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Suggest PC Microphone for Gaming

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Suggest PC Microphone for Gaming

Hi guys,

Need suggestions for good microphones with mute/volume controls for my son to use for gaming / Twitch / Youtube / Podcast. Pictures of your setup welcome and place to purchase from i.e. Amazon, etc
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Anybody...surely you must have microphones
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Most gamers are using headsets with built-in mics rather than separate microphones. If you're looking for one with an emphasis on mic quality, the Cooler Master MH751 has a surprisingly good mic compared to most gaming headsets, even ones that cost substantially more.

As far as standalone microphones go, Blue microphones are extremely popular and for good reason. The Yeti is the most popular model but the Snowball is also good if you want a cheaper option.
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Blue microphones has quite a few options that easily work with PC

Modmic is an excellent option if you're looking at diy headphone + mic combos

Otherwise, you can go full pro with an audio interface and use any professional mic you want
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i believe most streamers/youtubers use yeti or so with the arm extension for flexibility.

As for volume control/mute I don't think mics have those, its through controls on your pc or hot key/macro it to do what you want.
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If you're looking for a cheap but pretty good sound quality mic, I've used this Zalman mic. No volume or mute controls but for the price, I've had zero complaints.
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Redmask wrote: I have a Yeti and I have an Antlion ModMic attached to some headphones, both are excellent. The Yeti is obviously better for streaming.
I'm not really familiar with different mics and their intended purposes. What features make a mic better for streaming? And I'm assuming you were going to say Antlion ModMic is better for... something else?
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Podcasts use microphones on stands.
Easy Allies uses Blue Yeti mics positioned closely to their mouths.


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LKane1 wrote: I'm not really familiar with different mics and their intended purposes. What features make a mic better for streaming? And I'm assuming you were going to say Antlion ModMic is better for... something else?
The site explains the recording modes better than I can. I use the Antlion Modmic because sometimes I want to wear headphones but don't want to use the mic on the desk or some dodgy quality gamergear headset. So its basically a headset with better quality headphones and a decent mic.

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