I already own a fairly nice pair of headphones (comfortable and high sound fidelity). I want to be able to use a microphone for games such as Battlefield 4 (assuming they make it playable soon) Also, I occasionally Skype with buddies when playing games such as League of Legends.
So, for this usage would it be ok to just buy a microphone instead of getting a headset? If I do get a headset I would want it to be nice and have roughly the same sound quality as my current headphones. This would likely mean spending over $200 which I prefer not to. I have never had a stand alone microphone so I have no idea how well it works.
Additionally, if you have any suggestions on a good microphone set-up/product please let me know. Would I be better off getting a stand-up microphone, clip-on microphone, etc. Any guidance on possible drawbacks for going with a microphone would also be appreciated.
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or get a good quality clip on or desktop microphone. your choice.
i see no point in spending $200+ when you dont have to as you already have good drivers (in the headset) but just lack a mic. it would be far easier and cheaper to find another solution such as we listed above.
-best quality of the three.
-may not work for extremely loud areas and placement matters.
-more expensive and reasonable quality.
-no annoying wire hanging from your head
clip on mic
-may be slightly irritating to wear
-easeier to pick up on your voice in loud areas but still limited by your placement options
-comfortable as a headset but mic is removable when you dont want it
-easiest to pick up your voice in a loud environment since its right in front of your mouth
i'm actually very intrigued myself about the modmic or similar products. great idea for those of us with high quality headphones that lack mics.
since i game primarily on my home system which has theater speakers i wouldnt be wearing a headset so a quality desk mic would suit me more.