[sf-lug] headset for PC (Re: headset for VOIP with ubuntu)

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sat Dec 6 21:53:34 PST 2008

On Sat, 15 Nov 2008, Michael Paoli wrote:

> For telephony type application (including VOIP), one typically wants to 
> use headset or the like, to avoid all the nasty speakerphone type issues 
> (unless one's microphone(s) will all be muted).  So, ... if one already 
> has a set of headphones or the like (or such, and suitable adapter) that 
> can be used with the computer, those are generally fine for the 
> listening end ... but may not be so convenient, as they typically won't 
> include a microphone, and for monophonic telephony applications, one 
> typically wants only one ear listening to telephone/VOIP - leaving the 
> other ear free.

I've found that using my new Thinkpad (X61 Tablet)'s built-in microphone 
and my nice normal music headphones (Grado SR-80), everyone including me 
is very happy.  But your computer may not be portable, or it may not have 
a good built-in mic.

-- Asheesh.

P.S. This batch of list mail coming from me indicates that I'm on a plane 
with work I'm procrastinating doing.  Finally back in SF tonight.

P.P.S. This new computer is frickin' amazing.  1400x1050 resolution in a 
12" screen!  ThinkPad keyboard!  Solid battery life.  And the tablet part 
is actually pretty cool now that I got it working (which was pretty easy 
once I stopped entering in obviously wrong configuration entries).

Lady Luck brings added income today.  Lady friend takes it away tonight.

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