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Originally Posted by LinuxMaster9;13507509 
I know that to get proper audio quality i need to forgo a combo headset and boom mic all in one. Therefore, since I use my Desktop's 5.1 surround setup from logitech to play the Bad company 2 and TeamSpeak for Clan chat, can I use throat mics like these for my audio/mic?

http://www.clearercom.com/pc_throat_mic.htm

http://www.iasus-concepts.com/nt/nt-3.htm

Seems slightly counter-productive to spend 80 bucks on a mic in order to avoid overpriced headsets. Why not get a desk mic or something. I'm sure you can find a cheap unidirectional mic that would work fine.
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post #332 of 471
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Originally Posted by drjoey1500;13508160 
Seems slightly counter-productive to spend 80 bucks on a mic in order to avoid overpriced headsets. Why not get a desk mic or something. I'm sure you can find a cheap unidirectional mic that would work fine.

well, I think you are missing the problem as i have actually tried desktop mics before. They pick up the audio really well. I have 5.1 surround going on with the sound of War. Explosions etc. Team Speak just broadcasts that crap anyway. The allure of Throat Mics is that they are not supposed to pick up ambient noise and broadcast it. Hence one of the reasons why spec ops like to use them. I usually have the battle sounds cranked up.
post #333 of 471
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Originally Posted by LinuxMaster9;13513412 
well, I think you are missing the problem as i have actually tried desktop mics before. They pick up the audio really well. I have 5.1 surround going on with the sound of War. Explosions etc. Team Speak just broadcasts that crap anyway. The allure of Throat Mics is that they are not supposed to pick up ambient noise and broadcast it. Hence one of the reasons why spec ops like to use them. I usually have the battle sounds cranked up.

Wow that iASUS mic looks awesome. Let us know which one you get and how it turns out. I haven't been able to find any noise canceling desktop mics.
post #334 of 471
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;13514820 
Wow that iASUS mic looks awesome. Let us know which one you get and how it turns out. I haven't been able to find any noise canceling desktop mics.

Right, when I sell my HTPC I built I will snag em. Now as for the headphones, can anyone suggest a good pair? Keep in mind my favorite genre of music is Dubstep. I also enjoy Jazz, Classical, and Ambient. At the same time I play Bad Company 2 and soon to be Battlefield 3 so i NEED to be able to hear footsteps.

Would anyone know about how well Throat Mics work?
Would anyone know if there is an adapter to allow me to go from PC audio plugs to RJ11? You know, pc headphone/mic analog plugs to RJ11 phone plug? The idea is that if the Throat Mic works well for TeamSpeak etc, I can take it to work and use it on our Avaya IP Phones that use rj11. tongue.gif
post #335 of 471
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Originally Posted by LinuxMaster9;13527869 
Right, when I sell my HTPC I built I will snag em. Now as for the headphones, can anyone suggest a good pair? Keep in mind my favorite genre of music is Dubstep. I also enjoy Jazz, Classical, and Ambient. At the same time I play Bad Company 2 and soon to be Battlefield 3 so i NEED to be able to hear footsteps.
What's your price range? Closed back gives more bass for gaming/Dubstep. They wouldn't be quite as good as open aired for Classical music though.
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Would anyone know about how well Throat Mics work?
Would anyone know if there is an adapter to allow me to go from PC audio plugs to RJ11? You know, pc headphone/mic analog plugs to RJ11 phone plug? The idea is that if the Throat Mic works well for TeamSpeak etc, I can take it to work and use it on our Avaya IP Phones that use rj11. tongue.gif



It would also make your voice sound deeper as well, right? Compared to noise canceling which has to eliminate some of the lower frequencies to remove the hum and fumbling background noise. I can't believe I've never seen products like these before. This looks likes the holy grail for surround sound gaming.
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What's your price range? Closed back gives more bass for gaming/Dubstep. They wouldn't be quite as good as open aired for Classical music though.





It would also make your voice sound deeper as well, right? Compared to noise canceling which has to eliminate some of the lower frequencies to remove the hum and fumbling background noise. I can't believe I've never seen products like these before. This looks likes the holy grail for surround sound gaming.

Price Range? Maybe 50 tops

Heh, yeah tell me about it. I had a plantonrics Gamecom 377 headset that had great audio but the mic picked up everything.

The adapter Im looking for ideally would allow me to connect them to this adapter:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-49323-44-HIC-1-CE2001-Adapter/dp/B003QZUY5M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1305585247&sr=1-1"]http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-49323-44-HIC-1-CE2001-Adapter/dp/B003QZUY5M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1305585247&sr=1-1[/ame]
post #337 of 471
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Originally Posted by LinuxMaster9;13527869 
something something Avaya IP Phones that use rj11. tongue.gif

OT: AVAYA! Competitor of my company spotted.

On a $50 budget, I really don't think you should get a Plantronics headset. I've owned one of their headsets before and not only did it sound terrible, but the microphone on it broke after about 3 months. Grab a JVC HA-RX700 or a Superlux 668 and a mic. You'll be much more satisfied with the sound quality and the sound positioning.
Edited by RallyMaster - 5/16/11 at 4:23pm
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post #338 of 471
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster;13529808 
OT: AVAYA! Competitor of my company spotted.

On a $50 budget, I really don't think you should get a Plantronics headset. I've owned one of their headsets before and not only did it sound terrible, but the microphone on it broke after about 3 months. Grab a JVC HA-RX700 or a Superlux 668 and a mic. You'll be much more satisfied with the sound quality and the sound positioning.

Well, the idea is to grab a good headset and a throat mic.
http://www.iasus-concepts.com/nt/nt-3.htm
and nic an adapter to make it either work with the Avaya 4610SW IP directly or through the
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-HIC-1-H-Top-Adapter-Lucent/dp/B003P2L83S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1305590535&sr=1-3"]http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-HIC-1-H-Top-Adapter-Lucent/dp/B003P2L83S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1305590535&sr=1-3[/ame]

That is secondary though.

What about these?
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500-Diaphragm-Driver-Headphones/dp/B001RB24S2/ref=pd_sim_e_6"]http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500-Diaphragm-Driver-Headphones/dp/B001RB24S2/ref=pd_sim_e_6[/ame]
Edited by LinuxMaster9 - 5/16/11 at 5:49pm
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Wait, I thought you were getting the throat mic so you wouldn't need headphones and could use speakers? confused.gif Or are the headphones only for music?
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post #340 of 471
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Originally Posted by drjoey1500;13530946 
Wait, I thought you were getting the throat mic so you wouldn't need headphones and could use speakers? confused.gif Or are the headphones only for music?

The Throat Mic is so I can communicate while listening to the game. The headphones for both music/movies and hearing the guys on TeamSpeak. They complain that my audio is too loud so I have to turn it down.
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