Antlionâ€™s ModMic line always appealed to me in theory. Forget buying a gaming headset of questionable repute. Acquire a high-end pair of headphones insteadâ€”hell, maybe you already have thatâ€”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: Youâ€™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 togetherâ€”a prototype more than a product.