September 28, 2020

Antlion ModMic Wireless review: One step closer to the ideal ModMic

Antlion’s ModMic line always appealed to me in theory. Forget buying a gaming headset of questionable repute. Acquire a high-end pair of headphones instead—hell, maybe you already have that—and then simply affix a microphone to the side. My in...

Antlion’s ModMic line always appealed to me in theory. Forget buying a gaming headset of questionable repute. Acquire a high-end pair of headphones instead—hell, maybe you already have that—and then simply affix a microphone to the side. My inner audiophile rejoiced at the idea.

But I found the then-current ModMic 5 a bit awkward when I reviewed it in 2018. Picture it: You’re already using wired headphones, and then you need to run a second, separate wire from the ModMic itself to your PC. It was kludgy, even with the cable sheaths Antlion included to bind the two wires together—a prototype more than a product.

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