Note: This version of the ME3 is no
longer sold by Sennheiser and is out of stock at Speech Recognition
Solutions except in the Open Box version. We do not expect
replenishment. The Standard version of the ME3 (ME3-EW) is
sold on our site and is functionally identical with the exception
of having a 5 ft. long cord and a locking ring on the
Sennheiser ME3 is widely considered the best
microphone for speech recognition applications. It features superb
accuracy and unrivaled noise canceling abilities. This is our
favorite wired microphone, best-selling product, and the least
returned item on our web site.
Be aware that
the ME3 we sell is not the same microphone sold through Amazon.com
and other large retailers. Our version of the ME3 is specially
manufactured by Sennheiser with a standard audio plug for use with
a PC or sound adapter. The ME3 sold at large retailers and music
supply stores has a non-standard plug with a "locking ring" which
does not fully engage with audio devices. If you have purchased
such an ME3, you can still use it by converting the plug using our
ME3 adapter (see below).
that all versions of the Sennheiser ME3 (sold here or elsewhere)
are wired differently than usual headset microphones and are not
electrically compatible with many computer sound cards.
microphone is completely functional, however, when used in
conjunction with an Andrea USB sound adapter, the Buddy 6G or 7G
USB adapter, and the Andrea Pure Audio USB Adapter. We
recommend purchasing our "ME3 combo" (pictured above) for
predictably great results.
Comments: this is truly the best wired headset microphone
for use with Dragon. Because of the rare incompatibility with
a sound card, we recommend using it with the Andrea Pure Audio USB
adapter and you are best served by ordering our "ME3 Combo" which
includes this adapter. Be aware that this headset does NOT
include speakers and that rather than mounting over the top of your
head, it goes around the back of the lower head/upper
7/8/2014 – Do you think this will work with electronic pocket recorders such as a Phillips Pocket Memo LFH-9600?
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: Yes, we have specifically tested the ME3 with both the 9600 and 8000 and it works fine. I don't have a 9600 sitting around right now, but recorded into a DPM8000 using the ME3 and you can hear it at this link: http://www.speechrecsolutions.com/soundrecordings/dmp8000_ME3Test.wav
5/30/2014 – HiHopefully you can help meI currently have a Sennheiser headset that I use with Dragon software. It is one where . . .
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: Before jumping ship with your current Sennheiser headset, I would suggest your run the Audio Set-up Wizard to be sure that Dragon is looking for sound from the correct location (presumably your on-board sound card). If not immediately familiar to you, this is accessed within Dragon by navigating to Audio > Check microphone. The Sennheiser ME3 which you show in your email, is entirely compatible with Dragon and is, in fact, our best selling and highest quality mic for use with Dragon. The only catch is that it is not compatible with a rare sound card, so we recommend using it with an external USB sound adapter and sell a bundle which includes both items. You can see this at:http://store.speechrecsolutions.com/sennheiser-me3-standard-plug--andrea-pure-audio-usb-adapter-ma-versioncombo-p129.aspx
1/26/2014 – Do you happen to have an adapter that allows connecting the Standard ME3 to a mixing console (XLR input) for live applications? . . .
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: Hi Frank,Sorry for such a long delay - I was waiting for some information from Sennheiser, and by the time I got it I had forgotten what it was for. Anyway, here is the pinout for the ME3:T= Red wire, bias & audioR= connected to the sleeveS= Copper shield & Yellow wire, groundThe "normal" ME3 sold elsewhere is designed specifically for use with Sennheiser's Evolution wireless system, which I believe has the XLR connector you're looking for. It's not cheap though...
12/11/2013 – With what computer sound cards is this head set compatible?
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: The ME3 has an unusual wiring configuration on the TRS connector which frequently results in incompatibility with many built-in sound cards.To ensure compatibility, we strongly recommend using the Andrea PureAudio USB-MA adapter which will provide excellent results.
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