?
Solved

Best hardware setup to make Dragon Naturally Speaking work sucessfully.

Posted on 2008-06-18
2
Medium Priority
?
729 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I have Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 running on Windows XP SP2 on a Dell 5150 Dimension desktop, and was wondering if there is any hardware setup that might give me a better chance of success using it.

 Is a USB headset better than one that connects to a sound card?
Is a headset better than a microphone?  How much does the cost/quality of a headset increase the chance of success?  Considerations like that.
Thanks,
Al  
0
Comment
Question by:alanlsilverman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Bozwell99 earned 2000 total points
ID: 21811372
The best way to test your current microphone would be to record your own voice on the PC and play it back. If it sounds clear to you, then it will be clear to Dragon. If however you can hear distortion etc you may need to try a better microphone (but to be honest you should have to spend more than about $10-20). If you do hear distortion try changing the mic volume settings in Windows before you go out and buy a new one.
0
 

Author Comment

by:alanlsilverman
ID: 21836492
Thanks,
Al
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is a fine trick which I've found useful many times, when you just don't want to accidentally run a batch script or the commands needs administrator rights.
This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question