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Headsets with mic ($100-$200)?, Are the microphones any good?
post May 1 2013, 19:08
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I've been considering getting a headset (headphones with built-in mic) for recording voice for a podcast. But wondering if the microphones on the ones in my price range ($100-$200) are any good.

All of the ones I've seen say something like "inline mic for answering calls on your iPhone" which makes me think the mic must really poor. If the microphones are only going to make my voice sound as good as a phone, then I don't see the point. I'd rather spend the money on a good set of headphones without the mic, and either use the built-in mic on the MacBook Pro, or get a separate mic.

But if any headsets (with mic) in my price range have a mic that is sufficient for recording voice, then I'd be interested in that. I don't need audiophile quality voice recording for this application, because it just needs to be good enough for a podcast. But I don't want horrible quality either.
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post May 6 2013, 00:56
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I've never used a mic stand before. I read a review on B&H that said the mic (ATR2500) and the mic stand I'm getting don't work together. How could that be?

Could someone familiar with mic stands and boom arms let me know if the gear I'm buying will work together?

(will the On-Stage MSA7040TB boom arm connect up with the On-Stage DS7200B stand base, and will the mic connect to the boom arm, and do I need any other accessories to make this work aside from what is included?)

Also, should I consider getting one of these kick drum mic stands like the Ultimate Support JS-KD50 Kick Drum/Amp Mic Stand which has an included boom arm (instead of combining the DS7200B base with the MSA7040TB)?

(The guy in this video seems to like the Ultimate Support JS-KD50 and seems to believe it works good as a desktop stand)

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- toronado455   Headsets with mic ($100-$200)?   May 1 2013, 19:08
- - Propheticus   I can only speak out of my own experience: The Sen...   May 1 2013, 19:55
- - DVDdoug   There are some broadcast quality headset mics, but...   May 1 2013, 20:27
|- - toronado455   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ May 1 2013, 12:27) There...   May 1 2013, 23:08
- - markanini   Dynamic stage mics can sound great for podcasts, a...   May 1 2013, 22:11
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE Dynamic stage mics can sound great for podca...   May 2 2013, 00:28
- - toronado455   DVDdoug, thanks again for the great info. Do the e...   May 2 2013, 02:13
- - markanini   There are now inexpensive XLR to USB interfaces. A...   May 2 2013, 03:16
- - MikeFord   When you say voice and podcast, are you singing or...   May 2 2013, 07:52
- - Brand   The main advantage of a headset is that the mic is...   May 2 2013, 11:01
- - RonaldDumsfeld   fwiw. I use my PC to record what are called shoutc...   May 2 2013, 12:10
- - toronado455   QUOTE (MikeFord @ May 1 2013, 23:52) When...   May 2 2013, 20:26
|- - MikeFord   QUOTE (toronado455 @ May 2 2013, 12:26) Q...   May 3 2013, 01:47
- - toronado455   Thanks for all the responses. I've decided on ...   May 3 2013, 07:25
- - toronado455   Being that I'm concerned monitoring latency ma...   May 3 2013, 16:37
|- - Dynamic   A couple of links that might provide food for thou...   May 3 2013, 19:24
|- - toronado455   QUOTE (Dynamic @ May 3 2013, 11:24) A cou...   May 4 2013, 06:43
- - markanini   I think it's well worth spending $5 extra...   May 3 2013, 17:28
- - toronado455   I've never used a mic stand before. I read a r...   May 6 2013, 00:56

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