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He clearly said he does not want a stand alone mic...
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post #12 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kick;11827070 
^^ this.
grab a pair of ad700s and dont look back
i went from a pair of Carcharias to AD700s and it was like night and day
also, just grab a desktop mic. whats the big deal in having it attached to your headphones? youd look like a fool walking around if you like to use headphones.

desktop mic + ad700's = win. try it out

I hate to say this, but a person kind of looks like a fool walking around with mid end headphones to normal listeners because they don't understand anything but earbuds, and to audiophiles because they invariably assume that the cans in question are probably playing 256k MP3s.
And then come the constant questions about being a DJ...
I guess I myself would not enjoy the idea of taking even $100 cans out for a walk. Just me though. To each their own.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nixuz;11831787 
I hate to say this, but a person kind of looks like a fool walking around with mid end headphones to normal listeners because they don't understand anything but earbuds, and to audiophiles because they invariably assume that the cans in question are probably playing 256k MP3s.
And then come the constant questions about being a DJ...
I guess I myself would not enjoy the idea of taking even $100 cans out for a walk. Just me though. To each their own.

well same here. and ad700s look ridiculous.

and yah, he said he didnt want a stand alone mic, but for what reason?
    
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When some people think of standalone mics, they think of this:
edm193_large.jpg
As opposed to this:
zm_mic1_f_p.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nixuz;11832282 
As opposed to this:
zm_mic1_f_p.jpg

I have considered this in the past, but have always been worried about the mic quality and received sound.

Also, I didn't know if I could clip it to the headphone wiring or exactly where to clip to it to allow friends in mumble or TS3 to hear me clearly. I do have a small TV in my room that is sometimes on at a low volume and I didn't want my mic to pick it up--some of the reviews on the Zalman have said it picks up a lot of ambient noise.

So, I'm still on the fence, but I appreciate everyone's input so far.

I did see that deal thread where the HD595's are going for $114 at Amazon.com [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD595-Performance-Premiere-Headphones/dp/B0001FTVE0/"](link)[/ame] -- which is very tempting.
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post #16 of 19
I use the carcharias and I have no problems with the mic, in fact it's a lot better than my old creative sound blasters. I also own the syberia's and they are super comfortable and I highly recommend them
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Morizuno;11833428 
I use the carcharias and I have no problems with the mic, in fact it's a lot better than my old creative sound blasters. I also own the syberia's and they are super comfortable and I highly recommend them

Are you using onboard sound? The reason I ask is because I went from onboard to a Sound Blaster X-Fi and it felt like the Carcharias went from average to poor bass output and most music sounds "tiny."
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post #18 of 19
Yeah, I'm using onboard...
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by bullsy;11815399 

I saw the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha at Best Buy so I decided to give them a try. I liked them a lot--good sound quality, excellent mic quality, but I didn't like the build of the headset. It felt like it was a small rumble away from breaking, the cans pinched my ears and after about 20 minutes, my ears would get all hot and sweaty from the faux leather padding on the cans.

That sucks. I know mine fit my ears quite nice. I bought them because I forgot my headphones and mic, along with my analog connection for each individual channel for the sound card. I was also impressed just how well they did sound for games (not so much for music).

As for your mic problem I have a similar problem with my laptop. I've tried some of the enhancement effects to make the mic slightly less feedback but so far not much has improved on it. You could try (sound like you might have already) take off the mic boost. Updating the audio drivers. Or even take a look at putting a foam padding over the mic and see if that helps. GL

If you are looking at some new cans I'd stay away from open backs. I actually find the sound quality much better as you get very low outside sounds leaking in. The isolation effect also adds to the immerse property. From experience, try staying away from the HD555s or equivalents as the low bass tone and open back designs makes them undesirable for gaming imo. They do sound good, but for the price I paid for them, they should be worth merely 50 dollars. If you can get them for 50, give them a shot, you might like them.
Edited by Domino - 1/2/11 at 6:01pm
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