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USB sound card for mic quality

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by tadezzini, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. tadezzini

    tadezzini Newbie

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    Hi there,
    I just want to ask how to improve my mic quality, because now I need to scream to hear myself as normal talking, same with the skype. I tried a lot of options, but its just small improvement, I tried laptops mic and now zalman mic.

    Is anyone know if usb sound card could help me? thank you
     
  2. OneMadMFER

    OneMadMFER Newbie

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    I did tournament gaming for awhile, if you want quality we would never touch a usb card. We would always get dedicated internal cards. like the asus xonar for example. When it first came out it was one of the best.
     
  3. tadezzini

    tadezzini Newbie

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    I forgot to mention, that I use laptop.
    Do you think this is the same ? amazon.co.uk/Asus-Xonaru3-Mobile-USB-Soundcard/dp/B004ZI5E1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363475436&sr=8-1
     
  4. bertbaby

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    It's not the card but the mike, i went with a Yeti mike and the damn thing is so sensitive it can pick up street traffic with a closed window.
     
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  5. favorshows

    favorshows Regular Member

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    Yeah I believe it depends on the mic.
    My previous mic wasn't that sensitive, but it was clear enough, however my new mic is so sensitive, that people can hear me on skype, when I'm like opening a bottle from the other side of the room.

    If you are looking to improve just the volume I would suggest that you check some super cheap headphones with mic. Yeah I'm not joking, $10 have decent enough mics.
    However if you are looking to improve the overall quality, because you want to create videos etc... then I would suggest that you look into more expensive stand alone mics + maybe find good recording software.
     
  6. tadezzini

    tadezzini Newbie

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    Im using now zalman zm-mic1 for 10 pounds. Ill try to play with settings. Or just get snowball, is it good as yeti?
     
  7. WizGizmo

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    Agreed . . . The mic makes a big difference. I use a USB "Snowball" mic
    and get excellent quality at a reasonably low price. They are around
    $60 to $75. Amazon has them.

    And if you are looking for a good USB headset at a reasonable price,
    try the Logitech ClearChat Wireless USB Headset. Costs around $60.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
  8. bertbaby

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    Wiz,

    Congrats on the 3000+ rep by the way!
     
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  9. onizuka

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    I have used both the Snowball and Yeti and prefer the Yeti. You can some times pick one up used for similar prices to the Snowball. USB plug and play mics are great for laptops and will make a huge improvement in your sound quality.