Dictation Microphones

Which microphone is best for medical dictation?

VoiceboxMD recommends using high quality uni-directional microphones for better speech recognition and real-time transcription. While most microphones will do the job, a high quality uni-directional microphone will provide clear audio with set decibels necessary for the purpose of dictaiton. Professional microphone is highly recommended for noisy offices.

Best microphones for dictation

The four type of microphones used for dictating notes by doctors.

Wired headset microphones

Wired headset microphones

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    Wireless microphones

Handheld microphones

Handheld microphones

Table-mounted microphones

Table-mounted microphones

Recommended microphones for VoiceboxMD Medical Dictation

While most microphones work well with VoiceboxMD including the built-in mic on laptops, it is worth the investment of a more reliable and professional dictation microphone.

Phillips Speech Mike 3700

This microphone is considered the best to use. If you have money to spare then it is worth the investment. The Speech Mike uses a small touch pad instead of the traditional trackball. It is designed with a ‘floating’ microphone element that makes sure other background noises are not recorded. Combine it with a powerful speech recognition software, like VoiceboxMD and you get the experience like having your own AI transcriptionist for practice.

Features

  • Touch sensor
  • VoiceboxMD programmable functions
  • Great for noisy environments

Phillips Speech Mike 3500

The Philips Speech Mike 3500 is tuned for clarity, designed for detail and crafted for comfort. It carries with it a free-floating, high-quality Precision Microphone, an improved microphone grille, and an integrated noise-reduction pop filter for crystal clear recordings. VoiceboxMD customers have experienced an outstanding speech recognition results with this product.

Features

  • Ball based tracker
  • VoiceboxMD programmable functions
  • Great for noisy environments

Samson Go Mic

Samson Go Mic provides best value on a tighter budget. It can work as a uni-directional Cardioid mic, providing good quality audio in a low noise environment. This is a great starter option and provides improvement over computer’s built-in microphone. It uses a USB port and it is plug and play.

When using this microphone set its pattern switcher to Cardioid (top most) mode to keep microphone close to your mouth while speaking or -10 db (middle) mode to keep it at about 2 feet distance while reducing most of noise outside the range. We recommend -10 db mode.

Features

  • Uni-directional
  • Works best in low to mid level noisy environment
  • USB port support and portable

AmazonBasics Portable USB Condenser Microphone

Easy to install and smoothly couples in with VoiceboxMD. Conveniently capture excellent speech with a decent accuracy. This entry-level microphone happens to be an excellent bang for buck.

Features

  • Plug and play via USB port
  • Very portable and easy to carry
  • Highly affordable

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