Best Gaming Headset MIC for Commentary?

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Best Gaming Headset MIC for Commentary?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Fennec » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:39 am

I'm looking for a good gaming headset MIC for audio commentary.

Either live-in game commentary or for recording voice-over work in Audacity.

I've heard the Astro A40's are good.

Has anyone used them or have any other suggestions?
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Re: Best Gaming Headset MIC for Commentary?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:02 am

Nobody posting on the forum for help ever stops and does reviews. The forum elves aren't likely to have this particular headset. Someone might.

I will tell you that the "straight" A40 is an analog headset and that usually means you need to get your computer soundcard to boost the microphone volume for Audacity. Nobody is going to give Windows soundcards any awards for high quality or stability. Game commentary (or Skype) is very, very different from broadcast/entertainment voice work. If you get a job to do voice over for a client, the voice needs to be clear, undistorted, non-popping, and quiet. That's different from yelling over mortar fire, exploding tanks and pulsing theme music.

That's just general notes. I know nothing about this headset (it seems really nice). But I don't think I would smash those two jobs together like that.

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Re: Best Gaming Headset MIC for Commentary?

Permanent link to this post Posted by bryan2112 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:53 pm

Fennec wrote:I'm looking for a good gaming headset MIC for audio commentary.

Either live-in game commentary or for recording voice-over work in Audacity.

I've heard the Astro A40's are good.

Has anyone used them or have any other suggestions?


The Astro A40's are definitely a great pair of gaming headset.

However if you already own a headphone then it isn't worth going for a completely new headset.

for 3/4th the price of Astro A40 you can get a great performing condenser mic like the Samson Meteor http://www.amazon.com/Samson-Meteor-Studio-Microphone-Chrome/dp/B004MF39YS/

However if you want to go a little more cheap then you can check this guide about good microphone for http://theroundingsound.com/best-microphone-for-gaming/.

I hope that will able to help you a little more.
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Re: Best Gaming Headset MIC for Commentary?

Permanent link to this post Posted by ungu198 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:41 pm

Astro A40 is good microphone for gaming. But, you can go with Sony ECM CS10.. Its cheap too.
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Re: Best Gaming Headset MIC for Commentary?

Permanent link to this post Posted by crazyduck » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:25 am

Astro A40's are really great, and popular among online gamers. You may also go for Turtle Beach X12. Remember that these headphones offer no matched recording quality as that of condenser or other mics.
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Re: Best Gaming Headset MIC for Commentary?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Beno272 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:57 pm

Lots of good options here: http://captureway.com/best-microphone-gaming/ - depends how you're doing things, are you setting up a mic into a capture card or doing it in post production?
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