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3.0 Compatibility log and Pilot Program

Posted by James Console on

Pilot Program 3.0 mics are not currently in stock- when they are, you'll find them here

Here's the old post about the differences between the 2.0 and 3.0 

Please read all instructions. The voice (facing) side of the mic has 2 slits, the mesh side is for the noise side!

Updated the compatibility table. Seems most Realtek HD drivers/cards do not like the mic. Otherwise, we seem to have encouraging results. Peter G. below comments that disabling the Realtek audio manager (and a few other notes) in msconfig has helped his Realtek situation.


Tentative Pilot Program structure:

  • Price will be lower than original 3.0 price because there's a few catches...
  • Buyers take the chance of having the 3.0 not work on their hardware (even if you're on the "works" list, we can't be completely certain that it'll work perfectly, hence the pilot program...)
  • IF IT DOESN'T WORK or you aren't pleased with the sound: buyers have option to swap out 3.0 boom with 2.0 boom but MUST PAY SHIPPING AND HANDLING ( 6 USD domestic, 13 USD international) - this must be done shortly after you get the mic.
  • We can't really offer  a warranty for the 3.0 because we may not continue it. So, don't break it!
  • Pilot buyers must come back here and comment on their hardware and experience so we can add it to the list. Depending on results we may expand the 3.0.
  • If you buy a pilot 3.0 you're saying that you've read and agree with all the 3.0 instructions and "rules" 


  1. We're just using the 2.0's packaging for the pilot mics.
  2. The mic tip has two sides- the side with two slits points toward your mouth, the mesh side is to pick up background noise.
  3. The clear plastic clip (clear plastic is much stronger than the black, otherwise we would have made the clip black) on the cable is to keep the cable dangling from the clasp spot, not the end of the boom ( is what I'm talking about). This way the dangling cable doesn't move the boom in the clasp. It's not intended to connect to other cables.
  4. Some beta testers claim that their mic is very quiet and has a lot of noise once it's amplified. I think this may have to do with Realtek drivers (here's possibly the fix). When we have them return the mic for our testing, it performs fine. 
  5. The 3.0 can't be bent at sharp angles; it will kink. Try not to bend near the tip of the mic. If you want to try to bend it at a sharp angle/radius, it is best to bend it around an object with the same desired curvature e.g. broom stick.
  6. The 3.0 clasp is the same as the 2.0 clasp. The boom can be lengthened or shortened depending on where on the boom you place the top clasp.
  7. The 3.0 mic capsule is sensitive to breath/wind, so we find it best to position the mic tip facing the corner of your mouth, 1-3 inches away directly to the side of the corner of your mouth




PS4 through the headset plug on the controller and a Y breakout cable
integrated Soundmax card from a Dell Dimension 1100 AC97
Realtek sound card from an HP pavilion 540n AC97 Audio
Sound Blast X-Fi Titanium HD
X-fi Titanium HD (Model C) Drivers for Realtek ALC892 on Sabertooth Z77 (Win7 x64) --Iffy
AsRock Extreme4 Z77 onboard sound with driver
Astro Mixamp over xbox live
Asus P8Z77-V PRO (Realtek ALC892)
Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus
Asus Xonar DG
Asus Xonar DTX
Asus Xonar DX soundcard ( driver)
Audigy 2 ZS on Windows 7 x64 using Audigy SupportPack 4.5 with 20db boost
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCI-e
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR / Soundblaster ZXR on windows 7 64 bit
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum Champion Series
Creative Titanium HD on Windows 7 64-bit
Creative x-fi titanium (see Ben's comment below)
Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
Diamond Sound Tube USB - to iMac 27"
Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
Logitech G110 Usb mic-in
M4N82 Deluxe's integrated sound card (Realtek ALC1200), hotfix needed
MSI GT70One Ivy Bridge (laptop)
MSI Z77A GD65 motherboard, which has a RealTek audio codec ALC898
Realtek ALC889
Realtek ALC892 Integrated sound card (MSI 970A-G46)
Realtek HD audio
Sony VAIO laptop realtek
sound blaster recon3d external sound card with the official latest win 8 drivers
Sound Blaster Zx, SoundBlaster Z  (Windows 7, 64 bit)
SupremeFX II on ASUS Crosshair II mobo
Xonar D1
Zoom H1
Asus impact motherboard (supremefx impact)
Doesn't Work
ASUS ROG laptop (works okay but not great)
ALC898 Realtek driver Z77 Extreme 4 motherboard)
ASUS G51J Realtek HD Audio Driver: (works so-so)
ASUS Xonar DGX Audio Device (hmmm...)
Creative x-fi titanium (trying to figure this one out, still)
Intel Destop DZ77BH-55K Realtek HD Audio Driver:
MSI P67A-G43 ALC 892 (so-so)
MSI P67A-GD55 Realtek High Definition Audio (Realtek® ALC892???)
MSI Z77A-GD55 Realtek® ALC892
Onboard from ASUS Gene V Realtek High Definition Audio
Realtek ALC 883 (worked so-so)
Realtek HD Audio Drivers:,,
Realtek HD Audio with drivers.
Sony Vaio VCPF13YFX Realtek HD Audio Driver:
SoundBlaster Z (work okay, but iffy quality) -- same card also on works list ... 

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  • My ModMic 3.0 arrived today and after an easy installation I started to use it with my headphones.

    The microphone works excellent with the Realtek drivers and my motherboard (Asus Maximus V Gene).
    At first the microphone appeared to be very low and I turned on microphone boost in order to get audible content; but after reading the instructions on the tube and readjusting the positioning the signal does not need any amplification.

    I also successfully tested it with an older Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sopund card.

    Eric on
  • Okay guys, I’ve had the 3.0 for a week or two now and it’s been working pretty well.
    I am using it with a laptop Lenovo Y410P with integrated JBL based audio, not sure what the model is but the drivers versions are as follows:

    Realtek 6.2.9200.16384
    Onekey Theater
    Dolby Home Theater v4

    I also went ahead and tested it with different ports, so far the best one is the integrated realtek input one. I used the mic port of a USB Dynadock Dockin Station and the quality worsened. The same thing happened when I used it with the Astro MixAmp PRO, the mic quality was horrible through them. Probably has something to do with the USB quality/bandwidth and the internals of both the docking station and the MixAmp, but I’m surprised the integrated audio card turned out to be better.

    Overall I’m loving it. High quality, very sleek, noise cancellation is perfect since I use those keyboard with mechanical individual keys(THEY ARE NOISY AS S**T). I’ll be waiting for the 4.0s because of the mute, but so far these are great.

    Good job guys.

    Dan on
  • Soundcard: Asus Xonar U3 (USB DAC)
    OS: Windows 8.1 x64
    Feedback: Hooked up and running without any tweaking needed. Folks on the other end hear me without any problems.

    Aku on
  • Working Great on my ASUS P868-V PRO onboard realtek. Very clear and crisp sounding. Couldnt get it to work on my ASUS Xonar DX so im using it for sound and onboard for mic and its working perfect. Only downside is i had to mount it at a weird angle cause the 3m sticky tape would NOT stick to my Audio Technica ATH-AD700 just kept falling off. But that was a minor setback i mounted it to the rim of the earcups.

    Daniel on
  • Works on my laptop but quiet. Quickly fixed with the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Now it works very nicely.

    Win 7 SP1
    msi GT780r Gaming Laptop
    Realtek HD Audio Codec ALC892
    Driver Version

    Colin on

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