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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Setting Up a Microphone

With the rapid evolution of Internet-based communications, digital video, and speech-to-text technologies, microphones are being used more commonly with business and home computer systems. Microphones come in a variety of options, such as the following:

  • Freestanding microphones

  • Microphones that attach to your computer

  • Headset microphones with built-in headphones that allow more private communication and consistent recording quality

  • Boom microphones with a single headset speaker

If you will be recording a lot of speech or using the Speech Recognition feature, it is worth investing in a good-quality microphone. Buy anything less than the best you can afford, and you are likely to find yourself making a return trip to the store. ...

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