Best microphone for Speech Recognition

SpeechWare USB TableMikes

The SpeechWare USB TableMike is the collaborative result of several years of the best European design informed with continuous input from numerous experienced speech recognition resellers and users worldwide. Awarded a Best in class "5 Dragons" certification by Nuance, the developer of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The TableMike was recognised as the Best microphone for speech with "4.5 mice" by the leading American computing magazine MacWorld US. In Europe, the German publication MacWelt explicitly highlighted the excellent speech recognition of the TableMike with Dragon Dictate 3, along with the freedom of movement during dictation. The TableMike is ideal for Speech recognition, Voice recording and Voice over IP (VoIP).

The TableMikes feature a unique 'Speech Equaliser (EQ)' and 'Automatic Gain Control (AGC)' or Amplifier, which allows for an unprecedented long and variable range dictation distance (up to 50 cm or 20") with very high accuracy, comparable to the best headsets in the market. Keeping always the same dictation distance is not so crucially important like with conventional microphones: as you move away, it automatically increases the volume -"SpeechMatic" technology. Besides its exceptional performance, the SpeechWare USB TableMike comes with many additional features to assist your workflow, thereby increasing your productivity. Evaluate the quality of the TableMike "playback" in comparison to the inbuilt iMac microphone:

Listen the USB TableMike desktop microphone Test 1: Distance of 60 cm (2') away from the iMac (built-in microphone).

Listen the USB TableMike desktop microphone Test 2: Distance of 30 cm (1') away from the TableMike with the EQ & AGC turned OFF. SpeechWare recommends 12 cm (5") under this setting (Blue LED).

Listen the USB TableMike desktop microphone Test 3: Same distance as Test 2, but with EQ & AGC turned ON (Green LED).

Tests and Audio recordings reproduced by courtesy of "The Gadgeteer"

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SpeechWare USB TravelMikes

The most innovative and portable desktop microphone for Speech recognition, Voice recording and Voice over IP (VoIP). Featuring a similar electronic design, and with a comparable performance to the award-winning TableMikes in a miniaturised USB soundcard format.

The TravelMike comprises a unique 90º fixed elbow USB connector; the SpeechMatic USB MultiAdapter, and a small detachable 18 cm or 7" microphone boom. The TravelMike may also get the options of:
a) an additional 180º rotating USB connector for even more flexibility;
b) a USB docking station, providing two (2) additional USB ports, and an universal Flash Memory Card Reader for the seamless transfer of voice recordings for transcription.

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SpeechWare TravelMike

SpeechMatic USB MultiAdapters

One of the finest and most performing family of USB Audio Adapters in the market, specifically designed for Speech recognition, Voice recording and Voice over IP (VoIP). Integrated by the basic MikeAdapter and the industry first SpeechMatic MultiAdapter.

The former is especially suited for the SpeechWare FlexyMikes and most alternative headsets in the market. The latter features an industry first 'Speech Equaliser (EQ)' and 'Automatic Gain Control (AGC)' or Amplifier, like the SpeechWare TableMikes, which allows for two functioning modes:
a) Long-range and variable dictation distance ("SpeechMatic") with the SpeechWare TravelMike;
b) Normal mode, for maximum performance with the SpeechWare FlexyMikes and alternative headsets.

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SpeechWare FlexyMikes

The lightest and most comfortable headsets currently available for professional Speech recognition, Voice recording and Voice over IP (VoIP), manufactured from stainless steel, and a titanium alloy.

The FlexyMike Single Ear - SE is designed to fit comfortably around one single ear, while the FlexyMike Dual Ear - DE is to be worn around the head with a flexible boom – enabling precision positioning of the microphone for superior recognition accuracy. Both headsets share the same microphone capsule.

The FlexyMike Basic is the lower cost model manufactured from plastic, and comes with a steel headband.

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SpeechWare FlexyMike Single Ear
SpeechWare FlexyMike Single Ear