How to add a microphone to any gaming headset on PC

(Logitech Gaming Software) – You sure have a favorite pair of headphones that you adore.

They sound great, they’re comfortable, and you love wearing them to listen to music, watch movies, or just relax.

It’s also possible that you’re a PC gamer and not a big fan of the various gaming headsets out there or you just want to use your headset and not be forced to buy another set of cans.

There are two solutions. You can buy a dedicated microphone, boom arm and all the things that come with it or you can turn to ModMic.

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A quality wireless microphone for any headset?

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ModMic Wireless is an interesting solution for your communication needs. It is a compact wireless microphone that uses Qualcomm aptX low latency technology to send an audio signal to the accompanying dongle with “almost invisible” latency.

In other words, it’s faster and more reliable than Bluetooth, but it’s also capable of delivering excellent quality microphone audio. This microphone delivers a 16-bit/48kHz signal with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz resulting in impressive sound, superior to many wired microphones. We also found the quality to be superior to many of the headworn microphones we’ve tested as well.

Better yet, the ModMic Wireless has two different modes: omnidirectional and unidirectional. The former has a wider frequency response and offers a more natural microphone sound, while the latter helps to block out background noise much more. Both are much less compressed than traditional headworn microphones.

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What we like most about the ModMic Wireless (apart from the quality of capture) is the comfort of its design. This kit attaches to just about any headset you can think of, as long as there’s a solid, relatively flat surface to adhere to.

ModMic attaches to your favorite headphones via an included (strong) magnet. That magnet sticks to your earbuds with a 3M sticker and it’s really easy to put on. In addition, the package contains not only two magnets, but also several stickers. This means you can reassemble it if you need to but you also have the option of using it with more than one pair of headphones.

We loved the Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X headset when we reviewed it, but were sad that we couldn’t actually use it for PC gaming. These are headphones and naturally they don’t come with a microphone as standard, but with ModMic Wireless they can be easily upgraded.

The advantage of the wireless design is that you don’t need any additional cables in your already wired headphones. Although if you don’t mind, you can always opt for the ModMic USB. Yes, it is a more affordable wired version.

The ModMic Wireless can last for over 12 hours of use before needing to be charged, but you can also plug them in and charge them while you use them, so there’s nothing you won’t like. The push-to-mute option is also an option, though one downside we can see is that there’s no sidetone, so you can’t hear yourself, which could be problematic with closed-back headphones.

Gaming headset upgrade

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Another highlight of the flexibility of this setup is that you can use it to upgrade a gaming headset if you prefer. If you have a headset you love, but the mic isn’t great, don’t despair, unplug it and put the ModMic instead.

We have tested it with the HyperX Cloud Alphas. Surprisingly, the wireless ModMic provided better capture quality than the standard headset mic, and considering it’s connected directly to the headset (although it’s detachable) and then to the PC, it’s a huge win for the ModMic.

All in all, the ModMic Wireless is a fantastic bit of kit worth considering.

Written by Adrian Willings.