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Recomend me a headset or stand alone mic

post #1 of 7
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I have a set of sony MDR-7502 headphones right now.

I'm looking for a headset of similar quality, or a good stand alone mic.


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Price: <$200. Looking more for durability over sound quality.
post #2 of 7
The JBL Synchros S700 are the strongest pair of headphones I've ever used, full metal contruction, great sound. My head is a little big so they pressed on my ears too much.
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look into chinese made bm700 or bm800 mics, very cheap but still a decent product. head and shoulders above gaming headset mics.
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For 200 bucks you can get something like an audio technica at2020 a pop filter and a microphone arm.

That would be a very solid setup.
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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
The JBLs are just headphones. I already have a pair of nice headphones.

Funny thing is I had a $300 USB/Mic preamp at one time from work. I took it back because I didn't have a use for it at the time. mad.gif
post #6 of 7
You can always get a ModMic to add to your existing headphones or simply get a Yeti desktop mic.

Then you can upgrade your headphones later on if you feel the need. At $200 (sparing 50 for a Mic) I'd go with something like a Sennheiser HD598 or Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium if you prefer open back headphones. If you prefer closed back try the DT770 Pro or even just the ATH M40x.

Full disclosure as usual, I work with ModMic. That said, its on sale (very rare we have sales) on Massdrop right now: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/antlion-modmic-4

I strongly recommend the Omni-Directional unless you're in a very noisy environment (AC units, fans, you like to bang your mechanical keyboard with gusto, etc). The Omni sound quality will put you on par with a Blue Yeti in my opinion. I recommend getting a USB DAC at least to go with it, if you don't already have one.
post #7 of 7
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I already have the mdr-7502s and an pair of backup ATH D40fs headphones.

I use to spend 8hrs a day with a set of mdr-7502s on without issue.thumb.gif I'll be looking for a sound card shortly. My EVGA x99 classified with the soundblaster chip has a high pitch squeal in it that I can barely hear, but will give me a headeche after 30min:mad:
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