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Topic Title: Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40
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Created On: 09/24/2020 07:12 AM
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 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - sam09138 - 09/24/2020 07:12 AM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - Lunis Orcutt - 09/24/2020 04:18 PM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - sam09138 - 10/11/2020 10:27 AM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/11/2020 04:59 PM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - sam09138 - 10/12/2020 12:32 PM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/12/2020 01:14 PM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - sam09138 - 10/18/2020 05:56 AM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - SpeechWare - 10/26/2020 12:38 PM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - mppcarey - 10/27/2020 11:39 PM  
 Speechware Flexymike DEC vs Jabra Evolve2 40   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/28/2020 12:03 PM  
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sam09138
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Hi,


Few weeks back I purchased Jabra Evolve2 40 headset to use with Dragon NaturallySpeaking in noisy environments. I often work from Cafes and there is a lot of background noise in the environment.

As it has a noise cancelling microphone, tt has increased the accuracy somewhat but i still find that the accuracy is clearly lower as compared to working at home. One way to increase accuracy is to speak louder but that is not usually feasible in a public setting.

After spending hours reading reviews of best microphones for speech recognition, there is a consensus that Speechware Flexymike is best suited for the kinds of environment I am working in.

However, this is an expensive option and it would make sense to spend money on it only if there is a substantial increase in accuracy as compared to my Jabra Evolve2 40 headset. The Jabra headset is my first experience with a noise cancelling microphone and it is clearly better than a regular microphone.

So my question is - how much difference is there really between different noise cancelling microphones? Do they utilize very different technologies that can make one vastly superior to another.

 09/24/2020 04:18 PM
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Lunis Orcutt
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The SpeechWare FlexyMike DEC includes good noise filtering and high accuracy but perhaps it's most important feature is comfort. This is why FlexyMikes do not include speakers. Having said that, your accuracy is going to be less than optimal, with nearly any microphone (including the DEC), in a coffeehouse environment. We would normally recommend a FlexiMike but in your case, we recommend kicking noise canceling up a notch with the Audio-Technica Pro 8HEmW. It should also produce higher accuracy in this environment. The Audio-Technica Pro 8HEmW's noise filtering is so extreme, you could almost use it on the Big Haired Lady's gun range and her favorite gun choice is a chrome plated Dirty Harry 357 Magnum. Don't forget to add a USB Soundcard if you don't already have one.



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 10/11/2020 10:27 AM
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Thank you for the clarification and your suggestion! I'm planning to get the audio technica microphone suggested along with a andrea usb sound card. One question - from reading about this product, it appears to have a xlr output. Does that mean i also need to get a female xlr to male 3.5 mm connector to connect it to the external sound card?
 10/11/2020 04:59 PM
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Please look at our Audio-Technica Pro 8HEmW (w/KB PLUS PACK) which is a different model that we have configured for speech recognition. We suspect you are looking at the Pro8HEcW which is a different animal. There is no XLR connector on our model. All you will need is a USB soundcard which is recommended with this microphone. 



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 10/12/2020 12:32 PM
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Okay, thanks for the clarification. I'm looking to order the microphone along with Andrea soundcard. I tried reaching out to the support, but i was getting a server error. I need a clarification on shipping - do you ship internationally to singapore? Thank you.
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We ship everywhere; including Singapore

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 10/18/2020 05:56 AM
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The item arrived yesterday, and today i'm sitting in a coffee shop trying it out. i'm very impressed by the change in transcription accuracy. I am able to speak very softly, sitting in a moderately noisy environment with some white noise and loud music in the background. And i have no issues with the accuracy. I do not need to speak loudly either.

Thank you for the suggestion Lunis!
 10/26/2020 12:38 PM
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Now that you have extensively tried the Audio-Technica, could we have the pleasure to offer any of our FlexyMikes DEC or SEC and the brand new and latest SpeechWare USB Adapter - SUA for a comparative review? We love competition!

 

If so, please provide us with your contact data...



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I've been using the Pro 8HEmW with your Speechware USB Multiadaptor for several years.  Love the change to try the Flexymic DEC.



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 10/28/2020 12:03 PM
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We recommend staying with your current Multimedia USB soundcard because it is the king of the hill but wanted to point out that the main reason for marketing the SpeechWare FlexyMike DEC is comfort. Pro 8HEmW and DEC accuracy are pretty much matched. The Pro 8HEmW has a noise filtering edge while the FlexyMike DEC is significantly more comfortable and our preference everywhere other than extremely noisy environments.



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