The microphone sounds incredible, but it must be calibrated for your use. If you're going to use it for VOIP bring the gain way down and disable gain control in the VOIP settings. Additionally, use the top most settings (Cardioid) I also recommend you keep the mic as close to your chest as possible and position it in a way that does not disturb your typing, then just remember that position as use it as a default.
For local recordings, you have more freedom because you wont lose quality through compression, play around with it.
The mic is tiny and looks really good, I hate desktop mics but I often forget this is on my desk when I look towards my monitors, and it has the added bonus of sounded true as opposed to a sharp sounding headphone boom mic.
Overall I'm very happy with the performance, it's a great solution for people that want a better more versatile microphone than the modmic for half the price, voice sounds way better and the pickup is incredible, it's actually useful for applications other than just talking. This will NOT make you sound like a radio host, it's a natural sounding mic.
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