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Trust MC-1200 PC Microphone (add on item) £2.19 @ Amazon (add on item / £10 spend)

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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 …
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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

"3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good
By T G on 21 July 2012
Verified Purchase
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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#1
Can't say for sure but I imagine that this sounds nasty, don't punish others because your cheap. A bareable microphone or headset is only £10-25.
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minicale
Can't say for sure but I imagine that this sounds nasty, don't punish others because your cheap. A bareable microphone or headset is only £10-25.

I've used cheap stuff thats been alright, and cheap stuff that's been nasty. The reviews (not too many of them) for this product I managed to find were generally quite positive and at £2, if you just need a mic for a general VOIP and don't want to splash out on headphones then I'm sure it would serve a lot of peoples needs. I added something in the description from the reviews also which may aid any issues. Even as a user of headsets myself (I have a pair of x12's as I prefer things that work across my xbox/pc) I am going to be picking one up just as a back up, as sometimes ear buds and a mic are just more comfortable.

As an extra note. My x12's sounded pants when plugged in at first. But a little tweeking (similar to what I added to description) and its good. No hissing, not too loud for other, only unwanted noise picked up is my extremely loud typing :P

Edited By: slayermatt on Jan 08, 2015 13:02
#3
minicale
Can't say for sure but I imagine that this sounds nasty, don't punish others because your cheap. A bareable microphone or headset is only £10-25.
So you have not used it yet you feel free to judge it and even go as far as say don't punish us.
Great comment.
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slayermatt
minicale
Can't say for sure but I imagine that this sounds nasty, don't punish others because your cheap. A bareable microphone or headset is only £10-25.

I've used cheap stuff thats been alright, and cheap stuff that's been nasty. The reviews (not too many of them) for this product I managed to find were generally quite positive and at £2, if you just need a mic for a general VOIP and don't want to splash out on headphones then I'm sure it would serve a lot of peoples needs. I added something in the description from the reviews also which may aid any issues. Even as a user of headsets myself (I have a pair of x12's as I prefer things that work across my xbox/pc) I am going to be picking one up just as a back up, as sometimes ear buds and a mic are just more comfortable.

As an extra note. My x12's sounded pants when plugged in at first. But a little tweeking (similar to what I added to description) and its good. No hissing, not too loud for other, only unwanted noise picked up is my extremely loud typing :P

Stuff like the X12s are decent for mic quality. Have you ever been in skype with someone that has a cheap mic? Its so off putting and painful to hear, a mic is something I would never cheap out on if you use voip a lot.
#5
minicale
slayermatt
minicale
Can't say for sure but I imagine that this sounds nasty, don't punish others because your cheap. A bareable microphone or headset is only £10-25.

I've used cheap stuff thats been alright, and cheap stuff that's been nasty. The reviews (not too many of them) for this product I managed to find were generally quite positive and at £2, if you just need a mic for a general VOIP and don't want to splash out on headphones then I'm sure it would serve a lot of peoples needs. I added something in the description from the reviews also which may aid any issues. Even as a user of headsets myself (I have a pair of x12's as I prefer things that work across my xbox/pc) I am going to be picking one up just as a back up, as sometimes ear buds and a mic are just more comfortable.

As an extra note. My x12's sounded pants when plugged in at first. But a little tweeking (similar to what I added to description) and its good. No hissing, not too loud for other, only unwanted noise picked up is my extremely loud typing :P

Stuff like the X12s are decent for mic quality. Have you ever been in skype with someone that has a cheap mic? Its so off putting and painful to hear, a mic is something I would never cheap out on if you use voip a lot.
I remember when I first used my x12's, they were complained about on so many levels before i sorted the settings out. Static was a big issue for them it seemed. There is a difference but I have spoken to people with desk mics, headset mics, just a standard Rockband/Guitar Hero Mic as well as a bunch of older ones. Laptop mics are the only ones I really can't stand and even then is usually bearable. I'm not saying this is the most amazing solution. But for £2? The reviews are also generally positive for the most part (3.7 stars out of 245 reviews on Amazon, I found a YouTube one or two who were positive too) which isn't any worse than some £10-£20 microphones, which I think people without headsets are looking to spend at a max. Again, its an option on a budget.
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slayermatt
minicale
slayermatt
minicale
Can't say for sure but I imagine that this sounds nasty, don't punish others because your cheap. A bareable microphone or headset is only £10-25.
I've used cheap stuff thats been alright, and cheap stuff that's been nasty. The reviews (not too many of them) for this product I managed to find were generally quite positive and at £2, if you just need a mic for a general VOIP and don't want to splash out on headphones then I'm sure it would serve a lot of peoples needs. I added something in the description from the reviews also which may aid any issues. Even as a user of headsets myself (I have a pair of x12's as I prefer things that work across my xbox/pc) I am going to be picking one up just as a back up, as sometimes ear buds and a mic are just more comfortable.
As an extra note. My x12's sounded pants when plugged in at first. But a little tweeking (similar to what I added to description) and its good. No hissing, not too loud for other, only unwanted noise picked up is my extremely loud typing :P
Stuff like the X12s are decent for mic quality. Have you ever been in skype with someone that has a cheap mic? Its so off putting and painful to hear, a mic is something I would never cheap out on if you use voip a lot.
I remember when I first used my x12's, they were complained about on so many levels before i sorted the settings out. Static was a big issue for them it seemed. There is a difference but I have spoken to people with desk mics, headset mics, just a standard Rockband/Guitar Hero Mic as well as a bunch of older ones. Laptop mics are the only ones I really can't stand and even then is usually bearable. I'm not saying this is the most amazing solution. But for £2? The reviews are also generally positive for the most part (3.7 stars out of 245 reviews on Amazon, I found a YouTube one or two who were positive too) which isn't any worse than some £10-£20 microphones, which I think people without headsets are looking to spend at a max. Again, its an option on a budget.


Ok for arguments sake I went and bought the microphone. Disregard all I said about this microphone it is a bloody bargain for £2 sounds absolutely fine although I would not use +30db like people say to have it on +20db otherwise you will get hissing.

Highly recommend this after testing it, just proves you can not judge a book by its cover.

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