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Worth noting guys - I own one of these already and they DO NOT FUNCTION with ASUS motherboards. The MIC sound is inaudibly low and can only be increased by increasing Mic Boost which introduces terrible hissing sound. I have contacted them on this numerous times and they admit this issue. My MOD Mic sits unused.
Yeah, same for me, although mine is a mod mic 2 or 3.0. I'd happily sell mine for 20 bucks even since I get zero use out of it.. It's unfortunate but it sounds like I'm talking from 20 feet away in a tunnel.
Do you have an external soundcard you could use?
Read this after I joined. I own the ModMic 1.0 and I have this issue as well with my ASUS MoBo. I thought my mic was just going bad so I figured I would get the 4.0. I'll have to pass then. Or unless anyone knows how to fix this issue?
Same here, plugging it in my Asus MB produces a very loud hissing in my headphones. It's fine in my front panel however, and that's where I am using it at the moment.
I use the mic boost and then filter out the noise with Adobe Audition.
On the Asus forums there are complains of very low mic volume for many brands and models of microphones. I would say it's an Asus problem, not an AntLion problem. Probably the Asus mobo is expecting a line level input and not mic level. If this is the case, only amplified (self powered) microphones will work.
The fix is very easy. On Amazon there are a plethora of USB dongles with audio in and out that accept mic level input, and they typically cost around $6-$9 shipped.
Yes there is a fix. On Amazon there are a plethora of USB dongles with audio in and out that accept mic level input, and they typically cost around $6-$9 shipped.
They basically all use the very common Crystal Media chipset with every OS has had default drivers for years now, so it'll be a painless driverless install and all software will work with it fine.
If you want something better than the plasticky stuff, you can do a keyword search for "aluminum" and find some nicer ones in black and silver for pretty much the same price, but they are all the same on the inside.
Then I might as well try that fix for my ModMic 1.0. Thank you!