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Author Topic: Anyone have a recommendation for a USB voice recognition headset  (Read 1493 times)

40hz

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Anyone have a recommendation for a USB voice recognition headset
« on: September 04, 2014, 02:30:11 PM »
I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to Dragon Premium 13. (I was still using 9.)

Anybody have a recommendation for a decent USB headset primarily intended for voice dictation use? I've heard good things about the MS Life Chat LX-6000 and the Logitech H650e. But I have very little experience with headphones and boom mics outside of pro audio products. And I'm embarrassed to admit I have been using the very cheap mic/headset which had been included with my old copy of Dragon ever since my snazzy old (now obsolete) Logitech USB headset gave up the ghost about a year or so ago. About all I can say for the one Nuance included was that it worked surprisingly well once Dragon got retrained. But it (and me) have both seen better days - so it's time to buy a better headset. Or keep the headset and replace me, whichever is easier.

So - DoCo voice recognition/dictation users...what do you recommend? I'd like to stay below $100 if possible - and wireless isn't a must since I don't tend to pace around when I'm dictating things. Head back with eyes closed - and a fresh cup of Earl Gray in one hand - is more my style.

Sorta like this:

                      orionbelt02.jpg

...except wearing clothes and a headset...and holding a mug of tea.

 :)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2014, 02:40:26 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for a USB voice recognition headset
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 05:49:39 AM »
Been using a Plantronics bluetooth earbud headset for last few years ... came with Dragon, but don't recall version - ten (10) or eleven (11), probably.  Works well for me 'cause I tend to wander when talking - seems that moving my legs stimulates by thinking (?) processes.  Near as I can make out, it's either N10887 or BO18482.  Works well, as long as I keep it charged, and I can answer the front door  :-\ and still keep my dictation working  :huh:.

Edit.
It's a boom earpiece/mike, not a headset.

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for a USB voice recognition headset
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 07:57:11 AM »
I also use a very old Plantronics USB headset that I bought for DNS8 or 9 back in 2008. Even though DNS12 said upon upgrade that the headset was not up-to-date, it's been working perfectly, so I'm happy to recommend Plantronics for its quality and longevity.

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for a USB voice recognition headset
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 08:34:24 AM »
Sorta like this:

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...except wearing clothes and a headset...and holding a mug of tea.

Phew! I could never dictate anything if I were that stoned! Good on ya!  :Thmbsup:

(Tea is mushroom or leaf?) ;)
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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for a USB voice recognition headset
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 01:10:10 PM »
though I love logitech for listening and standard talking... for times when clarity is key, the consensus does seem to be plantronics.

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Re: Anyone have a recommendation for a USB voice recognition headset
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 04:20:16 PM »
for times when clarity is key, the consensus does seem to be plantronics.


Yeah. I'm getting that too! Nuance rates them highly on their HCL. Maybe I'll just get a Plantronics Blackwire 320M (~$45) and be done with it.