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Help choosing a headset microphone
My boss and I are trying to find a headset microphone
of the highest quality that would be suitable for a one-time radio show recording, but that would also be good for use in dictation after that. Others we have talked to have recommended the Crown CM311A.
Reply: The Crown CM-311A is designed more for live music performance. The microphone is used directly in front of the mouth with lips touching the foam grille.
I think a better choice for radio and dictation would be the Crown CM-312A. It is a miniature mic in which the boom places the mic off to the side of the mouth. It’s a very clear sounding microphone. If it sounds too bright, you could turn down the high-frequency EQ at 10 kHz in your recording software.
Neither mic includes a headphone, but you could wear a headphone over the mic.
The link below is for a mic-to-USB adapter with phantom power
-- the MXL Mic Mate. You’d plug it between the mic’s XLR
connector and your computer.