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Throat Mic Review - IXRadio XTM85R-G1 Something better than FireFox?

#46 User is offline   Stret 

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:16 PM

Great, I hope I didnt get a lemon ;)
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 04:43 PM

what size necks are these supposed to work on up to?

anybody with a large neck, 18-19 inches have one?
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:00 PM

Well, I used mine on Sunday also. I have to say that these things rock! My teammates could understand very clearly what I was saying. I didn't have any problems with it slipping or moving around my neck.
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:40 AM

Great infor on the throught mics. Im looking to refit my Paintball gear and update my old tech. So i was looking for a good stad up throat mic, as well as a good Radio. It seams the cobra's seam to be popular any sugestions? i have a cheap bellsouth radio right now but i cant see that sating up. its over 6 years old.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:53 PM

this mic is awsome, i got is about 2 weeks ago and have messed around with it alot, testing with other people.

Works to perfection.

I also noticed that its not very picky about where it sits on my neck. i moved the transponders around some, high, low, one hig and one low, pulled it tight and held it loose. it always worked as long as it wasn't puched off the adams apple.

I am very pleased
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 02:26 PM

sartek, on Oct 12 2005, 07:14 PM, said:

the problem i have with the earbone mics is that they use the vibrations of the bones in your inner ear to pick up sound, and they aren't the comfortable to people with small ears. to get an idea of what they would transmit, plug your ears with your pinky fingers and talk. it sounds kind of nasally.

wow, thaks a lot, now my pinky fingers have earwax on 'em...
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 02:31 AM

LOL.. clean your ears out then.. shoudl also help with hearing your teammates on the radio..
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 01:50 PM

Well i ordered 3 last Friday and i hope they come in soon. I plan to use them for paintball and snowmobiling so the mics are the gift that keeps on giving.
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 03:10 PM

Loved the review. Gosh I wish I knew about this before I got my Firefox. Kinda dont like it that much.

OK for those of you who have big necks or just have a problem with throte mices in general here is a quick and simple fix.

You get some quarter inch wide flat elastic band. Tie it off to one side of your throte mic and make a loop at the other end. Tie the loop off and then feed the body of the cord through the loop. Now youve got a slip knot kinda thing going on. Loop that over the other end of the throte mic and youve got what I call my dog collar. Now when the hounds of War head off to battle, their collars stay in place :P
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 04:14 PM

Ronin055, on Dec 13 2005, 04:10 PM, said:

Loved the review. Gosh I wish I knew about this before I got my Firefox. Kinda dont like it that much.

OK for those of you who have big necks or just have a problem with throte mices in general here is a quick and simple fix.

You get some quarter inch wide flat elastic band. Tie it off to one side of your throte mic and make a loop at the other end. Tie the loop off and then feed the body of the cord through the loop. Now youve got a slip knot kinda thing going on. Loop that over the other end of the throte mic and youve got what I call my dog collar. Now when the hounds of War head off to battle, their collars stay in place :D

Its not wise to wrap an elastic band around your head, your basicly making a noose and cutting off oxygen to your head, it will be very easy to suffocate without anyone knowing untill the police dogs come to sniff out your body
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 05:34 PM

These things are great but if something messes up then you might as well buy a new one. I bought one of these after seeing this review when it first was written. I got mine 2 weeks later (takes a long time to get shipped) and used it for one day and broke it. It was my fault that it broke so Im not bashing the company for making low quality gear. I contacted the company to see if they would fix it but no return of emails at all and couldnt find a phone number on the website. Customer service sucks tremendously.

But on a positive note... for the little time I used it before I broke it I absolutely fell in love w/ the thing so I ordered a new one :wacko:
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 05:36 PM

Yeah, that's the downside to the company being located in singapore. Mine has gone through some pretty heavy beatings and moving around since I got it, and it's holdign up quite nicely..I dropped a full 20oz on it last night and it's still kicking.
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 07:32 PM

I have a question. I wanted to see how the throat mics that Sartek reviewed and some of you have bought are holding up since it has been almost three months for some of you. I bought 2 IASUS brand throat mics, one for me and 1 for my nephew. I like them but the PTT button on the one my nephew was using broke mid way through the 1st scenario game we used them in. I broke the pin off that plugs into the radio on the other 10 minutes later by accident. I gave my nephew my PTT button and it works fine but I want to order 2 more throat mics. I was thinking about trting these. I was already going to stay away from the Fire Fox brand. I have heard alot of bad things about them from people who have them.


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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:43 PM

well, since I've been out of commision for a while and my throat mic hasn't been put through any severly rigorous play, I guess it's held up pretty well for being packed away in a small cloth bag in the bottom of my paintball bag with 4 co2 tanks, my 3 guns, barrels, and 2 radios. Every weekend I go out to the field, I throw my bag in my car whether I play or not, and it's survived so far.

(EDIT: JTPaintball70 is the person that I found out about them from, so he'd probably have the most to say on it)

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

I do believe I've had mine the longest of anyone, and I can tell you that mine is holding up perfectly :D Scuffed all to hell, but working great. I just bought 2 more for my new T5550Rs that I"m going to be using at OK D-Day
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