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Critical Communications
€376.00Price
Critical Communications
€376.00Price
Plathosys USB CT-238 HPlathosys USB CT-238 H
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    Critical Communications
    USB Gooseneck Microphone with PTT-button USB desktop microphone black, with electret gooseneck microphone 8x380 mm. Wide push button switch/PTT function, Connection cable with USB plug. HS code: 8518 1095
    €376.00Price
    Plathosys USB CT-238 HPlathosys USB CT-238 H
    • New
      Critical Communications
      USB Gooseneck Microphone with PTT-button USB desktop microphone black, with electret gooseneck microphone 8x380 mm. Wide push button switch/PTT function, Connection cable with USB plug. HS code: 8518 1095
      €376.00Price
      Critical Communications
      €376.00Price
      Critical Communications
      €376.00Price
      Plathosys CT-245 PROPlathosys CT-245 PRO
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        Critical Communications
        USB Gooseneck Microphone with PTT-button USB desktop microphone with PTT button Housing, gooseneck and USB cable: grey, Microphone head and push button: black
        €376.00Price
        Plathosys CT-245 PROPlathosys CT-245 PRO
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          Critical Communications
          USB Gooseneck Microphone with PTT-button USB desktop microphone with PTT button Housing, gooseneck and USB cable: grey, Microphone head and push button: black
          €376.00Price
          USB Gooseneck Microphone With Switch PTM & PTT Function
          USB Gooseneck Microphones

          What is a gooseneck microphone?

          A gooseneck microphone is a type of microphone that has a flexible arm with a certain length, which is usually between 5 and 18 inches. They are commonly mounted on a stand or desktop base rather than on a cable. The base can contain various switches for push-to-talk, push-to-mute functions, or just an on/off switch. Microphones without a base can have a surface mount preamp in order to mount flush on a specific surface.

           

          The flexible arm, a metal tube that reminds us of a gooseneck, enables the microphone to be adjusted and positioned in the best way possible to pick up sound. Since the gooseneck can have different lenghts they typically pick up sound from the top areas and can be better adjusted to the height and position needed.

           

          The microphone can have a windshield on the end of the gooseneck to avoid breath noise or other surrounding noise, or a luminous diode to indicate if the microphone is in use, muted or on.

          Are gooseneck microphones good?

          Gooseneck microphones are as good and reliable as other microphones. The choice between different types of microphones depends on the requirements of the application. There are various price ranges and functions. A good basic gooseneck microphone has a solid all-metal construction to make it durable. The flexible gooseneck offers a high degree of flexibility that other microphones don’t have. The frequency range is basically balanced and has a wide bandwidth. To provide high audio quality, a good gooseneck microphone should have a distinctive cardioid characteristic.

           

          This ensures that you pick up sound louder from the front than from behind and in a fairly wide pattern. It is least sensitive to picking up sounds from behind. This cardioid characteristic ensures that the speaker is heard loud and clearly. Additional functions such as push-buttons or illuminations improve the overall experience.

          The best gooseneck microphones

          The best gooseneck microphones are lightweight, durable, and require minimal maintenance. However, in order to choose the best gooseneck microphone for you, it is necessary to determine the requirements based on the application. 

           

          There are two types of goosenecks: dynamic and condenser. A condenser gooseneck microphone uses more expensive and delicate electronics, but it delivers clearer sound. Apart from high quality sound, which is key when using a microphone, some applications might require some more features such as a mute button, an audio filter or a very flexible and long gooseneck that is more adjustable. According to the individual requirements, it is recommended to compare different gooseneck solutions. 

           

          Some users prefer to purchase a professional gooseneck microphone as they are more expensive than consumer models, but they usually offer better quality sound. Another important feature of a professional gooseneck is an adjustable length that allows you to lengthen or shorten the microphone's arm. This ensures you can capture any sound, no matter how close or far away the source is. Other pros of buying a professional model are shock-resistant construction and a longer warranty period.

          How do you connect a gooseneck microphone?

          Our Plathosys gooseneck microphones have a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor). Therefore, it is easy to plug in and use. The gooseneck mic will then be able to pick up voice and convert it into an electrical signal. If you're looking for a high-quality gooseneck microphone that will deliver clear sound, then you'll want to make sure you choose one with wideband audio quality and API software for development of a customized application. 

           

          With so many options on the market, it can be tough to know which one to choose. But if you keep your eye out for a gooseneck microphone with built-in electronics, you're sure to find the perfect one for your needs. The Plathosys Gooseneck microphone is powered and connected by a 1,5m USB cable and is compatible with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

           

          Are USB microphones as good as XLR?

          It is a common misconception that USB mics are not as good as XLR mics. While it is true that XLR mics are typically better quality, there are many high-quality USB microphones available on the market. Typically, the XLR connector is more capable of containing signal disturbance.

           

          However, USB standards have been well established and should be able to deliver high quality results. In fact, many professional recording studios use USB microphones for their recordings.

          The reason that USB microphones are often seen as inferior is that they tend to be less expensive than XLR microphones. However, there are many high-end USB microphones that are just as good as, if not better than, XLR microphones. The main difference between the two types of microphones is the connector type. XLR connectors are typically found on higher-end microphones, while USB connectors are found on lower-end models.

           

          Another difference between the two types of microphones is their size. XLR microphones are typically larger than USB models. This is because XLR connectors require more space than USB connectors.