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Old January 2, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Hi everyone.
I am going to be building a nice workstation/gaming PC soon. And I'm a youtube gaming commentator.
As with any gaming commentator I need a good mic, The headset I have now.. Not cutting it.

So I either want to buy a new headset or a good pair of headphones + a desk mic.


I have picked a microphone/headphones setup:
- Blue Yeti Silver Edition
- Nady MPF-6 Pop Filter
- On Stage Stands MS7701 Boom Mic Stand
- iWorld Black Label headphones + cable extender

Requirements for:

--EDIT--
-- I should mention I do NOT want any Logitech anything, I've had 2 bad experiences back to back, (~$80 wasted) and that's enough for me to not buy from them again.
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Headset:
- preferably less than $100.
- Needs to have good audio quality, and good bass. ( I do a lot of listening to music, skype, and gaming)
- Mic quality must be GREAT. (No buzzes/hums, No picking up the smallest of noises (Such as light breathing sounding like a wind tunnel) and must just in general pick up my voice clearly, and sound good.
- MUST BE COMFORTABLE! I will be wearing it for hours at a time.
- needs to be durable, I can't replace it every few months.
- Needs to not pick up excessive background noise

Or if I go with a desk mic + headphones: (NOTE: The desk mic will be sitting ~3-4 feet away from me, less if on a boom)
Heaphones:
- Just need good bass and audio, and be durable.
- Most be COMFORTABLE! I will be wearing it for hours at a time.
- Needs to be $50 or less.
Desk mic:
- Needs to have AMAZING mic quality, Clear voice quality, And be able to pick up good from being on a desk (Or if needed, next to/above me on a boom)
- Needs to not pick up excessive background noise
- Needs to be $100 or less.

I've been recommended: Blue Snowball, or Blue Yeti. I haven't been recommended any headsets or headphones, though. Would the Snowball or Yeti be a good choice?

Thanks in advanced for any help!
~Ryan
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Old January 2, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Old January 3, 2013, 01:10 AM
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+1 for a blue snowball
Alright, I'll look into getting an awkwardly coloured snowball.
All jokes aside, I'll just need a good pair of headphones. The pair I have now (iWorld Black Label) are really nice, Comfortable, great audio quality..but the cable is 3 feet at best..I need something a good tad longer.
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Old January 3, 2013, 01:25 AM
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If you like the headphones you have now you can pick-up a cable extension at any dollar store or electronics store.
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Old January 3, 2013, 03:34 AM
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If you like the headphones you have now you can pick-up a cable extension at any dollar store or electronics store.
Sounds good.

I am starting to hear a lot about the blue snowball having a buzz in the background..
That doesn't =

I might look into the Yeti for a little bit more money..
Though it's more than I want to spin as supafly pointed out I can get an extender for my headphones to save money.
I'll look a bit more into the snowball first, but if the buzz is confirmed... I'd rather pay more for the Yeti to get beter quality, anyday.
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Hands down ..... Senheiser PC350's or the 360's. Also look around the net for used sets of PC350's with the "Hero mod" / making a port in the speaker backing cup to produce more bass. I'd say Hero modded versions of the pc350's is almost as much as there original cost of the unit itself. When mine where past the initial 2 yr warrenty I did the mod & it definately made a BIGTIME diffrence in bass responce in them.
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Teknmotion London Underground Dubstep Headphones Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips - YouTube

not to expensive and supports phone and computer

have not tryd em myself yet
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If they didn't change anything in the hardware, this was one of the better headsets under 100$ back in the day
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Razer Carcharias for Xbox®/PC

If they didn't change anything in the hardware, this was one of the better headsets under 100$ back in the day
It still is, but the mic could use a mic amp though. It might be too quiet for the OP.
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Plantronics Gamecom 780 Headset they have good mic sound an control
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