Headphone / microphone recommendations for Google Talk or Skype
In last weeks tip of the week, I mentioned how we use Google Talk to communicate with associates throughout the world.
Several people who read that tip asked me to recommend a good microphone to use with voice-over-the-internet sevices like Google Talk and Skype.
So here goes.
My personal choice of microphone is the Plantronics DSP-500 headset.
This headphone / microphone combo provides great sound quality, is easy to connect (via USB), is comfortable to wear, and is affordable at under $60.
For those who prefer not to wear a headset, my recommendation would be a Logitech USB desktop microphone.
The Logitech is a plug and play, all digital microphone designed for an office environment. Features include noise cancelling, and a mute button.
The suggested retail price of the Logitech USB microphone is under $30 - and you can often find them on sale for under $20.
We have both of these microphones in our offices, and are very pleased with the ease of use and quality of sound.
Having a microphone connected to your computer opens up a new world of possibilities - and with great microphones available for under $30, there is no reason not to have one ready when you need it.