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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


You can get a very good desktop microphone at around 50 - 70 bucks no?
I use a cardioid one around that price and its pretty amazing.

Will be a pain for when kicking back playing console. Think I'll have to keep searching for a decent solution.

post #22397 of 38266
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Originally Posted by Napalmhardcore View Post

Will be a pain for when kicking back playing console. Think I'll have to keep searching for a decent solution.

Cardioid microphones pick up voices from within 10 meters or so, even other rooms but they don't isolate external noises that much. I have my ps3 and pc next to it and it doesn't pick much of any though.
The Blue Microphone Snowball is an amazing entry cardioid mic. Doesn't have the meaty voice like more expensive mics but it's so clear and picks up voice from anywhere like a champ!
post #22398 of 38266
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I had the SE-A1000 for a while. I really enjoyed the sound. I didn't like the comfort. The elastic that runs through the headband is too loose. I would have had to modify the band to have more resistance. But as far as sound quality, they were very nice and clear with a pretty wide soundstage, especially considering the price. I picked them up for $30 when Best Buy was clearing them out of the Magnolia stores, but ended up returning them simply because they didn't sit on my head properly (same issue I have with AT wings, it slid around) and it didn't achieve a good seal so the sound was inconsistent for me.

The comfort issues vary from person to person, and I think it makes a nice gaming headphone if you can get it to fit properly. I'd say pick it up and try it out. Also, the 10' cord is great in some cases, annoying in others.

You should try this modification for more comfort and bit more tigthend up feel http://www.head-fi.org/t/670454/pioneer-se-a1000-appreciation-club-sennheiser-hd-650-for-45#post_9575916

I think these headphones would be amazing for this 0-50$ price range smily_headphones1.gif
post #22399 of 38266
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Cardioid microphones pick up voices from within 10 meters or so, even other rooms but they don't isolate external noises that much. I have my ps3 and pc next to it and it doesn't pick much of any though.
The Blue Microphone Snowball is an amazing entry cardioid mic. Doesn't have the meaty voice like more expensive mics but it's so clear and picks up voice from anywhere like a champ!

Was looking at that as a solution a while back but ruled it out due to how much background condenser mics pick up. Sorry I'm not deliberately being awkward, I promise :)

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Was looking at that as a solution a while back but ruled it out due to how much background condenser mics pick up. Sorry I'm not deliberately being awkward, I promise :)

It's okay :]

I'd still recommend to give the Blue Snowball a try if you have a place with a good return policy.

You might be pleasantly surprised :]

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It's okay :]

I'd still recommend to give the Blue Snowball a try if you have a place with a good return policy.

You might be pleasantly surprised :]

I play guitar and sing, so when I was looking at mics a while back I thought I may as well look at something a little bit more professional. Then I thought, I have my mixing desk so maybe I should be looking for something with XLR instead, then thought but that would mean having to connect my mixing desk whenever I want to use it for chat. I then thought, maybe I should get two mics... That's when I stopped looking lol.

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I play guitar and sing, so when I was looking at mics a while back I thought I may as well look at something a little bit more professional. Then I thought, I have my mixing desk so maybe I should be looking for something with XLR instead, then thought but that would mean having to connect my mixing desk whenever I want to use it for chat. I then thought, maybe I should get two mics... That's when I stopped looking lol.

Blue Snowball is USB. I find the integrated DAC decent enough for voices [I mean it sounds clear so... no complaints? :D]

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The discontinued V-Moda M-80 is an excellent portable can and can be had for around $75 pretty easily. Then there's the V-Moda XS that just launched is just over $200 but built to travel extremely well. Personally I'd take the M-80 over the M50 any day of the week. From memory, the M50's soundstage isn't any better than the M-80 and the M-80 is a tank. Mine gets a lot of abuse at the office, getting knocked off my desk by coworkers and I just toss it naked into my drawer at the end of the work week. It's held up very well. But I do prefer a more balanced and neutral sound, and next to the M50 the M-80 can't stand up to the bass response of the AT can.

 

I may have a slight bias for V-Moda's portable headphones as I love my M-80 and I anticipate I'll love my XS even more. The XS will be accompanying me on my three weeks of travel beginning Friday.

 

Well my quick and totally non-comprehensive search for the M-80 didn't show any in that price range.  It's that typical "Oh it's discontinued?  CRANK UP THE PRICE!" that happened with the MA900 also.  I'll keep my eyes peeled, though.

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Blue Snowball is USB. I find the integrated DAC decent enough for voices [I mean it sounds clear so... no complaints? :D]

From what I've read and heard on Youtube it is no doubt a great little mic. The problem is that I saw one of the related videos which was for the Yeti, then another video comparing the Yeti to another mic, which led me on this whole journey and before I knew it I was pricing up £1000 worth of equipment. I had to walk away for my own good.

 

Mind you I do need a mic... Damn it! Look what you've done! lol

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

 

Well my quick and totally non-comprehensive search for the M-80 didn't show any in that price range.  It's that typical "Oh it's discontinued?  CRANK UP THE PRICE!" that happened with the MA900 also.  I'll keep my eyes peeled, though.

 

Here ya go, find a used Grado SR-80i and trade. ;)

post #22406 of 38266
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Originally Posted by Napalmhardcore View Post

From what I've read and heard on Youtube it is no doubt a great little mic. The problem is that I saw one of the related videos which was for the Yeti, then another video comparing the Yeti to another mic, which led me on this whole journey and before I knew it I was pricing up £1000 worth of equipment. I had to walk away for my own good.

Mind you I do need a mic... Damn it! Look what you've done! lol

I was looking at the Yeti and the one above it too (Spark I think?)... But then I asked myself what will I use the mic for - let's plays, commentary and gaming... So my common senses saved me. No way did I needed any better. Besides other than the vocals being a little lighter and less full the BS is a damn good mic at that price.

Besides the Yeti seems to pick way more outside noise. It's too sensitive even for a cardioid...
post #22407 of 38266
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I was looking at the Yeti and the one above it too (Spark I think?)... But then I asked myself what will I use the mic for - let's plays, commentary and gaming... So my common senses saved me. No way did I needed any better. Besides other than the vocals being a little lighter and less full the BS is a damn good mic at that price.

Besides the Yeti seems to pick way more outside noise. It's too sensitive even for a cardioid...

Going to put the Snowball back into my list of potential near future purchases. The other one I was looking at in that kind of price range was the Samson Go mic. "It's so tiny!" *as God comes and bangs my head in the oven* (Family Guy reference).

 

Edit. Einstein, not God. He did it to God.


Edited by Napalmhardcore - 3/31/14 at 2:15pm
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Originally Posted by Napalmhardcore View Post
 

Going to put the Snowball back into my list of potential near future purchases. The other one I was looking at in that kind of price range was the Samson Go mic. "It's so tiny!" *as God comes and bangs my head in the oven* (Family Guy reference).

 

Edit. Einstein, not God. He did it to God.

 

You're a worse Family Guy joke teller than my wife...

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You're a worse Family Guy joke teller than my wife...

I realised my mistake but seconds after pressing the submit button. Doh! (ha you see, now I'm doing the Simpsons... You know... It's funny because Homer says, Homer says. Oh forget it!)

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Aye carramba... no mas, por favor... NO MAS!
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