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Topic Title: Radio Shack Headset Mic
Topic Summary: Asking for opinions
Created On: 10/02/2006 12:46 PM
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 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - poe - 10/02/2006 12:46 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - Hugh - 10/02/2006 08:02 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/02/2006 08:42 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - Jon - 10/04/2006 09:54 AM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - mmarkoe - 10/04/2006 03:49 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - mtalinm - 10/06/2006 11:43 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - dragon-worker - 10/14/2006 03:43 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - Larry - 10/16/2006 10:01 AM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - stapletonj - 10/16/2006 05:22 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - mmarkoe - 10/16/2006 06:33 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - JonWahrenberger - 10/08/2006 08:29 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - The_Doctor - 08/29/2007 08:08 AM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - mmarkoe - 08/29/2007 09:56 AM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - TKK - 09/01/2007 02:08 AM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - poe - 09/01/2007 02:06 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - fl - 09/01/2007 10:49 AM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - mmarkoe - 09/01/2007 11:22 AM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - Lunis Orcutt - 09/01/2007 10:52 PM  
 Radio Shack Headset Mic   - mmarkoe - 09/02/2007 08:16 AM  
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poe
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I would like to hear about anyone's experiences with the Radio Shack 33-3012 headset that Marty thinks is very good (at least for sound).  Thanks.
 10/02/2006 08:02 PM
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I assume this is the same microphone Lunis calls the RadioShack Knockoff.  I have a Sennheiser Modified ME3 and the RS Knockoff as a backup mic.  I have been disappointed with the RS as compared to the Sennheiser.  If you don't dictate very much, the the RS may be okay.  If you use it daily as I do, then I wouldn't buy the RS.

Just my experience.
 10/02/2006 08:42 PM
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Lunis Orcutt
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We found this headset to be about as accurate as the Sennheiser ME3.  It isn't constructed quite as well but it costs a lot less.

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 10/04/2006 09:54 AM
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I use this microphone.  I find that it works very well: generally, I make at least as many mistakes myself as the microphone does...and this is dictating with music or the radio on almost all the time...

 I did find that it took a couple of weeks to get wearing it/for the microphone to stretch to fit my head.  I wouldn't be without it now.

 

I should say, I have not tried the Sennheiser microphone -- that would have been out of my budget.  Using the RadioShack, though, I don't feel any particular desire to upgrade my hardware. 

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Jon,

> I did find that it took a couple of weeks to get wearing it/for the microphone to
> stretch to fit my head.  I wouldn't be without it now.

As regards the  The Radio Shack Sennheiser Knockoff Headset, one customer reported success stretching it by dipping the headband in boiling hot water for several seconds to reform it. This microphone works best with an Andrea USB sound card.

Martin Markoe, eMicrophones, Inc.



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 10/06/2006 11:43 PM
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 I have had outstanding success using the RadioShack Sennheiser knockoff  microphone. It performs so well that I bought 2, 1 for the office and one for home.
 10/14/2006 03:43 PM
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outstanding in relation to what other mic ?

 



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 10/16/2006 10:01 AM
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i use the radio shack headset microphone, with a 900 mhz radio shack transmitter and receiver, mike plugged into the transmitter, receiver plugged into my computer's sound card (audigy 2zs).  sound recorder test, cd quality, works great. dragon ratings in the 20's.  total current retail cost is $150. 

i use this wireless system to dictate directly into the medical record while examining patients.

i have found that after significant use of the mike, one might want to pull the pop screen off the mike to make sure it's oriented properly.  that's because the mike boom can get twisted with use if one's not careful.

hope that's helpful.

 10/16/2006 05:22 PM
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"s regards the  The Radio Shack Sennheiser Knockoff Headset, one customer reported success stretching it by dipping the headband in boiling hot water for several seconds to reform it. This microphone works best with an Andrea USB sound card."

 Marty, I must ask.  Did your customer say whether he reformed the headband by putting it on his head immediately after taking it out of the boiling water or did he reform it with his hands?

if he did the former, I would be very careful of implementing any other suggestions he might have.  OUCH !!!!

 10/16/2006 06:33 PM
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Did your customer say whether he reformed the headband by putting it on his head immediately after taking it out of the boiling water or did he reform it with his hands?
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Did not say how he reformed it. I just assumed using his hands. I believe my customers are intelligent enough if they're going to try something like putting them in hot water they're likely to take precautions having to do with burns.

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 10/08/2006 08:29 PM
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I would agree that the Radio Shack headset mic is quite good.  I was using a Sennheiser ME3 when I purchased the Radio Shack mic to see if it would be a reasonable alternative for others taking on SR software at my medical center.

 I felt the accuracy was very similar to the Sennheiser.   My only complaint was that the mic boom was a bit long and prone to movement, which was a contrast to the ME3.  But again, it worked great and for the price it's a great deal.

Good luck!

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RadioShack has lowered the price of this microphone.  You can now purchase it for $29.99.

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The Doctor,

> God bless, pray for peace

As they are marching us into the ovens we should pray for peace? There are too many tyrants and fundamentalists who believe their way is the only way. I think I'll fight to the death for peace and survival.

Martin

PS. How about we take religion and moral beliefs to another forum? As you can see, not everyone agrees with your statement.



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 09/01/2007 02:08 AM
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I wear my RS headset a lot and wear eyeglasses.  The recommded positioning  I found to be uncomfortable. I found the most comfortable setup for the Radio Shack microphone to be: Put it on upside down so the microphone is on the left. Place the curved pads just below your glasses. Adjust headband.  Microphone position just below and off the left corner of your mouth. Wear it comfortably for extended periods.
 09/01/2007 02:06 PM
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TKK,

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The recommded positioning I found to be uncomfortable.

I found that GENTLY pulling the mic wire through the standoffs around the ear so as to give a more generous routing made the unit much more comfortable in the conventional position. Your alternative solution sounds interesting; I will give it a try.

 09/01/2007 10:49 AM
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“PS. How about we take religion and moral beliefs to another forum? As you can see, not everyone agrees with your statement.”

Geeesh! While I’m definitely not a “pray for peace” kind of guy, I will certainly defend the right of anyone to put pretty much anything they want in their signature line. If you can endure the rambling pseudo-intellectual attempts at philosophy others post regularly as their “signatures”, you can certainly deal with this.

 09/01/2007 11:22 AM
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Fred,

OK, freedom of speech. Let me revise my statement to, "Not everyone thinks praying for peace is going to make it so."

Marty



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 09/01/2007 10:52 PM
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I am the forum monitor and as far as I'm concerned “pray for peace” is fine for a forum tag (signature line).  I personally like forum tags because they tell us something about the poster.  As long as the tag isn't offensive, unethical, demeaning (the rest of the list should be obvious) I have no problem with it.
 
“Pro < Life or Choice >”  would be an example of a forum tag that would be over the line.


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Lunis,

> I am the forum monitor and as far as I'm concerned “pray for peace” is fine for a forum tag (signature line). 

I was not questioning the right of someone to use any sign-off they wish. However, "Pray for Peace"  is a political and religious statement. As such I take exception to what I consider the idiocy of  it as Praying for Peace has never worked in the history of mankind.

Marty Markoe
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