Do I need an external microphone?


An external microphone is not required. However, for improved dictation quality, especially in noisy workplaces, we recommend a good-quality unidirectional microphone.

Our recommended microphone which provides the best mix of quality and value is here:

Andrea 300 hand held microphone
Andrea USB adaptor

Other Wired options

Andrea NC-181VM headset

Mpow over the ears headset with noise-canceling microphone

Sound Tech GN-USB-2 18 Inch Professional Uni-Direction Noise Canceling Gooseneck Stereo Microphone with 10 FT USB Cord

Philips Speechmike Premium Touch SMP3700

Nuance Powermic III

Wireless options

Plantronics Voyager Legend Wireless Bluetooth Headset

Plantronics Voyager 5200

Philips Speechmike Premium Air SMP4000