Need a good headset
September 7, 2011 8:11 AM Subscribe
I need recommendations for a good headset with mic for recording. The mic can't shake when I move my head, and the headphones need to be insulated enough so the mic doesn't pick up what's coming through the headphones.
posted by arniec to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This will be used on a Windows Vista PC. USB is best, but I do have a USB dongle adapter for mini-jacks if need be.
I've purchased 3 different headsets on Amazon and none are meeting my needs. Some have these rubbery microphones and when I turn my head the microphone wags like a dog's tail making a terrible racquet when recording.
Others have poorly insulated earphones and the mic pics up every word that comes through the headphones (though faintly)
I use this for podcasting and while all the sets I've bought in the $25-$75 range have good enough sound for recording through the mic, these other problems are really problematic. I'm the type who moves my head while I talk and sitting stock still is killing me on the waggy-microphone ones.
Anyone have a good recommendation? Bonus points if it's under $100.