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post #1 of 3 Old 08-20-2012, 10:51 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey, everybody. Good news! *lol* I'm going to have my first real HTPC soon. Won't get into any details but I have naggin problem.

I have and very much intend to play ALL my games in 5/7.1 with my home theater system. This is not much of a problem. Hook up the videocard to AVR, blah blah blah. My problem is I like to use a microphone to talk to my friends when I play games. Nice to have good communication, yeah? Now, I've been playing games the past +2 years on my laptop and have had surround headphones (Logitech g930) with great results. Obviously I will not use these or any actual headphones on this new system because I want to hear awesome sound through my very capable HT surround system. I really only use Steam voice chat because I simply prefer it and have had long ongoing issues with Ventrillo that I'd rather avoid getting on a long tangent for. I figure I could just get a headset mic and just not use the headphone part or get one with out them. One thing I'm worried about is feedback or excessive noise transmitting through the mic as I will most certainly play my games as damn loud as I want. biggrin.gif An Xbox Live type system would be perfect with only friends coming through headphone and all game sound coming through 7.1 system.

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How do I get a Xbox Live type mic system working for the pc, preferably without using a thirdparty voice system? Also, those with systems like mine, do you find a lot of game noise going through your mic and bothering your buddies?

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Just buy a noise cancelling clip on mic and a long cord and put it next to you when you play games. I did that for years and worked perfect!

This will also work but I myself have not tried it. I have 2 friends I regularly game with and they do bluetooth and it works great.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7273039_use-bluetooth-headset-pc-microphone.html

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Just buy a noise cancelling clip on mic and a long cord and put it next to you when you play games. I did that for years and worked perfect!
This will also work but I myself have not tried it. I have 2 friends I regularly game with and they do bluetooth and it works great.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7273039_use-bluetooth-headset-pc-microphone.html

Thanks, N8. I've got this mic only headset from a really old copy of Dragon Natural from way back. I figure I'd just use that but was worried high SPL game sound and voice thru speakers would feedback into the mic. I guess Ill just have to try it and then figure it out. Heh.

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