Nerfwire Build Guide: Buying 3 Different Mics Until You Decide You Just Hate Your Own Voice

Since everything is online nowadays, it’s a great idea to invest in a proper microphone. Whether you need a mic for work or for gaming, finding the right model is an arduous task. That being said, there’s no amount of technology out there that can massage your ugly blubbering voice into anything remotely pleasant to listen to. 

One of the first questions to ask yourself is what you are going to be using for your microphone for. If you want a multipurpose mic, then a desk-mounted microphone might be the pick for you. If you are a serious gamer, then a gaming headset will be a better pick. At the end of the day though, you are stuck with that voice. Maybe you should consider just not talking? That’s a nice keyboard you have.

The next thing you ought to consider is price range. If sound quality isn’t an issue for you, then a cheaper microphone will get the job done. If you want a more professional sound, then you should consider investing in a classic like the Shure SM7B, or hiring someone else to speak for you.

Finally, you’ll have to run some tests to find which of these mics sounds right to you. That being said, none of them should sound right. Your voice is your voice. It belongs to you. You hear your stupid little shitty thoughts in your own head through that voice, and no amount of computer equipment can ever change the fact that you sound like Richard Simmons with throat cancer. Maybe you should try something like a voice filter or a vocoder. Text to voice is getting pretty good too.

Anyways, Nerfwire recommends the Blue Yeti X microphone, and does not recommend watching any Twitch clips of yourself.

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