This is the second Mod Mic I''ve ever used, I didn''t like the wires of the older Mod Mics. Mod Mics are still a bit new to me, never used them until I''ve recently upgraded my audio setup for my PC, I wanted to start with a new setup, mostly for longevity (Headphone +...
This is the second Mod Mic I''ve ever used, I didn''t like the wires of the older Mod Mics. Mod Mics are still a bit new to me, never used them until I''ve recently upgraded my audio setup for my PC, I wanted to start with a new setup, mostly for longevity (Headphone + separate Mic), instead of traditional headsets. So far this is the most convenient Mic I''ve ever used, because of the seamless wireless connection and of the magnets.
- Wireless Mod Mic (Nearly 8 inches)
- USB Dongle (Slightly below 2.5 inches)
- USB A to Micro USB charging cable (5 ft)
- USB Extender cable, for the USB Dongle (3 ft, 4 inches)
- Zipper carrying storage case
- 2x Magnetic Base Clamp
- 2x Sticky circle pads
- 1x Sticky cable management holder (For your USB Extender cable, if you choose to use it(?))
- User Manual/Pro Tips sheet
- "Read this!" Installation Guide paper
1. You only have to pair the device once - For example, after you restart your PC for an update or something, the Mic and it''s USB dongle will simply auto-reconnect and be ready to use without having you to do anything else.
2. Wireless Magnetic Connection - Since the Mic is wireless with a magnetic connection, you can simply pull it off and stick it onto any metallic surface that is close to you. Such as your own PC''s case, metal bars on or next to your desk, etc. I think it is useful for situations of when you don''t want to wear the Mic, such as eating at your desk and you don''t want to get your Mic dirty. All you gotta do is pull it off and stick it onto somewhere close to you, when you are done with eating or whatever else, you can just grab it again and pop it back on your headphones.
3. Usage while Charging - You can also use the Mic while it is charging, for this reason, I recommend to anyone with the Mic to place it on the right side of their headphones. So that the charging port is facing down, it would feel a bit awkward to have the cable coming from the top, and that will force the cable connection to possibly bend and cause damage. But the Mic also comes with 12 hours of battery, so it is unlikely that you will run into the problem of charging it while using it, but mistakes can happen and sometimes we forget to charge it, so it would be a good idea to think ahead, just in case.
4. Superb Voice Quality - All of my friends says my voice is a lot clearer than before, when I was using headsets. The Mic can go up to "1 channel, 16 bit, 48000 Hz" in sound settings.
5. Plug & Play - No software installation required, just plug everything in and it is ready to go.
6. A really long battery life - Self-explanatory.
Cons (More like "Could be improved" or just inconvenience):
1. Mute button requires some pressure - The mute button that is in between the 3 lights on the Mic requires quite a bit of pressure to be pressed down. You can''t just lightly push the button to mute, If there''s a level of pressure of between 1-10, with 1 being really light touch and 10 being enough pressure to push your whole head before it activates, I''d say it is at 7.
2. A really solid adjustable Mic wire - That adjustable wire between (not sure what to call it) the 3 lights and the microphone itself at the front, it is a really solid piece of wire/tube, which is a good thing, but a bit TOO solid. The magnets that hold the Mic up is strong enough to keep it attached, but not enough from external pressure, such as from your hand. So when you want to adjust the mic position, you have to use two hands, otherwise, you would accidentally push the Mic itself off and it would fall off.
1. Mic Status - The 3 lights on the Mic indicates Connected (Blue), Muted (Red), and Charging (Yellow), you can''t really see the status of your Mic unless you pull it off and look at it or look at the USB Dongle (Such as muted). You do get a USB extender cable to extend the reach of the USB Dongle, for if you don''t want to plug it straight into your PC''s USB ports. But if you don''t want to use the cable, I would recommend that you plug the Dongle to the frontal or top side of USB ports that are on your PC case, if applicable. In case you don''t want to plug it to the backside, where you can''t see the lights on the Dongle to check status.
A little addition I think that could make it slightly better:
I think the USB Dongle should have a little magnet too, because when you''re not using your mic (completely off), the dongle will just keep blinking until it is reconnected. So to prevent constant usage, they should add a little magnet to the dongle too, so that you can just pull it out of your USB port and stick it onto your PC case, then grab it and plug it back in when you''re using your Mic again.
Overall, I am very satisfied with this Wireless Mod Mic, I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is using Headphones + separate Mic setup and wants the freedom of choosing what you want to do with your Mic, it is a lot better than headsets. The Cons & Neutral aren''t much of a deal-breaker to me, they are just things that could be improved to make it an even better Mic.