I game in the same room as my SO and often when we're playing with others we're tripping each other's microphones. Over the years I've spent countless
hours trying different microphones, adjusting gain and other software settings and moving them around, but just cannot seem to be able to find a combination where
a) one person talking doesn't echo through the other person, without at the same time
b) having the sensitivity so low that Discord just eats half a second of each sentence
I swear, some of these microphones seem to be more sensitive to the sound coming from behind them, two meters and physical monitors away, than they are the speaker 15cm away from their front.
I figure there has to exist some consumer grade unidirectional microphone that primarily captures from the front
, right? And keep in mind, this is purely for gaming VoIP purposes, so keeping the price low is preferable. I've been pondering just making a cone of shame and sellotaping it around the head, but I don't know if that'll just distort with little gain.