Reviews and Problems with Logitech USB Desktop Microphone
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Good value for the money
31 January 2013
Summary: I bought this microphone as my main microphone to use to talk to my friends over Skype. You have to be close to the microphone for people to hear. You can buy a better microphone than this, but it will do for $4.
Summary: I bought this to use with Rosetta Stone. It works fine with my macbook pro, It didn't take long for the stand to lose its ability to hold the microphone up, however. Now, I have to use tape to keep it up so I can use it. It still works though.
Summary: Honestly, I expected something a little better from Logitech. I have purchased other products from them, and they are all fantastic. Alas, I guess this is what you get for $20. Provided, it works, and is good for Skype calls and the such. However, it isn't good for using on a project. Just my thoughts, buy it if you wish.
Summary: This was very easy to set up and use. I am not familiar with microphones, but here are two things I found which I considered negatives. 1. Certain letters were muffled upon playback. I understand this can be a problem with microphones, but if I had done additional research and found another which didn't have this problem (and did not cost an arm and a leg), I would have purchased that instead.
The best mic for the price, but it has some major flaws.
Shomu Banerjee, Amazon
5 August 2011
Summary: The mic has really impressive audio quality. I also love how the base is actually made mostly out of real metal, which makes it nice and heavy. It'll stay on the desk, and feels like it's made of quality components. However, the mic really needs a better pop filter. (That means when you say the letter "s" or the letter "p" it'll make a loud hissing or popping noise.) This is a HUGE deal-breaker for me.
Summary: This mic was very easy to set up, and the sound quality is OK. It is difficult to get it set up so that it picks up your voice well without picking up background noise and the sounds of you breathing. I also found it hard to say the letter P without the mic picking it up as a very loud whooshing pop. I bought this to do podcasts but I don't think the quality is really up to the task. Actually, the mic I got for free when I signed up for Skype sounded better.
Summary: All the great reviews had me hopeful about this inexpensive microphone. I had planned on using it for Skype calls. It installs very easily within seconds. The problem is that it has very little distance range. I found that even after experimenting with all the settings in Skype and Windows control panel (with the volume all the way up), I still have to place the mic no more than 2 feet away. Farther than that it is too quiet, weak, soft.
Summary: I decided to spend a few more dollars to get a microphone that detected clearly my 6 old daughter's voice for practicing with rossetta stone but unfortunately this mic did not meet my expectations. It is ok but sometime in order to work ok one needs to speak very close to the mic. It is better than my previous mic. but that one was very inexpensive.
Summary: I've read a number of reviews on different sites - and it seems like some people say this mic is great at filtering out background noise, and some people say that it isn't. I can tell you from my experience that this mic will pick up almost any sound in the room. Granted your voice WILL be audible and clear, but you will also be able to hear fans, people talking, mouse clicks, etc. in the background. If you need complete silence then this mic is NOT for you.
Summary: I got this so I'd have voip capability in online games like etqw and tf2. It seems to work well enough but its a bit quiet and hard to adjust the volume in games that don't have some kind of built in mic gain boost option. You have to speak with you mouth fairly close to the mic too which can be annoying during games.
Pros: It works reasonably well.
Cons: Sound quality is dodgy and sensitivity/volume hard to adjust