What is a Modmic?
The ModMic uses a high-fidelity 5-volt electret [not a typo] microphone capsule for input and attaches to any pair of headphones though a magnetic clasp system. The clasps are attached to the headphone surface with a removable 3M adhesive. Each microphone comes with two of these adhesive clasps so the user can use their mic on multiple headphones. Five cable clips are included that will pair the microphone cable to the headphone cable. The mic comes in a carry case that holds extra clasps, cable clips, instructions, surface-cleaning swab, and an extra 3M adhesive pad (in case the user wants to re-attach their base clasp). The Modmic is protected by US and international patents.
The Uni-directional capsule offers better noise-cancelling but does not have as much sensitivity or frequency response as the Omni-directional. If you're going to be using your mic in a noisy environment, go with the Uni-directional.
Jack: 3.5mm plated TRS for use with PCs. Works with Playstation 4 and Xbox One (extra accessories necessary).
Cable: 3.3 meters length, 2.5 mm
diameter, coaxial shielding, (optional) mute button ~150mm from end of boom (about shirt pocket height)
Boom: 175mm max length, very bendable with internal steel spine
Clasp: 12.7mm (0.5 inch) diameter circle adhesive pad footprint, ~17.5mm total height of attached clasp assembly.
Microphone capsule specs:
- Pattern: Uni-directional
- Sensitivity: -38 ± 3 dB
- Response: 100 Hz?10 kHz
- SNR: >50+ dB
- Impedance: 2.2 K
- Operating Voltage: 1 to 10V
- Max current at 2.0V: 500 uA
- Max input SPL: 110 dB