Was looking for a decent desk mic (I'm not too fond on those zalman clip ons ones unfortunately) and was looking at this before but the price went up. Saw this again when looking at another deal, and although this may not be the nicest or greatest microphone in the world - It is one of the better rated low end ones, although reviews seem evenly split. That said, I doubt for the price of a Sandwich you're going to find much better. Should be a good for basic voice chat with some headphones :P
Cheapest its ever been according to camelcamelcamel (link http:/****/1xUJp4o )
Also looks like its the 3rd best seller for PC microphones on Amazon :)
EDIT: This may be an Interesting thing to try from one of the Amazon comments in regards to improving quality. Also seems to solve most of the issues people in the poorer reviews were having
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By T G on 21 July 2012
You can't expect much from a £5 microphone but it works quite well and you can make youtube videos with this if you wish. To get the best sound do this (in windows os)
Before doing this be sure to plug it into the right socket on the back of your computer.
1. Type in mmsys.cpl in the search box (or open run and type mmsys.cpl in)
2. Click on the recording tab.
3. Right click on microphone and click properties.
4. Click on levels.
5. Move the microphone boost slider to +30.0 dB (make sure the microphone bar is up to 100 aswell)
6. Next click advanced, you'll see default format. Click on the arrow down button and select the option "2 channel, 24 bit, 192000 Hz (studio quality).
This is what i did and it gives me a pretty good recording sound. I haven't tried it on skype but i'm sure it'll be just as clear as when recording if not clearer.
Overall a good cheap microphone that works and doesn't break the bank. It is a bit flimsy but you get what you pay for right?
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