Recently we published an article about 5 best gaming headsets for the price, but what if you don’t need a gaming headset? Loads of gamers already have fantastic headphones, some costing over $200, and have no reason to waste another $100 on a whole new headset. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just strap a microphone to your preexisting headphones? The Antlion ModMic 4 makes that possible- and easy.
The ModMic 4 is a snazzy little piece of tech that attaches to your headphones and provides you with a high-quality microphone, a flexible boom, in-line controls, and two clasps to attach to your headphones. Its precision cardioid capsule delivers crystal-clear sound and also does a fantastic job at reducing background noise. The boom can be folded upwards just like any other gaming headset, and a handy mute button on the in-line controls allows you to quickly mute or unmute your ModMic.
The ModMic attaches to practically any pair of headphones with an adhesive pad on the two clasps it ships with. Despite the adhesive, however, you can easily attach or remove the microphone from your headphones. It comes with a 3.3 meter (or ~10 foot) cable, so mobility will never be an issue, but it also ships with five cable management clips to keep things tidy. You’ll also get a pretty nice carrying case, making transport of the ModMic safe and easy.
So how do I actually transform my headphones into a gaming headset?
In case you haven’t figured out already, it’s surprisingly easy to attach the ModMic 4. Just figure out where on the headphone you want it, then one firm press onto the adhesive clamp secures your ModMic there, ready to be used. It’s advertised as Plug-N-Play for PC, so no drivers or downloads should be necessary, however, it’s also compatible with practically any potato console or Mac through an adapter.
You can pick up a ModMic 4 for around $55 from amazon.
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