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Recommendation for Gaming Microphones

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Thanks for posting this advice. A couple simple questions.

You need a USB audio interface with phantom power for the mic, right? I see some popularly recommended models for podcasts.

The reason I would do this is that I have some high end headphones that I listen to out of a nice dac/amp. I would like to use them to game with a mic. Do you have to plug your headphones into the monitor of the USB audio interface to get the audio out and mic to sync properly?
 

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I ended up changing my parameters and keeping my audiophile headphones out of the equation.

It's a pretty flexible set-up and could be used for pro work: streamer, podcaster, musician/singer, voiceover. I might add or change a component if I was doing any one of those things seriously.

This is certainly overkill for what I will ever use it for.


Interface: Audient iD4

https://www.amazon.com/Audient-2-ou...533778192&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=audient+id4

Mic Stand: Rode PSA1

https://www.amazon.com/RODE-Swivel-...qid=1533778315&sr=1-3&keywords=rode+mic+stand

Mic: SM7B (I bought this used)

https://www.amazon.com/Shure-SM7B-D...rd_wg=nNd9T&psc=1&refRID=4HBHDJJAXGXTSA49PRNY

If you get a dynamic mic, especially the SM7B, you need something to raise the gain like the Cloudlifter CL-1 (it goes inline with the mic and uses the phantom power from the interface to increase the gain 25d:cool:

https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Microp...rd_wg=gRLWQ&psc=1&refRID=WHKJR4KX4BH04H5EBZQH

Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Headphones

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-sennheiser-hd-58x-jubilee-headphones

Misc: Bought a Shure 3" Extension A26X for the Rode boom arm to make it easier to swivel the mic around, and two Mogami mic cables

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006NMSWO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Mogami-Micro...rd_wg=VEK1J&psc=1&refRID=40VSE91C1VM2N4D6WRQ6
 

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Within I love that system. I use the audient and mic stand. The headphones should be awesome I have HD600.
I doubt you need the extension, test it first.

That will be an awesome system I am jealous. Let me know how it turns out.
 

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I have been using it for a few weeks, I just got around to writing it up. It's great.

The Shure basically comes with it's own shock mount with the cable connector facing up. When you connect the mic cable the connector comes in contact with the Rode arm and limits it's movement. The extension moves the connector lower so it is just the flexible cable near the arm.

Got the idea from this guy:
 
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