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Searching for a headphone + head-worn microphone headset THAT WORKS!

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Hi. I'm building a museum exhibit for a major Smithsonian museum in the U.S. It's essentially a 3-person game teaching players about the science of bird communication. The experience is all about hearing and communicating with your fellow players - it's a Mobile Audio Cart. 

 

I want the players (primarily teenagers) to use a headset that includes high quality audio headphones and a decent mic. I'm using a Mac Mini computer and a Motu UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid sound card (http://bit.ly/66NdrD). 

 

My first thought was: Video Game Headset! I did a lot of research and bought a pair of Astro Gaming A-40's. The splitter used to split the in/out signal does just not work. I returned them. I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic MMX-300's; much higher quality equipment, but same problem: plug the mic jack into my preamp (or my line-in input) on the sound card and I receive no signal in the headphones. The headphones work. The mic does not. 

 

I'm thinking about buying a headset that pilots use while flying airplanes...?? Or something that interpreters use at the U.N.?  

 

Anyone have experience with this? 

 

 

 

post #2 of 4

The V-moda M-100 ( or Maybe the LP/LP2 or M-80 if there is budget concerns ) you can buy a Boompro mic Accessory for $30 which comes with the splitter

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Hmmm. Interesting. So, the Boompro mic includes a "Y" splitter. Have you used this setup with an external sound card similar to the Motu Ultralite? (http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/ultralite-mk3)

 

My problem is that most headsets like this are built with a 4 or 5-pole male end, meant to plug into a phone or mobile device. I need to use 3 of them (3 mics and 3 headphones) with one mixer/sound card. I need each mic and each pair of headphones to behave like normal, analog equipment. 

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Originally Posted by bigbee View Post
 

Hmmm. Interesting. So, the Boompro mic includes a "Y" splitter. Have you used this setup with an external sound card similar to the Motu Ultralite? (http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/ultralite-mk3)

 

My problem is that most headsets like this are built with a 4 or 5-pole male end, meant to plug into a phone or mobile device. I need to use 3 of them (3 mics and 3 headphones) with one mixer/sound card. I need each mic and each pair of headphones to behave like normal, analog equipment.

 

Sorry that much I wouldn't know and is way out of my league... But the V-moda Website says it has a 60 Day test drive guarantee so if they don't work like intended I would assume just you can send them back to V-moda with your money back.

 

 

Also if you buy them from Amazon if they don't work properly you could return them back as well ( Not 100% but pretty sure your problem would fit that )

 

 

The Boompro Mic does come with a Y-splitter though

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