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Enva1n
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May 25, 2017
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I wanted to really like this mic but i had so many issues related to motherboard audio drivers. Now im sure this would be better with a dedicated card or dac/amp. But for realtek drivers on my MSI motherboard i had nothing but issues. Hope they fixed this in the 5.0.
Ended up in the end throwing it in a drawer after a month of trying to get it to not have bad static, poor mic sound and got a superior mic the Blue yeti for about 70$ on sale
May 25, 2017
yslee
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May 26, 2017
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> bad static, poor mic sound That's not drivers, that's your motherboard's hardware driving interference to the sound circuit.
May 26, 2017
jackhinkley
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May 26, 2017
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You could fix it with a $1 USB sound card. That static sound is from poor shielding in your motherboard. I've had a ModMic 3 and 4 and never had a problem with either.
May 26, 2017
Yirg
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May 30, 2017
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Can you share a link to that $1 USB sound card? I'd be happy to buy one and turn my MocMic 4 into something I can actually use. It's been practically unusable as it is.
May 30, 2017
AntlionJoe
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Antlion
May 30, 2017
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Hello Enva! I am sorry to hear that you've been having some issues with your ModMic 5! As the other comments mentioned, a USB soundcard is very likely to solve all of your issues (though I recommend either our version or Sabrent's if you want to save a few $).
The reason this happens is because everyone's setup is different. 3.5mm audio is affected by pretty much every piece of electronics, from the wall outlet its self to the fans and motherboard in your PC - even to the other cables that are running near it. A USB mic like the Blue Yeti or a ModMic using a USB soundcard does NOT actually eliminate these white noise issues, but instead filter them.
This actually produces lower sound quality, as the filter is there regardless of the existence of interference. However, the loss is minimal in most cases and the gain you get if you have a problem is MASSIVE.
We do not include USBs by default to ensure that people who want to use the mic on a professional level can still do so by directly jacking in the USB and those who do not have a white noise (EMI or ground loop) problem are not paying extra for something they do not need.
Anyway, if the USB does not work for you, there could actually be a hardware malfunction in your mic. Our customer support is REALLY good about keeping people happy, so I recommend anyone who has even the smallest issue start there!
May 30, 2017
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