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Those are typically condensers. That's why they don't have to be right up by your mouth. You said that you don't want the mic to be sensitive because that would mean it would easily pick up ambient noises, such as typing, your computer's humming/whirring noise and any other noises around you.

If the mic can be effectively used without needing to be right up to your mouth, then you're not going to like it because it will be too sensitive; it will be too good at picking up ambient noises.

I watched a streamer using lavalier mic. He is one of the top streamer at Twitch although he is using lavalier mic. Here's the link: https://www.twitch.tv/asiagodtonegg3be0
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Gaming? Antlion ModMic works.

This is what i use with my sennheiser hd598's. Its a great mic and comes in many different configs for omni and uni directional as well as with/without a mute switch.

As it has been said, if you are in a louder environment, get the unidirectional to help reduce outside noises. Only downside to unidirectional is the smaller frequency range of the response which some say doesn't have as "full" of a sound. But its the price you pay to filter out more outside noises.


I personally went with omni-directional since my environment isn't very loud. Plus i mainly use push to talk in all VOIP applications. When i do rarely stream i don't seem to have many issues either even with the fiance in the same room (but you can most definitely hear her in the background. still not a big deal to me)
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I watched a streamer using lavalier mic. He is one of the top streamer at Twitch although he is using lavalier mic. Here's the link: https://www.twitch.tv/asiagodtonegg3be0

 

K, do you ever hear noises like his chair, keyboard, mouse, putting things down on his desk, etc. etc. etc.? I've never seen any of his videos and quite honestly, I'd rather just ask you instead of watching and listening which could take a long time since he seems to just be sitting there not moving.

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K, do you ever hear noises like his chair, keyboard, mouse, putting things down on his desk, etc. etc. etc.? I've never seen any of his videos and quite honestly, I'd rather just ask you instead of watching and listening which could take a long time since he seems to just be sitting there not moving.
Yes. I think that is normal right? Since it is condenser mic like Blue Snowball. I think lavalier mic is the only option because Blue Snowball is just way expensive for me.
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Yes. I think that is normal right? Since it is condenser mic like Blue Snowball. I think lavalier mic is the only option because Blue Snowball is just way expensive for me.

 

If you're worried about other people being bothered by hearing things other than just your voice, then I would say don't worry about it because they're normal everyday sounds. Yes, some people will complain, but those people are only looking for attention. Those same people will always find something to complain about.

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If you're worried about other people being bothered by hearing things other than just your voice, then I would say don't worry about it because they're normal everyday sounds. Yes, some people will complain, but those people are only looking for attention. Those same people will always find something to complain about.

Can't you just switch to a Push-to-Talk feature and eliminate the ambient noise issue?
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Can't you just switch to a Push-to-Talk feature and eliminate the ambient noise issue?

 

I don't know. Does Push-to-Talk change the mic to be more dynamic instead of super-sensitive?

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