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After playing a bunch of TF2 online, I'd like to start using voice to talk to my teammates. However, I don't want headphones since I want to be able to hear things around me. I've never used one of the desktop boom mics before, so I'm not sure that one of those would work very well.

My front headphone / mic connections aren't hooked up (not sure if I can hook them up with my mobo) so I think I need something with a USB connection.

I've checked out Newegg, but I didn't see anything that fits this bill. Anyone have any recommendations?
     
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I need the same thing. The Zalman ZM1 is the most recommended but I need a USB option.

Headest will not work because I won't be going back to that nonsense.
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Looks like it's got an almost 10' cable so I could probably just plug it into the back of the computer. That would probably work instead of USB...

Thanks for the tip! Rep +
     
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Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
Looks like it's got an almost 10' cable so I could probably just plug it into the back of the computer. That would probably work instead of USB...

Thanks for the tip! Rep +
U don't have to get that Zalman model specifically. Just go to eBay and get any clip-on mic with a 3.5mm plug. Or get a desktop mic.
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How do the desktop mics work? Will I need to bend my head over to talk? Will the sound from my speakers blast through it annoying everyone on my team?
     
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Mic + Speakers will always cause the others to hear what your hearing out of ur speakers. I had a desktop mic and i ended up going with a headset to avoid this. I'm sure you could probably mute your speakers when your talking or wait for a moment when your speakers aren't causing any noise. Also, from my experience you have to find a good spot for the desktop mic so they can hear you clearly. If its a bit too far back you'll have to lean over.

Again, this is my experience with desktop mics. G/L =)
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Mic + Speakers will always cause the others to hear what your hearing out of ur speakers. I had a desktop mic and i ended up going with a headset to avoid this. I'm sure you could probably mute your speakers when your talking or wait for a moment when your speakers aren't causing any noise. Also, from my experience you have to find a good spot for the desktop mic so they can hear you clearly. If its a bit too far back you'll have to lean over.

Again, this is my experience with desktop mics. G/L =)


Or use headphones.
    
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