What Gaming Headset Has the Best Mic?
What Gaming Headset Has the Best Mic?
I am lovingthis is the Plantronics rig 500e had set new modulator i’ve just reviewed in the video immediately prior to this one and i found it to be quite good i’ll link you to the review if you haven’t seen it in the little pea youtube card thingy and also click on my down below those that we link in the down blood that the description think I should totally make that he thinks my channel click on my down below because it sounds a little bit dirty and that could be comedy is that committee it might be this video however i will be directly comparing it to the headsets are usually and have recommended in the past the first one is this which is the sennheiser game 1 and game 0 there are two different varieties depending on which kind of had a cup you want head cup a cup but this has a really really nice microphone and one of the best marks if not the best microphone on a gaming headset I’ve ever come across and this is that said I personally choose to use when i stream and stuff and things I’ve even done videos and voiceovers and stuff with it is you know not as good as a studio quality microfiber but it’s damn good enough the other hits that i usually recommend the budget price to people is this this is the Razer Kraken pro and until I put these on my head this was the best sounding had said / marketing combination I’d come across so in this video I’m going to switch between these and like a few different microphones directly into this set because this little microphone boom unplug so I’m going to try some unexpected choices to plug it in and just to see if they work and I might have to edit this part out because i haven’t actually tested this year so we tested it doesn’t work at all I can’t use it in the video maybe I’ll tell you that anyone anywhere Thomas which sets home jump cut and now you aren’t hearing me on the sennheiser game 0 / Game one as you can get definitely still sounds like a headset microphone you’ve got that proximity effect going on a little bit of a little bit of huffing puffing every position that just a little bit down by my chin so it stops that a little bit Michael and positioning very important on headsets by the way particularly you twitch streams too many twitch stream is out there have it for close to the mouth and all you hear is this something that just sounds terrible so you know Mike fine technique is important and basic I’m just waffling a bit now raising and lowering my voice so you can hear the quality of this my friend and why I usually choose it but it is much much more expensive than the plantronics 580 which is why if you know if you’re on a budget and you just need to buy one headset to do all the jobs that’s going to be the way to go because it’s really good value for money you can pop the microphone off where does it normally is set out in the world will you listen to your itunes and all that sort of stuff and I think that’s enough link time for another jump Cup . now you’re listening to me on the Razer Kraken pro headset which as I said is just adjust this to be healthy and we go which is the bunch of prostitutes are usually recommended and they are you know price comparable to the plantronics once basically now you can hear in these there’s a lot more bass in my voice but you can probably also hear there’s a lot more echo room noise and all that sort of stuff and I like this Mike because it has a full of sound but i like that Mike because it has a clearer sound it picks up the voice voice clarity much much better and that’s because the microphone that ships with these I remember it is a modular thing so down the track they may release different microphones for different purposes and I hope they do how sorry I dislike added two fingers on this hand a few days ago and it I just cross my fingers and that really really hurt stupid so the other you may be able to switch any marks on that a lot of traffic but the microphone on it is based off the pro level 1 by use for their professional gaming stuff it is designed for gamers to talk to each other in games so voice clarity takes precedence over a bigger studio or like sound and which one you like best depends on how you are using that particular microphone I like this to do kind of sample so dont online game that much particularly not with voice yet but i do stream a lot when I’m talking to people and I want my voice to sound a nice but I’m talking to people through which your youtube streaming or pre-recorded videos or whatever I’m doing so just so you can get a comparison between this and that directly without this being in the middle i’m going to switch back to the microphone on that one and then we’re going to do a couple of little experiments so jump cut time but I I hope that jump Cup gags kind of working if I position myself in the right place otherwise it’s just gonna look ridiculous now something else really worth mentioning the difference between these two headsets these are much much much more comfortable they are significantly lighter like I haven’t put them on a scale or anything but these these feel like they weigh a ton compared to these these are fairly light headsets you know I’ve never had a problem with the weight of these really but these by comparison feel like they’re made of some sort of a theory all missed which means they’re going to be a lot more comfortable for long periods of where the other thing is because you’ve got the switchable wake up things on these ones and this was just a letter it was there a lot cooler to where i get a lot less sweaty wearing these and I do wearing these and for some people that is a really important thing as well also these ones were they have the retractable Mike these ones have the mac that when you flip it up itself i keep talking like this it’s automatically when you flip it up like that which I love that’s my my sentences do that too and I love that feature about them suck now that i have more for a bit enough for you to compare you know the sound we just heard from those to the sound adjusted from this i’m going to try something i haven’t actually tried before I did this video and i’m going to hook up a couple of different microphones to the microphone port here microphones you would not normally associated with getting it says anywhere across smoke weight across those fingers and not the dislocated once you cross these fingers and hope it works because if this works it will be really really cool jump Cup look now as you can see something changed as we did that jump cut look at this microphone right here this is the rode videomic go it is a shotgun stock market phone i’m going to pick it up which you probably could ramble a bit i’m sorry for that but I know what you think we got away with it now this is a video microphone that i recommend all of the time and cost about a hundred bucks and it’s great for on camera microphone when you’re out and about shooting sort of in the world documentary style shooting and from time to time I even used it handheld for interviews and stuff and it works ability is one of the best value mark phones video microphones you can get out there as far as I’m concerned and I’ve never stopped recommending it the front from the diapers that it’s wonderful and to my great joy and surprise you can plug it directly into the the microphone . like I’ve taken off the boom microphone that normally goes in there sorry this is a directional microphone so I’ve got to be careful about pointing it at my face let me put it back on the distance of the time to worry about that taking off the boom microphone as you can see standard 3.5 mil Jack right there and just plug this microphone directly into that socket using a little own little white extension cable because the microphone itself is a little spring thing to connect into the camera possibilities guys possibilities but there is one more thing I want to try jumping up and there we go now you’re listening to me through what’s called an e ng microphone and G stands for electronic news gathering this is a serious microphone that I spend serious money on it is specifically the road m3 I don’t know what it costs these days but when i bought it was that four hundred dollars for the microphone this is a serious professional level mark found that i tend to use for interviews and it’s at least when I’m out and about because it is very good at isolating extra noise energy can hear it is specifically designed for the human voice – you are picking up really nicely and if i come away from the microphone like this you can tell you can barely hear myself i do want to use this for a stream for example is going to pick up very little background noise out don’t click your fingers with the perfect all right kisses never disliked it you think it’s really inconvenient you guys whoops I didn’t I didn’t I didn’t mean to hear that being but there you go guys I think I’ve proved my point about this microphone the Plantronics rig 508 very flexible tool very fantastic the quality from the mark friend that comes with is at least adequate at best reasonably good not the best microphone i’ve ever used on I had said but it gets the job done damn well and you could get away with using it for twitch and videos and stuff but really if we’re honest with ourselves and specifically designed for voice chat during game play and it does that really really well too but if you are more serious about your audio quality you can use the sit with better quality mic so if you like the lightness the comfort the modular nature and all of those things and they’re the same and it’s all really good about this morning but you want that just up your mark Frank quality without having have a bunch of extra cord you plug in my phone directly into his set up shop carrot bread Bob’s your uncle how I’m going to have to turn the video off now because I have to swear quite a lot at the sky and the world and myself because i really hate to be carried away and click thank you for watching I hope this has been interesting and amusing and kick the microphone stand then did you hear that now that’s a good the smartphone is I am plenty and we’ll catch you next time and how my crying I feel like a cry that really heard that one.
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