Antlion ModMic USB Review

November 26, 2019 at 3:02am
By Jason Stettner

I’ve personally been using the ModMic family as my primary microphone for years. I’ve put them to the test, and find them to be 100% reliable. With time, the line-up gets refreshed and the ModMic USB is a clean and perfected version of their core wired option.

Ditching the 3.5mm port you’re able to just plug this into any USB and it works great. So the general process behind these devices is the fact that they can be used with anything. You can use them with headsets that don’t have a microphone, or really attach them to anything you’d like to. They use a magnet to allow easy snapping to attach it.

The base portion has a really effective glue sticking substance and then you just go from there snapping the magnet in once it has been placed. Each of these microphones comes with a little pouch for holding and that’s filled with some extra bases as well as general instructions for usage. You get everything you would need, and it works very well in that regard.

This model provides flexible audio with two built-in mics. The first is a uni-directional cardioids capsule for noisy environments and the second is a full omni-directional capsule. It’s simple to switch between the two at any time. There’s also a brand new digital mute button on this which is part of the lengthy and durable cord.

It really is generous in terms of just how long the cord actually is, with a velcro strap for tying it off as well. In total, the cable is two meters long. The plug-in connection is USB type-A which makes complete sense for this. Support wise this will work with Windows PC, Mac, Linux and Playstation 4 consoles. The end piece is puffy and the portion leading to the that part features a stiff yet bendable option for easy positioning.

Diving into more specific technical aspects the Uni-directional option provides a frequency response of 100Hz-10kHz. It has a sensitivity of -36±3 dB and a maximum input sound pressure of 110 dB. The Omni-directional option has a frequency response of 50hz-20kHz with a sensitivity of -36±3 dB and maximum input sound pressure of 114 dB. Those details are for the more intense sound enthusiasts that are out there and interested. The ADC chipset details include a max sampling rate of 48kHz, 16-bit resolution with a dynamic range of 96dB, THD+N: -89~96dB.
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The Conclusion

The Antlion ModMic USB is a perfect microphone addition to any situation providing quality sound with a generous cord length and complete reliability. I really don’t know what more they could do to improve this. You get the peak of the technology from the company here in a device that just won’t let you down. It might come across as simple to some, but it brings enough complexities for audio capture and nails every desire I have for this type of microphone capture.

It sounds clear, it delivers vocals precisely and just works. With so many tech devices having issues these days it’s nice to have something that just always functions, without fault. You can easily attach it to anything, it won’t ever fall off it seems and that’s according to using other bases for years. There’s a good amount of extra items included, a nice carrying case and the actual microphone is simple to shape or use in essentially any situation. It won’t let you down.

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Rating Overall: 10

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner