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Old 08-06-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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So my guild is FINALLY going to be switching codecs. (I've been running vent on VPC, yuck.) anyway as a result, I'm looking for some suggestions on mics to purchase. I'd like sometime fairly economical, but that won't make me sound like I'm in a wind tunnel or something like that. If there's a previous thread with mic information, I couldn't find it. So gogo suggest!

Also, I dunno if there's some mics that won't work for Macs that work for PC's and such. Lemme know whats up, thanks!
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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All analog PC headsets will not work without a converter. USB headsets will work.

However, I recommend using a standard PC analog headset with a Griffin Technology iMic converter:

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/

I use one with an Altec Lansing headset that I picked up at Best Buy.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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All analog PC headsets will not work without a converter. USB headsets will work.

However, I recommend using a standard PC analog headset with a Griffin Technology iMic converter:

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/

I use one with an Altec Lansing headset that I picked up at Best Buy.
Interesting. Why do you recommend an analog/converter setup over a straight USB headset? Cost? Quality?

FWIW, I use one of these http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...ONTENTID=10012 (also picked-up at Best Buy ;-) and it works a treat with vent (when they have the server set up for Macs, that is).

Just curious =)

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Old 08-06-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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Interesting. Why do you recommend an analog/converter setup over a straight USB headset? Cost? Quality?
Because it's pretty common for a headset to get broken. You trip over the cord, you roll over the cord in a chair, etc. Using the converter allows you to use a wide selection of inexpensive headsets.
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:18 PM   #5
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Ok thanks guys. Won't using an alalog headset with a converter be kind of bad quality?
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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Nope
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:04 PM   #7
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Because it's pretty common for a headset to get broken. You trip over the cord, you roll over the cord in a chair, etc. Using the converter allows you to use a wide selection of inexpensive headsets.
Good point -- thanks for the clarification =)
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:47 PM   #8
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Ok, cool thanks. I'm gonna go look at headsets. As for USB ones, I've got one suggestion for Logitech, any other brand suggestions etc?
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:31 PM   #9
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plantronics has a wide variety of usb. newegg carries them at a decent price. My DSP 50 is convertable from usb to analog.
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