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Microphone Comparison Guide

This microphone comparison guide provides a high-level comparison of the various headset, wireless, and specialty microphones available from KnowBrainer. We've organized our microphones into separate categories. You can select to view all of these categories or just a specific category from the drop down menu above. You are currently viewing All Microphones.

 

Sennheiser SD Pro 2

Overall Rating:
10
Accuracy:
9.8
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
8
Price:
$369.95
Notes:
The Sennheiser SD Pro 2 is designed for business professionals who want to switch back and forth between a PC and a desktop phone at the push of a button.

Andrea WNC-1500 KB Wireless Headset

Overall Rating:
9
Accuracy:
9
Comfort:
10
Noise Cancellation:
7
Price:
$99.95
Notes:
Affordable noise canceling wireless headset with USB dongle. The WNC-1500 wireless noise canceling computer headset delivers a high fidelity audio enhancement, noise reduction and EQ with an excellent 5 Dragon voice recognition rating awarded by Nuance.

Samson Airline Micro SWAM2SES

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$249.99
Notes:
The Samson Airline Micro Earset System is one of the smallest wireless earset systems available and includes a slick combination transmitter and microphone that fits snugly over your ear and stays in place.

Samson AirLine Micro - Camera Edition

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$299.99
Notes:
A high quality, small portable unit that can transform any analog microphone into a wireless microphone. We recommend adding a SpeechWare Flexymike.

Sennheiser SD Pro 1

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$349.99
Notes:
The Sennheiser SD Pro 1 is designed for business professionals who want to switch back and forth between a PC and a desktop phone at the push of a button.

SpeechWare FlexyMike Dual Ear Cardiod

Overall Rating:
10
Accuracy:
10
Comfort:
9.9
Noise Cancellation:
10
Price:
$189.0
Notes:
Lightweight Stainless Steel Headset Designed Specifically for Accurate, Noise Cancelling and Comfortable Speech Recognition Dictation.

ANC 700 KB Headset Microphone

Overall Rating:
9
Accuracy:
9
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
3
Price:
$69.0
Notes:
Monaural Analog PC headset with Andrea Patented Active Noise Cancellation Microphone Technology. Andrea Electronics' headset products and technologies enable more accurate and reliable communication as well as high performance speech recognition in noisy office environments.

ANC 750 KB Headset Microphone

Overall Rating:
9
Accuracy:
8
Comfort:
10
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$79.0
Notes:
Analog PC Headset with Andrea Patented Active Noise Cancellation Microphone Technology. Andrea Electronics' headset products and technologies enable more accurate and reliable communication as well as high performance speech recognition in noisy office environments.

Audio Technica Pro 8HEMW KB

Overall Rating:
7
Accuracy:
4
Comfort:
3
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$129.0
Notes:
The Audio Technica Pro 8HEMW features a hypercardioid dynamic microphone capsule that is incredibly noise cancelling and deadly accurate with NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Medical and Windows Speech Recognition.

Andrea Electronics NC- 181

Overall Rating:
6
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
5
Price:
$29.0
Notes:
Great OEM starter microphone comparable to what Nuance includes in its NaturallySpeaking software.

KnowBrainer Hands-Free Headset Microphone

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$40.0
Notes:
The best value in a speech recognition headset microphone.

Andrea Electronics NC-185VM KB USB Headset

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$54.0
Notes:
High Fidelity Stereo USB Computer Headset with Noise Canceling Microphone and Volume/Mute Controls.

Audio-Technica ATH-COM1 KB

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$50.0
Notes:
Affordable Monorail headset microphone featuring solid noise cancellation and a stereo speaker.

Audio-Technica ATH-COM2 KB

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
2
Comfort:
4
Noise Cancellation:
5
Price:
$60.0
Notes:
Affordable headset microphone featuring solid noise cancellation and 2 stereo speakers.

FlexyMike Single Ear Headset

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$129.0
Notes:
World's lightest Titanium Earset

Buddy HeadsetMic DS102 KB

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$59.99
Notes:
Top of the line, highly unidirectional microphone element, this headset has been designed from the ground up with quality in mind.

Buddy Gooseneck USB Microphone

Overall Rating:
9
Accuracy:
8
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
7
Price:
$200.0
Notes:
If you find a headset too cumbersome, this is the next best alternative. Great for speech recognition.

SpeechWare TravelMike

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$249.0
Notes:
Industry lightest, most portable and innovative Desktop microphone. The Laptop and Tablet Microphone Solution.

Grundig Digta SonicMic II - Discontinued

Overall Rating:
10
Accuracy:
10
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
10
Price:
$299.0
Notes:
NEW! This is our favorite handheld microphone because like the Philips SpeechMike, it includes programmable buttons but you can program up to 3 functions for each button and this unit additionally doubles as a hands-free desktop microphone. 2 microphones in 1.

Dictaphone PowerMic II Handheld Microphone

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
10
Comfort:
10
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$424.0
Notes:
The Dictaphone PowerMic II by Nuance is a handheld USB microphone with programmable buttons for dictation, field tabbing, Dragon transcription, and mouse functionality specially designed for enhanced physician productivity. It seamlessly integrates with Dragon Medical Practice Edition software.

Sennheiser MD 431 II Desktop Microphone

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$450.0
Notes:
The MD 431 II's supercardioid pattern has excellent noise rejection, which contributes to its performance as a speech recognition microphone. It has a custom-tailored frequency response to achieve added transparency. A nearly frequency-independent, polar pattern gives the MD 431 II incredibly high gain before feedback and provides uncolored off-axis response.

SpeechWare 3-in-1 TableMike

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$279.0
Notes:
A highly sensitive noise cancelling Desktop Microphone with a USB interface and standard input and output sound jacks. Digital control panel with user programmable volume buttons. Detachable and Interchangeable microphone boom with flexible tip for perfect positioning. Industry first integrated 'Speech Equaliser (EQ)' and 'Automatic Gain Control (AGC)' or Amplifier for long and variable range dictation. Wideband and 20 kHz High Definition VoIP. Insulated USB cable with gold plated connectors. Two-year warranty.

SpeechWare 9-in-1 TableMike

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$379.0
Notes:
A highly sensitive noise cancelling Desktop Microphone with a USB interface and standard input and output sound jacks with a built-in speaker. Digital control panel with user programmable volume buttons. One standard USB and one Pedal ports to control the microphone with the foot. Detachable, interchangeable, telescopic and very long microphone boom with flexible tip for perfect positioning. Industry first integrated 'Speech Equaliser (EQ)' and 'Automatic Gain Control (AGC)' or Amplifier for long and variable range dictation. Wideband and 20 kHz High Definition VoIP. Insulated USB cable with gold plated connectors. Two-year warranty.

Buddy Desktop Mic 7G DSP

Overall Rating:
N/A
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
10
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$179.0
Notes:
A USB-interface high quality directional microphone that's specifically designed for speech recognition and for people who don't like using a headset microphone.

theBoom Quiet KB

Overall Rating:
10
Accuracy:
8
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
10
Price:
$350.0
Notes:
theBoom Quiet is the perfect combination of the world's best noise canceling microphone and state of the art ANR (Active Noise Reduction) headphones, for superior, hi-fidelity audio and speech clarity in one lightweight, modular package.

SpeechWare 6-in-1 TableMike

Overall Rating:
10
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
10
Noise Cancellation:
8
Price:
$329.0
Notes:
A highly sensitive noise cancelling Desktop Microphone with a USB interface and standard input and output sound jacks with a built-in speaker. Digital control panel with user programmable volume buttons.

CM 909 Conference Microphone

Overall Rating:
8
Accuracy:
8
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$60.0
Notes:
A great conferencing tool. Designed to work with all digital recorders.

Samson SE10

Overall Rating:
8
Accuracy:
5
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
9
Price:
$99.99
Notes:
Ultra Lightweight Nearly Invisible Headset Microphone

Samson SE50

Overall Rating:
7
Accuracy:
7
Comfort:
9
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$199.0
Notes:
Ultra Lightweight Nearly Invisible Headset Microphone

Jabra GN9350e Wireless Headset (w/ KB Plus Pack)

Overall Rating:
6
Accuracy:
8
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$318.0
Notes:
Designed specifically for speech recognition, VoIP usage and Office Communicator.

Stage 55 True Diversity Wireless System (w/KB Plus Pack)

Overall Rating:
6
Accuracy:
9.7
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
7
Price:
$129.99
Notes:
Affordable Wireless Solution that can be coupled with most analog microphones - The Samson Stage 55 Wireless System with headset microphone gives you impressive sound quality, reliable performance, and road-ready durability at an amazingly low price! Whether you're using it for speech recognition, speaking engagements, stage work, or other applications that require your hands to be free.

Philips SpeechMike LFH-3200 USB Microphone

Overall Rating:
5
Accuracy:
5
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$309.0
Notes:
The professional SpeechMike LFH-3200 USB microphone takes stationary dictation to a new level. It delivers excellent speech recognition capabilities, an antimicrobial surface for improved hygiene and refined ergonomics for convenient operation.

FlexyMike Dual Ear Headset

Overall Rating:
5
Accuracy:
1
Comfort:
10
Noise Cancellation:
2
Price:
$179.0
Notes:
Stainless steel Headset specifically designed for user comfort, speech and vocals.

theBoom C KB Microphone

Overall Rating:
3
Accuracy:
4
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$160.0
Notes:
theBoom C is the perfect dual speaker over ear headset for, working in a call center, the office or from home or with computer dictation software, etc. UmeVoice's patented noise cancellation technology eliminates most background noise, boosting your voice and bringing you crystal clear conversations in the noisiest environments. Great for soft voices.

Olympus ME - 52W Microphone

Overall Rating:
2
Accuracy:
5
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
9
Price:
$30.0
Notes:
The ideal noise canceling microphone for speech recognition using digital recorders.

Samson Airline 77 Microphone (w/KB Plus Pack)

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$299.99
Notes:
With its built in noise gate the Samson Airline 77 microphone rivals the accuracy and noise cancellation capabilities of any microphone on the market when used with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Medical or other speech recognition applications.

Jabra Pro 9470 (w/ KB PLUS PACK)

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$499.0
Notes:
Specifically designed for executives, managers and other professionals the Jabra Pro 9470 (w/ KB PLUS PACK) headset allows you to switch between your computer, landline phone and cell phone, with an amazing 490-foot wireless range letting you talk all around your office!

Sennheiser ME3 KB Headset Microphone

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$189.0
Notes:
A headset microphone of exceptional sound quality, the ME 3 is intended for music and speech applications (but is excellent for speech recognition) that require maximum movement and close proximity signal reproduction - meaning applications with high on-stage sound present no problem. The headband is comfortable and immovable, enabling use during exertive dance or sports activities. The super-cardioid condenser design offers excellent feedback rejection.

Andrea Electronics NC-181VM KB USB Headset

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$49.0
Notes:
Great OEM starter microphone. Includes PureAudio USB soundcard and mute/volume switch.

Buddy HeadsetMic DM101 KB

Overall Rating:
1
Accuracy:
9.5
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$50.0
Notes:
Lower price, but certainly not a lower end headset microphone.

theBoom v4 KB Microphone

Overall Rating:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
8
Price:
$150.0
Notes:
The new 'theBoom' microphones are here - check out this over-the-ear version.

Plantronics Savi 440 KB

Overall Rating:
N/A
Accuracy:
3
Comfort:
9
Noise Cancellation:
1
Price:
$249.0
Notes:
Plantronics Savi W440 (440), the first portable DECT 6.0 wireless headset - the lightest headset on the market. A hot swappable battery for unlimited talk time, up to 300ft of roaming range. Experience best-in-class PC sound quality with a versatile headset that can be worn three ways to match your personal style, Making this headset the ideal choice for busy people that use speech recognition and/or make PC/VoIP phone calls.

Philips SpeechMike Premium LFH3510 (w/ Exclusive TABLEMIKE KIT)

Overall Rating:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Comfort:
N/A
Noise Cancellation:
N/A
Price:
$349.0
Notes:
The world's 1st USB handheld programmable mouse/microphone with noise canceling that is good enough to be used in a crowd or an ER. Unlike the push button operation of the 3500 the 3510 utilizes slide switch execution.

VXi BlueParrott Xpressway II KB

Overall Rating:
N/A
Accuracy:
9.7
Comfort:
7
Noise Cancellation:
7
Price:
$119.99
Notes:
The perfect balance between noise cancellation and accuracy.

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