Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: MXL AC404 USB Conference Microphone (Electronics) Plugged it in and it just worked as I had hoped. Reaches to the center of the conference table and now everyone remote can hear much better.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: MXL AC404 USB Conference Microphone (Electronics) I bought this for my office in order to conduct video-conferencing using skype between our two offices. However, we have a 20 foot conference table with a credenza at one end where the computer and TV are located. Being that this is a USB powered device, we had to use a USB hub in order to keep it powered over the length we needed to run it.
Summary: Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: MXL AC404 USB Conference Microphone (Electronics) Purchased this because my teammates work in various countries and we communicate in small conference rooms using Cisco VOIP speaker phones. Anyone remote would often complain the mic on the speaker phone was not loud enough and they couldn't hear everything being said, especially with low-talkers and people that like to sit away from the table.
Summary: ok this is a perfect match for things like Camtasia Recordings where I need to record both the speaker in sync with the PowerPoint slides and also get audience questions without multiple microphones. No wonky mini-plugs hissing and crackling since it's all digital now.
Pros: 180 degree pickup, All digital, Good length cable, No drivers, USB powered
Summary: I saw a demo of this at IT Expo in Los Angeles, and on a crowded show floor I was able to stand back 20 feet and have an audio conference across the country on a free Skype service, and was told by the person on the other end they could not believe how good it was. The manufacturer told me they would be available in December, and my company is going to buy one for every one of our conference rooms.
Pros: Amazing sound quality, Durable, Lightweight, Simple Use
Summary: Using the MXL USB Conference Microphone has made a world of difference to our conference calls. It was a good investment. The entire team can now be heard instead of only the person sitting closest to the computer. I recommend it highly.