If you own a PC mic, can you give a quick review here? I'd like to see which model is good.
I have owned 3 mics.
My first one is a Labtec Axis 302 model, got it for $13. Pros: Excellent recording quality. Minimal white noise and sharp sound quality. Cons: Flimsy built. Doesn't fit very well on the head/ears. Started falling apart within a few months. Headphones broke down quickly. The mic function still works very well to this day, but the overall piece is in bad shape so I don't use it anymore.
My second one is an Inland model, I dunno the model number but this must be the most basic (cheapest) model. It retails for $10 but I got it for less. Pros: Nice headset design; wraps around the back of the head and fits around ears comfortably and snugly. Cons: Everything else. Mic doesn't pick up sound well at all. Terrible white noise. Not recommended at all. Only useful for listening.
I immediately bought my third mic after testing out the Inland model. Labtec LVA 8450 model. I think I paid around $15-$20 for it. It has a 'noise canceling' feature so I thought it must be even better than my first Labtec mic since that mic had such a quiet natural background noise level. Pros: Sturdier built than the other Labtec model. Picks up sound quite well, even at low PC volume settings. Cons: Much noisier than the Axis 302. Very little hissing noise, but that noise is replaced with a low hum - must be the 'noise canceling' feature... It's also monoaural, only one earpiece, can't listen in stereo.
Overall, I would recommend getting the Labtec Axis 302 model. I don't think I handled it with the best of care. Had I done so, it may have lasted longer.