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So my friend and I have recently been looking into picking up better microphones from the one we have attached to our headsets and webcam microphones. What would best the best microphone to pick up for great noise cancelling + sound quality and isn't too big for around $50 or so just for some skype calls/recording some gameplay.
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I've been quite impressed with this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/897256-REG/Microsoft_jug_00013_LifeChat_LX_3000_Headset.html

Though if you're looking for standalone, that one obviously won't work
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

I've been quite impressed with this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/897256-REG/Microsoft_jug_00013_LifeChat_LX_3000_Headset.html

Though if you're looking for standalone, that one obviously won't work

Yup we're defiantly looking for something standalone
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I recommend avoiding anything that sits on your desk or away from your mouth, and generally avoiding any microphone that calls itself noise-cancelling. (Be warned, that's the type of stuff all the noobs here will suggest.) I recommend some kind of actors mic (lapel mic, etc), attachable microphone for your headphones, a headset, or an expensive boom arm set up.
Edited by cuad - 3/20/14 at 8:08pm
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You can just get the Blue Snowball. I got my Blue Yeti on Amazon for $60 secondhand.

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