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Looking for a good External Microphone for a Cisco 9951 Phone

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We've just received a new Cisco 9951 and I am looking for a good external microphone. The phone sits in a fairly inconvenient place for speakerphone purposes. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried a USB tabletop microphone, but when the phone switches to the USB mic, it turns off the internal speaker. I also tried a Philips "360 Boundary Layer Microphone" but the quality was pretty poor. I'm still searching, but thought that just maybe someone else had tried to solve the same problem.
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That Azden mic seems a bit more directional than I need! I'm looking for something that does 360 degrees. I also tried a Crown Sound Grabber II, but the quality was very poor (I should have known--that mic didn't get very good reviews).

And actually, the phone itself picks up sounds pretty good. My user might have to make do, but I want to exhaust all inexpensive options before giving up.
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I have found that the XML AC-404 USB microphone works pretty well with the 9951 phone. Only $75 from Amazon.
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The microphone works well with the phone in question.
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