Antlion Audio ModMic 5 Review

/ 7 years ago

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A Closer Look

There are quite a few ways you can use the ModMic 5, and it’s all part of this modular and modifiable mentality that makes this microphone so appealing. In the box, you’ll find a 3M adhesive magnetic mount, as well as ten S-shaped cable grips, which can be used to clip any cables together and keep things neat and tidy. Of course, you can also opt to use the cable sleeving that was included in the box.


There are two 3.5mm Male to Female cables included, one is 6ft 6″, the same length as the nylon cable sleeving, while the other 3ft 3″. The longer one is best suited to desktop use, while the shorter cable may be more useful for those using a desktop amp, controller, or similar nearby input device. Need more reach? Simply bridge the two cables together for a 9ft 9″ cable, giving you even more flexibility.


You think we’re out of modular options yet? Not even close. There’s a compact in-line controller included too, which once again has a male and female input and output. It’s a simple controller with just a microphone mute switch, but can be placed anywhere in the cable chain. You can have it next to your neck on the short microphone cable (see the next picture), between on the 3ft 3″ and 6ft 6″ cable, or even plugged into the microphone port on your device, or not plugged in at all for an always on mic… again, the options here are plentiful.


After all those modular bits and bobs, we’re finally onto the microphone its self! As you can see, it features a nice long boom design with a large foam head to cut down on high frequency and wind noise. There’s a circular mount on the side which uses a strong magnet to lock onto the 3M adhesive magnetic mounting block, an S-shaped joint to hook over the cable/headband of some headsets, and a short cable that can be attached to either one of the 3.5mm extension cables or the in-line controller.


There’s a nice zig-zag break between the magnetic mounts, which stops the microphone from turning when mounted. It also means that you can pull the microphone off the magnetic mount, and refit it at a different angle to suit your needs.


At the head of the microphone, there’s another switch. This one flicks the microphone between uni- and omni-directional operation modes. The ModMic 4 was only available with uni-directional mode, so this is a very nice upgrade.


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