View Full Version : throat mics

10-23-2006, 05:13 PM
Anyone had any experience with them? I had bought a FireFox brand unit at Gander MT for $30, only to return it. It wasn't very clear no matter where I placed it on my throat. I found this model on-line:


It looks to be of good quality, I was curious if anyone here has used it. :question: Or whatever you think about it in general.

Hob Hayward
10-23-2006, 05:43 PM
I've never used a throat mic, I have a headset that goes over one ear and a microphone on a boom for my motorola walkie talkie, works great and it was like $10 or $15.

10-23-2006, 05:59 PM
Well I'm probably the best person you could ask as we are sponsored by clearercom. Um.....well what to say. The stryker is big tuff and slightly bulky although they have changed their button a little. It works decent. The biggest problem is neck size. I liked mine but I have a huge neck and most throat mics wouldn't work! The stryker worked well for me, but the clips on the buttons started breaking! Another guy on our team that has a smaller neck had a horrible time! We are all making the switch to bone mics which in initial testing have been better and more user friendly. With over 25 people on our scenario team and with our SPPL team we really hammer our equipment. In fact the new setup I just purchased was $500 including the radio bone mic, and accessories.

This is basically what I went with!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pro-Ear-Vibration-Speaker-Mic-for-Motorola-Talkabout_W0QQitemZ170040416002QQihZ007QQcategoryZ 48707QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

10-23-2006, 08:29 PM
im not tryin to hijack this thread or anything, but what is there for a bit longer distance, weatherproof headsets?

10-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Well you can try yaesu but there is alot of technical crap to go through. If you get UHF and have them freebanded you can get a full 5 watts of submersible radio and then the earpiece I have. Also remember the licensing crap! My radio is submersible along with that ear piece!

10-23-2006, 10:17 PM
Timber, I thought the neck pieces were adjustable on those clearer units. Btw, I found a review on it:

10-23-2006, 10:50 PM
If you want to try it I'll send it out with motorola pin out. Just will have a broken clip. PM me you info.......I can get it out ASAP.......If you like call Solomon and he'll get one to you. They are adjustable.......but if you read the FAQ:

8. Does it fit everyone?

Ans: The neckband is flexible but it works best for neck sizes between 15-17 inches. The band should fit flush against the back of the person's neck. Throat mics also perform better for people with less adipose tissue on their necks.

This is because of me.......LOL......but the Styker works better for me than the other types. The stryker actually has a max size which forces the transducers tight on my neck! I also have a modular of theirs! We also had a bunch of NT2's and they all broke first time out.......all 3 ptt's pulled apart!

10-24-2006, 02:31 AM
they fit nearly everyone, the thing just needs to be by your adams apple. ones under 100 slur alot of speech over walkie talkies, xbox live, and phones.

10-24-2006, 02:49 AM
This one looks almost identical to the clearer unit
http://cgi.ebay.com/Military-throat-mic-for-Midland-LXT-GXT-GMRS-FRS-Radio_W0QQitemZ170041603293QQihZ007QQcategoryZ4671 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
I don't think I have very much adipose on my neck. (it's more around my waist-lol) I have a 17-18 neck I wonder if it will work on me?

10-24-2006, 07:45 AM
I've never used a throat mic, I have a headset that goes over one ear and a microphone on a boom for my motorola walkie talkie, works great and it was like $10 or $15.

What kind of headset is it? Do you have a link? I need one for scenario games. I have a Motorola Talk-About one... Goes up to 2 miles I think. It has the connector for the headset too.

Hob Hayward
10-24-2006, 12:31 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-56320-Earpiece-Boom-Microphone/dp/B00009M6TG/sr=8-3/qid=1161721704/ref=sr_1_3/104-2281804-8623947?ie=UTF8&s=hi I swear they used to hasve it for cheaper, but who knows. My brother and my friend also have them, once you get used to it its no problem, though you'll have to use the push to talk on the walkie talkie itself, I find that its not too difficult to press it through a pocket.

10-25-2006, 03:50 AM
PM'ed you timber, btw I have a motorola t6250 gmrs single pin.