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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Sep 2011 8:23 p.m. PST

I mentioned previously that I picked up some language software at a great price. However, to get the best use out of it, I need to add a microphone to my machine.

The options I'm familiar with are:

1. Stand-alone microphone
2. Headset with built-in microphone
3. Microphone built into a webcam

I was wondering, from those of you who have used language learning software, if you have any advice.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2011 8:48 p.m. PST

No experience with language software but from years of using Skype, narrating powerpoints with Camtasia and two way video conferencing I would usually go with the headset with microphone. It does a better job of cutting down ambient background noise.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2011 5:24 a.m. PST

Agree with Waco Joe. Just make sure the mike's boom
can be moved away from your face/mouth. Regular
headset rather than earbuds, also.

Henrix05 Sep 2011 5:43 a.m. PST

If there's not much ambient noise a table microphone can be better.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Sep 2011 9:32 p.m. PST

I'll give the table mike a shot. Thanks!

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