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Dragon Naturally Speaking - Which Headset Do You Use?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by stevesdata, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. stevesdata

    stevesdata Regular Member

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    Hello

    Really need to get Dragon Naturally Speaking working I have been recommended this headset from this forum:

    Logitech Clearchat Pro USB

    http://www.logitech.c0m/index.cfm/w...nternet_headsets_phones/devices/3622&cl=us,en

    However there are Amazon reviews claiming ppl couldnt use it because the software keeps saying the microphone quality is too poor.

    Are they being retards? Is this a good headset?

    Many thanks for anyone that can help - I hate things like this when you buy them and they dont work!

    :rolleyes:

    PS. Apologies if this should have gone in another thread, I think this would have got lost in some of the AC threads!
     
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    Belexandor Junior Member

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  3. stevesdata

    stevesdata Regular Member

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    Ouch!

    Sennheiser are an amazing company though - I produce music and regularly use their headphones & mics. I looked at these but didnt think it would have to be so hifi for Dragon.

    Many thanks!

    :D
     
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    Belexandor Junior Member

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    I'm a big AKG fan myself.

    I don't think you would have to drop this much on a mic to get good quality. There are probably many other mics that will do the job for less. I just went ahead and spent the money though as I HATE things that don't work as well as I want them to (dragonnat) because of hardware. You'll just have to research it a bit and read reviews. Don't forget ebay--no need to pay full price for shit like this.:D


    Addendum: http://www.pcspeak.com/hints/general/hardware/microphones.shtml
     
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  5. stevesdata

    stevesdata Regular Member

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    AKG are great too but some of there stuff is priced high because its such a classic brand 414's etc.

    Will check out the reviews.

    I just bought an amazing pair of cheap AKG headphones:

    http://www.amazon.c0.uk/Harman-Kard...?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1226149944&sr=8-10

    [not an affiliate link lol - it probably should be]

    no good for studio but amazing for everyday use, mp3 etc. they are on par with very expensive headphones.

    :D

    PS. would be interested to find out what other ppl are using...
     
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    mrlimit Registered Member

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    Mine works just fine and its logitech so i'm not sure whats the big fuss is about!
     
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    stevesdata Regular Member

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    I was just about to buy a Logitech Clear chat Pro USB then read this review @ Amazon:

    I bought the Logitech Clear Chat Pro USB to work with Dragon Speech recognition software on my PC. Unfortunately, the microphone quality is so poor that it failed the software's own test of acceptable quality. The audio is not great either.

    So this has put me off

    Please can you let me know which Logitech model you have?

    :cool:
     
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    stevesdata Regular Member

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    Could you point me out what else you need to buy with this for it to work - it looks like it needs phantom powering.

    Thanks for the help

    :D
     
  9. voidale

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    8CH Speakers FTW .
     
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    AUTOATTACKER Registered Member

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    Plantronics Audio 400 DSP Foldable PC Headset with USB works great for me :)
     
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    I use a normal logitech headset and it works just fine, it is not even usb
     
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    I agree with autoattacker. I also use the Plantronics Audio 400 and it works great for me. I recommend that you buy this one, I haven't had any problems with it.
     
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    I also use the Plantronics Audio 400, and it worked great from day 1
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Andrea USB-NC 7100 headphones are really good for dragon natural software
     
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    why people are so much worried about the microphone. i use some never-heard-company-microphone , i think its frontech. and its gives me about 60% of accuracy.

    I have been doing this over a month and one thing observed is , its not the microphone but its how you pronounce the words. As you keep doing that recording you will get a hang of how to pronounce for the dragon speak.

    just keep doing the recording.. and dont look at the notepad when you are speaking, it will slow you down. Just keep reading. Thats my serious advise to all you guys who want to get good at dragon.

    you need to get a hang of dragon, thats it, its not about the microphone.

    And dont you ever stop looking at holy grails..??? they dont exist.. lol.. perfect what u have..
     
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    AUTOATTACKER Registered Member

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    Check out this list of headsets

    http://support.nuance.com/compatibility/default.asp

    Hope this helps :)
     
  17. Phre0nBurn

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    Plantronics DSP 300 is what I use. It's $200 new, but I found one on Craigslist for $20
    :)
     
  18. jedediahd

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    I use the headset that came with DNS 10, and actually am running on a low ram unit with really good success.
     
  19. Jacko

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    I also use this headset. Nice head gear, never had any issues with it.
     
  20. stevesdata

    stevesdata Regular Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback...

    I found the Sennheiser PC131 headset that I picked up for £20 and has been rated one of their best headsets on the Dragon Speak site [havent tested yet].

    Hope this helps ppl on a budget.

    The high end Sennheisers look good enough to use for music too, for anyone who records. Will prob upgrade soon. All the other recommendations were rated highly on the Dragon Speak site too. These look great but I cant afford right now : (

    :cool: