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Speak-IT's Top-Rated Conference Microphones 2022

Speak-IT's Top-Rated Conference Microphones 2022

With everyone returning to the office in 2022, more and more people will be getting out of their pyjamas and back around the meeting table. To help you ease back into things, Speak-IT have ranked our complete range of conference microphones to bring you a tier list to help you decide which microphone shall dictate your next team discussion, business event or conversation.

VEC CM-2000BT Desktop/speakerphone

Price: £82.80 Including VAT

Overview

The CM2000 BT Conference Speakerphone/Microphone is the ideal tool for those looking to add a touch of professionalism to virtual meetings and in-person conferences - compatible with PC's, tablets and smartphones.

Whether it's a conference room at work, your home office or an open meeting space, this microphone/speakerphone will take your conferencing to the next level - providing you with crystal-clear audio in any setting.

Why this microphone?

PROS

  • Bluetooth capability requires no cables, except when charging
  • Can be daisy-chained for longer tables with more people
  • Long battery life (Up to 20-25 hours)
  • 3 Hour full charge time
  • 10 Metre wireless range
  • Sound pick-up from a 360 degree radius
  • Works as a speakerphone too

CONS

  • If forgotten about, it will have no charge left

Additional Key Features

  • Wireless Bluetooth speakerphone/conference microphone
  • Built-in speaker with on/off switch
  • 360-degree pickup for exceptional sound quality
  • Sleek, low profile design
  • Daisy chain capability for up to 2 additional CM-1000 Conference Microphones to expand the meeting coverage
  • Bluetooth V4
  • Rechargeable lithium battery
  • Audible battery status notification
  • Multicolour LED indicator
  • 33' wireless range
  • 20-25 hours of battery life in continuous use
  • 3 hours charging time
  • Charging cable included


VEC CM2000 Conference Microphone

Price: £79.99 Including VAT

The CM2000 Premier Conference Speakerphone/Microphone is the ideal tool for those looking to create an easier work atmosphere when on virtual meetings or in-person conferences. Compatible with PC's, tablets and smartphones, this model comes with 3.5 mm plug connectivity.

The ten-foot cord provides excellent flexibility, with a 360-degree coverage to ensure every voice can be heard. The compact, sleek, low-profile design makes this speakerphone/microphone an ideal business tool for those looking for portability and professionalism on a budget.

Why this microphone?

PROS

  • Sound pick-up from a 360 degree radius
  • 20-25 hours of battery life
  • 3 hours charge time
  • LED to show record status
  • Can daisy-chain up to 2 CM1000s
  • Comes with a built-in speakerphone too for meeting playback

CONS

  • Wires may cause obstruction
  • No push to mute

Additional Key Features

  • TRRS 3.5 mm Plug
  • 10 Foot Cord
  • Built-in speaker with on/off switch
  • 360-degree pickup for exceptional sound quality
  • Sleek, low profile design
  • Daisy chain capability for up to 2 additional CM-1000 Conference Microphones to expand the meeting coverage
  • Rechargeable lithium battery
  • Audible battery status notification
  • Multicolour LED indicator
  • 20-25 hours of battery life in continuous use
  • 3 hours charging time
  • Charging cable included


VEC CM1000 Conference Microphone (USB)

Price: £54.25 Including VAT

An omnidirectional microphone with a 10 ft. cable and USB plug. The onboard USB sound card delivers high-quality digital stereo recording for an easy voice recording workflow.

What makes the CM-1000 conference microphone special is its daisy chain capabilities and 360-degree audio pickup for maximum coverage. This pocket-sized microphone is the perfect answer to flawless transfer of sound for the recordings of meetings, conferences, lectures, interviews and more. It is suitable for use with any desktop/laptop computer or PC.

Pair with other CM-1000 microphones for an expandable meeting recording solution. Up to 6 CM-1000 microphones can be daisy-chained for expanded meeting coverage. 

Why this microphone?

PROS

  • Can be daisy-chained with up to 6 other CM1000s
  • 4.5 Metre audio pickup range
  • Sound pick-up from a 360 degree radius
  • 3 Metre cable
  • USB plug allows for higher quality recordings on PC

CONS

  • No push to mute
  • Wired - trip hazard

Additional Key Features

  • Excellent audio clarity
  • Full 360-degree audio pickup
  • Omnidirectional microphone
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • 10 ft cable
  • Can be daisy-chained to other CM-1000 Microphones
  • USB connection to PC
  • Up to 6 CM-1000 microphones can be daisy-chained for expanded meeting coverage (1 x CM-1000 USB + 5 x CM-1000 3.5 mm models)


VEC CM1000 Conference Microphone (3.5 mm)

Price: £54.25 Including VAT

An omnidirectional microphone with an 8 ft. cable and 3.5 mm plug, perfect for daisy-chaining with other CM2000 and 1000 models.

What makes the CM-1000 conference microphone special is its daisy chain capabilities and 360-degree audio pickup for maximum coverage. This pocket-sized microphone is the perfect answer to flawless transfer of sound for the recordings of meetings, conferences, lectures, interviews and more. It is suitable for use with any desktop/laptop computer or PC.

Pair with other CM-1000 microphones for an expandable meeting recording solution. Up to 6 CM-1000 microphones can be daisy-chained for expanded meeting coverage. 

Why this microphone?

PROS

  • Can be daisy-chained with up to 6 other CM1000s
  • 4.5 Metre audio pickup range
  • Sound pick-up from a 360 degree radius

CONS

  • No push to mute
  • Wired - trip hazard
  • Shorter 2.5 Metre cable than the USB version

Additional Key Features

  • Excellent audio clarity
  • Full 360-degree audio pickup
  • Omnidirectional microphone
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • 10 ft cable
  • Can be daisy-chained to other CM-1000 Microphones
  • 3.5 mm connection to PC
  • Up to 6 CM-1000 microphones can be daisy-chained for expanded meeting coverage (1 x CM-1000 USB + 5 x CM-1000 3.5 mm models)


Speak-IT Y01C 360° USB Conference Microphone

Price: £35.99 Including VAT

Boasting a compact design, the Speak-IT Y01C 360° USB Conference Microphone offers excellent audio clarity, portability and simple touch-sensitive controls.

Utilizing a high density sound absorbing cotton to increase audio clarity and overall smoothness, the Y01C's 360° microphone allows for quality conference meeting audio to be captured for later transcription with ease. This product also uses a High Sensitivity Condenser Core to help greatly reduce noise and crackling in all recordings.

Why this microphone?

PROS

  • Unique touch sensitive surface to toggle mute
  • Sharp audio pickup, tested thoroughly by the team
  • Ideal for meetings around a large table
  • LED indicators for mute and recording
  • 3 Metre audio pickup range
  • USB plug allows for higher quality recordings on PC

CONS

  • 2 Metre cable is shorter than other designs
  • Wired - Trip Hazard

Additional Key Features

  • High density sound absorbent cotton to vastly reduce audio echo
  • 3 Meter audio pickup range
  • Compact versatile design
  • 2 Meter cable
  • Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and macOS Systems
  • Multi-Purpose design, perfect for meetings through to support calls
  • Simplistic Touch Sensitive Surface Controls


Olympus ME-33 Boundary Microphone

The Olympus ME33 boundary microphone is the next generation of omnidirectional sound capture equipment from Olympus. Combined with an Olympus professional voice recorder, the ME-33 is the ideal solution for recording meetings, conference calls and more in large rooms with many attendees.

The ME33 boundary microphone is purpose-built to clearly record voice at a distance. It automatically cuts extremely high- and low-frequency sounds, improving audio quality and recording usability.

Why this Microphone?

Pros

  • Daisy-chain capability with up to 5 other ME-33 Devices
  • Retractable charging cable for easy storage and clutter-free meetings
  • Extremely high and low frequencies are cut to help improve playback quality

Cons

  • Shorter 2 m cable

Additional Key Features

  • Record from a distance - The ME33 boundary microphone is a powerful, omnidirectional microphone designed to record voices from a distance – even in the largest conference rooms
  • Superior sound quality - By automatically cutting extremely high- and low-frequency sounds, the ME33 consistently produces clear, usable audio files.
  • Scaleable recording power - Connect multiple microphones to expand the ME33′s capabilities – up to six units for stereo recording and three units for monaural recording
  • 2 m cable length

 


Philips PSM1000 SmartMike Duo

Price: £82.80 Including VAT

As an excellent bonus to this list, The SmartMike Duo uses patented artificial intelligence to identify and separate speakers during the recording. This enables a clear and accurate transcript for both people, even when they speak simultaneously.

This product, whilst it may not be able to record wide scale meetings, is highly accurate at dictating and even transcribing entire conversations between two people into a text document. The software can separate sentences and break them up on the page for maximum readability.

Apart from recording meetings between colleagues, it is also ideal for any consultant and client situation, such as a legal consultation or an insurance contract closing meeting.

Why this microphone?

PROS

  • Will individually transcribe both sides of the conversation
  • Portable design
  • Studio quality microphone
  • USB plug allows for higher quality recordings on PC

CONS

  • Can only transcribe a conversation between two people
  • Wired - Trip Hazard

Additional Key Features

  • Smart A.I. Microphone for speaker separation
  • Studio-quality microphone
  • For use with Speech Recognition software to transcribe conversations (SpeechLive + STT Package recommended)
  • Hygienic surface for easy disinfection


If you have any queries regarding this blog or are looking to purchase, please feel free to call us on 0121 456 7800 or email us at: sales@speakit.co.uk

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