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Looking for a good mic


The Knife in your Back
Dec 8, 2008
10,412 (3.16/day)
Duluth, Minnesota
System Name My Comp | Fiancees Comp
Processor i7 5820k @ 4.6Ghz 1.285v| i5 2500k
Motherboard MSI x99 SLI Plus | AsRock Z77 Pro 3
Cooling Watercooled
Memory 16GB DDR4 2400 @ 2666 | 12GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) AMD R9 290x | MSI 5850 OC
Storage 128gb SSD + 2x 2TB | 2TB
Display(s) Asus 27" LCD | 25" Hanns G
Case CM Storm | CM Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Creative Recon 3D PCIe
Power Supply Enermax Galaxy 1250W | Rosewill 630w
Mouse Logitech G700s | Logitech G100s
Keyboard Logitech G901 | Logitech G105
Software Win 8.1 Ultimate x64 | Win 8.1 Ultimate x64
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark - Fire Strike Extreme - 4403
As the title states, looking for a good mic. I can't stand wearing a headset (even if it's around my neck I would rather not). I currently run my mic above and behind my monitor, it's probably about 2 - 3 feet away from me. It works fine, but sometimes it has a mid of it's own and I get outbound volume drops, also has a low hum background noise.

I've looked at a few more expensive mic's, but the point of those is better hz as far as I know. And the more limited range you get the more background noise it cuts out. Which is great and all if you run your mic near your head, but mines a ways off, so the few high quality mic's I have heard sound great, but when I ask the people using them how far away it is from them, they usually say a few inches only. I could move my mic to probably about 1ft away, but then it would be sitting on top of my center channel speaker, and I wonder how much sound it would pick up from that vs from me talking.

I'm probably looking to spend $20ish, so wondering what recommendations anyone out there has.