Recommended Microphones for nVoq Dictation
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Recommended Microphones for nVoq Dictation

nVoq regularly reviews dictation microphones for compatibility and tests many of them for functionality with each release. Below is a list of microphones that should work well with nVoq products.

Some of the microphones listed below have been tested by nVoq Quality Assurance and are supported by nVoq Support, but others are not. While any noise-cancelling USB connected headset should work with either nVoq.Voice or SayIt, all noise-cancelling USB microphones are not officially tested or supported. If a microphone is NOT listed as being "officially supported and tested," nVoq Support will not be able to help you with any issues you may have with the device. 

Before purchasing any microphone or device in quantity, be sure to confirm the functionality and suitability of that device in your specific environment. microphone microphones microphone microphones microphone microphones microphone microphones

At this time only headset microphones and nVoq Wireless Microphones are supported with nVoq.Voice.


Wired USB Headset Microphones

These USB headsets provide optimal audio quality.

 

Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics) 

Model: Blackwire 3220 (dual earphone) 

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

       Poly-Blackwire-3220

 

 

Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics) 

Model: Blackwire 3225 (dual earphone) 

Officially Supported & Tested: Yes

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

       Poly-Blackwire-3225

 

 

Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics)  

Model: Blackwire 3210 (single earphone)

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.
Plantronics-Blackwire-3210

 

 

Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics)  

Model: Blackwire 3215 (single earphone)

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.
Poly-Blackwire-3215

 

 


Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics) 

Model: Blackwire 3320 (dual earphone) 

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

Poly-Blackwire-3320

 

 

 

Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics) 

Model: Blackwire 3325 (dual earphone) 

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

      Poly-Blackwire-3325

 

 

 

Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics)  

Model: Blackwire 3310 (single earphone)

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

  Poly-Blackwire-3310

 

 

Manufacturer: Poly (formerly Plantronics)  

Model: Blackwire 3315 (single earphone)

Officially Supported & Tested: Yes

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

Poly-Blackwire-3315

 

 

 

Manufacturer: Logitech

Model: H390

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

  Logitech-H390

 


Hand Held Microphones

The following hand held microphones are tested by nVoq's QA staff and provide an acceptable level of transcription accuracy. They control dictation and shortcuts without touching the keyboard. 

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechMike Premium Air 4010 (Wireless)

Officially Supported & Tested:  Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See SpeechMike Premium Air Slider for information.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: You can program to use with nVoq.Voice with Philips SpeechControl Device and Application Control Software

               Philips_SpeechMike_4010_Premium-Air-Slider

 

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechMike Premium Air 4000 (Wireless)

Officially Supported & Tested:  Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See SpeechMike Premium Air for information.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: You can program to use with nVoq.Voice with Philips SpeechControl Device and Application Control Software

               Philips_SpeechMike_4000_Premium-Air

 

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechMike Premium Touch 3700

Officially Supported & Tested:  Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See SpeechMike Premium Touch for information.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: You can program to use with nVoq.Voice with Philips SpeechControl Device and Application Control Software

   Philips_SpeechMike_3700_Touch

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechMike Premium 3500

Officially Supported & Tested:  Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See SpeechMike Premium for information.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: You can program to use with nVoq.Voice with Philips SpeechControl Device and Application Control Software

  Philips_SpeechMike_LFH3500

 

 

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechMike Pro 3200

Officially Supported & Tested:  Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See SpeechMike Pro for information.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: You can program to use with nVoq.Voice with Philips SpeechControl Device and Application Control Software

               Philips_SpeechMike_3200_Pro

 

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechMike Air Pro 3000 (Wireless)

Officially Supported & Tested:  Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See SpeechMike Air Pro for information.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: You can program to use with nVoq.Voice with Philips SpeechControl Device and Application Control Software

               Philips_SpeechMike_3000_Air

 

 

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechMike Classic Plus 5272

Officially Supported & Tested:  Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See SpeechMike Classic Plus for information.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: You can program to use with nVoq.Voice with Philips SpeechControl Device and Application Control Software

            Philips_SpeechMike_LFH5272

 

Manufacturer: Nuance / Dictaphone

Model: PowerMic III

Note: This device comes with a 9' or a 3' cord.

Officially Supported & Tested: Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See PowerMic III for information.

                    Nuance_Dictaphone_PowerMic_III         

 

 

Manufacturer: Nuance / Dictaphone

Model: PowerMic II

Officially Supported & Tested: Yes

How to Use with SayIt: See PowerMic II for information.

              Nuance_Dictaphone_PowerMic_II

 


iOS Smartphones

The following iOS smartphones can work as a microphone for dictation in nVoq.Voice and SayIt when used in conjunction with the nVoq Wireless Microphone app. 

 

Manufacturer: Apple

Model: iPhone 6/6 Plus

Officially Supported & Tested: Yes

How to Use with SayIt or nVoq.Voice: See Wireless Microphone for iOS for information.

            Apple_iPhone-6

 

Manufacturer: Apple

Model: iPhone 7

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt or nVoq.Voice: See Wireless Microphone for iOS for information.

         Apple_iPhone-7

 

 

Manufacturer: Apple

Model: iPhone X iPhone 10

Officially Supported & Tested: Yes

How to Use with SayIt or nVoq.Voice: See Wireless Microphone for iOS for information.

Apple-iPhone-X

 



Android Smartphones

The following Android smartphones can work as a microphone for dictation in nVoq.Voice and SayIt when used in conjunction with the nVoq Wireless Microphone app.

 

Manufacturer: Samsung

Model: Galaxy S5

Note: This devices offers excellent noise canceling capability.

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt or nVoq.Voice: See Wireless Microphone for Android for information.

             Samsung_Galaxy-S5

 

 

 

External Smartphone Microphones

The following device works as an external microphone for iPhone, and provides an acceptable level of transcription accuracy.

 

Manufacturer: IK Multimedia

Model: iRig Mic Cast External Analog

Officially Supported & Tested: No

How to Use with SayIt or nVoq.Voice: The iRig connects directly into the 3.5 mm audio jack and extends the embedded microphone outside the device, making it easier to pick up dictation or voice shortcut recordings without have to reposition the device. It can be used in conjunction with an iPhone and the nVoq Wireless Microphone app.

            IKMultimedia_iRig-Mic-Cast

 

 

Wireless Headset Microphones

The following headset provides wireless PC connectivity and an acceptable level of transcription accuracy.

Most Bluetooth headsets are NOT recommended for use with nVoq dictation at this time. From our testing, most Bluetooth headsets introduce noise artifacts that create a noticeable impact on speech accuracy. We continue to monitor industry developments in this area.

Manufacturer: Jabra

Model: Pro 9460/9470 Headset Wireless DECT

Officially Supported & Tested: No 

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name. 

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording. 

   Jabra_9460-Wireless

 

 

 

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: SpeechOne (PSM6500)

Officially Supported & Tested: No 

How to Use with SayIt: On the hand-held device (the "Remote Control"), all buttons work the same as the Philips SpeechMic Premium Touch, but the input microphone is in the wireless headset, not on the Remote Control. The handheld Remote Control is only used to activate the microphone and to move the mouse on the screen. See SpeechMike Premium Touch for information.

 Philips_SpeechOne

 

Manufacturer: Sennheiser

Model: OfficeRunner® Wireless Headset with ActiveGard™ Noise-Cancelling

Officially Supported & Tested: No 

How to Use with SayIt: To use SayIt dictation and voice shortcuts with this microphone, press and hold the assigned keyboard hotkeys (F2 for dictation and F3 for voice shortcuts, by default) while you say the dictation or shortcut name.

How to Use with nVoq.Voice: To use dictation, press and release the assigned keyboard hotkey (F2 by default), say your dictation, and press and release the hotkey again to stop recording.

  Sennheiser_OfficeRunner 

 

  

Microphone Accessories

Below are a couple of additional accessories that work in conjunction with a microphone to control nVoq dictation and shortcuts.

 

Manufacturer: VEC

Model: Infinity IN-USB-2 w/ NCH Foot Pedal 

Note: Controls dictation and shortcut hotkeys using foot pedals, keeping your hands free

Officially Supported & Tested: No 

How to Use with SayIt: Keyboard hotkeys for dictation, voice shortcuts, and popup shortcuts can each be mapped to a pedal using pedal mapping software.

               VEC_Infinity-Foot-Pedal

 

 

Manufacturer: Logitech

Model: Corded Mouse M500/510

Note: Controls dictation and shortcut hotkeys with mouse button clicks

Officially Supported & Tested: No 

How to Use with SayIt: Keyboard hotkeys for dictation, voice shortcuts, and popup shortcuts can each be mapped to one of the five mouse buttons.

                Logitech_Corded-Mouse-M500