Best Headset, Microphone

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

2019-11-02 work in progress


Sennheiser Game ONE Headset tr82f
Sennheiser Game ONE Gaming Headset Buy at amazon

Sennheiser is big name in hifi audio community. Around 2001, i bought one of their headphone for some $150. It is excellent. This Sennheiser Game ONE Gaming Headset has good reviews. If you want to spend money, i'd think buy this.

buying a microphone

so, what's the different between a headset with decidated mic?

obviously, dedicated mic (not the clip-on type) has higher quality.

the tech of mic is very diverse. There are many different tech to pick up sound and transmit it into electronic signal. This is why there are so many types, each has advantages and disadvantages.

now, our purpose is average gaming or youtube.

TONOR USB Condenser Microphone zc64n
TONOR USB Condenser Microphone zc64n Buy at amazon

Someone recommended to me the TONOR . Amazingly, only $15. I tend to think this would be excellent quality/price ratio. If you want just a simple mic, i think this is the one.

by the way, if you look at microphone review for professional use, such as singing or voice acting, typically they'll laugh at anything USB.

Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, XLR Buy at amazon

MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount. XLR Buy at amazon

Rode NT1-A Microphone

with XLR mic, you need preamp.

PreSonus audiobox usb 96 Buy at amazon

ART USB Dual Pre Buy at amazon

after seeing mic reviews by pros, basically, it's said any usb mic is shit.

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

No good.

This is popular, but is actually one of the worst.

Blue Yeti mic s7b8w
Blue Yeti usb mic Buy at amazon

Blue Snowball iCE usb microphone

Blue Snowball iCE Condenser mic k9xv5
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser usb mic Buy at amazon

The Blue Snowball Ice is extremely popular, and as such, i think it tends to be hyped by ignorant populace therefore over priced.

This is actually one of the worst.

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