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I ordered the uni directional, I got the omni directional. As a mechanical keyboard user, this is a very big problem for me! Maybe if I closed the holes on the back myself, it would be fine, but I'm still mad that I didn't get what i payed for.
EDIT: Do you guys think I could use Sugru to close the holes on the back of the mic?
Did you also notice a reduction in sound level with your omnidirectional? Mine seems unusually soft.
I think the ModMic (uni and omni) needs a preamp. What I found is: It's unusable with onboard audio, it's usable but crappy with a cheap usb soundcard, and it's pretty good (similar to the Blue Yeti) when used with a good preamp and ADC. I'm gonna buy a usb mixer myself (http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/Q802USB.aspx). Buying a ModMic tought me a valuable lesson: If you buy an analogue microphone, and don't have good conversion hardware to go with it, you're gonna have a bad time.
Oh and James, do you think I could maybe use some Sugru (https://sugru.com) and close of the holes on the back of the ModMic? Or should I just leave it omni, and ehhh, not type on my mechanical keyboard ever again?
You could maybe try something less drastic or permanent to test it out first?
Maybe layered electrical or masking tape?
Good idea. Sadly, it won't save my modmic, cause the modmic only works in powered (pc) mic inputs, and my onboard sound is unusable, and I tried one of those cheap usb soundcards which sucks less then onboard audio, but is still hardly usable, and I can't get a PCIe soundcard, cause I don't have any slots for it, and blah blah blah I can't really use my modmic. I'll see if one of my friends (someone with a pcie soundcard) wants it or something.
Mine was a little soft, until I repositioned it. I straightened out the bent portion and repositioned the clip, that 2.5cm made all the difference once I got it closer to my mouth.
It went from barely registering, to 60 -70% input volume right away.
Consider looking at a Xonar u3 or a creative soundblaster omni. They are both full feature usb soundcards. I've tried and had good experiences with both for my itx build which has no spare slots for an internal card.
Honestly, I would stay away from internal soundcards all together. There are so many full featured great USB DAC/Amps on the market for a decent price. Plus isolating your DAC from the noisy environment is well worth the purchase.
That's fine with the understanding that if you want to get simulated surround your only decent choices are SBX and Dolby Headphone. Again that's a different audience but still a consideration.
There are multiple software options for simulated surround sound, not just SBX, of which people may like because it's subjective. I guess I assume that most people interested in this drop would be in the "gaming" crowd /audience, but there maybe the person in here that wants better VoIP for talking or podcasts.