Microphone for Laptop



The microphone for laptop use is mainly built as a normal standard mic, but it has certain special features which make it capable to function in relation with the computer’s hardware and software. Its primary function is to ensure that the best sound signal is sent to the computer.


There are many microphones of this type on the market and there are a lot of them which work well, so there is quite a huge offer for you to choose from. The usual microphone that is being used while working with a computer is the headset microphone. The preferences are quite varied depending on the individual.

The pretensions when buying a microphone for a laptop go from the interest in the mic’s recognition rate to its physical degree of comfort. There can be found a lot of differences among the microphones and each person should be careful when buying one because of their specific sound cards. Also, depending on the environment there are different microphones and each one will work better than others in its specific environment.

Though, for people who use multiple computers and who use speech recognition or for people who own a poor sound card as it is the case on many laptops, it is recommended to consider a USB microphone. The difference between this microphone and a headset is that the former connects the USB port to the system instead of connecting it directly to the sound card.

There is also a USB “shotgun” microphone for laptop use, but this version is not as accurate as the other microphones mentioned. I only mentioned it because it seems to be the choice of many users who do not consider the headset as a good option. It is very important to mention that this choice of a microphone for laptop is advisable only in cases when the accuracy is not critical.

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