Ipod 3rd Gen decent Mic/Headset to Record?

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by ktIpodTouchFan, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. ktIpodTouchFan

    ktIpodTouchFan New Member

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    Hello,

    I am looking for a headset that has a decent quality Microphone, that is compatible with Ipod Touch 3rd Gen. I know there are threads out there on Headsets but I don't see one specifically focused on the microphone.

    The uses would be for Skype calls and also to record voice notes, preferably in semi decent quality.


    So far as a headset, I have found:

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    Edit, thank you ak47m!! The following Samsung headset is not compatible with the Ipod Touch so forget about it!
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    Samsung 2.5mm Handsfree Stereo Soft-Gel Headset AAEP434VBE
    Sold on Amazon for $10.00 USD.
    Issue- I don't know if this is going to be compatible with the Touch.

    I also found what seems to be a decent little nub microphone that you just stick on the Ipod Touch called:

    (Price/Piece)CablesToBuy™ Mini Microphone
    Sold on Amazon for about $5.00 USD.


    Any suggestions?
  2. ak47m

    ak47m New Member

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    The Samsungs have a 2.5mm audio jack, you would need a 3.5mm adapter to use them.

    I just got these for Christmas and they perform well for the $40 price tag in store. Crisp, transparent, the mic is good, and they look great to boot. It even comes with a 2.5mm adapter to use with cell phones or w/e and a pouch to hold all everything in.
    http://www.v-moda.com/headphones/faze.aspx

    Or if you're willing to spend $80, I would recommend the VModa Vibe Duo.
    http://v-moda.com/headphones/vibeduo.aspx
  3. m0in

    m0in Well-Known Member

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    Wouldnt the nub mic block your outgoing sound?
  4. ktIpodTouchFan

    ktIpodTouchFan New Member

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    Yes it does. But the tiny mic is handy if you want to use your ipod as a voice recorder or to record lectures, as you have no wires to worry about. They have one shaped like a thumbtack (brand is Switcheasy), and another one that has neat shiny colors (branded Chillpill).

    The nub mic I am looking at on Amazon has pretty high ratings and it's cheap- like 5 bucks or so.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00277EMQ2/ref=ox_ya_oh_product


    I am going to end up going for a headset for about $5.00 USD off Ebay- It's just a standard generic headset. I checked out the Faze on Amazon, but it had too many reviews with people complaining, and not enough with people saying good things, and did not want to take my chances paying the $30.00.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/For-iPod-Touch-...er_MP3_Player_Accessories?hash=item5d277e9b00

    I am being a cheapo. If the quality is too bad after I get it, I may end up just shelling out the bucks for something better in the end, but I could not find a slightly more expensive mic that had consistently good reviews with the type of earbuds I wanted.
  5. Rayzilla

    Rayzilla New Member

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    You could consider the SoundMagic MP21. It is an IEM with pretty good sound quality and the bass on it is pretty good too. But no forward and reverse buttons on it. I have a pair of these, so let me know if you have any other questions.
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    JLabs J3M ($40)
    Radius Atomic Bass ($40)
    NuForce NE-7M ($50)

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