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Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

I was able to find a Neewer NW-700 ($27) condenser mic that comes with a shock mount and XLR-to-3.5mm cable. I've read that this will most likely require external power because the 3.5mm connection ...
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Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

The Samson Meteorite is pretty good, for its price. Very limited hiss at all. In fact, at high levels, you're more likely to get the environmental noise recorded than any hiss. It's a USB mic, so it ...
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Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

I'd also recommend a Samson company. If you don't have a problem with buying second-hand items, you can get a Samson Go Mic for less than $30 or buy a brand new one for $38 from amazon. Pros: ...
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How do I know if a headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA?

According to Linx (a headset expert!), the CTIA standard is used in the USA, Hong Kong and other international markets, while OMTP is used primarily in china. The technical difference is that the ...
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What's a good USB microphone for recording instruments?

For that price you won't be able to get anything too great, but there are a few options still. I'll recommend the same mic I recommended to @JonasCz here a while back: the Tonor USB Condenser Mic. For ...
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Long Battery Wireless Headphones With Mic - iPhone

Over Ear I've got the LinkWitz Casque Bluetooth headphones, which are an over-ear pair of wireless headphones with passive noise cancelling and a microphone. They run on a rechargeable battery (...
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Long Battery Wireless Headphones With Mic - iPhone

In Ear For their price the Apple Airpods ($159) really are at the top of their market segment. You'll get the in-ear design you prefer and 3-5 hours of listening time per charge and another 3-5 hours ...
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Worst webcam and microphone

Worst webcam? Ok, then you will need something bad and cheap as a rock. However it's hard to find anything you specified and making sure it will work. (cheap products like to break a lot) I recommend ...
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Small shock-mount for the Rode NT-USB Mini microphone

Hard to tell from Røde's site whether the mic dimensions are with or without that little U-shaped mount. If it's with, then you might have some luck buying an entire cheapo mic kit & using the ...
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Bluetooth microphone for interviewing people

There are not many good bluetooth options available, but I've listed out a couple of the best Nolan MIC Bluetooth Wireless Microphone - 64$ Bluetooth connectivity Range - 100ft(30m) Battery life - ...
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Looking for a micro USB to lightning cable

From the linked site, in the accessories section, this cable appears to be the match: https://apogeedigital.com/shop/2-meter-micro-b-to-lightning-cable-for-mic-plus Direct paste from link: Compatible ...
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How do I know if a headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA?

To confirm your headset ctia or otmp, you need a multimeter. Checking resistance between left/rigt and Gnd should gives you sth like 8/16/32 ohm(not more than this values) thean you have ctia ...
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Are there any truly wireless earbuds that support A2DP while using the microphone?

Each A2DP "service" is Mono-Directional. A typical device using the A2DP profile for music will not support more than one service (i.e. audio stream), but it's possible. This would need a ...
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Are there any USB microphones under $10 that will record talking-volume sound 2-3 meters away?

In case your radio won't take a USB input... Here are a couple 3.5mm options: Poking around Amazon I found the "Floureon BM-800 Condenser Sound Studio Recording Broadcasting Microphone" for $30 it's ...
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Are there any USB microphones under $10 that will record talking-volume sound 2-3 meters away?

Like Digital Boffin said, you're not going to be able to get something worthwhile under $10. I also use a Blue Snowball for recordings and it works very well. If you poke around on ebay, you may be ...
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Want unified audio hub: PC, laptop, tablet, landline, cellphone, headphones, mic, mixer for telework, vlog, gaming

Take all the different adapters, switches, and mixers you have, and mount them on a platform. Have a local sheet metal shop make a unifying enclosure, probably power-coated, so all the cables are ...
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Need Recommendation for Simple Audio Interfacing into Raspberry Pi

I would advise you against your own hardware for this task. The goal of Raspberry Pi is to be a small-size substitute for a PC, not a large-size substitute for a professional recorder. Based on your ...
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Looking for a One-Button device that makes a call

You can got a cheep android for £55. This can be configured to have a singe button to call you. Use multi users, so admin user configures the phone, and other user can not re-configure. Non-smart are ...
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Device that allows the use a stenomask without having to hold it with one's hand

You can use HANDSFREEDesign's HANDSFREE Gadget: It is a strap that attaches to the Sylencer SmartMic SM 100 or 200 It cost 39.99 USD Only ships within United States. (takes 1 or 2 weeks to ship) It ...
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Device that allows the use a stenomask without having to hold it with one's hand

You can use Vox Helpers' stenomask stand: supports the Sylencer SmartMic SM 100 and 200 C-clamp is 2" wide and easily attaches to most work spaces. Other options are available for an extra charge: ...
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Wireless Microphone with USB Receiver that works with Macs

I just check on Amazon for the ULM100USB. and in the Q&A someone from Behringer said that it works on Macs. Have you contacted their customer service department? Recommendation: Given that ...
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Hands-free stenomask for speech recognition

You can use Hushme's stenomask: http://www.gethushme.com preorder only price: 189 USD
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A Dedicated audio recording device with 3.5mm input and under $30?

There's a vibrant market for these "digital audio recorders" (also often called "digital voice recorders"). Here's a Best Reviews description of the current market. E.g., the EVISTR L36 appears to ...
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