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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Nice, few problems but fixed within 10 minutes. – XTY Operator Style Earbud Microphone Set Reviews

posted by Seryth on 01/23/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
* Good mic quality (when fixed: see below) * Good speaker quality for the size * Longish cable
Cons:
* Awful fit to the ear, doesn't stay on at all, the "holder" is very uncomfortable * Only mono sound, obviously * Jacks seem a bit flimsy
Other:
I ordered this mic as a replacement for a desktop mic I have at the moment that picks up pretty much any sound in the entire house. The mic arrived sooner than I expected ( 2 - 3 weeks instead of 1 - 2 months), which was brilliant. However, when it arrived, I was having awful problems with the mic quality; there was a terrible buzzing in the recordings. Here is a collection of tests I made as I went to improve it. https://soundcloud.com/mang0/xty-mic-test-progression-of To fix the problem, I had to take the small tip off the mic, and touch the actual microphone inside. This released the static charge built up in the mic. I've now made a decent headset by taping it to my computer headphones. Works perfectly.
Bottomline:
Good mic, works well and is absolutely unbeatable for the price. There may be some problems, but the chances are they're fixable.

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