I'm not sure where to put a thread about gaming microphones, but I guess someone over here knows it or might be able to even help me.
I have a Xonar D2X. I play a lot of games, and I'm constantly talking to my friends on Skype. But the problem is, I game in my house' living room. All of my friends get really annoyed from my brother and mother talking, because my current random microphone (I think it's a trust) is omni-directional.
Sometimes they even kick me out of the chat when my mother is talking because she has a high voice. And when my brother is gaming next to me (screaming like a kid), everyone gets a headache.
So basicly what I want is:
Where can I buy a decent microphone..
I've searched for so many, but it's either < €30 crappy microphones with bad quality, and mostly omni-directional. Or it's a proffesional microphone > €100...
I'm basicly looking for a ~ €50 directional microphone. As small as possible, to lay in front of me on the table.
(currently having a mic with a stand, but I broke it, now it's laying between my chest and my keyboard.
If your brother is gaming right next to you screaming then this is almost unavoidable as his screaming can heard even not close to you. The best solution is to have that PC you use and move it to your room or a more quieter place. If your PC is a family PC and has to be kept in a living room then there is no point of having a new microphone. Here a video how to change your microphone sensitivity. This may or may not help but it looks like a simple fix to your problem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7a74Ptf0Wg (He does have a 12 year voice if that matters to you)
I know how to adjust my mic sensitivity and volume. The problem is that they hear my brother and my mother louder than they hear me..... While I'm almost sitting on top of the mic, and my mother sometimes even 3 meters away..
Some would recommend push to talk, but I can't... I just can't... When I get the feeling that they don't respond to me, I always remember I forgot to ever push the button after 5 minutes of talking....
Is there any way to make my current microphone more directional?