Headphone Microphone Head-to-Head



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Viola! Talk about technology breaching all boundaries and working wonders. This headphone microphone would be an amazing addition not only for the sci-fi and techno-savvy people, but even for the everyday man who’d find this utterly useful. It’s a great success!




Were any of these tested while playing WITHOUT headphones? I play with a 5.1 speaker setup as headphones kill.

Been looking for a good clip on mic to use with Vent/TS for years. I have yet to find one that works well enough at noise cancelling...or have I now? Does your recommendation stand if using the mic with speaker setups? Thanks.


Ben Kim

I haven't tested them without headphones, but I'd be willing to bet that even the 3.0 wouldn't work well with speakers. 

I'd recommend sticking with push-to-talk VOIP if you absolutely have to use speakers.  



For the past 2 years +, I have used the Zalman ZM-MIC1 clipped to AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class Premium Headphones.

I use a Wireless Astro transmitter, paired with my PS3 for first person shooters. The Zalman ZM-MIC1 cost me a little over 7 bucks a piece (bought two)and has worked flawlessly through cat chewing, being stepped on barefoot OUCH, tied in loose knots etc.. The second mic is still unused in the box.