Australian Review: Antlion ModMic 4.0 – First world problem solver

In terms of sound quality, ModMic is excellent. I found it to be far better than most gaming headset microphones I’ve used in the past, and even on par with some standalone microphones I’ve used. You’ll also benefit if you’ve got a decent pair of headphones to attach the ModMic to, as a lot of cheaper gaming headsets suffer from subpar speaker quality. My combined ModMic and Shure SRH-840 headphones have quickly surpassed my other headsets in terms of what I use when I sit down at my gaming PC.

One issue I ran into is that ModMic’s included cable can be prone to interference when the mic is muted through its inline switch. This results in anything you’re listening to with your headphones being broadcast to whoever it is you’re chatting or gaming with. Removing the mic from the headphones doesn’t seem to fix the issue, however muting the microphone in software works just fine.

Other than this problem, the microphone performs great and is an excellent alternative to gaming headsets if you’d like the benefits of your good quality headphones but need voice communication. At around AUD$79, ModMic isn’t cheap, but the quality warrants the price, and offers a simple way of turning your favourite pair of headphones into a very functional gaming or voice chat headset. ModMic is available direct from Antlion in the USA, or locally from PC Case Gear.

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