Antlion ModMic Wireless review: One step closer to the ideal ModMic

    Antlion’s ModMic line at all times appealed to me in idea. Forget shopping for a gaming headset of questionable reputation. Acquire a high-end pair of headphones as an alternative—hell, perhaps you have already got that—after which merely affix a microphone to the aspect. My interior audiophile rejoiced on the concept.

    But I discovered the then-current ModMic 5 a bit awkward once I reviewed it in 2018. Picture it: You’re already utilizing wired headphones, after which you want to run a second, separate wire from the ModMic itself to your PC. It was kludgy, even with the cable sheaths Antlion included to bind the 2 wires collectively—a prototype greater than a product.

    Enter the ModMic Wireless. It appears so apparent, proper? If cabling is the issue, merely get rid of one of many cables. Could Antlion clear up the issue so simply although? I just lately spent a while with the ModMic Wireless to seek out out.

    Putting within the work

    ModMic set up remains to be as nerve-wracking as ever. Remember, the ModMics are designed to mount on any pair of headphones. That means adhesive, within the type of 3M tape. You peel off the backing, eyeball the place you need the microphone to relaxation, after which affix it.

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    It feels everlasting. It’s scary. Like final time, I made a decision to make use of my Sennheiser HD 280s, which aren’t even that costly. They’re $100 studio headphones I’ve had for almost a decade now. Even so, it’s unnerving to make such a drastic—and admittedly considerably ugly—modification. I can’t even think about doing this with some $1,200 ZMFs or what have you ever.

    Actually, I can think about it, and I don’t suggest it.

    Assuming you’ve gotten some headphones which might be nice-but-not-too-nice although, the excellent news is the ModMic is extra “semi-permanent.” What you’re really affixing to your headphones is a small magnetic disc. It’s nonetheless a little bit of an eyesore, however the remainder of the ModMic, the precise bulk of the gadget together with the microphone and management unit, detaches. 

    That’s important, actually. If you’re utilizing a ModMic, likelihood is it’s as a result of you’ve gotten a pair of headphones you love. You love them a lot, you’ll be able to’t bear the considered utilizing a gaming headset, even for the added comfort. It follows that you just’d wish to maintain utilizing these headphones exterior the home, and having the ability to take away (most of) the ModMic makes that doable.

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