help me choose a mic? 

#Audio folks, I'm thinking of getting a used BM-800 #microphone for super cheap, mostly for (very) amateur #voiceActing. Is there something I should know? I want to use it on Linux. The sound card is the builtin one of an ASUS P5B-VM motherboard.
If I understand correctly, I don't need more hardware to make it sort of work, but a better sound card might be needed for good audio quality.
Is my assessment correct? Am I missing something?

help me choose a mic? 

@csepp I recommend getting the Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Generation). You should be able to find one used for between $50 and $100 (they're $120 new I think) and they work flawlessly with Linux and are noise-free. They have switchable +48v phantom power and adjustable gain, and the 'halo lights' let you know if your levels are right. I tried a million cheap XLR USB audio interfaces and this is the best for your money.

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help me choose a mic? 

@csepp The other cheap option that would work here is the Shure Motiv MVI, which has some preset equalizer options and a mute button. I prefer the Focusright because it's more versatile (you can plug an XLR mic and a 1/4" instrument jack in simultaneously, while the Shure MVI only takes one or the other at a time).

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