[SOLVED] Microphone setup suggestions.

ExtreamChaozZ

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Hiya,

I was hoping to get some help in regards to a microphone setup for general use such as gaming and discord.
My old mod mic is on its last legs so I think its time for an upgrade.

I use the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250omh and I don't plan on changing them for a headset with a mic.
I am also using an Asus Essence stx ii 7.1 with a 3.5mm to 6.35mm jack adapter going directly into the back of the sound card.

I want to keep using this 6.35mm jack on my sound card so I would prefer a non USB mic.
I am looking at getting a boom arm so I can position the mic away from my 2 screens as I don't have much room on my desk as you can see from the attached picture.
This way it doesn't block my screens.

I have done some surfing around but I don't know much about mics. I think that I need to go down the road of an XLR mic but I don't know how the setup would be for that.
Plus from what I have seen it looks to be quite expensive with the added interface needed. I'm not looking to break the bank so a £150 setup would be the max, not sure if that's a realistic amount or not though.

I'm after a full setup so any suggestions would be great.
And yes, I do have a new mouse pad on its way.

Current Setup: View: https://imgur.com/ba0CxrW
 

ExtreamChaozZ

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I have found a decent enough mic for my needs. If anyone stumbles across this post with a similar question to mine then here are the details.

I picked up the T20 Tonor XLR Condenser microphone kit. This included the boom arm, shock mount and a pop filter. It is all very entry level but serves my needs perfectly.
You will need to supply the mic with 48v phantom power which can be solved by using a phantom power supply. I brought a Neewer 1-channel phantom power supply which works perfectly.
Last of all I also needed an XLR female to 6.35mm male cable to plug it into my sound card.

This needed no drivers as I'm using a sound card just plug and play. Of course make sure to configure it in your sound settings and change your default microphone if needed.


Here are the links for the products:

T20 Mic kit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B089SX1DX2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Phantom Power Supply - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LVTOJNB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

XLR Female to 6.35mm Male Cable - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078KCZMLH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


It cost me as total of £105, so not a bad deal in my eyes.
 

ExtreamChaozZ

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I have found a decent enough mic for my needs. If anyone stumbles across this post with a similar question to mine then here are the details.

I picked up the T20 Tonor XLR Condenser microphone kit. This included the boom arm, shock mount and a pop filter. It is all very entry level but serves my needs perfectly.
You will need to supply the mic with 48v phantom power which can be solved by using a phantom power supply. I brought a Neewer 1-channel phantom power supply which works perfectly.
Last of all I also needed an XLR female to 6.35mm male cable to plug it into my sound card.

This needed no drivers as I'm using a sound card just plug and play. Of course make sure to configure it in your sound settings and change your default microphone if needed.


Here are the links for the products:

T20 Mic kit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B089SX1DX2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Phantom Power Supply - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LVTOJNB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

XLR Female to 6.35mm Male Cable - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078KCZMLH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


It cost me as total of £105, so not a bad deal in my eyes.
 

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