Questions tagged [microphones]

A device used to gather audio input to a device. Use this tag when you are searching for a product that gathers input via spoken input.

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Which bluetooth headphones connect through a base station to a PC?

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless is more than what I'm looking for. I only really need the base station: It has a proprietary 2.4 Ghz wireless signal and base station with a variety of connection ...
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Looking for a micro USB to lightning cable

I am looking for a Micro USB to Lightning cable. (i.e. micro USB at one end, Lightning at the other end) Any recommendations? I've checked out Amazon and Best Buy to no avail. Required in order to ...
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Using wired gaming headset microphone on Macbook Pro 15" 2019

I understand that the 3.5mm socket on the MacBook Pro isn't compatible with the 4-contact stereo+microphone jack (TRRS?) What adapter would I need to be able to use a Corsair gaming headset (Void ...
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How to use my Laptop with my PC setup? [duplicate]

So I am currently working from home and I want to use my work Laptop (USB-C/HDMI) with my PC setup, aka I want to use the same mouse (USB), same 2 monitors (HDMI / Display Port), same microphone (XLR, ...
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How do I know if a headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA?

Say for example I have these headphones with microphone - https://www.amazon.com/2019-Stereo-Headphones-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B07TWB1R8B/ How do I know if the headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA? And which of ...
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Device to record cell phone calls from an Android smartphone

Ideally, all cell phones would have integrated functionality to record calls. After all, they directly handle all the audio of the calls, and have plenty of storage to save them. Plus, the phone ...
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Headphones with embedded micro that supports both 2.4GHz wireless and bluetooth

I am looking for headphones that include all these features (basically TV headphones that can do bluetooth headphones too): Base to put on for charging Embedded microphone, or slot for plugging One ...
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Conference microphone that can be daisy chained?

I'm looking for a conference microphone, similar to something out of the Jabra Speak series. My requirements are: Must be combined speaker and microhpone. Must have omnidirectional microphone ...
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Bluetooth headset with pro-like mic

I am looking for some great quality sound headset as well as microphone level close to pro/studio level. I really enjoy the sound quality and bass line on my Marshall Major III Bluetooth headset as ...
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webcam with good microphone for low-volume voice for Chromebook and Windows PC

I am looking for recommendations for a webcam with good microphone for low-volume voice for Chromebook and Windows PC. Intended use: Zoom meetings. Audio: The person using it speaks in soft (low ...
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Are there any truly wireless earbuds that support A2DP while using the microphone?

I'm finally catching up w/ the 21st century and bought my first pair of truly wireless earbuds: the Sony WF-1000XM3. My issue is that audio quality degrades significantly when I connect them to my ...
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Worst webcam and microphone

I want the worst (160x120 res or lower preferably) webcam and mic combination possible. I would hope the webcam would be cheap. On top of that, is there any way I can passively make them worse (ex. ...
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Small shock-mount for the Rode NT-USB Mini microphone

I've bought a Rode NT-USB Mini condenser microphone and am really happy with it. As expected the supplied "magnetic" stand transfers a lot of "bumps" from my desk and cherry mx red ...
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Looking for a decent small mic for video recording

I have came across this video. The vLogger has a mic in his hand. The same can be seen in his shirt neck in this another video I'm trying to order this from Amazon in India but I cannot find it. I ...
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Want unified audio hub: PC, laptop, tablet, landline, cellphone, headphones, mic, mixer for telework, vlog, gaming

I have a PC/Mac, laptop, tablet, and MP3 player set up on a multi-port desktop mixer box. (Several brands to choose from: Maker Hart, Moukey, Behringer, Mackie Mix, etc.) I choose not to go USB or ...
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Dictation tablet with Google Live Transcribe for hearing impaired

I'd like to find a solution for my grandpa who's severely hearing impaired to help him participating in the daily life. More specifically, I thought about an on-the-fly speech to text recognition with ...
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Looking for a simple wireless headset with microphone

After trying multiple headsets, earphones, and any other shape of wireless audio device, with issues each time, I realized I have two choices: To spend another $40,000 dollars in the hope of finding ...
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Need Recommendation for Simple Audio Interfacing into Raspberry Pi

I'm currently searching for a way to get 4 channels of audio from mic level (XLR input) into a Raspberry Pi. Either as a single interface device or one channel and use four of them. It only has to be ...
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A good microphone for voice recording / radio presenting

I'm looking for a good microphone for recording speech (eg. for radio presenting), for about 60-70€. I would prefer a USB one but I'll look into all suggestions. Worth mention that I have a desktop ...
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Looking for a One-Button device that makes a call

In my company we have a fleet of cars, and we would like to equip them with a simple device that when the driver presses a button, it will communicate him with our company's call center. In a ...
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Sound recorder for Linux

I'm looking for recommendations for a good quality digital sound recorder. Here are some requirements: Small enough to be easily concealed. Preferably large enough to fit in a pocket. Able to run ...
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Long Battery Wireless Headphones With Mic - iPhone

So I have decided that the best course of action is to adopt wireless headphones now that the iPhone's headphone jack is gone(and Pixel). Unfortunately though I need like 10+ battery performance all ...
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Single USB Speaker with Built-in Sound Card and Microphone

I'd like to purchase several inexpensive USB-Speaker-Microphone-Combo-Devices for all the computers at our work place. Requirements: Single Speaker - The device should have only one speaker that ...
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USB Headset: 2x circumaural with mic

Okay, so I originally posted this almost two weeks ago and it's gotten exactly zero attention. (got me a tumbleweed badge too) Surely someone knows of something, so I'll edit a bit and see if I can ...
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Device that allows the use a stenomask without having to hold it with one's hand

I am looking for some device that would allow me to use a stenomask without having to hold it with my hand (i.e., to have a hands-free stenomask). I plan to use the stenomask for speech recognition ...
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Which USB webcam (with microphone and speakers) works for Raspberry Pi?

I would like to solve three problems with a single (USB) device: Camera Audio-Out Audio-In I believe more and more of those home monitoring solutions have those things combined into one device (e.g. ...
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Wireless Microphone with USB Receiver that works with Macs

I'm desperetely looking for a products similar to the Behringer ULM100USB but that actually works with Macs... Does any of you know something like that? Don't point me to radio-based stuff... I'm ...
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Bluetooth microphone for interviewing people

I run a 'Humans of' Facebook page, which involves me interviewing people on the street and taking photos of them. Till now I've been using a voice recording app on my phone to record the ...
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Are there any USB microphones under $10 that will record talking-volume sound 2-3 meters away?

I have several small USB microphones, which work just fine as long as my mouth is within a few inches of the mic's input. However, I am looking for a small and cheap microphone (under $10 from ...
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What makes a good condensor mic?

I am looking at a cheap-o mic and I want to know what to look for. I am wanting to make some youtube videos but can't break the bank yet. For example, an extremely cheap mic I found (USB Studio ...
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What's a good USB microphone for recording instruments?

I'm looking for a USB microphone to create recordings of instruments. It must: be compatible with Windows 10 via USB have appropriate frequency range (I want it to include as much of the spectrum as ...
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Hands-free stenomask for speech recognition

I am looking for a hands-free stenomask for speech recognition. The Sylencer SmartMic SM 100 and 200 has a snap-on head-strap option available, but the strap is not comfortable. What are other good ...
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A Dedicated audio recording device with 3.5mm input and under $30?

I'm looking for a dedicated audio recording device. I'm looking for something under $30 (or a bit more), and which: Has a 3.5mm connector mic socket, which also works with line-level audio. Has good ...
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Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

I'm looking for a good microphone for recording speech (eg. for podcasts, although it might be used for other things too), ideally for under $30. I'm looking for something that: Has minimal hiss ...
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Microphones for acoustic holography

I'm considering building a hobby acoustic holography setup. I would need several (at least 12, I think) microphones to do this, but I have a limited budget. Does anyone have recommendations for ...
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