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Help! Need advice on Mic for Dragon Naturally Speaking Software.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Uppa839, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Quick backstory:
    I have been a lurking for a long long time now. I have mostly stuck to the download, adsense, offline marketing section. Day dreaming of the day when I could finally attempt my hand at the IM industry. I was planning on waiting until after uni simply because the classes cost a lot (about 3800-4000 per subject and I usually take 3 of those per semster and it is a three semester university) but news got out that I was doing some free lance IM stuff and a couple of students approached me to help them start a new business. To me it seemed like a unique opportunity, potentially the business could make a lot of money but there are high barriers to entering the market. 1 being capital and 2 being getting a good reputation and being reliable. The website should be no real problem since I have scouted the competition and I reckon given a couple of months we will be out ranking the international businesses (unless their using CPA but I'll cross that bridged when I come to it). Hoping to have something similar to an adsense authority site that we can also use to build a list and sell informational ebooks. And that brings me back to my original question.

    My original question:
    What mic is best used for the Dragon naturally Speaking software? I went to the download section and saw the [Get]-Dragon-Naturally-Speaking-v11-Premium-English thread.

    Btw huge thanks to Goldenglovez

    Of course after doing a bit of research on DNS and reading a lot of bad things I am reluctant to try it. But hey it's free so at worst I will just have to reformat my laptop and use the in built windows speech software. If anyone has experience on a specific mic that can be obtained in Australia or within a few days that can be used with DNS I would appreciate it.
     
  2. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    Also just so you know I am looking at a Sennheiser ME 3-EW headset EW microphone on Amazon for about $139.95 but it requires an 8-16 day wait
     
  3. masterofsites1985

    masterofsites1985 Junior Member

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    I have been using the Dragon tool for over a year now. I have had absolutely no problems, when I use a 5$ headphone or a 50$ one or even for that matter my 200$ one. So, the only concern is that the headphones should be comfortable for your ears, and that is about it. No other speicifcations concerning the headphones are required.
     
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  4. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    Awesome thanks for your response. If that's the case I think I will get something like a $50 head set to make things easier. Worse comes to worse I'll eventually get the above head set.

    Can i just ask one more quick question. A lot of people have said that the newer dragon takes up a lot of resources and can sometimes be buggy, though you have had no problems, what are the "best practices" and best uses of dragon?

    Edit: forgot to give you thanks and rep....it's going to take a while to get used to this new format of BHW
     
  5. silentthunder

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    Don't sweat it unless u must. U can make thousands with a $15 headset. DNS is that advanced. If that's really true about the new Dragon buy an old one. Mine is 3 years old and perfect.
     
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  6. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    Hmm there is an idea I was just thinking of using the in built windows software but supposedly dragon is better.
     
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    There are older versions of Dragon you might be able to buy on Ebay or "Amazon used".
     
  8. masterofsites1985

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    Have been using the Version 12.0 for a while. Must say that you need hardware on the heavier side, mine runs on 8 GB, but the entire layout and the speech recognition is flawless. They have really up their game with this one.