Buddy 7G USB Adapter: $59.95
Nylon Drawstring Bag: 7.95
From Anonymous of New Hyde Park, New York on 10/31/2016.
From Anonymous of Wellington, New Zealand on 2/12/2016.
I have been using el cheapo combination headsets bought from electrical stores et cetera at a cost of about $70 New Zealand. They work perfectly well but suffer from rapidly wearing out. This is the first better quality microphone without speaker that I have purchased and I have noticed a very significant improvement in accuracy. Hopefully, it will last well.
Very good microphone
From Dr. K of Bridgewater, New Hampshire on 1/20/2016.
Ray from Speech Recognitions Solutions was very helpful in answering my questions about the products. I chose this one because of its high marks for accuracy and noise cancellation. I also wanted something that could attach to my high quality headphones, but I was not sure that this would work so I ordered it to see if I could do this. What I found out is that though this is designed to fit behind the head, I was able to mount it on the outside of the headband of headphones and attach it place with tape. The flexible neck on the microphone enabled me to position the mic at either the corner or the front of my mouth.Before this I used a Plantronics headset mic that came with Dragon. The Seenheiser is much more accurate proably 98-99% compared to 90-95% with the Plantronics. This point right here allows me to work much faster.Also, it has greater adjustment in the mic level. With the Plantronics I had the mic level at 100 and Dragon at times would not hear me, but with the Sennheiser I have the level at 24 and Dragon has no problem hearing me.The Sennheiser is a great upgrade to the Dragon Naturally Speaking software.
Good quality -- cord way too long
From Anonymous of Cork, Ireland on 11/16/2015.
I have been using this product for several years at home and in the office in combination with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Overall, I have been very happy with the function and quality of the product. I do find that the quality starts to degrade after about 18 months of heavy daily use, but perhaps that's to be expected for fine electronics. The major complaint that I have is the ridiculously long length of the cord. It is so unnecessarily long that it frequently gets tangled, caught, and pulled, contributing to a faster degradation of the wiring. Product designers, can you please consider making a version with a shorter cord? Surely three feet instead of five would suffice?
Good audio, poor workmanship
From Paul Neilan of Chicago, Illinois on 6/18/2015.
The audio/dragon speech part of this mic are great, very accurate with speech recognition. However, when I spend close to $200 on a microphone I expect to get a product that is not cheaply made or finished. The headband on the microphone has two pads on either side that are intended to cushion the mic against your head and cheekbone when you place it on your head to use it. Within days of beginning to use this mic, the glue holding the pads onto the headset started to dissolve and separate into a gooey mess. Some of the goo kept winding up on my face, so I had to remove the pads and replace them with foam windscreens from some old mics as a remedy. They look awful as replacements. I would give this a 5-star rating on speech recognition. But I give it only 3 stars because while I would expect this kind of shoddy manufacturing and lack of attention to detail in mic on the rack at a big box retailer, for a supposedly high-end product it's really disappointing. Comment from Speech Recognition Solutions: We have seen issues with the glue softening and the need to replace the soft material resting against your head, but typically only after several years of use. We have never seen it early as noted by Paul. We plan to keep an eye on this issue and if it occurs with any frequency, take it up with Sennheiser.
2/22/2015 – I forgot to mention something in my previous question (does this product work with Windows XP?)I am using DNS 11, with Windows . . .
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: Yes, this works fine with Windows XP. Directly from Andrea:"SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:Compatible with:Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1Apple: Mac OS X 10.5 and up"
2/22/2015 – Is it compatible with Windows XP?
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: Yes, the Andrea USB adapters are compatible with Windows XP and newer, although at this point in time we would strongly recommend upgrading to a more modern system, OS, and current version of Dragon.
10/10/2014 – Is the Sennheiser ME-3 Mic capable of being powered by and used with an iMac without the Andrea Pure Audio USB Adapter?
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: Although we have never tried the ME3 with an iMac, virtually all Macs require a "line-in" input and the ME3 does not work that way. Using a USB adapter is generally your best bet with a Mac.
6/16/2014 – Is this compatible with Windows 7 speech recognition?
Response From Speech Recognition Solutions: Yes, the ME3 and Pure Audio MA Combo are compatible with Windows 7 speech recognition.
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