Windows 10: "Cheap," Good, Small and Convenient "Table" Microphone for everything

  1.    11 Mar 2016 #1

    "Cheap," Good, Small and Convenient "Table" Microphone for everything


    Hi, I'm currently very lost in what mic i should plan on buying. Currently i use a very cheap table mic from trust, it works, but it gives a ton of static noise and has a pretty "muddy" sound.

    People who recieve this question immediately say the Blue Yeti is like "the best option", but i feel like almost all standard mic's are over $100 and quite bulky. Technically i have space, but i would really just want a small mic thats never in my way!

    I've looked at the omni modmic 4, or the Blue Tiki, the size of those would be great, i can accept something larger but not as large and bulky as a Yeti or Snowball.. Remember! Background noise and/or echo is not a problem at all! I live in a quiet small town and I have put up sound panels etc to remove echo, and my computer makes no noise at all. The only thing making noise is me, my mouse and my mechanical MX Brown keyboard.

    I plan on having the mic about 0.5m away from me, and i found that the Blue tiki sounds better at a distance?
    At this moment the Blue Tiki is really appealing to me! But if the sound isnt next to perfect for the price i wont buy it.
    The mic has to be under $100, not because i can't afford anything more than that, but because i really doesent feel like spending a ton of money on a microphone, which i dont use too often since I've started to move away completely from gaming, which is sad but i really dont feel like playing games anymore and this feeling has lasted for years now..

    So since I litterarly get quick thoughts about selling my entire setup, get a decent laptop and do something else with my life, im scared in investing too much on things that i really dont know if i will get very much out of. But for the sake of my friends ears i need to get a new mic!
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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2

    How about a headset - something like these:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=head...oF-R_GH0SxM%3A
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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #3

    whs said: View Post
    How about a headset - something like these:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=head...oF-R_GH0SxM%3A
    Haha yeah no sorry, for one i can not wear a headset, if i can't use my speakers i hook up my headphones, this is why i have a desktop mic. I'm looking for a mic that delivers basically Audio Technica AT2020 or Blue Yeti sound quality. Im fine with prices of around $50-60, if there is a "perfect" mic at $100-$150 that could also work..
    Im really interested in the AT2020, but i can't find any info on how well it works at a 0.5m distance. I've heard that its for "close range", like in your face close range..
    But im also very interested in the Blue Tiki, and i thought the audio was great at a distance, and that it got worse the closer to you it was.

    Does anybody own theese and would like to share their experience?
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  4.    11 Mar 2016 #4

    Sisrace said: View Post
    Haha yeah no sorry, for one i can not wear a headset, if i can't use my speakers i hook up my headphones, this is why i have a desktop mic. I'm looking for a mic that delivers basically Audio Technica AT2020 or Blue Yeti sound quality. Im fine with prices of around $50-60, if there is a "perfect" mic at $100-$150 that could also work..
    Im really interested in the AT2020, but i can't find any info on how well it works at a 0.5m distance. I've heard that its for "close range", like in your face close range..
    But im also very interested in the Blue Tiki, and i thought the audio was great at a distance, and that it got worse the closer to you it was.

    Does anybody own theese and would like to share their experience?
    I'm really pleased with my AT2020...

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  5.    11 Mar 2016 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    I'm really pleased with my AT2020...

    Oh, thats a really great video! Thanks! It really was the range audio i interested in so thanks a lot for that!
    I guess i will go for the AT2020
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       11 Mar 2016 #6

    I have the ATR2100 which gets good reviews. But, I haven't used it enough to give any useful information.
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  7.    11 Mar 2016 #7

    essenbe said: View Post
    I have the ATR2100 which get good reviews. But, I haven't used it enough to give any useful information.
    Hm, interesting. However i can not seem to find this in any store here in Sweden :/.
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  8.    01 Apr 2016 #8

    So the web store i use to buy stuff on had a 25% sale on the Blue Snowball. I grabbed it and even though i doubted it at first, I am now extremely happy with it! Really cheap and way better than my old one
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