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4 out of 5 eggs Great Microphone... 12/15/2016

This review is from: OLYMPUS ME-52W 3.5mm Connector Noise-Cancellation Microphone

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I gave this 4 stars because I found out this mic was bit more sensitive then I expected. However if it weren't for the pros I mentioned, it would have received 3 stars. The big plus here is being able to replace the cable for cheaper then a Cyber Acoustics mic and retaining a product of better quality.

Use the windscreen! If you don't the mic will be super sensitive and will give back distortion.

With Realtek HD Manager, I am using a setting of 10+ decibels with a recording volume at full blast to get the best results. You can go to 20+ with good results provided you don't have any fans running or any other loud noises in the background.

The cable I ordered came from Newegg and unfortunately it's the cheapest one that you can get. I say unfortunately because it's 12 feet long and cheaper then the 6 ft cable! This is the 12 ft one I ordered:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5M11T79450&cm_re=Headphone_extension_cable-_-9SIA5M11T79450-_-Product

This is the 6 ft one if you are interested:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX0T93018&cm_re=Headphone_extension_cable-_-82-719-269-_-Product

Also, if you are looking at the Phillips Mic for $30, don't get that one for gaming as the specs show it is more sensitive then the Olympus. This one does the Job well enough for that intended purpose. Getting the Phillips would be overkill, plus there is nothing indicating it comes with more then just a windscreen.

All in all, this probably is the best choice on the market for a gamer whose using stand alone headphones. Plus you get to use some old school equipment with it (Nova 10s man!)

Update:: After buying this some month's ago. I have found that the windscreen does fit. It seems that over time it needs to shrink for it to stay on. It probably needs to be heated up to do this but I wouldn't know what procedure to use to make it fit right away.

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OLYMPUS ME-52W 3.5mm Connector Noise-Cancellation Microphone
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4 out of 5 eggs Great Microphone... 08/10/2016

This review is from: OLYMPUS ME-52W 3.5mm Connector Noise-Cancellation Microphone

Pros: This microphone has has better quality sound wise then my old worn out Cyber Acoustics Mic (model for it not sold anymore. Closest match might be this updated one... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G0U24387)

The cable is replaceable, thus extending the life of the mic itself and keeping the cost down for just replacing the wire.

It comes with everything (almost) you need - a 3 foot cable to plug into your computer, a meaty lapel (good enough to attach firmly to my Nova 10 6.5mm Jack headphones), and a windscreen.

Cons: For a gamer, this thing is a little too sensitive and you might need to attach it an inch or two further away then what is normal headset or lower quality lapel mic would need for sufficient feedback. The windscreen will partially fix this.

The wire it comes with is too short! You'll need to spend a few more dollars to get one of sufficient length.

Other Thoughts: I gave this 4 stars because I found out this mic was bit more sensitive then I expected. However if it weren't for the pros I mentioned, it would have received 3 stars. The big plus here is being able to replace the cable for cheaper then a Cyber Acoustics mic and retaining a product of better quality.

Use the windscreen! If you don't the mic will be super sensitive and will give back distortion.

With Realtek HD Manager, I am using a setting of 10+ decibels with a recording volume at full blast to get the best results. You can go to 20+ with good results provided you don't have any fans running or any other loud noises in the background.

The cable I ordered came from Newegg and unfortunately it's the cheapest one that you can get. I say unfortunately because it's 12 feet long and cheaper then the 6 ft cable! This is the 12 ft one I ordered:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5M11T79450&cm_re=Headphone_extension_cable-_-9SIA5M11T79450-_-Product

This is the 6 ft one if you are interested:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX0T93018&cm_re=Headphone_extension_cable-_-82-719-269-_-Product

Also, if you are looking at the Phillips Mic for $30, don't get that one for gaming as the specs show it is more sensitive then the Olympus. This one does the Job well enough for that intended purpose. Getting the Phillips would be overkill, plus there is nothing indicating it comes with more then just a windscreen.

All in all, this probably is the best choice on the market for a gamer whose using stand alone headphones. Plus you get to use some old school equipment with it (Nova 10s man!)

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G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's ram...

Cons: 3 out of the 4 I bought worked. One failed...

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Display Name: Thomas J.

Date Joined: 03/01/10

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 04/08/10
  • Last Review: 12/15/16
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