Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Throat Communicator
For My Hubby
It is a great product but only if you have the right neck size.. When my husband uses it everyone can hear him crystal clear but when I use it they cannot hear a word I am saying it drives me insane! I really think my neck is too small or my voice is too high pitched but all in all it is a great product and it would be a lot better if it was adjustable.. But I would recommend this headset to people with medium sized necks!
Review for those who are thinking about it
ok guys as far as mic's go for the xbox, I had used many. I personally love this one because it is simple to use, you dont have to charge it, everyone can hear you, and best of all....Its just a compact item. I have used this things twice now and though you get a feedback alittle, your voice is still heard and is loud and clear. The Design of this thing was based on Military tactic's type communicator. This is also something you can hurry up and put in your pocket if you in a hurry. Its simple to use and best of all, not cheaply made. There are some cons to this product indeed. The main one is the little feedback you get. the other one is that the plug isnt a tight fit as you would think it would be. Sure it does a great job but you should feel a tight click that way you know its in and it wont be pulled out that easily If I had to rate it, Id say it would be a 9 out of 10 stars. I hope this helped you guys out as I know its a well worth the money item..
Like it alot, hate it a tiny bit.
So I picked up the headset about a week ago, and so far its been my favorite headset, but this is only my second one. I had a madcatz 20 dollar one previously, which i still own just as a back up. I'm hoping i won't need it though because this one is terrific. I love how its not annoyingly sitting on your head, ready to slip as soon as you turn your head. The earpiece is nice and comfortable, and it has an easy to use mute/volume button. it also has a clip to keep the wire in place, say like on your shirt. Luckily my neck is on the small side because those with large ones won't like the small and yet unadjustable throat set.
What I dont like:
It does pick up outside noise more often than i like. I had it on and went to change a disc and someone could hear the tray opening and closing. but as far as my voice went it was clear and not muffled. i didn't even have to raise my voice at all, just talking normal.
Also, you do have to keep the tv volume low or it will pick that up as well.
But overall I'm impressed and in love with this headset, or rather throatset. Hopefully there will be an improved version later in the future.
Mic Works Great!!!!
the product works great, my voice does NOT sound muffled my friends that i talk to online are actually getting one because of how good i sound. If yr worried about it not being tight enough, or loose enough then just buy a new like i did, because i have an average neck and it rests around my neck perfectly. Oh and the ear piece is also really good it fits comfortably in my ear, and it goes in my ear which i like better because when the ear piece rests on my ear it keeps moving. Oh the other thing i really like is that i can eat and drink anything without having to worry about getting my microphone wet or full of food, but the only thing i can say negative is that there is no adjustment on the throat mic, but like i said if u buy it new you should not have a prob.
throat mic picks up too much background noise
this microphone is more comfortable than a head band or traditional microphone, however it is so sensitive that it actually will pick up noise from the tv giving away your element of surprise in some games or becoming a nusance or noise complaint waiting to happen. i must also note that the mute switch is in a difficult spot to operate due to the fact that is is only visible in your periferal vision even when stretched out and held up to your face. also the ear pice makes your party sound muffled while they talk and also makes your voice sound muffled or distorted to your party. i would not buy another one without certain manufacture changes being made to it. on a positive note, the mic is built more sturdy than the regular xbox360 mic's and the plug for it swivles less and has a better connection. i would only recomend this mic for young kids who want to be immersed in the game and those who are offten times muted in games by regular players.
Surprisingly good Mic
I bought this to replace an old standard microsoft xbox 360 mic. Initially my expectations were rather low but after a few hours of using it I came to find out that it is surprisingly a pretty good microphone. Really my only complaint would be that the band that fits around your neck is a bit on the small side but to be honest after using it few times I have become accustomed to it. I also noticed that my voice sounded just a bit deeper than on other mics but more than likely that is because of the placement of the microphone rather than being near the mouth. I play black ops quite a bit and have used it a lot. So far I have not had any complaints of sound quality or ambient noise being picked up by the mic. Overall with my experiences I feel its a good microphone for the price plus its pretty stylish as well.
Comfortable and functional
This headset is pretty comfortable. The only problem is that its only one size its not adjustable. I have a small neck so it fits a little loose but it was a quick fix, i just rolled up some fabric and taped it to the back on the inside for padding to fill the empty space and now it fits just fine. It does make my voice a litte deeper and can be a little harder or my friends to understand depending on the placement on my neck. Its a great design being around your neck, it allows you to eat and drink without having a mic in the way and you dont have to worry about using batteries. Overall this headset is pretty goos despite not being able to adjust it. If you want another headset to have then definatley get this one because the functionality works good. I got this headset to use when my wireless one dies. If you want a new headset as a your primary one then I wouldnt recommend this but as a backup its great.
That was a waste of money
I purchased this Microphone as a replacement to my Wireless mic that I had purchased 2 years ago. The idea that it lasted that long meant I wasn't angry at all. After recieving this mic in the mail, it failed to function after 5 days of use. Keep in mind, that every time I stopped playing, I gently placed the mic out of harms way on a night stand. This means this "device" failed to work simply because it is pointless. If it is worn for more than twenty minutes it feels like you have Strep Throat. When you speak, it slurs your words, muffles them, and makes you sound as though you ate it. I recommend they discontinue this product because of its severely limited working time, uncomfortable design, and how weak it is. I want a refund. If you feel like throwing ***** U.S Dollars into a toilet. This is the mic for you.
Good design, but few problems
I got this mic because i really like my hair and to eat while gaming, and the original mic was getting in the way of both of these. I thought that it would be a good solution. I put it on for the first time, and turn it on. I get into a party with my friends, and they are loud. I turn down my mic and start talking, but dont respond. I yell, and they dont respond. I finally realise that the on/off switch was for the mute feature. Weird. So i start to tell them about the mic. They say that i sound all mumbly. I realize that this is because i have a small neck, and, therefore, are not getting pressure on my neck from the mic. Nothing that can't be solved by tape, but it would be nice to have an adjustment thing to make it smaller or something. Its easier to hear me with tape, but you cant mumble or whisper. in conclusion, the mic is good, but needs to be fixed.
Great headset for the price!
Bought this because I hated how poorly the generic 360 headsets were, and could never find any of the wireless ones that worked right. The guy at the store told me he heard good and bad things about it, but seeing as how it was only $9 I bought it. I gotta say, it was well worth the money. It's way better than the generic xbox headset, and everyone says they can hear me perfectly, compared to the last headset cutting in and out. Only downside is it picks up when i cough or scratch my neck, but i guess thats expected. Pick this up right now if you can still find any with the $9 price tag, well worth it.