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I saw a post where a user (Tiihokatti) attached a microphone to a pair of 681EVOs.

I have the 681EVOs and I am looking to attach a microphone to them but I haven't settled on the best solution. Currently I am planning on grabbing a detachable microphone from Turtlebeach. The XP Seven is the only one that I've found online where it is listed as a 3.5mm connector. My dilemma is attaching it to the headset. I've seen people use zip ties to attach them but with the 681EVO this option doesn't seem viable. I've thought about attaching (somehow - superglue, velcro, magnets kind of like a modmic) a 3.5mm coupler to the headset and connecting the mic and cord to it. I'm up for better suggestions on microphones that I can attach and a way to attach it or should I just buy a modmic?

Picture of headphones with mic.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1439451/lightbox/post/21121531/id/1676043

Link to turtlebeach mics ($7-$15)
http://216.70.98.113/products/parts/microphones

Also would neodymium magnets affect the headphones if I use them to attach the microphone? I've read that it shouldn't.
Edited by mint567 - 11/13/13 at 8:09am
post #2 of 4
DIY mic from 3.5mm extension cable and a detachable mic from another headset.
I think something like blu-tack should get the job done.
Or glue to get much cleaner finish.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 11/13/13 at 8:49am
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Thanks for the link. I've seen it before while searching around. I don't think there is a way to zip tie the coupler/line to the 681EVO cleanly.

Currently I'm thinking about 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch magnets to secure it and that way it can be attached/detached. I would also paint the magnets black to match the headphones. Going this route the price would get closer to the modmic.

Does anyone know if the different Turtlebeach detachable microphones are all 3.5mm or are some 2.5mm? I've googled to no avail regarding the microphone type a and type b. The onyl one that I can find where someone lists what size the connector is, is the XP seven which is $15 + shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Grade-Super-Strong-Neodymium-Magnets/dp/B001ANVAHI/ref=pd_sim_indust_7

http://www.amazon.com/E6000%C2%AE-Craft-Adhesive-2-oz/dp/B004BPHQWU/ref=pd_sim_indust_29
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I still may get the turtle beach mic piece but I was able to make a nice headset this past weekend using two spare neodymium magnets from a logitech g9 box that were used as clasps (they are super strong) and a cheapo GE universal mic. I removed the speaker peice from the GE universal ear headset and glued the magnet in place of the speaker part and glued the other magnet to my 681EVO's.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Universal-All-in-One-Hands-Free-Earset/16880598

The pics are before I painted where the glue was on the headset. Sound quality is great and I no longer have my old headset on my neck to use the microphone. If I were to change one thing I would recess the magnet in the microphone piece a little more to cover up the magnet on the headphones when it is attached but it isn't a big deal.



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