The Konomi microphone for the Rock Band / Guitar Hero games has a black grill, Konami label, and 15 foot cable. How well does it perform?
First, some background. We own all the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games. We own several other musical games as well. My boyfriend has played in a band for many years, and I've sung for many years. So we have plenty of "real" musical gear in the house as well. When we examine these microphones, we do so with an eye for accuracy.
Also, we have not only multiple of this Konomi microphone, but also the Rock Band branded microphones, the Guitar Hero branded microphones, EA branded microphones, and more. So we're comparing this Konomi one against a variety of competitors.
In terms of looks, the Konomi microphone is decent. The top grill is black. It has a subtle Konami logo in silver, on the shaft area. The cable is nice and long, so you hopefully aren't tripping the guitar players as they dance around in front of you. Also, the end of the cable that plugs into the console has a box that says "Konami" on it. So when you're figuring out which cable to unplug from the unit, you know this one is the microphone.
I do prefer the Rock Band branded microphone in terms of looks. I like the silver grill on the Rock Band microphone. I also like that the "box" actually has a picture of a microphone instead of the more vague "Konami" word. Still, minor issues.
When it comes down to it, the most important thing that a microphone can do is convey your voice as accurately as possible. The Konami microphone certainly shines in that area. I can routinely get 100% on expert level with this microphone. So it won't distort your voice nor lag. Whatever you sing, it'll get through to the game system.
The connector is a standard USB connector, so you can use this microphone with the Wii, XBox 360, and PS3.
I paid for these microphones with my own funds in order to do these reviews.
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