Well after I said I wasn't going to I went and bought a pair of Audio Technica ATH-AD700's. They seem to be the most recommend headphones for gaming on the net. I did extensive research and ended on these. Now they have not actually arrived yet (due in Monday) but I have done enough research to know how and what I am going to do. Since these are for gaming I wanted a mic. Now a lot of people recommend using the Zalman clip on mic, but I not only dislike the looks idea of the clip on mic, but hear it has very poor quality as well as a habit of picking up everything else going on in the rooms. Since I game with my headphones and speakers (weird I know) this just wont work for me. I have seen a few people Velcro a mic to the side of the headset but I felt that looked a little to gaudy/ghetto. Then I found a few people that actually added a mic port and detachable mic right to the headset. Now we are talking. I apologize in advance for the crappy pics. Lost my microSD to SD adapter so I can't use my camera and am stuck using my Ally, not to mention my poor photography skills. All ideas for this mod came from here.
AD700 Headphones (obviously)
10' stereo 3.5mm interconnect.
3.5mm stereo phone jack
Detachable boom mic of your choice. (I got mine from this and sold the headphones w/o mic for $15)
Heres what we are starting with (yes I know that says 20' but it was cheaper than any of the 10' cables):
Wire trimmed of the excess 10':
Quick mockup before solder and install just to make sure all is working:
Yes! It works!
A few more materials and were off:
And what do we have hiding in here:
Guts installed, wires ran:
Final mockup before paint (take note this was just temporary sleeving):
Quick close up of the mic and wires (mic is not fully inserted in this pic hence the small gap):
Edited by automiketic - 3/9/11 at 6:51am