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Topic Title: Microphone Shoot-out
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Created On: 12/23/2020 02:35 PM
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 Microphone Shoot-out   - ax - 12/23/2020 02:35 PM  
 Microphone Shoot-out   - jmcvay - 12/24/2020 03:42 PM  
 Microphone Shoot-out   - ax - 12/27/2020 02:54 PM  
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 12/23/2020 02:35 PM
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Well to mark the return to this board, I can't just spam one topic.  And why is there a dearth of Mike information in this place, compared to, say 2014?


I suspect it is in part due to the increase in accuracy of Dragon across the board, which rendered microphone debates less relevant.


Well with my non-optional migration to DME at workplace (embedded version with even less installation than DMO) over the past year, I have been able to do some Mike comparisons.


One only gets a single DME session at one time, which can roam from workstation to workstation (this is a nifty browser feature not contingent upon any VDI).  But one could run a "testing session" simultaneously on a different machine.  Apparently both sessions share the same Profile, which is of course cloud-based.  Aided by the testing session, I have been able to compare mics side by side, two at a time.


First place is SMP 3700/4000, which at "close range", in my LS05 gooseneck converted table mic style, beats out PowerMic 3 just by a smidgeon (as Lunis would say).  However, if speaking from a fair distance (more than 6 inches roughly), PowerMic is slightly better.


I didn't test either directly against my AT2005 in the office as the latter is less "luggable".  However, my subjective impression is that AT2005USB is every bit as good, if not a tiny bit better, at a close distance and in a relatively quiet environment.


All other tested headsets and gooseneck were objectively inferior.

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