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So I have a bit of a dilemma. I've come to find that as long as I'm in the dorms it makes a lot more sense for me to use my headphones instead of my 5.1 system since the headphones let me isolate all the other noise that might interfere with my gaming and so other people don't have to hear it. Unfortunately I don't know what to do about a mic for online gaming now. Wearing a bluetooth headset isn't exactly comfortable or practical with my cans on. So does anybody have any workarounds for this little dilemma?
 

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Get an Astro MixAmp and a cheap Zalman mic. Other mic options include the PS Eye and the Logitech Desktop mic.
 

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Mikazaru,


How much are we talking about for the Mixamp and headset?
 

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The A40 headset is $199.99 and the MixAmp is $129.99 when purchased separately. When purchased together, the combo costs $249.99. It's pretty expensive, but it's one of the few options available that allow you to hear the game in full surround, simultaneously with voice chat over headphones. I don't own it myself, but I've done a lot of research and will probably pick it up sometime when I can spare the money. A lot of people just buy the MixAmp and use their own headphones with a clip-on Zalman mic (less than $10).


Also, new A/V receivers are beginning to include Dolby Headphone as a feature -- so that is something to consider if you happen to be in the market for one. My receiver isn't very old and it's not worth upgrading for that one addition.

http://www.astrogaming.com/products/all


Edit: A usb mic adapter is also necessary.
http://www.astrogaming.com/news/41/The-A40-and-the-PS3
 

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too pricey at the moment.


Thanks for the info though!
 

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Already have the Zalman mic for use with my 360. Unfortunately I was looking for an affordable solution so the Astro thing is out of the question. I have a pair of superior headphones and a nice headphone amp so there's no way I'm spending $130 for another amp just for mic input. Thanks for the idea nonetheless.


What's that about the PSEye though? Does it have a mic built in? Could I use it effectively without having to yell at it to get it to pick up my voice properly?


Edit: Actually just looked at the Logitech desktop mic. That might actually work perfectly. Are there any similar USB mics that will work that are more like the Zalman? Or could I just plug a USB Mic adapter into the PS3 and use the Zalman?
 

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Yeah, the PS Eye has a built-in mic, but you do have to speak quite loudly which kind of defeats the purpose. Since you already have the Zalman, a usb mic adapter is probably your best option.
 

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Originally Posted by Mikazaru /forum/post/15540235


Get an Astro MixAmp and a cheap Zalman mic. Other mic options include the PS Eye and the Logitech Desktop mic.

Pulling the trigger on the Astro System myself next week when they get their USB adapters for the PS3 back in stock
 
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