Sennheiser MD 431 II
Noise Filtering: 10
Pros: #1 in accuracy and #1 in noise filtering
Cons: Expensive/bulky/short range in Dragon 12 and below requires additional purchase of cable and stand
Some of our microphones include a built-in USB soundcard. Those that do not, typically include the recommendation to add a proper USB soundcard. This is because the integrated OEM soundcard (that came in your computer) may limit the accuracy of your new professional microphone, or even prevent it from working altogether.
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Audio Setup Guide for Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Audio Setup Guide for WSR
Audio Setup Guide for DragonDictate
Sennheiser's best dynamic mic for live vocals just got better. The super-cardioid MD 431 II has a custom-tailored frequency response to achieve added transparency. A nearly frequency-independent polar pattern offers incredibly high gain before feedback and provides uncolored off-axis response. Its new rugged housing has a steel-mesh grille, a shock-suspended capsule, and a hum-bucking coil. It features a noiseless, magnetic reed on/off switch which is recessed in its handle, and internal electronics for refining proximity effect.Features
- Exceptionally good feedback rejection
- Shock mounted capsule provides very good rejection of handling noise
- Hum compensating coil
- Integral pop filter
- On/off switch (reed switch) can be locked in the ‘ON' position if required
The same technology that makes the Sennheiser Super Cardioid MD 431 II the world's best vocal microphone also makes it #1 for speech recognition in both noise cancellation and accuracy when speaking within 1 to 4 inches of the microphone element.
The combination of the "tailored” frequency response, shock suspended capsule, integrated pop filter and silent on off switch make this microphone unbeatable for "close mic” speech recognition use. Because of its high accuracy, it is able to capture more one syllable words than any other microphone; even when used on the floor of a noisy convention center.
Recommended accessories include: Windscreen, desktop microphone stand and USB soundcard.
||d 1.9 x 7.9 in. (49 x 200 mm) d 1.2 in (31 mm)
Min. terminating impedance
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)
||2.0 mV/Pa +- 3 dB
||Approx. 8.8 oz. (250 g)