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We know we have many waiting for the mute and noise-cancelling functions. We've been talking about them and working on them for (many) months. So, where are they? How much longer will it be? 

We have had some fortunate events (growth, our customers' support) and unfortunate events (QC/compatibility fails, dishonest suppliers) that have pushed us to a newer solution this month. Here's the new strategy:

  • Because the 3.0 is not compatible with all sound cards and the manufacturer is not cooperating well with this issue, we do not wish to start a 3.0 mute version. This would cost a lot and would only be available for some users.
  • Because the 2.0 manufacturer has been dishonest/difficult about their QC protocol we do not wish to pour more resources (mute, NC) into their operation. How might the QC on the mutes buttons be...
  • We plan to start a new large manufacturing contract with a reputable manufacturer to create a complete Modmic (4.0? not sure what to call it) that will be solid in its construction, will contain the mute/modular/NC/user feedback features desired, and will be much easier to distribute internationally. This job is being quoted right now and will likely take up to ~ 4 months to complete. This is going to be an awesome mic. I want to gush about the planned features but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
  • We plan on selling the 3.0s we currently have. They may be shipped in the 2.0's packaging and will have a disclaimer about possible incompatibility/warranty issues with a limited stock situation. We will post our growing list of sound cards that work and don't work with the 3.0's demanding capsule. Hopefully in stock early April.

Thoughts? Transparency is usually helpful for us and our customers. I hope you guys can be behind us on this one!

J


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76 comments


  • I will definetly buy the 4.0 when it is released.

    Im really happy with the 2.0 and i did not have to pay toll (i live in Germany, Hamburg)

    I was kinda sceptic with the surface of my Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition, but it actually sticks quite good (on the bottom where the DT 990 is engraved, just a bitt of to the right slightly touching the D of DT :) )

    Im Really happy, and waiting 2,5 weeks was worth it.

    Andreas on

  • Sorry about the wait on these replies, guys. Holy spam- had to wade through a ton of nonsense to get the legit posts up…

    @Aaron – Thanks for the words! The FAQ has a bit on that. Generally, they may stick better if cleaned with soapy water and then heated before applying.
    @Cody – Sorry to leave you hanging so long … my reply is surely useless now.
    @Justin – Thanks for the feedback. I agree about the naming scheme. 4.0 is just easy now. It will surely be a big change from the 1/2/3.0s. I’ll update about the “4.0” progress soon.
    @Nick :)
    @Geoff – Thanks for the feedback, as well- very similar to Justin’s (though I’m just now posting them). Will surely not wish to have a non-compatible debacle again…
    @Audun – It works with the STX, I would imagine it may be a good solution for your situation. Sorry to not be more helpful than that-
    @FL3JM – Interesting idea … will ponder.
    @ferret – Good to hear. Thanks for the info.
    @David – Let me try to answer those questions in a blog post update (soon)

    Jimmy on

  • When will the 4.0s come in? And how are they compared to the 2.0s?

    I heard that the 3.0s don’t really have as good audio quality as the 2.0, but that they have better sound isolation.

    What is to expected of 4.0? I’, not sure if I am going to wait or not.

    David on

  • 3.0 received and happy with it.

    Works with the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum Champion Series. In the I/O bay too. Should work with the Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Elite Pro too.

    I was charged £3.93 VAT by UK customs and then £8 handling by Royal Mail (UK postal service) so UK customers can expect to pay £11.93 on top of what they’ve paid already if it gets picked up by customs.

    ferret141 on

  • As a quick-fix you could probably just add a software that mutes the microphone with a keyboard/mouse shortcut. (There is probably software like that out there already, but you could brand it and make it available from your site!)
    This would be backwards compatible and even compatible with all kinds of microphones.

    FL3JM on


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