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Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 04:10 PM
Hey im looking to get a computer microphone or some sort either just a straight desktop microphone or one that is with a headset. BUT the cheapest and best bang for buck out of the two is which i want. The highest proiety is the microphone - to be very clear and noise cancelling.

Im thinking of getting some Z-2300 in the furture so a headset would be pointless? There for a desktop microphone? Help me decide

My budget is around $20

ive seen these two desktop microphones

http://www.xpcomputers.co.nz/views.asp?hw_id=4714
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4a6933580095371e273fc0a87f3b068a/Product/View/XH8235

Is there any others that are good? If not out of the two which is better?
Personal experiences?

Another question - Would a $50 headset have better sound quality in the speakers then apple ipod ones? Or will all headsets be the same?

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 05:40 PM
bump

Agent_24
24-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Most of the cheap ones like that don't do noise canceling

However your sound card may provide that feature itself

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 05:51 PM
i dont have a sound card

Blam
24-07-2009, 06:02 PM
$20 does not get a good mic.

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 06:16 PM
i just heard a $20 mic and its clear as. How much do u gotta pay or wat is the minimal mic to cancel back ground noise? Recommendations?

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 06:32 PM
Is there a disadvantage with usb microphones? They cant be plugged into the sound card and wont take its effect?

Agent_24
24-07-2009, 07:13 PM
A USB Microphone would provide its own sound device which may or may not include noise canceling

When I say sound card I am also referring to your onboard sound. It's the same as a sound card but integrated into the same board as other things (the motherboard)

Agent_24
24-07-2009, 07:17 PM
What do you want to use the mic for? Why do you need noise canceling?

If it's just for VoIP/Game chat/MSN etc then a cheap one will be OK

If you want to do high quality voice/sound recording for a game/movie/music etc then you will need something a lot better than a $20 one

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 09:13 PM
just for multiplyer games

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 09:14 PM
im thinking of getting the dse one, DSE PC Desktop Microphone

Agent_24
24-07-2009, 09:35 PM
If it's for gaming then I would suggest a headset with boom microphone

That way the mic will always be right there and it won't pickup any game sounds

Make sure they're comfortable if you did that, some can hurt your ears if you're gaming for a long time

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 10:32 PM
I dont like headphones though I like to have speakers.

Blackandblue
24-07-2009, 10:41 PM
are the bestest desktop microphones going to pick up sound from the speakers?

Agent_24
25-07-2009, 06:36 AM
It might a little but probably not too much. Whoever you chat to will hear mostly your voice anyway.

But DSE will allow returns if you don't like it

Just make sure that when you're using it for the game that your sound settings are for recording the mic only, and not playing it back, or you could get problems.

Blackandblue
25-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Or do you think i should pay $22 more and go for this?

http://www.xpcomputers.co.nz/views.asp?hw_id=2656

Would the extra $22 be a huge difference to the mic? over the dse one? http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4a6a4...uct/View/XH8235 Main thing looking at being noise cancelling.

Blackandblue
26-07-2009, 10:43 AM
I got it. Is there any way to make the microphone pick up my voice louder? its pretty quite.

Speedy Gonzales
26-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Go into the sound settings and change the volume for it

Blam
26-07-2009, 10:55 AM
Inside sound in control panel you can change the mic boost

Blackandblue
26-07-2009, 10:55 AM
its at 100

Speedy Gonzales
26-07-2009, 10:58 AM
Well if its got a volume switch or dial turn that up. Did you turn it up on the mic not the volume?

Agent_24
26-07-2009, 12:28 PM
Which microphone did you get? the standard one or the USB one?

Either way, there should be an option somewhere under advanced setting in the volume control to turn on "Mic boost" which will solve your problem