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Frisby Stand Alone Microphone for PC Computer Laptop Notebook VOIP w-noise canceling by Review Summary ,  Aug 20, 2015

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Frisby Stand Alone Microphone for PC Computer Laptop Notebook, VOIP, w/noise canceling
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 575 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.4   average
Skype4.3   average
Voice4.0   average
Cable3.9   above average
Sound3.9   below average
Noise3.7   below average
Quality3.6   below average
Audio3.5   below average
Microphone3.5   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"So this wouldn't be of a good enough quality for professional quality audio recording, but for voice over IP or voice recognition it does a very good job of both picking up the voice and cutting out background noise."
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"I am always in skype calls with people for work play and EVERYBODY says that the audio quality is horrible."
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"the audio quality was horrible and had very little pick up unless you were within and inch of the mic."
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"I guess it's my fault for not reading the details about it being a PC and having an audio (not USB) hookup."
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"The audio quality is good but of course not the best."
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"It has decent audio quality, but not decent enough for a demanding audiophile."
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"It is by no means a professional audio type of thing, but it is great for making decent videos and communicating online."
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"Perfect for dictation for audio CD's."
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"It catches crisp clear audio with good cancelling of background noise."
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"But when I used it I got High quality audio and it went perfectly with what I was recording!"
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"I would rather have my crappy computer microphone that stays on the whole time than a great audio recording that craps out in the middle of the recording."
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Cable

Cable:
"Unfortunately, the cord was chewed through by our cat so I was forced to buy a new microphone, but if you're looking for something decent without spending too much money, I'd give this a shot."
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"My only annoyance with the product is that the cord feels fairly weak and could break or frey if to much stress was put on it, however things like this are to be expected at this price point."
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"The cord broke the day I got it and befor it broke it made a static noise none stop and is way to small"
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"I had problems setting it up without the cord being so long that it tangles everything also, as I move alot I move it too between houses and discovered it is very fragile, just remember that if you consider the purchase."
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"The caveat to quality is the cord picks up ANY noise from ANY nearby power cords."
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"I'm not that technical, but I was actually able to insert into the cord thingy into the jack and the guy over the phone that walked me through it made it so easy."
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"Pros:* Quality is great, close to that of other high-end microphones* Excellent price for something of this quality* Long cord, perfect if you need to have it far from where it's connected* No software is needed to run it (Assuming you already have sound drivers installed)* Comes with an excellent stand (Which is what drove me to buy this in the first place)Cons:* Picks up static when too close to other cords* Does NOT noise cancel* Size is much smaller than it appearsI personally use this to livestream from my Xbox 360 and it works great, additionally i use it for Skype and according to my friends, I sound far better than before even if the mic is not facing me directly."
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"I love this microphone, great quality, portable, lightweight, easy to use, long cord for great reach on computers, and cheap price."
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"It was well worth the 17$ i paid, it had a pretty big cord so if you wanted to move it around you have that option, the quality was nice, on both ends and it has nice noise cancellation, so i would recommend it for a gamer or for skype calls."
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"Cord is good length as well."
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Connector

Connector:
"It picks up my voice great and it's hands free, easy to use, and just plugs into the front mic jack on my PC."
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"I'm not that technical, but I was actually able to insert into the cord thingy into the jack and the guy over the phone that walked me through it made it so easy."
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"What I love about this microphone is that it just plugs into the 3.5mm microphone jack."
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"I mounted the stand to a heavier base (a book) to elevate and better position the mic.5 5 - Frisby, highly recommended, has a 3.5mm connector (jack)3 5 - USB 2.0 Microphone - Akiro - Kinobo Mic for Skype VOIP and Voice Recognition Software3 5 - Dragon Naturally Speaking included headset mic, 3.5mm jack, easy to adjust mic2 5 - Logitech C510 Webcam, held near my mouth2 5 - Logitech C615 Webcam, held near my mouthI am using this Frisby mic with Dragon Naturally Speaking version 11.5 speech recognition software, plugged into the PC's motherboard, Windows 7 Home x64, Windows microphone level 100%, 20% boost."
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Headset

Headset:
"I've been making videos to help my students, but have been really unhappy with the voice-over quality from the microphone in the headset I've been using."
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"I had tried several headsets that all broke or were awful."
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"huge upgrade from my 10 year old broke headset that sits on my desk."
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"I've had numerous other headsets and mics over the last few years, all of which caused problems."
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"It's just like that crappy Logitech microphone headset I bought awhile back!"
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"So I ordered this mic because i'm into PC gaming, and my headset doesn't have the greatest mic."
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")I've had a lot of trouble with headsets fitting well and didn't want to buy another standalone microphone."
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"I mounted the stand to a heavier base (a book) to elevate and better position the mic.5 5 - Frisby, highly recommended, has a 3.5mm connector (jack)3 5 - USB 2.0 Microphone - Akiro - Kinobo Mic for Skype VOIP and Voice Recognition Software3 5 - Dragon Naturally Speaking included headset mic, 3.5mm jack, easy to adjust mic2 5 - Logitech C510 Webcam, held near my mouth2 5 - Logitech C615 Webcam, held near my mouthI am using this Frisby mic with Dragon Naturally Speaking version 11.5 speech recognition software, plugged into the PC's motherboard, Windows 7 Home x64, Windows microphone level 100%, 20% boost."
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"First off this mic is not as big as it looks and records sound very well when compared to a headset mic."
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"Sound quality is great, definitely better than any headset microphone partly because it doesn't pick up any breathing."
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"Sound quality is great, definitely better than most headset microphones (and it doesn't pick up breathing noises, always a bonus)and desktop microphones in the 10-25 dollar range."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"One note, though, is that because it does such a great job cancelling out background noise, it can't hear you very well unless your mouth is directly in front of the mic."
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"No better than the build-in mic on my Macbook Air, which is also junk."
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"ONE IMPORTANT TIP BEFORE MY REVIEW:Go to your windows control panel, find your microphone settings, and activate a MAXIMUM boost (+10.0 db I think) of your microphone input or else people will not be able to hear you clearly in games or Skype unless you raise your voice."
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"I don't recommend this microphone, you will probably have better luck buying a different microphone."
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"I would rather have my crappy computer microphone that stays on the whole time than a great audio recording that craps out in the middle of the recording."
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"Every time you move the mic, it rattles like something is broken inside."
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"And it's great for dictation Dragon on any other PC related program where you need a mic it also has plenty of wire and a great little mic stand to boot what more could you say also a noise canceling mic for the price you can't beat it."
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"Great mic"
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"Looks fancy and it's a great, cheap standalone microphone! "
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"pretty bad mic but great cost for the price... can't argue with what it is for the cost at all"
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Noise

Noise:
"One note, though, is that because it does such a great job cancelling out background noise, it can't hear you very well unless your mouth is directly in front of the mic."
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"They claim that it is noise canceling but the quality is horrible."
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"My only complaint is the noise canceling feature isnt that good so in advanced tab i turned it off."
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"The cord broke the day I got it and befor it broke it made a static noise none stop and is way to small"
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"But to the point, there is a horrible amount of background noise which everybody complains about."
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"After about 5-6 days the microphone started messing up (static noise, sounding like you're underwater).I wouldn't recommend it."
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"It catches crisp clear audio with good cancelling of background noise."
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"Picks up a nice layer of static and background noise even though I am in a completely silent room, wonderful! "
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"Doesn't pick up noise, and gives great quality even after a sensitivity boost."
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"The soft feet on the stand insulate it from desk or table noise well."
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"My only complaint is the noise canceling feature isnt that good so in advanced tab i turned it off."
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Price

Price:
"For the price it is not that great."
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"Would not recommend anyone to buy it especially for the price."
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"bought it recently fantastic price lil to no feedback has excellent sound quality and it is hands and head free a must buy if your looking for a good pc microphone for gaming"
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"It's cheap, and it's easy to use, but the recording isn't that great I believe."
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"SO I wouldn't recommend this though it's pretty cheap."
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"The plastic stand, that I was expecting to be a cheap and flimsy thing has really got some girth, very sturdy."
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"It's a great little Mike for the price."
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"Good value for the price."
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"It's a really great, cheap option."
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"Looks fancy and it's a great, cheap standalone microphone! "
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"pretty bad mic but great cost for the price... can't argue with what it is for the cost at all"
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Quality

Quality:
"Broke in a week, but quality was amazing! "
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"Ehhh... it's not amazing quality."
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"bad stand, it didnt even work at first, and when it did the sound quality was horrible"
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"They claim that it is noise canceling but the quality is horrible."
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"It works but not the best, quality of sound and made is preatty bad but for price it works."
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"I've been making videos to help my students, but have been really unhappy with the voice-over quality from the microphone in the headset I've been using."
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"Broke in a week, but quality was amazing! "
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"The voice quality is extremely remarkable."
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"Great sound quality."
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"The quality of this is decent for a beginner, but unless it is right next to your mouth the audio is pitifully quiet."
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"Unbelievable quality for the price."
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Skype

Skype:
"ONE IMPORTANT TIP BEFORE MY REVIEW:Go to your windows control panel, find your microphone settings, and activate a MAXIMUM boost (+10.0 db I think) of your microphone input or else people will not be able to hear you clearly in games or Skype unless you raise your voice."
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"Next day on Skype, could not get it to work.... Not very nice."
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"It may be good for skype calls, but it's not very clear."
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"Worked great in a large room with over 30 people skype for baby shower ."
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"That being said, it's cheap, good enough for Skype, and feels sturdy enough to last quite awhile."
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"Pros: auto adjusts sound, works well with Skype, great price, easy to set upCons: Poor audio quality, no pop filter"
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"Also good for Skype voip service."
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"Crystal clear VOIP while using Skype on a Windows 8.1, x64 system."
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Sound

Sound:
"Almost failed an assignment because it didn't pick up any sound."
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"bad stand, it didnt even work at first, and when it did the sound quality was horrible"
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"It works but not the best, quality of sound and made is preatty bad but for price it works."
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"I received the microphone the box was beat up and i did not care since it worked, my friend got this same mic the same day i got mine and both our mics were terrible the sound quality was bad you were either way to quite or way to loud no happy mediumi would not recommend any one to by this if your looking for quality if your just looking for a mic because you don't have one and this is the only thing in your price range then i guess go for it."
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"bought it recently fantastic price lil to no feedback has excellent sound quality and it is hands and head free a must buy if your looking for a good pc microphone for gaming"
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"First off, I am not an audiophile, so I cannot comment on how good the sound quality is."
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"Clear sound."
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"It was good but just a little bit of some sound issues"
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"Great sound quality."
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"Excellent sound recording."
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"I have a small studio admitted but this reaches everything and gets a clear vocal or instrumental sound."
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Video

Video:
"You have no idea how many videos I have had to re-record because of this problem."
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"I've been making videos to help my students, but have been really unhappy with the voice-over quality from the microphone in the headset I've been using."
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"It is by no means a professional audio type of thing, but it is great for making decent videos and communicating online."
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"AMAZING for video calls."
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"My son wanted this for making Mine Craft videos and so far so good!"
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"Excellent mike for my 15 yr old...he makes videos for youtube, and this is just what he needed!"
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"I think if you are looking for a microphone for commentary on video games this is the microphone for you it works great!"
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Voice

Voice:
"This microphone was awesome in the beginning but in the middle of me live streaming on twitch it stopped recording my voice and broke."
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"It's a microphone, so yea you can record your voice and all ... but don't expect it to be in good quality."
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"The voice is very unclear and hard to understand most of the time."
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"The microphone quality is HORRIBLE, and is surrounded by an EXTREMELY annoying muffling sound, and makes your voice recordings or voice chats COMPLETELY un-enjoyable."
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"ok you see this works perfect for what i got it for the only thing is and i kid you not it sounds like your holding cardboard in front of your mouth when you record you voice like the sound is dead on like cardboard"
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"I didn't like it t all because as soon as I took it out of the box it came broken when I plugged it in to my laptop and the voice came out is no voice."
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"The voice quality is extremely remarkable."
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"Good voice quality!"
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"Hands down one of my favorite microphones I've ever used for games on PC, I was a moderate trader in the game TF2, and in this game there's a virtual hat trading system, for one reason or another people liked my voice online, and so one day on a server i use to frequent i read a short horror story since it was just me and a few friends online, and as the server started to get busy people started requesting for me to read different things from mild fanfiction to hardcore (   ) i had a flood of people asking to read and i don't remember who started it but people started bidding on what i should read next, that summer i made anywhere from $100-$500 in virtual hats because of this microphone."
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"It picks up my voice great and it's hands free, easy to use, and just plugs into the front mic jack on my PC."
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"Probably good for rather thin voices."
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