Microphone suggestion

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  1. ShawnTRods
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    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Hey guys :)
    topic says it all.. Mic broke down :(

    I dont wanna spend more than £40 and there are so many choices o.o

    its not like I am gonna buy a mic every now and than, thats why I need suggestion for the best I can get within the price I wanna pay :).

    40 to 50 quid max.

    ( I do lets plays and commentary on youtube)
     
  2. Attila13

    Attila13 Praise the Creep!

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    Hey!
    I'd suggest a Blue Yeti microphone!
    This is the one most LP-ers use!
    The lowest price is 109$ = 70£

    It's a bit expensive, but is well worth buying it! ;)
    But for the best quality and performance I'd choose the Pro one, but its +250$ = 161£

    But if the Blue Yeti is too expensive for you, then I'd suggest the Blue Snowball iCE !
    This is 69$ = 44£

    Here are some info's about both of them!
    Blue Yeti / Blue Yeti Pro
    Blue Sonwball iCE
     
  3. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    I'd assume a headset would better suit your needs and in that case, I've got a Turtle Beach PX21 and don't regret buying i, works well for lets plays and whatnot plus the sound quality is excellent. I did a quick money conversion then and 40-50 quid is something like $70 USD. So I figure you should be able to pick one up for 40-50 quid.
     
  4. ShawnTRods
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    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I would fucking love to get blue yeti. however those are about £110 here in the UK.
    Not sure how got Blue Snowball iCE is compared to regular mic's. Because there are quite a few option with that price range.
    That one is £34 :D modern warfare 3 edition custom edition.
     
  5. qlum

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    Headsets are vastly inferior to dedicated microphones (most of the money goes into the headphone part), don't try and do commentary on a headset, you would even be better with a cheap logitech usb microphone which is still doable although for commentary I would really recommend just saving some more money and getting something better.
     
  6. ShawnTRods
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    how about behringer or Yoga?
    those are going about 40-50 quid.
     
  7. Originality

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    I've got a cheap Logitech USB mic. Got it plugged into my monitor. Simply awesome.
     
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    I use a headset to record commentary for my Let's Plays. Two in fact, one fairly expensive Sennheiser and one of the cheaper Turtle Beach models. The sound quality from both is excellent. They only sound like crap when plugged into my on-board sound card instead of my HT Omega Claro+. I have a feeling that what you're really paying for with those expensive dedicated mics is just a decent sound card.
     
  9. ShawnTRods
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    which one? I dont see anything decent from logitech. those thin stick mic?
     
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    Yep. It may be thin, and very sensitive, but everybody on voice chat says its perfectly clear - a huge improvement over 3.5mm based mics in the past.
     
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    logitech only makes 1 usb mic as far as I know so really doesn't need to be more specific.
     
  12. ShawnTRods
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    Lets see.. I am gonna wait until friday and see how much I am getting paid :)