Why do we go to the movies? It isn’t just to spend 15 dollars on popcorn. For us and many others, it’s the immersion. The screen, the friends, and equally important: the sound.
The same can be said for gaming. Multiplayer games are all about playing with your friends. The immersion in the game is delivered by a combination of visual effects and the audio experience. It includes both the quality of what you hear and the quality of your own voice to others. Without it, a big part of the gaming experience is lost.
Yet many people spend $20 on a cheap headset and miss out on all that their game has to offer! It turns out there’s a whole world of immersive audio to explore!
What’s a Game Without Talking with Friends?
Game or movie, everything's better with friends! In order for your friends to hear you while gaming, don’t skimp on your microphone. A good microphone will pick up your voice as it naturally sounds. A good microphone won’t pick up background noise or static either. A bad microphone will make you sound like you’re on a walkie-talkie. Over.
Movie Theater Quality at Home!
The next piece of gear to bring that Hollywood level immersion to your game is a good pair of headphones. Notice we said headphones, not a headset, so that you can mix and match your favorite headphones with a performance microphone.
With the right headphones you will be able to hear enemies better and enjoy a thrilling soundtrack and effects like a movie theater, and you’ll be able to do it without any discomfort during a long gaming session.
What you’re looking for really comes down to three factors:
How well you can pinpoint an enemy position based on audio alone. You want a nice wide soundstage typically offered by open or semi-open headphones.
How much you’d mind wearing them for 8 hours straight. Comfort is typically based on clamping force, headband design, and ear-pad materials.
How much bass and treble they have. For gaming you probably want an emphasis on bass and treble, called a V shaped sound.
The Perfect Combo
Because the ModMic attaches to any pair of headphones and instantly delivers great audio, you can pair it with the perfect pair of headphones that fit in your budget.
Based on the above 3 factors we have selected three different pairs of headphone with a ModMic that meet these different criteria!
Or you can always go nuts, like our friends at Hardware Cannucks!