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Shintsu

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#1 10 years ago

Alright, I need a good headset/microphone for gaming obviously. The thing is, I want a headset but I don't need all the headphone part. I spent $400 on speakers and a sound card and there is no way in hell I'm going to use a cheap headset over those. So I have a few questions. Firstly, is there just a headset designed microphone (A headset that is basically a microphone with no speaker anywhere)? Second, is there a way that I can get just the voices from chat in my headset? I wouldn't mind using it if I could keep using my speakers but I'm not like a lot of people with cheapo computer speakers who doesn't care about sound at all. I'd love something like the Xbox 360 headset's functionality but is there any way to do that on the PC? Lastly, are those microphones that actually look like the kind people use on the stage any good for use as a gaming mic? Similar to the kind in the spoiler:

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I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to use a headset in this manner. I've seen some that have a speaker on just the microphone side and that would be good too but that makes no sense if someone was going to use that to replace their computer speakers. If there is none of the above can you all recommend something I can hear through the headphones well (None of the super padded ones)? I won't plug the headphone part in at the worst but I had to do that with my last headset that crapped out.




Bs|Archaon

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#2 10 years ago

Might I ask what's wrong with a normal desk microphone?




ConstanceJill

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#3 10 years ago

Well, I'm not totally sure, but I'd say if you want to have distinct sound outputs between a program and all others, you'll probably have to get an additional sound card, so you can set one to be used as default, and the other to be used with that specific program, and with it only... if only that program allows choosing which audio circuit to use, which isn't an obvious thing ^^'




Shintsu

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#4 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4387749Might I ask what's wrong with a normal desk microphone?

Nothing really, it's just more of a pain to lean in and talk into the mic than just talking outloud with it on my head. I'm not sure about secondary sound cards and all that but my motherboard has a sound card build in and I disabled it so I could use my M-Audio sound card. Somehow I doubt that I can have both enabled though. I just thought there may be some way to get the audio channels you want to come through there and tell the rest to go elsewhere. Like a program or something that does that.




Bs|Archaon

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#5 10 years ago

Wearing a headset will distort the sound from your speakers, which ultimately defies the point of not using a full headset because you have good speakers. I used to have my mic placed directly behind my keyboard (the stand was slim enough to fit underneath the keyboard) and from there it worked fine.




Shintsu

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#6 10 years ago

Alright, I'll give that a go. Any that you'd recommend?




jake___

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#7 10 years ago

I happen to have that exact microphone on my desktop right now. I happen to have it because I'm a musician and I sometimes need to record things at home for analyzing and such.

It works extremely well. You have to remember to turn it up a bit under your PC's audio I/O controls though, otherwise its really quiet, or you have to stick your head really close to it too get a good signal. Plus, it has its own on-board soundcard, which eliminates a lot of problems. :)

I've heard, though, that logitech headphones work great, if you want something attached to your head. :p




Rysonue

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#8 10 years ago

Omg, I have the exact same problem. Its very vexing. (Also, its a strange coincidence that you posted this because Afterburner just asked me for an example of someone who would want that set up XD ) Earlier, I had my friend's voice out putting from my speakers and then went in CSS and the sound played form my speakers, but idk how to get it cause now none of my sound works.

I use the PS2 headset that came with SOCOM.(it's a logitech) Sometimes I can get it to work right sometimes I can't.

I don't think you can have one program out put to two separate things but I proved you can, with a USB head set, get separate programs to work sepperatly...sort of.




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#9 10 years ago

I have a 20$ Logitech USB, sounds great, 44khz and SONY MDR-7506 Professional headphones, beautiful combination...