Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>

A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do. Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles. Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is probably eBay or Amazon.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
To: main <>
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone. My criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable, doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation. It can use either usb 2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card. To put things into perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct. The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not paying attention. If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb connection. But when they work properly, the sound quality of these microphones is excellent. I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop, because it's apparently huge! I have also used a wonderful ear-hook microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though unfortunately, I don't know the brand. Finally, my best friend owns both an Iphone 4 and an SE. While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc? I really like it! I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if they can be used in Windows or not.


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