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