Neal Augenstein

Get the most out of Skype: which microphone sounds best?

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm
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Skype is a free, convenient way to greatly improve the sound quality of an interview or report. Two of my colleagues at WTOP, Ari Ashe and Dimitri Sotis have done extensive testing and comparisons of microphones over the past months to maximize Skype. Remember, a wired connection will always sound better than WiFi.

Here are their recommendations, in different price categories:

$10-40    Logitech USB H530 

$50-80     Blue Snowball

$90-120   Blue Yeti  In attached sound clip, the first voice is on a WTOP studio microphone, the second voice is on Blue Yeti, with a wired internet connection.

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