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Antlion Audio wants you to turn any set of headphones into a gaming headset with its ModMic Wireless

The Antlion ModMic Wireless. (Source: Antlion)
The Antlion ModMic Wireless. (Source: Antlion)
Antlion Audio claims that its ModMic Wireless attachment adds mic capabilities to any kind of headphone. It has the aptX low-energy Bluetooth codec, 16-bit 48khz audio and a USB type A receiver. The ModMic Wireless also has a patented clasp to stay attached to its headphone cup.

Antlion Audio is a company that clearly believes there are a lot of customers out there who are so attached to their favorite headphones they would not replace them with a set containing a built-in mic for activities such as gaming or VoIP chatting. To this end, it has developed the ModMic Wireless, an attachment that becomes a microphone to any set of headphones, provided you can stick Antlion's patented magnetic clasp onto the outside of an ear-cup. 

Should this be possible, the ModMic Wireless will stick on to the clasp and afford mic audio using the aptX low-energy Bluetooth codec at 'DVD-like' 16-bit 48kHz quality. It does this via its USB type A receiver, which is cross-platform compatible - but only in terms of Windows, Mac, Linux and Playstation 4. Antlion claims that the device also has an approximate 32-ft range between the ModMic and the receiver, a somewhat 34-millisecond latency and a 20 to 20,000Hz response range (in 'Omni Mode').

What if its purportedly 12-hour battery runs out, however? The ModMic Wireless also has a charging cable, which (slightly disappointingly in this day and age) is microUSB, so you could use it as a headset with wired power if you prefer. This interesting alternative to buying a new gaming headset retails at $119.95 on Antlion's own website. However, its relative advantages over a complete headset obviously differ from product to product. Similarly, the preference for this option may also differ from customer to customer. 

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-11-27 (Update: 2018-11-28)