Mr_elenganza has a great question over on the WoW LJ-- what headset do you use
for voicechatting in WoW
Me, I use two different audio inputs. On my Mac Powerbook, the built-in microphone actually works really well (and I hear from others who've used the new Macbooks that those work even better), so whenever I'm raiding with Teamspeak on
, I'll have it on there, and just use that mic to talk.
But when I need something a little clearer, I use the cheaper Logitech headset
-- there are more expensive gaming headsets
out there, but the headset is really just for voice (I've also got a nice set of 5.1 speakers on my PC), so it works just fine for my purposes. To tell the truth, if I went for another headset, I'd probably try and get something Bluetooth (the fewer wires running around, the better), but I haven't shopped around too much for that-- anyone want to recommend one?
At this point, headsets are so cheap and so commonly used that "I don't have a mic" isn't really a valid excuse for not voicechatting any more (of course, it's always a good excuse if there are other reasons you don't want to speak
). A nice USB headset will help you hear what's going on, and will make the experience better for people playing with you, too.
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